The 3 recommended type of barcode scanners to work with the Odoo Inventory & Barcode Scanning apps are the USB scanner, the Bluetooth scanner and the Mobile Computer scanner.
If you scan products at a computer location, the USB scanner is the way to go. Simply plug it in the computer to start scanning.
Choose a USB barcode scanner if you plan to scan products at the computer station.
The bluetooth scanner can be paired with a smartphone or a tablet and is a good choice if you want to be mobile but don't need a big investment.
Bluetooth connections are suitable for maximum 30 feet (10 meters) so you will have to scan products nearby the computer station.
Mobile Computer Scanner
For heavy use, the mobile computer scanner is the handiest solution. It consists in a small computer with a built-in barcode scanner.
This one can turn out to be a very productive solution. Go for it if you want to scan products at different locations.
The most recent models using Android + Google Chrome or Windows + Internet Explorer Mobile should do the job.
Due to the variety of models and configurations on the market, it is essential to test it first.
USB / Bluetooth
Odoo supports most USB and Bluetooth barcode scanners (as they all emulate a keyboard). Just make sure when you buy it that the scanner is compatible with your keyboard layout or can be configured to be so. We've tested a few devices for you:
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