Primarily used in the photo finishing, airline ticketing, and warehouse sorting industries.
Standard 2 of 5 is a very simple symbology to implement.
It is a numeric only symbology, hence cannot be used for encoding alpha-numetic data. The symbology encodes information only in the width of the bars, and hence takes more space than symbologies that encode information in the width of both bars and spaces, such as interleaved 2 of 5.
Standard 2 of 5 is a low-density numeric symbology. The spaces in the barcode exist only to separate the bars themselves. The exact size of the spaces is not critical, but is generally the same width as a narrow bar. The structure of a standard 2 of 5 barcode is really simple: a start character, followed by the data characters, and a stop character.
A more efficient implement of Standard 2 of 5 is the newer Interleaved 2 of 5.
One can use Label Flow™ barcode software for printing Standard 2 of 5 barcode labels or use Asset Track (inventory management software) for managing inventory.