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Re: Barcode readers for warehousesby
Thanks for the reply.
To be perfectly honest with you our setup in our warehouse at the moment is very basic and we currently have 2-3 warehouse staff running completely off excel spreadsheets, so we're looking at implementing something basic to start with and building on it later. We are looking to implement Odoo WMS to improve on this, so I would highly value any insight you can provide on your own setup once you start getting setup. Likewise if I discover anything i'll reply to this thread as well.
On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 4:17 PM, Luis Panozzo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Sure will but please be informed that ours is a very simple warehouse, run by one (two at most) people with no high volumes to speak of. Most of the scanners Oleg mentioned seem like overkill for our needs but we are still in "study mode".On 22 September 2015 at 05:23, Luke Branch <email@example.com> wrote:Hi Luis,This is a question that i've had for awhile. We're also based in Hong Kong, and will be eventually moving over to Odoo WMS, however warehouse barcode management is one of those questions that we have not yet resolved. Please update this thread if you discover any barcode scanning solutions that are suitable for your warehouse in Hong Kong as i'd be very interested to hear about what you end up using.Regards,LukeOn Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 8:43 PM, Luis Panozzo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Wow, what a thorough response. Thanks a lot, Oleg.Will look into these ASAP.Our warehouse is in Hong Kong so we need to see how to implement that.Thanks again.LuisHi 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 goodhttps://www.zebra.com/gb/en/products/mobile-computers/handheld/mc40.html (Android version)Both of scanners are working on production, so that are proved models . More details of implementation are hereNote 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 barcodesBut 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 marketHere is link that I generated for you http://www.barcodesinc.com/p/subcategory=Barcode_Scanners/Scanner_Capability=2D/Communication_Type=Bluetooth/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.///
Technical Director, XPANSA Group | ERP, BI, E-commerce, Data Mining and DMS consultingHi, there ...I know there are some recommended barcode scanners for POS as shown in https://doc.odoo.com/trunk/hw_proxy/#compatible-peripheralsBut, 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).