Wireless or portable barcode scanners can mean one of two things:
- Normal Barcode Scanners with no wire connecting them to a terminal but using a radio frequency or Bluetooth connection between the scanner and its base station.
- A portable data terminal is also sometimes referred to as a wireless scanner. A PDT is a device with a display, keyboard and a scanner that either stores the scanned data in its memory for later download or transmits the data via Bluetooth or WiFi.
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Bluetooth Barcode Scanners
As stated before, these type of scanners use Bluetooth to communicate between the handheld scanner and its base station/charger. The base station is connected to a PC or other terminal with a USB cable. The scanners are also able to connect directly to a bluetooth enabled device such as a tablet or smartphone etc.
The working range between the scanner and its base station varies from 10 to 100 m depending on the manufacturer and model. The scanners use re-chargeable batteries for power and these are charged when the scanner is placed into the base/charger. The number of scans that the scanner can do on a charge average about 40 000 scans but again it depends on the manufacturer and model.
The Honeywell Voyager 1202g-bf wireless scanner does not use a battery but rather a “super capacitor” to power the unit, a first in its class! The scanner when placed in its charger takes about 35 seconds to charge and this will provide enough power for at least 100 scans.
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