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Identification Number
A numerical name for something in the supply chain to provide unique identification for it. ID numbers are used to retrieve information previously exchanged between trading partners and stored in their computer database files.
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Imagesetter
A device used to output a computer image at an addressable resolution onto a photographic film or paper.
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Imaging tool
The mechanism that performs the image transfer directly or indirectly to the printed substrate (e.g., plate, screen, cylinder).
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Indicator
A digit to complete a particular identification number or to add some sort of significance to a particular Element String.
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Individual Asset
An entity that is part of the inventory of a given company. (See also Returnable Asset.)
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Individual Asset Reference
A number within a GIAI assigned by the holder of an EAN.UCC Company Prefix to an Individual Asset.
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Industry conventions
Defines how the ASC X12 standards are used by a specific industry.
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Industry guideline (EC)
Defines the EDI environment for using conventions within an industry, and provides assistance on how to implement the X12 standard.
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Information Systems Standards Board (ISSB)
The ISSB is a group within the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) composed of ANSI members with interests in the field of information systems. ISSB's purpose is to provide a forum to encourage cooperation and coordination, and discourage duplica
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In-store distributed coupons
See EAN.UCC 99 Coupon Code.
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Integer
A number that is not a fraction, does not include a fraction, or is 0.
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Interconnect
A communication technique in which the sender's VAN physically connects to the destination VAN associated with the receiver to effect electronic transfer of trading partner data.
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Interleaved 2 of 5
See ITF
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International Currency Designator
A one-digit indicator of the unit of currency represented by the four-digit price code, which follows a Bookland EAN Number.
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International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
The key element in the International Standard Book Numbering system, which is an internationally accepted system for uniquely numbering all books and related information-carrying items.
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Inverse Exponent
The Application Identifier digit that denotes the implied decimal point position in an Element String.
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IP
Internet Protocol
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IRC
Internet Relay Chat
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ISBN
See International Standard Book Numbering
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ISO
Abbreviation for International Organization for Standardization.
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ISO/IEC JTC1
A joint technical committee created by ISO and IEC to develop international standards in the field of information technology.
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ISP
Internet Service Provider
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Issue Code
A two-digit number used to indicate the calendar issue number of magazines and periodicals, whether they are published weekly, monthly, quarterly, or with any other frequency.
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Item Number
See Item Reference.
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Item Reference
The part of the data structure allocated by the user to identify a trade item for a given EAN.UCC Company Prefix.

Item Reference
The part of the data structure allocated by the user to identify a trade item for a given EAN.UCC Company Prefix.

Item Reference Number
See Item Reference.

ITF Symbology
The Interleaved 2 of 5 Symbology.
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ITF-14 Bar Code Symbol
An ITF Symbol used by the EAN.UCC System to carry EAN/UCC-14 Identification Numbers.
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ITF-14 Bar Code Symbol
An ITF Symbol used by the EAN.UCC System to carry EAN/UCC-14 Identification Numbers.