Step Up Your Scanning Game: The New Era of Camera Barcode Scanning for iOS and Android

December 15, 2023 by Macie Blakeman | NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Today, we introduce the official release of Socket Mobile's game-changer in data capture. Our latest advancement in camera-based barcode scanning, SocketCam C860 Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK), will take mobile barcode scanning to new levels in speed and performance. Are you ready to step up your game and enter this new era of iOS and Android-based barcode scanning? Keep reading.

The Evolution of SocketCam

The SocketCam family has been at the forefront of turning your mobile device into a powerful barcode scanner. When we released the SocketCam C820 in February of 2022, we introduced the world to a free scanning solution that seamlessly integrated high-end scanning software with your phone's built-in camera and the ability to capture data into your existing applications.

Now, we're building upon the SocketCam line to deliver a solution that's even more powerful. The C860 is a premium, subscription-based upgrade that brings you best-in-class scanning technology designed to meet the needs of users who require a more advanced solution for their scanning tasks.

Why Upgrade to SocketCam C860?

With the C820 already available at no charge, why would you want to upgrade? SocketCam C860 is a giant leap forward in speed and capabilities. When you switch to the C860, you're investing in a complete solution designed to make your daily operations more efficient and frustration-free.

Here's why it's worth it:

  • Industry-Leading Technology - One of the striking features of the C860 is its unparalleled software decoding technology, setting it apart from even top-notch commercial scanners. It supports numerous 1D and 2D data types and scans barcodes from farther distances, proving to be an industry leader with best-in-class camera scanning technology.
  • Read Damaged Barcodes Like a Pro - Whether you're in retail, logistics, or healthcare, damaged barcodes are a daily challenge. The C860 excels in swiftly and accurately reading damaged barcodes—three times faster than other leading software decoders. This minimizes delays and interruptions, allowing you to maintain your workflow.
  • Optimal Scanning in Poor Lighting Conditions - Struggling to properly scan barcodes in poor lighting is no longer an issue. The C860 delivers exceptional performance, capturing barcodes proficiently even in less-than-ideal lighting conditions. Whether you're scanning in a dim warehouse or under bright sunlight, the C860 adjusts seamlessly.
  • Enhanced Productivity - At its core, the C860 is built to enhance productivity. It's not just about the scanning; it's about how quick and seamless scanning fits into your entire operation. Reduced errors and quicker scans mean a smoother operation, allowing you and your team to focus on what really matters for your business.

Compare the C820 vs. C860:

Watch the C820 and C860 battle head-to-head while scanning damaged barcodes Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK) and witness the C860's superior performance for yourself:

Affordable Subscription, Easy Upgrade

The C860's advanced functionality is available to users for a monthly subscription fee of just $5.99, and upgrading is a breeze. With the C820 scanning viewfinder open in your app, tap the 'Pro' button. Then simply follow the steps to 'Upgrade to SocketCam Pro'. Once you complete the process, the next time you scan, your C820 scanning viewfinder will be replaced with the C860 scanning viewfinder.

The upgrade process is seamless, offering you the flexibility to switch back to the free C820 version as your scanning requirements change.

Business Elevation Through Mobile Innovation

As technology evolves, so do the needs of your business, demanding more than just incremental improvements but rather transformative solutions. That's precisely what SocketCam C860 offers—a game-changing approach to barcode scanning that meets the unique demands of various industries. With its industry-leading decoding technology, the C860 enables you to elevate your business with just your mobile device without needing to invest in costly hardware scanners. Capable of reading even damaged barcodes and operating seamlessly in varied lighting environments, it's more than an upgrade; it's a fundamental shift designed to revolutionize your workflow and enhance your business at every level.

Learn more about SocketCam C860's industry-leading technology Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK).

If your app does not currently support SocketCam, tell your app provider Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK). SocketCam is included in our CaptureSDK Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK), which has been integrated with thousands of applications worldwide and provides quick, reliable, and consistent data capture performance.