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System ID has the largest selections of barcode scanners for inventory management, shipping and recieving, and retail in the country. Whether you’re looking for 2D, RFID, or the popular Symbol scanners, we have what you need in stock. + Show More
Laser scanners work well when precise scanning is necessary as the user can easily target the thin laser line. Laser barcode scanners are also ideal for scanning in environments with bright lights or if scanning barcodes at distances greater than 12ft. Laser scan engines can only read 1D or linear barcodes and are seen in every scanning environment, especially retail.
Wasp WLS8400 Duraline
2D barcodes are used for one reason: to encode more information. The only way to read a 2D barcode is with a 2D barcode scanner. Also known as area imagers, these scanners capture an image of the barcode to decode the data like linear imagers, but in a much larger area. They can read 1D and 2D barcodes omnidirectionally, meaning the barcodes turned in any direction. These scanners are used in all scanning environments, but are most often found in manufacturing and warehousing, and are a great way to future proof your business.
Honeywell Xenon 1900
Linear imagers are more durable than laser scanners, as there are no moving parts. Linear imagers are great for scanning barcodes that are under a reflective surface, such as plastic wrap, or for reading barcodes that are poorly printed or damaged. Linear imagers are most often used in shipping and receiving. Also, like laser scanners, linear imagers only read 1D barcodes.
Datalogic Gryphon GD4130
Honeywell Hyperion 1300g
Datalogic QuickScan Mobile
Retail scanners, also known as omnidirectional scanners and multi-line laser scanners, use multiple laser lines to scan barcodes no matter the orientation. Some retail scanners have up to 100 different scan lines making for a quick scan, without having to position the barcode in the right direction; one of the laser lines is sure to catch the barcode properly.
The fixed-mount scanner is usually quite small. In fact, they can be as small as half the length of a ball point pen. These scanners are typically integrated with other equipment, like kiosks or conveyor systems. Fixed-mount scanners are widely used in work-in-process applications and for high-speed sorting on conveyor lines. You will see the smaller scanners used in security stations and medical labs where space might be an issue.
Metrologic MS2320 Stratos H
Metrologic MS7625 Horizon
Pen or wand-style scanners are used exactly like you would think: they are held in the hand like a pen. To use this scanner you touch the scanner to the barcode and drag it across at a consistent angle and rate of speed. Since you must touch the pen scanner to the barcode you know exactly which barcode you are scanning. A pen scanner, however, is not practical for scanning in high volumes because contact must be made.