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 Nexa BL-8070 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.