Barcode Scanning Software

Preferred Symbol

If you’re in the habit of covering barcodes to scan just the one you want, you will appreciate Preferred Symbol.

Worker uses a handheld Zebra mobile computer to scan barcodes on cardboard boxes

Single Out One Barcode From the Rest

This time-saving functionality automatically detects the barcode you need and excludes the rest. No need to fiddle with post-it pads or fret about mistakes. Preferred Symbol gives you an easy and accurate way to prioritise the barcode of your choice. Simply configure your scanner to automatically decode and output only your preferred symbol.

Single Out One Barcode Among Many

Make efficiency a priority and the need to cover up ancillary barcodes obsolete. With Preferred Symbol, you can configure your scanner to capture and output a specific barcode within its field of view. Using your own application, you can even specify a different barcode for each input screen to significantly speed up scanning.

Reduce Mistakes and Delays

Why risk errors and delays common to manually covering up and scanning barcodes? Preferred Symbol automatically ensures the right barcode is selected, making data capturing faster and more accurate.

Simple to Programme

Programming is effortless when you use our highly intuitive 123Scan wizard. Let it guide you through the process of configuring your data capture device, including Preferred Symbol.

Preferred Symbol

DataCapture DNA - Your Scanner's Built in Advantage

Scan with abilities developed and continuously refined by a partner with more than 50 years of field-proven innovation. Zebra knows the scanning journey better than other providers. That’s why we’ve engineered into all our scanners Zebra DataCapture DNA—a suite of software capabilities to help your team adapt to future needs and achieve greater business outcomes.


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