Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

 
   
 
  1 Why should you buy SPICA (Bar Code SDK ) from e-con Systems?
  2 What Bar Code Symbologies are supported by Spica?
  3 How can I evaluate Spica - Bar code SDK ?
  4 What is the difference between the demo version and licensed version of the SDK ?
  5 Can I use the Spica only with e-con 8MP USB Camera ?
  6 I want to use the Spica with a camera that is not from e-con Systems. Can I do that ?
  7 Do you have intentions to support more symbologies in future
  8 What is the cost of the SDK for production use ?
  9 What is the licensing model ?
  10 I tried using Spica and I it does not meet my use cases. There are additional features I require. Do you customize?
  11 Can I get the sample application source code?
  12 The output of the demo application replaced the initial 4 characters with econ. Can you provide me a demo dll without this alteration ?
  13 Can I use the SPICA for commercial applications?
  14 What are the Operating Sytems Supported?
   
 
1 Why should you buy SPICA (Bar Code SDK ) from e-con Systems?
 
  • e-con Systems has optimized the bar code SDK to work well with the camera products and drivers supplied by e-con Systems.
  • e-con Systems provides the opportunity for the user to evaluate the Bar Code and all its features along with e-con Systems' 8 MP USB Camera - See3CAM_80. It simplifies the evaluation process as the hardware, SDK and Application software are provided by e-con Systems.
  • e-con Systems provides the best pricing in the market when the Bar Code SDK is licensed with e-con's camera modules and products. The bundled per unit pricing is attractive and enables customers to make an investment which is suited for their volume.
  • e-con Systems provides a Bar Code SDK customization.
    1. If SPICA needs an optimization for specific scenario or for a specific use case, e-con can optimize it.
    2. If SPICA API requires a change to integrate it into an existing customer application, it can be done.
    3. If SPICA has to be used with a camera supplied by the customer, it can be done as well.
 
2 What Bar Code Symbologies are supported by Spica?
 
Spica supports 2D barcode such as AZTEC, Datamatrix, QR Code and 1D Barcodes such as Codabar, Code 39, Code 128, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-E1, 128-A, 128-C, Interleaved 2-of-5 (IFT) and Ext39.
 
3 How can I evaluate Spica - Bar code SDK ?
 
The Bar Code SDK and Sample Application for Windows 7 / Windows 8 are available for evaluation free of cost when you buy the See3CAM_80 from e-con Systems.
 
4 What is the difference between the demo version and licensed version of the SDK ?
 
The demo version is for evaluation purposes and the decoded bar code would have the first 4 characters replaced by 'econ'
 
5 Can I use the Spica only with e-con 8MP USB Camera ?
 
Spica - e-con Systems Bar Code SDK can be used for any camera module supplied by e-con Systems. For evaluation purposes the Bar Code SDK demo application is bundled with See3CAM_80.
 
6 I want to use the Spica with a camera that is not from e-con Systems. Can I do that ?
 
e-con Systems bundles the Spica SDK with its camera modules at an attractive price and licensing option. However, the SDK can be used with camera modules at a different pricing/licensing model. Please contact sales@e-consystems.com for further information on this.
 
7 Do you have intentions to support more symbologies in future
 
Yes. The Bar code SDK is under continuous development and would support other symbologies in future.
 
8 What is the cost of the SDK for production use ?
 
Please contact sales@e-consystems.com or fill this form to get a response in 24 hours.
 
9 What is the licensing model ?
 
Please contact sales@e-consystems.com or fill this form to get a response in 24 hours.
 
10 I tried using Spica and I it does not meet my use cases. There are additional features I require. Do you customize?
 
Yes. We can customize the Bar Code library and fine tune performance for your specific use cases. We offer customization. Please contact sales@e-consystems.com with your customization requirement.
 
11 Can I get the sample application source code?
 
Yes. When you buy the licensed SDK, a sample application along with source code would be shared with the package.
 
12 The output of the demo application replaced the initial 4 characters with econ. Can you provide me a demo dll without this alteration ?
 
Please purchase a licensed version of the DLL to get around this problem.
 
13 Can I use the SPICA for commercial applications?
 
Yes. You can purchase the licensed version of the SPICA SDK and use it for commercial purposes.
 
14 What are the Operating Sytems Supported?
 
Spica is currently supported to Windows OS based platforms including Windows embedded. Linux under development stage.