Selected devices for reading barcode labels
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.
1D Scanners - Scanners with one-dimensional reading optics
Scanners for barcodes
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
2D Scanners – Scanners with two-dimensional reading optics
Scanners for matrix codes and barcodes
so called imagers
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.