As the last flowers of Spring bloom, we look towards an exciting summer, when we’ll be showcasing our technology at a variety of events happening across the world. This summer features a mix of developer, retail and mobile technology conferences, mostly taking place in North America. Check out our schedule: [table caption="Scandit Summer 2014 Event Schedule" nl="^" width="570"] Date, Event, Location, 6/02/14-6/06/14, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, San Francisco CA (USA), 6/03/14-6/04/14, GlazedCON 2014, San Francisco...

Today we’re going to talk about mobile self-checkout systems, and how they’re going to affect the way we shop. Most of us are used to the self-checkout kiosks seen at grocery stores. These bulky units have reduced the time it takes to shop by providing customers with the option to interact with a machine rather than a person. Recent studies demonstrate that half of shoppers are choosing this method over that...

In our previous "barcode vs. NFC" post, we argued that NFC tags will never replace the barcode on product packaging  and we provided five reasons why. In today's post, we'll investigate one of those reasons in more detail: the high cost of NFC tags compared to barcodes. An NFC tag is a miniature radio module. It comprises a small microchip, a coil and no battery - the microchip and coil are...

Today we’re excited to announce a brand new blog series that takes a look at how the marketplace is transforming as the digital and physical worlds converge. The series will start in past with the evolution of point-of-sale technology, and major transitions such as the creation of the barcode and the advent of the internet. We will then move to the present, where mobile devices serve as an entry point...

Last week was an epic week for the mobile space, with players from the industry gathering in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress to share information, discuss trends, and of course—release sweet new mobile devices. We were dazzled by what we interacted with (check out our pics!), and wanted to continue our coverage of the event by highlighting some devices and opening up the discussion surrounding their impact on trends...

This year’s Mobile World Congress is just getting started in Barcelona and Mobile Money is taking the stage in a big way.  GSMA has highlighted the theme by dedicating a website and a web channel to the topic, and the news has just begun to flow in.  Just yesterday Visa and Vodafone announced the world’s largest mobile payments partnership, and during the first keynote of the Congress Facebook’s CTO Brett...