There are a bewildering array of options available when it comes to selecting the right scanner, and this white paper is intended to help answer some commonly-asked questions.
Mobile scanners are the most popular. Even though they are more expensive, they offer the greatest flexibility. Mobile scanners can be used either in a batch mode, which means that they can only communicate with a database when physically connected to a PC, or in RF mode—RF (Radio Frequency) scanners effectively act as an additional client on the network and can are constantly connected with the system database. The pros and cons of batch versus RF are outlined separately below.