With SLOC at a fraction of the size of open source platforms, mobiScan proves great things do come in small packages. Forget the learning curve... keep developers focused on application development, instead of the complexities of an unsupported, bloated, lame solution. Speaking of support, we offer free upgrades of each mobiScan SDK, for the life of your App. Simply provides us with your package name or Apple Id when registering. It's That Simple!
Along with our proprietary algorithms, we use native machine language rather than "interpretive" languages like JAVA, letting mobiScan decoders perform better than any of our competitors'.
With multiple licensing options, mobiScan decoders are more affordable and reliable than our compeitors, building your own solution or integrating open source.
While most decoders only work with high-quality barcode images, mobiScan decoders are tuned to read the densest barcode images even in low light, extreme angles, varying brightness/contrast levels, and inverted surfaces.
"Not only does Manatee Works have the best decoders available, their prompt responses to requests and questions make them a pleasure to work with. Thanks Jim and Vangel!"
Partner Services LLC http://www.partnerservices.com/
Looking for a PDF 417 scan library for iOS on Google I found several solutions. I tried them all out but Manatee Works has by far the best solution. It's accurate, fast and easy to implement. They respond fast to any questions, although there isn't much to ask because it just works.
After searching for a PDF-417 mobile library for quite some time we came across the Manatee Works solution. The product they provide is nothing short of perfect, we have achieved a very comprehensive ID scanning solution based around this component that is both fast and reliable. The Manatee Works Team has also gone above and beyond to correct any issues and add features that we have requested to provide an excellent product.
CustoSoft Technologies http://www.custosoft.com/
"Manatee Works provided us with a great scanning solution for our client's iPad application. Their scanner software has been reliable and easy to integrate, and their support team has done an excellent job of constantly improving it. I highly recommend their software and their team!"
CEO, Appstem Media http://appstem.com/
It has been a pleasure working with Manatee Works. Peak10 has built many internal audit tools which required the ability to read numerous varieties of bar codes (PDF 417, code 3of9, QR, etc.). While we integrated their libraries into our code base (all developed for iPad3/4) we encountered some issues in getting rapid scanning to occur on some obscure barcode formats. When we reached out to Manatee Works it was amazing to see the group, while seaming to work in different locations, coalesce together to remediate our issues. In retrospect, every organization should strive to communicate as rapidly and precisely as they did, while simultaneously solving issue after issue in a remarkably rapid time frame.
Exec. Vice-President, Operations & Technology, Peak 10 http://peak10.com/
"Not only have the offerings of Manatee Works consistently outshone the offerings of their competitors, but their tech support and willingness to communicate makes it especially easy to work with them. I'd recommend Manatee Works to any mobile developer looking for a great, dependable barcode scanning library."
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All Standard and Compact/Truncated PDF417 codes compliant with the ISO/IEC 15438 standard
PDF417 is a stacked linear barcode symbol format used in a variety of applications such as transportation, identification cards, and inventory management. PDF stands for Portable Data File. The PDF417 symbology was invented by Dr. Ynjiun P. Wang at Symbol Technologies in 1991. (Wang 1993) It is represented by ISO standard 15438. Additionally, PDF417 Codes are playing a prominent role in Apple’s new electronic wallet iOS app, Passbook.
All Aztec Codes compliant with the ISO/IEC 24778 standard
Aztec Code is a very efficient two-dimensional (2D) symbology that use square modules with a unique finder pattern in the middle of the symbol. Characters, numbers, text and bytes of data may be encoded in an Aztec barcode. Aztec code has the potential to use less space than other matrix barcodes because it does not require a surrounding blank “quiet zone”.
The symbol is built on a square grid with a bulls-eye pattern at its center for locating the code. Data is encoded in concentric square rings around the bulls-eye pattern. Aztec barcodes are some of the smallest and most dependable symbologies in use today. Additionally, Aztec Codes are playing a prominent role in Apple’s new electronic wallet iOS app, Passbook.
All Data Matrix Codes compliant with the ISO/IEC 16022 and ANSI/AIM BC11 ISS standards
Data Matrix is a 2D (matrix) barcode format available as open standard. Data Matrix was designed in 1989, and standardized by many organizations including NASA, US DoD and major industries such as electronics, pharmaceutical and postal marking. The information to be encoded can be text or raw data. Typical data size is from a few bytes up to 2 kilobytes. The length of the encoded data depends on the symbol dimension that is used. Error correction codes are added to increase symbol strength: even if they are partially damaged, they can still be read. A Datamatrix symbol can store up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters.
All QR Codes compliant with the ISO/IEC 18004:2006 standard
QR Code is a 2D (matrix) barcode format initially developed, patented and owned by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave for car parts management; it is now in the public domain. The “QR” is derived from “Quick Response”, as the creator intended the barcode to allow its contents to be decoded rapidly. The QR Code can store up to 2,335 ASCII characters in one barcode symbol, and includes Error Correction Code (ECC) which allows error-free reading even when a symbol has been partially lost or destroyed. Additionally, QR Codes are playing a prominent role in Apple’s new electronic wallet iOS app, Passbook.
Including Truncated, Limited, Expaded, Expaded Stacked, Omnidirectional, Stacked and Stacked Omnidirectional
GS1 DataBar™ symbols can carry more information and identify small items than the current EAN/UPC bar code. GS1 DataBar enables GTIN identification for fresh variable measure and hard-to-mark products like loose produce, jewelry and cosmetics. Additionally, GS1 DataBar can carry GS1 Application Identifiers such as serial numbers, lot numbers, and expiration dates, creating solutions to support product authentication and traceability for fresh food products and couponing.
Including Interleaved 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, ITF-14 and SCC-14
Including Code 39 Standard, Code 39 Extended, PZN and Code 32
Code 39 (also called “3 of 9 Code”) was developed by Dr. David Allais and Ray Stevens in 1974. Code 39 is a discrete, variable length symbology and was the first alphanumeric bar code to be developed. It is designed to encode twenty-six uppercase letters (A-Z), numeric digits (0-9), and seven special characters: space, minus (-), plus (+), period(.), dollar sign ($), slash(/), and percent (%). It can be extended to encode the ASCII character set by using a two character coding scheme. Each character is composed of nine elements: five bars and four spaces. Three of the elements are wide (binary value 1) and six elements are narrow (binary value 0), the width ratio can be chosen between 1:2 and 1:3.
Code 39 is one of the only type of barcodes in common use that does not require a checksum. An inadequately interpreted bar cannot generate another valid character. The template must then add a fixed asterisk (*) before and after the data and print the field using a Code 39 barcode font. This “self-checking” makes it especially attractive for applications where it is inconvenient to perform calculations each time a barcode is printed.
Including Code-128 A, Code-128 B, Code-128 C, GS1-128, EAN-14 and UCC/EAN 128
Code 128 is a very high density barcode symbology only used for alphanumeric bar codes. The symbol can be as long as necessary to store the encoded data and is designed to encode all 128 ASCII characters; it will use the least amount of space for data of 6 characters or more of any one-dimensional symbology.
Code 128 is made up of six sections: the quiet zone, start character, encoded character, check character, stop character, and another quiet zone. Each data character is made up of eleven black or white modules with the exception of the stop character, which has 13 modules. Three bars and three spaces are formed out of these eleven modules; bars and spaces can vary between one and four modules wide.
Code 128 includes a checksum digit for verification. The bar code may also be verified character-by-character affirming the parity of each data byte. Its specific structure also allows numeric data to be encoded at double-density.
Including UPC-A, UPC-E and UPC add-on
UPC was the first bar code symbology widely adopted. The UPC symbology was designed to make it ideal for coding products. UPC can be printed on packages using a variety of printing processes. The format allows the symbol to be scanned with any package orientation. Omnidirectional scanning allows any package orientation provided the symbol faces the scanner. The UPC format can be scanned by hand-held wands and can be printed by equipment in the store.
Including EAN-13, EAN-8, ISBN, ISSN, ISMN and JAN
The EAN barcode is primarily used in supermarkets to identify products at the point of sale. In 1977 the EAN code was used by 12 countries (all the countries of the European Community). Today, use of the EAN code has spread to all west European countries, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.
Our Barcode Scanner app for Google Android or Apple iOS demonstrates the Manatee Works' mobiScan SDK barcode readers. Code 25, Code 39, Code 128, UPC, EAN, GS1 Databar, Aztec, QR, Data Matrix and PDF417 barcode types. Based on software libraries that have years of professional, market-proven utilization, our technology is available to developers for inclusion into their apps. Try it for yourself and imagine the possibilities.
Manatee Works, Inc. was founded in 2010, offering an array of high performing 1D and 2D barcode decoders for mobile devices, and multi-level professional development and support services.
We strive to create and provide high-quality systems, applications and online solutions with a special focus on emerging technologies, while holding the customer’s interests paramount and providing ethical and cost-effective services in the most transparent manner possible.
With the release of its second generation mobiScan SDK, Manatee Works has increased its efficiency and has elevated its way to the top as the leading performer of embedded mobile barcode decoding software. PDF417 leads the way.
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