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Hands-Free Barcode Reading

Maximize productivity, throughput, and ergonomic safety

Hands-Free Barcode Reading Features

Hands-free barcode reading solutions enable operators to scan packages without picking up and putting down a handheld reader. Made up of DataMan fixed-mount barcode readers, these solutions enable workers to process more packages per day due to ease of use, high read rates, and ergonomic safety.

  • Maximize productivity and throughput
  • Enhance safety, ergonomics, and user experience
  • Easy installation and deployment with flexible communication

Hands-free barcode reading
Maximum productivity

Maximum productivity and throughput

Hands-free barcode reading gives operators the freedom to read barcodes on packages more quickly, without the extra time required to use a handheld scanner. This allows them to be more productive and process more parcels per day. Customers have decreased manual package processing times by 60% with hands-free scanning.

Enhanced safety, ergonomics, and user experience

Operators can scan packages in one fluid motion by aiming in the correct position to capture the barcode. Hands-free scanning is a safer, more ergonomic method that reduces the repetitive motion that can result in workplace injuries . Companies have seen associate safety risks decrease nearly 50% with the hands-free method.

Enhanced safety
Easy installation

Easy installation and deployment

Hands-free barcode readers can be mounted and placed overhead in any area of your facility. Once installed, they are easy to maintain and avoid wear and tear since they are not being repeatedly handled.

Key Applications
Inbound dock door
Verify incoming freight matches the manifest
Pick and pack during order fulfillment
Improve pick times and order accuracy
Palletizing outbound shipments
Build pallets faster and increase overall truck loading efficiency
Outbound scanning
Load trucks faster, while increasing traceability and reducing manual handling

Why Standards-Based Grading?

An increasing number of industries require compliance to ISO or industry application guidelines that can only be met with ISO-compliant barcode verifiers. However, not all applications are able to use ISO-compliant verification due to mounting restrictions or barcode placement.

SBG is the closest way to achieve reliable and repeatable barcode diagnostic results similar to verification without conforming to specific lighting angles, working distances, or mounting restrictions. With SBG, the reader can be calibrated to unify the camera’s measurement of reflectivity levels and all ISO quality parameters are reported.

Unlike SBG, PCM does not have a calibration process, follow the ISO grading algorithm requirements, or report every quality parameter. While PCM results can provide a good idea of code quality, the results can also vary significantly between setups and hardware used.

  Barcode reading PCM SBG Barcode verification
  Barcode Reader PCM SBG Verification
Reads codes
Validates data
Code quality feedback  
ISO parameter grades   Some
Advanced code diagnostics    
Uses ISO standard decode algorithm    
Fixed angle lighting      
Fully ISO compliant      


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