With SDC, you can empower your enterprise class mobile devices with enterprise-quality 1-D/2-D bar code scanning — no dedicated scan engine required. SDC brings the same industry-leading algorithms used in Zebra hardware decoders to any off-the-shelf megapixel camera, providing your customers with the first-time every-time easy bar code scanning in non-scan intensive applications. Your customers will enjoy rapid decode speed, even on damaged, scratched or poorly printed bar codes — as well as bar codes printed on paper or displayed on a screen. Hyper-resolution technology provides a wider scanning range as well as easy capture of small bar codes. And with enterprise-class scanning accuracy, you no longer need to worry about erroneous decodes that can lead frustrated users to mistrust and abandon your application.
With this cost-effective solution, one license per device enables bar code scanning in any number of applications, providing real value for you — and your customer.
Battery life is a crucial aspect of any mobile device. Since there is less hardware to power, there is more power for applications, other hardware and other device operations. Battery cycle times are extended — more time between charges translates into ample power for a full shift.
Eliminating the need to integrate a dedicated scan engine reduces space requirements, making it easier to include all the features your customers want in a business-class device that offers the slim, ergonomic appeal of today’s consumer-style mobile devices.
By eliminating the need for a dedicated scan engine, your hardware requirements are reduced, increasing your margins and your overall profitability.
When you choose Zebra’s SDC, you get the support you need for successful development and integration. Complete documentation provides a strong knowledge base for development engineers. And Zebra's engineering resources are available and ready to help with any issue.
How does SDC work?
Camera images captured on the device are intercepted for further processing by the decoding libraries to isolate and extract any bar code information. The decoded data is then dispatched to a scanning application. This decode solution is 100 percent software – there is no decode hardware required.
|Linear Codes||UPC-A/E, EA N-8/13, JAN 8/13, UPCE 1, ISBN / Bookland, ISSN, Coupon Code, Bookland EA N, Code 39 (Standard, full ASCII), Code 128, GS1-128, ISBT 128, Trioptic Code 39, TLC-39, Code 93, 2 of 5 (Interleaved, Discrete, IATA , Chinese), GS1 DataBar, GS1, Composite Codes, Korean 3 of 5 (Postal)|
|2-D Codes||PDF417, MicroPDF417, Datamatrix (including inverse), QR Code (including inverse), MicroQR Code, Aztec (including inverse), Maxicode, Han Xin (Chinese Sensible Code)|
|Postal Codes||POSTNET , PLANET , UK Postal, Canada Post, Dutch Postal (KIX), Japan Post, Australian Post, Royal Mail, 4 State USPS, 4CB/ OneCode/Intelligent Mail, UPU FICS Postal|
|Required Resolution||Linear: 1.5 pixels required per narrow element Matrix Codes: 2.70 pixels required per cell|
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|Operating Systems||Google Android; Apple iOS; Microsoft Windows|