The scanner that we usually supply is a true
laser scanner, though it looks like a PDA. It is the Aceeca ID::Verify Laser Barcode Scanner, as shown below with a black case. They come with 16 MB of RAM and
4 MB of Flash, with a CompactFlash memory 128 MB expansion card installed.
You are right in thinking that
it could be a PDA because, in fact, it has all of the physical and
software features of a Palm handheld PDA. But in addition, it has
a true laser scanner at the top, activated by the center button.
We prefer this model because it is easy to carry and use, has lots
of memory, and is inexpensive and rugged.