Barcode Scanners

Types of Barcode Scanners

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Selecting the Right Barcode Scanner for Your Needs: Let ASP Help

Choosing the perfect barcode scanner can be a daunting task with so many options available on the market. At ASP, we understand that each business has unique needs, and selecting the right barcode scanner is crucial for your operations. Whether you’re running a retail store, managing a warehouse, or overseeing a manufacturing facility, we’ve got you covered.

Why Choose ASP?

At ASP, we offer a wide range of barcode scanners designed to meet various business requirements. Our experts are always ready to guide you through the selection process, ensuring you get a device that perfectly fits your specific needs. We consider factors like the environment in which the scanner will be used, the type of barcodes you’ll be scanning, and your budget constraints.

Our Barcode Scanner Options

  • Wired and Wireless Scanners: Depending on your mobility needs, we offer both wired and wireless options. Wireless scanners provide the freedom to move around, while wired scanners ensure a constant connection without the need for charging.
  • 1D and 2D Barcode Scanners: Our range includes scanners capable of reading traditional 1D barcodes and advanced 2D barcodes, including QR codes. This versatility ensures you can scan all types of barcodes your business might encounter.
  • Rugged and Handheld Models: For industrial environments, we have rugged scanners that can withstand harsh conditions, while our lightweight handheld models are perfect for retail and light usage.

Expert Support

Not sure which barcode scanner is right for you? Our knowledgeable team at ASP is here to help. We provide personalized recommendations based on your specific business needs and offer ongoing support to ensure your scanning solution is always performing at its best.

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Contact ASP today to learn more about our selection of barcode scanners and find the perfect match for your business needs. Let us help you streamline your operations and improve efficiency with the right barcode scanning solution.

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FAQs on Barcode Scanners

Using a barcode scanner is straightforward:

  • Connect the Scanner: If you’re using a wired scanner, plug it into your computer or POS system. For wireless scanners, ensure the device is charged and connected via Bluetooth or a wireless receiver.
  • Position the Scanner: Hold the scanner approximately 4-10 inches away from the barcode.
  • Align the Beam: Aim the scanner’s beam across the barcode. Ensure the entire barcode is within the scanner’s reading area.
  • Scan the Barcode: Press the trigger or button to activate the scanner. The scanner will emit a light, read the barcode, and send the data to your connected system.
  • Verify the Scan: Check your system to confirm the barcode data has been correctly received and processed.

Our barcode scanners at ASP are designed to be highly compatible with a wide range of point of sale (POS) systems. We offer both plug-and-play models that require no additional software and more advanced options that can be integrated with specific POS software. If you have any compatibility concerns, our team can assist you in choosing the right scanner and provide guidance on integration.

Yes, many of our barcode scanners can read QR codes. QR codes are a type of 2D barcode, and scanners designed to read 2D barcodes can decode QR codes as well. If your business requires the ability to scan QR codes, ensure you select a 2D barcode scanner from our range.

Our barcode scanners are capable of reading barcodes of various sizes and materials. This includes small barcodes, large barcodes, and those printed on different surfaces such as paper, plastic, and metal. Some advanced models can even scan barcodes on reflective surfaces or under plastic wraps, making them highly versatile for various applications.

The choice between wired and wireless barcode scanners depends on your specific needs:

  • Wired Scanners: These are ideal for stationary setups like cash registers or desktops. They offer a reliable connection without the need for battery charging.
  • Wireless Scanners: These are perfect for environments where mobility is crucial, such as warehouses or large retail spaces. They offer flexibility but require regular charging.

Consider your operational environment and mobility requirements when making your choice. Our team at ASP can provide recommendations based on your specific use case.

Most barcodes can be scanned, but it depends on the scanner's capabilities. Standard 1D barcode scanners read traditional barcodes found on retail products, while 2D barcode scanners can read more complex barcodes like QR codes, Data Matrix codes, and PDF417 codes. Some scanners are designed to read high-density barcodes or those printed on challenging surfaces. It's important to choose a scanner that matches the types of barcodes you frequently encounter.

There are several types of barcode scanners, each suited for different applications:

  • Laser Scanners: Use a laser beam to read barcodes. Ideal for scanning traditional 1D barcodes.
  • CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) Scanners: Use an array of light sensors to capture barcode images. These are typically used for close-range scanning.
  • 2D Area Imagers: Can read both 1D and 2D barcodes from any angle. Perfect for QR codes and other 2D barcodes.
  • Pen-Type Scanners: Require users to swipe the scanner across the barcode. Less common but useful for certain applications.
  • Omnidirectional Scanners: Use multiple scanning lines to read barcodes from various angles, speeding up the scanning process in retail environments.

Yes, many modern barcode scanners can scan barcodes from a phone screen. This includes 2D barcode scanners and some advanced 1D scanners equipped with the right technology. Scanning from a phone screen is useful for mobile tickets, digital coupons, and other applications where barcodes are displayed digitally rather than printed.

Barcode Scanners Guide

  • 2D Barcode Scanners And Reader
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    A 2D image scanner is a type of barcode scanner that can be used for all types of barcodes including stacked barcodes, 1D, and 2D. These devices can quickly and easily read barcodes since they have the ability to cross a scanner in all directions. ASP Microcomputers has several barcode scanning products available that can scan QR codes, 2D barcodes, and Australia Post 4-state barcodes. Here is a list of the imaging scanner devices on offer:

  • Antimicrobial Barcode Scanner for Healthcare
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    Searching for an antimicrobial scanner? Here at ASP Microcomputers, we offer a wide selection of antimicrobial scanners built with materials that resist the growth of mould, mildew, bacteria and other microbes. Our antimicrobial scanners are designed specifically for use in sensitive environments such as the pharmaceutical, biomedical and healthcare industries where medical professionals need to use scanners without putting their patients and co-workers at risk.

  • Bluetooth Barcode Scanners
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    Nearly every business and industry requires wireless barcode scanners, whether it is to track vital assets, point of sale systems, or manage inventory. Using barcodes helps eliminate the need to have manual data entry. Wireless barcode scanners work similarly to corded scanners, but they use Bluetooth to directly communicate with your mobile device or an accompanying base station. At ASP Microcomputers, we have different Bluetooth barcode scanners available. Contact us today on  1800 061 642 to learn more.

  • Fixed Mount Barcode Scanners
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    Fixed-mount barcode scanners allow you to have hands-free and high-speed scanning. You can use a fixed mount barcode scanner in different places, including retail stores, manufacturing and logistics operations, and other high-speed work environments. It helps streamline your operations and captures data accurately, saving you time and money. At ASP Microcomputers, we have different fixed barcode scanners to ensure that your processes are fast and efficient, increasing productivity and reducing labour costs.

  • Handheld Products Barcode Scanner
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    Are you looking for a fast, efficient, and accurate way to capture data and transfer it to your PC? ASP Microcomputers has a wide range of handheld barcode scanners you can use to perform this task. Our handheld barcode scanners are battery powered, allowing for more mobility than a fixed mount barcode scanner. Contact us on 1800 061 642 for more information about our handheld barcode scanners and any other scanning technologies your business may require.