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.
As enterprises automate the work flows of their distribution centers the role of collaborative robots is poised to reinvent traditional supply chain operations. Historically, robots in the warehouse have been utilized for industrial applications as a part of an assembly line, completing... Learn more
With the evolution from laser-based industrial barcode scanners to camera or vision based solutions, the merging of the industrial data capture and machine vision markets was inevitable. The full potential of machine vision is only beginning to be... Learn more
This research analyzes the key strategic issues, trends, and market drivers for stationary industrial scanners and imagers. Market analysis (historical, prior year, and forecasted revenues and unit shipments), vendor considerations, and growth opportunities are offered across the following dimensions... Learn more
This research report analyzes the key strategic issues and market drivers for mobile scanners. Mobile scanners are barcode scanning hardware and software solutions that can either pair wirelessly with or enhance the built-in camera functionality of smart mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets for enterprise-grade scanning... Visit the Mobile Barcode Scanners page to learn more.
AIDC vendors today face intense competition in the barcode printer and scanner hardware markets. ISV channel partnerships are reshaping vendors’ distribution strategies, while helping engage clients across all verticals, including field services, retail, transportation and logistics... Visit the 2017 AIDC Independent Software Vendor Partner Program Analysis page to learn more.
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, and growth opportunities. Visit the Stationary Thermal Barcode Printers page to learn more.
This research analyzes the key strategic issues, trends, and market drivers for handheld scanners and imagers, including laser scanners, linear imagers (CCD scanners), and 2D imagers. It also provides market sizing and forecasts for scan engines. Visit the Handheld Barcode Scanners page to learn more.
MODEX is the premier tradeshow for supply chain and logistics solutions, powered by the MHI and held biannually in Atlanta, GA where industry leaders in AIDC and robotics display their latest technology. This blog will detail the latest announcements and provide commentary on the newest innovation unveiled at MODEX 2018. Learn more
Checkpoint Systems Inc. (a division of CCL Labels), a leader in electronic article surveillance (EAS) and RFID solutions for the retail industry, announced two new product offerings at the recently concluded NRF conference in New York. Thus, this blog will detail the latest products and the company’s outlook for the retail space in 2018. Learn more