Why Data Matrix?• Withstands the harshest environment• Damage up to 20%+ of the symbol and recover 100%• Size is only limited by fidelity of marker• Can contain 100 times the data as the same space as a linear bar code• Can be read omni-directionally
Robustness of Data Matrix Data Matrix can be any size12 marking typessubjected to lowearth orbitenvironments Overhaul Test Manned Flight Test LEO Tests
Structural Elements of a Data Matrix• Solid Border• Broken Border Quiet Zone around• Data Storage the borders• Quiet Zone Data Matrix symbol shown complete Solid Border Broken Border Data Storage
2D Barcodes enable items to talk to us!• What is it? • Is it under warranty?• Who made it? • Has it expired?• How much is it worth? • Has it been recalled?• Where is it?• Where has it been?• Where is it going? • Is it counterfeit?• Does it need maintenance?
Globally Unique ItemsUID is set of data elements marked on an item that is globally unique. Universal Product Code (UPC) Two cans of Coke form the same plant will show the same data on the UPC Serial Number Tracking Serial numbers are unique, but not outside of their enterprise. The serial numbers from one company can be the same as another company. Unique Identification Each item has its own Globally Unique Identifier (UII)
Digital VoiceThe Globally Unique ID, plus backend database lets the label speak!