Version 7.3.1 Released for Windows
Version 7.3.1 of the Softek Barcode Reader SDK for Windows has now been released containing 2 important improvements to the toolkit.
Previous versions of the toolkit used a single threshold value to determine whether a pixel was considered black or white. Although the toolkit tried to calculate this value, it was often necessary to try a number of different color thresholds until the barcode could be read. Version 7.3.1 takes a different approach and calculates new threshold values for each scan line it samples. To take advantage of the new feature, developers will need to ensure that the ColorThreshold property is set to 0 (the default value). They can then control the amount of time spent processing a color image by setting the ColorProcessingLevel property to a value between 1 and 5 (default of 2).
GS1 Databar Support
GS-1 Databar support has been added to toolkit. This includes RSS-14, RSS-14 Stacked, RSS Truncated, RSS Limited, RSS Expanded and RSS Expanded Stacked. There is also support for supplemental information encoded in micro-PDF-417 barcodes. Click here for more information on GS1 Databar.
Developers with upgrade and support agreements in place (including all those who purchased a license in the last 12 months) will be receiving upgrade notification emails over the next few weeks. Other platforms will also be upgraded to version 7.3.1 in the next few weeks. If you would like to receive your upgrade link asap then please contact email@example.com
Release notes for this version can be found here.