reply to neonhomer
Re: Barcode scanning to save time If you're looking for a specific recommendation we use Motorola scanners in our environment, specifically the LS2208 for USB and the LS4278 for bluetooth for 1D codes like yours. They're not the cheapest, but I'll say that I've never had one fail or even had to troubleshoot one for that matter.
We use the 2208 to scan inventory barcodes for hardware deployments, and also for photo IDs. We have over a dozen between both models and they just plain work.