It’s time again to take a closer look at a bar code symbology. MaxiCode is a 2D matrix bar code symbology used to encode address and specific customer data on shipping packages and is ideal for packages scanned on high-speed conveyors. MaxiCode symbols encode two types of messages. The first message usually encodes the postal code, country code and class of service. The second message encodes the address data and can also encode other types of customer data as well. MaxiCode has a bulls-eye finder pattern in the center and two levels of error correction so it can be read even when slightly damaged. A linear imager scanneris necessary to read a 2D symbol such as MaxiCode.