Handheld Terminal SDK

iOS and Android application development for our rugged, high-performance devices

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Cognex Handheld/Mobile Terminal SDK

With the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK, developing a mobile application that fully integrates with Cognex DataMan 8700 handheld scanners or MX Mobile Terminals could not be simpler. The SDK provides a high-level API for connecting to, communicating with, and managing supported Cognex readers.

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Simple, powerful features

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK is ideal for building Android and iOS application that need full control of the scanning experience:

  • Supports DM8700 series handheld readers (Bluetooth Direct Connect)
  • Supports MX Mobile Terminals (Android/USB, iOS/Lightning port)
  • Supports multi-code scanning features (multiple scan results)
  • Access scan result meta data (scan image, barcode type, binary scan results, etc.)
  • cmbSDK Toolkit provides UI elements for connecting/configurating devices
  • cmbSDK and Toolkit are free for use with DM8700/MX Mobile Terminals

A Unified Barcode Scanning SDK

Want to develop a mobile application that uses our high-performance Bluetooth connection DM8700 readers? Do you have Cognex MX Mobile Terminals as well? And since it’s a mobile application, do you want to be able to scan barcodes with just your mobile phone or tablet*? With the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK, you can build a single application to do just that.

The cmbSDK is a unified SDK allowing you to access any supported Cognex barcode reader as well as barcode scanning using a mobile phone or tablet’s built-in camera through a single API. Advantages include:

  • Write one application; not different application for use with different readers.
  • Use the right device for the environment: rugged DataMan scanners for your harsh environments, or mobile phones/tablets for light duty scanning.
  • Lower costs by leveraging mobile phones and tablets when rugged devices are not needed.
  • Increase productivity—now virtually anyone can have a barcode scanner in their pocket with their mobile phone.
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* Using the Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK to scan barcodes with a mobile phone or tablet is a separately licensed product. More information can be found here.

Supported platforms

Add barcode scanning to mobile apps using either our native SDKs for iOS and Android

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Use cross-platform tools like Cordova, Flutter, NativeScript, React Native, and Xamarin.

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Easily Manage Industry Standard Data

The Cognex Mobile Barcode SDK includes advanced data parsers for
standardized barcode formats:

  • GS1 Data Formats
  • AAMVA compliant driver’s licenses and IDs
  • Health Industry Bar Code Standard (HIBC)
  • International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)
  • Department of Defense IUID
  • Structured Carrier Message (MaxiCode)

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