Reliable Data Collection is enabled as the built-in decoder can read the majority of 1D barcodes and its driverless operation makes it compatible with both Windows and MAC operating systems. The scanner is made of antimicrobial substances to keep away germs and viruses. The scanner's spill resistant design helps to keep fluids from staying inside which would otherwise cause damage to the scanner. The CCD sensor is able to scan barcodes up to 20 inches scan depth. With the scanner's CCD engine and durable silicone plastic, the scanner is less likely to sustain damage due to accidental drops.