DatamatrixDatamatrix is a two-dimensional or matrix code that can encode up to 3,000 characters. The use of Datamatrix is widespread in healtcare (as HIBC), manufacturing, retail (as a carrier of GS1 data). Several versions of Datamatrix exist; the only version relevant today is Datamatrix ECC200.
Datamatrix SpecificationsDatamatrix is standardized. The relevant standard is ISO/IEC 16022-2006 and can be obtained from ISO.
Sample DatamatrixSample code encodes "ABCabc123":
Datamatrix can directly encode accented and diacritic characters like german umlauts. Sample code encodes "ÄÖÜäöü":
This code has been verified to scan properly on Mac and Windows PCs. Check the settings of your scanner if the scan result is different or if the code doesn't scan at all.
Common problems when scanning Datamatrix with non-ASCII data:
Create DatamatrixSoftmatic BarcodePlus creates Datamatrix ECC 200.
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