We are moving away from barcode scanners as a method of authentication for our electronic database resources. Some of our service desk areas used a barcode scanner to input the user's identification. Because a new system, which will use LDAP, will access the user information I am researching alternate input methods. Is there a (preferably handheld) device that can read and fill a computer text field with alpanumeric data, and if so can anyone positively recommend such a device? I would guess that device would need some kind of OCR capability and a way to link it to the computer as a keyboard wedge. Thanks.