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Datalogic Gryphon I GBT4100 Imager: A Versatile Mobile Handheld Barcode Scanner

Posted February 1, 2010

Datalogic GBT4100Datalogic Scanning is proud to announce the availability of the Gryphon™ GBT4100 Imager, the newest member of the highly acclaimed Gryphon family of Datalogic general purpose handheld scanners. This linear imager brings robust mobility to the retail, healthcare, banking, and light industrial markets.

The Gryphon GBT4100 reader is suitable for many applications and demanding working environments by virtue of its enhanced IP52 environmental rating, drop resistance up to 1.8m/ 5.9 ft, and batch mode retention of up to 1200 scanned bar codes. Both automatic and manual batch modes are available. As in all Gryphon family members, the Datalogic patented ‘Green Spot’ technology is present in this new offering, providing good read feedback, and silent scanning in noisy environments. The available two-position cradle allows for hands-free scanning, as well as ‘Scan-While-Charging’ capabilities, both enhancing scanning experiences within the various retail markets. A performance that excels is supported by the maximum reading resolution, excellent scan speed, and long Li-lon battery. Increased productivity and return on investment are enhanced by the superior radio range of 30m/ 99 ft when connected to a base station, remote host downloads, point-to-point and multi-point seven device configurations and a three year warranty.

Gryphon I GBT4100 – Key Features

  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology providing 30m/99 ft. radio range when hosted through a base station; installation and management flexibility.
  • Enhanced field of view, covers more applications using wider bar codes.
  • Increased productivity and efficiency through reading speeds 325 scan/sec., unmatched in its competitive marketplace.
  • Retention of up to 1200 scanned bar codes when scanned outside of radio range ensured by batch modes both automatic and manual.
  • Scan-while-charging / Hands-free reading capability found in the two-positioned cradle, which also provides the ability to configure the workspace in the most ergonomic way.
  • Robust scanning action in dusty and moist environments through the increased IP52 environmental protection rating protecting system investment.
  • ‘Leash Mode’ audible signal, and the ‘Find Me’ paging button offers investment protection.
  • Ensuring good read feedback with the presence of the unmatched Datalogic Scanning patented ‘Green Spot’ technology.
  • 2 Multi Interface Models- USB, RS-232,Keyboard Wedge and Wand Emulation or IBM 46XX, USB and RS232.
  • Installation and maintenance simplified through the Datalogic Aladdin™ Configuration Software.
  • 2150mA Lithium-lon battery packs allowing for operating autonomy up to 33,000 cycles.
  • Covers any POS applications now and in the future through GS1 DataBar™ reading capability.
  • Solid state linear imaging technology Improves ROI with improved cost of ownership.
  • Long range reading capability – up to 60.0 cm/ 23 in on 100% EAN/UPC (13 mils).
  • Lightweight ergonomic form reduces operator’s fatigue.
  • 3 year warranty.
  • USB Compliance

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Datalogic Gryphon L GD4300: A Feature Rich Handheld Laser Barcode Scanner

Posted February 1, 2010

Datalogic L GD4300Datalogic Scanning is excited to announce the Gryphon™ L GD4300 laser scanner as the latest member to join Datalogic Scanning’s renowned Gryphon family of general purpose handheld scanners. Datalogic Scanning acknowledges the demands by the data capture marketplace call for technological advancements that offer cost effectiveness, high productivity and strong return on investments as the global economy evolves.

The Gryphon L GD4300 reader is a high performance laser scanner that offers a robust ergonomic scanning design, making it a reader of choice for various data capture vertical markets. Datalogic’s Aladdin™ software configuration tool is available at no extra cost, and improves the reader’s installation and maintenance. The return on investment (ROI) is enhanced through remote host downloads, lowering service costs and improving operations and the 5-year factory warranty. The Datalogic patented ‘Green Spot’ Technology not only assures good read feedback, but also improves scanning efficiency in noisy environments by providing soundless scanning. This scanner is USB compliant, and offers two multi-interface models that increase its versatility within the differing markets.

Gryphon L GD4300 Reader – Key Features:

  • Aggressive reading performance of over 100 scans/second
  • Datalogic patented Green Spot Technology for good read feedback
  • GS1 DataBar™ reading capabilities covering present and future POS applications
  • Lightweight and ergonomic design which helps reduce operator fatigue
  • Excellent depth-of-field of over 47.0 cm/19.0 in. (testing done with a 100% UPC, Grade A label)
  • Drop resistance of 1.8 m/5.9 ft.
  • IP52 Environmental rating offering protection for use in dusty and moist environments
  • Multi-interface solutions with the most popular interfaces
  • Datalogic’s Aladdin software configuration included at no additional cost
  • Remote host download capability
  • USB certified kits available
  • 5-year factory warranty

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Socket Mobile Releases 7X and 7XRx 2D Bluetooth Cordless Barcode Scanners

Posted January 27, 2010

The Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ 7X and 7XRx are the smallest, most powerful scanners on the market, rounding off the popular Series 7 product line

Socket Mobile, an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the availability of its newest two-dimensional (2D) barcode scanners–the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7X and an antimicrobial version, the CHS 7XRx.

Features and Benefits:

  • Bluetooth HID Profile support—easy to set-up and use right out of the box with no additional software required
  • Tactile vibration recognition—feel when you have a successful scan, even in high-noise environments
  • Omni-directional barcode scanning – read traditional 1D linear, stacked and 2D matrix symbologies from any angle or direction
  • Standard (CHS 7X) and antimicrobial (CHS 7XRx) versions available
  • Provides data editing features with special barcodes
  • Ruggedized case withstands multiple 5 ft. (1.5 m) drops, and is dust, shock and water resistant
  • CMOS high-density imaging technology
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with 330 ft (100 m) range; decode distance 1.5 to 10.5 inches (3.8 to 27 cm)
  • Operates for 10 hours on a single charge

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Updated 123Scan Utility Makes Configuring and Managing Motorola Scanners Easier Than Ever

Posted December 14, 2009

123Scan2

Compatible with popular office tools, the PC-based Motorola 123Scan² software makes staging and managing scanners easy

Full of industry firsts, the 123Scan² Configuration Utility for Motorola scanners allows quick and efficient deployment of scanners. The patented wizard tool streamlines the set up process, which can then upgrade scanner firmware and stage large number of scanners simultaneously. Businesses can generate a multi-setting bar code for single scan programming and 123Scan² will check online for software updates to keep scanners running at peak performance – a process made simple because 123Scan² preserves and automatically re-loads pre-upgrade settings upon completion of the firmware upgrade.

Another first is a new utility that automatically detects and establishes a two-way communication with scanners to track and maintain assets and data. This feature combines with powerful reporting applications that provide confirmation that scanners were staged properly and are ready for use, as well as parameter and inventory reports which provide documentation of all provisioning activities – including updates of firmware, configuration settings and more. All of these capabilities are compatible with PC-based systems. Users can generate and email configuration files plus save bar code configuration sheets as Microsoft Word documents for easy re-branding, and can archive asset tracking information directly to Microsoft Access.

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A slice of Auto ID corrects Wholesale Grocer’s Inventory challenge

Posted December 7, 2009

Datalogic Gryphon Bluetooth

The Challenge
Heiderbeck was using an outdated data collection system to track and update thousands of products in its inventory. Heiderbeck specifically used a manual recording system, in which warehouse employees would print out inventory lists, make hand-written adjustments and then give the lists to other employees for updating purposes.

Without a modern automatic identification system, Heiderbeck was vulnerable to errors and data inaccuracies. After the merger between the two companies Heider and Beck, Heiderbeck decided it was time to invest in an efficient inventory tracking solution. They found the answer in an automatic identification system, which utilizes bar code scanners and customized software for product tracking.

The Solution
By choosing an automatic identification system, Heiderbeck would be equipped to facilitate a real-time inventory record, be able to write off spoiled and damaged goods and create more operational efficiencies. Automatic identification also produces a very low error rate and ensures data is available at all times, which is especially important in monitoring and updating ‘date sensitive’ product inventories.

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DMG Selects Datalogic Scanning’s PowerScan® PM8300 Scanners to Equip its New Warehouse

Posted November 17, 2009

PowerScan PM8300DMG (De Mandemakers Groep) recently opened a new warehouse in Haven Zeven (Waalwijk, the Netherlands). the new facility is 43.000 m2 wide with a 15.000 m2 office area.

DMG has several activities. Among them, DMG purchases, stores and sends kitchen furniture, cabinets, appliances and parts for well-known European home stores. Mandemakers Keukens, Brugman Keukens & Badkamers, Keukenconcurrent, Wooning Keuken & Badkamers, Montel, sanders Meubelstad and Piet Klerkx are all known examples of DMG’s customers database.

The Challenge
The new warehouse contains a lot of kitchen equipment and parts! To optimize logistics operations, the warehouse has 50 loading docks.

DMG contacted a Datalogic scanning Quality Partner to study their equipment needs. DMG needed to track and trace incoming and outgoing goods, and improve stock management, using bar code readers in the new warehouse.

When Mr. Peter van Leijden and Mr. van der Snoek’s of DMG requested help, they realized a complete audit of all processes would be required to understand and identify DMG’s real needs and provide them with the right bar code scanning solution.

When goods are received in the warehouse, they are temporarily stocked and then delivered to the customer according to each order.

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Price Check on the Bridge: Barcode Scanners Hidden in the new Star Trek

Posted November 12, 2009

Barcode scanners from BarcodesInc feature prominently in the USS Enterprise bridge in the latest Star Trek movie

If you pick up a copy of Star Trek on DVD next Tuesday be sure to hit pause a few times during scenes set in the bridge. Chances are, you will see one of 8 barcode scanners purchased by Paramount Pictures from BarcodesInc in the background.

Star Trek barcode scanners

If you don’t have the DVD, you can also find the scanners in many of the trailers and tv spots . The official Star Trek website contains a nice panorama of the Enterprise bridge where you can see all of the barcode scanners.

Here’s what you’re looking for:

Symbol M2004 Cyclone barcode scanner
Symbol M2004 Cyclone

Location:
Front and center of the bridge, above the controls, immediately below the viewscreen. These definitely get the most screen time.

Metrologic MS5440 Voyager barcode scanner
Metrologic MS9540 Voyager

Location:
2 on each table to the left and right of the captain’s chair.

Metrologic ORBIT MS 7120 barcode scanner
Metrologic ORBIT MS 7120

Location:
2 at the corners of each table immediately to the left and right of the view screen.

Whether you need barcode scanners for the point of sale, inventory management, asset tracking, or to adorn the set of your 23rd century science-fiction action blockbuster, be sure to contact BarcodesInc!

More barcode scanner shots from Star Trek


A nice shot that includes each type of scanner


The scanners might be upstaging Kirk here


Good view of the Metrologic ORBIT MS 7120 face (far right)

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Intermec SD61 Multiport Wireless Base Station is a Plug-and-Play Solution for Bluetooth Scanners

Posted October 6, 2009

Intermec SD61Intermec today announced the launch of the SD61, a multiport wireless base station that provides a secure connection (ISCP protocol) between multiple Intermec industrial scanners – including the SF51 and SR61B, and the host device. The SD61 allows up to seven Intermec Bluetooth-equipped scanners to operate in the same work area, connected wirelessly to the same mobile cart solution, PC or Intermec printer. By reducing the number of hosts, the SD61 delivers a quick ROI and a less cluttered work environment.

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Free Software Update for Honeywell 3800g Barcode Scanner Improves Damaged Barcode Reading

Posted October 5, 2009

New, improved firmware for the Honeywell 3800g and 3800gHD linear imagers is now available.

The firmware has all the same functionality as previous firmware and delivers additional benefits including improved ability to scan poor quality bar codes.

The prevalence of poor quality bar codes initiated the need for Honeywell to enhance the 3800g decoder by improving performance on poor quality without increasing the incidences of misreads and compromising the integrity of encoded data. Tests performed with the improved decoder show the 3800g is one of the top performers of reads vs no-reads, with virtually no misreads, thereby ensuring the reliability of the bar code symbol data.

Upgrades for scanners manufactured prior to October 5, 2009 can be downloaded for free from the Honeywell Scanning & Mobility website.


Mac OS X Barcode Scanners

Posted September 28, 2009

Apple Max OS X barcode scanners

Many of our customers think they need to get a special barcode scanner to use with their Macintosh computer. This may have been true many years ago when USB was not prevalent and Apple computers used ADB connector for their keyboards.

Today, virtually every USB barcode scanner on the market is automatically recognized by Mac OS X thanks to the Apple Generic Keyboard driver that is built into the Operating System. Therefore, all you have to do is plug the barcode scanner in to your USB port and scan your barcodes. They will be entered into any application as if you typed the corresponding keystrokes on a keyboard.

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