Imager Scan Engines Hold the Key to Barcode and Machine Vision Technology Convergence
by Shahroze Husain, and Richa Gupta, with David Krebs, May 2017
Over the last few years, camera based imagers have become the go-to choice for data capture applications amongst
end users across all verticals. The AIDC market has seen a migration from laser to imagers as end users look towards
investing in barcode scanning solutions that can do more than capturing information from 1D and 2D barcodes for
product identification in order to future proof their investments. The pace of the transition has exceeded even some
of our most aggressive projections in the past, growing at a CAGR of 17.2% between 2011 and 2016 – imagers now
account for 59% of barcode scanner revenues.
Capabilities including image capture, document scanning, QA/QC, and product identification are available on a number
of AIDC solutions today and the growing popularity of camera-based solutions continues to push vendors to introduce
new imager-based hardware to their portfolios. As AIDC vendors pursue their R&D efforts, vendors should view camerabased
imaging as more than just another feature; it opens up an impressive array of new capabilities for image capture
and recognition. VDC believes the machine vision market presents a growth opportunity for AIDC vendors and that the application potential of imager-based solutions today can ultimately open up the total addressable and serviceable market for barcode scanning solutions.
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Number of pages: 9
Number of exhibits: 5
Companies mentioned in the report:
- Rethink Robotics