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Re: Barcode readers for warehouses

XPANSA, Oleg Kuryan - Chief Technical Officer, Xpansa Group
- 09/21/2015 07:55:23
Hi Luis,

As I know there is no hardware that is officially recommended to be used in Warehouses.

If talking about my recommendations, definitely your scanners need to be able to work without wired connection. POSBox will not be an option for you as you need to be running around that Warehouse.
Correct me if I'm wrong.

To share my experience, the following are good

Both of scanners are working on production, so that are proved models . More details of implementation are here  
Note that above scanners require special software to work with Odoo OOTB. Here is published version that works on Andoid mobile phones . You can look there videos and test it to feel how it looks like just with your regular Android phone.

Note that  mentioned by me project used Code128.
But above models contain options both for 1D and 2D scanning. So supporting datamatrix shouldn't be a problem. 

Another option is for example to go with Combination of devices: 
1) Android phone or tablet with software installed. For example like mERP Warehouse. It will be communicating via Wi-FI or GPRS to Odoo instance.
2) Plus Bluetooth scanner that supports 2D barcodes

But I do not think that price of good barcode scanners+tablet/phone is less than fully featured specialised scanner. 

Personally myself I found very useful resource just to quickly overview propositions on the market 

Another VERY important point, if you decide to buy scanner yourself be sure to check with seller if chargers are included in price. 
It is funny, but very often chargers you should buy separately. And without chargers, no scanning... =) So price that you see on the above site is not always final.

I hope that info will help you. If any questions, feel free to contact me.


Best Regards,
Oleg Kuryan

Technical Director, XPANSA Group | ERP, BI, E-commerce, Data Mining and DMS consulting
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On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 2:09 PM, Luis Panozzo <> wrote:
Hi, there ...
I know there are some recommended barcode scanners for POS as shown in

But, is there any recommendation for warehouses? It is a warehouse with no environmental hazards so I do not envision any particular needs/requirements. Just plain code-bar and QR input. And datamatrix reading-capability likely (mostly used by the automotive industry).

Luis Panozzo (Lp)
Technology Manager
Elmatica AS
Skype: luispanozzo

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