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AIM Opens Public Review for DotCode Standard Revision

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 15, 2017 | AIM, the trusted worldwide industry association for the automatic identification industry, providing unbiased information, educational resources and standards for nearly half a century, has announced that the Public Review of the revised International Symbology Standard (ISS) – DotCode, developed by AIM’s Technical Symbology Committee (TSC), is now available for a 30-day public review.

DotCode is a public domain optical data carrier designed to be reliably readable when printed by high-speed inkjet or laser dot technologies.  With this standard, real time data like expiration date, lot number or serial number can be applied to products in a machine-readable form at production line speeds.

This AIM, Inc. document has been revised to correct a pair of typographical errors and most importantly, "ANNEX A, Dot Pattern Scoring Routine (Normative)” has been updated to detect extremely rare but hard-to-decode symbol patterns and give them a lower score as part of the mask-selection process.

Further, where the time it takes to perform the complete 4-mask evaluation presents a problem for very high-speed encoding, this revision of the DotCode symbology specification permits the mask-selection process to be abbreviated to improve the speed of encoding, without compromising symbol integrity.

Interested reviewers can download the DotCode document at AIM Public Review, or by visiting the AIM Store, located in the AIM Marketplace on the AIM website.

The public review process officially ends June 15, 2017.

For more information contact AIM Headquarters via email or phone (+1.724.742.4470).  

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