Handheld barcode readers are the most common type of barcode scanner and are available with laser or image-based technology. Handheld scanners are simple to operate; employing a smartphone size & design or pistol grip style - simply aim the scanner at the barcode and pull the trigger. Some handheld scanners are wireless, while others connect via a USB or keyboard port. Many models of handheld scanners come with a stand for hands-free scanning, making them ideal for applications which require versatility.
Reading and verifying ID & 2D barcodes accurately is important for quality control. These industrial barcode readers & scanners have maximum ruggedness and able to scan different types of bar codes across a wide range of distances. Our line of industrial barcode readers & scanners can also capture bar codes that are dirty or damaged. Industrial scanners/readers have enclosures designed to resist dust & moisture with a greater resistance to impacts.
A wireless barcode reader operates without a physical connection to a computer. These wireless barcode scanners generally connect via Bluetooth or RFID radio frequency communication, although some use WiFi networks to send data to a computer. Wireless barcode readers can reduce clutter and are necessary where cords could present a safety hazard. Cordless/Wireless readers can read great distances even damaged barcodes and in the most extreme environments.
Stationary, hands-free barcode scanners, also known as presentation scanners, generally have a larger scanning area and triggerless operation, making them much faster for scanning large numbers of items past a stationary point. This makes them ideal for POS and retail settings. Omnidirectional barcode scanners are designed to scan barcodes as they move. Barcodes are scanned by moving them past the sensor, and their orientation-neutral operation increases scanning speed while decreasing the need for aiming.
2D barcode scanners are imaginer barcode readers/scanners which can read any type of barcode; 1D, stacked, QR or 2D. 2D image-based scanners can read barcodes in any direction, saving time, and can scan codes off any surface including phone and computer screens. These added features, along with overall high performance, make 2D barcode readers an ideal fit for many industries, expanding the way that barcodes can be used. 2D barcodes hold much more data in a very small space. Equip your operation with 2D barcode reader products
With the amount of patient safety challenges facing healthcare it's difficult for the industry to manage information. From patient bedside to admitting, the emergency room, the pharmacy and storage supply areas, a new level of efficiency and accuracy is achieved. These automation solutions can be best achieved with the right technology, such as healthcare barcode readers. With healthcare barcode reader products, users can automatically capture virtually any barcode as well as images, documents and signatures in a split second, eliminating the wasteful and error-prone process of capturing information with paper and pen and then entering that handwritten information into a computer.
Direct Parts Marking DPM readers are the highest performance handheld imagers on the market today with the most advanced technology. These direct parts marking readers can scan and read virtually any barcode regardless of size, quality, printing method or surface. DPM is a process by which barcodes are permanently marked onto a variety of materials and tracked throughout their lifecycle especially for harsh environments.
Looking to streamline recordkeeping? Walz carries a fully-featured document imager designed to digitize paper documents for simple and efficient paperless processing, storage and retrieval. Unlike traditional document scanners, this version has no moving parts, requires no regular maintenance, and scans barcodes.