Types of barcode scanner

Are you looking for a barcode scanner for your business? Choosing the right barcode scanner can help you to save cost and improve efficiency. Today there are different kinds of barcode scanners available depending on what you need them for. Here are some of the different types of barcode scanners to find out which is the best barcode scanner for you.

1. Portable Barcode Scanners– they are lightweight and small in size, you can carry portable barcode scanners around with you so they are useful if you are not limited to a desk. Rather than having to position the item to be scanned under the scanner, the operator can move the scanner, making it ideal for large or bulky objects or those stacked up high.

2. 2D Barcodes Scanners– a barcode can be in 1D or 2D, with 1D being black lines and 2D being squares, dots or other symbols. Handheld 2D scanners are popular since with a 2D barcode you can fit much more information into the same area.

3. Pen Barcode Scanner -these barcode scanners which are also known as wand scanners because of their small size, are very easy to use and because they are so light, they are popular at grocery store checkouts where the operator has to scan hundreds of small or medium sized items as quickly as possible.

4. CCD Barcode Readers – this type of barcode reader will use many tiny, light sensitive diodes working together to read barcodes. There will be hundreds of light sensors in rows inside a CCD barcode reader and the scanner measures the light reflected from the barcodes.

5. PC Barcode Scanners-these scanners plug into your PC and work with it. Some PC barcode scanners plug into the PC keyboard and others use a USB socket.

6. Bluetooth and Wireless Barcode Scanners– if you work in a warehouse, yard or loading dock, using such a scanner is useful since there are no wires to trip over or become entangled and you can scan items at awkward angles. With cable-free scanning, the barcode reader can send information back to the PC and receive information from the PC.

There you have it! may this information help you find and choose the best barcode scanner for your business.

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.