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...

There are a lot of good reasons to use consumer-grade smartphones for professional scanning. They deliver substantial cost savings per unit compared to dedicated mobile scanning devices. Consumer-grade devices are more familiar. In addition, they have a higher overall quality of performance and can be customized easily and quickly. But sometimes professional environments can be challenging for a conventional smartphone. Scanning scenarios may require a degree of ruggedness, ergonomics or durability...