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What is SBR (Screen Barcode Readable) Laser Scanner?

In the past there were only two types of barcode scanner: Laser and CCD barcode scanner. The laser barcode scanner has always been treated as more high class than the CCD barcode scanner, due to its elegant laser scan line which makes it easier to aim barcodes, enhancing reading accuracy for the user.  However, the laser barcode scanner has some serious problems:
 
1. Laser beam is harmful to human eyes.
2. Laser can't read on screen barcodes.
3. Laser is fragile due to its moving parts.
 
In light of the above limitations presented by traditional laser barcode scanners, Marson has created a new SBR (Screen Barcode Readable) laser scanner based on Marson's patented technology. Thanks to class 1 laser and configurable brightness, the SBR laser scanner still emits a thin laser beam to enable users with accurate aiming of a barcode, it looks just like a laser scanner but it is not harmful to human eyes. Furthermore, unlike traditional laser barcode scanner, the SBR laser scanner is capable of reading on screen barcodes of smart phone and tablet, and since it has no moving parts, it is more durable than the traditional laser barcode scanner.

MT1195/MT1095 barcode scanner product comparison

Product Comparison
MT1195 micro USB mini barcode scanner MT1095 usb mini barcode scanner
Model No 
MT1195
MT1095
Product Name
Micro USB Mini Barcode Scanner
USB Barcode Scanner
Connector
Micro USB(M)
USB Type A(M)
Cable
None
USB Type A(F) to USB Type A(M) extension cable, 1.8M
Compatibility
Tablet PC (Android)
Smartphone (Android)
PC/ NB (Windows, Mac, Linux)
Material
PC
Aluminum
Interface
USB HID
USB HID
USB VCP
S/W Trigger Interface
USB HID
USB VCP
S/W Trigger
Android app (ScanKey®) & SDK available
Windows driver & demo utility (BEO®) available

MT1197MW/MT1297/MT7937B wireless barcode scanner product comparison

Product Comparison
MT1197MW anti-microbial mini barcode scanner MT1297 Long Battery Life Barcode Scanne MT7937B Handheld CCD Barcode Scanner
Model No 
MT1197MW
MT1297
MT7937B
Product Name
Anti-Microbial Barcode Scanner
Long Battery Life Barcode Scanner
Handheld Barcode Scanner
Optic & Performance
 Light Source
Green LED
* Green + Red LED
Red LED
 Scan Rate
240 Scans / sec
200 Scans / sec
200 Scans / sec
 Resolution
5mil
4mil
4mil
Width of Field (13Mil)
102mm
140mm
196mm
 D.O.F (800 lux)
20 to 180mm
20 to 250mm
10 to 320mm
Memory
2 MB
2 MB
N/A
Physical Characteristics
Dimension
W27xL68xH15mm
W42.5xL102xH21.5mm
W71xL166xH84mm
Weight
27g
70g
165g
Connector
Mini USB
Micro USB
Micro USB
iOS Hotkey
Yes
Yes
No
Vibrator
Yes
Yes
No
Power
Battery Capacity
400mAh
1000mAh
1620mAh
 Battery Life
>5,400 scans
>10,000 scans
>25,000 scans
Connectivity
Radio
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Class2)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Class2)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Class1)
 Range (line of sight)
30 ft./ 10m
30 ft./ 10m
300 ft./ 100m
User Environment
Operating Temperature
 0~50˚C
 * -10~60˚C
 0~50˚C
Storage Temperature
-20~60˚C
* -20~65˚C
-10~60˚C
Sealing
IP 42
*  IP 55
IP 42
Ambient Light
20,000 Lux
*  70,000 Lux
10,000 Lux
Applications
Industry
Healthcare
Warehouse, Retail
Logistics, Manufacturing

Android Device Compatibility with MT1195A & ScanKey app

The following Android devices have been verified to be compatible with MT1195 & ScanKey app.

Brand
 Model
 Adroid Robort for mini barcode scanner
Samsung
 Galaxy Premier (GT-I9260)
 Android 4.1.2
 
 Galaxy Mega 6.3" (GT-I9200)
 Android 4.2.2
 
 Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)
 Android 4.2.2
 
 Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)
 Android 4.2.2
 
 Galaxy S5 (SM-G900x)
 Android 5.0.2
 
 Galaxy S6 (SM-G920x)
 Android 5.0.2
 
 Galaxy Note (GT-N7000)
 Android 4.1.2
 
 Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005)
 Android 4.4.2
   Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910U)  Android 4.4.4
HTC
 M8
 Android 4.4.3
 
 M8 mini
 Android 4.4.2
 
 New ONE
 Android 4.2.2
 
 ONE X
 Android 4.1.1
 
 HTC Butterfly
 Android 4.2.2
Sony
 Xperia V (LT25i)
 Android 4.1.2
 
 Xperia Z
 Android 4.3
 
 Xperia ZR
 Android 4.4.2

Acer

 All-in-One (DA222HQL)

 Android 4.2.2
Xiaomi
 HM 1W*
 Android 4.2.2
 
 MI 3W
 Android 4.3 JLS36C
 
 MI 2S
 Android 4.1.1 JRO03L
* Note: Need to enable "Pop-up Window" setting in App Manager

Mobile Device Compatibility with Wireless Barcode Scanners

The following devices have been verified to be compatible with wireless scanners in BT HID mode.

Brand
 Model
 OS
Apple
 iPhone 4
 iOS 7.1.1
 
 iPhone 4S
 iOS 7.1.1
 
 iPhone 5
 iOS 9.0.2
 
 iPhone 5s
 iOS 9.0.2
 
 iPhone 6 Plus
 iOS 9.0.2
 
 iPad
 iOS 5.1.1
 
 iPad 2
 iOS 7.1.1
 
 iPad 3 (New iPad)
 iOS 7.1.1
 
 iPad Air
 iOS 7.1.1
 
 iPad mini
 iOS 7.1.1
 
 iPad mini 2
 iOS 7.1.1
Samsung
 Galaxy Premier (GT-I9260)
 Android 4.1.2
 
 Galaxy Mega 6.3" (GT-I9200)
 Android 4.2.2
 
 Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300)
 Android 4.2.2
 
 Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)
 Android 4.2.2
 
 Galaxy Note (GT-N7000)
 Android 4.1.2
 
 Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100)
 Android 4.4.2
 
 Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N9005)
 Android 4.4.2
   Galaxy Note 4 (SM-N910U)  Android 4.4.4
 
 Grand Duos (GT-I9082)
 Android 4.1.2
HTC
 New ONE
 Android 4.2.2
 
 ONE X
 Android 4.2.2
 
 ONE X +
 Android 4.1.1
 
 ONE S
 Android 4.1.1
 
 HTC -J
 Android 4.1.1
 
 HTC Butterfly
 Android 4.2.2
 
 HTC Desire P
 Android 4.0.4
Sony
 Xperia V (LT25i)
 Android 4.1.2
 
 Xperia Z
 Android 4.3
 
 Xperia ZR
 Android 4.4.2

Acer

 All-in-One (DA222HQL)

 Android 4.2.2
ASUS
 Memo Pad HD (ME173X)
 Android 4.2.1

Microsoft

 Surface 3 Pro

 Windows 8.1 Pro

Start Character

Start Character is an additional character that marks the beginning (left edge) of a barcode symbol. In connection with the stop character that is how the readability in two directions and the identification of the barcode symbology is made possible.
barcode startcharacter

Stop Character

Stop Character is an additional character that marks the end (right edge) of a barcode symbol. In connection with the start character that is how the readability in two directions and the identification of the barcode symbology is made possible.
barcode stop character

Check Digit / Checksum

A check digit, also known as a checksum character, is the number located on the far right side of a barcode. The purpose of a check digit is to verify the information on the barcode which has been entered correctly. The barcode scanner's decoder calculates the checksum by performing a series of mathematical operations on the digits that precede the check digit, and comparing the result of the calculation to the value of the check digit.
barcode check digit

Quiet Zone

Quiet zone is the blank margin on the either side of a barcode that's used to tell the barcode scanner where a barcode's symbology starts and stops. The purpose of a quiet zone is to prevent the scanner from picking up information that does not pertain to the barcode scanned. (The blank margin will not send a scanning signal hence it named "quiet".) As a rule, the quiet zone should be ten times the dimension of the narrowest element in the barcode (X dimension) or 1/4 inch, whichever is greater. An undersize quiet zone may render a barcode unreadable or readable only from one direction.
barcode quiet zone

Barcode Resolution

Barcode Resolution is the width of the narrowest bar in a barcode, often quantified in the unit of Mil (one thousandth of an inch).