Quick tips to choose the appropriate barcode scanner module
✸ To read common 1D& 2D barcodes like QR, Data Matrix, PDF417, Code39, etc, we recommend the RT214 series. RT214 is the most popular module currently. RT214B is compatible with our RT206 and RT208 in terms of dimensions, screws positions, all programing codes, and commands. RT214B is compatible in dimensions and screws positions with some traditional/old 2d scan engines.
✸ If your products have enough space for the scan engine and your device is very price-sensitive, then you can use RT217 which with its imager and decoder board separate, while its performance is almost the same as the RT214 series.
✸ To read higher density barcodes, super tiny barcodes, or prefer a bit longer reading distance, then RT208/ RT212 is recommended, please contact our sales team to get detailed information.
✸ To read special barcodes like Maxicode, AZTEC, choose RT218 or RT203. While RT218 with square laser aiming light and RT203 with LED aimer. In addition, RT203 supports capturing pictures as well. RT218 is suitable for mobile devices which trigger the scan engine by the scan button.
✸ To read big size PDF417 code from an ID card or MRZ/OCR-B from ID card & Passport, the high-level reader RT212 is the best option.
✸ If you need a near but large field of view scan module, then you can choose RT830i.