Barcode Scanner for Field Service Route Planning
Route4Me’s barcode scanner supported devices are iOS and Android smartphones and tablets that are running our mobile apps. The barcode scanner feature is integrated into Route4Me’s iOS Route Planner and Android Route Planner apps. Therefore, in addition to planning and navigating routes, you can also use our apps to scan barcodes, digital labels, QR codes, etc., for various field operations.
Barcode Scanner Supported Devices and Software
You can use the barcode scanner on Route4Me’s iOS and Android Route Planner apps. The barcode scanner feature is available on all software versions of our route planner apps. Thus, you can use this feature on any device that is running Route4Me’s iOS or Android app.
Learn more about our mobile apps’ supported hardware and software:
- iOS Route Planner app supported software and hardware
- Android Route Planner app supported software and hardware
NOTE: To use the barcode scanner feature on your iOS or Android tablet, make sure that your device has a working camera.
Barcode Scanner Features and Field Applications
The barcode scanner feature has multiple applications for various types of field operations and transactions. For example, you can scan barcodes and labels and then attached the scanned data to route destinations. Additionally, you can set up mandatory barcode reconciliation to automatically and securely confirm order pick-ups and drop-offs at route stops.
Furthermore, you can scan multiple types of barcodes from various surfaces. Our apps are capable of scanning QR codes, PDF 417, Universal Product Codes, EAN, Data Matrix, and many other code types. Learn more about the barcode types that the barcode scanner feature can detect, recognize, and save.
Moreover, our apps enable you to adjust the barcode scanner settings. For example, you can adjust the app sound, how to display the scanned data, etc. Learn how to adjust the barcode scanner settings for more convenience and productivity.
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Route4Me’s Route Planner Barcode Scanner is a mobile barcode scanning feature designed for various field operations. The barcode scanner feature is integrated into Route4Me’s iOS Route Planner and Android Route Planner apps. You can use our barcode scanner to capture various types of encoded data by scanning digital or paper labels. Furthermore, you can attach the captured barcode data to route destinations, scan QR codes for order confirmation, and more.
Route Planner Barcode Scanner Field Application
Route4Me enables you to use our barcode scanner app for multiple field operations and business purposes. For example, you can use the barcode scanner for sales, marketing, data management, order confirmation, etc. Additionally, our barcode scanner enables you to eliminate human error, increase data entry speed, make transactions on routes more secure, and more.
For instance, you can use the barcode scanner to attach various types of data to your route destinations. Additionally, you can set up the mandatory barcode reconciliation for your route destinations. In this way, drivers will not be able to complete orders without scanning the required barcodes to confirm order completion.
Learn more about using the barcode scanner on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets:
Supported Barcode Types
Furthermore, Route4Me’s barcode scanner is capable of scanning and recognizing almost all types of barcodes. Some of the supported barcode types include QR codes, Universal Product Codes, PDF 417, Data Matrix, and many more.
Barcode Scanner Hardware and Software Requirements
Equally important, you can use our route planner barcode scanner on almost all versions of our mobile apps. Furthermore, our mobile apps are supported on multiple Android and iOS software versions. In this way, you can use the QR code scanner on any device that is running our mobile route planning apps.
Learn more about Route4Me mobile apps supported devices and software:
- iOS Route Planner Supported Software and Hardware
- Android Route Planner Supported Hardware and Software
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The Route4Me Route Planner apps have a barcode scanning feature that can scan multiple types of barcodes in just a couple of milliseconds. Moreover, the Barcode Scanner is built into the Route4Me Android Route Planner and iOS Route Planner apps. Thus, it eliminates the need for extra barcode scanner apps and hardware.
How the Barcode Scanner Works
You can typically create barcodes with the help of barcode software. This technology enables you to encode text or numeric data in a one-dimensional or two-dimensional barcode format. The amount of data you can store in a barcode depends on the barcode type. Sometimes, barcodes might contain information such as a product serial number (SKU), a tracking number, or even address data.
With Route4Me, the actual data contained in the barcode does not affect your ability to scan and import that barcode data. Moreover, you can use the extracted barcode data as custom text information for tracking, scanning, or reconciliation purposes. For example, when you scan one or more barcodes, the system automatically captures data contained by the barcode image. Then, the system adds it as a separate custom field(s) and associates it with the stop on the route where the scan occurred. The scanned data then becomes searchable.
- The Barcode Scanner built in the Android Route Planner App
- The Barcode Scanner built in the iOS Route Planner App
Route4Me’s Barcode Scanner offers you the ability to scan and add barcodes to be reconciled on a route. Namely, you can add one or multiple barcodes that your drivers must scan before marking a route stop as “Visited” and “Departed”.
Learn more about barcode reconciliation on the Android Route Planner app.
Types of Barcodes Supported by Route4Me
The latest version of Route4Me’s in-app Barcode Scanner enables you to scan almost all the types of barcodes on today’s market. For instance, our barcode scanning feature is able to capture data from the most used barcodes, including Data Matrix, PDF417, Quick Response (QR) Codes, Code 39, Code 93, and many more.
Learn more about the supported barcode types on:
- The supported barcode types and scanning speed on the Android Barcode Scanner
- The supported barcode types and scanning speed on the iOS Barcode Scanner
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Yes, the Route4Me Route Planner apps offer you multiple in-app scanning tools to help you scan addresses and barcodes. For example, Route4Me’s in-app OCR Scanner enables you to scan addresses from any digital or printed package labels. Furthermore, the built-in Barcode Scanner helps you add address information to a stop by scanning barcodes. Plus, you can use both scanning tools using Route4Me’s Android Route Planner and iOS Route Planner apps.
Scan Addresses With Route4Me’s OCR Scanner
The OCR Scanner is a built-in feature available on Route4Me’s Android Route Planner and iOS Route Planner apps. The scanner acts as a cam scanner or document scanner app. Namely, it transforms any piece of alphanumeric code from printed documents or shipping labels into digital text that can be used for various routing purposes.
Moreover, Route4Me’s OCR Scanner is able to scan text in any font from any surface. You can even scan handwritten addresses with our route planner apps!
The OCR Scanner is designed to help you plan routes with addresses from printed documents or e-ink labels. Thus, you can reduce considerable amounts of time and the risk for human error when copying addresses.
Learn more about:
- The in-app OCR Scanner on the Android Route Planner app
- The built-in OCR Scanner on the iOS Route Planner app
Scan Barcodes With Route4Me’s Barcode Scanner
Another scanning tool that Route4Me offers is the Barcode Scanner. Similar to the OCR Scanner, the Barcode Scanner is built into Route4Me’s Android Route Planner and iOS Route Planner apps.
The in-app Barcode Scanner enables you to import details about customers, orders, delivery addresses, etc., by scanning barcodes with your phone. The system adds the scanned data to your route stops as notes that will help your drivers get relevant details about each address on their routes. Consequently, the in-app Barcode Scanner will help you shave down the data input time to seconds and minimize the risk of data loss.
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By default, you can scan one barcode for one stop. Route4Me also provides advanced note customizations that allow you to configure the number of barcodes that must be reconciled at a particular stop.
Yes, Route4Me enables you to easily adjust the barcode scanner settings for your routing and logistics requirements. Moreover, our barcode scanner will help you reduce the data input duration to less than 1 second! Plus, it will also enable your field employees to reduce data loss and avoid errors. In this way, your drivers will always capture accurate and up-to-date information. All this without additional barcode scanner apps or barcode scanner equipment!
Learn more about:
- The Android barcode scanner scanning speed and supported barcode types.
- The iOS barcode scanner scanning speed and allowed barcode types.
Adjust the Barcode Scanner Settings
When using the barcode scanner integrated into Route4Me’s iOS Route Planner and Android Route Planner apps, you can customize the in-app barcode scanner. For example, you can set the barcode scanner to close the camera after the first barcode scan. Also, you can choose to show or hide the scanned data after closing the camera. Finally, you can enable or disable the beep sounds that the barcode scanner produces whenever you scan a new barcode.
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And that’s not all you can do with our in-app barcode scanner!
Route4Me allows you to set up the mandatory barcode reconciliation for the Android in-app barcode scanner. By doing so, you will be able to add barcodes that need to be reconciled at each stop on your drivers’ routes. After that, your field employees will not be able to mark a route stop as visited unless they have reconciled the necessary barcodes.
Moreover, Route4Me’s Advanced Note Customizations for the Android route planning app enable you to configure the number of barcodes that must be reconciled at each route stop.
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