Dynamsoft today released a new version of its Barcode Reader software development kit (SDK) to now work as an independent product. It previously only worked as an add-on to other Dynamsoft image capture SDKs. In addition Dynamsoft’s Barcode Reader 2.0 SDK now supports reading of more barcode types.
The SDK allows application developers to almost instantly embed barcode reading functionality in their web or desktop applications. It requires just a few lines of code instead of coding hundreds to more than a thousand lines from scratch. This can save months of development time which also means significant development cost savings.
Two editions of the Barcode Reader 2.0 SDK are available, one for Windows and one for Mac. The Windows Edition provides C, C++, ActiveX / COM and .NET application programming interfaces (API). The Mac Edition provides C and C++ APIs. With version 2.0, the SDK now offers support for barcode types Code39,Code128, Code93, Codabar, ITF, EAN13, EAN8, UPCA, UPCE, and more. Once the SDK is integrated in an application users can decode barcodes from various image file formats (BMP, JPG, PNG and TIFF). This includes from device-independent bitmap (DIB) formats, which can be obtained from cameras or scanners.
“Previously our barcode reader SDK was only functional as an add-on to our Dynamic Web TWAIN or Dynamic .NET TWAIN image capture SDKs, said Amy Gu, Vice President of Dynamsoft. “But, a goal at Dynamsoft is to continually ensure the greatest flexibility with our products. And, as barcode technology demand continues to grow, we felt it was good timing and a proper path to ensure Barcode Reader 2.0 allowed standalone functionality.”
Pricing and Availability
Dynamsoft’s Barcode Reader 2.0 SDK is provided with rich code samples and backed by award-winning technical support. It is available for purchase and download directly from the Dynamsoft website starting May 12, 2015. Dynamsoft will provide a developer license and a deployment license. The developer license is $748.75 per developer and allows royalty-free distribution for desktop applications. The deployment license is $1,248.75 per production server.