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Barcode scanners

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Our range of handheld scanners has been designed to keep workers more effective. From Zebra, Symbol, Honeywell, Datalogic and Syble - we have a fast, accurate and durable scanner made for your environment and application. We have a number of factors to help you pick your perfect scanner, perhaps the most important of these being corded or cordless. 

*** All of our 2D scanners are Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) ready ***

 

Corded scanners Cordless scanners

Corded scanners connect directly to the host via an interface cable (usually USB). They are the most common type of scanner, less expensive than cordless scanners and easier to implement. They are however limited to the length of the scanners interface cable meaning that you need to bring the items to the scanner for reading.  

 

Cordless scanners wirelessly communicate with a base cradle using Bluetooth and radio technologies. This base station is connected to your PC via a cable. Most cordless scanners use Bluetooth to communication which normally gives you a range of 33ft. Cordless scanners avoid cable clutter and increase your mobility while scanning, making them ideal for warehouse or similar uses.
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Cordless Zebra scanners used in manufacturing Cordless Zebra scanners used in warehouse management Cordless Zebra scanners used in retail Cordless Zebra scanners used in hospitality
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Hospitality
Another important decision to make before purchasing your barcode scanner is whether you need a 1D or 2D scanner - 1D and 2D refer to the type of barcode that you are looking to scan. 

1D scanners are used for 'conventional' 1D barcodes, these are the most commonly found barcodes used on everyday products that you would find in the supermarket. 1D scanners scan from left to right (linear) meaning that 1D barcodes typically hold a single line of information, such as a part number.  

 

2D scanners are used for more complex barcodes such as QR codes. As well as scanning left to right, 2D scanners also scan from top to bottom meaning that 2D barcodes are able to contain much more information such as contact information or product information besides just the product code. These barcodes can be found on advertisements, special product promotions and on pharmaceutical packaging. 2D barcode scanners are able to scan both 1D and 2D barcodes.