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Cognex Mobile Barcode Software Development Kit (SDK)

Simple, enterprise-grade barcode scanning for mobile devices

Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK Technologies

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK integrates Cognex's proven DataMan SDK technology and the industry-leading Manatee Works Mobile Barcode SDK. This combination results in a best-in-class software tool for all facets of mobile barcode scanning.

  • DataMan SDK technology provides the framework and interface for MX mobile terminals as well as DataMan handheld and fixed-mount barcode readers. Using the DataMan SDK as the core of the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK leverages Cognex's industrial strength configuration and communication software, ensuring solid performance and reliability.
  • The Manatee Works Barcode SDK technology is built solely for mobile device scanning and has set the standard for smartphone and tablet barcode scanning applications.

By seamlessly integrating these technologies, the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK provides a single, unified application programming interface (API) that can be used with any supported reader, from a smartphone's built-in camera, to an MX Series mobile terminal.

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