Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK Now Identifies GS1 Symbologies

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Barcode Scanner SDK now auto-detects GS1 compliance for QR, Data Matrix, Code 128, and DataBar tags. Incorporates GS1 Lib Parsing SDK

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Manatee Works, Inc., the leading provider of scalable, high-performing barcode scanning integration, today announced that its Barcode Scanner SDK now automatically identifies barcodes encoded with GS1-defined structured data, including GS1 DataBar, GS1 QR Code, GS1 Data Matrix, and GS1-128, as well as the GS1 implementation of an Interleaved 2 of 5 barcode type - ITF-14. This new feature allows the Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK to quickly and easily identify those codes that comply with the global GS1 authentication standards, further simplifying software development efforts. Scanned GS1 compliant barcodes are automatically parsed and the GS1 data segments are easily transferred to a developer, making their code development easier and the resulting application more efficient.

GS1 is an International not-for-profit association with members in over 100 countries. GS1 authenticated codes are deployed in numerous industry sectors including retail, healthcare, transportation/logistics, automotive, financial services and defense. GS1 also works closely with the World Customs Organization to assist in fraud and counterfeit programs.

In addition, the Manatee Works Barcode Scanners mobile application, featuring the Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK, has added GS1 code parsing using GS1 Hungary’s GS1 Lib Mobile Basic SDK for iOS and Android. This feature allows the app to receive and interpret the standard series of data and to decipher structured data in most GS1 standard barcodes and number sequences to the logic of GS1’s standard system in synchronization with Manatee Works’ mobile barcode decoding technology.

The detection of each GS1 standardized barcode subtype can be experienced first-hand by downloading and utilizing the Manatee Works demonstration application, Barcode Scanners, available for download from Google Play, Apple App Store, Windows Store and BlackBerry World. The GS1 barcode data parsing, utilizing the GS1 Lib SDK is incorporated into the iPhone, iPad and Android versions.

“It has always been our goal to ensure stakeholders from across the ecosystem can glean maximum data value from each barcode scan,” said Jim Stein, Founder and CEO, Manatee Works, Inc. “Further aligning our software with GS1’s authentication standard means that developers and code owners alike can now parse and derive critical business information out of GS1 barcodes seamlessly. We’re proud to work closely with GS1 to build a long-term, sustainable barcode solution.”

“In alignment with the global strategy of GS1, GS1 Hungary is dedicated to providing solutions that will help the mobile industry to implement GS1 standards as easy and as quickly as possible. GS1 Lib is the tool to make this happen. We are happy and proud that one of our industry-leading companies has found the value of GS1 Lib and decided to implement. We believe that working closely with Manatee Works in the future will enable us to deliver a solution that will be valuable for the whole industry. We look forward to this exciting collaboration.” David Kétszeri, Director Business Relations at GS1 Hungary, commented the collaboration.

The Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK can be easily integrated into enterprise, corporate, and consumer applications for any number of practical implementations, including healthcare, hospitality, mobile marketing, shipping and receiving, security, quality assurance, and more. It already supports scanning of over forty barcode symbologies and is available for all major development platforms including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Windows, OS X, Linux, as well as all major cross-development frameworks like PhoneGap, Titanium, Xamarin, Worklight, iForm and Java.

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About Manatee Works

Manatee Works, Inc., headquartered in Boone, NC, USA, provides market-leading mobile barcode solutions aimed at delivering a fast, flexible, and affordable mechanism to activate immersive mobile experiences in both the B2C and B2B marketplace, including our Manatee Works Barcode Scanner SDK and Developer Network. We deliver a world of possibility – in the palm of your hand. To learn more visit

About GS1 Hungary

GS1 is a neutral, non-profit organization, which operates in the field of global standards, global standardization regarding automatic identification, electronic communication and traceability, with over 40 years of experience. GS1 Headquarters is in Brussels, and operates in over 110 countries in the world, through the network of GS1 Member Organizations.

GS1 Hungary, the Hungarian Member Organization of GS1, has 30 years local - and as MO of the Global GS1 System - 40 years global experience in the implementation and development of Global Standards.

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