Aztec Code Overview

Aztec Sample Barcode

Aztec Code was published in 1997 by AIM and created by Andrew Longacre Jr. and Robert Hussey in 1995. It is named after the resemblance of the central finder pattern to an Aztec pyramid.

How to scan 1D and 2D barcodes (EN)

Supported Host Device


Products that Support Aztec Code

(Enabled on D740, D745, D750, D760, S740, S760)

Supported Business Applications:

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK.


Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest CaptureSDK was implemented in your app. See the latest CaptureSDK version.

See complete list of business applications.

Non-CaptureSDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK:



Aztec Code is supported by default on all 2D imager barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below.  Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.

Enable Aztec Code Symbology*:

Scan barcode below to enable Aztec Code:

Enable Aztec Barcode

Disable Aztec Code Symbology*:

Scan the barcode below to disable Aztec Code:


See the full programming guide for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programming guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ

Q: Typical Aztec Code usage

A: Transportation, ticketing, airline industry, warehouse

Q: How to remove number of characters from Aztec Code?

A: App coming soon, please fill out a barcode support form.

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.