Scandit Launches Mobile Barcode Scanner With Improved Speed, Range
By: Scandit 11.10.2016
Scandit is launching a new version of its barcode scanner software development kit (SDK), which will allow retail, manufacturing and supply chain enterprises to replace traditional barcode scanners and mobile computers with more flexible and cost-effective mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables, the barcode software company says. The result: equivalent or improved scanning performance on a smart device at a fraction of the total cost of ownership of traditional scanners.
Scandit says version 5.0 of its software includes the following improvements:
Speed: In batch scan speed tests, SDK 5.0 offers equivalent or better performance than leading dedicated barcode scanners.
Range: It can scan a code at distances up to 240 cm.
Angle: The newest release can read a barcode at up to an 80-degree side angle.
Localization: Using the processing powers of both the CPU and GPU of a smartphone, SDK 5.0 is able to localize and track multiple codes at once.
Battery life: On the Samsung Galaxy S7, SDK 5.0 can run 15 hours and more than 9000 scans on a single charge.
Supported devices: SDK 5.0 can be used to develop apps on a variety of devices such as Google Glass and Microsoft HoloLens, as well as drones and robots.