Different Types of 2D Barcode Scanners

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Generally there are 4 types of 2D barcode scanners. Careful consideration of your needs, the prices and their function will surely help you pick you the best among the 4 as there is surely one type of every kind of merchant. Below is a list of the different types of scanners to help you decide on what is it that you ought to buy and what is it that you ought to do away from.

The first types of 2D barcode scanners that those with both 1D and 2D scanning abilities. These handheld scanners are highly flexible as they cater to both 1D and 2D However it must be noted that there these types of scanners are error proof and unbelievably fast in getting customer information mostly in relation to loyalty programs as well as credit card applications.

Industrial 2D scanners on the other hand are those which offer durable and amazing imaging. These types of scanners are perfect for all types of environment and can hold up to its promise of excellent service regardless of weather, temperature and such. These scanners are perfectly protected as they can handle drops, collisions and many more.

Wireless barcode scanners are those which offer mobility to its users. This can be the right choice for those who are in the business of shipping, hauling and receiving items. Fact of the matter is that it is the best scanner for those who deal with products or items that can not be brought to the station Wireless scanners have similar data parsing ability similar to that of handheld scanners.

Last but definitely not the least is those 2D barcode scanners which are omni-directional. Also known to many as presentation scanners, these types of barcode readers utilizes 2D imaging thus they are guaranteed to be faster that 1D. Omni directional scanners are said to be 10 times faster than a 1D scanner. Using these types of barcode readers is fairly easy as they just need to be put in the viewing area in order to be read as its advance technology of imaging permits easy and fast reading of the bar codes.

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