The European Union Tobacco Products Directive has introduced an EU wide tracking and tracing process to combat the illicit trade of tobacco products using DotCode. This directive includes the use of a new symbology called “DotCode” that includes information such as manufacturing date and time, market of retail sales, and intended shipment route.

To support this directive and enable the reading of DotCode, Honeywell are releasing a new High Density Optics for the N670X Series, called N6703HD.

The HD optics improves near field reading by 18% in average compared to N6703SR, but the far field decreases by an average of 10%.
On their printed 5mil DotCode, tested onto 5 samples, N6703HD depth of field is 4X to 5X wider than its predecessors.

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