The barcode laser scanner is probably the most commonly used type of barcode reader.
A laser barcode scanner is used when there is a requirement to scan over a wide range of distances and over regular or irregular surfaces. A laser produces a narrow, cohesive and intensive beam of light. The beam is moved by essentially bouncing the beam against a rotating mirrored surface. This gives the effect of a band of narrow continuous light.
- Typical Applications: Warehousing, manufacturing and retail
- Advantages: Fast, ideal for long range barcode scanning
- Disadvantages: Less durable and easy to break
- Connectivity: Tethered, cordless, fixed-position
- Barcode reading distance: 2cm to 5 metres
- Barcode reading capability: Low, medium and high density codes, omni-directionally
- Barcode Symbologies reading capability: 1D, and stacked linear (including PDF417).
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