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Choosing the right barcode reader

28 May 2020 10:45:10

Choosing the right barcode reader

Barcode scanners are indispensable tools in many businesses and their use has become simpler than ever. Gone are the days when complex systems had to be implemented with decoder boxes and cables everywhere. Today's barcode scanners are plugged in and ready to use.

While operation has become easier, there are now more options and varieties of readers. Choosing the right one can be a challenge without understanding the various types and options on the market. The first step in finding the right scanner is to identify your specific needs.

Knowing how the scanner will be used will help you decide what type of scanner you will need, with what form factor, and what other options you will need. Understanding each of these factors will help you find the right scanner for your requirements.

In the following article, you will review the different types of barcode readers by technology, form factor, level of ruggedness and, one of the main features, wireless vs. wired...

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Posted in Barcodes By Michael Richmond
Differences between 1D and 2D barcode readers

The barcode reader is a technological device, which decodes a specific symbolism composed of bars and a white background that through the laser manages to read the binary system and transmit it to a computer as a traditional format.

The first reader was released in 1964 and since then it has become essential for any business, as it is a tool which allows you to perform daily tasks such as receiving goods, inventory, tracking and shipping products on large or small scale. This technology allows you to reduce human errors and automate part of the management process. There is a wide variety of readers, and a the primary distinction would be their reading abilities, split into two main groups: 1D readers and 2D readers.

1D readers unidirectionally read the distance between each of the elements of the linear bar code from left to right and decode it to our operating system in order to identify the product. The amount of information is usually limited to 20-25 chara...

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How Do Barcodes Work?

15 May 2019 08:31:43

How do Barcodes work?

I think it’s fair to say that, as consumers, we take barcodes and its importance for granted. It’s something we see everyday, whether it’s in a supermarket, on your online delivery package, on your boarding pass or when renting a car. However, barcodes are more than just lines and spaces on individual products. Barcode scanning and reading systems help business’ track and identify a huge amount of information, which in turn, increases productivity and efficiency. In addition to that, it creates a multitude of benefits for business’, including:

  • Better accuracy – Depending on a barcode to process data is far more accurate than relying on manually-entered data, which is usually prone to errors.
  • Data is readily available - Because of the processing speed, information about inventory levels or sales is available in real time.
  • Improved inventory control - Being able to scan and track inventory yields a much more accurate count, as well as a ...
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