FAQ# 2365: How do you use a Bluetooth Dongle (Adapter) with a wireless barcode scanner?

Question

How do you use a Bluetooth Dongle (Adapter) with a wireless barcode scanner?

Answer

In cases where a Bluetooth Cradle is not available for use, most wireless scanners can use a Bluetooth Adapter on a laptop or desktop PC, to pair directly to the computer. With Zebra scanners specifically, they make pairing to a Windows PC easier than other companies by using the Zebra Scan-To-Connect utility that pairs the scanner seamlessly to the Bluetooth Adapter. The downside to pairing directly to a Bluetooth Dongle (Adapter) is that the wireless scanner will need to be charged separately.

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Zebra DS2278 The Zebra DS2278 2D barcode imager provides the freedom to move about the point of sale station with the added benefit of powerful 2D scanning.As technology and connectivity are advancing, everyday retailers are finding the need to move faster at the check out lines while also being able to scan new style 2D barcodes. The DS2278 imager is just the tool needed for this job. While boasting a 10,000 scan battery charge, this device is also capable of capturing 2D barcodes with it's imager allowing 2D scanning while also providing a speedy capture of the barcode as it does not need to be lined up with a scan line as older model laser scanners do. Being able to pass the code through the scan field speeds up the check out process immensely.