Code’s portfolio includes wireless and corded devices (which attach to a computer via USB cable), presentation scanners, and mobile applications. Each purpose built product offers distinct capabilities. The wireless devices are ideal for dynamic environments, such as hospitals, where a cord may impede use. Code’s USB-attached handheld devices are preferred by customers who provide them for end-users and want to avoid possible theft. The firm’s presentation scanners anchor to a table or checkout stand, allowing users to scan items without holding the device. And finally, there are Code’s mobile scanners, which have surged in popularity due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Mobile scanners support contact-free shopping—end-customers scan items and pay via smartphone, thus helping slow the transmission of viruses and bacteria.
A prime example of Code’s application-specific capabilities can be found in the service industry.
While Code is instrumental in preventing underage drinking, its products have taken center stage in the battle against a larger public enemy in 2020. Hansen reflects on the notable role Code’s barcode scanners had during the Coronavirus pandemic, “We proudly took part in fighting COVID-19 with our barcode readers being used extensively within healthcare.” He adds that COVID-19 tests were tracked via barcode. As Coronavirus vaccines rollout globally, Code anticipates taking an even larger role with its barcodes and decoder software supporting distribution and vaccine administration.
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And because Code’s scanners are purpose-built, even their plastic housings are helping combat the virus. Select scanners use proprietary CodeShield plastics, which resist harsh chemical disinfectants despite being sanitized after each use. This capability is critical in preventing virus transmission.
Code’s devices and software have even enabled restaurants and retailers to navigate the pandemic by facilitating curbside pickup and contactless shopping. Compact mobile scanning devices free employees to quickly select, scan, and verify item pricing without cumbersome equipment.
Scanning the horizon, it’s apparent Code will continue helping businesses expedite services, economize operations, protect patients, and explore opportunities for growth amid ever-changing operational landscapes.