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Simple, enterprise-grade barcode scanning for mobile devices

Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK Features

Whether developing a barcode reading application for inventory, package delivery, patient ID scanning, vehicle inspection, or warehouse and factory floor environments, the Cognex Mobile Barcode Software Development Kit (SDK) provides enterprise-grade barcode scanning in a unified solution. It can be used with any smartphone or tablet with a built-in camera, and even embedded systems. The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK combines the proven DataMan SDK technology with the industry-leading Manatee Works Mobile Barcode SDK, resulting in a best-in-class software tool for all facets of mobile barcode scanning.

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is the most reliable barcode reading technology available for mobile applications and smartphone integration, regardless of platform, development framework, or barcode symbology. As a tool developed with the logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and commercial services industries in mind, it is built with efficiency for the end-user, as well as simplicity for the application developer.

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Powerful Decode Algorithms

Damaged codes and challenging lighting conditions are no match for Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK. The SDK algorithms can quickly decode codes in low light even with glare or if the code is skewed or blurry.

Supports a broad range of symbologies and platforms

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is available for iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, with support for environments like Swift and Ionic as well as cross-platforms tools including Cordova, Xamarin, React Native, and NativeScript.

The SDK can read over 20 different 1D and 2D barcode symbologies used across a wide range of industries, including UPC/EAN, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 11, Code 25, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, POSTNET, PLANET, IMb, Royal Mail Code, GS1 DataBar, MSI Plessey, Telepen, Data Matrix, QR, Micro QR, PDF417, MicroPDF417, MaxiCode, Aztec, and DotCode.

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Barcode scanning from a web browser

With the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK for Web, websites and web applications can scan barcodes without the need for a native app. Barcode scanning is easy with virtually any desktop or mobile browser, including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and others.



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