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Enterprise-grade Code 39 Barcode Reader SDK

The Scanbot Code 39 Scanner SDK lets you integrate fast barcode scanning into your mobile app in no time. Use any iOS or Android device as a flexible scanning tool. It’s fast, accurate, and cost-effective!

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Code 39 Barcode Reader

Unlike other common barcodes, Code 39 can also encode letters, which makes it indispensable in the industrial sector. A frequent use case is in factory automation in the automotive and electronics industries. In the US, it was standardized and adopted by the Automotive Industry Action Group and is now used as the standard VIN Barcode.

  • One-dimensional barcode that encodes 43 characters: uppercase letters, numeric digits, and a number of special characters.
  • Self-checking. However, a modulo 43 check digit is sometimes included.
  • The low data density makes it unsuitable for tiny items.
  • Standardized as ANSI MH 10.8 M-1983 and ANSI/AIM BC1/1995.

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Replace outdated scanning devices with the Scanbot Code 39 Barcode Reader

Using the Scanbot Code 39 Barcode Scanner module, you can…

  • Extract 1D barcodes – such as Code 39 – with smartphones
  • Reduce data entry costs significantly
  • Turn modern smartphones into sophisticated multi-tools that talk directly to your systems
  • Cut time-to-value – implemented within one week
  • Capture data flawlessly

How to read Code 39 barcodes with Scanbot SDK


Code 39 scanner step 1

Launch the Scanbot SDK from anywhere in your app


Code 39 scanner step 2

Hold your device over the barcode


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The SDK automatically reads and decodes the data in less than a second

Precisely the features that you need – The Scanbot Code 39 Reader

  • Single- and multi-scan: You can retrieve data from just one Code 39 or several in one go.
  • Filter: Adjust your Code 39 scanner to recognize only the barcode types you want it to.
  • Save the image: Store your Code 39 scans as PDFs, creating a reliable digital archive.
  • Capture data from pictures: Besides scanning with the device camera, you also extract information from existing images that contain Code 39 symbology.
  • Accurate results: Flawless scanning no matter the circumstances – even under bad lighting conditions, at an angle, or with corrupted barcodes.

Want to work with more than one barcode type? We have you covered: All common 1D and 2D barcodes can be extracted with the Scanbot SDK – one solution fits all!

Your best solution for business process optimization – Why you should choose Scanbot

  • Your team can implement the ready-to-use user interface of the Code 39 Barcode Reader SDK within just one week.
  • Our white-label solution can be fully customized to match your Corporate Design.
  • All your sensitive data is safe with us. Our Code 39 Scanner works 100% offline – guaranteed compliance with any data privacy law.
  • With its unlimited installations and scans, our SDK is the perfect choice if you can’t estimate the MAU or scan volume in advance. With our fair licensing model, you’ll never exceed your established budget. Flexible usage and fixed cost go hand in hand.

Licensing designed for Enterprise customers

As an enterprise customer, you likely have high-volume barcode scanning needs, whether measured in users, app downloads, or individual scans. Since our SDK works fully offline, we never track any volume metrics. Hence, we charge an annual flat license fee for our solution. For you, this means that you’ll always know the exact cost up front, without worrying about usage statistics.
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The best barcode SDK for the widest range of codes

No matter whether your app is used by your employees or your customers, you just want it to work – quickly and reliably. That’s why we have developed our Barcode Scanner SDK using machine-learning algorithms, which guarantees lightning-fast and accurate detection. At the same time, its coverage of barcode types is one of the widest out there. With this tool, we can help you solve business problems in any industry, along every individual process chain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Code 39 barcodes used for?

Unlike other standard 1D barcodes, Code 39 can also encode letters, making it indispensable in the industrial sector. A frequent use case is factory automation in the automotive and electronics industries.

Is Code 39 or Code 128 better?

Due to its higher data density, Code 128 is more convenient for smaller items. Additionally, it allows you to store the whole ASCII character set. For use cases that don't require large amounts of complex data to be stored, Code 39 can be preferable, as the lack of a check digit makes it much easier to print.

What is another name for the Code 39 barcode standard?

Code 39 is also known as Alpha39, Code 3 of 9, Code 3/9, Type 39, USS Code 39, or USD-3.