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Best Motorola EPOS Scanners 2017

Motorola, or to give the company its full name Motorola Solutions, was formed in 2011 following the breakup of Motorola Inc. It specialises in data communications and telecoms while its mobile phone activities were spun off as Motorola Mobility. Motorola Solutions is the legal successor of the original Motorola Company which was formed in 1928.

Motorola Systems Enterprise Division specialises in advanced data capture, barcode scanning, RFID and wireless broadband networks.

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Motorola Barcode Scanners

Motorola produces a range of barcode scanners for POS and other applications such as medical and education. These include handheld scanners, in-counter scanners, on-counter scanners and hands free. Several models can be used as both hands free and hand held.

Motorola barcode scanners are characterised by their quality and accuracy, allowing rapid data capture. With multiple interfaces and plug and play operation, they are easy to deploy and use. They are compatible with a wide range of software systems. Product categories include 1D scanners that scan linear barcodes and 2D scanners that scan matrix or 2D barcodes.

Known forIndustryModelsFeatures
1D barcode scanners• Retail
• Stock control
Motorola LS2208Entry level model that is durable and versatile. Can read printed linear barcodes
Motorola LI2208Adds additional features most importantly the ability to scan barcodes from mobile phone displays
2D barcode scanners• RetailMotorola DS4208A highly featured 2D barcode scanner which can scan most forms of 1D and 2D barcodes

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Motorola 1D Handheld Scanners

These are used to scan linear barcodes that are printed on labels with the more advanced models capable of scanning display screens on mobile devices. They range from budget priced models through to sophisticated scanners with many advanced features.

Motorola LS2208

motorola ls2208 1d barcode scanner

The LS2208 is Motorola’s most popular laser linear bar code scanner with over 5 million units having been sold. It is a highly versatile solution that can be used in hand held or hands free modes. It is accurate and captures data quickly increasing productivity. It is ergonomically designed to reduce operator fatigue and to permit continual use The scanner is light weight and uses a single board construction which increases its ruggedness. The scanner passes a stringent drop test from five feet.

There are multiple interface options allowing single cable connection to a computer. Setting up is easy as it is plug-and-play. Data can be re-formatted or conditioned before sending to a computer, increasing the scanner’s versatility and compatibility with various host systems.

The Motorola ls2208 is affordable and recommended for a wide range of environments including retail, medical, government and education. It costs £68.50 + VAT.

Main features include:

  • Hands free or hand held operation
  • light weight and durable construction – can be dropped from 5 feet
  • Scratch resistant window
  • Fast and accurate
  • Will work from 43 cm right down to contact
  • Multiple interfaces and plug an play with single cable connection
  • User can format data prior to transmission

Motorola LI2208 Barcode Scanner

motorola li2208 1d barcode scanner

The Motorola LI2208 linear bar code scanner is an advanced version of the popular LS2208 adding the capability of scanning barcodes on mobile phone and tablet display screens. It is also able to scan faster and from greater distances. The price is £100 + VAT.

Additional features include:

  • Scans all 1D bar codes including mobile phone and tablet displays and computer screens
  • Improved distance scanning
  • Greater flexibility of motion and scanning angle

Motorola 2D Handheld Scanners

2D barcodes, also known as matrix barcodes, have become familiar over recent years as they are able to store much more information than 1D barcodes. 2D handheld scanners can be used to scan all kinds of barcodes including 1D, 2D, and other formats. They also have the advantage that they are insensitive to angle which means that they are faster and easier to use.

Motorola DS4208

Motorola DS4208 2d barcode scanner

The Motorola DS4208 barcode scanner can be used for 1D and 2D barcodes. It is fast and accurate allowing users to scan from a range of materials and devices including mobile phones and computer screens. This is ideal for scanning items such as mobile vouchers and loyalty cards. It will even scan hard to read and badly printed barcodes.

It is highly reliable and durable and it can be used continuously; as it is omnidirectional there is no need to refocus or pause between scans. The price is typically from £162 + VAT.

Main features include:

  • Hands free or hand held operation
  • 1D, 2D and PDF417 bar code capability
  • Fast scanning and omnidirectional
  • Durable construction – can be dropped from 6 feet
  • Scratch resistant window
  • Compatible with Remote Scanner Management (RSM) and 123-Scan software

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Verdict

The Motorola brand is one of the most trusted brands in the market for electronic equipment and devices. Motorola hand held scanners are rugged, fast, ergonomic and reliable. They can be configured with a range of alternative hardware and software systems. The affordable LS2208 is the most popular in the range, and is highly featured making it excellent value for money.

If you are looking for a more versatile scanner, then you might consider the Motorola DS4208 which can scan 1D and 2D barcodes as well as PDF417. It will read from mobile phone and tablet display screens again adding to its versatility.

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