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From Winco ID's Barcodes & Baseball event - David Holliday's presentation on using barcodes to give items a digital voice to enable them to talk to us.

From Winco ID's Barcodes & Baseball event - David Holliday's presentation on using barcodes to give items a digital voice to enable them to talk to us.

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  • All Data Matrix Symbols have the following components: *An L-shaped “finder pattern” forming a solid border on two sides. This lets the camera find the symbol in any orientation and, with our software, in any polarity (dark on light or light on dark - with many other software programs, you need to tell the reader which to look for) The pattern should have a “quiet zone” of unmarked space around it at least equal to 10% the sixe of the Data Matrix. *A Broken Border, also called a “timing pattern” which tells the software how many rows and columns to look for, therefore how many cells or “elements” to find. * A center “storage area” where the message is encoded.
  • Here are the UID-CK’s Lab Model is shipping in Jan 05 – We will cut over to Production Model in Feb 05 (with the new Verification features) Software will be backwards compatible to hardware. Reader is a standard HE1525HD with Verification enabled
  • Know where everything is Control of operations Ship on time Identification Mandated bar code labels and RFID tags Identification for recall Tracking and Traceability Customer or Government mandated Process improvement Data submission requirements Advanced Shipment Notices Consigned Material Processed Reports


  • 1. We bring it all together in solutions with Winco Labels
  • 2. If only they could talk…
  • 3. What if our items and assets could talk to us…
  • 4. What would they say?
  • 5. Hey, its me – the NIC card! My serial # is 2378685 My Part # is A344456 I was made in June 1993 I’m in a box on the way to Munich I’ll get there on Thursday I cost $89.50 I’m worth $25.00 todayI’ve been repaired 3 timesI’m part of a Datamax printer – I-Class Mk2 I’m the real me – not a fake!
  • 6. Barcodes can make it happen – especially those 2D ones
  • 7. Why 2D?
  • 8. 2D Barcodes are Everywhere 2D Barcodes are Everywhere
  • 9. QR & MS Tag for ConsumerQR Codes for Consumers
  • 10. Datamatrix for IndustryDatamatrix for Industrial
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Robustness of Data MatrixData Matrix can be any size 12 marking types subjected to low earth orbit environments Overhaul Test Manned Flight Test LEO Tests
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Marking Techniques Laser Dot Peen Thermal PrintInk Jet
  • 15. Verifier Technology
  • 16. High Contrast Marks - Labels Low Contrast Marks - DPM Specialty Readers - DPM 2D Reader Technology
  • 17. The Problem Complex physical supply chainsComplex data structures withmultiple users
  • 18. The Solution – make our items talk to us!2D Barcodes enable items to talk to us!
  • 19. 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)
  • 20. Digital VoiceThe Globally Unique ID, plus backend database lets the label speak!
  • 21. Unique Needs Standards Department of Defense MIL-STD-130 Medical Devices FDA UDI RuleGS1 Datamatrix
  • 22. 2D in Action130 compliance + more
  • 23. Unique number on every itemMobile appBack end database structure Authenticity
  • 24. Take it further… Make your items really talk!
  • 25. Thanks!