Peripherals for Barcode Scanning

Get a Compatible Peripheral

Types of Barcode Scanners

  • For mobile scenarios, a Bluetooth barcode scanner from Socket Mobile is ideal.
    • They will read most 1D (linear) barcodes.  Some will read 2D codes.
  • For tablets, using your web-cam is convenient
    • This is great for scanning 2D or QR barcodes, without needing to connect or carry another peripheral.
  • Generally, connecting a compatible USB HID Barcode Scanner fits most situations.
    • The Honeywell Xenon or Voyager models work with Win10, as well as other manufacturer models.

For Reference

A list of barcodes to point your scanner at:

For Beginners - Video

A simple Primer from