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Barcode scanners are electronic data capture devices used for diverse access control, inventory and tracking, time and attendance, and ID authentication applications. Available with various scan speeds, decoding capabilities, and interface compatibilities, our barcode scanners are easy to install and integrate with the vast majority of ID software programs. Enjoy fast, reliable barcode scanning and choose from handheld and hands-free models, some of which are dual-purpose data capture devices that read magnetic stripes as well as barcodes. If you are not sure which type of barcode reader is best for your application, contact an ID Professional at ID Wholesaler for support.

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  1. Motorola LI4278 Cordless Barcode Scanner with Bluetooth Wireless and Cradle
    Motorola LI4278 Cordless Barcode Scanner with Bluetooth Wireless and Cradle
    Item#: LI4278
    Price $598.00 MSRP $658.50
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    • Cordless
    • Reads 1D barcodes
    • Includes Cradle
    • Superior scan performance
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  2. Zebra Motorola Symbol DS4308-SR7U3000SGW Standard Range Handheld Barcode Scanner - Includes Stand an
    Zebra Motorola Symbol DS4308-SR7U3000SGW Standard Range Handheld Barcode Scanner - Includes Stand an
    Item#: DS4308-SR7U3000SGW
    Price $300.00 MSRP $375.00
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    • Reads 1D and 2D
    • Standard Range
    • Includes Stand and USB Cable
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  3. Zebra Motorola Symbol DS4308-HD7R0110AZN High Density Barcode Scanner - Includes Stand and Serial Ca
    Zebra Motorola Symbol DS4308-HD7R0110AZN High Density Barcode Scanner - Includes Stand and Serial Ca
    Item#: DS4308-HD7R0110AZN
    Price $246.40 MSRP $308.00
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    • Reads 1D and 2D
    • High Density
    • Includes Stand and Serial Cable
    • Ideal for tiny barcodes
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  4. Motorola Symbol LS2208 Handheld Barcode Scanner
    Motorola Symbol LS2208 Handheld Barcode Scanner
    Item#: LS2208
    Price $170.00 MSRP $225.00
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    • Corded
    • Reads 1D barcodes
    • Includes Intellistand
    • LS22087AZU0100S
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  5. Zebra Motorola Symbol DS4308-SR00007ZZWWRB Standard Range Handheld Barcode Scanner
    Zebra Motorola Symbol DS4308-SR00007ZZWWRB Standard Range Handheld Barcode Scanner
    Item#: DS4308-SR00007ZZWWRB
    Price $278.40 MSRP $348.00
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    • Reads 1D and 2D
    • Standard Range
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  6. Zebra Motorola Symbol DS4308-HC0000BZZWW Healthcare Handheld Barcode Scanner
    Zebra Motorola Symbol DS4308-HC0000BZZWW Healthcare Handheld Barcode Scanner
    Item#: DS4308-HC0000BZZWW
    Price $319.20 MSRP $399.00
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    • Reads 1D and 2D
    • Ideal for Healthcare
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What is a Barcode Scanner?
A barcode scanner (also referred to as a barcode reader) is an electronic device designed to capture and decode or ''read'' barcodes. Barcodes can be found on everything: from an ID card or badge to your favorite box of cereal to virtually every tangible product sold in a store.
Your average computer does not have the ability to read barcodes. But a barcode scanner does. Scanners feature a light source, lens, and light sensor that work together to scan a printed barcode. They measure the widths of the black bars and white spaces (1D) or the black dots (2D) contained in a barcode image, transforming these widths or patterns into data that can be transmitted to, stored in, and later retrieved from a database.
What are the Most Common Uses for Barcode Scanners?

Barcode scanners help retrieve and coordinate information in a centralized location like a computer database. Common uses include documenting an employee’s attendance, checking out equipment for use by employees, monitoring inventory in a warehouse, and much more.

Which Barcode Scanner Should I Purchase?
The type of scanner you'll need to read your barcodes depends on the type of barcode you're using and also the environment you'll be in. All of the barcode scanners ID Wholesaler carries conveniently tie in with the other system components we offer.
When you're shopping for a barcode scanner, some of the differentiating features to consider include:
  • Hands-free or handheld: Hands-free scanners may be mounted in a single location, with the barcode needing to be presented to the scanner. Handheld scanners are more portable or mobile and can be taken to wherever the barcode is (e.g., to a product package on a shelf).
  • Wired or wireless: How mobile or versatile you'll need the location of your scanner to be will help determine what you'll need.
  • Scan speed: Some barcode scanners require less time between scans.
  • Scanning flexibility: More advanced scanners can read barcodes without exact aim and positioning.
  • Decode capability: The barcode scanner you choose will need to be capable of decoding the specific barcode font you use.
What Types of Barcode Formats are There?
There are two general types barcode formats:
  • One-dimensional (1D) - 1D barcodes are comprised of a series of black bars or lines of varying width with white spaces in between. They're also commonly referred to as ''linear barcodes.'' Depending on the type of 1D barcode you use – either numbers alone or a combination of numbers, letters, and characters – the data can be encoded into a 1D barcode. Approximately 20 to 25 characters can be embedded into a 1D barcode.
    • Examples of 1D barcode types include:
       
      • Code 39 (also called 3 of 9) - commonly used for identification
      • UPC - the barcodes scanned at cash registers
      • Code 128 - is a popular barcode type that is used in many different applications because it takes less space to get more data compared to Code 39
  • Two-dimensional (2D) - 2D barcodes are more complex than 1D barcodes in that they're a ble to store much more information than their counterpart – to the tune of up to 2,000 characters or more (both numbers and letters). They're also smaller in overall size, so they take up less space than a traditional 1D barcode, adding efficiency and error reduction to electronic data capture.
    • The most popular, widely-used 2D barcode types include:
      • PDF417 - are very dense (they look like a crossword puzzle) and can store up to around 1100 bytes of data
      • Quick Response (QR) code - often used in marketing or advertising, a smartphone is typically used to scan them
      • Datamatrix code - is the basis for Universal Identification symbols required by the DoD
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