EAN-130000000780544   EAN-13 barcode 0000000780544
UPC-A000000780544   UPC-A barcode 000000780544
Product NameBlackberries,Trader Joes
CategoryFood
Short Description12 oz
Created02-21-2008
Modified09-03-2017 2:36:42am
MD5518bbf95045a5d4d2e7c9437670a4796
SHA256190a55e2eed6bbcb7e656eb5a9edce2db84764b26fbbb126992b54e86cdc6c00
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A Data Matrix code is a two-dimensional barcode make up of blocks of black and white modules put together to make either a square or rectangular pattern. The information to be encoded can be text or raw data.

Normally, data size is from a few bytes up to 1,556 bytes. The length of the data depends on the symbol dimension used. To make sure the data can be read even when the pattern is slightly damaged, error correction codes are added which increase symbol strength. A Data Matrix symbol can store up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters. Here is a sample you can scan.

Barcode Data Matrix

Data Matrix symbols are rectangular in shape and usually square. As more data is added, modules are put together to allow for the data and error correction. Each module can be identified by the "L" shaped black line that runs down the left and across the bottom of each module. In the sample shown above, there are four modules. These "L" shaped sections are known as the "finder pattern". The top and right border of each module are made up of alternating light and dark blocks. Light blocks represent 0 (zero) and the dark blocks represent 1 (one). These are known as the "timing pattern". All of the blocks in the middle of each module make up the data and check codes. The entire pattern can range in size from 8x8 to 144x144 in size.

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