CaptureSDK Updated to Support S370 & S550

May 4, 2023 by Long Pan | DEV COMMUNITY UPDATES

We are excited to announce that support for our newest product, SocketScan S370, is now available in CaptureSDK!

SocketScan S370 Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK) is a universal NFC & QR Code Mobile Wallet Reader that supports 1D and 2D barcode scanning on-screen and tap-and-go NFC Reading. Built for limited counter space and all-day reliability, the S370’s compact form factor is ideal for retail, loyalty, pop-up selling, events, and ticketing or ID verification.

The combination of barcode scanning and NFC reading required us to make some changes in our SDK. When the S370 is connected, your app will receive two device arrivals (from the SDK) simultaneously: one for barcode scanning and one for NFC reading. You can choose to handle only one of the devices or both.

In addition, there are two notable changes to our NFC reader/writers:

  1. For readers like the S370 and S550, which do not have physical trigger buttons, the default trigger command sets the device ready for continuous scanning until the app sends a command to stop the trigger. Developers will have the option to set the reader to automatically stop after a successful read, which can help avoid any confusion caused by an unwanted scan or tap.
  2. A theme selection property has been added.
    Both the S370 and the S550 have a ring of LEDs that can be customized to display a variety of LED lighting sequences and color schemes. These sequences are grouped into four color themes (such as access control or membership), and each theme contains four lighting sequences to convey the status of device readiness, reading, a good read, or a bad read. This is to provide visual feedback for end users and to complement other forms of feedback they might receive, such as beeps, vibrations, or on-screen UI.

For more details, check out the “Combo Products” section in the documentation here Opens New Window. Support for the NFC readers will come to Windows platforms soon.

As always, it is critical for us to hear your feedback. Please send your feedback here Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK) or through the developer support email.

Happy coding,
Socket Mobile SDK team