Reasons to Choose a Laser Barcode Scanner - Socket Mobile's DuraScan D730

December 9, 2018 by Socket Mobile | BLOG

Imagine working in a pharmacy – high shelves and massive inventory with hard-to-reach boxes of medication. The pharmacy tech cannot reach that top shelf on her own, but a DuraScan® D730 laser scanner with Bluetooth® wireless technology can still read the barcode that is just out-of-reach of her tech’s hands.

Imagine shipping and receiving cellophane packages from the back of a truck. Long days on and off the road, meeting deadlines and locations are enough of a hassle. Dealing with hard-to-read barcodes should not be part of the task. Stretching the plastic and angling the box to avoid the sunlight is NOT an issue with a laser scanner.

  • Scans from Distance: Laser scanners are intended to meet those hard-to-reach places with their extended reach. Socket Mobile’s D730 reads barcodes up to 8 feet away.
  • Scan through Clear Barriers: Plastic and glass coverings on a barcode are not a hindrance for a laser. Laser Scanners can scan right through clear barriers.
  • Fast Scanning: Laser scanners are the fastest barcode reader. With a laser barcode scanner, productivity speeds up as the reaction of a laser is so quick.
  • Accurate Scanning: Misread barcodes are reduced with a laser scanner because lasers have improved accuracy when scanning. Improved accuracy provides an improved production rate.
  • Scans in Bright Lighting: If workers are scanning packages or tickets outside, they compete with the sunshine or poor lighting on a cloudy day. A laser scanner can still read barcodes whether the sun is shining or not. Lighting does not impede a laser’s scans.
  • >Scans in various Angles: Laser scanners can have accurate scans sideways, upside down, or other angles that are NOT dead on. If packages are in hard to reach areas or users are in a rush to scan, the laser scanner can still capture an accurate reading.
  • Lasers Capture Damaged and Poor Quality Barcodes: Unclear or worn barcodes are NOT easily read or scanned. But, a laser scanner can still read an imperfect barcode.

Learn about the SocketScan S730 laser barcode scanner.
Learn about the 7 Series, 7Mi laser barcode scanner.

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.