Embedded SDK

CortexDecoder Embedded OEM SDK is for device manufacturers looking to integrate the best, enterprise-grade barcode scanning functionality in their devices. The software is flexible and provides a solution for purpose-built barcode readers, scan engines, kiosks, mobile computers, or any other device with a camera. CortexDecoder Embedded has been optimized for enterprise-grade performance to overcome the scanning challenges of data capture in many industries and deliver near-zero-miss reliability. The OEM software developer kit has flexible licensing and integration is supported by Code Professional Services.

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CortexDecoder is an innovative decoding platform developed by experts with decades of experience delivering purpose-built barcode scanning solutions. Around the world, OEMs, enterprise application developers, consumer apps, and fast-paced industries have benefitted from the power of CortexDecoder.

The CortexDecoder SDK scanning algorithms have been leading the industry for over 20 years. A dedicated team of experts continues to deliver innovative developments in data capture and barcode scanning solutions to developers worldwide. Cutting-edge solutions include vision systems, edge computing, machine vision, and an ever-expanding list of industrial embedded applications.

Features Include

  • Flexible & Secure Licensing - With the option to use either an “online” or “offline” license model, you can be sure your data is only where and when you want it, and seen by whomever you want. Read more
  • Near zero-miss (99.9995%) reliability - Worldwide proven accuracy is a hallmark. CortexDecoder reads even the most complex barcodes; secure, dependable, reliable, and with enterprise-grade performance
  • Industry-leading scan rates - Read rates that are up to 6x faster than the competition—even when barcodes are damaged or distorted
  • Flexible OS portability - A small footprint, optimized portability, and decades of experience make for easy integration to virtually any processing platform and operating system
  • Camera flexibility - Our software supports numerous types of optics and cameras, providing you the flexibility to build your project as needed
  • Superior on poor quality barcodes - Performance beyond the expected. Torn, faded, or smudged barcodes, on reflective surfaces or in low light: simply put, we just read barcodes others can’t—quickly, accurately, and dependably
  • Most supported barcode symbologies - Code CortexDecoder offers the most advanced bundle of decoding algorithms in the industry
  • Unrivaled professional support - Code Professional Services make SDK integration easy. Our engineers and experts work directly with your team for optimal results

Simply the fastest, most accurate, and most innovative barcode scanning software available.

Our experts are here to work with you through any embedded application. CortexDecoder software delivers consistent decoding excellence on any platform.

Demo the CortexDecoder SDK now! Download CortexScan from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.




Technical Specifications

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 500 KB storage
  • 500 KB RAM minimum, 1 MB RAM recommended
  • 1 megapixel image resolution

O/S Support:

  • Software portability to any processing platform and OS – Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, custom, etc.

Symbologies Supported:

Level 1 Symbologies:


  • BC412
  • Codabar
  • Code 11
  • Code 32
  • Code 39
  • Code 93
  • Code 128
  • GS1 DataBar (RSS)
  • Hong Kong 2 of 5
  • IATA 2 of 5
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Plessey
  • Matrix 2 of 5
  • MSI Plessey
  • NEC 2 of 5
  • Straight 2 of 5
  • Telepen
  • Trioptic


  • PDF 417


  • QR Code
  • QR Code Model 1
  • MicroQR Code
Level 2: includes all Level 1 symbologies

2D Codes

  • Aztec
  • DataMatrix
  • MicroQR
  • QR Code Model 1
  • Grid Matrix
  • Dot Code
  • Han Xin
  • Maxicode

All Stacked Codes

  • MicroPDF417
  • GS1 Composite
  • Code 49
  • Codablock F

All Postal Codes

  • USPS Postnet
  • USPS Planet
  • USPS Intelligent Mail
  • Australia Post
  • Dutch Post
  • Japan Post
  • Royal Mail
  • Korea Post
  • Canada Post
  • UPU ID-tags
Custom Symbology Solution:

Available Symbology Add-On’s:

  • MultiCode
  • DPM
  • DL Parsing
  • GS1 Parsing
  • UDI Parsing
  • Verifier
  • GoCode (Code Proprietary Symbology)

CortexDecoder Embedded also enables users to add functionality that enhances data output for a variety of applications. Below is a sample of enhancements we’ve helped engineer for our customers.

  • Identification parsing for age verification and rapid form entry
  • GS1 and UDI parsing support for healthcare applications
  • Simultaneous multiple barcode reading for enhanced productivity

All purchases are done through one of our many sales partner companies. Code is happy to help consult with you to determine the best partner for your specific needs, project detail and industry.

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