Datalogic Magellan 8500Xt bring increased speed, security and scale integrity to the point of sale

Posted July 31, 2009

Datalogic Magellan 8500xt

Datalogic Scanning recognizes the ongoing challenges facing our customers in today’s financial climate. Now more than ever, throughput speed and accuracy at the point-of-sale are vital issues. The Magellan 8500Xt high performance POS bi-optic scanner adds several new features to the well established Magellan 8500 scanner, the worldwide leader in the bi-optic scanner/scale marketplace. These innovative new enhancements include: a new, state-of-the-art microprocessor that enables higher POS throughput with its ability to decode hard-to read bar code labels.

This new technology is brought to you by the same company (then known as Spectra-Physics) that manufactured the world’s first supermarket scanner installed 35 years ago at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio. The Magellan 8500Xt is the first in the Magellan scanner line to incorporate the new Magellan Scale Technology which provides the fastest scale settling time in the industry. The Magellan Scale Technology is coupled with the patented All-Weighs Scale Platter to significantly reduce produce shrinkage.

Also newly offered on the Magellan 8500Xt scanner is a new dual-range scale option which enables more precise weighing of small, high value items. This new scale technology is supported by Sextante GZPS gravity zone positioning software, the world’s first web based application to select the correct gravity zones for pre-verified scales.

Finally, the Magellan 8500Xt scanner offers enhanced user label editing capabilities; and optional pre-installed integrated Sensormatic or Checkpoint EAS antenna options. Datalogic now also offers the new PreScan Queue-Busting software option and a smaller under-counter footprint that aids in the ease of installation by using existing competitive scanner checkstand cutouts.

Magellan 8500Xt scanner – Progression of Excellence

“Datalogic Scanning recognizes that the needs of our customers and partners, as well as the technologies of today and tomorrow, continue to evolve within the retail scanning marketplace. We are proud of our global leadership role in fixed position POS scanners and continue to meet and surpass industry expectations,” states

Matt Schler, General Manager, Fixed Retail for Datalogic Scanning. “Datalogic Scanning achieves this goal in the Magellan 8500Xt scanner by combining these new innovations with the renowned Magellan scanner reliability and six-sided 360° SurroundScan 3D Scanning with the new key offerings of the Magellan 8500Xt scanner. “

Magellan Products – Scanning with Confidence

The Magellan brand of high performance scanners and scanner/scales are world renown for their high performance, extreme reliability and distinct value. The Magellan family of products answers the needs of the various stationary POS market segments. The Magellan 2200 and 2300 single plane scanners, Magellan 1000i and 1400i linear imager presentation scanners and the Magellan 8300 and 8400 five-sided bi-optic scanners join the Magellan 8500Xt scanner to complete the Magellan family of scanning products.

Magellan 8500Xt Scanner Delivers Highest Performance POS Bar Code Scanner Available

  • Increased POS throughput on hard to read labels such as GS1 DataBar coded items and coupons made possible by an upgraded microprocessor.
  • New Magellan Scale Technology offers the fastest scale settling time in the industry at 495ms, in conjunction with the patented All-Weighs Scale System.
  • Sextante GZPS, the world’s first web based application that offers ease of locating and selecting the correct gravity zones for pre-verified scales for EC scale customers.
  • SurroundScan technology offering 360° of six-sided scanning aids to increase POS throughput, as well as cashier comfort and ergonomics.
  • Smaller below counter footprint allows for easy replacement of competitive scanners eliminating costly check stand modifications.
  • With a pre-installed Checkpoint or Sensormatic integrated EAS software, a significant reduction in sweethearting can be realized.
  • Optional PreScan Queue-Busting application software mated with the Datalogic PowerScan, handheld scanners allows the cashiers to scan customers’ items while waiting in line resulting in increased frontend productivity.
  • Enhanced user label editing allows the end user to modify the transmission of the label data, such as GS1 DataBar Expanded code, to fit applications by parsing the data prior to transmission to the POS.
  • ‘Finger Friendly’ lift handles provides easier installation and removal of the scanner from the checkstand, reducing installation time.

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