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Whether your organization is looking for an entry level-cost solution with top guaranteed scanning performance and a reliable read every time, a device that sits comfortably in your hand and never gives you fatigue, no matter how long your shift of work may be, an easy to aim product that gives clear audible, tactile and visual feedback on each read, good or bad, general duty handheld scanners are the right solution for a wide range of applications.

The wide range of Datalogic general purpose handheld readers offer an assortment of choices for most data collection activities. Product sets offer corded and cordless options together with best-in-class reading technologies, ready to solve current and future needs and applications.

A very affordable and easy to use handheld scanning solution, the general duty models are extremely easy to setup. The simple and seamless configuration of these scanners with connectivity to all manner of hosts, makes them the only solution you will need for your business.

Outstanding performance and reliability are found in the different scanning options: laser, linear or area-imaging technologies. These scanners will be operational from shift to shift and effortlessly read hard to read, poor quality, and damaged codes. You can even scan barcodes directly from mobile device screens or through tough plexiglass panels. Enhance the operating flexibility at POS, capturing any barcodes from near to far with a great depth of field – easier than ever. 

General duty handheld scanners are designed to be connected to all the common interfaces in today’s busy operating environments. The capability to directly interface USB Type C based solutions paves the way for connectivity to any type of modern PC or tablet and any of the latest POS systems and cash registers. For added flexibility, the wireless variants feature Bluetooth® wireless technology or Datalogic’s proprietary STAR Radio wireless communication. You can select the most appropriate solution based on your environmental requirements such as areas where interferences can affect data security and integrity.

It is important to note that the disinfectant‐ready models with antimicrobial enclosures allow their use in any situation that requires the continual cleaning of the equipment to protect the operators. These enclosures offer an extra value‐added feature preventing the proliferation of microorganisms such as germs and bacteria.

If you need to manage digital watermarks applications, we offer different models of our handheld series of scanners capable of reading Digimarc® Barcodes. 

Whether your application requires a quick reading performance, ease of installation and use, accuracy and reliability, Datalogic has you covered.


General Duty Handheld Scanners Common Applications


General duty handheld scanners are specifically designed for entry level data capture in the retail and healthcare industries and in some specific applications in the light manufacturing market.

Any time you need to automate the data collection activity, to properly manage the warehouse inventory, to assure the correct traceability among the entire supply chain, to enhance check-out speed in retail environment as well as improve transaction accuracy and efficiency in the store, handheld scanners a solution for a wide range of applications.

In retail environments, handheld scanners are fundamental to support the different configuration needs at the check-outs or to maintain inventory accuracy while providing useful business intelligence data for future planning and operations.  Healthcare professionals rely on Datalogic barcode scanners during direct care activities, in order to guarantee the correct patient identification, medication verification and a comprehensive Electronic Medical Records (EMR) management.

In the Manufacturing market, they are crucial from shipping and receiving to Work In Progress (WIP) traceability, to configure and set up machines for operation. In the Transportation & Logistics sector, industrial handheld scanners put automation in the hands of workers as they ship, receive, pick, pack, and palletize.


Common applications for general duty handheld scanners include:


  • Retail check-out
    C-Stores, pharmacy, non-grocery, fashion, DIY and many more have specific check-out needs dependent on their product mix and check-out configuration. Datalogic has a complete offering of check-out solutions for countertop and handheld use. These scanners provide fast, accurate, and reliable scanning for check-out at any retail enterprise.  Furthermore, a wide range of versions with red illumination optics reads Digital Watermarking.  


  • Patient admittance
    Electronic tracking of patients using barcodes increases the efficiency of treatments and helps to eliminate errors. Barcodes are attached to medical records and patient wristbands are used for identification from the admitting process through discharge. Handheld scanners deliver efficient and secure data by capturing and eliminating errors in data entry with patient files, tracking and follow up. Scanners with disinfectant ready and antimicrobial enclosures are available to offer further protection against spread of germs and bacteria.


  • Shipping and receiving
    It is a critical component of every Warehouse Management System (WMS). Handheld barcode technology allows companies to control inventory levels in real-time. These solutions are essential to help maximize the order accuracy loaded in the right truck, and ultimately delivered to the correct destination.


  • WIP traceability
    From raw material to finished good, Work In Progress traceability permits to track each unit throughout the manufacturing process. This means track accuracy, output, and other viable production metrics in real time.


  • Inventory management
    Handheld scanners keep inventory accurate while providing valuable data for planning purposes. Inventory tasks including receiving, stocking, cycle counting, and replenishing are completed effectively and efficiently using devices that are built to survive warehouse environments without causing worker’s fatigue.


  • Order fulfillment
    Whether processing single or multiple orders in virtually any packaging material, Datalogic solutions including handheld scanners can help ensure accuracy and timeliness.


General Duty Handheld Scanners Common Benefits


General duty handheld scanners offer several advantages to every company. The benefits span from lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to easy and quick set up. The portfolio completeness allows Datalogic to find the best solution for every customers’ application with the best price/performance ratio on the market.


  • Accuracy
    Eliminate human error and prevent unnecessary waste of resources. 

  • Efficiency
    Accelerate throughput and maximize productivity.

  • Traceability
    Track every unit and every step up to final delivery. Ensures that no steps are missed in the manufacturing or distribution processes, so to make real-time decisions.

  • Quality
    Increase the quality of product/service using barcode technology to control the manufacturing and distribution processes and inspect to ensure the best possible performance and outcome.

  • Timing
    Deliver on-time, all the time.

  • Profitability
    Allow Datalogic to increase your profitability, reduce overhead, eliminate waste, and see real return on investment.

  • Total Cost of Ownership
    Additional value features as rugged enclosures, wireless battery charging system reduce the TCO and ensure maximum productivity.

  • Easy integration
    Datalogic provides standard multi-interface connectivity options to let handheld readers to be easily set-up and installed in any kind of environment.




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