Android-based barcode scanner

With the use of a new scanner technology, SCHULZ Systemtechnik is supplementing its portfolio in the operation of mobile devices.

SCHULZ Systemtechnik GmbH is one of the leading developers of automation solutions. The combination of an Android smartphone and a laser scanner offers a flexible solution that can easily be adapted to meet future demands. In comparison to previous devices, it is mainly usability that is improved. OHB Digital Services is supporting the process of developing the software to integrate an MES (manufacturing execution system) into the devices.


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How it works

The software is an Android application that controls the laser scanner and maintains a bidirectional port to the MES. In this way, the MES is able to send instructions and information to a specific device, for example to inform the user about upcoming tasks.

During the scan process, the user receives audiovisual feedback from the MES to determine if the right object has been scanned. The MES can give any additional information to the user throughout the scan process. This solution differs from other scanners whose feedback is limited to reading the code.

However, the solution offers the same easy handling as any usual scanner: the integrated laser scanner enables code detection in the usual time. As the device starts immediately when the app is opened, the end user doesn’t have to deal with the operating system.


The app was developed for the Android platform for use in Android devices with an integrated laser scanner.

With more than 1,000 employers at different places worldwide, SCHULZ Systemtechnik offers individually customized solutions in diverse industries.

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