I need to (with some urgency) select a wireless barcode scanner that our inventory guys can use to grab codes from a pallet of worth of small boxes.
It's got to operate without a constant USB connection, and preferably store the scanned codes locally on the scanner for later transfer to a laptop (USB for that later transfer is fine).
Has anyone got similar devices working right now that they're happy with/happy to recommend?
I'm in Canada, so bonus points if Newegg or similar sells it up here.
posted by Kreiger
on Oct 7, 2013 -
What's the easiest, cheapest way to barcode thousands upon thousands of world-heritage-level works of art before they go into storage? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover
on Dec 3, 2012 -
Hi - I would really like some advice on how I can improve my shop's ordering/stock level management. I'd like to go for a technological solution. [more inside]
posted by dance
on Aug 27, 2012 -
Need to find a wireless barcode scanner that can either do simple logic on its own or have a computer tell it if the barcode it just scanned is correct or not. [more inside]
posted by prggr
on Oct 13, 2011 -
If I wanted to make the laminated bard codes that supermarkets and other locations give out for their customers, How would I go about that? [more inside]
posted by Rubbstone
on May 12, 2011 -
Is there a way to read Microsoft Tag barcodes
with a computer program? I don't own a smartphone but I'd still like to be able to use them when I come across them.
posted by flatluigi
on May 6, 2011 -
I have several thousand CDs and am thinking it's time to sell them, which would be easier if I had a comprehensive written list. There are lots of barcode/UPC-lookup sites on the Web, but many don't have comprehensive databases and none seems to take a full list or spreadsheet of numbers and return the product names so I would have a single list. Any suggestions?
posted by twsf
on Apr 28, 2011 -
I have a usb barcode scanner. I'd like to know if there is some kind of web application (or a program that I can download) whereby I scan the barcode of a particular food item and the nutritional information is retrieved. In particular, I'm interested in this so I can keep track of my calorie intake. I've done some searching and found a few iphone apps. However, I don't have an iphone (or any kind of cell phone), so these don't really work for me.
posted by Proginoskes
on Apr 26, 2011 -
When someone makes an Android/iPhone app that scans a food product's bar code and returns nutrition information on that food from a database, who made that database? I can see Weight Watchers doing their own, but surely not everybody reinvents the wheel on this every time somebody makes an app that does something similar. Does anyone sell access to such a database? If so, who is that? [more inside]
posted by Askr
on Apr 26, 2011 -
Is there an app (I'm on Android, but an iPhone app name might also help me track one down) that will let me make a list of products (specifically books) using just barcodes? [more inside]
posted by coolguymichael
on Jun 30, 2010 -
What's with the weird barcode thing in the opening titles of Channel 4 news? [more inside]
posted by public
on Mar 30, 2010 -
I want to implement a simple barcode inventory system, but this has lead to surprisingly complicated questions. [more inside]
posted by Nonce
on Mar 23, 2010 -
Are there any vector-based barcode fonts? If not, can you recommend software for creating such a font? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on Feb 17, 2010 -
I'm looking for software to create a database of the CDs at a community radio station. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc
on Jan 12, 2010 -
How do I get access to UK retail barcodes? I would like to build an application for scanning my shopping at home. [more inside]
posted by yoHighness
on Jun 28, 2009 -
I'm looking to buy a reliable, high-quality but relatively inexpensive Bluetooth barcode scanner to scan ISBN labels. I've had bad experience with the Barracoda pen scanner in the past (the lithium battery dies and cannot be replaced) and the Microvision Flic Scanner (the click is too noisy!), and I'm looking for real-world reports on different manufacturers and types (ie Class 1 laser vs. Class 2). Thanks in advance!
posted by anelsewhere
on Feb 11, 2009 -
Is there a free library that will decode/read a barcode from an image? [more inside]
posted by Maia
on Dec 3, 2008 -
Anyone know where one could find a free-to-use font for POSTNET barcodes and the new Intelligent Mail Barcodes? I can do my own encoding, but my supervisor wants the fonts installed for Microsoft Word. Any help is much appricated. :)
posted by TrueVox
on Jan 23, 2008 -
I'm working a project where I need to be able to physically inventory computer equipment. We have 4 Palm/Symbol barcode scanners, I'd like to be able to scan a barcode and produce a csv file. Everything that I find on google I need to pay for and configure extensively. I have neither approval to purchase anything, or time to figure out a program. Does anyone have any suggestions?
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Nov 7, 2007 -
Help me solve the mystery of an obscure 2D barcode, indexing historically valuable documents from the Vietnam war!
posted by garfy3
on Sep 22, 2007 -
Looking for a barcode scanner (>$100; usb, wireless or firewire) to import books into delicious library on mac 10.3.9.
Must be plug and play (no cuecat).
posted by jchinique
on Jun 14, 2007 -
Is there a fast, simple way to create and register a real UPC barcode for a retail product? Seems like all I can find is desktop software for sale or sites that don't seem too official or just don't work. Maybe I'm ignorant and there's something about the process that is more complicated than it seems like it ought to be?
posted by coudal
on May 11, 2007 -
I'm looking for a script or application that I can run on a website that will scan an image for text (OCR) or bar codes.
Know of any? Should be open source, freeware, or shareware.
posted by paulrockNJ
on Dec 8, 2006 -
I am curious about the legality and feasability of starting a website/database where people just put in the barcode numbers of coupons to share them. [more inside]
posted by GregX3
on Sep 1, 2006 -
Some time ago I saw a program for the Mac that you could scan barcodes of various things and it would maintain your collection of them. I can't seem to find my bookmark for that and my googling is failing me. I would actually like to know if there was a windows version of it out yet, or a similar product for windows. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on Aug 20, 2006 -
Wine Databases (with barcode support):
Does anyone have any experience cataloguing their wine cellar? I have a friend (I wish it were me) with a rather expansive collection of wine and a barcode reader, yet the database that accompanied the reader is quite sparse. Can anyone suggest an alternate, more robust database with barcodes, or another solution out of personal experience? Google returns a mutlitude of dodgy-looking sites making dubious claims. Thanks!
posted by loquax
on Jan 19, 2005 -
From time to time I will see a vehicle with a Barcode sticker on the rear driver side window. I live in SC and have seen them in FL/GA as well. These cars do not seem to be rental cars. What is this Barcode sticker used for?
posted by chiababe
on Oct 12, 2004 -
Production folks: How small can a barcode be and still scan?
posted by dame
on Oct 11, 2004 -
Anyone out there have recommendations for book cataloging software? I'm looking for something heavy-duty. Barcode capabilities are nice, but since a good chunk of my collection dates from the 19th c., they're not necessary. The ability to export to a webpage would be a plus. I've been googling around for a bit, but would like some firsthand testimonials.
posted by thomas j wise
on May 10, 2004 -