Barcode readers are used to read the information which is present in the barcodes. You may find many types of barcode readers or scanners in the market. They come with different technologies and designs, but they have become economical, durable and accurate in recent days due to advancement in technology.
Decide about barcodes: You may find different types of barcodes, so you need to choose the type of barcode, before choosing the barcode scanner. The most common type of baracode is 1D barcode, which has black vertical lines on a white background. These 1D barcode scanners are less expensive. Other type of barcodes are 2D barcodes, which have the small pixel dots, which store more information in the barcode. For this, you require imager scanner to read them. This scanner is better than laser scanner. Laser scanner can read only 1D barcodes and imager scanner can read 2D and 1D barcodes. Symbol scanners are the best choice, if you want to choose the imager scanner.
Portable options: You can also consider the portable scanners. They can be wireless and semi portable which are attached a wire to the computer system – also known as hand held scanners. Semi-portable scanners are versatile because you can scan items quickly. You can consider the Symbol scanners in portable model scanners.
Find interface: Different input options are offered by different scanners. Before you order for scanner, you need to choose the interface option. Now a days, many scanners work with many standard interfaces like USB, Bluetooth for wireless, serial ports and others.
You also consider the point of sale software to run the scanner. These are the things you need to consider before purchasing the baracode scanner for cash register.