iOS-Powered Barcode
Scanning System

Griffin brings the ease, dependability and security of iOS to healthcare with Beam, the all-in-one scanner/battery/case. In a single, ergonomic unit, Beam harnesses the power of iOS in a rugged, dependable platform that will streamline your clinical workflow.

Beam scanning a curved medicine bottle


Supporting more than a dozen of the most widely used barcode systems, Beam scans barcodes, even on many challenging curved or reflective surfaces. Its ergonomic design is easy to grasp and use shift after shift, and can be operated whether you’re wearing gloves or not.

Beam supports all major 1D and 2D barcoding systems, including UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8/JAN 8, EAN-13/JAN 13, Bookland EAN, Code 128, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128), ISBT 128, Code 39, Codabar, GS1 DataBar, PDF417, MicroPDF417, Data Matrix, QR Code, MicroQR, Aztec and many more.

Beam is designed to work with your EHR and VOIP applications. And the available SDK allows Beam to be easily integrated with proprietary systems too.

Beam being cleaned with cloth


Beam’s impact-resistant polycarbonate shell is designed to protect the iPhone from 4-foot drops onto the floor. Combined with an IP54 design for dust and water resistance, and an integrated Touch-ID-compatible screen protector, Beam’s smooth exterior is cleanable with industry-standard hospital grade cleaners and disinfectants.

Beam charging in the dock with additional batteries


Beam is self-powered and rechargeable. Additional externally swappable batteries (2200 mAh) provide power to Beam's barcode scanner and provide additional battery life for the iPhone. Batteries and Beam units both recharge in approximately three hours in Beam's custom-built charging dock. Each dock can recharge three Beam units and three battery packs.

Beam camera and buttons
  • Rear camera for clinical image capture or soft scanning
  • Large, easily located scan buttons on both sides of the device
  • External rechargeable battery for exchange without interrupting device use
  • Rear charging contacts for
    drop-in charging
Beam's removable battery
Beam's slim profile
  • LED for alerts and notifications 1D/2D barcode scanner
  • Low-profile case design protects without sacrificing iPhone's hand feel and usability
  • Microphone and speaker access
    for phone use
  • Built-in Touch ID-compatible screen shield protects Multi-Touch display from splashes
Beam is Touch ID-compatible

Tested for durability

The Griffin Quality Assurance team imparts several layers of inspection from the production line, outgoing Quality Control, and incoming device verification. These visual and physical checks are intended to keep quality high, mitigate device failure in the field and eliminate returns.

The QA specifications used by Griffin are a combination of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as well as various in-house programs that fall outside these organizations.

This triangulation of information and standards gives us the benefit of working with established methods while developing standards that can extend to products that don’t fall under pre-existing guidelines.


Beam's dimensions

At a Glance

  • Device Compatibility
    • iPhone 6s
  • Beam Dimensions
    • Width: 2.95 in (75mm)
    • Thickness: 1.1 in (28 mm)
    • Height: 6.77 in (172 mm)
    • Weight: 10.6 oz (299 g) including iPhone 6s & battery
  • Development Platform
    • Open SDK
  • Operating System
    • iOS 8 (and higher)
  • Operating System
    • Supports all major 1D and 2D barcoding systems. This includes: UPC-A, UPC-e, EAN-8/JAN 8, EAN-13/JAN 13, Bookland EAN, Code 128, GS1-128 (UCC/EAN-128), ISBT 128, Code 39, Codabar, GS1, DataBar, PDF417, MicroPDF417, Data Matrix, QR Code, MicroQr, Aztec and many more.
  • Device Cleaning/Care
    • Cleanable with hospital grade cleaners and disinfectants.
  • Materials
    • Thermoplastic (TP) absorbs shock & impact-resistant polycarbonate shell protects your device from drops.
support & warranty
  • Warranty

    Beam and all Beam accessories will carry Griffin’s 1-year manufacurers warranty. For complete warranty information, go to our warranty page:
  • Technical Support

    General technical support for Beam, battery packs and Charge Dock is available via phone, email and live chat at
  • sdk and software integration support

    An open SDK, development hardware, and source code samples will be available to Beam developer partners. For developer support contact
  • replacement parts & accessories

    For replacement parts, contact our customer support line. Additional devices and accessories are available through Griffin customer support or through our distribution partners.


Beam is ready to integrate with your existing EMR infrastructure.
Contact us to learn more about how Beam can streamline your workflow.

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