A barcode scanner is also known as a barcode reader and it is used in most retail outlets for reading printed barcodes and transferring the reading on a computer for billing, inventory management, etc. Almost similar to a flatbed scanner, a barcode scanner is made of a lens, a photo-senior, and a light, and it has the capacity to transcribe optical impulses into an electrical input.
Advanced scanners of this category are built with a decoder that can instantly decode barcode’s image data supplied by the sensor and transmit the related content to its output port. These bar code scanners are widely seen in use in big shops, departmental stores, as well as super markets where inventory management is an essential duty of the store administration.
Different types of barcode scanners are available in the market; however, all scanners are not up to the mark in terms of functionality and accuracy. The utility of a barcode scanner can be best assessed by its features. Let’s take a look at the ideal features of a barcode scanner.
Utility of a quality bar scanner
- User friendliness and faster operation
- Long range transmission
- A quality barcode reader must work with 3-way functionality; these three are digital camera, video, and a radio
- It is better to be durable and sturdy so that it can be handled by beginners
- Retains charge for longer time span