Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK v9.6 Added Support for Mirrored Rectangular DataMatrix Codes

VANCOUVER – December 1st, 2022

Dynamsoft has released a new version of the Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK. In the new version, Dynamsoft added support for mirrored rectangular DataMatrix barcodes by implementing a `MirrorMode` when localizing the barcodes. The rectangular form of a DataMatrix code with its limited height is better suited to high-speed printing and unusual printing spaces. The ability to scan a mirrored code is also applicable to other 2D barcode types such as QR codes and PDF417 barcodes.

When a viewer loads an image that has orientation information encoded, it would be rotated accordingly. Once the barcode is scanned, Dynamsoft Barcode Reade SDK detects the barcode location and orientation. The new version's image orientation handling is supported by a new feature with the addition of the Transformation Matrix. With the Transformation Matrix, the developer could get the correct barcode location and orientation in any viewer coordinate system.

The new version also focuses on multiple improvements in decoding DotCodes, majorly used in the tobacco industry. With these improvements, Dynamsoft solves the pain points of the tobacco industry, such as poorly printed codes and glare, slow decoding, and difficulty reading multiple codes in one scan.

Dynamsoft has also bettered QR code localization when processing multiple dense QR codes in speed mode. This benefits users with an improved success rate.

“Our main focus is to improve the performance and accuracy of industries heavily relying on barcoding for their daily operations, such as the tobacco industry and more,” said Amy Gu, CEO, and Co-Founder of Dynamsoft. “We will continue to make our products faster and better in the future as well. This is to ensure that our products remain competitive in the market and continually add value to the lives of our customers.”

These improvements are available in the Dynamsoft Barcode Reader software development kit, version 9.6.

About Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK

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

The SDK offers built-in support for dozens of the most used barcode symbols. Optional modules are also available. One is to provide support for Direct Part Marking barcodes (DPM) where the symbol is marked, or etched, on an item for more industrial strength, like automotive parts, instead of a printed label. They require special capabilities to decode, often because of how they are used and elements in the field.

Another add-on module is Dynamsoft Panorama™, an efficient batch sample tracking solution for Laboratory Information Management Systems. It stitches video frames into one panoramic view with all barcodes. This ground-breaking proprietary technology provides complete coverage of the sample tray and detailed information with batch barcode scanning capabilities.

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

Pricing and Availability

Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK version 9.6 is now available for download from the Dynamsoft website, including a trial version. Pricing can be found on the website. Supported platforms include Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and JavaScript. The SDK is provided with rich code samples. There are various technical support channels for the SDK, including email, live chat, phone, an online knowledge base, and more.

About Dynamsoft Corp.

Dynamsoft Corp. provides enterprise-class TWAIN™ software development kits (SDK), a Barcode Reader SDK, and a Label Recognition SDK to help developers meet document imaging, scanning, barcode reader, and OCR extraction application requirements when developing web, desktop, or mobile document management and label reading applications. The imaging SDKs help today’s businesses seeking to migrate from wasteful paper-based workflows to efficient paperless electronic document and records management. Thousands of customers use Dynamsoft's solutions. Customers include 3M®; EMC®; FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., 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 that develops TWAIN standards. The company was founded in 2003. More information is available at http://www.dynamsoft.com.

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