Selected devices for reading barcode labels
Barcode scanners are offered in great variety on the market. Whether for handheld or stand-alone operation, cable-operated or wireless, with 1-dimensional or 2-dimensional optics - the range of features and their combination makes it difficult for interested parties to find their way around. As experts in labels and their application, we know exactly what is important and what is not, so that you can work efficiently with our labels. With our practical know-how, we offer our customers orientation assistance by selecting recommended barcode scanners for our in-house scanner portfolio.
The application as a measure for the scanner
The individual application and its operating conditions determine the sense and nonsense of a particular barcode scanner. Not every application necessarily needs all technical possibilities to be efficient. What is really necessary should be weighed up with expert knowledge. In order to find the ideal barcode scanner for a specific application, sound advice from market experts such as eXtra4 is the cheapest way.
1D Scanner - Scanner with one-dimensional reading optics
Barcode scanner for barcodes
One-dimensional barcode scanners
are capable of reading different types of 1D codes
. Which code type is used depends, among other things, on the available space
. The smallest codes are 2/5 Interleaved and Code 128
However, all codes in bar form have in common that they are very susceptible to damage
. Even if a bar is missing, the code can no longer be deciphered correctly. Nevertheless, 1D barcodes
are widespread because the scanning technology is simple and inexpensive
2D Scanner – Scanner with two-dimensional reading optics
Scanner for matrix and barcodes
Two-dimensional barcode scanners
are capable of reading different types of 1D and 2D codes
. Which type of code is used often depends on the space available for placement.
All codes in matrix form have in common that they can be reduced enormously
in size and are still readable even if damaged
. Even if up to 25% of the code is missing, a matrix code
can still be deciphered correctly.
2D scan technology
is complex and complex. Therefore, the price of these barcode scanners
is significantly higher than that of 1D scanners, but they can be used universally
and are therefore to be preferred today.