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VDC Research is the leading analyst firm covering AutoID and Data Capture technologies and applications, giving our clients the most comprehensive and actionable research available today. Our coverage addresses the most critical issues impacting these markets to enable executives and operators for stakeholders including hardware suppliers, independent software vendors, and solution providers within the AutoID industry to make informed decisions. We support decision-making through market sizing, application profiling, trend identification, distribution channel analysis and competitive share research services.

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This research report analyzes the key strategic issues and market drivers for mobile scanners. Mobile scanners are barcode scanning hardware and software solutions that can either pair wirelessly with or enhance the built-in camera functionality of smart mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets for enterprise-grade scanning... Visit the Mobile Barcode Scanners page to learn more.

AIDC vendors today face intense competition in the barcode printer and scanner hardware markets. ISV channel partnerships are reshaping vendors’ distribution strategies, while helping engage clients across all verticals, including field services, retail, transportation and logistics... Visit the 2017 AIDC Independent Software Vendor Partner Program Analysis page to learn more.

This research report analyzes the key strategic issues, trends, and market drivers for stationary thermal barcode printers. The report offers market analysis (historical, prior year, and forecast revenues and unit shipments), vendor considerations, and growth opportunities. Visit the Stationary Thermal Barcode Printers page to learn more.

This research analyzes the key strategic issues, trends, and market drivers for handheld scanners and imagers, including laser scanners, linear imagers (CCD scanners), and 2D imagers. It also provides market sizing and forecasts for scan engines. Visit the Handheld Barcode Scanners page to learn more.


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Checkpoint Systems Inc. (a division of CCL Labels), a leader in electronic article surveillance (EAS) and RFID solutions for the retail industry, announced two new product offerings at the recently concluded NRF conference in New York. Thus, this blog will detail the latest products and the company’s outlook for the retail space in 2018. Learn more

The market for thermal paper and labels experienced a production hiccup starting 2017 as Chinese authorities temporarily closed Connect Chemicals, the leading manufacturer of thermal paper solutions, to modify operations in compliance with environmental regulations and bring it up to standard. Learn more
VDC recently published a white paper in collaboration with mobile data capture vendor, Scandit. This piece analyzes the unprecedented challenges facing retailers with brick-and-mortar store locations today and their need to make strategic investments in technology solutions in order to compete effectively for customers and revenues. Learn more
The Asian logistics market has seen a flurry of activity this past week from an AIDC standpoint with market leaders Honeywell and SATO both making strategic announcements to address opportunities within it. This blog details the strategic investments and alliances forged by these conglomerates with an eye on the future. Learn more
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