Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, Ohio, has acquired German-based Omnitron, a supplier of Data Matrix 2D optical coding readers for product identification or online data recording. Data Matrix is an internationally standardized code expected to replace many older codes, while extending the reach of identification systems into many new applications. With a possible feature size down to 0.25mm, and a theoretical limit of over 2000 bytes of storable information, Data Matrix allows detailed information to be carried on even the smallest of objects. For more information, visit