LEAD Receives 2018 SD Times 100 Award for APIs, Libraries, and Frameworks

We are proud to announce that LEAD Technologies has won an SD Times 100 award within the APIs, Libraries & Frameworks category in recognition of its flagship SDK product line, LEADTOOLS. This year marks the 7th year in a row LEAD has been recognized by SD Times as a standout company and it is an honor to be acknowledged alongside this prestigious group. While there are plenty of new players who have made waves in the industry and are represented on the SD Times 100 list, it is a testament to the years of experience and hard work of our team that we have kept at the forefront of development innovation year in and year out. Continue reading

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How To Create a Xamarin Barcode Reader Application With LEADTOOLS

This video showcases how you can use the Visual Studio Xamarin template in combination with LEADTOOLS Barcode SDK libraries to create a simple Barcode Reader application. This sample application loads a QR Code test image and returns the symbology, position and value of the recognized QR code when the user selects the button.

For the source code for this project please visit our support forum: http://bit.ly/XamarinBarcode

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How to Create a .NET Core Cross-Platform OCR Application using LEADTOOLS

This video showcases how you can use the LEADTOOLS .NET Core libraries to build a cross-platform OCR Application. This sample application loads a sample image such as a TIF, performs OCR on the text, and outputs the recognized words into a PDF document.

For the source code for this project please visit our support forum: http://bit.ly/NETCoreOCR

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Reading and Writing AAMVA Barcodes on Driver’s Licenses

One highly practical new feature in LEADTOOLS Version 20 is the parsing of AAMVA barcodes. If you’re not familiar, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) created a standard for those barcodes on the back of your driver’s license. It contains all the information on the front and provides reliable, fast, and accurate reading of that information by parsing the barcode.

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Join LEADTOOLS at Microsoft Build 2018 – Chance to Win a Free Conference Pass!

Join LEAD at Microsoft Build 2018

LEAD will be exhibiting again this year at Microsoft Build and we want you to join us! We probably don’t need to tell you, but here are just a few reasons to attend:

  • Learn from 300+ technical sessions and 80 interactive workshops on the Microsoft tools and platforms we rely on. Topics include: AI, machine learning, mixed reality, serverless, hybrid cloud, IoT, big data, advanced analytics, and more.
  • Connect with experts and engineers to share insights and imagine innovative solutions.
  • Explore exciting emerging tech to prepare our organization to solve today’s challenges and lead in digital transformation.
  • Connect with the LEAD team and see LEADTOOLS Version 20 and the upcoming, brand new LEADTOOLS Azure Cloud Services in action!

Win a FREE Conference Pass!

The conference is May 7–9 in Seattle, Washington, and a pass costs a whopping $2,495. BUT for one lucky LEADTOOLS subscriber we’re giving away a FREE conference pass. To enter:

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San Antonio Bound! Visit LEAD at the AIIM Conference 2018


We’re headed to San Antonio next month for the AIIM Conference. We look forward to sharing ideas on Intelligent Information Management (IIM) with over 600 participants from around the world. Below are the show details, hope to see you there!

AIIM Conference

April 11-13, 2018
Grand Hyatt Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX

With LEADTOOLS Version 20 out, we’ve got a lot to share with AIIM attendees including numerous additions and many impressive speed and accuracy enhancements to our Document engine that will save developers significant time and money in the scanning, capture, and digitization processes. In addition, we’ll be showcasing our soon-to-be-released LEADTOOLS Cloud Services. You won’t want to miss it!

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LEAD Technologies Earns Five ComponentSource Awards

We are proud to announce that LEAD Technologies and multiple LEADTOOLS products are the recipients of several top awards from ComponentSource. This global distributor has been a partner with us since 1996, serving thousands of LEADTOOLS customers throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Australia.

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