ID scanners have become regular business around the world as it speeds up customer identification, allows for traceable control solutions and all in all makes life easier. What most consumers don’t know is how much information is actually stored on these scanners! Beyond the typical information on an ID such as birthdates, addresses, height and eye color, the ability to track user locations based on scans provides a mappable view of where people are and what they are up to. Not only do scanners help create efficiency in ID scanning, it also helps businesses become more efficient when conducting other types of commerce such as product identification, automated packaging, AI intuitiveness and more.
These scanners work in different ways depending on if they are handheld or countertop devices. That being said, they share the same process of using custom designed lenses that can read barcodes and produce images and information that is useful for business and consumers. More specifically, these barcode scanner lenses and sensors detect barcodes, sending an analog signal to the decoder which interprets it and converts it to text.
Universe Kogaku America has created excellent barcode lens assemblies and applications including hand-held image scanners, full-page image scanners, film scanners, bar code scanners, OCR systems, digital photography, bill counters and film scanners. These are great choices for short track length applications in both stationary and handheld scanner applications. These custom lenses are also perfect for optical inspections and other instruments.
Ultimately, these applications create the ability for businesses and consumers to benefit from ease of use, quicker lines at airports, cheaper products based on automated functions and additional benefit such as Amazon’s goal to use drone deliveries. As we move forward, technology will continue to lead the pack by creating cheaper and easier production while reducing human functions and demand for labor.