Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 – Introducing the Next Generation of Barcode Scanning

Scandit is pleased to announce a major evolution in the functionality of our Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK. With the release of Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0, the smartphone is now a real option for replacing dedicated barcode scanners. The barcode scanning landscape has been permanently altered.

Compatible with iOS, Android, Windows and other supported mobile devices, Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 offers capabilities unmatched by competitors or any previous version of the platform. Here are a few examples of how Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 compares to other mobile barcode scanning options in several key performance areas.

The Most Advanced Performance to Date

Speed
In batch scan speed tests, Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 demonstrates scanning speeds equivalent to dedicated barcode scanners. Even in high-volume scan environments, Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 ensures switching to smartphone-based scanning does not result in any loss of productivity.

Range
Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 can scan a code at distances up to 240 cm. That is more than three times the scanning distance delivered by leading dedicated barcode scanners. This maximizes the efficiency of scanning in large or crowded settings, such as warehouses or storerooms.

Angle
The ability to read barcodes at an angle has improved tremendously. The newest release can read a barcode at up to an 80 degree side angle. This is beyond the capability of any high-end, dedicated 2D barcode scanner currently on the market. Advanced angle-reading capabilities greatly improve the ergonomics of scan operations by eliminating  the need for employees to bend over or hold scanners in awkward positions.

Battery Life
Concerns about the duration of smartphone batteries during barcode scanning are misplaced. Scandit ran tests where a code was scanned approximately every five seconds using Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 running on the Samsung S7. Results show that the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 achieved 15 hours and more than 9000 scans. By adding a battery case to your device, you can protect it, as well as easily double those numbers. This means workers can scan for an entire shift without recharging or changing batteries.

The Scandit Advantage: Localize, Track and Scan Multiple Codes at Once

By leveraging the processing powers of both the CPU and GPU of a smartphone, Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 is able to localize and track multiple codes at once, even the tiniest ones. Localization makes scanning whole pallets, cabinets, shelves and displays for inventory tracking, counting and replenishment much quicker and more efficient. In comparison, dedicated imaging scanners can only localize and track one code at a time, hampering efforts to quickly scan inventory in bulk.

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Pushing the Boundaries — Not Just for Smartphones

Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 can be used to develop apps on a variety of devices beyond smartphones. In addition to tablets, the platform is also compatible with Google Glass and Microsoft Hololens, as well as drones and robots. Mobile technology is constantly evolving, and Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 supports the most cutting-edge data capture formats.

To learn more about how drones and other leading edge technologies can transform scanning in the supply chain, click here. You can also learn more about how scanning with smart glasses aids picking, the results of ongoing enterprise adoption, and how Scandit recently sponsored the HackZurich 2016 conference — where developers created retail scanning apps for next-generation platforms like Hololens.

All of this unprecedented scanning performance is available quickly and easily. Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 integrates out of the box for streamlined scanning app development. Don’t just take our word for it. Several end user case studies illustrate exactly how the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 enables organizations to create solutions which greatly ease performance of key tasks. Read one of our customer case studies today.

Be sure to download the latest SDK and update your mobile application to harness the unparalleled scanning performance Scandit has to offer. If you haven’t experienced the performance of Scandit, consider signing up for a 30-Day Test SDK today. To view the full release notes for version 5.0 or download the latest SDK, simply sign into your Scandit account