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Which bar code scanning technology is right for your application?

Deciding which bar code scanning technology – laser scanning or digital imaging – is right for your application can be a difficult task.

Over the past few decades, bar code scanning has become the data capture technology of choice, enhancing processes in virtually every industry and market. Low-cost scanning solutions improve performance and reliability in a wide range of enterprise activities, and reap tremendous business benefits, including increased worker productivity, improved task efficiency, and reduced operational costs.

As scanning technology evolves and new bar code symbologies appear, industries have more choices in data capture solutions.

To understand the two competing, and sometimes complementary, data capture devices: the laser scanner and the digital imager, Motorola conducted a study to help technology customers in decision-making process.

This report provides an overview of the technology behind each device, lists advantages for each, and discusses markets and applications in which they are used.