When the first handheld barcode scanner was introduced, all the industries that used them thought they were fantastic. Of course technology keeps advancing and we now have wireless barcode scanners available for use.
These new wireless models are even more convenient than the corded handheld barcode scanners because they are not restricted but there are more benefits too and in this article we are going to look at all the different benefits there are to using a wireless barcode scanner and hopefully help point you in the right direction when it comes to purchasing for your own business.
Benefits of Wireless Barcode Scanners
Traditional handheld barcode scanners were corded which meant you couldn’t move them very far from the computers they were connected to. New wireless models eliminate this because there is no cord. They can be moved around and many can even be taken off site. They are used by postal workers to scan parcels, in large warehouses for scanning inventory, and much more.
Wireless barcode scanners can be likened to cordless telephones in that the scanner communicates with a base and the base is connected to a computer. The base will also charge the scanner so the battery doesn’t run low.
The above sound great, but technology has advanced even further than base operated wireless barcode scanners and we now have bluetooth technology at our fingertips. Bluetooth is used in mobile phones and other electronic devices to communicate with a variety of different products. Most households now have bluetooth speakers and headphones which eliminates the need for wires and connecting devices with cords. Wireless barcode scanners that use bluetooth technology can move greater distances and connect to a number of different devices including the base and the computer using bluetooth.
Another big benefit to using wireless barcode scanners of any type is that you can save on time and money. It allows companies and businesses to implement a barcode system that will save them a great deal of time although the investment might be slightly higher in the beginning. You do get what you pay for though and it is best to pay a little extra to have something that will not only last longer, but make the running of your business smoother too.
If you are looking for a wireless barcode scanner, you will discover that there are a number of choices available to you and the key is to find the one that is right for your business and your wallet. It is always advisable to get expert advice and our barcode scanning experts at AIS Ltd are always on hand to answer any questions you might have. Our website is also packed full of valuable information and our product pages provide the basic information for each of the wireless barcode scanner models we stock.
No matter what type of wireless barcode scanner you are looking for we can help you find the solution that will work. Contact us today for advice on finding the best solution for your barcode scanning needs.