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Enterprise-grade Aztec Code Scanner SDK

With the Scanbot Aztec Code Scanner, you can add lightning-fast barcode scanning to your mobile app. Turn any iOS or Android device into an easy and flexible scanning tool!

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Aztec Barcode

The transportation sector accounts for most Aztec Code use cases. Lufthansa airline tickets contain this code, as do Deutsche Bahn tickets. The International Union of Railways (UIC) has chosen the Aztec Code as its standard for ticketing. Additionally, Aztec Codes are used in the healthcare sector, notably on patient identification bracelets.

  • Two-dimensional barcode, standardized in ISO/IEC 24778.
  • Freely available under US patent number 5591956.
  • Can store over 3,000 characters in up to 32 layers.
  • Less widely used than QR and Data Matrix Codes.
  • Enables both high data density and up to 95% error tolerance.
  • Pattern resembles a top-down view of an Aztec pyramid.

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Efficient, adjustable, versatile: The Aztec Barcode Scanner SDK

With the Scanbot Aztec Scanner, you’ll be able to…

  • Read Aztec Codes with smartphones
  • Eliminate the costs of dedicated imager scanners
  • Turn mobile devices into intelligent multi-tools with access to your servers
  • Implement Aztec Code scanning within a week – short time-to-value
  • Scan accurately, even codes with only 20% background contrast

How to read Aztec Code with Scanbot SDK


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Launch the Scanbot SDK from anywhere in your app


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Hold your device over the barcode


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

Scanbot's Aztec Code Reader cutting-edge features

  • Single- and multi-scan: Extract information from one Aztec barcode or several in one go.
  • Filter: Set the Aztec Code scanner to work only on certain barcode types.
  • Save the image: Store scans of your Aztec Codes as PDFs, creating a reliable digital archive.
  • Retrieve data from photos: Apart from scanning with the device camera, you can also upload images that contain Aztec Codes and instantly extract their data.
  • Accurate results: Flawless data capture even when scanning Aztec Codes in bad lighting, at an angle, or if they are corrupted

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!

Make smartphone-based barcode scanning part of your digital workflow – Why you should choose Scanbot

  • You can implement the ready-to-use user interface of the Aztec barcode reader within just one week and adjust it to match your Corporate Design.
  • Sensitive data is safe. Because our solution works 100% offline, it complies with any data privacy law.
  • Unlimited installs and scans make the Aztec Code Scanner SDK a perfect choice when 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 meets fixed cost.

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 is the Aztec code used for?

Aztec Codes are most commonly used in the transportation sector. Lufthansa airline tickets contain this code, as do Deutsche Bahn tickets. The International Union of Railways (UIC) has chosen the Aztec Code as its standard for ticketing. Additionally, Aztec Codes are used in the healthcare sector, notably on patient identification bracelets.

Is an Aztec barcode the same as a QR code?

No. Even though Aztec and QR Codes are both 2D symbologies, they differ in structure, data density, and areas of use.