Add Enterprise Grade Companion Scanning to Any Mobile Device
Are your staff using smartphones or tablets for day to day apps. If they need to scan significant quantities of bar codes they will face a common challenge. The camera is great for selfies but not really designed for volume scanning and can be slow and a real pain (literally) If so, its time to add enterprise grade companion scanning to any mobile device.
Devices with integral scanning tend to be purpose built rugged and expensive. The need to scan frequently is often the function of a repetitive work process such as parcel delivery. So in a BYOD environment or where the users have devices that do not feature integral scanning products like the Opticon range are a straightforward and economic way to add 1D or 2D bar code scanning without interfering with your app or installing any fiddly drivers.
Watch the video to see how easy it is to Connect to your smartphone or tablet in a few moments using Bluetooth. A scanner like this is about the size and weight of a desktop mouse making it very easy to use pop it in a pocket or use a lanyard.
Colin Foster at Opticon says;
“Companion scanning provides a cost effective, easy to use data capture solution when paired to a smartphone or tablet device. Using the technology is simple; you just point, click and scan. Companion scanners like the OPN-2006 are small, lightweight and ergonomic in design which makes it very simple to carry, use and store the device”
How many scans a day are too much for a camera on a smartphone or tablet? Tough question the answer is that once the user starts to comment about how ergonomically unpleasant the task has become its time to do something else !
Typical Companion Scanning Applications
- Inventory management and merchandising
- Field service
- Order picking
- Item identification
- Visitor registration
- Facilities management
Need to scan bar codes – ditch the camera get in touch to add enterprise grade companion scanning to any mobile device.