New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2009
Scanbuy, the global leader in mobile barcode solutions, today announced that it will offer customized builds of its ScanLife mobile application for a wide variety of business enterprise solutions. The software converts virtually any camera phone into a barcode scanner which can read major code formats like Datamatrix, EZcode, QR code, and UPC. This is the first time the software has been made available directly to businesses for enterprise applications like inventory or asset management, and coupon redemption.
The application is compatible with all major operating systems that are used today including Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. Therefore, a custom application can be distributed directly to existing handsets that employees are likely to already own rather than investing in new hardware. As an example, a salesperson could place new orders directly from codes printed in a catalog in the field, or a repair team could track maintenance history of commercial equipment. Each code holds specific information which is passed to a company's existing web-based database for collection. Each application is customized and secure so no other barcode reader could access the content.
"Our mobile software is already compatible with millions of consumer phones, so this solution gives companies an easy and relatively inexpensive way of accessing data from the field," said Jonathan Bulkeley, Chief Executive Officer of Scanbuy. "We will continue to focus on our ScanLife platform and consumer application, but this is a nice addition to our product offering."
The ScanLife mobile application is mainly available for consumers to scan 2D barcodes found on print advertisements, signage, packaging, or any other media. These codes can quickly display a specific Website, launch a video, send text messages, and more. The application is preloaded on new handsets and distributed through a number of download portals (http://www.getscanlife.com). The application has also been proven as best-in-class based on independent industry testing.
Companies interested in using the solution can either use existing 1D or 2D barcodes, or use the ScanLife Code Management Platform to generate codes which link to a database. An API is also available to more easily generate a significant volume of codes from an existing external platform. 2D codes can be supported immediately on all operating systems, and 1D codes are supported on select platforms like Android OS. Support for affinity programs, like couponing, will be available in the coming weeks.
To learn more, please contact Scanbuy, Inc. at info(at)scanbuy(dot)com.
About Scanbuy, Inc.
Scanbuy is the leading global provider of mobile barcode solutions that use the camera phone as the link between the physical world and the digital world. The ScanLife solution consists of a mobile application, Code Registry, Code Clearing House and Code Management Platform. The technology has been successfully deployed and supported by leading mobile providers and handset manufacturers in the United States, Mexico, France, Spain, Italy and Denmark. Media companies and marketers use the solution to create and manage measurable 2D barcode campaigns, extending brand engagement onto mobile devices.
Scanbuy has the largest and oldest patent portfolio of any company in the industry, with over 30 patents granted covering the entire solution. The company's investors include Longworth Venture Partners, Masthead Venture Partners and Hudson Ventures.
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