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Handheld Stock Taking Barcode Scanner

Stock taking barcode scanner are normally called Portable Data Terminals (PDT), Mobile Computers or PDA’s (Personal Digital Assistant). They differ from normal barcode scanners in that they are portable, have memory, a keypad, a display, scanning module and powered by  a battery.

We will refer to the entry level Cipherlab 8001 as an example of a stock taking scanner.


A stock take using the 8001 PDT will normally go as follows:

  1. Scan the barcode on the shelf/bin
  2. Count the items on the shelf/bin
  3. Enter the quantity using the keypad and press Enter

Once you have completed scanning all the shelves or bins, the unit is placed in its dock, which also charges the battery. The dock will be connected to the PC with either a USB or Serial Cable. Using the standard software which comes with the unit, the scanned data is uploaded to the PC in a CSV text file format. This file can be opened in Excel or imported into your accounting/stock taking program (Check with your software vendor).

The Cipherlab 8000 range of scanners are able to be programmed with Forge Application Software which comes included in the price of the PDT. This allows the customer to change the way the scanner inputs data to suite his needs. We assist with this programming method free of charge.

The Forge Batch Application Generator and USB Drivers can be downloaded here.

For more information on the other models available for Stock Taking, Asset Management etc Click here

For more information please email or call 011 425 5439.

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Honeywell Granit 1980i and Granit 1981i Barcode Scanners

New from Honeywell – Granit 1980i Extra Long Range Corded Barcode Scanner and the Granit 1981i Extra Long Range Wireless Barcode Scanner.

honeywell-granit1980iBoth the 1980i and the 1981i use area imaging technology and capable of reading 1D and 2D barcodes from 15cm to 15m. They’re packed with technologies that make them easy to use and take the guesswork out of scanning at extended ranges. Both models are IP65 rated to withstand harsh environments.

The barcode scanners can withstand 5000 drops to concrete from 1m and 50 drops from 2m, they can operate at a temperature as low as 30 degrees C.

honeywell-granit1981iThe 1981i Wireless scanner has a wireless range of 100m from the base. Bright visible aimer, configurable beeper and good read indicators provide clear feedback to the operator.

A single screw releases the cable on the wired 1980i whilst a quick twist and turn on the 1981i makes swapping batteries easy.

Contact us for quotes or more information.

pdf Granit 1980i Wired specifications

pdf Granit 1981i Wireless Specifications

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Cipherlab RS30 Android

Delivering superior user experience with persuading designs, CipherLab RS30 series has been deployed in a China’s leading hospital as nurses’ companion. A case story telling user scenario and overall deployment has been developed. Please check it out on



Click here for more information on the Cipherlab RS30

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Honeywell Laser Barcode Scanner with Scan Stand 1250G

Entry Level Hand Held Laser Barcode Scanner with Scan Stand 1250G Lite and 1250G

voyager1250g3The scanner is optimized for fast scanning of 1D linear Barcodes, including poorly printed or damaged barcodes. The scanner has a depth of field (reading distance from barcode) of 447 mm for a 13 mil barcode and larger barcodes up to 58,4 cm.


The 1250G supports all the popular interface types like:

  • USB (HID Keyboard)
  • Keyboard Wedge
  • Serial (RS232)

The 1250g boasts automatic interface identification, eliminating the time consuming process of scanning programming codes to change the interface.

Scan Stand

The scanner ships with a Scan Stand allowing automatic in-stand detection of barcodes. When in the stand barcodes can be passed in front of the scanner as opposed to holding the scanner.

Honeywell 1250G and 1250G Lite

The scanner comes in two variations namely the 1250g and the 1250g Lite.

Contact us for more information or a quote – or 011 425 5439

Argox Barcode Printers Blog Posts

Argox Barcode Printers Sales and Repairs South Africa

JNS Technologies is your one stop shop for Argox Barcode Printers. We are able to supply printers from the Entry Level OS213OD right through to the Heavy Duty X2300. We are excited about the newly released Argox CP-2240 printer and am confident that it will become one of our popular printers soon.

Quick summery of Argox Printers in order of popularity.

os214odArgox OS214Plus is our best selling barcode printer. It is our entry level Thermal Transfer printer that comes with USB, Serial and Parallel ports. Maximum print width 104 mm and minimum print width 25 mm. Good value for money medium volume printer. 1 Year Warranty.


argox_cp_2140Argox CP-2140 is also a popular printer. It takes a 300m ribbon which is ideal for larger printing demands. It has a USB and Serial port with an optional Ethernet port on the CP-2140E model. Maximum print width is 104 mm. 1 Year Warranty.


Argox X1000V is our entry level industrial strength barcode printer. The all x1000vmetal housing protects the printer in harsh environments. Maximum print width is also 104 mm. Printer comes with USB, Serial and Parallel ports. 1 Year Warranty.


Argox X2300 is our best selling heavy duty industrial strength barcode printer. It includes a LCD display which offers easy installation and argox-x2300operation. Printer can be used as a stand alone printer. Printer comes with USB, Serial and Parallel ports. 1 Year Warranty.

For more information on the range of Argox Barcode Printers contact our sales team on +27 (0) 11 425 5439 or

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Argox OS214 Plus Barcode Printer Review

This will be our first review on our products which will hopefully help you choose a printer which is reliable and easy to maintain.

Price:  R4,640.00 incl vat (Estimated Price)
Replacement Print Head (non fitted)Price: R1,293.00 incl vat (Estimated Price)
Wax Ribbon 110mm x 91m Price:  R32.00 per roll.

View PDF Brochure for full specs


The printer comes with:

  • Windows Driver (Seagull Driver_Argox 7.4.1)
  • Linux Driver
  • Bartender UL
  • Printer Utility
  • Font Utility

Installation of the software and printer is relatively easy and we provide telephonic support if you do have problems. The OS214Plus uses either a USB, Serial or Parallel cable making it versatile.

Loading the label and ribbon is easy and straight forward with a diagram in the top lid showing the paths of ribbon and label.


  • Can be used DT (Direct Thermal) or TT (Thermal Transfer)
  • PPLA and PPLB emulations available
  • 104mm max print width
  • 203 dpi
  • Print Speed 3 ips
  • 512KB DRAM
  • 512KB Flash Rom
  • Supports 1D, 2D, GS1 and QR Codes

Printer is ideal for low volume printing and comes with a 12 month manufacturers warranty.

We give this printer a rating of  [usr 4]



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Handheld Barcode Scanner

77736159Honeywell Youjie YJ3300 USB entry level laser barcode scanner.
The YJ3300 is an affordable handheld laser barcode scanner and is an alternative to CCD scanners.
Equipped with world-class laser decoding technology, the
YJ3300 can be applied in a variety of environments.The
YJ3300’s pulsing-laser-line switch allows the user to easily
target the desired barcode and complete data transmission
with just the press of a button. This makes the YJ3300 the
optimal choice for menu scanning, point-of-sale, document
processing, and inventory control.
With improved laser scanning technology, the YJ3300 has
a longer working range and a wider scan field than a typical
CCD. The width of the scan line grows as the scanner moves
further away from the bar code.
The ergonomic trigger and handle of the YJ3300 fits
comfortably in any user’s hands and provides easy to use
operation. Additionally, the pulsing-laser-line switch design
decreases the continuous operating time of the laser engine,
thus increasing the time efficiency and reliability of the
scanner. Integrated with a common interface,the YJ3300
ensures fast and easy connections with the host or PC.

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Wireless Barcode Scanner

Wireless or cordless barcode scanners use radio frequency or Bluetooth technology to send scanned data to a dock, cradle or Bluetooth enabled device. The dock or cradle is attached to a computer via USB, Keyboard Wedge or Serial cable. The advantage of a wireless barcode scanner is that it provides freedom to move the scanner to the items to be scanned instead of bringing the items to the scanner saving time and resources. The wireless scanners improve productivity by allowing a longer scan range usually from 10m to 100m depending on the model. Some models include and internal memory which allows users to carry on scanning even when the scanner is out of its range.  Once the scanner connects to its dock or cradle it will send the scanned data.

We also supply Bluetooth scanners that will connect directly to an Android, iPad or iPhone device.

Give us a call (011 425 5439) or email to discuss your requirements and we will advise you on the correct model.


Typical examples of Wireless Barcode Scanners.

Honeywell-1452G1-150x150 Honeywell 1452g Area Imaging 2D Wireless Bluetooth Barcode Scanner USB. Includes Charge and Communications Base. 3 Year Factory Warranty
Datalogic QM2131 Datalogic Quickscan Mobile QM2131 Linear Imager 433MHz Including Base and USB Cable. 3 Year Warranty
Cipherlab-15001-150x150 Cipherlab 1560 Bluetooth Cordless Linear Imager Incl Base and Cable. Available in KBW, Serial and USB. 1 Year Factory Warranty