The signature scanning technology in Aila products provides lightning-fast, accurate 1D/2D barcode and ID scanning.

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Aila's TrueScan technology transforms the camera on iOS devices in Aila's Interactive Kiosk and Mobile Imager into enterprise-grade scanners for barcodes and ID capture. It also powers SoftScan, adding mobile barcoding scanning to any iOS device.


TrueScan Features

Open Imaging SDK

Fast, accurate scanning that can be added to almost any iOS software application through our software development kit.

Deep Camera Control

Controls the camera on an iOS device, optimizing the optics and sensors for optimal scanning.


Senses focal distance, lighting & camera settings, and visual context to optimize performance.

Intelligent Agent

Machine vision algorithm enhances scanning performance with increased usage.

1D/2D Barcoding

Image-based scanning that can read 45+1D/2D barcode symbologies.

Software Upgrades

Future-proof scanning with software upgradeable capabilities.

iOS Device Compatibility

iPod touch®


iPad® & iPad mini®

iPad Pro®


  • Advanced image-based scanning enhances speed and accuracy
  • Scanning speed: <50 ms (continuous mode)
  • Scanning range: 2-16”
  • Field of view: iPod & iPad (33° x 55°), iPhone1 (36° x 61° 1),
    iPad Pro2 (37° x 62°2)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels

1. Based on iPhone 8, 2. Based on iPad Pro 12.9 Gen3

barcode symbologies
  • Codabar, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, GS1 DataBar, PDF417, QR Code, UPC/EAN/JAN
advanced symbologies (additional licensing required)
  • Aztec Code, Data Matrix, GS1 Composite, MaxiCode, MicroPDF, Micro QR (More available upon request)
  • Spec Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Is TrueScan included with the Interactive Kiosk and Mobile Imager products?

Yes, TrueScan is included with both of these products.

How does TrueScan work with my iOS app?

TrueScan is enabled via Aila's software development kit (SDK). It can be added natively in your iOS app or through a framework such as Cordova, React Native, and Xamarin.

Do I have to pay extra for TrueScan?

There are no additional fees for TrueScan or for the regular SDK updates that Aila releases to improve TrueScan functionality.

How is TrueScan different from the native scanner that is built into the camera on iOS devices?

TrueScan leverages learning algorithms, error-detection, and a number of other features to improve the scanning experience. It also enables access to a number of advanced barcode symbologies. When paired with Aila's illumination and feedback technology, TrueScan offers scanning that is faster and more robust than is available on the native iOS camera.

How is TrueScan different from SoftScan?

TrueScan is the signature scanning technology that's found in Aila's Interactive Kiosk and Mobile Imager. TrueScan controls the illumination, aiming, and haptic feedback inside Aila products, as well as leveraging the iOS device's camera as an image-based scanner.

SoftScan is a standalone Aila product that adds image-based scanning to iOS devices.

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