Colorbit is a color-based automatic identification technology developed by B-Core Inc. of Tokyo. Using the patented code configuration and decoding software, it is possible to read up to several hundred tagged items simultaneously by capturing a single image, with sub-second decoding speeds. The solutions' rapid reading capability is ideal for inventory management, asset management, quality assurance, anti-counterfeiting, and other applications, particularly on difficult-to-label surfaces and in environments where using traditional bar code labels or RFID tags may be challenging.
The Colorbit code is comprised of colored cells arranged in a continuous configuration. The contiguous elements are made up of one of three colors (red, green, and blue), and moving from one color to the next generates either a "1" or "0" bit. Using camera-based image processing technology, Colorbit's decoding software interprets the codes by tracing the transition from one color to the next. The shape and configuration of the code is very flexible, and the codes can be successfully read even if the line of elements is curved or otherwise distorted.
The Colorbit solution has a high tolerance for reading damaged, faded, and poorly printed codes, providing advantages in applications where the labels may be exposed to harsh environmental conditions. The codes can also be painted onto uneven or rough surfaces, and can be read using almost any type of digital camera technology, including Web cameras, digital video cameras, smart phones, and machine vision equipment. The codes can even be generated using tri-color LED lights.
USA, LLC, announced the North American debut of its color-based automatic identification technology at the RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition in Orlando, Fla., April 30 to May 2.
Colorbit USA, LLC