What comes to your mind when you hear the word counter? A device used for keeping a count of people or objects in any kind of environment. Counters are used for a variety of different purposes and uses. Its applications are varied in multiple sectors ranging from industrial business, scientific research, behavioral counting, people counting, traffic analyzers etc. Every counter is unique in its own way as it has been designed to do a specific task. For example, a counter used for industrial or scientific purposes to keep a count of weights cannot be used for retail or people counting. Tally counter is usually made of sturdy metal or steel with a chrome case cover having four slots which shows different readings according to the input and settings. Counter tally are reliable, portable, cheap and long lasting. Some of them have convenient and adjustable thumb actuated design which fits easily in your palm and has an easy reading.
Tally counter is available in different shapes and designs but it will never be heavy and it is the best device that can be used for counting people or objects in a given setting. People whose profession includes counting items or human beings find hand held tally counters very useful and convenient. In a museum one can find out the total number of people who entered the venue which can be used for statistical analysis while carrying or the other research work. Also people who work out can keep a tab on their exercise regime by using tally counters, especially swimmers who can set their lap timings on counters. Apart from this then there are retail counters which are used for displaying items in an organized manner in a retail shop. They are available in different sizes and types as every business requires different make depending on their needs and space availability.
Retail counters can be made of wood, glass or melamine depending on the individual’s budget and requirement. These counters segregate items in an organized manner making it easier for the customers to locate a particular object of their choice. They can be found in grocery stores, jewelry stores and garment stores. Store counters are relatively small in size as compared to retail counters as they are used as a mode of separation between the customer and the retailer and therefore a small cubicle of the required size is sufficient. Many electronic counters now come embedded with rf tag that is the radio frequency identification system which uses radio frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data from the rf tag to a person or an object in a systematic manner. They are used for identification and tracking purposes where the object is not visibly seen but can be tracked from a certain distance. It can be implanted in anything, be it objects or people thereby leading to a lot of security issues. It is largely used in industries in the manufacturing process where the progress of every stage can be tracked using this technology.