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dot matrix

[¦dät ′mā·triks]
(computer science)
An array of dots that forms a character or graphic symbol.

dot matrix

A pattern of dots that forms character and graphic images on printers. Although inkjet and laser printers print in dots, and monitors display dots as well, the term generally refers to images created with serial dot matrix printers. See dot matrix printer.
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Some inexpensive dot-matrix printers produce traditional computer print, while others produce quality print that rivals that of laser printers.
SureDotOCR is the first OCR technology specifically designed to overcome the challenges of reading dot-matrix text, particularly on packaging lines in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.
The latest line of 24-pin dot-matrix printers are considered ideal for personal printing.
Existing solutions for reading dot-matrix product identification information such as manufacturing date, expiry date, lot size and product number are limited because they involve case-specific image pre-processing to form solid-stroked text prior to using traditional OCR.