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Choosing a Scanner for UPC Barcode Reading

Posted September 22, 2016

UPC barcodes are one of the most commons codes that are being read daily around the world. If you’re not familiar with the UPC code you can find it on any commercial product from the grocery store to the everything on Amazon.

The UPC number itself is referred to as the GTIN (Global Trade Item Number). The GTIN is made up of two parts: The UPC Company Prefix and the number that you have assigned to that unique product. This information is how any business can recognize what each product is.

The UPC code is a standard 1D linear barcode so almost any device will be a suitable UPC barcode scanner. The primary concern when choosin g a scanner will be reading performance to keep up with your specific application.

Laser Scanners
By far the most common, laser scanners are more than capable of reading any UPC. These scanners often are the most cost effective solution but you will need to properly line up the red laser line with the UPC to get a good read. This usually isn’t a deal breaker but for higher volume applications you may want to look at other options. One of the most popular laser scanners today is the AirTrack S1.

Imagers
Imager-based scanners utilize a specialized camera to read a barcode as opposed to reflecting light like on a laser. This means you can capture barcodes without really aiming. Just get within the reading area of the imager and you can get a positive read. Upside down, sideways, it doesn’t matter. Imagers like the AirTrack S2 will improve scanning accuracy and speed for faster check-out lines and inventory check-ins.


Motorola LI2208 : The Next Generation 1D Scanner

Posted September 9, 2013

Building on the long standing popular design of the LS2208 series, the new LI2208 brings more features and greater reliability to your daily operations. With a new linear imager vs the previous laser scan engine, the LI2208 reads any 1D barcode be it on paper, a mobile phone screen, or even high density codes.

The LI2208 is a cost effective solution to increase productivity and effectiveness in any scanning application while expanding the possible implementations of barcodes in your business.


Motorola’s New LI2208 Offers Best-In-Class Performance and Value

Posted July 31, 2013

Motorola LI2208 Barcode ScannerMotorola has released their newest edition to their handheld scanner line with the LI2208 general purpose corded linear imager for capturing virtually every 1D bar code. Based on the all the key design advantages of the successful LS2208 scanner, the LI2208’s best-in-class 1D scanning performance and range will allow workers to scan faster and farther to improve productivity and reduce customer wait times.

The LI2208 was designed with productivity in mind and is the perfect crossover from traditional laser based scanners. Utilizing linear imaging technology it can capture printed 1D bar codes on a variety of label materials and electronic bar codes displayed on mobile device screens that allow retailers to easily process loyalty cards and mobile coupons. It can also capture high-density bar codes commonly used in specialty retail and electronic component manufacturing.

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Motorola Introduces The New LI2208 Linear Imager

Posted July 9, 2013

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The Motorola LI2208 general purpose corded linear imager delivers the same reliability and ergonomics of our most popular scanner, the LS2208, with enhanced features that let you scan more types of bar codes, faster and at a greater distance. Whether your workers are scanning bar codes printed on paper labels or electronic bar codes displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, tablet or computer, they can count on unparalleled performance, every time.

The patented optical design delivers an industry-leading working range, from near contact to as far as 55 in./139.7 cm away — ideal for large items in the basket at the retail POS as well as components on a conveyor. In addition, scanning has never been easier — bar codes can be captured at extreme angles, so workers spend less time fiddling with the scanner and more time on task.

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