Barcode scanners are offered in great variety on the market. Whether for handheld or stationary operation, corded or cordless, 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 hands-on experience, we offer our clients guidance by selecting barcode scanners for our in-house portfolio of recommended scanners.
The application as a benchmark 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 with expertise. In order to find the right barcode scanner for a specific application, sound advice from market experts such as eXtra4 is the most convenient way.
Identification technology know-how essential for scanner selection
Code is not equal to code and scanner is not equal to scanner. Scanners that are suitable for barcodes do not automatically handle matrix codes. As label specialists, we know all about coding. We are familiar with differences in code types and code languages. Therefore we are able to offer barcode scanners for a wide range of requirements.
Basically, our scanner range is structured according to the dimension of the reading optics. 1D scanners only read barcodes. 2D scanners can read bar codes and matrix codes at the same time.
An overview of our range of barcode scanners with information on technical data, prices and links to original data sheets can be found in our scanner manual under this icon::
1D Scanners - Scanners with one-dimensional reading optics
Scanners for barcodes
One-dimensional scanners are capable of reading different types of 1D codes. Which code type is used depends, among other things, on the available space on the label. The smallest codes are 2/5 Interleaved and Code 128.
However, all codes in bar form have in common that they are very vulnerable to damage. Even if only one bar is missing, the code can no longer be deciphered correctly. Nevertheless, 1D barcodes are widespread because the scanning technology is simple and economical.
cost-effective scanner for one-dimensional barcodes, with optical and acoustic targeting signal perfect for jewellery labels, with trigger button, stand included, hand-held operation via cord: 1D scanner Argox AS-8060
2D Scanners – Scanners with two-dimensional reading optics
Scanners for matrix codes and barcodes
Two-dimensional scanners, so called imagers or readers, 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 on the label. 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 elaborate. Therefore, the price of these readers is significantly higher than that of 1D barcode scanners, but they can be used universally and are therefore to be preferred today.
price-aggressive 2D-Scanner, reads one- and two-dimensional barcodes, high-speed reading by Quad-Core-Technology even with complex jewellery labels, operation manual or automatic, handheld or stationary, stand as an option, USB cord: 2D-Scanner Argox AS-9400
compact 2D scanner, reads 1D- and 2D-barcodes also from mobile devices, high reading performance thanks to omnidirectional scanning also with small jewellery labels, manual or automatic operation, handheld or stationary, including stand, USB-cord: 2D-Scanner Code CR950