EconoWand is a low cost handheld wand that enables quick contact scanning of virtually any length. This handheld wand is comfortable to hold and use. The scanner decodes all popular bar code symbologies and outputs the data in user programmable formats, including postamble, preamble, and code ID's. A beep tone indicates successful bar code reads. There are no moving parts, and the EconoWand comes in rugged stainless steel housing.