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High/Low Density Information Storage Using Colors
  DOI :  10.2352/CIC.1993.1.1.art00013  Published OnlineJanuary 1993

ColorCode UnLtd. Corp. is innovating a method of using shades of colors to store data in a distributed, secure, machine readable, low cost, compressed format. The technique lowers storage cost, and processes all knowl-edge bases: text, data, images, sound, even olfactory and tactile. The information is encoded using special algorithms into an array of superdots (hueDots™). Decoding algorithms retranslate the information into comprehensible form. The databases and information are stored on paper, plastic, film, or photopaper.The methodology hinges on the accuracy of solid state technology in detecting properties of light. A color calibration technique compensating for distortions due to printer, reader or media and eventual fading of colors, is built in.ColorCode offers several formats for widespread, multi-media, distributed information storage, including miniature labels, rich in information. The latter mode of usage is a major advance in manufacturing management, especially for aerospace items.ColorCode's methodology has user-friendly information properties with substantial economic and social benefits, and is technically innovative. Uses are foreseen in:1. Storage, use and distribution of data directly and physically on parts and assemblies for aircraft, space craft, automotive, and others. Net result is retention of machine manuals on the parts themselves. The physical form would be ColorCode labels printed on one of several types of media.2. Paperless Publishing and ID cards: information storage in a small area carrying large amounts of information.3. Long term storage of large quantities of information on a durable medium for archival purposes.

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Harry A. Shamir, "High/Low Density Information Storage Using Colorsin Proc. IS&T 1st Color and Imaging Conf.,  1993,  pp 55 - 59,

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