Naming Conventions

How the Names of Our Scanners and Readers Apply to You

Each character in our data reader names holds a specific significance on that device's features, assets, and performance. Understanding the code behind the letters and numbers will help you identify valuable product information, which will help you select the data capture solution best suited for your needs.


Each product name starts with a letter referring to the device style. Each product style benefits specific industries or work environments, and finding the style best suited for your particular needs will ensure a more productive operation.


SocketScan S700 - 1D Linear Barcode Scanner



  • Uses the camera in your mobile device (usually a phone)



  • Outside devices that are rugged and weatherproof


Durable Sled

  • A case type device that supports an iPhone or XCover Pro and is extra durable


Durable Wearable

  • Hands-free, wearable scanning device



  • Indoor type devices


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  • Phone case with extreme durability and protection


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  • Handheld scanning devices with extreme durability and protection


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  • Pistol grip scanning devices with extreme durability and protection

First Number

The first number in the product name sequence denotes the device's physical form factor (shape). The reader shape determines which series the product belongs to, as multiple products hold the same form factor within a series that contribute to different scanning capabilities. Our products are classified by series, each with distinguishing characteristics best suited for varying use cases and work environments.


SocketScan S700 - 1D Linear Barcode Scanner

300 Series

Large countertop drum

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500 Series

Small countertop drum

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700 Series

Handheld (or companion) reader designed for comfort

800 Series

Flat scanner designed to be attached/integrated to a phone or tablet

900 Series

Removable module reader

Last 2 Numbers

The last two numbers in the product name help identify engine capabilities and case material. Engine capabilities can range from 1D or 2D barcode reading, scanning distance, NFC reading or Bluetooth barcode scanning (or both), and more. In some instances, the numbers can also determine case materials, such as specialized medical grade casing needed in healthcare environments.


SocketScan S700 - 1D Linear Barcode Scanner

# Engine Capability and Case Material
00 Entry-level 1D barcode scanner.
20 Entry-level 1D/2D barcode scanner.
30 Long-range 1D laser barcode scanner. Quick, precise scanning from far distances.
40 Performance 1D/2D barcode scanner. Quickly reads all barcodes in all conditions.
45 Healthcare 1D/2D barcode scanner. Made with medical-grade plastic to withstand harsh chemicals.
50 NFC mobile wallet reader/writer.
55 Performance Healthcare 1D/2D Barcode Scanner. Quickly reads all barcodes in all conditions. Made with medical-grade plastic to withstand harsh chemicals.
60 1D/2D/MRZ barcode scanner. Quickly reads passports and other difficult barcode types in varying conditions.
70 1D/2D barcode & NFC mobile wallet reader.
80 Long-range 1D/2D barcode scanner. Precise scanning up to 40 feet away.
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The SocketScan and DuraScan 700s & 800s have guaranteed scanning and software compatibility. Check out our step-by-step guide to integrate into your application today.