VDC Research Recognizes Scandit’s Revolutionary Approach to Software-Based Scanning in Retail

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VDC Research Recognizes Scandit's Revolutionary Approach to Software-Based Scanning in Retail

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San Francisco, November 6, 2014. Scandit (www.scandit.com), a developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning and data capture platform for smartphones, tablets and wearable computing devices, has received market recognition from industry analyst firm VDC Research for its revolutionary approach to Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) in retail. VDC provides commentary on the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend in enterprises and its impact on the barcode scanner market highlighting Scandit’s new Mobile App Suite for Retail, an integrated suite of mobile apps that enhances the consumer shopping experience and retail operations, providing fully customizable, cross-platform mobile applications for retail employees and customers.

In the recent blog article entitled, “Barcode Scanning – Now More About Software Than Ever Before,” Richa Gupta, Senior Analyst at VDC Research Group, writes; “Using a device’s built-in camera Scandit’s software platform allows for camera-based barcode scanning at any angle and with high read rates.” In addition, she explains, “Their software platform also provides features such as cloud services and the ability to easily perform software updates and maintenance.”

The blog post outlines high-profile clients already utilizing Scandit’s barcode scanner platform for a variety of retail use cases, such as Ahold, Homeplus (Tesco), and Saks Fifth Avenue, and details the customizable applications available as part of the new suite, including application templates for Mobile Shopping (mShopping), Self-Checkout, Shopping List, Clienteling, Procurement, and Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS). Gupta adds, Each of these templates currently contains a combination of several modules: Product Data Cache, List Management, User Management, Barcode Scanner, Analytics, Push Notifications, Sharing, and Payment… In the world of retail, mobile-assisted shopping and mobile self-scanning are becoming very popular trends. Scandit’s platform allows customers shopping at brick-and-mortar retail locations to use their own personal devices to scan items while they shop, thereby saving time and also cutting costs for the retailer.”

Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit, says; “We believe that our Mobile App Suite for Retail marks a sea change in the way that retailers and consumers can embrace and leverage mobile commerce to enhance the shopping experience by leveraging BYOD software-based scanning applications based on advanced AIDC functionality. The feedback of industry analysts, such as VDC Research, in recognizing the trends in mobile shopping that we are helping to lead, and the disruptive nature of our technology to the continued use of expensive dedicated scanning devices, will help us gain wider industry awareness and adoption of these new mobile technologies.”

Further information about the Mobile App Suite for Retail can be found at: /products/mobile-app-suite-retail/

About Scandit

Scandit delivers high performance mobile solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearables, designed to transform consumer engagement and operational efficiency for today’s forward-looking enterprises. Scandit solutions are built on its patented software-based barcode scanner and are used in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing and logistics. With more than 15,000 licensees in 80 countries, Scandit processes hundreds of millions of scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Bayer, Coop, Homeplus (Tesco), NASA and Saks Fifth Avenue. Founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich and IBM Research, today Scandit and its network of global integration and technology partners are pushing the boundaries of mobile AIDC (automatic identification and data capture), delivering ground-breaking identification and data capture applications to customers. For more information visit www.scandit.com.


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