CCD (Charge Coupled Device) Scanner
CCD Scanners use an imaging CCD to take a picture of barcodes which are then decoded into a sequence of characters. These scanners have a very fast scan speed, but a low scan range. CCD Scanners can be very durable since they do not have any moving parts, but they would not be able to read barcodes wider than the imaging element. Their low cost and speed make CCD Scanners suitable for point of sale applications, however their short read range makes them a poor choice for warehouse or industrial applications.