AIM was been selected as the winner of the 2017 Award for Innovation by the Label Industry Global Awards for its Ultracode International Symbology Standard. Ultracode, released by AIM in 2016, is a process innovation that enables the automatic capture of data by any digital color camera or smartphone. The process utilizes the first international standard 2D color barcode (Ultracode) which is printable by any RGB or CMYK process color, inkjet or toner technology. The code, together with advanced data compaction schemes and URLs encodes data in less than half the area of a QR code using the same modular size.
AIM's Award for Innovation was presented earlier this week in Brussels during a special ceremony at the Gala dinner attended by more than 500 industry peers as part of this year's Labelexpo Europe. Accepting the award on behalf of AIM and its membership was member Dan Bartlett of Cognex Corporation.
The Ultracode International Symbology Standard and related documents are available to all interested parties on the AIM website.