A wireless 2d barcode scanner is designed to interpret “two-dimensional” barcodes, which resemble checkerboards or traditional barcodes that are stacked one on top of another. These barcodes store data using two dimensions (instead of a simple series of black/white bars). This type of scanner can also be used on 1D barcodes.
Benefits of wireless 2d barcode scanners
A 2D barcode scanner utilizes both Imaging and CCD technology to read these barcodes. Wireless models are particularly useful for quick, easy, and accurate data collection because they are easy to maneuver and can scan almost every barcode symbology. Thanks to their image capture processing capabilities, they can read barcodes from a wide range of surfaces, including mobile devices or computer screens, as well as through glass surfaces. Whether you need this type of wireless barcode scanner for point-of-sale purposes or for a more rugged environment such as a warehouse, it’s important to get it from a reliable supplier that can help you choose the right device for your application.
Choosing the right 2D wireless barcode scanner
You can’t go wrong with a Bluetooth model that can quickly read both 1D and 2D barcodes, including Data Matrix, PDF417, QR, Code 128, UPC/EAN, etc. Make sure that it can collect digital images if your business accepts mobile payments. It should be able to read barcodes on phone, tablet, or laptop screens, as well as paper barcodes, of course.
Check if the wireless 2d barcode scanner can run with different types of devices. You should be able to connect it to your tablet or phone via wireless, or to the computer via an adapter (which should come with the package). It should be compatible with POS, Android, iOS, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
The best models offer three modes: touch-activation, auto-sensing, and inventory mode (particularly useful for offline data collection and storage in both retail and logistics). Choose a device with a 30m maximum transmission distance under 2.4G connection, and up a 10m maximum transmission distance via wireless mode.
Check the memory. Choose a wireless barcode scanner that has 2M internal memory, ale to store around 50,000 units of 24-digit barcodes.
Battery life is also extremely important in a wireless 2d barcode scanner. The best ones in the market offer a 2000mAh battery.
Tips on using a 2d barcode scanner
If you can’t scan barcodes on phone or computer screens, the culprit is likely inadequate brightness or poor definition. Try adjusting the brightness of the screen.
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