A Data Matrix is a two-dimensional barcode consisting of black and white “cells” or modules . ISO/IEC —Data Matrix bar code symbology specification; ISO/IEC —2-D Print quality standard; ISO/IEC — Symbol. ISO/IEC. Second edition. Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture techniques — Data Matrix bar code symbology. ISO/IEC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION AND DATA CAPTURETECHNIQUES – DATA MATRIX BAR CODE.

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A German patent application DE was filed inand published in Character code interpretations are shown in the table below. The C40, Text and X12 modes are potentially more compact for storing text messages.

Ericksen of the U. Fidelity of the marking and reading systems are the only limitation. Base mode data starts with a length indicator, followed by a number of data bytes.

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Within these borders are rows and columns of cells encoding information. The publication of standardized symbology specifications is designed to achieve this.

Patent 5, in Novemberintellectual property company Acacia Technologies claimed that Data Matrix was partially covered by its contents. Every Data Matrix is composed of two solid adjacent borders in an “L” shape called the “finder pattern” and two other borders consisting of alternating dark and light “cells” or modules called the “timing pattern”. The only difference isc that they reverse upper-and lower-case letters.


Retrieved from ” https: As more data is encoded in the symbol, the iao of isi rows and columns increases. Data Matrix has an error rate of less than 1 in 10 million characters scanned. The diagrams below illustrate the placement of the message data within a Data Matrix symbol. The finder pattern is used to locate and orient the symbol while the timing pattern provides a count of the number of rows and columns in the symbol.

Cognex Corporationa large manufacturer of 2D barcode devices, filed a declaratory judgment complaint on 13 March after receiving information that Acacia had contacted its customers demanding licensing fees.

Check out our FAQs. Data Matrix symbols are made up of modules arranged within a perimeter finder and timing pattern.

Proof sent to secretariat or FDIS ballot initiated: It can store digits, upper-case letters, and many punctuation marks, but has no support for lower-case letters. Control codes are provided to switch between modes, as shown below. A length of 1 to is encoded as a ido byte, and longer lengths are stored as two bytes.

The message read ” Hello, World! Codes are maintained internally on a food manufacturers database and associated with each unique product, e. Error correction codes are often used to increase reliability: It applies to all Data Matrix symbols produced by any printing or marking technology. While the ruling was delivered after the patent expired, it precluded claims for infringement based on use of Data Matrix prior to November This page was last edited on 22 Mayat Wikimedia Commons has media related to DataMatrix.


District Court in Minnesota ruled in favor of Cognex. Data Matrix codes are usually verified using specialist camera equipment and software.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Some characters are split in two pieces, such as the uec W, and the third ‘i’ is in “corner pattern 2” rather than the usual L-shaped arrangement. The encoding process is described in documents published by ISO web site.

Prior to the expiration of U. In order to make that less likely, the length and data bytes are obscured by adding a pseudorandom value R nwhere n is the position in the byte stream. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Text is the other way around.