Using external scanners
You can use a connected 2D barcode scanner which is connected via USB or BlueTooth to your laptop. Just put your cursor in a text box in the web app and scan the asset label of the Item or Kit to find it back easily.
Our web app supports USB / BlueTooth barcode scanners which:
- Support HID mode since they simply emulate a keyboard.
- Support 2D barcodes, if you want to scan our QR codes
- Support 1D barcodes, if you only want to scan simple barcodes
You can choose any scanner that matches the requirements above, but we've had great results with these:
- OPTICON - OPI-3301i
which is a Bluetooth connected scanner
- OPTICON - OPI3601
which is an affordable USB connected scanner
How do I know if my scanner is supported?
You can try to scan directly to a text file to see if the code looks correct. If it's not correct, you may need to take a look at the country or language settings of your 2D scanner.