bar-code scanner

bar-code scanner

[′bär ‚kōd ′skan·ər]
(computer science)
An optical scanning device that reads texts which have been converted into a special bar code. Also known as bar-code reader.
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So look for the future caregiver to be equipped with an electronic "clipboard" to which he or she plugs in a headset microphone, miniature bar-code scanner, digital camera and/or other peripherals that have yet to be developed or perhaps even imagined.
For a while bar-code scanners were touted as the data collection device that would do it all.
A portable bar-code scanner, for example, can capture information in any location and later load it into a computer.
THERE ARE DIFFERENT options for connecting bar-code scanners to a computer: A board can be installed inside the computer that has a link to the scanner or the scanner can be attached to the computer's serial (communications) port.