Barcodes are universally recognized symbols for identification of a product and its authenticity. These codes essentially contain the name of the product and manufacturer, its price, product number etc. and are recognized by special barcode reader machines. These reader machines are often found to be connected with a computer device which contains the software for recognition of these symbols. Originally, barcodes used to be in 1D and 2D formats but now, some of the barcodes are also found in 3D formats. Bytescout BarCode Reader SDK is a software development kit for integrating barcode reading functionality in user’s application.
Bytescout BarCode Reader SDK v.2.10.306 is a shareware component for reading 1D and 2D barcodes in image formats inside the computer. This component acts as the software tool for reading the barcodes that are either given by the readers or come in image form. Some of the recognizable barcodes types for the application are Code39,m QR Code, DataMatrix, Code 128, EAN8, EAN13, PDF 417 and many more which may be in various image formats like PNG, GIF, BMP, JPG and TIF. It has the ability to deliver various pieces of information from the barcode like symbology types, barcode recognition points and recognized strings. Apart from a myriad of image formats, the program also supports reading barcodes from TIFF files and PDF documents. It comes with completely managed C# code and comes with an extensive set of source codes that can be readily copied and pasted for integration with the application. The component can be readily integrated in applications developed in various programming platforms like ActiveX, WIndows CE, .NET, ASP.NET etc. with the help of source codes.
To conclude with, Bytescout BarCode Reader SDK v.2.10.306 is a nice application for integrating barcode reader based functionality into user’s application, leading it to score four and a half rating points on the scale of five.