MAY 21--Symagery (www.symagery.com) has announced Version 8.0 of its software-development suite for use in conjunction with its image-reading systems by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the automatic ID and data-capture industry. Version 8.0 of Symagery's software-development suite allows OEMs to develop and customize information-capture products using Symagery's image-based systems. These systems include image engines and processor boards designed for integration into hand-held or fixed-mount scanners, portable data collection terminals, mobile computers, and kiosks.
The software suite offers OEMs the tools necessary to create and customize end-user products to meet specific application requirements. These product offerings are commonly used in the transportation and logistics, manufacturing, postal, gaming and lottery, health-care, and retail industries. Symagery's software-development suite contains the libraries and sample applications with the source code required to integrate its systems into customer devices on the Windows CE or Windows CE.NET platforms
A feature of Version 8.0 is the ability to create customized preset modes for viewing images in a specific environment and application. This is important because now users can modify, for example, the exposure, gain, and illumination parameters to suit their particular environment. Users can then save these parameters as a "mode" that can be recalled and used at a later date. Symagery will be providing customers with sample modes, common to several applications.
Another feature of Version 8.0 is the viewfinder, a small 'pop-up' window that users can activate to show a regularly refreshed image of whatever is currently being captured. This is beneficial because users can look at the viewfinder to make sure all the parameters are appropriate for the information that is being captured. If changes are required, developers can adjust parameters in Symagery's Image Reader application and then save them as a defined, preset mode.