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FAQ# 2275: Are there any wireless scanners that use something other than Bluetooth for communication?

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Are there any wireless scanners that use something other than Bluetooth for communication?

Answer

Yes. While Bluetooth is going to be the most common method for communication between a wireless scanner and it's paired device, there are some alternative options. POS-X has a scanner that communicated using a ZigBee wireless radio to communicate with a USB dongle: The ION Linear Wireless. An alternative option would be the Unitech MS840P wireless scanner. This scanner also uses a specific radio frequency to communicate with the included USB dongle. The Unitech, however, is a laser scanner and is slightly more limited in it's functionality when compared to the POS-X ION.

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