Scandit is introducing the latest version of its Barcode Scanner SDK for Android, iOS, Windows, and other supported platforms. Among the improvements to scanning capabilities and user experience in version 5.3 is an upgraded PDF417 decoder.
Upgrading PDF417 Data Capture Performance
Scandit has improved the scan range as well as tuned the algorithm for glare situations and for PDF417 codes that are damaged or scanned at an angle. This significantly increases the decode speed.
PDF417 is used by the airline industry as the standard 2D barcode symbology for paper boarding passes. It is also the code used for RealID-compliant driver’s licenses and state-issued identification cards in the US and Canada. In transport and logistics, FedEx uses PDF417 on package labels.
Watch this performance video of Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.3 reading PDF417 codes:
Additional Performance Improvements
Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.3 also includes several new features and performance improvements. Following are several selected feature and performance highlights.
• Added blurry decoding of MSI Plessey barcodes that use a check digit. The maximum decode range improved up to 65% (device dependent).
• Improved scanning performance and increased angle for large QR codes.
• Added support for inverse colored Code128 codes (white code on black background).
Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.3 integrates out of the box for streamlined scanning app development.
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