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Scandit Launches New Feature-Rich Version of Barcode Scanner SDK for Android

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 the Barcode Scanner SDK 4.0 represents the next generation in barcode scanning, delivering unparalleled scan performance to a wide range of business sectors from retail and logistics through to manufacturing and healthcare.

"With every new version that we introduce, we make further disruptive inroads into the traditional, dedicated hardware device scanner market," said Samuel Mueller, CEO at Scandit. "The sophisticated features that we have built into Version 4.0 are available at a fraction of the cost while relinquishing none of the accuracy, quality and functionality associated with traditional devices. And while many of these features are designed to support the growing trend for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) scanning in the commercial sector, they will be equally appealing to consumers, too."

Among the significant new features of the Scandit SDK 4.0 for Android are:

  • Full screen scanning - Whereas previously barcodes were only decoded in the center of the camera, the new version enables them to be detected and decoded in the entire camera image, speeding up the process. This feature has been available for iOS for some time, but the new version enables feature parity for Android.
  • Blurry barcode scanning of industrial barcode formats - The new release makes Scandit's novel, patented approach to software-based barcode decoding that was specifically developed for operation with smartphones and tablets and relies on real-time image processing also available for CODE39 and CODE128 barcode formats. It results in laser-like decode range and speed - even with low-resolution cameras that have no autofocus.
  • PDF417 support - The new version is capable of scanning PDF417 barcodes including those with tiny features, such as those typically found on drivers' licenses and travel tickets.
  • Google Glass - The scanner can now decode barcodes of normal size up to 50 cm away from Google Glass, vastly improving performance.

"We anticipate enormous growth for Google Glass and other wearable devices, particularly in the manufacturing and logistics sectors where hands-free inventory management is becoming essential," continued Mueller. "We have designed the new version to deliver functionality of the highest quality, guaranteeing ease of use and accuracy, and we call this 'Pick by Vision'." To see Pick by Vision on Google Glass go to: http://www.scandit.com/barcode-scanner-sdk/wearable-device-support/

The Scandit SDK 4.0 has been designed to work across all devices using the Android Operating System v2.3 and higher. Currently, Scandit supports over 3,500 different Android device types. The new version is available immediately, and Scandit is currently working closely with developers, systems integrators and customers to deliver the new generation of data capture applications.

About Scandit
Scandit enables retail, manufacturing and logistics businesses to maximize operational performance and drive new revenue streams via enterprise-grade barcode scanning, OCR and data capture software for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. With more than 12,000 licensees in 80 countries, Scandit processes hundreds of millions of scans per year. Its mobile scan technology and associated cloud services combine to deliver the platform of choice for many of the world's most prestigious brands, including Ahold, Bayer, Coop, Homeplus (Tesco), NASA and Saks Fifth Avenue. Founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich and IBM Research, today Scandit and its network of global integration and technology partners are pushing the boundaries of mobile AIDC (automatic identification and data capture), delivering ground-breaking identification and data capture applications to customers. Scandit is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and has just opened a new office in San Francisco. For more information visit www.scandit.com.

Further information:
Ascendant Communications
E-mail for US & Europe: scandit@ascendcomms.net

US contact - Jessica Mularczyk: 508-498-9300
Europe contact - Julie Kirby: +44 (0) 7956 955625

Source: RealWire

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