It is important to evaluate various types of barcode scanners on the basis of features and functions before investing in one.
A responsible buyer will go beyond the salesman’s pitch on various options available to be better informed of the brands available, their features and their suitability for the specific business application.
Different types of barcode scanners available in the market include handheld scanners, cordless scanners, omni directional scanners, 2D scanners and 1D scanners.
Handheld barcode scanners are highly popular in the market for their portability as well as affordability. Models with USB connections are preferred in terms of connectivity as they are easy to manage.
Cordless barcodes scanners are also very popular as they have the capacity to transmit the scanned information via Bluetooth or any other type of frequency. Cordless models are preferred in situations where cords can be a cause of inconvenience or harm. Cordless scanners offer the much wanted range for various locations minus the limited capacity of cords.
Omni-directional scanners are preferred over 2D or 1D scanners in terms of their ability to read all sorts of orientation. These scanners are not limited in terms of scanning any barcode. Regular 2D barcode scanners and 1D scanners are specifically manufactured for scanning 2D barcodes and 1D barcodes respectively.
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