Bioptic scanners

Presentation scanners

Bioptic scanners

Combination of optical and biometric elements

Improvement of efficiency and accuracy

Bioptic scanners

A bioptic barcode scanner, also known as a presentation scanner, is an advanced type of barcode scanner that combines both optical and biometric elements to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of barcode scanning. This type of scanner is typically used in retail environments, especially in supermarkets and larger stores with high customer traffic and a large number of items.

Bioptic barcode scanners integrate advanced optical and biometric elements to provide fast and accurate barcode scanning in busy retail environments. These scanners are an important part of modern retail technology, contributing to enhancing the customer experience and the efficiency of store operations.

Scanning of barcodes

What is the difference between a bioptic scanner and a handheld barcode scanner?

A bioptic scanner and a handheld barcode scanner are both devices used for scanning barcodes, but they differ primarily in their design, application, and functionality:

Bioptic Scanner:

A bioptic scanner is typically a stationary device commonly found at checkout counters in retail stores or supermarkets. It is often integrated into a cash register or point-of-sale (POS) system. Bioptic scanners typically feature multiple laser scanners and cameras that enable fast and accurate reading of barcodes from various angles. They are usually mounted in a fixed position, and items to be scanned are passed over the scanner’s surface by the cashier.

Handheld Barcode Scanner:

A handheld barcode scanner is a portable device resembling a small handheld unit or a mobile phone. It is designed to be held and operated directly by an operator to scan barcodes on products or items.

Handheld scanners can be more flexible and versatile in environments where stationary scanners are not accessible, such as warehouses or locations where it is impractical to move items to a stationary scanner.

These barcode scanners may have different connectivity options, such as wireless (e.g., Bluetooth) or wired, making them easy to integrate into various systems or connect to a computer or mobile device.

In summary, bioptic scanners are primarily used in retail environments as part of POS systems, offering fast and efficient barcode scanning at the checkout, while handheld barcode scanners are more versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes including inventory management, stocktaking, and similar tasks where portability and flexibility are important factors.

How to choose the

right barcode scanner

What features characterize a bioptic barcode scanner?

Optical Systems: Bioptic scanners incorporate multiple optical reading elements positioned at different angles and heights. This enables barcode reading from various directions and angles, thereby increasing the accuracy and speed of scanning.

Biometric Elements: In addition to optical components, bioptic scanners may also include biometric features such as weight sensors and dimensional measurement capabilities. These elements are used to verify the presence of items and detect any discrepancies, such as missing items or incorrect placements.

Large Depth of Field: Bioptic scanners are capable of reading barcodes at different distances and depths, making them suitable for items that may be closely spaced on shelves or conveyor belts.

High Performance: Thanks to their advanced technology, bioptic scanners can handle high customer volumes and operate multiple checkouts simultaneously without compromising on accuracy or speed.

Since its founding in 1988, Delfi Technologies has been a leading provider of bioptic scanners, combining technological innovation, ergonomic design, and user-friendliness. Through these advancements, we have contributed to enhancing checkout efficiency across a wide range of supermarkets and stores.


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

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

– Jeppe Kallesøe, CEO of Hobbii

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

“When we choose a partner, it’s crucial that they also act as our collaborative partner, so we can find the best possible solution together.”

– Søren Sivebæk, IT Director at NORMAL


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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 strengthen and ensure patient safety while also easing the workload for the staff.

The software solution, Delfi EasyScan, is developed by Delfi Technologies and consists of barcode software, handheld scanners, and wristband printers. It is a central barcode solution that provides new technological opportunities and integrates various work functions into one solution. The new handheld scanners, among other things, are intended to streamline workflows and provide better overview.




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

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

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