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Wanted, a Handheld Scanner that works.


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#1 Balliol

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:56 PM

I have spent several hours attempting to get a handheld scanner to run with no success. Can anyone recommend one that does actually work?



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:23 PM

If you're looking for just a barcode scanner, I'd recommend ones that I've personally used at libraries and grocery stores, both just simply plugged into usb and didn't need any drivers.

 

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1. Symbol

2. Datalogic

 

Yes, they are expensive, but they work without hassle. If you're using anything but usb, you're setting yourself up for nothing but heartache. We had a pharmacy with old serial and parallel hardware, it did nothing but lock up, conflict, and just cause greif. Then we got the more expensive usb hardware and we haven't heard a call back from them in over a year compared to once every couple weeks.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:46 PM

No. I need a device that I can use to scan the titles of books and small amounts of text.



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 04:11 PM

The only thing I can think of are those hand held wand scanners, even then you'd need some type of optical recognition software, like dragon omnipage, but even those softwares are still 50/50 on whether or not it'll convert the image to text. The text usually has to be very generic, no specialized fonts. So, depending on what you need to scan, it almost might be better typing it in by hand.


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