German Location of World-Famous Charity Uses Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK to Automate Barcode-to-PDF Procedure

INDUSTRY:

Non-Profit, Accounting

QUOTE

We wrote the barcode tool in C++ and used examples provided by the Dynamsoft team, which were very helpful. As a result, we now have a high-quality SDK integrated in our application to easily scan barcodes. We're very happy with the SDK and help received from Dynamsoft."
– Project Manager at the Charity

SUMMARY

A German office of a well-known charity with more than three million Germany members was searching for a barcode reader SDK. The team wanted a barcode scanning tool to use in accounting, to increase productivity by automating certain tasks. To this end, they wanted to be able to start the tool, use it to read data off a barcode, and automatically rename associated PDF files the same as the barcode number. Thus, the development team behind the charity found a solution online – Dynamsoft Barcode Reader. The team at the charity was up and running with the new tool in a week. The SDK immediately provided the automating and time-saving realizations they coveted.

CORPORATE PROFILE

This is a well-known worldwide charity. The German location alone has more than three million members. It provides a wide range of services within and outside Germany. This includes helping with hospitals, care for the elderly and for children and youth. The charity is also active with providing significant blood supply in Germany and as well as other emergency medical services in Germany. One of the offices for this charity needed barcode scanning to simplify their accounting practices.

REQUIREMENTS NEEDED

The team wanted a barcode scanning tool to use in accounting, to increase productivity by automating certain tasks. To this end, they wanted to be able to start the tool, use it to read data off a barcode, and automatically rename associated PDF files the same as the barcode number.

Initial research started with how to build the tool internally. The team quickly realized creating a barcode scanning application from scratch would be immensely time, resource and cost consuming. Thus, the development team behind the charity found a solution online – Dynamsoft Barcode Reader.

A SOLUTION

The Dynamsoft Barcode Reader software development kit (SDK) allows developers to quickly embed full-featured barcode scanning in a web, desktop or mobile application. This can be done using a few lines of code instead of spending months researching and understanding relevant standards and coding thousands of lines.

So, in practically no time at all, the Dynamsoft SDK lets application managers create high-speed and reliable barcode scanner software to meet their business needs. Barcode scanner APIs are provided for Windows (C++ API, .NET API), Linux (C/C++ API), iOS (Objective-C and Swift), and Android (Java API).

Supported barcode symbologies include linear barcodes (1D): Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, and Industrial 2 of 5. For 2D barcodes, support is included for: QR code, Data Matrix, and PDF417.

The barcode reader library supports scanning barcodes from various image file formats, such as bmp, jpg, png, gif, and tiff; from single-page and multi-page PDFs; and from device-independent bitmap (DIB) formats which can be obtained from cameras or scanners; from an image encoded as a base64 string; or from an image file stream.

You can also create barcode reading templates with settings such as: barcode region, barcode count, barcode format, deblur level, and more. These settings allow for customizations specific to your scenario so decoding is more accurately, speedily, and reliably optimized.

Other capabilities built into the SDK include multi-thread barcode processing, reading multiple barcodes in one image, detecting barcodes at any orientation or rotation angle, decoding barcodes from out-of-focus or blurred images, and reading barcodes from low-quality images via pre-processing.

The team at the charity was up and running with the new tool in a week. The SDK immediately provided the automating and time-saving realizations they coveted.