Viziotix Updates

Welcome to the Viziotix news. These are the latest updates about the company, events, new releases, new product features, and more.

October 2022 Tech For Retail
Viziotix to show at Tech For Retail 2022
A woman scanning a barcode with Viziotix barcode scanning smartphone app
Join us at Tech For Retail, Paris, November 28-29. Viziotix will show the fastest and most robust computer-vision software to scan barcodes and identify items for retail workflows on any camera, including smartphones, robots and drones. We will also present new demo apps that provide an easy way to test our barcode scanner SDK. Our booth is No. 37 in the start-up village. Register here for a free badge (before November 14, 2022).
October 2022 New Office
Welcome to our new office
We have relocated into new premises with improved space for teamwork, meetings, and demonstrations. If you would like to learn more about our barcode scanning SDKs or talk about upcoming projects, we would be pleased to meet with you. The new address is Viziotix SAS, 815 La Pyrénéenne, 31670 Labège, France. The registered business address has not changed.
October 2022 Vision Stuttgart
Viziotix barcode scanning demo at Vision 2022
Viziotix barcode scanning demo booth at Vision Stuttggart 2022 with Teledyne e2v

Last week, we had the pleasure of working with Teledyne E2V on their stand at the Stuttgart Vision 22 Show. Teledyne showcased the incredible performance of the new Optimom 2M module with Viziotix's barcode scanning SDK. Many thanks to Marie-Charlotte Leclerc, Romain Guiguet and the Teledyne E2V team for integrating us into their demo. You can try our barcode demos and test our SDKs here.

Sept 2022 New White Paper
New White Paper: Techniques for Barcode Scanning in Automation
A picture of a warehouse with shelves full of boxes and pallets
Scanning barcodes in automated solutions is very different to handheld, manual scanning. Automated solutions use high-resolution, wide-angle cameras to scan barcodes on pallets, shelves or conveyor systems, often with many barcodes in the field of view. It is critical that every barcode in every image is found and decoded. All this must happen at high-speed to meet the required thruputs This new White Paper reviews the problems found in scanning barcodes with automatic systems (Robots, Drones and Conveyors etc.) and discusses the various Viziotix solutions used to achieve the highest speed and scan success rates.
May 2022 Logistics Business
Logistics Game-Changer
A stack of parcels with barcode labels decoded by Viziotix

Lighting-fast barcode scanning software is a game-changer for logistics and industry. Read the latest article in Logistics Business about how Viziotix is powering item tracking along the logistics chain.

Working on generic hardware, Viziotix barcode decoding software enables OEMs and app developers to build solutions to track items from orders, through distribution, to delivery. Expert software reads barcodes such as Code 128, Data Matrix and QR Codes on smartphones, gate-readers, conveyors and robotics.

The software is exceptional at reading multiple barcodes per image and the rapid scanning of large, hi-res, image files - and therefore ideal for automation.

April 2022 Android SDK
Android SDK Launch
A smartphone capturing a barcode on a soda can using Viziotix software

The powerful Viziotix Barcode Software Scanner is now available for Android devices. The Android SDK can be downloaded for testing via the Download Free Trial link on our website. Watch this space for new versions and increased support for other platforms.

March 2022 White Paper
The GS1 Sunrise 2027 Initiative
An illustration of Viziotix White Paper Sunrise 2027

The GS1 Sunrise 2027 initiative is adding 2D barcodes to retail consumer packaging. In some cases, 2D matrix barcodes will replace the well known 1D UPC/EAN barcodes. This will impact OEMs of Barcode Scanners & Point of Sale Equipment, Retail Stores and Consumer Packaged Goods companies. Read more about this major change for barcodes in retail in our White Paper.

March 2022 Viziotix SDK Free Trial
Just click to download the Viziotix SDK – Free!
A keyboard picture with special Free Trial button in red

The link for a 30-day Free Trial of our expert barcode scanning SDK and Demo App is now live on our website. Test our performance on your robot, drone and smart-device images. Click on the ‘Free Trial’ button in the page menu above and start scanning.

March 2022 Retail Automation
Barcode SDKs enable retail automation
An inventory robot imaging grocery store shelves next to an enployee

Some retail stores are freeing up their staff and letting robots do the hard work in retail shelf-management. Powerful barcode scanning SDKs, cameras and Linux platforms make it possible. Read more in this Retail Brew article.

February 2022 Logistics Business
Viziotix featured in Logistics Business
A cover of Logistics Business magazine
Breaking News! Logistics Business journal publishes an article on Viziotix and doks.innovation's warehouse inventory solution that features Viziotix barcode scanning software. Check out Logistics Bussiness article for more information
January 2022 Robotics Place
Viziotix joins the Robotics Place cluster
The logo of Member Robotics Place linking to Robotic Place web page

Robotics Place is a cluster of companies in the robotics space with the mission to stimulate research, unify partners and develop solutions. Early discussions with Robotics Place were instrumental to us setting up Viziotix and we are excited to now be an official member. We look forward to collaborating with Robotics Place, and the members, to advance and optimize our computer-vision and barcode scanning software for robotics and automation applications.

See Robotics Place announcement for more information.

January 2022 Viziotix and doks. innovation join forces
Viziotix and doks. innovation join forces for warehouse automation
A robot and tethered drone, both with cameras, in a warehouse scanning barcodes on pallets using the Viziotix barcode SDK
Viziotix announced a new partnership with doks. innovation. This partnership will accelerate the digitization of the warehouse with automatic robotic inventory counting. See here for more information
2022
December 2021 Viziotix is joining Nubbo
Viziotix is joining Nubbo
We are pleased to announce that Viziotix is joining Nubbo, a leading French startup incubator and accelerator. We are confident that with Nubbo’s support in 2022, Viziotix will go from strength to strength. Exciting times ahead!
October 2021 Design win with doks. innovation GmbH
The industry is transitioning to Software Barcode Scanning
A robot and tethered drone, both with cameras, in a warehouse scanning barcodes on pallets using the Viziotix barcode SDK

Software barcode scanning is now clearly a viable alternative to hardware barcode readers.

Up until recently, the core of any barcode scanning system has always been a fixed barcode scanner, handheld reader or barcode scan engine (module). These dedicated devices are often large and expensive. They are also difficult to integrate and network into more complex solutions.

We are talking to companies that have already adopted or have started to see the benefits of camera scanning with barcode software. The camera choice is huge, ranging from tiny, inexpensive camera modules (as found in smartphones), to USB cameras and up to standard industrial cameras. Unlike most barcode readers, these cameras are often based on the latest, high-resolution CMOS sensors and offer the ability to capture wide areas with large depths of field in low light – particularly useful when you need to scan pallet locations or capture many barcodes at the same time. Industrial cameras with 20MP resolution are readily available for instance.

Further, our contacts confirm that using these cameras usually means a significant cost saving over dedicated barcode readers and a better project ROI. As an example, we are powering the doks. innovation GmbH warehouse inventory robot and drone application (Inventairy - shown) which features an onboard high-resolution camera.

Let us know if you want to know more about using standard cameras with barcode software!

September 2021 Creation of Viziotix
Viziotix opens its doors!

We are proud to announce the offical founding of Viziotix! The company is now created and registered as an SAS under French law. Let's get in touch! We can't wait to show you what Viziotix can do for your business and applications.

June 2021 GPU support
GPU Acceleration
Our SDK now supports hardware acceleration on NVIDIA Cuda compatible GPUs. We are therefore fully compatible with NVIDIA Jetson architecture out-of-the-box. Just enable the CUDA acceleration option in our SDK and see the difference in speed! Check out our product page for latest info about the SDK.
June 2021 Nano-Scan
Introducing Nano-Scan
A blurred single barcode with a green overlay to show that the code is decoded by the Viziotix barcode scanner SDK
Our SDK now includes the new "Nano-Scan" algorithm that decodes 1D barcodes at sub-pixel level. Thanks to this advanced detection capability, our decoder can now decode blurred, out-of-focus or low resolution images of 1D barcodes. The first version of Nano-Scan supports Code 39 and Code 128 symbologies. Check out our product page for latest info about the SDK.
May 2021 Maxi-Scan
Introducing Maxi-Scan
A stack of 28 boxes with barcode labels with a green overlay to show that all barcodes are decoded by the Viziotix barcode scanner SDK
Our team has created and implemented "Maxi-Scan" -  our new algorithm for finding barcodes wherever they are in the field-of-view of your images. Thanks to Maxi-Scan, our SDK will scan every barcode whatever the image size or position of the barcodes in the image (corners, edges etc.). Check out our product page for latest info about the SDK.
April 2021 First Beta Release
First beta release of our Barcode Reader SDK
After many months of dedicated work, our team is excited to make available the first version of our Barcode Scanning SDK for beta testing to selected customers. This first version includes support for UPC-EAN, Code 39, Code 128,  Datamatrix, QR and PDF417. Check out our product page for latest info about the SDK.