Datamatrix & QR Code

Datamatrix & QR Code are 2-dimensional codes consisting of black and white cells arranged in a square pattern.

Datamatrix

Description

The Datamatrix is a 2-dimensional code consisting of black and white cells arranged in a square pattern. A datamatrix contains text and/or numeric data. Their storage capacity depends on the number of cells.

Datamatrix Technology
  • Content
  • Reading
  • Application

The content can be up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters or 3,116 numeric characters. The code content can include a certain level of redundancy to reduce the risk of losing information due to scratches. It complies with the ISO/IEC 16022 standard.

Datamatrix are readable with standard industrial equipment such as hand held  reader and very high speed reader.

The datamatrix can also be read with the camera of a smartphone thanks to dedicated applications.

The datamatrix is mainly used in the industrial field to ensure mass serialisation and product track & trace.

The Datamatrix at Prooftag

Prooftag offers a whole range of seals, labels, sleeves, cards and documents with visible or non-visible datamatrix to ensure serialization. We favor datamatrix for needs where track & trace takes priority over consumer interaction.

In addition, Prooftag offers you software such as:

CertiTRACK to ensure a unitary tracking of products

CertiDOCS for issuing documents

Prooftag also offers a secure variant of the datamatrix with Cryptomatrix™.

Illustration QR Code track & trace technology

QR Code

Description

The QR Code is a 2-dimensional code, known as a matrix code, consisting of black and white cells arranged in a square pattern. The coded information can be text and/or numeric data. Their length depends on the number of cells in the code. The contents of the codes have redundant data in order to reduce the risk of losing information due to scratches.

  • Content
  • Reading
  • Application

The content can be up to 4 296 alphanumeric characters or 7 089 numeric characters. The code content can include a certain level of redundancy to reduce the risk of losing information due to scratches. It complies with the international standard ISO/IEC 18004.

The QR Code can be read with standard industrial equipment such as hand shower reader and high-speed reader.

The QR Codes are also readable with the camera of smartphones. Some smartphone manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung have integrated the reading of the QR Code natively in the camera. No more need to download a dedicated application.

The QR Codes were originally a traceability technology that later found a worldwide rise in the world of digital marketing. It is the only technology that has succeeded in creating a link between the physical and digital worlds.

The QR Code at Prooftag

Prooftag offers a whole range of seals, labels, sleeves, cards and sheets with visible QR Codes to ensure track & trace and create an interactive link with users.

In addition, Prooftag offers software such as:

Prooftag Cerv, for the online management of your digital marketing applications

CertiTRACK to manage serialisation, track & trace, agregation

CertiDOCS for the production and issuance of secured documents

QR Code is preferred in applications where the user/consumer needs to verify the authenticity of a document or product.

Prooftag also offers a secure variant of the QR Code with CryptoQR™.