Use Android Phone As Barcode Scanner For Windows PC
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The control opens a native scanner on an Android, iOS, and Windows device. The scanner automatically detects a barcode, a QR code, or a data-matrix code when in view. The control doesn't support scanning in a web browser.
The barcode scanner is a button that doesn't display the scan result. Consider showing the scan result with a Label control. Set the label's Text property to the barcode scanner's Value property. Set the label's Live property to Polite so that screen-reader users are notified of changes. This change makes the scanned value accessible to everyone, irrespective of visual ability.
We can even use our Android smartphones as physical scanners and read scanned values on a connected PC. In this article, Barcode Reader and QR Scanner app is used for demonstrating the use of Android phones as a barcode reader and a QR scanner.--Madhuram Mishra. He is a student of ME digital communication at NITTTR, Bhopal
Also, many businesses have a QR code for their website, so people can quickly go to the site without having to type the URL. Here we have curated a list of the best barcode scanner apps for Android and iOS.
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 ES400 and MC65, then soon adapted to the MC75A, MC9190-G, 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 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.
Scan-IT to Office provides an elegant alternative to conventional barcode scanners and dedicated mobile data collection equipment. Besides remote barcode scanning, it supports custom data acquisition forms using any combination of input fields: Use multiple barcode scanner fields, manual inputs (with text recognition support), images, lists etc. to cover requirements like stocktaking, check-in / check-out tasks, attendee tracking, picking, material management, field service tasks and many more.
The GKSH55W is a sleek handheld rugged industrial Windows terminal with barcode reader is designed for fast barcode scanning for inventory and data collection applications. This rugged tablet is highly duralble unit rated for wide operating range of temperatures, shock, vibration and drops of over 4 feet and designed to withstand the heavy duty environment in warehouses and logistics terminals. In addition, the unit supports built-in NFC reader and a Honeywell 1D or 2D/QR code barcode scanner and a removable large battery designed for 8 hours of usage. The unit is perfect both indoors and outdoors with a bright high resolution (1920x1080) backlit display with 500 nits. There are several accessories such as desk docking station, vehicle charger and hand straps to derive higher productivity. With support for Windows OS10 Pro and Windows IOT OS this unit is designed for business / enterprises to enhance user productivity. The tablet complies with IP65 and MIL-STD-810G and is fully sealed to protect against water & dust damage.
Play Video - Pairing Your Bluetooth Barcode Scanner with your Android deviceThis video guide will walk you through how to get started using your wireless Bluetooth barcode scanner. We go over pairing your Bluetooth scanner to your Anroid device!
The NuScan 4100 is a industrial, waterproof, antimicrobial, highly portable barcode scanner designed to simplify your job and increase productivity. Offering a wide scanning range from multiple symbologies from up to 30 ft away the NuScan 4100 makes an excellent choice for delivering intuitive and rapid scanning regardless of the environment!
As QR codes have become more common, more manufacturers have built QR scanners directly into the default camera app. Samsung's Galaxy S22 will read them, as will the Pixel 7 Pro, but other phones -- particularly older models -- may not.
While there are loads of QR scanners available for free in the Google Play store, the best option is Google's own Google Lens, which offers a variety of text scanning and translation tools but also has a QR scanner. Download and install the app (if it isn't already a default app on your phone) and when you open it, grant permission to use the camera.
Zoom: Works just like the zoom feature of a camera. The default zoom is at 50, you can increase it to 70 or more to allow holding your phone to within the desired distance from the barcode (to accommodate tight spaces, etc) Brightness: helps add more light into the picture if you need to scan in dark conditions Camera: Set to the specific value of your device (1,2, 3) that selects the front or the back camera.
The barcode control is available under Insert>Media. Once added there is a key step in a successful application/ The scanner is feeding the live image from the camera stream and it is key to size the barcode control to the optimal value for your targeted devices. As general guidance, a size going below the half of the screen height is likely to provide a too low of an image quality for good barcode detection. Also using a full screen experience can be very costly on the memory consumption, particularly on iOs devices. Based on my testing, the maximum size iOs can support successfully is at 640×700. In current example the scanner is sized at 640x 501, at the smallest size I could set to get successful scans with my devise (this really depends on the resolution of your camera).
1.The app needs to lock down a certain barcode type or expose to the user the option to choose the type before scanning. 2.On mobile players (Android, iOs) the camera preview has a locked ratio (does not stretch to full width available). 3.Long barcodes (15+ characters like I2O5) with low quality labels can give trimmed/erroneous scan values while scanning from a different distance/light conditions, etc. 4.The barcode control needs to have a height of 500x 700 or higher. Further on, iOS has lower success rates than Android devices due to memory limitations. Please set the scanner width and height to 640×700 or lower and scan rate of 30 to avoid such errors. 5.Scan rate needs to be set at 35 rather than 60 (the default) to ensure an optimal memory utilization. 6.When running the app long time/ locking unlocking the scanner can freeze sporadically, need to restart the app to recover.
Throughout various enterprise applications across the world (including warehousing, field service, transportation), traditional handheld barcode scanners are being replaced by lightweight, rugged tablets. Not just because the upfront costs can be less, but because those rugged tablets can do barcode scanning plus any other applications that are completed on Windows or Android-based platforms. It extends the functionality of the device in to other parts of the business where productivity and efficiency improvements may be needed. 1e1e36bf2d