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MaxiCode is a fixed-size code which holds up to 93 data characters.  The symbol is composed of a central bulls-eye locator and offset rows of hexagonal elements; the overall dimensions of the symbol are approximately 1.11 x 1.054 inches.  Each element measures 0.035 x 0.041 inches.

Created by United Parcel Service, the MaxiCode symbol was designed for quick automated scanning of packages on high-speed conveyor lines (special cameras can read a MaxiCode on a carton travelling at up to 500 feet per minute).  A 2-D scanner is required; MaxiCode cannot be read using an ordinary linear barcode scanner.

   

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