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Wasp WWS450 2D Barcode Scanner Review


The Wasp WWS450 is a 2D barcode scanner offering both 1D and 2D scanning capabilities with the freedom of a wireless connection for ease of use. Compatible with iOS, iPhone and Android devices, the Wasp WWS450 can transmit decoded data to smartphones, tablets, laptops and computers, and a batch memory mode facilitates continuous use without the loss of data outside of wireless range. Review of Wasp WWS450 Barcode Scanner
With good general durability, the Wasp WWS450 can be used in a variety of settings, including those which are scan-intensive. It comes with a wall-mountable or desktop communications base which can support up to seven scanners wirelessly, so it’s perfect for team use and streamlining data collection from multiple devices. It’s backed by a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Applications and Typical Uses
Designed for use in scan-intensive, high-volume environments, this fast and efficient handheld scanner is durable enough to withstand daily intensive use and drops from up to 4 feet on concrete. It’s useful for applications such as warehousing and inventory management, shipping and receiving, healthcare, government, education, retail, point-of-sale and similar environments where scanning is an everyday, throughout-the-day occurrence.
The Wasp WWS450 can withstand repeated drops to concrete from a height of up to four feet, so it can be used in applications such as warehousing where employees are working on concrete floors and scanning from ladders and equipment. It’s not designed for use in highly caustic environments or severe weather, such as rain or sleet, but it is rugged enough to withstand everyday wear and tear in healthcare and light industrial settings.
It offers a two-year warranty against material defects. An optional WaspProtect warranty available is an extended service plan to upgrade for coverage for things like accidental breakage.
Additional Features and Functionality
The Wasp WWS450 offers a number of features that make it a highly functional, efficient option for handheld scanning in a variety of environments. It’s extremely fast, with an image reader capable of capturing 100 scans per minute, and it can store up to 256 scans in buffer memory even if it’s outside its typical 30-foot or 160-foot range, depending on whether it’s connected to a mobile device or its communication base.
Designed for heavy use, the Wasp WWS450 weighs just 6.5 ounces and has an ergonomic design, so it won’t cause strain and discomfort with extended use. Wasp WWS450 2D Handheld Barcode Scanner Base
Key Features:

  • Wireless connectivity
  • Network up to 7 scanners with a single base
  • 16-hour average battery life per full charge
  • Read 1D barcodes up to 20”
  • Read 2D barcodes up to 12” away
  • Android and iOS compatible
  • High-speed, low-power consumption reduces re-scanning

Scanning Capabilities
With the ability to transmit data to its desktop- or wall-mounted communication base from up to 160 feet away, or to a smartphone (iOS, Android) in the field from a distance of up to 30 feet, the Wasp WWS450 enables the real-time data collection that many companies demand today. Even outside of wireless range, the Wasp WWS450 offers batch capabilities for storing up to 256 scanned codes at a time.
The Wasp WWS450 can read 1D barcodes from a distance of up to 20 feet and 2D barcodes from a distance of 12 feet, as well as barcodes generated by smartphones or tablets. It has a digital imager capable of capturing 100 scans per minute for rapid scanning. At a rate of one scan every five seconds, the Wasp WWS450 lasts about 16 hours on a single charge.
1D Scanning Capabilities: Codabar, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, GS1 DataBar (RSS), Industrial 2 of 5, Interleave 2 of 5, ISBT-128, Italian, Matrix 2 of 5, MSI, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, GS1-128 (EAN-128)
2D Scanning Capabilities: PDF417, MicroPDF417, Composite, RSS, TLC-39, Datamatrix, QR code, Micro QR code, Aztec, MaxiCode
Postal Code Reading Capabilities:US PostNet, US Planet, UK Postal, Australian Postal, Japan Postal, Dutch Postal (KIX)
Software Compatibility
The Wasp WWS450 is compatible with PCs, as well as mobile devices and tablets with an iOS or Android operating system. For PC connectivity, the Wasp WWS450 requires a 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 2000 or newer, or Windows Server 2003 or newer. From a distance of 30 feet from a mobile device or 160 feet from a PC, the Wasp WWS450 instantly adds scanned data to spreadsheets, documents or databases on connected devices.
Cost: *Est. $695
See more here: http://www.waspbarcode.com/barcode-scanners/wws450-2d-barcode-scanner
Images via WaspBarcode.com

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