Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.0 Release Notes (July 1st 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 support@scandit.com 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.

Updates

Bugfixes in Scandit Data Capture SDK 6.0.3 (September 10th 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 12th 2019)

  • Fixed a bug that caused a crash on older devices.

  • Fixed view animations after a call to clearTrackedBarcodeViews().

  • Fixed an issue with devices that do not support OpenGLES 3.0.

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

  • Fixed a bug that caused DataCaptureOverlay to be rendered at the wrong position when using Auto Layout.

  • Fixed a bug that caused the last frame of the previous camera to be shown when changing to a different camera.

  • Fixed rendering issues when multiple DataCaptureView instances are created and reused

  • Fixed underlying issue that caused “… after fill simple” error messages.