AutoID & Data Capture


VDC Research is the leading analyst firm covering AutoID and Data Capture technologies and applications, giving our clients the most comprehensive and actionable research available today. Our coverage addresses the most critical issues impacting these markets to enable executives and operators for stakeholders including hardware suppliers, independent software vendors, and solution providers within the AutoID industry to make informed decisions. We support decision-making through market sizing, application profiling, trend identification, distribution channel analysis and competitive share research services.

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Featured Reports

OEM Barcode Scan Engines

This research analyzes the key strategic issues, trends, and market drivers for the OEM Scan Engines Market. It features deep-dive market analysis, including current size and five year forecasts of revenues and unit shipments, vendor shipments, shares and profiles, and detailed coverage of growth...

Stationary POS Barcode Scanners

This research analyzes the key strategic issues, trends and market drivers for stationary point of sale (SPOS) scanners. VDC Research continues its industry standard market analysis monitoring historical installed base and five year forecasts of revenues...

The Global Market for Stationary Thermal Printers

This research report analyzes the key strategic issues, trends, and market drivers for stationary thermal barcode printers. The report offers market analysis (historical, prior year, and forecast revenues and unit shipments), vendor considerations...

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Featured Blog Posts

Palm Reading at the Checkout – Decoding Amazon One

With the newest frictionless technology, people can make payments, enter venues, and identify themselves with just their bare hand. Amazon is making this possible through its Amazon One system with palm reader terminals. The reader identifies people based on the unique biometric signatures of their palms...


August Starts with a Bang & a Thud – Key Takeaways from Q2 Earnings Calls (CGNX & ZBRA)

Earnings season is in full flow and the VDC team has been tracking results from several leading market players across AIDC, enterprise mobility, and machine vision. Q2 2023 was a rough quarter all around, with market leaders expecting continued weakness through the end of the year...


Coding & Marking Automation Gaining Momentum – Varying Software-Centric Approaches Considered to Improve Accuracy and Consistency

Automation is critical today for enhancing manufacturing productivity and in meeting customer expectations for product quality and traceability. Manufacturers are leveraging...


Loftware Continues to Expand its Solutions Portfolio with a Life Sciences-focused Acquisition

Loftware, the global market leader for barcode labeling software, announced its acquisition of UK-based PRISYM ID in January. With this, the company further extends its position in the life sciences vertical, which has always been a key area of focus.