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Mobile Computers with built-in barcode scanners have become an integral part of businesses and enterprise infrastructures.  In conujunction with your database, ERP, WMS (Warehouse Management System), Inventory application, or just a spreadsheet - mobile barcode scanning and computing makes keeping track of your business more agile and error-free, and, less bulky and overly time-consuming.  Without the right help, buying the right mobile device barcode scanners can be a challenge.

Common problems to know when buying mobile computer barcode scanners :

  1. 1) Selecting the most reliable models
  2. 2) Selecting the optimal performance specs and operating system
  3. 3) Selecting for the wrong reasons.  Pricing is the #1 buying decision that leads to buyers remorse - whether it be a vendor that does not know what they're doing, or, a cheap knock-off with under-developed firmware and components.

Solutions and checklist to avoid the common problems:

  1. 1) Vendor with the ability to educate you properly.  For example: Youtube Channel videos.
  2. 2) Vendor who Performs Service of the equipment within their own facilities is a fantastic sign that they're fully immersed in what you're shopping forVendors specializing in every brand of barcode scanner maker on the planet, is something to beware.
  3. 3)  Vendor who provides tech support themselves, owns the stock and is shelved at their own facilities.

At Barcode Arena we carry the equipment in our own stock, meaning we're always immersed in supplying, supporting, and performing maintenance on mobile scanners ourselves, which has molded us into a top of the line solution provider in the industry.

Shopping Mobile Device Barcode Scanners by Form Factor

Gun-Grip: The "scangun" is the most popular style of wireless mobile computer barcode scanners.  The Motorola MC9090-G is the most successful data collection RF scanner of all time. Commonly paired with WMS, ERP, and Inventory management systems utilizing Terminal Emulation, Remote Desktop, .net or SQL applications as the bridge to your database. Durable enough to last up to 10 Years, WiFi that runs on all securities, and reliable enough to require minimal maintenance throughout it's life. Need more performance?  Shop the MC9190 or MC9200 scanners.  Need more compact?  Shop theMotorola MC3190-G.  Gun-Style barcode scanners typically provide the most specs to choose from: Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Android, 2D, 1D, Long Range, Short Range scanners, Alpha, Numeric, 43-Key, 53-Key - the larger housing allows more goodies to be stuffed inside the RF ScanGun!

Handheld: Pocket-friendly, lightweight, handheld mobile device barcode scanners for your pocket, on a shoudler strap, in a holster.  Example, Motorola MC55 - extremely rugged and reliable, built-in scanner, keyboard, and purpose-built for Wifi scanning.  Android barcode scanners are on fire - highest quality for the best possible price is the MC40 Android bar code scanner, making access to your web browser cloud inventory breeze - watered down Android OS built for speed.  More versatile connectivity is in the Motorola MC65 and MC67 provide cellular and GPS for almost limitless wireless access.  The Motorola MC3190-R mobile computer provides a more complete keyboard and the Windows CE 6.0 platform for batch or remote desktop back office and retail scanner applications.

Wrist Wearable: Handsfree wireless mobile barcode scanning for your order picking, packing, inventory processing, and more.  Wearable mobile computers range from a Motorola WT4090 with Windows CE 5.0 for Telnet Terminal Emulation Client or remote dekstop connection, and up to the Motorola WT41N0 with 802.11n, CE 7.0, Touch Screen - enough power for a properly coded, lite web browser application. Once coupled with the Motorola RS409 or cordless bluetooth Motorola RS507 finger scanners; the wearable scanner, often referred to as the "gladiator", allows an order picker to pull heavy items without destroying your inventory.

Vehicle Mounted: A fork-lift or fork-truck computer organizes a working warehouse facility in a hurry, giving real-time information to your logistics operation and inventory re-locations throughout your information database. The Motorola VC5090 Full Screen or Half Screen with Windows CE, Terminal Emulation, Remote Desktop Connection, .net framework, and Web Browser makes direct AIDC (automated identification and data capture) into your ERP or WMS system possible. When paired with the LS3408-ER Long Range Barcode Scanner or LS3578-ER cordless bluetooth long range scanners, your driver can scan barcodes without stepping off the fork-truck.  For a unique, smaller terminal you can mount the Motorola WT4090 on your lift for extra driver visibility.

Shopping Mobile Device Barcode Scanners by Operating System

Windows CE: The Windows CE operating for wireless mobile computing and barcode scanning is an extremely stable platform.  With embedded functionality including Microsoft Remote Desktop, terminal emulation client, web browser, and wordpad for .csv collection - you can directly remote into your database over Wifi connection and scan & input data directly into cloud.  The .net compact framework also enables development of "home-grown" applications for direct data-injection to your information server.  The famously popular Motorola MC9090-G, Motorola MC9190-G, Motorola MC9200 series scanguns all carry Windows CE as an available OS option to choose from.

Windows Mobile:  The Windows Mobile operating system for wireless mobile barcode scanning is versatile platform.  Reminiscent of a Windows laptop or desktop interface, it integrates with friendliness, and is embedded with Office Mobile - Excel and Word allowing spreadsheets to be created on-the-go with the assistant of a commerical-grade built-in bar code reader using a model such as the Motorola MC75, Motorola MC7090, and even the Motorola MC9090 scangun. Windows mobile also delivers VoIP (Voice Over IP, aka Push-to-Talk), and the ability to browse the internet over Wifi, sync via bluetooth, access your ERP or WMS via Microsoft remote desktop client, or run your own SQL database app directly on the device utilizing EDI directly into your cloud.  Leveraged in industries such as ticket admission, snack vending, and software provides warehouse management, ERP, and barcoded inventory software providers.

Windows Embedded: Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5, aka WEH6.5, WEH6.5.x, WEH 6.5.3 is the successor to Windows Mobile 6.5. Originally released on the Motorola ES400 and Motorola MC65, then soon adapted to the Motorola MC75A, Motorola MC9190-G, Motorola MC55A, and an option available to the MC92N0-G and MC67. The newest breed of Windows Mobile includes many refinements such as more robust Web Browser, newer security encryptions over remote desktop, further Wifi firmware enhancements - all while bringing you VoIP funcitonality (on select models), email, messaging, netCF for custom app development, while incorporating the best and most reliable built-in barcode scanner technology available on the market.

Android: Android devices with built in barcode scanners are a phenomonon. Say goodbye to the junky aftermarket attachments (you know what we're talking about) that many struggle to use with their phones or tablets because of their heavily under-developed firmware and cheap-as-possible hardware.  With the release of top-quality, more affordable models Motorola MC40, you can easily access your cloud inventory system via WiFi through web browser, with the performance of built-in, industrial barcode scanning from the inventor (Symbol Technologies) of the bar code reader.  Develop your own Apps, and because these are engineered for business, there's no playstore for user mis-behavior.  If you need to scan barcodes on Android for the extreme environments, the MC9200 with Android is a must see.  Need field scanning and mobility?  See the MC67 with Android.

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