How to choose a right barcode scanner

- May 23, 2019-

How to choose a right barcode scanner

In order to improve the efficiency of computer reading information and speed up the operation, many input devices have been invented. In addition to these familiar devices such as mouse and keyboards, there is a very common device that named barcode scanner. 

The first are the real question that needs to be asked is 'what is the scanner to be used for?' This will determine the barcode scanner technology needed to provide the best and most efficient result. Laser based barcode scanners are well suited in stationary environments and due to their long scanning distance, in factories and manufacturing facilities. On the other hand, if it is being used in close quartered or extreme environments, such as outdoors or in very hot or very cold environments, the image based barcode scanner is often chosen because of its durability.

Second compare 1D and 2D barcode scanners, it's helpful to know which scan engine reads what type of barcode. 1D 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 by retailers and grocers. Two-dimensional (2D) scanners can read both 1D and 2D barcodes. They can also read damaged or poorly printed barcodes, which makes them ideal for environments where reliability and flexibility are important. Because of their versatility, 2D barcode scanners are quickly replacing 1Ds as the scanner of choice for most organizations.  However, they aren't always a perfect fit for everybody. To determine whether you need a barcode scanner with a 1D or a 2D scan engine

At last, pay attention to the selection according to the recognition speed. In general, merchants will consider the speed of these barcode scanners. It can be said that the price of the scanner that recognizes the relatively faster speed is relatively higher, so the customer can purchase the product at the appropriate price according to his actual needs, especially the speed requirement.

In a world, The use of the barcode scanner is what will determine which style of scanning is needed.

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