Our Technology Advantage

Our next generation technology solution is designed and specifically built for retailers, enabling unparalleled performance and ease during a stock take.

DART Hardware and Software Features Include:

  • Enterprise-grade features combined with customer-grade ease of use, implementation and satisfaction
  • Android operating system
  • Dual core processor
  • Advanced Motorola omnidirectional scan pattern designed for accuracy and quality data capture
  • User friendly, high-resolution multi-touch screen

Datascan partners with companies who produce cutting-edge products and services ensuring our self-scan solution is suitable for your stock take needs.

Datascan's handheld scanner

It All Starts With a Handheld Stock Take Scanner

We have designed our Self-Scan solution to have minimum impact on our client’s IT infrastructure, requiring very little set-up and network configuration. In order to maintain high availability and ensure optimum stock take efficiency, Datascan employs redundant server pools with automated failover and backup. Also, our scanners are able to communicate with our servers via wireless or wired network using a TCP connection. Adaptable technology results in a stock take process that is simpler for our clients.

Datascan offers three connection options:

Customer WIFI Network

Using a wireless network that already exist in the store is generally the most reliable communication option. Our applications use very little bandwidth and require minimal support from the client IT department to get setup and working.

Customer Wired Network

Datascan can provide access points that plug into existing wired networks inside of the store so the scanning devices can communicate using wireless, which leads to a seamless counting process for the stores.


Datascan has several cellular LTE options using various domestic and international carriers. With this option, Datascan provides a complete communication package for the scanners which simply requires the users to power on the cellular device and start counting.

Independent LTE Network Connection

Datascan can send LTE communication equipment directly to stores for their physical inventory counts. Sufficient devices can be provided to enable store wide coverage and can be configured to use the best carrier service available in the area.


Datascan Scanner

Ergonomically Designed

  • Designed for use by a wide range of hand sizes
  • Two scan buttons for different holding techniques
  • Fits naturally in hand while scanning
  • Improved productivity during longer counts

DART Inventory Application

  • Industry leading counting application
  • Installed on Datascan devices or supported client devices
  • Designed for ease-of-use and high productivity

Custom Android OS

  • Datascan Custom OS with Improved Security
  • Restricted Android Access and Functionality
  • Ease of use adjustments for superior customer experience
  • Power savings results in 20+ hours of counting

WIFI Connectivity

  • Dual-band 2.4GHz / 5GHz 802.11b/g/n
  • Supported Security Protocols: Open, WPA2-PSK, 802.1x, PEAP, EAP-TLS, and others
  • Automated Control of WIFI Sub-System for Easy Connectivity

Inventory Data is Encrypted

All inventory data sent from the scanner is uploaded using a secure HTTPS connection. Data is also sent in a granular format so that only small batches are sent at a time. The endpoint server also requires authentication to connect.

SSID Information security

All SSID passphrases are stored encrypted on the scanning device. Encryption uses the AES-256 cipher approved by the US government and used as an industry security standard. Key exchange uses RSA-2048.

Want to learn how our adaptable solution can streamline your next count?