Image processing expert Vision Components introduces its newly developed Data Matrix code reading software. Combined with an intelligent camera, the VC Smart Reader enables quick and reliable identification of 2D codes – depending on the camera type, it provides a maximum frame rate of 150 fps. Code detection and reading is not affected by the code’s shape and size, the orientation of the code (which can be rotated by 360°) or by the background type (dark-on-bright or bright-on-dark). Mirrored codes are reliably identified and read, just as special code types, such as nailed or dotted codes. Furthermore, reading is not influenced by a covered “L“ corner or a partially destroyed “L“ pattern of the [[Data Matrix]] code.