Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK v6.4 Adds JavaScript Web API

Version 6.4 Adds Mobile Browser Barcode Scanning Conveniences for Users

VANCOUVER - December 17, 2018

Dynamsoft has updated its Barcode Reader Software Development Kit as a pure JavaScript API Edition, based on WebAssembly, to enable cross-browser and cross-platform online barcode scanning.

These new features will empower developers with new conveniences for users. Users can scan barcodes in real-time from a browser using their smartphone without requiring an app download. There’s also no need to capture an image and send it to a server for reading. This saves bandwidth and improves efficiency. In many cases, businesses use a browser-based system for pre-defined workflows. So, the JavaScript web API from the SDK will integrate easily into such workflows.

The new JavaScript barcode reader supports real-time localization and decoding of various 1D and 2D barcodes from static images. It also supports decoding from a camera’s video live stream whether from desktops, tablets, or mobile devices. This includes from device-independent bitmap (DIB) formats which can be obtained from cameras or scanners. Scanning can be accomplished for multiple barcodes at a time. The new barcode reader web API enables developers to implement browser-based barcode reading across varying computing devices.

Barcode Reader v6.4 also adds 2D barcode symbology support for Aztec Code, which is widely used in the transport business such as for airline tickets.

Dynamsoft Barcode Reader SDK enables application developers to efficiently embed barcode reading functionality in their web, desktop and mobile applications using just a few lines of code. This removes months of additional work and costs associated with coding from scratch. With the SDK, end users can decode barcodes from various image file formats (BMP, JPG, PNG, PDF, and TIFF) or video live streams. This includes black/white, color or grayscale images.

Supported developer platforms include Windows (C, C++, .NET, JavaScript), Linux (C/C++), iOS (Objective-C and Swift), and Android (Java). Supported 1D barcodes (linear barcodes) include Code 39, Code 128, Code 93, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, EAN-13, EAN-8, UPC-A, UPC-E. Supported 2D barcodes include QR code, Data Matrix, PDF417, and now Aztec Code. There are also Mac and Raspberry Pi editions available as Labs projects.

Barcode reading results include: format, text, bytes, angle, module size, the name of the document including the barcode, page number, region name, and the coordinates of the barcode vertices.


Dynamsoft's Barcode Reader SDK provides rich code samples. It is backed by technical support channels that include an online knowledge base, e-mail, live chat, phone and more. It is now available for download from the Dynamsoft website. Developers can also try an online demo and download trial versions from the website product page.


Dynamsoft Corp. provides enterprise-class document capture software development kits (SDKs) to help developers integrate document imaging, barcode scanning capabilities and an OCR SDK for text recognition and information extraction in desktop, web, or mobile applications. The company also provides enterprise-grade version control software to help developers manage developer teams and projects. The imaging SDKs help today's businesses seeking to migrate from wasteful paper-based workflows to efficient paperless electronic document and records management. Dynamsoft is an associate member of the TWAIN Working Group that develops TWAIN standards. Thousands of customers use Dynamsoft's solutions. Customers include 3M®; Apple®; 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 was founded in 2003. More information is available at http://www.dynamsoft.com.

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