10 Reasons Customers Choose DuraScan - the durable versatile barcode scanner

January 6, 2019 by Socket Mobile | BLOG

Somewhere in a cold hospital, a worn-out nurse quietly attempts to scan a medical bracelet attached to the frail wrist of her sleeping patient. Switching her scanner’s beeps to vibrate is less likely to wake her patient.

In a stuffy warehouse, a sweaty employee is stacking heavy packages of varying sizes while trying to scan each box for inventory. Though the inventory may weigh him down, the light, yet durable scanner hanging from his neck will not.

No work environment is the same as another because no industry carries out procedures the same way. While cordless barcode scanners are being utilized in more industries, barcode scanners require more versatility, durability, and user-friendly behavior. From such observations, the DuraScan® 700 Series is created with such attributes.

  • Compatible Operating System (OS): With such diverse options for mobile phones, no one should have to worry whether their new scanner is compatible with their current OS. DuraScan was built to work with the most popular operating systems available - iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.
  • Cordless Bluetooth Freedom: With a long-range Bluetooth connection up to 330 feet (100m), scanning is no longer tied down with a cord to a computer. And, with Bluetooth connection, get real-time status and access to scanned information.
  • Exceptional Ergonomics: Small and light, the DuraScan is formed to fit perfectly in the hand for more comfortable use over extended periods of time. Clunky and heavy barcode scanners are a thing of the past.
  • Long Lasting Battery: A typical work day can last up to 8 hours or more, making it imperative that a worker’s scanner lasts just as long. DuraScan holds enough power for two 8-hour shifts before needing to recharge.
  • LED: No need to guess what’s going on with your DuraScan. At a glance, light indicators let users know when the battery life is low, when the scanner has made a Bluetooth connection, and when the scanner has made a positive or poor reading of a barcode.
  • User Feedback: Audible tones and hand pulsations are additional ways that DuraScan communicates with users. Beeps and vibrations allow users to know when exactly DuraScan is in action – reading barcodes, syncing with Bluetooth, turning on/off, etc.
  • IP54 Rating: DuraScan is built to withstand some of the elements of more industrial work environments. The IP54-rated seal protects DuraScan from dust and splashing water.
  • Durable: As a rugged barcode scanner, DuraScan can be as tough as its users. Withstanding multiple drops to concrete and repeated tumbles, while the scanner’s trigger button is constructed to withstand years of pressing. Antimicrobial
  • Material: Built for industrial settings, DuraScan can have contact with dirt and germs. The antimicrobial outer material is made for easy cleaning and protection against potentially harmful germs.
  • Wearable: Scanning is not a stationary job; DuraScan is built with Bluetooth connectivity. For a convenient, hands-free solution, DuraScan includes a lanyard / belt clip for scanning access wherever you go.

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