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What are 1d Barcode Scanners

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When you are purchasing a barcode reader it is best to select one that will suit the specific needs of your business. Handheld readers while practical and flexible are not always the best choice for retailers where a stationary reader would offer the benefits of stability and durability. There are many different types of handheld barcode scanners and before making a decision, taking time to consult a specialist distributor like Syntechnology will help ensure you make the right choice for your business.

A common type of barcode is the 1D code also known as the linear code. The barcode used for international retail is the U.P.C barcode.

There are many different types of 1D barcode scanner on the market. The most common one is the laser scanner. The 1D barcode scanner uses a laser beam in conjunction with a rotating prism or a reciprocating mirror to read the code. The laser beam moves back and forth along the barcode and the light is reflected back into its circuitry. Other types of barcode readers include CCD readers, pen like readers and camera based readers.

Barcode readers and scanners help to streamline sales, production and increase the efficiency and accuracy of your staff. The scanning of barcodes also assists with improving the accuracy of inventory management as it reduces the amount of manual human intervention. Making use of the latest barcode scanning technology increases the speeds at which information is collected and distributed. Choosing the right scanner is all important if you are looking for long term improvements in productivity and efficiency.

Syntec offers a range of different barcode scanners to suit the needs of any business. The Motorola LS1203 1D barcode reader is durable, user friendly and ergonomically sound. The Datalogic Touch 65-90 Light 1D scanner is the solution for any company wanting the best first pass read rate. . The Datalogic Touch 65-90 Light 1D scanner is ideal for high volume retail businesses. The CipherLab 1070 USB scanneris extremely competitively priced, light weight and ergonomically designed.

2D barcodes do not appear in the same linear form as 1D Barcodes. These codes are often called matrix codes and are often square in shape. Some 2D codes will have the data stored in concentric square rings. This method of structuring data allows the code to be read from any angle making them a flexible format for data storage that requires scanning and capture.

One of the most recognisable 2D barcodes being used today is the QR code. QR codes are used by companies to share information and by marketers to drive traffic toward a URL or a special offer housed on a social media site such as The QR code is a great display of the power behind the 2D barcode and the flexibility that it affords in data sharing.

The Motorola DS4208 General Purpose Handheld 2D barcode scanner is ideal for any company as it is able to read both 1D and 2D codes. This scanner is able to read codes which are on printed labels as well as those displayed on mobile screens. This is ideal for any retailer who wishes to accommodate customers using mobile devices to display coupons or mobile loyalty cards.


The Cipherlab 1704 2D barcode readerhas been designed with a robust body making it ideal for use in warehouses and manufacturing. This reader houses a 1.3 megapixel camera which reads 1D and 2D barcodes.

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