Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.0 Release Notes (July 1, 2019)

See also the System Requirements of the Scandit Data Capture SDK across all platforms.

Version 6.0 marks the initial release of Scandit Data Capture SDK. It is a major update over the 5.x Scandit SDK and introduces new APIs and additional features. This release is not compatible with 5.x and will require code changes in your application. Take a look at our migration guide for how to upgrade your app from 5.x to 6.0 and newer.

Scandit Data Capture SDK is available on Android and iOS.

New Features/Performance Improvements

  • Modernized and modularized API for more fine-grained control and better extensibility for future data capture technologies.

  • Improved use of multi core architectures of mobile devices with speedup of 2-3x depending on settings and number of cores.

  • Considerably improved MatrixScan animation smoothness and accuracy on Android.

  • Simplified interface for configuring the scan area and code selection.

  • Improve recognition speed of direct part marking mode.

  • Improved MatrixScan auto-focus stability on a wide range of rugged devices and low-end Android devices.

Behavioral Changes

This section contains a list of behavioral changes between 5.x and 6.0.

  • The short 43 character legacy app keys supported in 4.x and 5.x have been deprecated and are not compatible with 6.0 anymore. Please contact to get your new license keys.

  • It is now an error to enable symbologies that are not supported by your app key. In 5.x, these symbologies would silently be disabled without any warning.

  • EAN13 and UPCA used to be separate symbologies in Scandit SDK 5.x, but are now merged into one symbology called EAN13/UPCA.

  • Barcode capture: The default code duplicate filter has been changed from 500ms to 0ms, meaning that codes that are scanned are reported every frame.


Bugfixes in Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.0.3 (September 10, 2019)

  • Now properly mirroring the point of interest and scan area margins when using the user-facing camera.

Bugfixes in Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.0.2 (August 12, 2019)

  • Fixed the JCenter uploads to list the needed dependencies in their POM files such that they are automatically fetched.

Bugfixes in Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.0.1 (July 15, 2019)

  • Fixed an issue with barcodes never being in addedTrackedBarcodes and certain listener functions not being called when resuming a previously paused Barcode Tracking session.