The enterprise IT landscape is changing. Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables are finding their way into the workplace. As a result, the enterprise as it has been in the past—closed and stagnant—is becoming cloud-connected, agile and integrated with every device imaginable. This is having a unique impact on the auto identification and data capture (AIDC) industry. Previously, enterprise data capture solutions were limited only to expensive, dedicated...

Let’s face it, not all devices are created equal. You can’t determine how well a smartphone or its camera will scan barcodes by simply reviewing a spec sheet. Just because the device has a relatively high number of camera megapixels doesn’t mean it will be the best device for your scanning scenario. Every smartphone—and most importantly its camera hardware—is designed and implemented very differently, meaning that some smartphones provide better...

Choosing the right enterprise scanning device is critical to your day-to-day operations. With a variety of manufacturers, operating systems and device configurations in the market to choose from, finding a smartphone with the right capabilities to support your business needs can be challenging. The wrong device can spell disaster for a company of any size by decreasing workforce productivity, increasing total cost of ownership (TCO) and lowering the bottom line....

For busy IT decision makers, choosing the right smartphone for barcode scanning in the enterprise can be difficult. With a variety of manufacturers, operating systems and device configurations to choose from, it can be hard to determine which device has the right features and capabilities to support your business needs. Not all smartphones are created equal, and purchasing the wrong device can reduce workforce productivity, increase total cost of ownership (TCO)...

Self-Scanning Mobile App Available in More than 100 Locations Across Switzerland Zurich, Switzerland — June 9, 2015 — Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today announced that the Coop Retail Group, Switzerland’s second-largest retail group with more than 1,800 retail locations and more than 55,000 employees, has chosen Scandit’s mobile barcode scanning platform to help provide an easier in-store checkout experience as well as an enhanced...

Scandit Software Offers Kyocera Devices Advanced Data Capture Capabilities with Business-Ready Applications at a Fraction of the Cost of Traditional Scanners SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — June 4, 2015 — Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today announced that it has completed optimization and interoperability testing of its enterprise-grade barcode scanning technology for Kyocera’s line of ruggedized Android smartphones.  Scandit will offer its...

Barcode scanning has become a required feature for many popular consumer and employee-facing mobile apps. Whether users are comparing prices in store, tracking assets through the supply chain or managing inventory in the back of house, the right barcode scanner SDK can turn your smartphone into a powerful business tool. When building a mobile app that includes a barcode scanning feature, it’s important to have a barcode scanner SDK that...

There are many types of barcodes—and each brings unique opportunities and challenges to the table. With such a range of options to choose from, it can be tough to determine which barcodes will best suit your products, inventory or assets. Should you invest in 1D or 2D barcodes? Which barcode variants work best for your specific industry? And, most importantly, which barcodes will provide the highest efficiency and business value...