Scandit, San Francisco, launched the barcode scanner software development kit (SDK) 5.0, which provides retail, manufacturing and supply chain enterprises with the speed and performance necessary to replace dedicated barcode scanners and mobile computers with more flexible mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables.

Key Improvements in Version 5.0 include:

Speed. In batch scan speed tests, Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 is said to offer equivalent or better performance than leading dedicated barcode scanners.

Range. Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 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, Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 is able to localize and track multiple codes at once. 

Battery Life. Results show that on the Samsung Galaxy S7, Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 achieves 15 hours and more than 9,000 scans on a single charge.

Supported devices. Scandit Barcode Scanner 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.

Scandit Inc.