What is a Barcode Scanner?
A barcode reader or barcode scanner is an optical scanner that can read printed barcodes, and decode the data contained in the barcode to a computer.
Like a flatbed scanner, it consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor for translating optical impulses into electrical signals.
Where Can I Find a Barcode Scanner In South Africa?
Are barcode scanners free?
Yes, you can scan a barcode without an app using an online barcode reader like Nanonets. Take a picture of the barcode and use Nanonets’ barcode reader to read the barcodes for free.
What kind of scanner do you use to read a barcode?
Linear or 1D barcode scanners generally use a laser to scan barcodes. These types of laser scanners typically use less power than 2D scanners. They are reliable when it comes to scanning 1D codes but have limited capability when compared to 2D scanners.
How far away can you scan a barcode?
It can scan a typical Code 39 barcode from as far away as 9 feet. A typical warehouse location label barcode, printed with narrow bar width of 100 mils (2.5mm), can be scanned from as far away as 40 feet.