I am project managing the development of a web app that needs to interface with a wireless bar code scanner.

Ideally I do not want to have to have a local host computer on site for the scanners to connect to / use as a gateway. I don't know if they exist but I was hoping to find a scanner that would connect to the internet via wifi and send the number it scanned to a specific API/WebService or that my webapp could poll the device for scanned codes.

To put it more concisely can you recommend a wireless barcode scanner that can directly interface with a web based application?


Connects to wifi directly with no gateway device needed.

Interfaces with a webapp via a exposed web service or API.

Expense is not an issue, device must be supported as it will form part of a critical government system.

Sorry if I have been vague, happy to answer any questions.


  • As barcode is just another form of encoding text usually barcode scanners function like a keyboard and the text is sent to the currently focused window. As such I doubt you are going to find what you need. All those nice barcode scanners like delivery people use usually have some kind of computer (think 10-year old mobile) bult in, so maybe get something like that? Mar 4 '16 at 16:37
  • Possible duplicate of Barcode POS terminal
    – browly
    Sep 26 '17 at 21:52

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