Linear & 2D Codes

UID logo2-D Barcode (Data Matrix)

What is a 2-D  Barcode (Data Matrix)?

  • A two-dimensional, (2-D) machine-readable code capable of a higher data capactiy than a standard 1-D linear barcode
  • A public domain code and a recognized internation standard (BS ISO16022)
  •  An approved code for use within Aerospace (ATA Spec2000)
  • A code suitable for use in industrial applications

Dox Matrix 2D Bar Code 2D Dot Matrix with Dot Peen Marking

Why Use a 2-D Barcode?

  • Considerable more information can be stored in a a smaller area
  • Automatic data acquisition/transfer with high accuracy and reliability
  • Elimination of human transcription errors through use of automatic data collection

LINEAR AND 2D SCANNERS
LINEAR AND 2D SCANNER

Where is a 2-D Barcode used?

DataMatrix is used in many industries including:

  •     Aerospace
  •     Automotive
  •     Medical/Pharmaceutical
  •     Electronics
  •     General Engineering
  •     Retail

How can 2-D Barcode be marked?

  • Precision Controlled Dot-Peen
  • Laser
  • Electro-chemical Etching
  • Printing
  • Metalphoto™

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 2D Handheld Reader

Linear Barcodes

Bar codes in their most familiar format — a series of varying-width parallel bars and spaces — have been with us for over 25 years. These linear, or 1D (one dimensional as opposed to two dimensional bar codes discussed below) symbologies continue to be the most widely used optical recognition technology. Well over 100 encodation schemes or symbologies have been invented over the years, but the most common 1D symbologies are Code 39, pioneered by the defense and automotive industries; the Universal Product Code (U.P.C.), first employed by the supermarket industry in 1973; Codabar, used early on by blood banks, Interleaved 2-of-5 (ITF), and Code 128.

Linear Bar Code