Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) January 11, 2012 -- You retail store is incomplete if you do not have a modern POS system. A POS setup equipped with proper peripheral devices can help you increase your productivity and overall performance of your store. Precision is service, accuracy in calculation and the use of resources optimally - a good POS system can maintain all these factors uniformly.
Besides the main hardware that comprises the CPU and the monitor, the POS system is also equipped with devices like barcode scanners, receipt printers, drawers and the software to help run these in tandem. Out of all the peripheral devices, bar code scanners are very important when it comes to quicken the sale process. A bar code scanner or a reader is an electronics device attached to the USB port of the CPU that reads the barcode of a product. The scanner consists of a lens, a light-source and electronics components that convert light energy into electrical impulses. The light-source sends out laser ray to read the barcode and the electrical impulse that carries the information of the barcode are converted to computer-readable format that are subsequently fed to the computer.
The market is flooded with various types of barcode scanners these days. Depending on the use and budget you can go for any scanner of your choice. However, since purpose of a barcode scanner is for commercial use only where you have to use to frequently, it is advisable to for one from a reputed manufacturer. The Symbol LS2208 from Motorola is one such scanner capable of meeting the needs of most of the resellers. The main features of this barcode reader are as follows:
It is light weight and has an ergonomic design with wide working range (near-contact to 17-inches)
Durable construction that meets up to 5 feet of drop test
It has hands free 'intellistand' feature that enables easy switching and presentation scan for both hand-free and handheld modes
Equipped with advanced data editing features that helps the user to edit data before sending to the POS computer
The Symbol LS2208 is ideal for a wide range of facilities like retail, hospital, restaurant, schools and so on. The muitple on-board interfaces ensure that the barcode scanner can be integrated to various systems in different modes. Moreover, the barcode reader has ability to capture 1D barcodes in first time reading that helps in reducing checkout lines with better customer service. The plug-n-play feature also gives you the option to simply connect it to the universal serial bus port and start using it.
Motorola is famous for value-for-money, innovative and durable products. Symbol LS2208 is no exception as it truly carries the legacy of all Motorola products in terms of design, performance, cost and user-friendliness. After all, Motorola is the pioneer in quality-driven (read six-sigma) product development processes and their bar codes are also subjected rigorous quality check like all other products from this electronics giant.
Your retail business is all about quick and error-free service. So investing on Symbol LS2208 will be wise decision as it will serve both the purposes for you.