Barcode scanners

Fast and accurate data transfer

Barcode scanners

Reading and decoding barcodes

Increased productivity and enhanced customer experience

Barcode scanners

A barcode scanner is used to read and decode barcodes, which contain information such as product identification, prices, serial numbers, and other data, depending on the specific type of barcode and its application. Barcode scanners can assist with a variety of tasks and functions depending on the context in which they are used.

Barcode scanners are particularly utilized in retail, inventory management, logistics, libraries, and other industries where rapid and accurate data transfer is necessary. When a barcode is scanned, the scanner reads the information encoded in the barcode and transfers it to a computer or another digital system, where it can be used for various purposes such as updating inventory, tracking product movements, or processing payments.

See our guide: Getting Started with Barcodes

Assists with various tasks

What can a barcode scanner be used for?

A barcode scanner can assist with a variety of tasks and functions, depending on the context in which it is used. Some of the primary ways a barcode scanner can help include:
Overall, a barcode scanner can help improve the efficiency, accuracy, and speed of various business processes, resulting in increased productivity and a better customer experience.

See our guide: How to Choose the Right Barcode Scanner

What types of barcode scanners are there?

There are several different types of barcode scanners designed for various purposes and environments. Some of the most common types include:

What is the difference between a 1D and 2D barcode scanner?

The difference between a 1D and 2D barcode scanner lies in their ability to read and decode different types of barcodes:

1D barcode scanner: A 1D barcode scanner is designed to read linear or one-dimensional barcodes, which consist of vertical lines of varying widths and spacings. 1D barcodes are most commonly used for product identification, inventory tracking, and pricing management in retail.

Examples of 1D barcodes: EAN-13 (European Article Number), UPC (Universal Product Code), and Code 39.

2D barcode scanner: A 2D barcode scanner can read both linear (1D) and two-dimensional barcodes. These barcodes can contain much more information than 1D barcodes due to their two-dimensional nature. They can include text, numerical data, web addresses, images, and even binary data.

Examples of 2D barcodes: QR codes (Quick Response), DataMatrix, and PDF417.

Depending on the business needs and application requirements, selecting the appropriate type of barcode scanner ensures accuracy, speed, and mobility where necessary.

Hobbii's growth journey

Hobbii has knitted together a huge business

Hobbii, serving knitting enthusiasts in Denmark, became the top scorer of “Børsen Gazelle 2020” among 1,885 companies with a growth rate of 3,167 percent. The tremendous growth has been made possible, in part, because Hobbii has chosen technology that supports processes in warehouses and stores.

“In 2020, we won the Børsen Gazelle with a growth of more than 3,000 percent. When we choose a partner, we need someone who can help take us to the next level. That’s why we chose Delfi Technologies.”

– Jeppe Kallesøe, CEO of Hobbii


NORMAL: Growth success sharpens the demands for efficient logistics

NORMAL is a rapidly growing retail chain. This places high demands on ensuring that the warehouse and logistics can keep up. Therefore, the chain has implemented technology from the IT company Delfi Technologies, which integrates the entire warehouse.

“When we choose a partner, it is of enormous importance that they also act as our sparring partner, so we can find the best possible solution together.”

– Søren Sivebæk, IT Director at NORMAL


Region Sjælland strengthens patient safety

Region Sjælland is implementing a new software solution aimed at helping staff in the region’s hospitals optimize patient identification.

With a focus on digital patient identification and its possibilities, Region Sjælland has invested in a new central software solution for its hospitals. The goal is to enhance and ensure patient safety while also easing the workload for staff.


Georg Fischer - faster workflows with barcodes and data capture

At the global provider of piping systems, Georg Fischer, barcode scanners are used to streamline workflows in welding tasks. By utilizing barcodes, settings for each specific task are automatically loaded onto the complex welding machines—a solution that saves both time and reduces errors.

“We have had a close collaboration with Delfi Technologies for many years, as they provide the right expertise in barcode solutions and help solve our technical challenges.”

– Kim Jørgensen, Internal Sales – Service Center, Georg Fischer

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