Find the Right Data Reader for Your Needs with Socket Mobile's Comparison Guides

August 10, 2023 by Macie Blakeman | BLOG


Selecting the ideal data capture solution for your business can be overwhelming, especially considering the numerous options available in today's market. Understanding the diverse models, features, and overall performance levels is usually a lengthy process; however, it's crucial to identify the perfect barcode scanner and NFC reader to enhance your operations. We created our Data Reader Comparison Guides Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK) to make this process quick and easy.

Catering to various business requirements, these guides break down the specifics of each data reader series and family, making selecting the right solution uncomplicated and intuitive. Use the guides to explore our product ranges, including key features, functionalities, and unique attributes. You'll be equipped with the knowledge needed to make a confident, informed purchasing decision.

Product Lexicon
If you find yourself exploring Socket Mobile's data readers but feeling overwhelmed by the specific terminology used in our product descriptions, then The Product Lexicon Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK)  is the perfect tool for you. From types of readers to handling methods and common industry terms, we've compiled all the essential information to assist you on your data capture journey.

Naming Conventions
Understanding the names of our data readers is imperative in your search for the perfect data capture solution, as it will further help you identify different readers and their product families. Each part of our product names - from the initial letter to the trailing digits - provides crucial information about the device's features and capabilities. Use the Naming Conventions Guide Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK)  to learn what each letter and number signifies and be better equipped to recognize and select a product that perfectly aligns with your needs.

Compare Reader Families
Each of our data reader families consists of multiple series of products that are uniquely suited for different work environments and use cases. From barcode scanners to NFC readers, our Data Reader Family Comparison Guide Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK) breaks down the distinguished characteristics of each family, helping you analyze and determine the ideal solution for your requirements.

Compare Reader Series
Within the series comparison guides, you can find side-by-side comparisons of our 700 and 800 series of barcode scanners. Our 700 series data readers are handheld devices designed for comfort and ease of use. In addition, the 800 series features flat scanners that are designed to be attached or integrated with a mobile device. Specifically tailored to suit various industries, both sets of product series are designed with unique features that provide distinct advantages. Use the 700 Series Comparison Guide Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK) and the 800 Series Comparison Guide Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK)  to analyze the features and benefits of both to ultimately decide which series of scanners would enhance your workflow.

Compare Scanners: Camera vs. Hardware
Can't decide between a camera-based or hardware scanner? Each type has its own benefits and is suited to different users, businesses, and environments. To assist in this critical choice, we’ll help you understand how each scanner functions in real-life situations. The Camera vs. Hardware Scanner Comparison Guide Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK)  breaks down the testing results of our camera and hardware data readers within real-life scanning situations, further helping you determine the optimal choice for your business environment.

Making Informed Decisions to Enhance Your Business

Finding the perfect data reader for your business has never been easier. Whether it's understanding naming conventions or comparing various series and families, our comprehensive comparison guides assist you in identifying the solution that aligns flawlessly with your business environment.

Check out the guide links above, and if you have any questions or require further guidance, our sales team Opens Worldwide Website (AU, EMEA, UK) is always available to assist you throughout your data capture journey.

Try it free.

Test out our data reading and scanning technology for free with SocketCam. The SocketCam C820 lets you scan directly into your feature application using the camera on your mobile device, ensuring high-performance scanning without the need for an external barcode scanner.