How to choose between laser scanner, linear or area imager solutions - Datalogic
Identify the best AutoID technology for your business needs. Linear and area cameras are complementary solutions with different benefits.
Stationary image-based bar code readers have been the most advanced solution in terms of AutoID technologies in industrial environments for the last decades - but, besides their various benefits, there is a significant drawback: laser scanners can only read 1D bar codes. This important limitation drives many business look for alternatives and a growing use of image-based barcode readers.
Nowadays, it is possible to offer the best fitting technology to the specific business needs, whether it is for an express courier looking for top performance on high speed parcel sorters, for a logistic center with pallets of various goods, or for an airport with a BHS system.
This report explains the PROs and CONs for the three leading technologies used for the unattended AutoID market for Transportation & Logistics, and allows to better select the solution that is really needed for the business.