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How 2D Barcode Scanners Are Better Than 1D?

Choosing the right barcode scanner is very important for any business today. Before selecting a barcode scanner, you need to know about the different types of barcodes. Two main types of barcodes are 1 dimensional (1D) and 2 dimensional (2D) barcodes.

2D barcodes store more data
1D barcodes represent data in black vertical lines. A 2D barcode can store a lot greater amount of data compared to a 1D barcode. A single 2D barcode can store thousands of alphanumeric characters. because Two-dimensional barcodes are represented in different patterns such as squares, hexagons and other geometric patterns.

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Barcode scanners are classified into two types – 1D and 2D barcode scanners. The first thing you need to know is that a 1D scanner cannot scan 2D barcodes, but 2D scanners can scan both 1D and 2D barcodes. Among the 2D barcodes currently in use are Aztec, Intelligent Mail, PDF417, Data Matrix, QR Code and MaxiCode. A 2D barcode scanner can read all these barcode symbologies, such as Code 128, EAN, UPC, and Code 39.

Ability to read omnidirectionally
A 1D scanner that must have its scan line aligned perpendicularly to the barcode, But 2D barcode scanners have an added capability of reading barcodes omnidirectionally. A 2D scanner can read barcodes from any angle. They capture the whole image of the object to be identified, thus avoiding any alignment constraint between the scanner and the barcode to be read.

This improves productivity and efficiency in any application.

More faster and reliable
2D barcodes not only have excellent reliability and error correction capabilities but also Data entry much faster so you can process forms faster. Even if the barcode is poorly printed,2D barcodes still can retrieve data.  Because 2D barcodes have error correction formulas ability. 2D barcode scanners can also read barcodes that are damaged by rugged or harsh conditions.


The above mentioned advantages clearly state that 2D barcodes represent one of the biggest advances in automated data collection market. Although 2D barcode scanners were far more expensive than 1D scanners. But when they were introduced, the recent microprocessor developments have brought the cost of 2D scanners down significantly. With advancing decoding algorithms, they made scanning quicker and easier along with greater readability of excessively-damaged barcodes.

Rakinda Technologies Co., Ltd (RAKINDA) was established in 2000. Professional sales Barcode Scanner Module, OEM Fixed Mount Barcode Scanner, QR Code Reader, Barcode Scan Engines, have a first-class technology and after-sales service. As one of the leading suppliers in IoT (Internet of Things), RAKINDA, oriented by clients demand, is devoted to the development and innovation of intelligent firmware products and enjoys rich experience and resources in IoT and big data area.

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