Dynamsoft today announced version 4.0 of its Barcode Reader software development kit (SDK), which has added a PDF rasterizer to decode 1D and 2D barcodes from PDF documents. The updated SDK has also expanded its list of supported barcode symbols.
The expanded barcode symbol support now includes 2D barcode decoding of DATAMATRIX and PDF417 standards. Also, in another update, the .NET version of the SDK will support Visual Studio’s AnyCPU option for enhanced platform integration. These updates builds upon other recent updates. This past summer, Dynamsoft added support for decoding barcodes from GIF images in addition to already having support for BMP, JPEG, PNG and TIFF images. The company had also recently optimized the decoding algorithm for reading code128 barcode types, resulting in noticeably improved accuracy of around 10 percent.
“These upgrades continue to expand application reach for our Barcode Reader SDK,” said Amy Gu, Vice President of Dynamsoft. “They build upon an already established simple and intuitive use of APIs to implement barcode reading within just a few lines of code. And this is on top of Windows and Mac versions of the SDKs to cover various development environments.”
Dynamsoft’s Barcode Reader SDK allows application developers to almost instantly embed barcode decoding functionality into 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 is on top of also needing to spend many more months learning relevant standards. It saves months of development time and costs and also reduces the need for long-term costs and support related to development.
Dynamsoft’s Barcode Reader 4.0 provides C, C++, ActiveX / COM and .NET application programming interfaces (API). Once the SDK is integrated in an application, users can decode barcodes from various image file formats or from a PDF document. This also includes from device-independent bitmap (DIB) formats, which can be obtained from cameras or scanners.
Pricing and Availability
Dynamsoft’s Barcode Reader 4.0 SDK will be provided with rich code samples. It will be backed by technical support channels that include an online knowledge base, email, chat, phone and more. It will be available for purchase and download from the Dynamsoft website starting Nov. 3, 2015. For web applications, the deployment license starts at $998.75 per production server. For desktop applications, the developer license is $373.75 per developer and requires a run-time license for desktop distributions.