Proven Technology Leadership


Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation. We revolutionized the barcode automatic identification (auto ID) industry in the early 1980s with the invention of the first laser-diode barcode scanner, and with the invention of the world’s most popular 2D symbology, Data Matrix.

Today, Microscan continues to be a recognized technology leader for barcode automatic identification, and machine vision, and machine vision lighting with application solutions ranging from basic barcode reading up to complex machine vision inspection, gauging, and measurement.


Three Reasons Why Microscan is the Global Technology Leader in Precision Data Acquisition and Control Solutions



(1) Our company was founded on technology innovation
Inventor of the laser-diode barcode scanner
Inventor of the 2D Data Matrix symbol
Over 25 years of innovation in Auto ID and Machine Vision

(2) We continue technology leadership
Long list of "firsts" for Auto ID and Machine Vision
Others follow Microscan's new technology and product development

(3) We have unique patented technology solutions
Hold over 100 technology patents in the U.S.
More than 30 technology patents pending
Extensive library of powerful machine vision algorithms and tools