Every single business today uses barcodes for a countless of different reasons. From purchasing from any retail store, attending major events, and even in flying. Barcodes aren’t just lines appearing on ticket or inventory items, barcode scanning systems help businesses track an amazing amount of information which, in return increases productivity and efficiency. It will improve your business’ process (saving time and money) by understanding how barcodes work and by knowing how to use them effectively with a quality barcode scanner. There are several different types of barcode scanners, so it’s important to know which ones will work best for you.
Types of scanners are laser, linear imager and 2D area imagers. Each one scans the barcode in a different way. A very popular and effective choice is laser barcode scanners. It emits a thin red laser from the scanner which quickly and accurately reads the barcode within a timeframe of about one second. The linear scanners read the barcode as an image, and then transmit the entire code as an image file into a database. It also does a better job reading poorly printed or damages codes compared to lasers. 2D area imagers are like linear imagers, it also captures an image but compared to others these scanners can read any type of barcode. 1D, stacked, and 2D barcodes are all supported by 2D imager. Once you know what type of scanner you’ll need, the next big question is what form factor the scanner will be. We are familiar with the basic gun-style and in-counter scanners from retail and grocery stores.
One of our clients - Hotel Sogo, ordered from us a Symbol DS9208 Hands-free Imager for their selected branches. With the help of CCS Sales and Technical team we able to meet their requirements. This Symbol DS9208 can scan any 1D or 2D barcode – from the printed labels in retail that identify product and pricing at the register to mobile coupons, and loyalty cards, boarding passes and even theater tickets. It also provides all the features you need to keep your workers productive.
With all the options available for barcode scanners today, it’s important to find the right device by your business needs. Determining how you will use it and what features you need to make the decision process easier. If you are still having difficulty or have additional questions, give our scanner experts a call. We're happy to help you out.