Keep Lanes Moving With Motorola’s MP6000

Posted January 9, 2013

Motorola is bringing retail checkout scanning into the mobile age with its MP6000 multi-plane scanner/scale, an imaging-based bioptic solution developed to help customers quickly checkout at retail stores.

The MP6000 can scan traditional paper-based bar codes as well as mobile coupons and bar codes delivered on the screen of a mobile device. It offers a flexible design that can grow with a retailer’s needs and will include modules such as scale to weigh produce and expansion ports for connection to handheld scanners and electronic article surveillance (EAS) devices while providing expandability for future requirements like RFID.

To help move customers quickly through the checkout process and eliminate the challenge of trying to align the bar code, the MP6000 will provide full six-sided coverage with 100 percent imaging technology designed to offer excellent performance and better read rates than laser or hybrid bioptic scanners on damaged, poorly printed and overwrapped bar codes.

Retailers can choose an optional embedded customer side scanner to engage with current and future consumer smartphone apps. This will enable shoppers to scan both traditional paper-based and mobile loyalty cards, coupons, gift cards or even small impulse buys while the cashier scans other items in the order.

With its modular design and embedded customer side scanner for expanded functionality, the point-of-sale device allows cost-conscious retailers to scan 1D and 2D bar codes and engage with shoppers’ smartphones. “As a pioneer in the bar code scanning industry, the MP6000 imaging-based multi-plane bioptic scanner/scale will help customers quickly move through the check-out process and allow retailers to address all of their bar code scanning POS needs from a single vendor ensuring the seamless integration of devices and one support contract. Motorola offers a complete portfolio of bar code scanners, enterprise mobile computers, data capture devices and wireless infrastructure for use throughout the store and the supply chain to help retailers connect with customers, enable store associates and empower the IT organization to meet business needs without complexity.”

Additionally, because Motorola’s MP6000 utilizes no moving parts, it will yield at least 30 percent less power consumption per lane compared to current laser-based bioptic scanners.

The MP6000 will be publicly displayed for the first time at NRF 2013 booth #921 in New York City on Jan. 14.

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