Data Matrix (ECC200)

Short Description

Data Matrix code (ISO/IEC 16022 international standard) is a two-dimensional matrix barcode consisting of black and white “cells” arranged in a rectangular pattern. The information to be encoded can be text or raw data. 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”). Within these borders are rows and columns of cells that encode information. 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.


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