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GoCode® is a miniature, two-dimensional (2-D) symbol. Developed to fit within a line of text, GoCode® features a multi-dimensional, adaptable matrix pattern that may be reproduced on virtually any surface. Companies may utilize GoCode® as their own proprietary mark. It has many significant advantages over all common linear barcode and 2-D symbols:

Security - While the implementation of public barcode standards greatly benefits worldwide supply chain operations, it's estimated that between 5 - 7 % of all world trade is in counterfeit goods, amounting to an annual value exceeding $250 billion. In the pharmaceutical industry alone, the World Health Organization reports a loss of $10 billion per year. Public domain barcodes have been widely adopted as a cost-effective and efficient way to identify products and streamline the global supply chain but, criminals who counterfeit, pirate and divert products are keenly aware of this and go to great lengths to replicate barcodes as a way to get their fraudulent goods into the marketplace. GoCode® is a proprietary symbol and is utilized by companies that benefit from having their own private barcode. GoCode® cannot be decoded or copied and is a perfect solution for counterfeiting problems or for applications requiring advanced security. GoCode® may also be created with user authentication features so  critical or sensitive data may only by read by approved readers.

Readability - GoCode® outperformed all other 2-D symbols in USAF conducted harsh environment testing. The multi-resolution matrix allows for critical data to be retrieved even from the most damaged symbols. GoCode® also uses sophisticated error correction algorithms to keep intact 100% of the data, even if more than half of the symbol is damaged.

Size - GoCode® uses a proprietary, ultra efficient data compression technology that enables it to be the only 2-D symbol that can operate within the space constraints of common text. Developed for use in print media, GoCode® may be optimized for 100% readability at extremely small sizes.

Density - If your application has size restraints, GoCode® is the most customizable symbol and will hold more data at small sizes than any 2-D symbol.
File Size Description

4.3 pt font size

1x3 barcode

4KB file size

This GoCode® contains the URL "http://www.gocode.com/" and was created with a 1200 dpi setting. If read by a Code reader and if you have CodeXML® Router software installed the barcode will automatically open a web browser and open the Code Corporation homepage.

A 1x3 barcode contains one row of three GoCode blocks. As the smallest possible GoCode®, it must be printed with a high quality print process (laser printing). This barcode was created with in the Tagged Image File format and uses GoCode® compression technology.

5.8 pt font size

1x5 barcode

158KB file size

This GoCode® contains the email address of "info@gocode.com". If read by a Code Reader and if you have CodeXML® Router software installed your computer's default email program will open and insert this email address in the "To:" field.

7.2 pt font size

5x3 barcode

1KB file size

This GoCode® is encoded with "C:\Program Files\GoCode\GoCode.exe". If read by a Code reader and if you have CodeXML® Router software installed, your computer would launch the GoCode® Driver program.

8.6 pt font size

1x5 barcode

118KB file size

This GoCode® is encoded with a product identification number of "AB12345". If read by a Code reader and if you have CodeXML® Router software installed, this product could be added to an online shopping cart.

6.5 pt font size

4x9 barcode

2KB file size

This GoCode® contains the following information:

First Name: John
Last Name: Smith
Title: Vice President

Company: ABC Gadgets Ltd.
Address: 1234 Main St.
City: Anytown
State: CA
Zip: 99999
Telephone Number: 800-555-1212
Fax Number: 999-555-2121
Email Address: john.smith@isp.com

If read by a Code reader and if you have CodeXML® Router software installed, this GoCode® will add a new contact to your Outlook or Outlook Express contact database with John Smith's information.