1 Dimensional (1D) barcodes are represented by parallel black bars and numbers. 1D barcodes are what you typically think of when you hear the word barcode. George Laurer's UPC codes, which are typically found in retail stores, are the most common type of a 1D barcode. 1D barcodes contain a small amount of data or information that can be extracted with the use of a barcode scanner. To be exact, according to Barcodes Inc, 1D barcodes can only hold between 20-25 characters of data.
The main benefit of 1D barcodes is that the scanners for 1D barcodes are less expensive than the alternative 2D barcode scanners. The reason for this is 2D barcode scanning technology is newer and therefore more expensive. If your organization does not need to hold a large amount of information within your barcodes, 1D barcodes are the most money-wise option. Another advantage is the overall performance of the 1D barcode scanner, as it generally performs faster, has a longer scanning range, and can scan without being affected by lighting.
Scanners are of various types and grades depending on the industry you are from and the performance you are looking for.
Scanners from major brands such as Honeywell and Zebra are available with us.
Scanners are further classified under use for General purpose, Ultra Rugged Barcode scanners, Mounted scanners etc
If you need any advice on the type of scanner for your application, please feel to get in touch with us.
1) 1D scanners with wired and wireless options
2) 2D/QR Code scanners with wired and wireless options.
Main Differences Between 1D and 2D Barcodes