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Which Handheld Inventory Scanner is Right for You?

Know scanner features and your scanning requirements before you shop for a handheld inventory scanner.

Handheld inventory scanners are the most popular type of barcode scanner due to their flexibility and ease of use when managing inventory. They are also ideal for completing transactions at the point of sale (POS) and tracking assets. Manufacturers such as Motorola Symbol, Honeywell, and Datalogic offer corded and cordless styles with laser, linear imager, or 2D area imager scan ... Read More »

Barcode Scan Engines

Barcode Scanner Types

There are three primary barcode scan engines: laser, linear imager, and 2D area imager. Each works differently to accommodate the needs of specific environments and industries. Laser A laser scan engine shoots a laser beam toward a mirror. The mirror moves, which causes the laser to sweep across the barcode in a straight line. A diode measures the level of reflection ... Read More »

Dog Dodges a Drug Disaster

I took my dog, Snoopy, to the vet a few days before Christmas and got some bad news…cancer! He is 12 years old and has had a great life but I was still willing to do almost anything to extend his life. Read More »