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Originally Posted by The Alternative
Hopefully i'll be quicker at it the second time round. It may have to wait a tad first though, I have a few other projects on the boil at the moment. The review copies sound interesting too. I truly hope that paper books are here to stay though, a lot of bookshops are closing down lately, which is such a shame. Thanks again
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Our Japanese customers shared with us a technique used for BOOK SCOUTING - connect an wireless (bluetooth) barcode scanner to an iPad (or a smart phone) and scan barcode (VERY fast and easy) on a book. The data then goes right into an application - such as Amazon web site - for price checking. You can find bargain books doing this.
The bluetooth bar code scanner that they use is called KDC200i. It even has a screen to display scanned data.
You need a separate device to scan faster and from a greater distance. Moreover, some bar codes are impossible to scan using an imager, such as iPad camera.
I can't imagine any normal consumer walking around with and iPad and a separate device and scanning products. The image is too funny. How much scanning would a normal person need to do to make this worthwhile?