Barcode Scanner Categories
- High Volume Retail Scanners
- Medium Volume Retail Scanners
- Low Volume Retail Scanners
- Low Volume Contact Scanners
- 2D Imager Scanners
- Cordless 1D Scanners
- Cordless 2D Imager Scanners
- Mobile Scanners for iOS and Smartphones
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Medium Volume Retail Scanners
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There are a lot of barcode scanners to choose from, each providing some different functionality or use from the other. We've tried to separate them by major functionality, helping you know which is the best fit for your business. From personal asset tracking to large scale retail deployments, we have a scan gun ideally suited for your needs and budget.
Low Volume Retail
For smaller retailers, libraries, or office document tracking, these barcode decoders are a good fit. While not as aggressive or capable as higher end scanners, these are more affordable and ideal for lower volume scanning. Some even come with an auto sense stand, giving you the option of hands-free scanning if you so desire.
|Unitech AS10||Lightweight, incredibly affordable|
|ID Tech EconoScan II||Durable, easy to use|
|POS-X ION Linear||Aggressive scanning, lightweight|
Medium Volume Retail
These are the barcode scanners you see in most retail operations. From single register boutiques to larger department stores, medium volume scanners are a mainstay at any checkstand. They offer a great combination of price and performance, with increased durability as well. These barcode scanners can survive drops off counters and collisions that could damage their low-volume counterparts.
|Honeywell Voyager 1200g||Precise laser scanning|
|POS-X EVO Laser||Affordable laser scanning|
|Symbol LS2208||Long selling, reliable|
High Volume Retail
Built with maximum performance in mind, a high volume retail scanner is a smart choice for big box retailers, light manufacturing, high volume shipping, or any place you may scan hundreds of barcodes or more a day. These barcode scanners can usually read barcodes from a greater distance than low or medium volume units, great for products on shelves or out of reach. They are also sealed against dust and water, extending their lifespan dramatically.
|Motorola LI2208||Fast and precise|
|Honeywell Voyager 1400g||Can upgrade to 2D scanning|
|Datalogic Gryphon L GD4300||Aggressive laser scanning|
For more advanced scanning, a 2D scanner is a great choice. These scanners can read omnidirectionally, eliminating the need to reorient the barcode prior to scanning. Advanced optics in some models can perform OCR or even capture images, great for proof of payment for checks. For credit card or customer loyalty applications, or healthcare admitting, select barcode scanners can be modified to parse driver's license barcode data and send it in a specific order.
|Motorola DS4800||Fast scanning, sleek design|
|Datalogic QuickScan I QD2400||Affordable, reliable scanning|
|POS-X EVO 2D||Great performance at a great price|
Cordless 1D Scanners
Cordless scanners give you greater freedom of motion than their cabled counterparts, making these scanners great for performing inventory checks or as a secondary grocery scanner. Most models are available with Bluetooth communications, meaning you can pair them with laptops, iPhones, or any Bluetooth-equipped host device. This gives you greater mobility for job duties, allowing you to go to the product as opposed to bringing it to the workstation. Select models also use alternative radios, giving you greater security and minimizing data loss risks.
|Motorola LI4278||Incredibly durable, powerful scanning|
|POS-X ION Linear Wireless||Affordable, uses Zigbee radio|
|Honeywell Voyager 1202g||Cordless laser scanning|
Cordless 2D Scanners
These scanners give you freedom of motion and fantastic 2D scanning, great for large scale shipping, attendance, customer loyalty, and more. With optional driver's license parsing, these scanners become a great way to perform mobile admitting in hospitals or other error-free customer data capture applications. Available with Bluetooth or other wireless radios, there is a cordless 2D scanner right for you.
|Honeywell Xenon 1902||Aggressive scanning, field replaceable battery|
|Symbol DS6878||Fast and reliable|
|Code CR2300||Advanced scanning and data parsing|
Libraries, personal asset management, and small office barcode scanning would do well with a contact scanner. These scanners require you to have them touch the barcode to get a good read, and in the case of wand scanners, you actually have to drag the scanner across the barcode. While these may have a limited range and minimal features, they are remarkably affordable and are a good choice for very low volume scanning.
|Unitech MS250||Lightweight, easy to use|
|POS-X ION Short Range||Incredibly affordable|
|Unitech MS100||Wand scanner|