is it possible for me to have a red laser bar code reader embedded into my website?

is it possible to have code written into my website that would emit a red laser bar code reader? Thanks.
robert cohanAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
If you mean like the ones at grocery stores, the answer is no.  That is a large piece of hardware with software that compensates for the angles of the objects scanned.  None of my 30 monitors will emit a beam to scan anything.  And they don't have a receiver to get the reflection either.
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
Technically a bar code reader is nothing more than an image capture (nowadays . . . this is how your phone processes them).

You could hook up to a local webcam scan the picture and do the image processing, but a lot of intensive work.
Make a Photo of your Laser reader, and then embed that Photo into your website.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
A "bar code" or a "bar code reader?"

If the former, you can use a QR Code.  If the latter, I don't understand the objective because you can't really embed hardware in a web site -- that's sort of like saying "can I embed a chain saw in my web site." :-)

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Andy SCommented:
If i read correctly you want to read input from the users by somehow scanning something through their monitor via your website? ..not possible. As mentioned, like embedding a chainsaw into your website :)
I don't see any problem in posting a picture or video of the chainsaw on the website. You could even make it sound like a saw. But it would be rather difficult to have it cut through something, like the monitor that displays your site on a visitor's location...
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