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Reader Comparison Guides and Selection Tools

Socket Mobile prides itself on providing data capture readers with Bluetooth wireless technology that can fit in almost any situation for virtually any industry's needs. But how do you choose between a barcode scanner or RFID tag reader? SocketScan or DuraScan? S700, D700, or D600? What are the differences between them?

Knowing which scanner is right for you can be a challenge. To help you find the right scanner/reader for your needs we have put together the following guides and tools.

Data Guides

Our series of barcode scanners and readers come in four different scanning technologies, while the contactless reader/writer reads a different form of data. Each reader suits a particular need. Please select the type of data you require to find the Socket Mobile reader that's right for you!

1D Barcodes

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1D Imager scans 1 dimensional, linear barcodes, on paper and screen.

1D Laser Scanner

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1D Laser scans 1D barcodes, great for fast scanning with angles or distance, through plastic or glass, most any lighting.

2D/1D Barcodes

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2D Imager scans 2 dimensional and 1 dimensional barcodes, scans both stacked and linear barcodes, scans on paper and screen.

2D/1D Barcode,

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Contactless Reader/Writer reads 2D/1D barcodes, passports (MRZ) and OCR-A / OCR-B / MICR E13B codes.

Contactless Reader-Writer

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NFC and RFID Reader reads RFID tags, HF tags, labels, smart devices and writes/encodes, locks, unlocks tags and communicates peer-to-peer with smart devices.

Technology Guides

With so many different scanning and reading technologies, sometimes it can be difficult to know which data capture tech is right for you. The following guides break each of them down for you in a simple comparison format.

Reader Comparison Guides (COMING SOON!)

Socket Mobile offers three families of scanners and readers in three different series containing a total of 24 models. Determining which data collection reader is right for your business can be tough, but we've made it easy. The comparison guides below outline the differences between our families, series and models of readers. Plus, we're adding a handy product selection tool to make it even easier.

Product Selection Tool
Product Selection Tool
SocketScan vs. DuraScan vs. DuraSled
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