How to choose 1D /2D, wired / wireless scanner?

Many customers may have no idea how to choose the right model when they buy bar code scanner gun. Whether it is better to choose 1D or 2D? And how about wired and wireless scanner? Today let us sort out the differences between 1D and 2D scanners, and recommend you some good sales of scanner products on the market. 

1.What is the difference between 1D and 2D scanners?

Simply speaking, 1D barcode scanner can only scan 1D barcode, 2D barcode scanner can scan both 1D and 2D barcode. And in terms of price, 1D barcode scanner price will be cheaper than 2D barcode scanner.

Since 1D scanner can not scan 2D barcodes, does this mean that the 2D scanner will be better than 1D scanner? Of course no, 1D scanner have advantage on reading a relatively long barcode, especially like the long bar codes on logistic parcels. While 2D scanner is CMOS reading, which through the picture taken to analyze the bar code, so its decoding ability is not as good as 1D scanner.

2.Types of 1D Codes

There are many types of 1D barcodes, and there are more than twenty common code systems, as follows.

Code39 (Standard 39 code), Codabar code (Cudebar code), Standard 25 code (Standard 25 code), Matrix25 code (Matrix 25 code), UPC-A code, UPC-E code, ITF25 code (Cross 25 code), EAN-13 code (EAN-13 international commodity barcode), EAN-8 code (EAN-8 international commodity barcode), Code 11 code, Code 93 code, ISBN code, China Post code (a variant of Matrix 25 code), MSI code, ISSN code, Code128 code (Code128 code, including EAN128 code), Code39 EMS (EMS special 39 code).

1d code

3.Types of 2D Codes

The International Association of Automatic Identification Manufacturers (AIM) and the American Standardization Association (ANSI) have completed the symbol standards for 2D code systems such as PDF417, QR Code, Code 49, Code 16K and Code One.

China's research on 2D code technology began in 1993. We have developed our own two 2D code national standards: 2D code grid matrix code (SJ/T 11349-2006) and 2D code compact matrix code (SJ/T 11350-2006).

Frequently, the 2D Code we commonly use generally refers to QR Code, such as QR Code format for Alipay, WeChat payment, train tickets, etc.

2d code

4.What are the classifications of wireless scanning?

Wireless scanning can be divided into three types: Bluetooth wireless, 2.4G wireless, 433MHZ wireless. The main differences of these three wireless modes are as follows.

Bluetooth transmission distance (in the open): 5~15 meters, computer and cell phone/pad/tablet with Bluetooth can be used.

2.4G transmission distance (in the open): 50 meters ~ 100 meters, you need an external USB receiver on the computer.

433MHZ transmission distance (in the open): 200 meters, but some countries have control over radio that not allowed to use 433MHZ.

Generally speaking, if the budget is enough, it is recommended that priority be given to wireless scanner guns. Wireless scanners are not bound by wired, its more convenient and faster to use.

5.Wireless barcode scanner product recommendation

MJ2880, 2D bluetooth wireless barcode scanner

--Support 1D and 2D bar codes, and support screen scanning on mobile device

--Large battery capacity 2000mah, can lasting for continuous 8 hours use without charge.

--Dual used as wired and wireless scanner

--Continuous mode, Manual mode, auto sense mode optional

--Instant upload mode and inventory mode optional

MJ2870, 2D 2.4G wireless bar code scanner with base

--Support 1D and 2D bar codes, and support screen scanning on mobile device

--Large battery capacity 2000mah, can lasting for continuous 8 hours use without charge.

--Dock connection and charging is more convenient

--Continuous mode, Manual mode, auto sense mode optional

--Instant upload mode and inventory mode optional

--Long connection distance up to 50-100 meters

6.Wired barcode scanner product recommendation

The advantage for wired scanner is plug-and-play, no need to pair or install driver. Furthermore, wired scanner is more cost-effective.

For general retailer and supermarket store, handheld 2D bar code scanner is a good choice. Because it costs less, scans both commodity barcodes and cell phone codes, it is rugged and shock resistance, can stands falling from 2 meters height to concrete.

In large supermarkets, shopping malls and other stores with high traffic flow, where require fast scanning speed, high accuracy, easy to use, desktop bar code scanner platform is a good choice. The desktop scanner platform is small that will not take up much space. Because it can be placed on the desktop, you can free your hands, and its labor-saving. Automatic scanning and large scanning window, help to  sense and read the barcode quickly, so as to speed up the efficiency and improve customer satisfaction.

If you have any interest or query during the selection or use of any bar code scanner, welcome to contact us! MINJCODE is committed to the research and development of bar code scanner technology and application equipment, our company has 14 years of industry experience in the professional fields, and has been highly recognized by the majority of customers!

Post time: Mar-16-2023