Sonim and Scandit Improve Barcode Scanning Usability, Reliability and Lower TCO with New Sonim Scan Solution

SAN MATEO, CALIF. (March 20th, 2019) — Sonim Technologies, a leading U.S. provider of ultra-rugged mobility solutions designed specifically for task workers physically engaged in their work environments, has partnered with industry-leader Scandit to provide a better barcode scanning solution to businesses. With Sonim Scan, businesses can lower their total cost of ownership (TCO) while improving the barcode scanning experience for front-line workers who must rapidly capture large amounts of data.

“Sonim Scan demonstrates our continued commitment to building rugged solutions to make businesses more efficient and workers more productive,” said Bob Plaschke, Sonim CEO. “Sonim continues to push the boundaries of smartphone capabilities through its partnership with Scandit, providing businesses with better choices when making technology decisions.”

The solution, Sonim Scan, is an Android application that utilizes the industry-leading Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK to turn Sonim’s ultra-rugged XP8 smartphone into a world-class barcode scanning solution. Sonim Scan running on the XP8 provides the following features and benefits:

  • Scan up to 45 barcodes per minute
  • Fully supports 1D, 2D and postal code barcodes
  • Continuous scan
  • Scanning via the device’s physical yellow, alarm and/or PTT buttons or via on-screen floating widget providing excellent ergonomics and flexibility
  • Two options for transmitting data
  • Data insertion (keyboard wedge)
  • Android Broadcast that can be easily integrated into any third-party app
  • No additional hardware to buy, maintain or track
  • Little power consumption
  • Lowers TCO, offers improved reliability and usability over comparable systems

“We needed a solution that could take a beating by our drivers while accurately scanning and capturing high volumes of auto parts for proof of delivery,” said Air Contact Transport CEO Brad Honigsberg. “Sonim Scan will help our team deliver on our mission to provide nothing less than uncompromisingly predictable, reliable and consistent delivery service to our customers.”

Sonim’s ultra-rugged XP8 Android Enterprise Recommended smartphone is a military-rated device built to work in extreme environments, while integrating critical business functionality. Sonim offers an industry-leading comprehensive three-year warranty and includes the SCOUT Enterprise XPerience, allowing businesses to more efficiently manage and control communications.

Sonim Scan is designed for enterprise workers who must capture and track data in short time frames. Common use cases include:

  • Logistics (delivery of any kind of package)
  • Asset management/tracking
  • Retail (inventory management/tracking and customer service)
  • Events (ticketing)

“Workers in tough environments need to have confidence that their scanning solution will be