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Evolving with Barcodes

By Nicole Giannopoulos - 10/08/2013
For retailers, the right barcode scanner must meet the demands of the business. From associates on the store floor to checkout, to monitoring, scanners serve a multitude of purposes and must be equipped to read every barcode type in any environment. Companies such as CipherLab, IEE, Socket Mobile and Honeywell AIDC are continuously updating scanner offerings to include 3D, Bluetooth, QR codes, mobile barcodes, imaging and more.

Pocket-Sized Scanning
The CipherLab 1662 laser scanner is a pocket-sized scanner equipped with a laser reader to better assist associates when capturing barcodes under bright sunlight. The scanner comes with software tools for easy configuration coupled with a large 4 MB on-board memory, which provides flexibility in data storage. It is also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity with a 20-meter range to enable smart devices and data connection. www.cipherlab.com

Barcodes and Engagement All-In-One
Retail price scanner, ScanVue2D, includes 1D and 2D barcode reading, enabling retailers the ability to turn a price verification system into a consumer engagement tool. The unit can be installed in retail POS locations, including on the store floor or in stand-alone kiosks. ScanVue2D uses an ARM processor that supports 2D animated graphics and video playback capabilities. The processor allows for the integration of 3D imaging, as well as reads QR, Micro CR and postal codes. www.ieeinc.com

Bluetooth Tracking
The Apple-certified, laser-based Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) is a sleek wireless barcode scanner for smartphones and tablets. The scanner enables businesses to efficiently record work orders, manage invoices and track assets and inventory in real-time using iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch devices. www.socketmobile.com

Hybrid Design
The Stratos 2700 bioptic scanner is equipped with hybrid architecture that incorporates both laser and imaging technology, designed to help retailers increase customer throughput and reduce checkout loss. Associates can scan 1D and 2D barcodes on a mobile phone. The connected device can be managed from a remote location with Remote MasterMind, integrated Checkpoint and optimal Sensormatic Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) antennas for tag deactivation can further reduce shrink loss at checkout. www.honeywellaidc.com