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Barcode Scanner

Barcode scanners have seen great commercial use since 1974, an invaluable tool when speeding up the data acquisition process or automating workflow in retail, healthcare, and industrial applications. A scanner decodes the information in a barcode, usually an alphanumeric string, where it can send it to text files, spreadsheets, or databases for reference against data lists. For retail use, they are great for ringing up customers, receiving stock, or counting inventory, eliminating human data entry errors.

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Additional Information on Barcode Scanner

We have split our barcode scanner offering into convenient subcategories, which are described below. Please feel free to contact us via chat, email or at 1-800-903-6571 if you'd like more information.

Low Volume Retail Scanners

Low volume scanners sacrifics some performance to become a more affordable option. These scanners are built for small volume scanning, such as libraries, smaller retailers, or office document tracking. Some offer presentation stands for hands-free scanning as well.

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Medium Volume Retail Scanners

Medium volume scanners offer better performance and additional configuration options, great for higher volume scanning, such as convenience stores, larger retail environments, or even light industrial use. These scanners generally are more durable, able to handle larger drops and bigger collisions than low-volume scanners.

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High Volume Retail Scanners

Ideal for large scale retailers or inventory management applications, high volume retail scanners offer the best performance of handheld barcode scanners. Often these scanners can read barcodes from a greater range than lower cost alternatives. Reinforced designs extend the lifespan of the products, and some scanners are even sealed against dust and water damage.

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High Volume Barcode 2D Imagers

2D Imagers capture an image of the barcode and use image processing technology to decode the data. This allows images to be captured and stored for security or tracking purposes and, depending on the model, allows users to scan barcodes from smart phone screens. These scanners can also provide additional data manipulation, parsing the data from driver's license barcodes for instance. When entering customer data for health care forms or credit card applications, this eliminates data entry errors and speeds the process tremendously.

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Cordless Barcode Scanners

Cordless scanners give you increased mobility and range that a standard cabled scanner just can't provide. Connections are maintained using RF or Bluetooth technology to a base station plugged into your computer. Bluetooth scanners provide the additional functionality of connecting directly to Bluetooth-equipped devices, such as smartphones, tablets, or laptop computers, giving advanced barcode scanning on the go.

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Contact Scanners

Ideal for low volume scanning, such as libraries, small office or personal inventory management, contact scanners are some of the most affordable on the market. These scanners require you to press the scanning window against the barcode and are generally not as quick as higher performance retail scanners. They're also available in a wand form factor, where you have to drag the scanner across the barcode to get a read.

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POSGuys carries a wide selection of barcode scanning options, if you're not sure which one is right for your application call our sales staff for further information at 1-800-903-6571 or chat live now.

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