How to Buy a Wireless Barcode Scanner
EMS Barcode Solutions has many different brands and models of wireless barcode scanner (see list below). We hope these tips and the advice of our experienced consultants will help you make the best selection.
Because wireless barcode scanners (also called barcode readers or price scanners) are handheld cordless devices, they offer greater ease of use, speed, and reach. They are ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the user's hand and withstand the inevitable bumps and falls.
They operate on either WLAN or Bluetooth networks. The scanner sends wireless signals to a receiving computer or cash register loaded with the appropriate scanner software.
CCD vs. Laser Scanners
Wireless scanners are used most often in stores, industrial plants, warehouses, pharmacies and mail rooms. There are two types: CCD and laser. The main difference in performance is the distance at which they can read a barcode.
CCD wireless barcode scanner: A gun-style unit that must be held very close (up to 1 inch) to the barcode to get a reading. Suited for retail and other close-up applications.
Laser wireless barcode scanner: Also handheld, uses mirrors and lenses to read a barcode at any angle and up to 200 feet away, especially useful in large warehouses.
Each series of scanners is designed with features tailored to the demands of different work environments.
To find the wireless barcode scanner that's right for your workplace, start by browsing the trusted brands below. Or contact us for assistance.
Wireless Barcode Scanners: