Scandit launches SparkScan, enabling frictionless data capture for high-volume scanning workloads


Scandit, the smart data capture solutions provider, has launched SparkScan, a pre-built smartphone scanning interface designed for high performance barcode scanning

Part of the Scandit Smart Data Capture platform, SparkScan is claimed to be able to fit on top of any smartphone application, providing an intuitive user interface for simple, fast and ergonomic scanning in scan-intensive workflows such as inventory management in retail, or goods receiving in logistics.

Enterprises worldwide are seeking the multiple benefits of switching from legacy dedicated scanners to smartphones: a lower total cost of ownership, multi-functional capabilities, and the benefit of offering company-owned, personally enabled (COPE) devices, critical when attracting and retaining a workforce for important frontline roles. SparkScan further eases this transition by removing technical barriers thanks to its pre-built interface.

The intuitive interface of SparkScan integrates with any application without requiring any app redesign or customization. It can be integrated with just a few lines of code, making the implementation of market-leading smart data capture solutions fast, simple and straightforward. 

“In real-life workflows where hundreds or thousands of scans are done per day, the scanning experience must be via a comfortable, user-friendly interface,” said Christian Floerkemeier, CTO and co-founder of Scandit. “Our engineers have carefully optimized SparkScan, based on our experience in supporting thousands of customers, so that those deploying data capture tools to their frontline workforce can be assured of easy access to a versatile, high-performance software solution for rapid, repetitive scanning.”

Equip workers with the right tools for any given task 

Whether stock-taking or receiving goods in retail, managing parcel sorting at distribution centers or ensuring the accurate flow of goods in logistics operations, workers are scanning hundreds or thousands of items on a daily basis. SparkScan, deployed on familiar smartphones, ensures that workers benefit from a comfortable scanning experience regardless of how intensive, complex or repetitive the workflow is.  

SparkScan is designed from the ground up with flexibility and extensibility in mind, and comes with a choice of scanning modes and settings that empower workers to choose the right scanning behavior depending on their task. Users can activate the built-in scanning modes with a simple swipe, and can quickly switch between:

  • Target mode: a scanning mode that is useful for scanning barcodes at longer distances without having to bend down low or reach up high. 
  • Continuous mode: a scanning mode that enables users to scan non-stop without having to trigger scanning before every single scan. This makes repetitive, high-volume single scanning even faster.

The out-of-the-box UI brings around-the-clock comfort to the most scan-intensive jobs. SparkScan is also fully customizable, offering users audio or haptic feedback, and the choice to use the physical button on the side of a phone as a trigger, or scan in left-handed mode.

Effortless scanning, increased productivity

Scandit engineers have optimized every detail of the scanning experience to reduce friction and provide a fast and ergonomically comfortable scanning experience. The SparkScan user interface is specifically designed to enable better aiming and triggering, with no constraints on how the device is held and no need to rely on a screen for aiming. These are important factors that positively impact user comfort, adoption, and productivity.

As part of the Scandit Smart Data Capture platform, SparkScan users can rely on top performance - scanning accurately at unmatched speed, in low light, at a distance or at multiple angles and even able to capture damaged barcodes.

SparkScan is available on Native SDK and supports all iOS and Android smartphones.

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