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Additional Barcode Scanner Information

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.

If you have questions about our scanner lineup, chat with a sales associate online, send us an email or call us at 1-800-903-6571 and we'd be happy to help.

Barcode Scanner Range: Most scanners have around a 6' cable, if you need slightly more range you can use a USB extension cable. If you want the freedom to go 20 ft. or more away from the computer then a bluetooth barcode scanner would be highly recommended rather then extending the cable.

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. The contact 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.

Unitech AS10 Lightweight, incredibly affordable
ID Tech EconoScan II Durable, easy to use
POS-X ION Linear Aggressive scanning, lightweight
Unitech MS250 Lightweight, easy to use
Unitech MS100 Wand scanner

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 are the barcode scanners you see in most retail operations. From single register boutiques to larger department stores, high 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 1400g Can upgrade to 2D scanning
Datalogic Gryphon L GD4300 Aggressive laser scanning
POS-X EVO Laser Affordable laser scanning
Symbol LS2208 Long selling, reliable
Motorola LI2208 Fast and precise

2D Scanners

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
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