POS Barcode Scanners

Barcodes play a vital role in any point of sale system, especially in product-based industries like grocery stores, clothing stores, pharmacies, and many others. In fact, any business that requires tracking stock figures or shipments, pricing items, managing financial documents, and performing other logistical and organisational services will need an efficient barcode system. In turn, a barcode system will need the appropriate scanner to match. This ensures all barcode information is analysed and collected accurately.

When choosing a barcode scanner for your point of sale, it’s important to select the appropriate scanner that will cater to your business’ needs. Does your system use standard linear barcodes, or complex 2-dimensional barcodes? How will the scanner be used? It’s essential to answer these questions before choosing your barcode scanner.

There are two types of barcode scanners that are most frequently used in New Zealand:

Linear Imager Scanner

These scanners read traditional one-dimensional barcodes by taking a picture of the barcode, and then analyse the information. This method offers faster reading speeds compared to ordinary laser scanners. Liner image barcode scanners are a great cost-effective option, as they can easily read barcodes that have been poorly printed or damaged.

Our Linear Image Handheld Barcode Scanner is small, lightweight and has an ergonomic design for comfortable day-to-day use. It features a wider scanning angle perfect for longer and wider barcodes, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

Two-Dimensional (2D) Barcode Scanner

2D barcode scanners are used to scan two-dimensional codes. The data is encoded using patterns of dots, hexagons and other shapes, able to contain hundreds of characters of information. Examples of 2D barcodes include QR codes or data matrix codes. 2D scanners can read any type of barcode, including traditional linear codes and codes on computer/phone screens. They also read faster and require less aiming, speeding up your point of sale processes.

POSCOM’s 2D USB Scanner and 2D Multibeam Scanner are ideal for futureproofing your business.

Here at POSCOM we stock only the best in barcode scanner technologies. Get yours configured today before we send it for only $90+GST! And get FREE installation when you lease with POSCOM – talk to your local dealer today!