How to choose a mobile terminal for your business
Portable terminals are similar to personal digital assistants (PDA). The difference is that mobile terminals are much more resistant than PDAs. Within our website, you will find a selection of terminals with scanners built into the device itself. Although our terminals are organized in one group, there are multiple configurations and options to choose from. The information provided below will help you in your selection process.
1. Form Factor
PDA Type Terminals
PDA-type terminals are ideal for field workers. These terminals have all the functional capabilities of a PDA but are more resistant. Several options such as GPS, touch screen or barcode reader (ideal for service, delivery, etc) are available.
Warehouse and Industrial Terminals
Rugged, industrial terminals are extremely resistant devices. They have a number of options including key and keyboard configurations, thus making it easy to use and adapt to different operations in a variety of industries.
Tablet PCs are devices halfway between a laptop and a PDA, which can be typed on by using a touch screen. The user can also use a stylus to operate the computer without a keyboard or mouse. They are highly resistant and are suitable for industrial environments.
Hands Free/Wearable Terminals
In addition to all of its functions, hands free terminals give the user complete mobility as the device can be attached to the wrist or worn on a belt. They are perfect for taking inventories and for use in packaging.
On Board Vehicle Terminals
On board terminals are extremely resistant because they are designed to be mounted on industrial vehicles such as forklifts, etc.
2. Types of reading
Linear barcodes reading (the ones commonly used in all products).
1D and 2D reading
In addition to linear bar codes, they also read two-dimensional codes, which can carry much more information: PDF417, QR