What is a handheld scanner?

A handheld scanner is a portable electronic device that is used to read and interpret barcodes. It typically consists of a light source, a sensor, and a decoder that translates the barcode data into a readable format.

Handheld scanner

What is a handheld scanner used for?

Handheld scanners are commonly used in the retail and logistics industries, to capture data from barcodes on products, packages, and shipping labels. They are light and small enough to be held in one hand, allowing workers to quickly and accurately collect information, such as product details, inventory levels, and shipment tracking information.

Handheld scanners can also be used in healthcare facilities to track medical equipment and supplies, as well as in manufacturing plants to monitor production processes and quality control. Additionally, they are useful for scanning mobile tickets or event passes, enabling quick and efficient entry into concerts, movies, or other events.

Handheld scanner definition

A handheld scanner is typically battery-powered and can scan both 1D and 2D barcodes. Handheld scanners come in various shapes and sizes, including gun-style, wand-style, and pocket-sized devices. Some models are also designed to withstand harsh environments, such as extreme temperatures, moisture, and impact, making them suitable for a number of industrial applications.

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