Tera Barcode Scanner with Stand

Test 04/2020

  • Tera Barcode Scanner with Stand - testing
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  • Tera Barcode Scanner with Stand - boxed
Test seal: Tera Barcode Scanner with Stand, Rating 8.5

last modified: 17.02.2020, 16:16

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All rating criteria details:

Detection 40%
Handling 30%
Speed 15%
Workmanship 15%
Tested by: Xenia

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Resumee

The easy installation of the Tera - Barcode Scanner with Stand with a scan distance of up to 100 m is also recommended for large stores and inventories. A disturbing feature is the pop-up download window during the transfer of codes, which interrupts further scans. For this purpose, the device can store 100,000 codes and is the front-runner in the test in this area. Also, the long battery life is a big advantage. Furthermore, the device has a very good manual and can also be used with Android devices.

Pro

  • Compatible with Android devices
  • Many setting options
  • Additional plastic card with the most important commands
  • Wireless scanning
  • The battery lasts up to 12 days
  • Buffer memory for up to 100,000 codes
  • Good guidance

Cons

  • The handle is not protected against falls
  • Problems with the transfer in Excel online
Barcode scanner with simple instructions, large memory and compatibility with Android devices.

Special features

The Barcode Scanner with Stand from Tera can be used with or without cable. Many programs, a long scan distance and long battery life allow a smooth working with the device.

Appearance

The packaging of the product is appealing, provided with a picture and labelled.

The device is well made and has a modern design. An attached rubber protection layer on the scanner head provides shock resistance, which is missing on the handle, however. The scanner can be used with or without the supplied cable.

Scan Modes

This scanner takes only a few seconds to set up and can be installed with or without cables. Either the scanner is connected to the computer with the cable or a WLAN adapter in the USB port provides the connection to the computer. The device sets itself up immediately and transfers scans to open word processing programs or Excel.

The inventory setting also allows a connection via Bluetooth with a range of 100 m. Furthermore, the device has the possibility to transfer data to Android devices with the help of an OTG adapter if no USB port is available.

Various options can be set on this device, so also the endless scanning without pressing a button, which is an advantage for large inventories. Up to 100.000 codes can be stored and the volume is adjustable. Furthermore, the device enables various output options and recognizes double scanned barcodes. The settings made remain stored even after the device is switched off.

During the test, it was noticed disadvantageously that the transfer of the scans into an Excel online document opens a download window that interrupts a further scanning until the window is closed again.

Please note

According to the manufacturer, the battery life is seven to twelve days.

The operating instructions are simple and easy to understand, so that programming the device also works for beginners. Tones and LED display are also explained in detail. Error messages can be corrected by means of the detailed FAQ. The most important commands are summarized on a card.

We have evaluated 10 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 90 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 90% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following products received positive comments:

  • Cable use or via wireless
  • Works OS (operating system) independent, Windows/Mac/linux

The following products received negative comments:

  • The stand is light and often falls down
Manufacturer Tera
EAN 0706836143644
Supported barcodes UPC/EAN Code128 Code39 Code 39Full ASCII Coda bar industrial/Interleaved 2 of 5 Code93 MSI Code11 ISBN ISSN GS1 Databar Code32 and more
Not supported barcodes Code39 Extended (special characters were not recorded), EAN-5, EAN-2, Codabar (letters are hidden), Code 93 Extended, PZN7 & PZN8 (instead of "PZN" "ß" is displayed) MSI Plessey, PostNet, Royal Mail
Scan type 1D barcode
Connection Bluetooth, cable
Scans per second 300
Buffer memory 100,000 barcodes
Battery life 3 -10 days
Signal sound Yes; volume control in 4 steps
Scan distance <30 cm
Range 100 m
Length of the power cable 155 cm
Supported languages EN, GER, IT, ES, FR, JPN, PT, US, HU, NO, NL
Quality impression Good
Weight 144 g
Manual language GER, EN, FR, IT, ES
Quality of instructions Excellent
Scope of delivery Scanner, USB cable, wireless adapter, plastic card with the most important codes for configuration, operating instructions
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Questions

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2020-02-17
How long does the supplied battery last?
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Depending on the usage about 7-12 days.
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2020-02-17
Can the scanner read QR codes?
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No, it's a 1D scanner.
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2020-02-17
Is there any specific software that needs to be installed to use the code?
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No.
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2020-02-17
I have 2 different models. Both refuse to recognize 2of5 Interleaved. Programming according to the manual is useless. How do I activate the mode correctly?
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If you are using 2of5 interleaved, you can always get faulty scans. The reason is that there is no start/stop bit in this code. If possible, you should use another code. Otherwise, you have to try to scan in a right angle if possible and possibly also make multiple scans.

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