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Imaging Moves Into the Mainstream

Why 2D Imagers are Surpassing Laser Scanners for Bar Code Applications

October 12, 2011

Misperceptions about 2D imagers are changing fast, which is why 2D imagers are the fastest-growing category of bar code readers. Only a few years ago 2D imagers were (wrongly) considered a niche technology mostly used for reading 2D bar codes.

Now they are becoming the technology of choice for most bar code applications, and lasers are on the way to becoming a niche technology.

The reasons: 2D imagers are as fast or faster than laser scanners, can read all the same bar codes as lasers plus 2D symbols that lasers can’t, and can do much more.



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