Trade association AIM Global has announced the public availability of International Symbology Specification-Datastrip 2D. It is reportedly an ideal candidate symbology for identification documents such as driver’s licenses and passports that require machine readable biometric data.
Datastrip 2D is a variable-size, variable-density two-dimensional symbology offering very high user data capacity and designed for printing on flat surfaces such as cards. It can encode text, binary and biometric data and also includes Reed-Solomon error detection and erasure correction algorithms.
According to Richard Strempski, Principal Engineer of Datastrip: "Datastrip 2D is designed to be easily produced by low-cost printing technologies such as ink jet, laser and plastic card printers."
As with all AIM Global symbologies, Datastrip 2D has undergone a rigorous review process in AIM’s Technical Symbology Committee (TSC) designed to ensure that a new symbology offers unique or novel features that provide additional benefits to the user community and that it is robust from both a printing and reading perspective.
The Datastrip 2D document can be accessed directly at https://www.aimglobal.org/estore/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=580.