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Technology Matrix codes
(Datamatrix ECC200, QR code)
 
Protection strategy Product identification
Type Traceability technology
System Code
Medium Secondary packaging
Authentication/Identificaton Identification
Traceability Yes
Cost Price on request
Required equipment barcode reader or a smartphone
Vertification level Stakeholders of the supply chain*
N.B. Some manufacturer will need to change their printing instrument in order to use this technology (in-line code printing with a drop-on-demand model)
*possibility for user to read standard 2D code using their smartphone
Description The gs1 data matrix is high density a two-dimensional barcode. It comes in the form of a matrix of juxtaposed dots or squares, including a very large amount of information: product code, batch number, expiry date, serial number
 
Strengths Smallest symbol for a given quantity of information;
Robust: Datamatrix can be read even with a high level of code damage (up to 60%);
Cost competitive;
Using international syntax EAN.UCC (GS1) 128;
 
Limitations No ability to read at distance;
Direct line of sight required;
Difficult to modify code content;
Cannot be read with a laser bar code scanner;
 
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