Hand Held Barcode Scanners
Best-Quality Portable Handheld Barcode Scanners in Australia
A handheld barcode scanner is any scanner held in the user's hand during operation. The majority of handheld barcode scanners are designed to look like a handgun, with a grip and a trigger that initiates the scanning process, but the term "Handheld Barcode Scanner" also refers to scanners that are better known as Mobile Computer, which has their own full-blown operating system running. Our devices can be used as register scanners and can be corded, cordless, 1D, 2D, or connected to an iOS/Android smartphone/tablet. For assistance with choosing a suitable handheld scanner, or to request a quantity discount, contact one of our scanner experts.
There are many combinations and interfaces for Handheld Barcode Scanners, and it is important to find the best solution for your business or application.
Things to consider when buying a Handheld Barcode Scanner
Important things to consider when buying a barcode scanner include the interface, scan engine, size, types of barcodes you will be scanning, the environment, and compatibility with your POS System.
The common interfaces in today's range include Serial (RS232), USB & Bluetooth. The RS-232 scanners are mostly used with Cash Registers, USB Scanners are used in most circumstances, even if you choose a Bluetooth Barcode Scanner. We have a range of wireless barcode scanners with built-in Bluetooth (mainly used with Tablets) or Bluetooth Handheld Scanner, which communicates with the cradle and is hosted by a USB interface. This provides communication from the scanner unit to the base station and not directly with the tablet. This also charges the scanner when it is returned to the cradle.
The scan engines that are most commonly used at this point are Laser and Imager. The simple difference between these is the Laser sends a thin beam of light to the barcode, which reflects from a white background detecting the black lines. In contrast, an imager (also known as a CCD) functions similarly to a digital camera. It has many light sensors measuring the ambient light, so once a linear imager detects a barcode within its field, the sensors take a reading of the light detected and take a picture of the barcode. 2D Imagers work the same way, but instead of a single row, they utilise an array of light sensors.
The size of the barcode scanner is not always the most important thing compared to its functionality; however, it needs to be ergonomically useful to provide comfort throughout a full business day.
The type of barcodes you will be scanning is an important factor due to the rapid rate of technology and the use of promotional material through the mobile app. Standard barcodes are 1D and look like thin black lines with slightly different thicknesses when viewing them. 2D and QR barcodes are square in shape and used in many different environments as you can capture a range of different data. The great thing about 2D Handheld Scanners is that you can scan directly from an LCD Display such as a Tablet or Mobile Phone.
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