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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 »

Inventory Scanners: What’s Hot? What’s Not?

Inventory Scanners System ID

It’s time for our next episode of “What’s Hot? What’s Not?” Today’s topic is inventory scanners. A lot has changed over the past five years or so. In fact, today’s barcode scanners and mobile computers offer many new and improved features that deliver top performance in multiple industries and environments. Ready to see what’s changed? Want to know how you ... Read More »

Compare 1D and 2D Barcode Scanners

Datalogic QD2400

To compare 1D and 2D barcode scanners, it’s helpful to know which scan engine reads what type of barcode. 1D barcode scanners Laser scanners are the most popular type of barcode scan engine because they can scan barcodes at distances greater than two feet. However, they only read linear, or one-dimensional (1D), barcodes such as UPC-A, which is widely used ... 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 »