Sales reps and merchandisers commonly need a barcode scanner to interface with their Tablet PC for fast data entry. There are two approaches that you can take to this:
Handheld / Standalone Mobile Barcode Scanner
For Tablet PCs with a USB port or Bluetooth Connection (i.e. all of our Tablet PCs) we have standalone micro barcode scanners like the Opticon OPN2001 and Opticon OPN2002. These features some amazing capabilities such as:
- Tiny 29gram weight in a matchbox size
- Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer Batteries
- An impressive array of 1D and 2D barcode support
- Up to 25,000 Barcode Scan Storage
- Bluetooth and USB connectivity
- Easy USB charging via the ubiquitous mini USB standard port.
Opticon OPN2002 – Bluetooth and USB version for live Bluetooth, USB connecting and batch scanning.
Opticon OPN2001 – USB Only version for USB connected or batch scanning.
These two barcode scanners can be integrated directly into your software with an extensive SDK available. Our models come pre-configured for direct entry (keyboard wedge) input so that you can easily deploy these scanners with your Tablet PC without any extra configuration.
Integrated Barcode Scanner
The other option is to have the Barcode Scanner integrated into your tablet PC directly. For a number of years now the Motion Computing F5v has offered this feature as an option. An example can be seen below.
Other devices such as the CL900 can scan barcodes via the integrated rear facing camera, however this is very inefficient when compared to a dedicated purpose built barcode scanner. To try out this feature on the Motion Computing CL900, download the new QuickNav Beta for CL900.