Socket Mobile Blogs

Reasons to Choose a Wireless Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

Posted by Amelia on Apr 26, 2019 5:41:00 PM
  Business is booming and your small-time shop is in desperate need of expansion. With a larger store, you’ll need a larger stock of inventory. How are you going to manage piles and rows of merchandise in a stock room with only a barcode scanner that’s wired to a specific station?

 

A larger shop with more inventory also requires more staff to manage your new warehouse. Multiple users stocking and scanning barcodes require multiple scanners to manage inventory.
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Topics: barcode scanner, barcodes, wireless, Bluetooth wireless technology, bluetooth, SocketTalk Home

How Barcode Scanners Compare to Scanning Apps

Posted by Amelia on Apr 26, 2019 2:27:47 PM

A host devices’ camera is designed to take pictures, not to decode barcodes. Scanning barcodes requires a careful two-step process; focusing the device’s camera on a barcode to be clear on the screen, then scanning. The user then must toggle out of that device’s screen to view anything other than the scanned barcode. This affects the speed of the workflow. Every barcode must go through the same process – refocusing, then scanning.

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Topics: barcode scanner, 2D, smart phone, barcodes, App, barcode app, scanning app, SocketTalk Home

Why Barcodes are Used

Posted by Amelia on Apr 26, 2019 2:15:48 PM

Using barcodes strictly for scanning barcodes while shopping or for inventory management are a thing of the past. A simple code that has gone from 1D to 2D, scanned on paper and then scanned on screens, has become a pervasive necessity for every single item that we purchase or use. Who knew that from a mere grocery store, our everyday barcodes would evolve so much in the way they’re used and the industries that they are used in.

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Topics: Socket Mobile, barcode scanner, 2D, barcodes, SocketTalk Home

Reasons to Choose 2 Dimensional Barcode Scanners

Posted by Amelia on Apr 25, 2019 5:59:03 PM

Imagine scanning tickets for a special event. Hundreds of people flood in line, requiring multiple ticket-masters to check in patrons. Tickets were bought online, so some people printed their tickets while others saved the tickets on their smart phones. Some guests even have online coupons for their tickets, requiring a 2D imager to scan printed or on-screen tickets, as well as printed or digital coupon codes.

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Topics: barcode scanner, 2D, SocketTalk Home

Top Reasons to Choose an Attachable Barcode Scanner - the 800 Series and DuraCase

Posted by Amelia on Apr 25, 2019 5:50:35 PM

Imagine a vendor speaking with an impatient customer who’s asking for a size 10 shoe that’s not found on the shelves. Rushing to the stockroom with blood pumping from exertion, carrying a cell phone in one hand and a scanner in the other. What’s the likelihood that salesperson WON’T drop one of those juggled devices?

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Topics: barcode scanner, attachable, smart phone, SocketTalk Home