Barcodes are everywhere: on our favorite products, in the advertisements we see, on our mail and now even on the foods we eat. But that hasn’t always been the case. What began as an attempt to automate the grocery store checkout experience has evolved into an entire industry of automation and data capture that has taken the world by storm— revolutionizing many standard business processes that we still use today. While...

News has reached us that some eBay customers using RedLaser’s SDK for barcode scanning have received a notification informing them of eBays’s plan to sunset its barcode scanning SDK for consumer and enterprise apps. Scandit has decided to offer special transition pricing to former RedLaser SDK licensees looking for a barcode scanning alternative. What You Can Expect from the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK The Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK delivers truly enterprise-grade barcode...

There are many types of barcodes—and each brings unique opportunities and challenges to the table. With such a range of options to choose from, it can be tough to determine which barcodes will best suit your products, inventory or assets. Should you invest in 1D or 2D barcodes? Which barcode variants work best for your specific industry? And, most importantly, which barcodes will provide the highest efficiency and business value...

Today we’re going to take a look at the lesser-known MSI Plessey barcode symbology. MSI Plessey (or Modified Plessey) was developed by the MSI Data Corporation to serve as an evolution of the original Plessey barcode, which was created in the early 1970s. The original Plessey barcode was developed for the library industry, though today the MSI Plessey code is typically used for inventory management in retail environments. You will...

UPDATE: This post is no longer up to date. To read more about the many types of both one-dimensional and two-dimensional barcodes please see our latest guide to choosing the right barcodes. [ig_divider div_margin_top="10" div_margin_bottom="10" div_border_width="1" div_border_style="solid" div_border_color="#E5E5E5" disabled_el="no" ][/ig_divider] Today we’re going to take a look at detailed information about different types of barcodes. Through our free Community plan developers can easily add UPC, EAN and QR scanning for both iOS and...

Usually we focus on scanning of barcodes rather than printing barcodes. But being able to scan a barcode presumes that you (or your users eventually) have a barcode to scan. This means that as developer or even brand owner you need to select a barcode type – sometimes also called a barcode symbology – for your purposes. There are a number of questions to address when it comes to barcode...