Readerware products will work with virtually any barcode scanner. Just what kind of barcode scanner will work best for you depends on exactly how you will be using it.

None of the barcode scanners listed in this article require special drivers, just plug them in and scan. They will work on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.



CueCat wand barcode scannerA wand barcode reader like the CueCat are the least expensive. They look a bit like a pen and you hold them like a pen, then you "draw a line" through the barcode to scan. They can take a bit of getting used to but work well, more on using a CueCat with Readerware here. Readerware offers a free USB CueCat wand barcode reader when you order a three product bundle on CD.

Buy a CueCat
Buy a CueCat

 

 

The TaoTronics TT-BS012 Handheld Barcode Scanner is a reliable and easy to use wireless 2.4G scanner. No cables are needed just plug the USB receiver into any available USB port on your computer, keyboard, monitor or router.

It operates in both real time and batch modes. Use it to catalog books on their shelves, to checkout books at your computer etc.

No drivers are needed, just plug it in and scan. Works with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

This is a full size easy to use laser scanner, its ergonomic design, durable construction make it perfect for use with Readerware products. We tested a number of wireless 2.4G scanners and this is the only one we found that scans supplements, an essential requirement when scanning paperback books.

You configure the TaoTronics TT-BS012 by scanning special barcodes, print this document and start scanning.

Buy a KeyBatch barcode scanner at Serialio.com now.
Buy a TaoTronics 2.4G Wireless Scanner now at Amazon

 

 

The TaoTronics TT-BS003 is a handheld laser scanner that comes with a stand and lets you easily scan a book, music or video by simply holding the item under the scanner, barcode facing up. Great when cataloging books at your computer or checking books out.

Some assembly is required, you do have to assemble the stand, a screwdriver is the only tool you will need. Then just plug the USB connector into any available USB port on your computer, keyboard, monitor or router.

It is obvious that the included stand was built for this scanner. The scanner fits easily on the stand and it is very stable. Other automatic scanners we tried were difficult to put in the stand and they kept falling over as the scanner made it top heavy. No such problems with this combo, The TaoTronics TT-BS003 is a reliable and easy to use scanner, Its ergonomic design and durable construction make it a perfect automatic scanner.

No drivers are needed, just plug it in and scan. Works with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

You configure the TaoTronics TT-BS003 by scanning special barcodes, print this document and start scanning.

 

Buy a TaoTronics USB Automatic Scanner with stand now at Amazon
Buy a TaoTronics USB Automatic Scanner with stand now at Amazon.

 

 

The ARM 32-bit Cortex barcode scanner is a low cost, rugged, wired, laser barcode scanner. It is very simple to use, simply put the mouth of the scanner over the barcode and press the button. If you just need a barcode scanner that will let you scan your books, music and video at your computer, this is the one.

No drivers are needed, just plug it in and scan. Works with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

You configure the ARM 32-bit Cortex barcode scanner by scanning special barcodes, print this document and start scanning.

 

Buy an ARM 32-bit Cortex barcode scanner now at Amazon
Buy a ARM 32-bit Cortex barcode scanner now at Amazon

 



KeyBatch portable barcode scannerA portable barcode reader like the Serialio.com KeyBatch scanner lets you scan while disconnected from your computer. So you can scan your books, music and videos on their shelves rather than dragging them to your computer. These are laser scanners, you press the button and a red line appears on the item, you change the distance of the scanner from the item to size the line and then position it so that the line goes through the barcode. Easier to use than a wand reader, but not quite as easy as a CCD scanner.

The Serialio.com KeyBatch batch and real-time laser scanner is a key fob sized scanner that can store up to 10,000 scans. The KeyBatch also works as a real-time scanner when plugged into a USB port. It is a versatile and easy to use scanner

You configure the KeyBatch by scanning special barcodes, print this document and start scanning.

Buy a KeyBatch barcode scanner at Serialio.com now.

Buy a KeyBatch scanner now at Serialio.com

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