Driven by a desire of cost reduction, warehouse management systems and logistics departments rely more heavily on barcode reading technology to increase throughput with less manual handling of packages. As shipping volumes continue to grow, more distribution centers are choosing to upgrade their laser barcode scanners to realize the benefits of image-based barcode reading technology.
Image-based barcode readers provide:
The higher read rates: reduce costs and increase throughput with read rates that can reach and surpass 99.9%! Higher read rates means less packages need to be handled manually for relabeling or rerouting rejects.
Performance feedback: allow users to see what the reader sees, either live or through FTP storing of images, enabling them to have access to no read data for continuous process improvement.
No moving parts: Image-based barcode readers have no moving parts that can wear out or require replacing and are inherently more robust than laser scanners.