Wireless barcode scanners are able to transfer data using wireless communication methods such as Bluetooth technology enabling them to send the barcode data from the scanner to the computer wirelessly. Not using a cable to connect the scanner will reduce the clutter while providing the same features as other scanners. Most of these cordless scanners are accompanied by a base station, which can be attached to a computer or a mobile device using a USB or serial cable to bulk transmit data. Bluetooth scanners’ scanning range can be up to even 21.4 meters, and they have the ability to be programmed to store data when used far from the base station and to transmit this data to the relevant device when the barcode scanner is within range. Wireless scanners are also highly recommended for scanning heavy and bulky items that are difficult to place on the counter. These scanners are ideal for retail, warehouse, logistics, manufacturing and healthcare applications and can be connected to an iPad, iPhone, Android device or Tablet PC.