AIM Issues 30-Day Public Review Extended Channel Interpretations Part 3: Register

Extended Channel Interpretations Part 3: Register Revised by AIM's Technical Symbology Committee and Available for 30-Day Public Review

Online PR News – 31-August-2021 – Pittsburgh, PA – AIM, the leading industry association and global authority for nearly 50 years in innovation, standards, and solutions in barcode, biometrics, IoT, NFC, RFID, RTLS, and RAIN, has issued a 30-day public review for the revision to the Extended Channel Interpretations (ECI) Part 3: Register International Technical Standard [] The Extended Channel Interpretations (ECI) standard specifies the protocol for extending the interpretative capabilities of basic 7-bit, 8-bit, multi-byte, and 16-bit codes when the data is encoded in data carriers. Part I defines the protocol. Part II defines the registration process for additional ECIs. Part III is the registry of current ECIs.

The AIM Technical Symbology Committee (TSC), which actively work to ensure complete technical specifications are available to the market, made several substantial updates to the standard. Changes were made to the interpretative Character Set so that the reference titles reflect the most recent editions of ISO/IEC documents. Examples of barcode samples and scanned results were added to portions of the document. An Informative Annex was added to the document to showcase how the ECI protocol supports multiple segments in the input data from one-dimensional barcode and two-dimensional barcodes, each denoting a specific character encoding.

Benjamin (Yu) Shi, President, Auto Data Corporation and the TSC project editor for this update, shared his thoughts on the importance of this document. “AIM’s ECI is an industry accepted standard protocol that can make barcode, 2d barcode and other AIDC technologies speak different languages and travel globally. It will be very important and useful for cross-country and multi-culture AIDC applications.”

To take part in this public review, please go to the AIM Public Review page [] to gain access to all the materials.

For more information, contact AIM’s headquarters by email [] or call +1.724.742.4470.