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Barcode Scanner Selector

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Answer these simple questions to find the best Barcode Scanner to fit your needs.

If you have any questions about this selector, or the products we carry, contact us.

Step 1: Form Factor

What type of scanner do you need?


Handheld
Standard gun-style units for handheld scanning. Ideal for retail, commercial, warehousing, and healthcare applications.

Presentation
Counter-top designs for faster, hands free scanning. Ideal for point of sale and self-scanning applications.

iPhone/iPad/Android
Designed specifically to pair with smartphones running iOS or Android. Add barcode scanning to any application.

Mobile Computer
For data collection applications where data is stored and accessed from internal memory(batch) or transmitted in real-time via Wi-Fi or cellular networks.

Step 2: Capability

What type of barcodes do you need to scan?


Linear Barcodes
These are the most commonly used barcodes including UPC, Code 128, Code 39, etc. Easily read from printed surfaces or labels.

2D Barcodes
Datamatrix and QR Codes are the most common today. Any 2D capable scanner can read both 1D or 2D codes from any surface, including monitors or phone screens.

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Step 3: Durability

How durable should your scanner be?


General Purpose
Ideal for indoor/retail type applications. Rarely dropped or exposed to dust, water, or other abuse. Tend to be a lower cost option.

Rugged
Intended to work through a range of severe conditions - tested to withstand multiple five or six foot drops to concrete, small dust particles and streams of water. These can prevent lost man hours and greatly reduce replacement hardware costs over time.

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Step 4: Connection

How would you like your scanner to connect to your computer?


Corded
Scanner communicates with a computer through a cable connection. Most common for fixed applications using a USB connection especially.

Cordless
Scanner communicates via Bluetooth or RF, allowing you to freely scan away from your computer. All scanned data is sent in real-time to the host computer. Good for applications where a cord could get damaged or create a safety hazard.

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Step 5: Range

How far from your computer do you need to use your scanner?

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Step 4: Connection

How would you like your scanner to connect to your computer?


Corded
Scanner communicates with a computer through a cable connection. Most common for fixed applications using a USB connection especially.

Cordless
Scanner communicates via Bluetooth or RF, allowing you to freely scan away from your computer. All scanned data is sent in real-time to the host computer. Good for applications where a cord could get damaged or create a safety hazard.

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Step 5: Range

How far from your computer do you need to use your scanner?

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Step 3: Durability

How durable should your scanner be?


General Purpose
Ideal for indoor/retail type applications. Rarely dropped or exposed to dust, water, or other abuse. Tend to be a lower cost option.

Rugged
Intended to work through a range of severe conditions - tested to withstand multiple five or six foot drops to concrete, small dust particles and streams of water. These can prevent lost man hours and greatly reduce replacement hardware costs over time.

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Step 4: Connection

How would you like your scanner to connect to your computer?


Corded
Scanner communicates with a computer through a cable connection. Most common for fixed applications using a USB connection especially.

Cordless
Scanner communicates via Bluetooth or RF, allowing you to freely scan away from your computer. All scanned data is sent in real-time to the host computer. Good for applications where a cord could get damaged or create a safety hazard.

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Step 5: Range

How far from your computer do you need to use your scanner?

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Step 4: Connection

How would you like your scanner to connect to your computer?


Corded
Scanner communicates with a computer through a cable connection. Most common for fixed applications using a USB connection especially.

Cordless
Scanner communicates via Bluetooth or RF, allowing you to freely scan away from your computer. All scanned data is sent in real-time to the host computer. Good for applications where a cord could get damaged or create a safety hazard.

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Step 5: Range

How far from your computer do you need to use your scanner?

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Step 2: Capability

What type of barcodes do you need to scan?


Linear Barcodes
These are the most commonly used barcodes including UPC, Code 128, Code 39, etc. Easily read from printed surfaces or labels.

2D Barcodes
Datamatrix and QR Codes are the most common today. Any 2D capable scanner can read both 1D or 2D codes from any surface, including monitors or phone screens.

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Step 2: Capability

What type of barcodes do you need to scan?


Linear Barcodes
These are the most commonly used barcodes including UPC, Code 128, Code 39, etc. Easily read from printed surfaces or labels.

2D Barcodes
Datamatrix and QR Codes are the most common today. Any 2D capable scanner can read both 1D or 2D codes from any surface, including monitors or phone screens.

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