Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK Improved reading performance for stacked, skewed, and perspective-distorted 1D barcodes


Improved reading performance for stacked, skewed, and perspective-distorted 1D barcodes

Optimizing barcode symbol support for ideal applications in the tobacco industry allows us to further address another large market that can benefit from Dynamsoft’s enterprise-grade barcode reader SDK .

Hard-to-read barcodes, such as skewed and perspective-distorted 1D barcodes, are very common challenges that could separate a robust enterprise-grade SDK from its competitors. In the latest version, Dynamsoft Barcode Reader has improved decoding performance for these scenarios and it is able to scan extremely asymmetric stacked 1D barcodes. Such scenarios are commonly found in scanning rows of books stacked on a shelf or thin packages of tightly packed products in a box.

Dynamsoft has also improved the decoding accuracy of barcode support for DotCode symbology, primarily used in the tobacco industry. A DotCode is a 2D barcode symbol made up of disconnected dots. This barcode symbol is used to mark the packaging of tobacco products such as cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. This involves crucial information such as package contents, date and batch details to ensure proper track and trace throughout the supply chain. The improvement mainly comes from difficult scenarios where the DotCode is distorted and the dots are scattered or blurry. The improved accuracy and read rate of DotCode allows Dynamsoft to better meet the needs of the tobacco industry.

“Optimizing barcode symbol support for ideal applications in the tobacco industry allows us to further address another large market that can benefit from the enterprise-grade barcode reader SDK of Dynamsoft,” said Amy Gu, CEO and co-founder of Dynamsoft. “We will continue to optimize Dynamsoft Barcode Reader with additional symbol support and performance optimizations.”

These enhancements are available in the Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK, version 9.4.

About Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK

Dynamsoft provides its barcode reader SDK to developers to more quickly and cost-effectively deploy business-critical applications that rely on reliable barcode technology. A demo and a trial are available. With the SDK, developers can integrate barcode scanning functionality into a web, desktop, or mobile application using just a few lines of code. This lowers development costs, saves project managers months of additional development time, and significantly reduces long-term technical support resource requirements and costs. The SDK supports various development languages: Java, C++, C, .NET, Python and JS.

The SDK offers built-in support for dozens of the most commonly used barcode symbols. Optional modules are also available. One is to support direct part marking (DPM) barcodes where the symbol is marked or engraved on an item for more industrial strength, such as automotive parts, instead of a printed label. They require special abilities to decode, often due to how they are used and elements on the ground.

Another add-on is Dynamsoft Panorama™ where a warehouse manager can receive an assembled image, from a collection of created images, entire inventories, for a panoramic view of a warehouse situation, like missed barcode scans and their locations.

Finally, another module includes the integration of intermediate results. This advanced and unique feature is not found in other barcode SDKs. With it, developers can access multiple data point results of the decoding process. These “intermediate image results” provide information that advanced users can use in other workflows to improve efficiency or create new applications. There are many types of intermediate image results produced when decoding a barcode.

Price and availability

Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK version 9.4 is now available for download from the Dynamsoft website, including a trial version. Prices can be found on the website. Supported platforms include Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and JavaScript. The SDK comes with rich code samples. There are various technical support channels for the SDK, including email, chat, phone, an online knowledge base, and more.

About Dynamsoft Corp.

Dynamsoft Corp. provides enterprise-class TWAIN™ software development kits (SDKs), barcode reader SDK and tag recognition SDK to help developers meet the requirements of imaging, scanning, reader applications barcode and OCR extraction when developing web, desktop or mobile applications for document management and label reading. Imaging SDKs help today’s businesses looking to move from unnecessary paper-based workflows to efficient paperless electronic document and records management. Thousands of customers use Dynamsoft solutions. Customers include 3M®; EMC®; FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc.; Fujitsu®; GE®; H&R Block®; HP®; IBM®, Intel®; Infosys®; Lockheed Martin®; Olympus®; Philips®; PricewaterhouseCoopers®; Samsung®; Siemens®; Symantec®; Unisys®; Verizon®; and more. The company also provides enterprise-grade version control software to help developers manage developer teams and projects. Dynamsoft is an associate member of the TWAIN working group which develops TWAIN standards. The company was founded in 2003. More information is available at http://www.dynamsoft.com.

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