In warehouses, distribution centers and other (intra-) logistics facilities, employees use barcode scanners to simplify various logistics operations, including inventory management and order processing. While some companies use stationary devices for these specific tasks, many prefer mobile devices that allow you to move throughout the warehouse area without losing connectivity or being hindered by cables.
Barcode scanners that allow for greater mobility fall into several categories. Among the most common are Backhand scanners and Mobile Handheld Computers. Each solution has its own strengths and is a perfect tool for various data collection applications. For example, wrist scanners are particularly suitable for use in warehouses or distribution centers, as they significantly increase productivity. Mobile Handheld Computers, on the other hand, are more suitable for complex operations and often have additional features (e.g. warehouse management software and other applications).
Which type of barcode scanner should you choose according to your needs? What are the advantages of each? Below is some information that will help you find the right solution for your requirement.