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AIM Announces the Datastrip2D Symbology as a New Work Item

PITTSBURGH, PA - AIM, the Association for Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technologies, has approved the Datastrip2D symbology as a new work item for development into an AIM International Technical Standard.

Datastrip2D is a variable-size, variable-density two-dimensional bar code symbology offering very high data capacity. The symbology has a unique combination of matrix density and variable rectangular aspect ratio. Datastrip2D handles large data capacity in a single symbol (typically 2800 bytes and above).

The use of Datastrip2D is of particular benefit to applications such as secure ID cards, medical data cards, and machine-readable travel documents due to the size and density of the symbology.

Standardization of Datastrip2D will be done by the AIM Technical Symbology Committee (TSC). The TSC is comprised of technical experts from AIM member companies such as Denso, HHP, Intermec, Paxar, Symbol Technologies, and Zebra Technologies.

The symbology was submitted to AIM by Datastrip, Inc. Datastrip is a provider of secure high-density 2D bar code software and hardware, and biometric identification devices. Datastrip, with its partners, provide total solutions for ID document and passport production, access control and other identity verification systems.

AIM Inc. is the global trade association and recognized worldwide authority on automatic identification, data collection and networking in a mobile environment. AIM members are providers and users of technologies, systems and services that capture, manage and integrate accurate data into larger information management systems. As a not-for-profit industry organization, AIM's mission is to stimulate the understanding, adoption and use of technology by providing timely, unbiased and commercial-free news and information.For more information, contact the AIM office at AIM Inc., 125 Warrendale-Bayne Rd., Ste. 100, Warrendale, PA 15086, telephone +1-724-934-4470 or fax +1-724-934-4495. For direct online access to AIDC information or additional support, access the AIM Web site at

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