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Data Matrix Bar Code

December 14, 2012

Another type of bar code that Sunset Reports can create is a Data Matrix code.  It is is a two-dimensional matrix barcode consisting of black and white “cells” or modules arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern. The information to be encoded can be text or numeric data. Usual data size is from a few bytes up to 1556 bytes. The length of the encoded data depends on the number of cells in the matrix. Error correction codes are often used to increase reliability: even if one or more cells is damaged so it is unreadable, the message can still be read. A Data Matrix symbol can store up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters.

For More information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_Matrix