QR or quick response codes have become widely popular and can be found almost anywhere. Online wallets, wine bottles, event tickets, advertising campaigns, you name it. For the uninitiated, QR codes are the 2D black and white matrix that are scanned using smartphones. QR codes contain information in the form of text and images and are often used for promotional activities. QR codes are quite easy to implement and can be used to keep track of almost all kinds of assets. They are an excellent marketing tool, and there are several excellent examples of QR codes in marketing. In addition to this, QR codes can perform a wide variety of functions like sending text messages, dialing telephone numbers, send e-mails, and so much more. This makes them suitable for any kind of applications.
QR codes can be read by designated QR barcode scanners.
Here 3 of the best barcode scanners for scanning QR codes.
The Motorola DS9208-SR4NNU21Z Barcode Scanner
This handheld barcode scanner is one of the highest rated barcode scanners in the market. It can scan 2D barcodes or QR codes quickly, efficiently, and without compromising the integrity of the information stored within the QR codes. The light source for this handheld scanner is LED, and the best feature of this scanner is that you don’t have to worry about aligning the scanner exactly along the QR code you wish to scan. It is quite lightweight, easy to handle, and can be used almost anywhere from supermarkets and restaurants to hospitals and pharmacies.
The Honeywell Xenon 1900
The Honeywell Xenon is being widely used in industries and is quite reliable and versatile. It uses very complex imaging technologies and has custom sensors that enable quick reading of QR codes. It is rugged and can be used in a broad range of applications. Another feature of this barcode scanner is that it can be customized to read QR codes from different workstations. All you have to do is set a different beep for each workstation, and you can easily identify the QR codes coming from different units in your business. Users have reported that the Honeywell Xeon is quite fast and can read up to 2000 codes per hour with a very high rate of accuracy.
The Datalogic Magellan 1100i
The Datalogic Magellan offers excellent performance and can be used in a variety of applications. This barcode scanner makes use of the latest digital imaging technology available. In addition, it has a number of advanced features one of which is image capture. It supports a wide range of barcode symbology other than QR codes. It can also be used to read Aztec codes, Stacked codes, Maxi codes, Data Matrix, and several others. It uses a USB host interface. It has been reported to be simple, efficient, and quite easy to use by customers who have implemented it in their work spaces. This barcode scanner from Datalogic can be used in several industries for a number of applications.