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Handheld Scanner

What is a Handheld Scanner?

A handheld scanner is an electronic device used for scanning physical documents into digital formats. This can thereby be digitally stored, edited, transferred or emailed within the digital network.

To capture barcodes, specific reading devices are required to access the information behind the codes for further data processing. The handheld scanner can read barcodes and detect the code pattern with either red or infrared light.

The handheld scanner consists of an actual reading unit and downstream decoding unit. The decoding unit is integrated into the reading unit in almost all device types, and they are mostly used in retail, logistics and industry.

The handheld scanner is used for scanning barcodes.