In a relatively short amount of time, smartphones and tablets have become an integral part of many of our lives. A recent article by Shop.org takes a look at how this has affected shopping behavior, and affirms that mobile shopping on both smartphones and tablets is rapidly growing. The article highlights Goldman Sachs predictions that smartphone-based retail sales will more than double from $70 billion this year to $173 billion by...

Press Release San Francisco, April 24, 2014 Scandit (www.scandit.com), developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning and data capture platform for smartphones, tablets and wearable computing devices, today announced that it has expanded into the US from Europe and opened an office in San Francisco.  Given the traction and quick growth it has seen both globally and in the US market, with recognized enterprise customers including Capital One, NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue,...

Apps developed for Google Glass and other wearable devices are presenting new opportunities for innovation across verticals. These apps will not only allow consumers to interact with or purchase products with the blink of an eye or a simple verbal cue, they have the power to redefine the way we work. Our “Pick by Vision” demo app showcases an order fulfillment process utilizing Scandit’s barcode scanning technology on Google Glass. The...

On April 15, 2014 Zebra announced that it was acquiring Motorola Solutions enterprise business arm for 3.45 billion, effectively consolidating the ruggedized device, dedicated barcode scanner and printer markets. As a result of the move, some may believe competition in the traditional barcode scanning hardware market is now a head to head match between Honeywell and Zebra.  However, analysts and others who study the industry see what other fail to...

Blog Post by Scandit CEO Samuel Mueller. Through the ubiquity of mobile devices, retailers have an opportunity to arm their customers and employees with mobile applications that deliver unprecedented levels of customer loyalty, engagement, and service. Many retailers have developed mobile shopping apps, which are providing added value to consumers, from letting them easily conduct initial product research to enabling them to make a purchase from wherever they may be. The best...

Recently VDC Research published a blog post that established their predictions for the future of barcode scanning. After taking a close look at Scandit’s barcode scanning technology, VDC confirmed that they consider software-based scanning as a distinct threat to the dedicated enterprise device market. They went on to predict that software-based barcode scanning could be both complementary and competitive to traditional solutions. The post illustrates how, unlike traditional barcode scanners, which...

Recently we stumbled across a Motorola Solutions sales presentation that makes the claim that their SE4500 barcode engine can scan 20x-50x faster than Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK (page 10). Sorry, Motorola, we’re faster than you think. In their presentation Motorola Solutions references the Scandit performance page, which at one time featured data that showed Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK as having average total scan time of ~2 seconds. This data was from performance...

Check out the full article on StartUpBeat. SUB: Please describe Scandit and your primary innovation. Mueller: Scandit is a technology company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, with an office in San Francisco. It was founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich, and IBM Research, and our primary innovation is a software-based barcode scanning and data capture platform. Its purpose is to enable B2B and B2C organizations to maximize...