How to choose the right barcode reader you need?

SBE Direct offers a wide range of barcode readers including a variety of models suitable for different areas of activity. SBE Direct offers a wide range of barcode readers comprising of a variety of models suitable for different types of activities. We have products like barcode readers, autonomous mobile terminals and wireless barcode readers.

1 - Barcode scanner

CCD barcode reader

They are large surface area barcode readers and are used in various sectors, from small business to department stores, and in the medical field. These sectors use fine-trigger readers to scan labels quickly and easily to transfer and analyse information quickly and then process orders and records. For example, the CCD 6000 scanner which is the most widely used, reaches record levels of scans during holidays.

The barcode reader is a reader connected to PC or Mac computers. They read different types of codes ranging from 1D, which are basic linear barcodes, to 2D; a category including more complex codes such as QR codes.

The following is an example of a classic 1D barcode barcode

Here is an example of a 2D code or QR code

QR code barcode

We invite you to discover the OPI3601 with 2D reading head. This is a 2D CMOS imager scanner. The superior quality of this new reading system makes it capable of reading 1D and 2D codes.

Some models offer their users an automatic mode that can only scan when the barcode is under the reading head. The user who doesn"t like clutter can put the Bluetooth barcode reader on their stand and pass the codes under the head as with the OPR 2001 auto trigger reader. All our scanners have a fixed cable.

To find it, here"s a picture of the different scanner features we offer at SBE:

Reader Weight Speed Temperature Reading
head
Maximum
reading distance
OPL-6845Z 90 g 100 scans/s -5°C to 50°C

1D Laser

45 cm
OPR 3201 80 g 100 scans/s -5°C to 50°C

1D-2D

Imager

50 cm
SC6000 CCD 200 g 200 scans/s -10°C at 50°C

1D

Laser

10 cm
OPI 3601 85 g 60 scans/s -5°C to 50°C

1D-2D

Imager

10 cm
OPR -2001 60 g 100 scans/s -5°C to 50°C

1D

Laser

50 cm
OPR -3001 210 g 100 scans/s -10°C to 60°C

1D

Laser

10 to 60 cm
L 51 X 335 g 60 scans/s -20°C to 50°C

1D-2D - postal code

Imager

14 cm
OPR 3001i 110 g 100 scans/s -0° C to 50°C

1D-2D Datamatrix postal code

Imager

30 cm

The density of the codes read ranges from 0.127 to 1 mm for the narrowest.

2 - Wireless Barcode Reader

Portable barcode readers will make your work more convenient. This type of laser barcode reader is commonly used in activities such as inventories for shops, warehouse or postal services. Strengths: They are light and their compact size means they are more simple and practical. They are ideal for outdoor use.

For example, the OPN 2001 (left) is the smallest mobile barcode reader on the market, but also the best, with a RAM memory of 64 kB and a reading capacity of 100 scans/sec.1D 2D QR code barcode reader

Some barcode scanners are able to read several types of barcodes. The PX 20 is the compact autonomous data collector that reads 1D and 2D barcodes. It is the ideal tool for your inventories.

List of different codes read:

・ 1 D (read by laser technology readers, uses red ray)
JAN/UPC/EAN with Add-on; NW -7/Codabar; Code 11; Code 39; Code 39 Full ASCII; Code 93; Code 128; GS 1-128 (EAN- 128); IATA - 2 out of 5 manufacturers- 2 out of 5 interlaced; Italian Pharmaceutical; MSI/Plessey; UK/Plessey; RSS -14; RSS Limited; RSS Comprehensive; Telepen; Tri-Optic; UCC/EAN -128; GS 1 databar (RSS); ISBN-ISSN; Matrix 2 out of 5, MSI/Plessey; S-Code; UK/Plessey
・ 2D (the imager readers work by photographing the code and reading the 2D, they are also able to read 1D codes): QR code; Datamatrix; Chinese Sensitive Code; Maxicode;
・ Postal code: Chinese Post, Korean Postal Authority Code

A 2D barcode reader can read 1D.

To find it, here is a table of the different characteristics of portable inventory readers that we offer at SBE:

Reader Cable/Cable Autonomy Weight Format Reading Speed Temperature

Technology

OPN 2001

USB cable included

Optional base

12 hours 29 g 32 x 62 x 16 mm 100 scans/s 0°C to 40°C

1D Laser

2D Imager 2D

PX-20 Base and cable included 35 hours 40 g 34 x 71 x 15 mm 60 scans/s -10°C at 50°C 2D Imager 2D
OPL 9725 Base and cable included 200 hours 85 g 44 x 125 x 19 mm 100 scans/s -10°C at 50°C 1D Laser

The codes read can be up to 30 cm wide depending on their density.

The density of the codes read ranges from 0.127 to 1 mm for the narrowest.

3 - Standalone mobile barcode reader terminals

standalone mobile barcode

Reader terminals are a real asset in business, they don"t just scan, but also analyse data and send it directly to a network. These are not only barcode readers, but also mini-computers and QR code readers which you can directly work remotely. With integrated software at your standalone terminal, you can perform advanced data collection and wireless transmission in real time for on-site applications, including price control and audit, inventory, customer support and merchandising.

This range of laser terminals can easily be connected to the network by Wlan, Wifi, bluetooth and cellular technology, but also thanks to the cable and the base provided the data cab be loaded and sent. Their physical characteristics are complemented by their high performance, surprising for a barcode reader of this size.

The portable terminals are suitable for different occupations: in the transport sector, stock management, inventories (whether they are daily or much less frequently and important). Shop managers will also find them very useful.

The H27 is one of the most compact models of the 1D and 2D laser barcode machines in our range (pictured here left). It combines performance and finesse, is ergonomic and is clearly suitable for use in store or for stock management.

Here is the range of inventory terminals with a weight ranging from 100 to 350 grams for remote use and other uses:

Reader Base/Cable Autonomy Weight Format Speed Reading Head Reading Distance
OPL 9815 Base and cable included 50 hours 115 g 44 x 140 x 22 mm 100 scans/s

1 D -2 D-

Imager

3 to 30 cm

OPH 3001 USB cable included, optional base 40 hours 156 g 58.2 x 180.8 x 23.8 mm 100 scans/s

1 D -2 D-

Imager

20 cm
H32 USB cable included, optional base 8 hours 195 g 64 x 143 x 28 mm 100 scans/s

1D

Laser

10 cm

Dolphin 6110

USB cable included, optional base 4 to 8 hours 213 g 126 X 23 X 76 mm 104 scans/s

1D- 2D

Imager

5 to 33 cm
OPH 1005 Base and cable included 40 hours 140 g 55 x 136 x 23mm 100 scans/s

1D

Laser

12 cm
H27 Cable, USB included, optional base 8 hours 244 g 77 x 147 x 19 mm 100 scans/s

1D-2D

Imager

30 cm
H25 USB cable included, optional base 8 hours 235 g 62 x 144 x 26.2 mm 100 scans/s

1D-2D

Imager

26 cm
H22 USB cable included, optional base 8 hours 340 g 151 x 75 x 25 mm 100 scans/s

1D-2D

Imager

12 cm

Do you want full information about barcodes for your professional activity? We cannot recommend enough that you consult the excellent Wikipedia article on barcodes.

For information on any of our products, the SBE Direct team is on hand to help.

Posted By Clément Choulet, On

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