What are Ring Scanner Wearable Computers?

What is Ring Scanner Wearable Computers?

Wearable ring scanning computers can provide the hands-free scanning your workforce needs to maximize productivity. But today’s workers have high expectations for wearable devices – a modern design, a minimal footprint, so intuitive that virtually no training is required, plus the point-and-shoot scanning simplicity on every barcode. No matter the condition of the barcode, you can capture any 1D or 2D barcode at lightning speed with point-and-shoot simplicity. This is due to PRXM Intelligent software providing features that reduce decode time, enabling fast capture of any barcode. Ring scanners brings you simplicity with Bluetooth capabilities where there’s no cable to the host device for workers to manage – hands-free scanning improves comfort, usability and productivity. In addition, these wearable computers can read any sized barcode due to the wide field of view capabilities to handle any size barcode and can decode multiple barcodes at once.

How do Ring Scanners Work?


The RS5000 is designed for challenging warehouse and manufacturing environments. Designed for subzero environments, it can be used in your warehouse aisles and in the freezer. It can withstand a 4 ft./1.2 m drop across the entire operating temperature range – a must for freezer use. Even after 1,000 consecutive bumps, the RS5000 delivers reliable operation. In addition, workers can capture barcodes from near contact to over 25 in./63.5 cm range. When it comes to comfort, this lightweight, balanced little scanner is worn on a single finger, leaving both hands free to handle materials. For ease of use and comfort, the device allows for ambidextrous operation with the convenient swivel feature, your workers can easily switch between right and left-handed operation on the fly.


The RS5100 is a comfortable, featherlight-yet-rugged industrial design that is at home anywhere in your facility. The small, light, low-profile is purposely understated at just over two ounces and two cubic inches – and the low-profile prevents obstruction when reaching into tight locations. Also, the RS5100 offers best-in-class rugged design, with sealing, a drop specification and a tumble specification, ensuring reliable operation. Users can adjust the scanner position on the hand to achieve the perfect balance and optimal scan angle for the ultimate in comfort and user productivity. As you are working with the device, you can receive instant user feedback from the multiple LEDs on the back of the RS5100 that blink to indicate whether a scan was successful. You can also choose between visual LEDs and/or audible beeper to provide verification as well.


With the RS4000 1D ring scanner, your workers will be able to scan materials while being able to keep their hands and eyes on the items they are handling. And a split-second press of the RS4000 trigger verifies task accuracy and provides the real-time inventory visibility you need to eliminate out-of-stocks. The patented Adaptive Scanning technology allows workers to capture barcodes from near contact to 15 ft./4.5 m. As your workers are moving through your operation, they can either press the rigger button once to scan a single barcode or keep the trigger depressed to continuously scan barcodes. The easy to see scan line ensures easy aiming for first-time capture of barcodes in virtually any lighting condition. The RS4000 also comes with an oversized LED light to easily see when a scan is successful.


The WS50 is the world’s smallest Android enterprise-class wearable mobile computer. It’s rugged, modular and at home everywhere – from manufacturing and warehousing to retail and hospitality. And with no host device required, it’s the first of its kind, offering powerful data capture with single device simplicity. With the all-in-one WS50, workers only need to wear one device to capture and access data instead of a host computer and ring scanner, providing a truly converged wearable solution. And push-to-talk (PTT) support eliminates the need to separate voice devices. In addition, the WS50 comes with a high-resolution 13 MP camera to support occasional barcodes scanning and can capture detailed photos to document proof of condition and more. Data capture is easily done through superior motion tolerance on the trigger to capture barcodes even if the scanner and barcode are in motion.

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