This article will try to help answer the question, "What type of scan gun should I purchase for use in my jewelry store?" Scan guns are usually used as standard input devices, much like a keyboard or mouse. There are many different makes and models of scan guns on the market. Purchasing an inadequate bar code scanner for your jewelry business is a possibility as some don't measure up due to having complicated programming options or having difficulty when attempting to read smaller bar codes.
I had a chance to work with the Hyperion 1300g usb barcode scanner and I was very impressed. The Hyperion 1300g usb bar code scanner has that classic design that fits comfortably in your hand. It's size and weight make it easy to handle without being cumbersome nor an eye sore. It's dimensions are 5.9 x 4.4 x 3.1" and it weighs in at only 5.6oz. It is offered in both black and white and has additional accessories you can purchase like the Honeywell Flex Neck Stand.
In addition to size and weight, it's laser is very impressive. It is designed for smaller barcodes that you find on jewelry tags and is more forgiving on jewelry tags that have experienced some wear and tear.
Even though most good scan guns are quite literally plug and play you may want to take advantage of their configuration options to streamline your work flow. An example of this would be to have the scan gun automatically append a tab or enter key stroke. This would allow you to easily scan jewelry items without having to hit the tab or enter key after each scan, as the scan gun is handling this for you. This is another area the Hyperion 1300g usb barcode scanner impresses. Utilizing its simple 12 page quick start guide you only need to scan one bar code (located on page 7) to enable a tab or carriage return.
To get your hands on one of these great scan guns so you can start using it with your BusinessMind software for jewelers, simply google hyperion 1300g usb barcode scanner and you will find many vendors. Some vendors include the usb cable while others do not, so do keep an eye out when shopping. The Hyperion 1300g usb is a great barcode scan gun to utilize with BusinessMind in your jewelry store.