IntroductionSnowflake Code is a proprietary code developed by Electronic Automation Ltd. in 1981. The code is a square array of discrete dots, similar to Philips "Dot Code". Offering 360º read flexibility is can encode over 100 numeric characters in a five mm x five mm code. It is can be read even if up to 40% of the code is damaged and can be created either in a square or rectangular shape.
The code is used in the pharmaceutical industry and has an advantage that it can be applied to products and materials in a wide variety of ways, including printed labels, ink-jet printing, laser-etching, indenting or hole punching. Electronic Automation Ltd. was acquired in March 1999 by Videojet Systems International Inc., a division of Marconi Data Systems Inc.
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