We’re excited to share a first look at the latest evolution of the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK, which now brings unrivaled barcode scanning performance and accuracy to the Linux platform. The private beta release is available for commercial enterprises starting today, with expanded release to independent developers and educators scheduled for later this year. If you're interested in joining the beta program, please contact a Scandit representative. With our Barcode Scanner...

Pitney Bowes Corp created the Codabar barcode in 1972 for use on forms used in the logistics and healthcare industries. It is a discrete, self-checking, symbology that may encode up to 16 different characters with an additional 4 start/stop characters. The symbology was designed to be able to be read when printed from dot matrix printers for multi-part forms. Variants of Codabar include Codeabar, Ames Code, NW-7, Monarch, Code 2...

San Francisco, May 8, 2014.  Scandit (www.scandit.com), developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning and data capture platform for smartphones, tablets and wearable computing devices, has today launched the new, fourth version of its Barcode Scanner SDK,  Version 4.0, for the Android platform.  This incorporates dynamic features including full-screen scanning, further improvements to its unique blurry scanning functionality and optimized support for all Android devices including Google Glass. The launch of...

We’re thrilled to announce that Scandit technology will now be available to developers using the popular Xamarin mobile application development environment. With the release of our iOS and Android Xamarin components, Xamarin developers can easily add an enterprise-grade barcode scanner to their iOS and Android apps. The Xamarin platform allows developers to create mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile using a single C# code base. The consolidation of source...

Today we’re very excited to announce the latest release of our Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS! The new release features a number of improvements that are designed to optimize the performance of our barcode scanner, especially on devices running iOS 7. This release builds on the major improvements we introduced in v3.0.0, which for the first time, brought enterprise-grade barcode scanning to smartphones and tablet devices. The barcode scanner has amazing full-screen scanning capabilities,...

Howdy! Exactly one year ago at the VentureBeat MobileBeat 2012 conference we launched completely new community and enterprise editions of our popular mobile barcode scanning technology. Over the past 12 months our new offerings have gained enormous traction and, by popularizing the use of smartphone-based barcode scanning within the enterprise, have initiated and accelerated the disruption of the traditional barcode scanning industry which relies on dedicated scanner hardware.   A Growing Community:...

Today we’re going to talk about a new type of barcode, known as the GS1 QR code. We’re all familiar with QR Codes, those square shaped 2D matrix codes we find on posters, products, business cards and just about anywhere these days. QR codes are unique in that they have a higher data storage capacity than 1D codes, and they are easily read with any camera-equipped smartphone. The data QR codes...

Recently we announced that our upcoming Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK v3.0.0 will support PDF417 barcode scanning for the iOS and Android platforms, and today we’re going to look at these unique barcodes, and discuss their characteristics and uses. Here's an example of a what a PDF417 barocde looks like: PDF417 barcodes are linear barcodes which can store large amounts of data securely. Unlike 2D codes such as QR and Datamatrix, which...