Why USB Barcode Scanners are Still Needed

by aimee song
USB barcode scanners are widely used in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, and other sectors for many years. Despite the rising popularity of wireless barcode scanners, many still find these old-school options to be more reliable and practical in certain situations.
 
One of the advantages of a USB barcode scanner is its Plug and Play feature. It is easy to set up and ready for use straight out of the box. No driver or software is needed. Just connect the scanner via USB to a computer and then follow your quick start guide. Once done, you are ready to go!
 
Like its wireless counterparts, wired barcode scanners are also getting new upgrades, making them more efficient. Here are some of the features that you will now see in the latest models:
 
Wide range of barcode support
 
New models now support various types of 1D and 2D barcodes. These include Codabar, Code 32, Code 93, Code 11, MSI/PIESSEY, Code 128, UCC/EAN-128, Code 39, EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, ISBN/ISSN, Industrial 25, Interleaved 25, Matrix 25, and Post code.
 
Continuous scan
 
Need to scan hundreds or thousands of items in your inventory? Not a problem. A USB barcode scanner promises reliable, fast, high precision scanning with a low-bit error rate. Rest assured that you will be able to work smoothly and efficiently.
 
Ergonomic design
 
A handheld USB barcode scanner has optimal grip design to offer you comfort while holding it for longer period.
 
Stand mode scanning
 
The latest models also make it easier to scan large batches of items continuously, thanks to the stand mode scanning feature! It has a barcode sensor that automatically activates the laser of the scanner, eliminating the need to manually set auto-sensing mode. Simply place the item under it and it will automatically scan the barcode. You can easily switch from handheld to stand mode, scanning within seconds.