How to scan barcodes without a physical scanner

Missing an integrated barcode scanner in the spec sheet of a lightweight and slim designed rugged computer? Here’s a solution.

The pursuit of slim designs

To keep devices as slim and light as possible, manufacturers have to weigh features against functionality when producing a truly rugged computer. Integrating a physical barcode scanner to a really slim designed device can therefore be a struggle if other features have been prioritized.

But, there are solutions if you want to be able to scan barcodes without having an integrated physical barcode scanner on your device.

Scanning with the camera

By using its 13-megapixel camera and suitable applications, the Handheld Algiz RT8 rugged tablet can scan 1D, 2D, and a wide range of symbologies and QR-codes.

So, don’t rule out the barcode scanning feature completely if you own or looking for a slim and lightweight rugged computer, but still want to access functionalities like these.

Learn more by watching the video on top of this page featuring Fredrik Lööf from Handheld Group.