Honeywell have announced the approval of the ISO status of the 2D Aztec code classified as "ISO/IEC 24778 - Information technology - Automatic identification and data capture techniques - Aztec Code bar code symbology specification".
The 2D Aztec code was originally developed by Hand Held Products, recently acquired by Honeywell. The Aztec codes reliability and versatility make it ideal for applications in transportation, rail, healthcare and mobile ticketing.
Even though Aztec is a public domain code widely used across the world by large and small corporations, it is now ISO certified in response to demand. It is expected that large organizations and certain customer segments will value the fact that the code is now ISO certified.
Having Aztec code ISO certified reinforces its true value and acknowledges its versatility. said Roel Vreeburg, Senior VP and General Manager at Honeywell Imaging and Mobility, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).
The Aztec 2D code has proved to be revolutionary since its introduction, offering multiple significant advantages compared to other 2D codes. The Aztec code enables orientation-independent scanning with no white space required beyond the boundaries of the code, so it can be easily used on any kind of background. Its finder pattern is in the middle of the code and the data is layered around it, which means the code can be placed on corners (of e.g. displays) and can still be read. The code also offers sophisticated error correction which accounts for better readability even when extensively damaged, and it is on average the smallest 2D barcode available today.
We have already witnessed enormous growth over the past few years in companies using the Aztec code in varying environments. The ISO certification will encourage more extensive use of this code, said Taco van Weijen, Sales Manager OEM at Honeywell Imaging and Mobility EMEA.
Honeywell International is a $36 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywells shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago.