Portable Barcode Verifiers – 10 Essentials

Webscan recently introduced the TruCheck Rover, our first portable, handheld barcode verifier.

A portable barcode verifier is a new development for how to test a barcode, the first 2D barcode verifier that’s truly standalone. Other handheld verifiers are tethered to a computer or other base unit. With the self-contained TruCheck Rover, you can easily move it to where it’s needed.

Here are the benefits of a portable verifier, a few limitations, and how to choose the right solution for you:

1. Small Footprint – A portable barcode verifier takes a small amount of space on a table top. You can fit it anywhere.

2. Lowest Price – The TruCheck Rover is our lowest price 2D verifier available. Not only is it easy to fit on a table top, it’s easy to buy.

3. No Computer Needed – With its internal processing and integrated touch screen, it’s the smallest verifier for 1D and 2D barcodes that’s a standalone solution. You don’t need a computer, or even be near one. In contrast, verifiers that depend upon a computer limit your mobility.

4. Unprecedented Ease of Use – Because it’s an all-in-one solution, it’s the easiest barcode verifier to date. It’s simple to use, train on, and maintain.

5. Broad Applications – The TruCheck Rover portable verifier has a two-inch wide field of view. It can be used with just about any barcode symbology, from 1D such as UPC/EAN to PDF 417 and GS1 DataBar Coupons to 2D barcode verification such as QR code and Data Matrix.

6. No Wires or Cables – The portable verifier has no wires or cables. This makes it easy to take your verifier to the production line, rather than bringing production line samples to cumbersome verification equipment.

7. Secure and Reliable– Because it’s not attached to a computer, it’s an isolated unit and thus highly secure. There are no problems with viruses, system crashes, or even power outages.

8. Ease of Travel – Because it’s small and lightweight, it’s easy to bring your portable verifier to different printing lines, and even multiple production sites.

9. Limitations – Compared with conventional units, portable verifiers have some limitations. To date, the basic standard Rover model won’t work with applications such as DPM. With its small internal processor, it’s slower than conventional verifiers depending on powerful external computers. Finally, the smaller screen limits the in-depth analysis that can be done with the portable unit.

10. Same Accuracy – The TruCheck Rover gives you the same accuracy and traceability as any other TruCheck barcode verifier.

Conclusion – For most companies, the ideal mix is both conventional and portable verifiers. You’ll want conventional verifiers to enable in-depth analysis, but you can use portable verifiers for quick, easy verification on the production line.