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Conference Proceeding

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IEEE

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Computing, Health and Science

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School of Engineering (SOE)/Centre for Communications Engineering Research

RAS ID

10893

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This article was originally published as: Ong, S. K., Chai, D. K., & Rassau, A. M. (2010). The use of alignment cells in MMCC barcode. Proceedings of International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies. (pp. 640-645). Tokyo, Japan. IEEE. Original article available here

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Abstract

The QR code, a monochrome 2D barcode, is a popular and commonly used barcode system worldwide. QR codes can easily be read using a mobile phone with the appropriate decoder. As there is an increasing need for higher data capacity barcodes, some newer 2D barcodes, such as the MMCC code, have adopted the use of colour. However, the use of colour introduces more challenges for mobile phone decoders than with monochrome codes. In this paper, the use of alignment cells within the MMCC code is proposed to improve the robustness of the colour barcode when used in a mobile environment. With the addition of the alignment cells, the MMCC code is shown to achieve high data capacity even with a smaller physical size and the limitations of mobile phone cameras.

DOI

10.1109/ISCIT.2010.5665067

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10.1109/ISCIT.2010.5665067