Technical Symbology Committee

Members of the Technical Symbology Committee actively work to ensure that complete technical specifications, standards, guidelines and technical reports are available to the market. Many of these symbologies, originally designed and published as AIM specifications, provide a basis for future international standardization of the technology.

Recent Highlights

• Provided insight to the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31/WG1 on their Direct Part Marking project; ISO/IEC TR24720 Information technology — Automatic
identification and data capture techniques — Guidelines for direct part marking (DPM). These insights provided a focused report on the use
of direct part marking as it relates to AIDC and includes a wide variety of machine-readable methodologies (e.g., barcode imager, optical
detection). TSC comments added a greater focus on usability and incorporating the latest DPM technologies for any user to come in and quicklybe able to review their DPM concerns.

• Ultracode Standard is being revised for eventual ISO consideration. The Ultracode symbology is a family of colour multi-row, variable size
two-dimensional matrix symbols incorporating both structural rules for symbol damage detection and Reed-Solomon error control for error
detection and correction. The Ultracode symbol is designed to be printed with any colour printer or displayed with sRGB compliant electronicdisplay. It may be read with any standard sRGB-compliant scanner, colour digital camera or smartphone.

• Collaborated with ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 1 on recommendations on symbology identifiers within their third edition draft of ISO/IEC 15424
Information technology — Automatic identification and data capture techniques — Data Carrier Identifiers (including Symbology Identifiers).The TSC added several new symbology identifiers to the document. The TSC also recommended when the Symbology Identifier is not transmitted by the reader, the default interpretation by the application shall be the ISO/IEC 8859-1:1998 Information technology — 8-bit single-byte coded graphic character sets — Part 1: Latin alphabet No. 1 character set with no special features. The TSC lastly added to the
Modulated Height Postal in the draft document.

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