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Barcodes are an essential part of the healthcare industry. They allow for accurate and quick tracking of patients’ information, medications, and other medical items, ensuring the best and safest care is given to patients.

But how do you decide which hardware to choose?

Datalogic offers a full line of fixed imagers and scanners as well as handheld scanners and mobile computers that are designed specifically for bedside point of care, prescription administration, patient identification, and lab sample traceability. Here are our recommendations:

Gryphon 4500 series

The Gryphon 4500 series includes handheld scanners that can read both 1D and 2D barcodes, including difficult-to-read codes like those found on the curved surfaces of a patient ID wristband or labels with poor print quality. This makes them suitable for a wide range of healthcare applications, from medication dispensing to patient tracking. 

They are designed to withstand harsh disinfectants commonly used in healthcare environments, making them ideal for use in pharmacies, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. The scanners also feature a wireless option, which allows for greater mobility and flexibility in scanning.

They are also compatible with a variety of healthcare applications, including medication administration systems and electronic medical record (EMR) systems, which makes them ideal for inventory management.

Memor 11

Boasting an up-to-date operating system and enhanced processing capabilities, the Memor 11 delivers superior scanning performance and all-around efficiency. It is the perfect solution for managing medical inventory in pharmacies and hospitals, ensuring accurate scanning, and recording of information on medication and controlled drug labels. 

It works seamlessly with our MICS inventory control software and pharmacy lockers to give you complete visibility of all medical supplies – you can control what’s taken out and by who, and get a clear view of stock levels at any time. 

Offering a rugged design in a slim device, the Memor 11 is compact enough to carry around in your pocket and offers greater resilience to withstand more drops than most comparable devices. 

Powerscan 9600 series

The Powerscan 9600 series are rugged handheld scanners that are designed to withstand harsh conditions. Like the Gryphon 4500, the devices are sealed to an IP65 rating, meaning they are protected against dust and water, and can withstand drops from a height of up to 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) to concrete.

The scanners also have wireless capabilities, which can be useful for healthcare applications that require mobility and flexibility.

This device is most suited to a point-of-sale application in a pharmacy, with two of its key features being speed and accuracy. By automating the checkout process with the Powerscan 9600, pharmacies can serve customers quickly and reduce the likelihood of errors that can lead to lost sales or dissatisfied customers. 

Skorpio x5

The Skorpio X5 is a handheld mobile computer with a large touchscreen display and wireless capabilities, which can be useful for transmitting patient data and other information securely.

They also have a high-resolution camera for capturing images of patient IDs or prescription labels. This makes them suitable for a wide range of healthcare applications, from medication dispensing to inventory management.

Each of these scanners and mobile computers is designed to meet the specific needs of healthcare environments. They are durable, reliable, and easy to clean, making them ideal for use in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare settings. 

Additionally, they can help healthcare providers improve patient safety and reduce the risk of errors by ensuring that the right medications and supplies are being used for each patient. 

Ultimately, the hardware you choose should depend on the specific needs and requirements of the application. For advice on which Datalogic scanner is best suited for your business, please get in touch with our experts at