Desktop 2D

This category of barcode scanner is a great alternative to traditional 1D Laser multi line scanners, as it performs a similar function, but adds the capability to scan 2D barcodes as well.

Scanners such as the Scantech Libra L7080i shown below are also able to scan from LCD screens, which is a very worthwhile additional feature as in conjunction with POS software it can enable smartphone based discount vouchers and loyalty programs.