Flex can work with virtually any modern barcode scanner which can have “scan rules” applied, and can otherwise be connected to a computer or mobile device as an input device
However, for simplicity and to eliminate the need to create your own scan rules, we strongly suggest choosing from the list of recommendations found on our BarcodesInc.com partner page, or in this article.
Preferred scanners have pre-made scan rules available. When configured, Flex can detect a barcode scan without requiring you to move the cursor to a barcode entry field prior to scanning. We also support all standard symbologies, including Code 39, Code 128, Interleave 2 of 5, and 2D symbologies like QR, Data Matrix, and others.
1D Preferred Barcode Scanners
2D Preferred Barcode Scanners
2D & RFID Preferred Barcode Scanners
NOTICE: If your barcode scanner is not one from our preferred list, you will need to program the prefix and the suffix of the scanner with the following rules: Configure prefix: using combination of shift/6 (For US ANSI Keyboard Layouts) or caret (^), then Configure suffix: return or Carriage Return (CR)For some scanners these resources will be printed in the user guide or programming manual which may or may not have been included with your scanner. For some scanners, you must use a program for your computer to generate the scan rules. Check your scanner manufacturer’s website for more details.
Scanner Considerations to Make
We recommend considering where your scanning stations will be placed and what kind of mobility you want when scanning before purchasing equipment. For some customers, a corded scanner works fine. But for others, a cordless scanner is the ideal choice. Paying the extra cost for the cordless scanners is entirely up to you.