Linux Barcode Scanner SDK

Mobile Data Capture for servers and embedded systems running on Linux*


*The Linux SDK is currently in closed beta. The SDK and a trial license are available on request via

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Key Requirements


  • Linux with GLIBC – 2.27 and higher


  • Camera with/without autofocus


  •  x86_64, aarch64

Distribution Channels

  • Direct download

Development Tools

  • Any C++/Python IDE

Works With

  • C
  • C++
  • Python

Why Scanbot SDK?

Fast & reliable

Even in tough lighting conditions, our Barcode Scanner delivers a flawless scanning experience using any camera

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Create a prototype in hours

Rapidly build your first prototype with our detailed documentation and example projects

Developer support via Slack/Teams

Our developers will help you solve any problems you may encounter

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The Scanbot SDK uses on-device intelligence only, ensuring GDPR & CCPA compliance

Easily integrate the Barcode Scanner into any Linux server or system

Our Linux Barcode Scanner SDK is a headless tool designed for fast and reliable barcode scanning in server environments and for embedded systems. It focuses on processing image data and returning barcode data as a list. The SDK is suited for a variety of deployment scenarios, including private clouds and physical hardware such as drones, robots, and edge devices.

The core API is pure C, which enables easy integration into other programming environments through simple wrappers. For a quick start, the SDK already includes a C++ and a Python wrapper.

The SDK runs on cheap, low-power platforms such as Raspberry Pi. On platforms with TensorRT support, such as the NVIDIA Jetson, the SDK greatly benefits from GPU acceleration. Here are some typical performance results with a 1280×720 camera stream:

A reliable Barcode Scanner SDK covering a wide range of codes

Whether your app is used by your employees or your customers: You want it to work quickly and reliably. That’s why our Barcode Scanner SDK uses computer vision algorithms and machine learning models to guarantee lightning-fast and accurate barcode detection.

Its coverage of barcode symbologies is one of the widest out there. With the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK, you can solve business problems in any industry, automate workflows, and optimize your internal processes.

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