Today we’re very excited to release an enterprise barcode scanner comparison chart that looks at the differences between total cost of ownership (TCO) and feature sets associated with popular mobile hardware including dedicated handheld scanners, smartphone-based scanners and mobile computers.   How We Constructed our Barcode Scanning Hardware Comparison For the comparison we evaluated one low-cost scanner—the Motorola LS2208, one popular mobile computer—the Intermec CN4, and two smartphone devices running the Scandit Barcode...

Today we’re excited to begin a series of posts that will take a look at how the healthcare industry is utilizing smartphone-based barcode scanning. We’ll begin today with pharmacy apps, and how identifying prescriptions with the scan of a barcode can empower both pharmacists and patients alike.  Stay tuned for more healthcare-related usage scenarios in the coming weeks. Identifying Drugs and Drug-Related Information Healthcare professionals have traditionally used peripheral barcode scanning hardware...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed a variety of usage scenarios in the retail industry where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being leveraged through mobile apps. Today we’ll continue this discussion by looking at a new type of employee-facing mobile app that’s e been emerging, sales force empowerment apps. The Life of a Retail Sales Person: Past and Present Sales people at brick and mortar retail locations field a large variety of...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed a variety of usage scenarios in the retail industry where smartphone-based barcode scanning is being leveraged for a wide variety of purposes. Today we’ll continue this discussion by looking at how retailers are utilizing mobile wallet apps. Customer Loyalty in the Past In the past, consumers would spend hours going through the newspaper cutting out coupons and organizing them by hand. Similarly, over the...

Today we have some great news! After months of hard work, we're excited to release our brand new Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS (version 3.0.0). This major release incorporates our biggest and most important improvements to date and, for the first time, brings enterprise-grade barcode scanning to smartphones and tablet devices. The new SDK has amazing full-screen scanning capabilities, scans all major barcodes and works even at extremely skewed, pitched and tilted angles (including 360°...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed apps that are used internally in the retail industry for the inventory management, procurement and self checkout processes. We’ve explored the automotive industry by looking at VIN scanning, and today we’re going take a look at how mobile ticketing apps are transforming the entertainment industry. Past vs. Present In the past, admitting patrons to events required dedicated scanner hardware or manually looking up attendees as...

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed apps that are used internally in the retail industry for the inventory management,  procurement and self-checkout processes, and today we’re going to switch gears by diving into how people are utilizing mobile VIN scanning in the automotive industry.   How are VIN numbers used? VIN numbers are used for a variety of purposes, with the most common being vehicle appraisals and looking up vehicle history information....

Last week, Android developers from around the world gathered in Berlin for the annual DroidCon conference.  Our COO Christof Roduner gave a stellar presentation and today we’re happy to share the slides with you. In this presentation, Christof goes over Scandit’s products and services, some recent enterprise IT trends, Android technology and challenges, and a variety of usage scenarios where smartphone-based barcode scanning can add value to business processes. Check it...