For years, dedicated hardware barcode scanners were the only solution for scanning needs – even in situations like clinical healthcare and retail where use might be sporadic. Depending upon the environment, users might be required to carry both a company smartphone and a scanner. Spectralink integrates optimized camera and barcode scanning into its PIVOT:SC phone, which was launched in December 2016.
We evaluated the performance and symbology support features of its PIVOT:SC and compare that to two phones with dedicated hardware scanners.
The barcode scanning speed focused on test time required for each scanner to recognize the barcode of items that would be found in a clinical healthcare environment. See a summary of the test results below: