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Datalogic’s New QuickScan QBT2400 and QM2400 Entry Level Cordless 2D Area Imagers

Posted August 20, 2014

_img_gal_1208_600Datalogic is proud to announce the availability of the QuickScan QBT2400 and QM2400 cordless imagers the latest additions to the popular QuickScan 2D imager line of general purpose handheld scanners.

The popularity of 2D bar codes has spread across all market segments of the data capture industry. As a result, imaging technology usage is steadily growing and is projected to continue this upward trend. Datalogic’s QuickScan imager family offers more affordable pricing and high performance scanning through the use of area imaging technology. These imagers offer high speed and accuracy while reading 1D codes, various 2D codes and stacked codes such as the PDF417 code. Wireless mobility helps the operator roam at the point-of-sale (POS). Uses include shelf replenishment, inventory, price checking, the reading of mobile phone displays and loyalty cards. The presence of the patented Datalogic ‘Green Spot’ technology ensures good-read feedback in any environment.

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Introducing the Auto-Switching Flexible Stand for the Datalogic QD2400 Series

Posted August 6, 2014

Datalogic has recently announced the release of a new stand for the QuickScan QD2400 2D handheld area imager.

This new stand combines the flexible neck of the basic stand (part number STD-QD24) with the automatic switching capability between handheld and hands-free/presentation of the auto-sense stand (part number STD-AUTOQD24). The new auto-flex stand provides an additional and versatile solution for auto-switching between handheld and hands-free scanning.

A new kit (part number QD2430-BKK10X-C540) has been created which includes the QD2430-BK, a USB cable, and the new auto-flex switching stand.

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Motorola’s New CS4070-HC Pocket-Sized Barcode Scanner for Healthcare

Posted July 29, 2014

cs4070-hcPocket-sized barcode scanner designed for healthcare helps improve patient safety and the patient experience.

Motorola’s new disinfectant-ready Symbol CS4070-HC wireless handheld Bluetooth scanner provides nurses and lab technicians with the ability to scan both 1D and 2D barcodes at the patient bedside to help prevent errors in medication administration and specimen collection. Healthcare workers can improve the patient experience by easily adjusting the pocket-sized scanner to “night” mode to avoid disturbing resting patients.


End of Life for the Datalogic QuickScan Mobile Scanners

Posted July 28, 2014

Datalogic QuickScan I: QM2100 ScannerDatalogic has announced that their popular QuickScan Mobile line of cordless scanners will be coming to end as component availability has allowed  a very limited production rum of these units. Current QuickScan  Mobile customers are invited to place their last purchase orders as soon as possible. Availability of the last run of devices will vary on overall purchase volume.

Unfortunately, Datalogic regrets to announce that all key components needed to produce QuickScan Mobile products have been exhausted before the expected ‘last purchase’ date. As a consequence of this situation, Datalogic will not be able to produce anymore QuickScan Mobile units; therefore, orders can no longer be accepted for the QuickScan Mobile readers.

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How 2D Barcode Scanning Can Benefit your Business

Posted July 24, 2014

DS6878SR_PhoneCoupon_002Scanning Basics: From Laser to Imager

Whether you’re aware of it or not, barcodes are one of the most influential technologies of the 20th century. The simple black and white bars you find on every product have helped usher in a level of efficiency that has allowed for large scale tracking around the globe. Many businesses would not be possible to run without the humble barcode. Keeping track of anything accurately is almost unimaginable without barcodes.

Historically, laser-based scanners were used to read barcodes. These laser scanners are still found in many applications today. While there have been advances in the speed and accuracy of laser scanners, the technology is still essentially the same it was when it was first developed in the ‘70s.

Today however, there are two technologies used in readers for barcode scanning: lasers and imagers. Imagers offer several improvements over the traditional laser while also providing important new capabilities, such as being able to read 2D barcodes. Imagers may have been used only in special cases in the past, but today, the advantages they provide over lasers can help improve almost any scanning application.

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Socket’s QX Stand Enhances Hands-Free Coupon Processing for Mobile POS and Hospitality Solutions

Posted July 15, 2014

qxstandSocket has announced a hands‐free barcode scanning solution for processing mobile coupons. The Socket Mobile QX Stand will enable customers to securely scan electronic coupons by passing them under a Socket Mobile barcode scanner in auto detection mode without relinquishing control of their electronic devices.

Socket Mobile maintains a leadership position in the Cordless Hand Scanning market by listening to our customer’s needs. Driven by the significant increase in the number of mobile coupon users, our mPOS (mobile point of sale) customers requested a hands‐free scanning mode for an otherwise mobile requirement.

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Ensure Patient Safety with Datalogic’s GD4400-HC and GM4400-HC

Posted July 14, 2014

Datalogic Gryphon I GM4400-HC 2D ScannerDatalogic brings a new and innovative scanner to take a step in improving sanitation hospital wide. With their new Gryphon GD4400-HC and GM4400-HC anti-microbial barcode scanners, the spread of disease, like the devastating MRSA, which claimed 5,500 lives, becomes more preventable.

The Gryphon GD4400-HC 2D and the Gryphon GM4400-HC 2D readers can scan nearly all 1D and 2D barcodes and can even read barcodes off of troublesome LCD monitors, smartphones, and other mobile devices. In addition, they have improved motion tolerance from their previous models, which increases accuracy and gives them the ability to capture images like signatures, IDs, or prescriptions. Both Gryphon readers got rid of the “flicker effect” known to be found in many competing scanners, which encourages all-day usage. The scanners also include a visible 4-Dot aimer feature which clearly indicates the reading area.

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Comparing Mobile Computers and Cordless Barcode Scanners

Posted June 27, 2014

With a variety of terminology out there these days it can be confusing and difficult to find exactly what kind of scanning device you need.  One of the more common terms to get mixed up is the difference between cordless scanners and mobile computers.

Outside the physical shape and size differences, there are a couple key functional use differences between them:

  • A cordless barcode scanner only scans a barcode and either transmits to a computer in real-time or stores the code into memory for a bulk upload at a later time.
  • Cordless barcode scanners only captures the data and cannot process or manage it.
  • A mobile computer combines a computer and a barcode scanner into one device with an operating systems (OS) to run apps and process the data beyond just storing it.
  • With a mobile computer you can edit and share information on the spot using Wi-Fi or Cellular networks. You can also get feedback  or look-up information through a variety of apps based off of the scanned information.

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40 Year Anniversary of the First Barcode Scan

Posted June 26, 2014

Juicy Fruit gumToday marks the 40 year anniversary of the first scan of a GS1 barcode in a retail environment – which all started with a pack of Wrigley Juicy Fruit gum at a Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio on June 26, 1974!

No one could have ever expected how a simple technology like the barcode would go on to shape and mold the retail landscape. The familiar beep of the scanner is now heard around the world up to six billion times a day!

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Code Introduces the New CR6000 Industrial DPM Scanner

Posted June 12, 2014

Code Code Reader 6000 (CR6000) ScannerCode has announced the release of the Code Reader 6000 (CR6000), an industrial grade direct part mark (DPM) reader that enhances data collection with the latest advancements in barcode reading.

The CR6000 employs Code’s latest imaging technology to achieve consistent first pass read rates of dot peen and laser-etched barcodes, regardless of surface type. Combining advanced illumination control and patented anti-glare technology with a propriety decoding platform, the CR6000 excels in reading low-contrast, hard-to-read barcodes, even those that are damaged by every day wear and tear.

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