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Learn More About The CCD Barcode Scanner

By Jack Delrento

You fist want to consider what role the CCD barcode scanner will have in your business. It is important to realize that a CCD scanner can only scan a barcode up to 3-4 inches, but varies from model to model. This makes the size of barcode a huge factor.

If you have a lot of barcodes bigger than this, you might want to purchase a laser scanner. With this in mind, it is a good idea to check what size your barcodes are, as you wouldn’t want to put a new barcode on thousands of products.

A CCD barcode scanner’s value really shines when put to smaller tasks, such as infrequent inventory checks in the operations of a small business. Unlike a laser scanner a CCD barcode scanner involves no moving parts, because of this they’re known to last as much as 10 times longer. This also means that a CCD barcode scanner is less likely to fail due to mechanical issues, something vitally important if you’re integrating a scanner into a PDA and the results are long-term financial value.

Are CCD scanners only ideal for smaller businesses? Most warehouse environments mandate the use of heavy duty scanners using laser technology. However, the technology used in CCD scanners is continuously improving, and are now comparable to laser scanners when looking at scan rates. Both scan approximately 45 scans per second.

An example of improving technology is the DS6707 Symbol scanner, which features a 1.3 megapixel camera and can scan any kind of document up to about A4 size. This scanner is able to scan all barcodes using its universal imaging capability. Being able to scan 1D, 2D, or PDF417 with one scanner will prove to be a wonderful return on your investment.

Even though it is often overlooked, especially in busy customer-focused environments, another feature that should be thought about is the safety of your barcode scanner. The LEDs used by CCD scanners are safe for direct contact with the eye. In close contact environments, like those in retail POS, it is important to consider the safety of the customer. Using the CCD barcode scanner, you know your customers and their eyes are safe.

When looking at all this, a CCD scanner would be a wonderful investment for people running a small business or those in a POS environment. However, with all the technological advances, even more intense usage is possible for the CCD scanner, meaning they could still prove to be a good investment.

To learn more about barcode scanners, be sure to check out Wasp barcode scanners or palm barcode scanners.

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Delrento, Jack "Learn More About The CCD Barcode Scanner." Learn More About The CCD Barcode Scanner. 4 Dec. 2009. 4 Nov 2014 <>.

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