Why 2D Scanners Are the Wave of the Future

Why 2D Scanners Are the Wave of the Future 

Advanced imaging technology is now a necessity for your business, whether you scan driver’s licenses, parts, shipping labels, or products. One of the best and most efficient ways to get the most from your business is to use 2D scanners.

You’ll find more businesses using 2D scanners because they can capture vast amounts of data—far more than 1D scanners alone. With more data comes more possibilities to improve in areas like customer service and productivity.

Zebra Technologies has designed 2D scanners purpose-built for every industry. These scanners provide you with more visibility over your entire operation, traceability from end to end, and the ability to take mobile payments and scan multiple barcodes in less time.

Let’s take a look at why 2D scanners are the wave of the future:

Improve Productivity

2D scanners have advanced scanning capabilities that allow them to outperform older models. Whether you need to scan close-up or at a distance, these scanners can capture barcodes with remarkable efficiency, which allows your workers to accomplish more in less time.

2D scanners can capture barcodes on the first try just about every time. They can read any data in any condition, including barcodes which are tiny, curved, torn, damaged, dirty, poorly printed, or under plastic.

With many 2D scanners, you can also decrease processing time by extracting information from barcodes simultaneously. For example, instead of having to scan multiple barcodes in one location one-by-one, a single trigger pull allows you to capture all those barcodes in one attempt instantly.

Many Zebra scanners now have omnidirectional imaging capabilities, which allow you to scan with an entirely new level of freedom and flexibility. You can read barcodes from any direction. With these scanners, you no longer need to align the device with the barcode, as you’ll capture your data just by having the scanner in the general area.

Capture More Information

2D scanners are versatile; they can read other types of barcodes. They are great to use if you need to decode more complex barcodes like DataMatrix, which contain many bits of data.

They have other uses, too. For example, you can instantly verify age with a single scan of a PDF417 barcode on a drivers’ license. And if you are using QR Codes, a 2D scanner can read those.

These uses can help you discourage theft and fraud, reduce liability, speed up processing times, and many other applications.

Improve Customer Service

While improving productivity and gathering more information are essential reasons to use 2D scanners, you can also serve your customers better. You can capture pictures, signatures, and documents with 2D scanners, making it easier for your customers to do business with you.

Customer service also extends to the checkout line for retailers. You can scan more than one barcode at once at the traditional checkout place or use a wireless scanner to check people out anywhere in your store. 2D scanners can be found on cell phones and iPads and tablets, giving your associates greater flexibility in your store.

The Future

2D scanning technology will only continue to evolve. With 2D barcodes, you can capture more information and interpret it in whatever way is best for your business. Contact Tri-State Business Systems today at 908-359-8001 to learn more about which 2D scanner would be the best fit for your business. www.tri-statebussys.com or sales@tri-statebussys.com