We are excited to share a recent article featuring Scandit. The article appears in last month's edition of Handelszeitung, a notable Swiss publication, and highlights the story and technology behind Scandit. Focusing on our early beginnings as a Swiss start-up, the article discusses our rise to a global company with more than 12,000 licensees, in over 80 countries, processing millions of scans per year. Our CEO, Samuel Muller, states in...

Retail is constantly adapting to keep up with consumer behavior. Many of those behaviors are influenced and made possible by mobile devices. For retailers, this means that shoppers now have more touch points to interact with brands and make purchases on a daily basis. Today’s consumer not only interacts with brands in-store and online, but increasingly on their mobile device as well. Omnichannel retailing allows retailers to leverage mobile devices...

It's an important day in barcode history.  Today, the UPC barcode celebrates its 40th birthday. UPC, or the Universal Product Code, was one of the earliest types of barcodes ever created, and it changed the future of barcodes forever. The UPC barcode got its early beginnings in 1974, where it was printed on a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum and scanned for the first time, at a supermarket in...

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...

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...

In just a couple of weeks we’ll be headed out to the Android Developer Conference in Burlingame, CA.  We’ll be exhibiting each day from November 12-15, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, be sure to stop by our booth and say hello! We’re thrilled to be participating in the largest dedicated Android conference in the world and hope to see many of you there. On Friday November 15th from 10:00am-11:15am, Scandit CEO...

Recently we’ve been discussing how the utilization of rugged mobile devices (or rugged device cases) adds value in enterprise settings. Today we’ll continue this discussion by looking at the effect of ruggedness on mobile device total cost of ownership (TCO). Definitions of Ruggedness To evaluate how different levels of ruggedness affect TCO we’ll use the following definitions as defined by the VDC mobile hardware TCO study from 2007 (see figure 1): [table caption="Figure 1 –...