• We are official distributors of Omron, Honeywell and Zebra products, but we put customer needs as a priority: we will find the best scanner for your application using our expertise and knowledge about current products on the market. We can also source cables and accessories that meet your specific requirements. It’s what we do best!
  • For stocked goods we ship orders same day from date of order; other items normally take between 3-4 weeks with some exceptions (due to a current shortage of microchips and Brexit issues, lead times are currently longer).
  • We offer annual service contracts and ad-hoc health checks on systems we have supplied, as well as any other equipment you would like us to have a look at.
  • If you detect a fault in your scanner, send us an email or call us. It would be helpful to provide us with the serial number of the item and a description of what has gone wrong. We can then get the ball rolling by sending you an RMA form – this form is also available from the downloadable content section. We will be able to advise you on what your options are and on repair costs or whether the faulty unit is still within warranty.
  • Yes, there is! Each one of our products comes with 12 months warranty from the day of purchase

Each barcode type has its place in industry with 1D barcodes being used in situations where data contained can change such as price or date whilst 2D barcodes are often utilised where space is an issue or if there is no access to a database and more information needs to be contained inside the barcode itself.

The purpose of a barcode scanner is to scan or read a barcode symbol and then provide an electrical output to a computer via a decoder and cable. The decoder recognizes the type of barcode symbology it is seeing, translates the bar and space content and transmits data to a computer in a human readable format.

Not all barcode scanners can read all barcodes. Laser barcode scanners and linear imagers read only 1D barcode scanners. Imager (camera-based) 2D barcode scanners read all common 1D and 2D barcodes.

That depends on the equipement you are using, if it is a smart camera then it comes with the software already loaded onto it.

What is a light margin or a quiet zone? Most barcodes require a clear area to the left and right of the bars which must not contain text or other images. These are known as the quiet zones, and they were previously known as light margins. The size of these depends on the choice of barcode.

The difference between laser scanners and imagers is in how they detect these bars. A laser scanner sends out a thin beam of light at the barcode. … When a linear imager detects a barcode in its field of view, these sensors take a reading of the light, effectively taking a picture of the barcode.

These dimensions, particularly the minimum sizing, are based on limitations of the scanners used to read the UPC and the printing technology used to create them. Smaller barcodes have tighter print tolerances and can be problematic for scanners.