So im looking for either a hardware or software solution for a business card reader, which needs to integrate into some custom software. I've done a bit of research and it seems like it comes down to:
Hardware Scanner: Can export to CSV/Excel and maybe have an upload function scrape from that into our Application (Any suggestions? I've seen some readers with the Abbyy SDK I believe)
Cloud Service: This doesn't seem like a great idea personally, but it's there. (People actually "reading" the cards).
The software solution is preferred...but since they are business cards we would still need to scan them so...Also most of the API solutions appear to be cloud solutions (it'd be nice if there was something that wouldn't "go down" with a loss of internet).