We're thrilled to announce our participation in the 2014 Mobile World Congress! In just a few weeks, over 70,000 mobile professionals will converge in Barcelona, Spain for the world's largest mobile event. If you're headed to Mobile World Congress be sure to visit us in exhibit hall 8.1  booth K73, right across from the government of Catalonia's booth. We'll be joined by several system integration partners who will demonstrate how they used Scandit's...

A new app is bringing barcodes to buses in Central Texas, providing a smartphone-powered e-ticket alternative for local commuters. The CapMetro app was created Captial Metro, the public transportation provider for Central Texas.  The city of Austin was motivated to rejuvenate their transit industry and reduce their paper usage, which is why they developed the CapMetro app. With the app commuters can now validate bus tickets by simply pulling up a...

We’re very excited to announce our participation in the upcoming Euroshop 2014 conference taking place on February 16th-20th in Düsseldorf, Germany.  The conference represents one of the largest international gatherings of retailers and retail technology providers. Scandit CEO Samuel Mueller will give a talk titled "Mobilizing Data Capture for Omnichannel Retail Success," on Tuesday February 18th from 2:35pm to 3:00pm. The talk will explore how software-based barcode scanning, mobile OCR and data...

Last week Gartner released predictions that augmented reality (AR) will become an important workplace tool. According to Garnter’s report, AR technology has reached a point of maturity where real business value can be derived from AR-based solutions. Gartner analyst Tuong Huy Nguyen explains that “(AR) is especially useful in the mobile environment because it enhances the user’s sense via digital instruments to allow faster responses or decision-making.” This value has been...

With recent Gartner predictions that smartglasses will revolutionize the field service industry, wearable computers like Google Glass have been brought into the center of discussion among enterprise IT professionals. Today we wanted to share some of the professional opinions we’ve encountered regarding Glass-based scanning in warehouse environments. In prompting discussions in online professional groups, we found that there are many diverse perspectives regarding the use of wearable computers in warehouse and...

In the past we’ve explored many odd uses of QR codes, ranging from cupcake decoration to gravestone commemoration.  Today we’d like to share another unconventional use of QR codes, this time as a staple of interior design. Introducing the QR code hotel room: This outlandish hotel room was imagined by Dutch designer Antoine Peters. The room is located at the Modez Hotel in Arnhem, Netherlands. In an attempt to break the perception...

Barcodes have a very rich and interesting history. They were originally used to identify railroad cars, and shortly thereafter became an international means for product identification. Since then, barcodes have been used in many diverse situations ranging from helping robots track their location to facilitating the creation of contemporary art. One of the most unique usages of barcodes recently surfaced in Moscow, where contemporary artist Dmitry Morozov has developed a scanning...

As the holiday celebrations draw to a close we look forward towards an exciting new year. To kick things off we’ll be hitting the road, speaking and presenting at a variety of mobile, enterprise and developer events happening all across the globe. Check out the schedule: [table caption="Scandit Winter Event Schedule" nl="^" width="570"] Date, Event, Location, 1/12-1/15/14, NRF - Retail's Big Show, New York NY (USA), 2/05-2/06/14, Apps World, San Francisco CA (USA), 2/16-2/20/14, EuroShop /...