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Barcode Scanners

A barcode scanner plays an important role in the efficient operation of a business. As an indispensable part of a point of sale system, it reads barcodes and converts them into matching code. It then communicates with a computer to transmit the product information to the point of sale software used by a business. Once transmitted, a business can use the information to trace inventory, determine prices, and ring up products for customer purchases. Staples® carries an assortment of point of sale systems with enhanced features to accommodate companies both large and small.

Corded and Cordless Barcode Scanners to Meet Business Needs
These scanners come in corded and cordless options and the right one depends on the business and its needs. Corded scanners connect to the computer via a USB, serial, or specialized connection. This type is suitable for use with workstations such as cash registers. For inventory systems and other applications that require more mobility, a cordless scanner is the better option. These have a base station that connects to a computer and the scanner communicates with it wirelessly.

A Barcode Scanner With the Right Technology
A barcode scanner uses either laser, LED, or 2D technology. Laser devices, the most common type, scan items from a few inches to several feet away depending on the exact model. This option features a laser beam that shoots at an internal mirror. The mirror then moves in order for the laser to sweep across the barcode. LED scanners contain dozens of LED lights arranged in a row. Once shot at a barcode, these lights measure the voltage of ambient light in front of each bulb. Some scanners use a 2D camera to read the barcode. These feature hundreds of lights in multiple rows and when flashed on the barcode, they take a digital picture. These only work with 2D barcodes.

A Barcode Scanner for Fast and Accurate Scanning
Barcode scanners have different scan rates depending on the exact model. The scan rate determines how fast the device captures accurate data. The rate ranges from 5 scans per second to over 500 per second. The higher the rate, the quicker the scanner processes items. The devices also have differing distance capabilities. Short range models can scan barcodes a few inches away, making them ideal for retail stores that scan items at a register. Long range ones read barcodes up to 50 feet or more away. These come in handy in warehouses and other environments requiring more distance.

What Is an Omnidirectional Barcode Scanner?
An Omnidirectional scanner works like a laser scanner. This type however, has additional mirrors and reflective devices that change one laser line into several. These lines run at different angles allowing for faster scan rates with less accurate aiming. Another benefit is they offer a wider reading area.

What Type of Displays Do Barcode Scanners Have?
Many scanners do not feature any type of display while others have a standard screen or a touchscreen. Scanners with screens have the ability to display product information after scanning a barcode. They also allow employers to send employees transaction feedback so errors are noticed immediately.
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Motorola LS2208-SR20007NA General Purpose Barcode Scanner
Item : IM1QX8811 / Model : LS2208-SR20007NA
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  • Light source: Laser
  • Scan rate: 100 scans
  • Depth of field 2.36"-6" at 5 mil-code 39, 1 1/2"-10" at 7.50 mil-code 39, 1"-5.61" at 10 mil-code 39, 0"-16.93" at 13 mil-100% UPC, 0"-23.03" at 20 mil-code 39, 0"-29.92" at 40 mil-code 39
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Unitech MS320 Handheld Imager Scanner With USB, Black (MS250-CUCB00-DG )
Item : 2509312 / Model : MS250-CUCB00-DG
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  • Measures 7.4"H x 3.1"W x 4"D
  • Comes in black color for a refined look
  • Handheld form factor for simple operation
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Motorola Symbol® LS2208 Linear Bar Code Reader, Black
Item : IM1K35415 / Model : LS2208-SR20007R-UR
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  • Bar code reader is suitable for reading linear barcodes
  • Measures 6"H x 2.5"W x 3.3"D
  • Comes in black color for refined look
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Motorola LS2208-SR20007R-NA General Purpose Barcode Bi-Directional Scanner, Handheld
Item : IM1QX8813 / Model : LS2208-SR20007R-NA
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  • Hand-held barcode reader adds efficiency to any point-of-sale system
  • Rugged black casing offers added durability
  • Measures 6"(H) x 2.5"(W) x 3.3"(D)
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Manhattan 177672 Long Range CCD USB Barcode Scanner, Black
Item : 210518 / Model : ICI177672
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  • Reduces errors in retail transactions and automated processes
  • High scan rate of 500 scans per second
  • Compatible with most PCs and displays data as if manually typed into computer
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Socket CHS 7Ci Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner, 5 mil
Item : IM1QX8664 / Model : CX2885-1484
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  • 5 scan/s
  • 5 mil resolution
  • barcode dimension: 1D
205.49 $205.49
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Zebra® Symbol LS2208-SR20007R Barcode Scanner, Handheld
Item : IM1K35363 / Model : LS2208-SR20007R
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  • Handheld barcode scanner is perfect for the mobile workforce
  • Comes in twilight black color
  • Dimensions: 6"H x 2.5"W x 3.34"D, weight: 5.29 oz.
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Wasp WCS3900 Black/Yellow Handheld CCD Barcode Reader for PC
Item : IM1067347 / Model : 633808091002
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  • Light source: 660 nm visible red LED
  • Decode rate: 100 lps
  • Image sensor: Linear CCD
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MAGTEK® Cleaning Card For Magnetic Card Reader
Item : IM1E50185 / Model : 96700004
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  • For magnetic card reader
  • Swipe the card two or three times to clean the head
4.19 $4.19
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Socket Portable Barcode Scanner, 50 scans/s
Item : IM1NV7343 / Model : CX2870-1409
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  • Portable
  • 50 scan/s
  • Linear imager scan pattern
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Motorola CS3000 Series USB Batch/BT Scanner Kit
Item : IM1GE2312 / Model : CS3070-SR10007WW
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  • Laser light source
  • Connectivity technology: Wireless, Wireless technology: Bluetooth
  • barcode Dimensions: 1D
237.99 $237.99
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Wasp® WaspLabeler +2D Software, 1 User
Item : IM1PD2148 / Model : 633808105266
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  • Software is easy to use and a perfect solution to design, create as well as print barcode labels
  • Has standard license pricing
  • Offers complete product license
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Honeywell® VoyagerCG MS9540 Bar Code Reader With USB, Black
Item : IM1E64392 / Model : MK9540-32A38
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  • Barcode reader for effective scanning of barcodes in retail applications
  • Measures 7.8"H x 3.1"W x 1.6"D
  • Comes in black color for refined look
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MOTOROLA Replacement Spare Battery Pack
Item : IM1K34353 / Model : BTRY-LS42RAA0E-01
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  • Compatibility: Symbol LS4278 barcode scanner
  • Replacement spare battery pack is designed with a single-device compatibility, ensuring that you are getting the optimum power performance for your scanner
  • Type: Battery pack
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Epson® SJIC15P Tri-Color Ink Cartridge for TM-C3400 SecurColor Printer
Item : IM1DZ9053 / Model : C33S020464
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  • Tri-color ink cartridge is compatible with Epson TM C3400, Epson TM C610 and TM-C3400-LT printers
  • Comes in cyan, magenta, yellow print colors
  • Sold individually
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MOTOROLA Gooseneck Scanner Stand, Black/Twilight Black Colored
Item : IM1K34720 / Model : 20-61019-02R
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  • Color: Twilight black
  • For symbol LS2208 handheld laser barcode scanner
  • Standards: RoHS compliance
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Socket® 7 Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner, 5 mil Linear
Item : IM1QX2823 / Model : CX2883-1480
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  • 5 scan/s
  • Resolution: 5 mil
  • Connectivity technology: Wireless, Wireless technology: Bluetooth
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MAGTEK® Mini MICR MICR Check Scanner, Gray (22533012)
Item : IM1TG5496 / Model : 22533012+22517583
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  • Check scanner is perfect for small document reading and imaging
  • Dimensions: 4.3"H x 4"W x 6"D
  • Comes in gray color
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Unitech AS10 Handheld Barcode Scanner, 5 mil Linear
Item : IM1QC5962 / Model : AS10-U
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  • Visible red light 632nm LED
  • 100 scan/s
  • 5 mil resolution
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Wasp WLS9600 Laser Barcode Scanner With USB
Item : IM1UW8461 / Model : 633808929602
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  • 630 - 680 nm laser source
  • 100 scan/s
  • 5 mil resolution
159.19 $159.19
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Manhattan ICI401517 Handheld CCD USB Barcode Scanner, Black
Item : 210369 / Model : ICI401517
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  • Dimensions: (H x W x D) 7" x 3.5" x 2.5"
  • Scanner Width: 80 mm
  • Color: Black
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Adesso NuScan 2100U barcode Reader
Item : IM1T62374 / Model : NUSCAN2100U
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  • Handheld
  • 5 mil resolution
  • Trigger (default), auto scan, alternate, repeat modes
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Motorola Symbol® LI4278 Cordless Handheld Linear Scanner, Black
Item : IM1TB4332 / Model : LI4278-SR7R0110SRN
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  • Handheld barcode scanner is suitable for scanning barcodes easily and quickly
  • Measures 3.84"H x 2.75"W x 7.34"L
  • Comes in black color for refined look
389.0 $389.00
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Manhattan® 178488 Contact CCD Wired Handheld Barcode Scanner
Item : 2110394 / Model : 178488
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  • Handheld wired barcode scanner offers high-quality scanning
  • Resolution: 5 mil (scan)
  • Scan rate: 100 scan/s
43.99 $43.99
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