What are the Differences between the Socket Mobile 700 Series Barcode Scanners?

September 8, 2019 by Socket Mobile | PRODUCT TECH UPDATES

SocketScan 700 Series vs. DuraScan 700 Series

Socket Mobile prides itself on providing Bluetooth barcode scanners that can fit in almost any situation for virtually any industry’s needs. But, how do you know which reader is right for you? SocketScan or DuraScan? What are the differences between these scanners? Socket Mobile’s series of barcode scanners come in several different scanning technologies, and each one suits a particular clientele’s needs.

  • 1D Imager: scans 1 dimensional, linear barcodes, on screens and printed on labels
  • Laser: scans 1D barcodes, great for fast scanning with angles or distance, through plastic or glass, most any lighting for printed barcodes only
  • 2D Imager: scans 2 dimensional and 1 dimensional barcodes, scans both stacked and linear barcodes, scans on screens and printed on labels
  • OCR Readers: scans different forms of travel and international identification, including 1D and 2D barcodes

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What are the differences between the SocketScan barcode scanners?

The colorful SocketScan barcode scanners are designed for function and finesse. Not only does color allow users to have personalization, but it allows users to differentiate between multiple readers and users. Red, yellow, blue, green, white… with so many options, it seems only natural that Socket Mobile should also offer varying scanning abilities with our barcode scanners.

  • S700- 1D linear barcode scanner
  • S730- laser 1D barcode scanner
  • S740- 2D/1D universal barcode scanner


What are the differences between the DuraScans?

The DuraScan 700 Series is our durable Bluetooth barcode reader, built to be as tough, if not tougher, than the hands that use them. They have an IP54 rating for dust and water protection; they have fast-scanning abilities, and include intuitive LED indicators; they are constructed with an antimicrobial material casing; they are rugged and robust. Their versatility is intended to cover most facets of varying industry demands that are typically found within industrial environments.

  • D700– 1D linear barcode scanner
  • D730– laser, class 2, barcode scanner
  • D740– 2D/1D universal barcode scanner
  • D760– 2D/1D barcodes and MRZ/passport scanner

 Obviously, the needs of each company or business is what determines which barcode scanner you will need.

Basic Scanning: If all of your packages use 1 dimensional barcodes, then you’d want a D700 or S700 barcode scanner.

Difficult Scanning: If you deal with a work environment that has odd lighting, hard-to-reach packages, or a fast-paced environment, then you probably want a D730 or S730 laser scanner.

Dual Codes: If you are scanning both 2 and 1 dimensional barcodes, then you’ll want the D740 or S740. When more advanced data editing capability is needed, then choose the D750. The 2D has you covered for both 2D and 1D barcodes with its ability to scan both kinds of codes. Its flexibility is what makes it so desirable.

Multi-Use Scanning – forms of identification: If you are scanning passports, drivers’ licenses or other forms of identification that verify customers’ ages, you’ll want the S760 or D760.

Depending on what codes you scan and in what environment, Socket Mobile has your data capture requirements covered.

(For a different form factor in the SocketScan series, see the S800 attachable series

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.