Which Scanner is Best for your Barcoded Tag?
National Band & Tag specializes in barcoded tags of all kinds, including, but not limited to: wing bands, small animal ear tags, metal plates, asset tags, dog tags, and labels. To go with your barcoded tags, you will need a scanner to read it, unless you are using a QR Code, then you will need to download a QR Code scanning app on your phone.
NB&T offers a few scanner options, but you may want to try researching scanners online that will fit your need. For example, scanners that are out in the field will need to stand up to dirt, and being cleaned often, while a scanner in a hospital may need to be purchased from a specific vendor. Do you want a mounted scanner or a portable Bluetooth one? Do you have the right scanner for your barcoded tag? A 1D scanner will not work with your 2D barcoded tag. NB&T offers 1D linear barcodes, 2D Data Matrix barcodes, and QR Codes.
Wing Band Scanners
Hands Free Bar Code Scanning Station
Apron Tag Scanners
2D Scanner that comes with a cord and attaches to your computer. Great for a hospital with a rolling desk or portable laptop. Scan each apron and watch it appear on an Excel sheet on your computer.
A 2D scanner that is wireless. Take it with you and scan all your aprons, once scanning is complete, plug it into your computer and load all your data into your Excel sheet at once.
Small Animal Ear Tag Scanners – Click to View Videos
- Cognex DM8500 on a Stand.
- PowerScan D8590 held in the hand.
- Cognex Dataman 300 on a Stand.
- DataLogic CBX300 imager – Can be stand mounted.
If you already have a scanner that you plan on using, please request samples of the tag you would like to make sure that they are compatible together, and that your specific scanner will read the barcoded tag.
For more information on barcodes check out our Barcode Cheat Sheet.
Or for instructional videos on how to use these scanners, check out our YouTube Page.