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Remote Desktop and Bar Code Scanner

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I am using a sql server based database that has barcodes for inventory. I am looking for a hand held scanner with remote desktop connection that can be used when doing inventory.  I would like to remote into my desktop, get into my software and into the inventory adjustments so I can do everything at the time of counting rather then write it all down and having to update when returning to the office.  Any suggestions on scanners to use?
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I don't know of any scanners that would connect via remote desktop, but you can get a number of wireless scanners that will update as you go along. They would just attach to the PC within the application just like any other (wired) scanner. You can also get models that will collect the barcode data and upload it when you reconnect them to the PC.

If you are too far from the office to use a wireless scanner, you may have to go for a small laptop or netbook, or some of the smartphone apps these days let you also connect to a remote session. It will depend on the software and OS you are using as well. For instance some applications may let you run a client on a remote laptop, to which you could attach the scanner. I have set clients up with an accounting package that ran a standalone stock module on their netbooks. They did not use scanners in their application, but updated stock numbers on the netbook as they did their stocktake.
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