The DS4308 is a feature-rich next generation 2-D imager that resets the bar for scanning performance, scanning range, versatility and ease-of-use. Workers can capture virtually any bar code faster than ever, whether it is displayed on a smartphone, tablet or computer or printed on a label — even if it is scratched, damaged or dirty. Its small and lightweight design offers the ergonomics your workers need for all day comfort in the most scan intensive jobs. A variety of models meet a wide range of business needs — from the Point-of-Sale in a retail store to the light industrial manufacturing production line. Regardless of which model you choose, you get one powerful scanner that does the job of two. The Standard Range (SR) model offers an extraordinary range, eliminating the need to purchase separate standard and extended range scanners. The High Density (HD) model scans standard bar codes as well as the tiny, dense barcodes commonly found on jewelry tags, consumer electronics and electronic components — eliminating the need to purchase separate standard and high density specialty scanners. And driver’s license parsing can be added to either model. The result? An extraordinary feature set and an extraordinary value.
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In addition to 1D barcodes, digital imagers (also known as area imagers) can decode 2D barcodes. 2D barcodes can be encoded with significantly more information than 1D barcodes, making digital imagers beneficial to transportation, logistics, and tracking applications. Area imagers enable omni-directional reading of barcodes, eliminating the need to accommodate the scanning device. In addition to reading one and two-dimensional barcodes, high performance digital imagers can capture and transfer images, enabling signature capture and the scanning of documents. Area imagers have the capability of reading Direct Part Marking (DPM), a method of permanently marking a product. DPM is growing in popularity and allows a product to be tracked throughout its life. Digital imagers offer many advantages in certain applications, but area imagers are not to be confused with linear imagers. Although data is captured in a similar way, linear imagers aren’t capable of decoding entire images or 2D barcodes as an area imager can. Area imagers offer significantly more benefits and are the only choice for 2D barcode applications.