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Volume: 32 | Article ID: art00004
JAB Code - A Versatile Polychrome 2D Barcode
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2020.3.MOBMU-207  Published OnlineJanuary 2020

This paper presents the design and implementation of an encoder and decoder of a colored barcode with high data density and storage capacity and freedom in shape. The approximately three times higher data density compared to conventional 2D matrix codes such as DataMatrix, QR or Aztec code is achieved by the use of eight colors and enables new applications, especially in the endconsumer market as well as in IT security. The challenges associated with the use of the color channel in printing with conventional office printers and recording by smartdevices under typical scenarios are addressed. The flexibility in the barcode shape is achieved by combining a primary and several secondary symbols according to a given scheme and give the necessary freedom for various applications. The presented code stores colors redundantly in a color palette as a reference in order to provide high robustness. JAB code, Just Another Barcode, has been specified, implemented, tested and is avaiable in github and under the license LGPL 2.1. JAB code is currently in the standardization process at the International Organization for Standardization ISO.

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Waldemar Berchtold, Huajian Liu, Martin Steinebach, Dominik Klein, Tobias Senger, Nicolas Thenee, "JAB Code - A Versatile Polychrome 2D Barcodein Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Mobile Devices and Multimedia: Technologies, Algorithms & Applications,  2020,  pp 207-1 - 207-7,

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