Handheld Scanners

Handheld scanners are small portable electronic devices used for scanning physical documents, objects, images and tags into digital formats. They help with inventory tracking and management for retail, manufacturing, transportation & logistics and healthcare industries, preferred for their compact ergonomic design and easy usage. These on-the-go mobile scanning tools have handy controls and displays that let you easily capture data to be digitally stored, edited, transferred or emailed. Portable document scanners offer outstanding efficiency, performance and reliability. But when it comes to selecting a barcode scanner, there are several factors to consider. Here are some of the most important ones:

Scanning environment & purpose

Handheld scanners can be used for general purposes or industrial use. The type depends on your purpose and needs. Before purchasing ask yourself what you wish to use them for, where you are scanning and what you are scanning and what environment do you want to use the scanners in.

Need an on-the-go scanning device? Wireless, cordless scanners are for you.  Sitting at a desk or out in the warehouse? Corded scanners require no batteries for longer use. Working in the healthcare, manufacturing, transportation & logistics and healthcare industries or warehouse industries? A Pocket-sized scanning device or mobile barcode reader allows you to scan easily and streamline tasks.

Looking for a handheld scanner for office and retail applications? Zebra’s range of retail scanners is perfect for the job. They look great on your counter and are very aggressive at reading barcodes, which speeds up throughput and ensures a positive shopping experience for customers. These handy and high-functionality scanners use the latest technology and guarantee high performance and durability for all your POS scanning requirements.

How dirty/dusty/wet/hot/cold is it going to get? If you work in extreme conditions consider a rugged handheld scanner solution with an antimicrobial enclosure and ergonomic design such as the remarkable cordless Zebra DS3678 that can take a few knocks and isn’t affected by a splash of water. These durable and robust on-the-go scanning devices are versatile across various environments and designed for extended usage, ensuring durability even in demanding situations.

Scanning volume

Consider the scanning volume for your operations. How many items do you plan to scan daily, and how many scanners will be required? Identify the staff that will be affected by this process and determine whether corded or cordless scanners are more suitable for your needs.

Explore various types of barcode readers, including Laser Scanners, Pen Wands, CCD (charge-coupled device) Scanners, Slot Scanners, and Image Scanners and see which one best accommodates your scanning volume requirements.

Whether you need quick reading performance, easy installation and use, or accuracy and reliability, we have a solution for you. Our general-purpose handheld scanners are designed to streamline tasks, from inventory management to check-in processes. Enjoy the convenience of long-lasting battery life that can endure an entire shift and gain valuable insights into customer data with actionable information.

Handheld Scanners Solutions

Handheld scanners are small portable electronic devices used for scanning physical documents, objects, images and tags into digital formats. They help with inventory tracking and management for retail, manufacturing, transportation & logistics and healthcare industries, preferred for their compact ergonomic design and easy usage.

These on-the-go mobile scanning tools have handy controls and displays that let you easily capture data to be digitally stored, edited, transferred or emailed.  

Portable document scanners offer outstanding efficiency, performance and reliability.  

But when it comes to selecting a barcode scanner, there are several factors to consider. Here are some of the most important ones: 

Corded vs Cordless

If removing the cable would provide your staff with the extra freedom to work more efficiently and your scanning requirements involve moving to different locations regularly, a cordless scanner is a versatile and adaptable choice. Their mobility and flexibility allow users to move freely and scan barcodes from various angles, making them suitable for quick, dynamic environments.

For tasks conducted at a fixed point, such as a POS or the final stage of manufacturing or packaging, a corded scanner is an efficient choice that ensures reliability, speed, stability and consistency in scanning.

The specific demands of your workflow will determine which one aligns better with your operational goals.

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Handheld Scanners

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  • Retail store
  • Warehouse
  • Hospital
  • Government department
  • Show me all options by keyword so i can pick – scanner selection guide
  • Retail store
  • Warehouse
  • Hospital
  • Government department
  • Show me all options by keyword so i can pick – scanner selection guide
  • Retail store
  • Warehouse
  • Hospital
  • Government department
  • Show me all options by keyword so i can pick – scanner selection guide
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