Tag: barcode-reader

  • Barcode Scanning Accuracy Benchmark and Comparison

    Introduction Have you considered how many barcodes you come across on a daily basis? From UPC codes on every product on the grocery shelf to PDF417 barcodes on your driver’s license, barcodes are widely adopted for their convenience and low-cost factors. Accuracy is a key metric of barcode reading SDKs....

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  • Free Online Barcode and QR Code Scanner

    Want to scan 1D barcodes or QR code from images quickly in your browser? Try the free online barcode reading application created using Dynamsoft’s barcode scanner SDK below: This barcode scanning application highlights the features and performance of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK. You can upload a local image that contains...

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  • The Role of Barcode Technology in Retail

    Retail stores continue to find new ways to engage customers and build better customer relationships, even or especially during COVID-19. According to Small Business Trends, there are at least five things customers want from a retail store. These include personalized customer service, online/offline integration, the use of mobile technology, loyalty...

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  • How to Use Java Barcode Reader API

    Dynamsoft’s Barcode Reader SDK is a cross-platform bar code detection and decoding library. With the barcode scanning SDK, developers could easily build Java barcode applications on Windows, Linux, and macOS. The Complete SDK Package Get 30-day free trial of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK > Java Barcode Quick Start A dynamsoft-barcodereader-7.5.jar file...

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  • What is the Difference Between Code 39 and Code 128?

    Code 39 and Code 128 are both 1D barcodes that support both numeric and alpha data. They are widely used in non-retail environments, such as library books, membership cards, small items, etc. In this article, we will compare the two barcodes and help you understand the differences between them. Scan...

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  • Some Real-World Benefits Achieved Using Barcodes in Business

    Barcodes have an array of applications – they are business critical in warehousing for inventory management. They can be productive in retail marketing campaigns and much more. Here is a short but useful collection of how a couple of European and a couple of California businesses leverage barcodes for their...

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  • Scanning VIN Codes with a Barcode Reader

    Anyone tasked with regularly and manually capturing vehicle identification numbers (VIN) knows how troublesome they can be when doing so from a vehicle. You usually have to hover over and read through the windshield at the engraved numbers etched in low contrast. Or, you can kneel to look at the...

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  • Where to Start with EHR Implementation [eBook series 5 of 6]

    By now you should be familiar with the enabling EHR technologies and various technical considerations for adopting this application. But there are one other consideration that is often overlooked. Human Bottlenecks Often, migrating to a new technology can be a challenging and lengthy process for staff members. Healthcare providers might...

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  • Optimization Methods and Important Regulatory Requirements [eBook series 4 of 6]

    Optimize Results for Effective OCR 1. Image Quality To optimize results for effective OCR, image resolution is important. For the usual font size (10 pts or above), a resolution of 300 dots per inch (DPI) is recommended. Smaller font sizes will command even higher DPI resolutions. Also, when scanning, you...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader v7.2.2 JavaScript Edition is Released!

    Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK for JavaScript supports real-time localization and decoding of various barcode types. The library is capable of scanning barcodes from static images as well as directly from live video streams. It also supports reading multiple barcodes at once. The latest version introduced a frame filtering feature so...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader v7.0 JavaScript Edition is Released!

    NEW Added the capability to enable/disable the torch/flashlight of a mobile device (when available, only Chrome on Android). Added APIs for finer video control. These APIs are getAllCameras, getCurrentCamera, setCurrentCamera, getResolution, setResolution. IMPROVED Updated algorithm to 7.0. Updated default runtimeSettings for BarcodeScanner. Improved 1D barcode decoding accuracy by comparing results...

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  • Newly Enhanced Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 7.0 Offers more Customization and Flexibility

    With the release of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader DBR 7.0, we are excited to introduce a number of features and enhancements that take Dynamsoft Barcode Reader to another level. In this post, we discuss these new features, how they work, and what they mean for you. More Modes, More Flexibility A...

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  • Fast Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK

    Mobile devices have undoubtedly become indispensable parts of our lives, but more and more they are assets used to perform daily job functions. Across many industries such as healthcare and postal services, workers rely on their phones and tablets to scan barcodes, track inventory, store and lookup records in databases,...

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  • Reading Damaged Barcodes

    Improving accuracy and decoding rate remains a top priority for developers working with barcode reading SDKs. While configuration tweaks and improvements in the algorithm can result in drastic improvements, end users can also play a significant role by improving the image resolution at the time the image is taken, ensuring...

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  • Image Processing 101 Chapter 2.1: Point Operations

    Spatial domain image enhancement techniques can be divided into two broad categories: Point operations Neighborhood operations This post discusses the point operations and the next post will be covering the neighborhood operations. Point operations refer to running the same conversion operation for each pixel in a grayscale image. The transformation...

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  • Image Processing 101 Chapter 2.2: Image Enhancement

    What is Image Enhancement? Image enhancement refers to the process of highlighting certain information of an image, as well as weakening or removing any unnecessary information according to specific needs. For example, eliminating noise, revealing blurred details, and adjusting levels to highlight features of an image. Image enhancement techniques can...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 6.5.2 is Released

    6.5.2 for Windows/Mobile/Linux (05/28/2019) Improvements for DBR 6.5.2 Optimized barcode reading workflow for QRCode/DataMatrix/Aztec code recognition. A QRCode/DataMatrix/Aztec barcode zone will be submitted to the deblurring process when its decoding results vary with different binarization arguments Reduced the error rate of 1D barcode recognition, giving more chances for confirmation of...

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  • What are the Best Barcode Reader SDKs?

    Looking for the best barcode reader SDK for your application, but aren’t sure how to evaluate the different options, and what considerations you should be making? You’ve come to the right place. There are more than a dozen commercial-grade barcode reader SDKs on the market and it can be time-consuming and...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 6.5.1 is Released

    6.5.1 for Windows/Mobile/Linux (04/16/2019) New for DBR 6.5.1 [Mobile Edition only] Added a callback function for initLicenseFromServer so that developers can check if the license is active and valid [Android SDK only] Added a new method getVersion to return the version number of the Android SDK Improvements for DBR 6.5.1...

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  • Product Code Scanners for Retail

    Barcode technology has been around for decades and shows no signs of slowing as retailers continue to find new retail solutions to use barcodes. While reliable and robust, there are still many challenges to overcome, especially in retail environments. Unsuccessful barcode scans from damaged codes, or simply missing a barcode...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader JavaScript Edition v6.4.1 Released

    Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK is better than ever with the official release of JavaScript Edition v6.4.1. Dynamsoft Barcode Reader JavaScript Edition enables fast and reliable cross-platform, cross-browser barcode scanning in the web applications on desktops, tablets, or mobile devices. Highlights: Fast loading and initialization along with the support of Web Worker to...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 6.4 Released

    We are happy to announce the release of version 6.4 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader, the barcode library for you to integrate powerful barcode scanning to your application easily. Highlights in v6.4: Further improved the decoding speed, especially for small-size barcode images Added the BatchDecode tool which helps you evaluate the recognition...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 6.3 Released

    We are happy to announce the release of version 6.3 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader, the barcode scanner library for you to integrate powerful barcode scanning to your desktop, web, or mobile applications quickly. Pure JavaScript Barcode Reader SDK Preview The new version included a JavaScript Barcode Reader for you to...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 6.2 Released

    We are happy to announce the release of version 6.2 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader, the barcode scanner library for you to quickly integrate barcode scanning in your desktop, web, or mobile applications. Highlights in Dynamsoft Barcode Reader v6.2: Decreased misreading rate for 1D barcodes Enhanced performance for reading multiple barcodes...

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  • Read 2D Barcodes Faster with Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 6.1

    Scan 2D barcodes faster and enjoy better performance for rotated images We are happy to announce the release of version 6.1 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader, the barcode scanner library for you to quickly integrate barcode scanning to your desktop, web, or mobile applications. Highlights in v6.1 Improved scanning speed for...

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  • Reading Barcodes with Webcam in OpenCV and Python

    Barcode is an efficient way to make information readable for machines. There are many scenarios of using Barcode reader software. For example, companies use Barcode encoding and decoding software to manage various documents that captured by office scanners. Airport security uses handheld scanners to check the boarding pass and record...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 5.2 for Linux Released

    We are happy to announce the release of version 5.2 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader for Linux. The Linux SDK provides C and C++ APIs for you to easily create barcode scanning applications for running on Linux. Highlights New de-blur algorithm for 1D barcodes to improve the accuracy when scanning linear...

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  • How to Rename a Batch of Files with Barcodes

    A barcode is an optical, machine-readable, representation of data. Barcodes are widely used in data capture and document management to improve business workflow and work efficiency. For example, you may get challenges like this: You have thousands of images that you would like to rename in a folder. Each image...

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  • Build Node.js Barcode Reader on Raspberry Pi

    Node.js is available for all platforms including IoT devices like Raspberry Pi. In this post, we will demonstrate how to quickly create an online barcode reader on Raspberry Pi using Node.js and Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK. Node.js for Raspberry Pi If you flashed Rasbian Jessie, the latest Linux ROM for...

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  • Reading PDF417 Faster with Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 5.2

    We are happy to announce the release of version 5.2 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK. With our barcode scanning SDK, you can quickly and easily implement barcode reading capacities into your Web, desktop or mobile applications. Highlights in the new version: Improved the recognition performance for PDF417 with optimized localization...

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  • Webcam Barcode Reader from Live Video Stream in JavaScript

    Read Barcode and QR Code from Video in JS In a previous post, we talked about how to create a webcam barcode scanner application with HTML5. However, using HTML5 to access a webcam has some limitations and might not meet your needs. In this post, we will talk about how to create a...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader 5.1 Added JavaScript APIs

    We are happy to announce the release of version 5.1 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader with new JavaScript SDK. With our barcode scanner SDK, you can easily create a barcode reading application (Web, desktop or mobile) using just a few lines of code. Highlights in the new version: Added new standalone...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader v5.0 Optimized for Specific Barcode Decoding Scenarios

    We are glad to announce that version 5.0 of Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK is now available. With our barcode SDK, you can implement barcode reading to your web, desktop and mobile applications using just a few lines of code. Highlights in the new version: Implements a new de-blur algorithm for...

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  • Dynamsoft Barcode Reader for iOS SDK is Now Available

    We are pleased to announce that Dynamsoft’s iOS barcode scanner SDK is now available. With this new iOS barcode SDK, you can easily develop an iOS App and transform iPhone into barcode scanning tools. Dynamsoft Barcode Reader for iOS SDK supports iOS 7, 8, 9, iPhone 4s and above. Valid...

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  • How to Use Webcam as Barcode Reader in C#

    Use webcam as barcode scanner in C# Barcode is undoubtedly a welcomed way to record and track data. It can represent data including pricing, inventory, user info and a variety of others. Because of this, barcode reading became one of the essential features for an image processing application, for instance,...

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