A barcode reader is an essential product in industries where physical products are stored, moved or handled. Companies operating in logistics, freight, storage and shipping industries use this device extensively. Both fixed and handheld barcode scanners are used based on the applications.

The fixed units offer high-speed reading of multiple barcodes. Just a small unit is sufficient to accomplish this task. A tunnel system is established at places where high volume of products passes at fast speed. The scanner has a wide field of view and supports reading of multiple barcodes at the same time. It results in shorter cycle time and increased productivity.

Handheld barcode scanners offer the same reading speed but the overall speed also depends on the speed of the operator using it. This system is used in applications where products cannot be passed through a fixed channel system. Each product must be scanned individually to get its data.

Both these devices allow product handling companies to operate faster and efficiently.