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.
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AIM announced the winners of its 2017 Case Study Competition. The Class of 2017 includes industry leaders Matrix IT Medical Tracking Systems, SAIT s.r.l. and Videx. Matrix IT Medical Tracking Systems, won the AIDC category for their submission Direct-Part Marked Hospital-Sterilized Medical Implants with Tractus™, which evaluates the effectiveness of placing a high speed, high resolution camera into the sterile field of the operating room to scan & track small data matrix codes laser etched onto medical implants. Taking the top prize in the Internet of Things (IoT) category was SAIT s.r.l. for Alessandro Gherardi "Tailor-made" NFC, a project for internationally renowned fashion designer Alessandro Gherardi to create a way in which to electronically identify all personalized details of a single customized shirt. Videx, received honors in the RFID category for CyberBadge®, a shipment tracking process implemented by contractors with notable results. Independent dump truck drivers and their material loads were only being tracked and paid for using a paper system. For more information on the 2017 winners, visit AIM Case Study Competitions