Our advisors can answer your questions about laser barcode scanners.
Laser barcode scanners are the most popular type of barcode scanner because they are affordably priced and can read 1D (linear) barcodes at distances from 1 inch to 3.5 feet. Laser barcode scanners are ideal for environments with low lighting and work best when precise scanning is required. And because they come in a variety of form factors—such as handheld, in-counter, on-counter, fixed-mount, wearable, and pocket-sized—there are literally models and configurations for every industry and environment. Because laser barcode scanners read linear (1D) barcodes such as UPC-A, they are widely used by retailers and grocers. However, they aren’t a fit for everyone because they don’t read damaged or poorly printed barcodes very well, and they don’t scan 2D barcodes.