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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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Microscan announces world’s first fully integrated liquid lens barcode imager

Posted September 21, 2009

Microscan QX HawkMicroscan, a global technology leader for precision data acquisition and control solutions, premiers the QX Hawk, the world’s first barcode imager to be fully integrated with liquid lens technology, enabling infinite focus flexibility. The QX Hawk imager easily reads any barcode or 2D symbol, including challenging 2D direct part marks (DPM), within seconds of installation.

With the introduction of the QX Hawk fixed-mount imager, Microscan now has the largest product line available of specialty imagers and verifiers focused on direct part mark reading. The revolutionary QX Hawk is the first high performance imager to have the full flexibility to read any mark at any distance and speed in any environment, and the first to fully integrate liquid lens technology. Advanced imaging technology, including liquid lens autofocus and modular zoom optics, removes the need for automation engineers to research multiple configuration options before deployment.

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Microscan introduces Mobile Hawk Highest Performance Handheld DPM Imager

Posted September 16, 2009

Microscan Mobile HawkMicroscan, a global technology leader for precision data acquisition and control solutions, introduces the new point-and-shoot Mobile Hawk handheld imager which quickly reads any 2D barcode, including direct part marks (DPM). The Mobile Hawk DPM imager expands Microscan’s specialty product line of imagers and verifiers focused on challenging, low contrast direct part mark applications. Direct part marks are typically 2D Data Matrix symbols permanently marked by methods such as dot peen or laser/chemical etch onto substrates including metal, plastic, rubber or glass. These marking methods often result in low contrast visibility of the symbol or inconsistent imprints that can be challenging to decode through traditional imaging technology.

Using advanced technology, the Mobile Hawk combines patent-pending MAXlite machine vision illumination with aggressive X-Mode DPM algorithms. MAXlite leverages NERLITE® experience in machine vision lighting with an integrated, optimized multi-axis lighting solution. These exclusive Microscan lighting and algorithm technologies combine to deliver a truly plug-and-play mobile imager that is easy to use and extremely reliable for low-contrast DPM applications.

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Datalogic Magellan 1100i barcode scanner

Posted September 16, 2009

Datalogic Magellan 1100iThe Datalogic Magellan 1100i barcode scanner is a new, improved version of the Magellan 1000i scanner utilizing the latest in imaging technology to achieve new levels in performance, features and value.

Perfect for convenience store, drug store, specialty store and other medium volume scanning applications, the Magellan 1100i scanner provides unique features including:

  • The patented Green Spot good read indicator
  • llumix™ intelligent illumination technology
  • A true 360° targeted scanning for close proximity bar codes.
  • Faster reading performance on all 1D and 2D barcodes.

Datalogic Scanning Announces the Magellan 1100i Omni-Directional Imaging Bar Code Scanner

Introducing Illumix, a new intelligent illumination technology

Datalogic Scanning, the global leader in point-of-sale bar code scanning, is pleased to announce the latest enhancement to the renowned Magellan family of high performance scanners, the Magellan 1100i bar code reader. This innovative imager demonstrates each of the three primary Magellan brand attributes – high performance, exceptional reliability, and distinct value. The Magellan 1100i imager represents the second generation offering of the world’s first imaging based presentation scanner, the highly successful Magellan™ 1000i imager.

The Magellan 1100i reader is designed with a very compact form factor, the latest solid state electronics and innovative imaging technology that allow it to scan the most challenging bar codes in traditionally harsh retail checkout environments. A major result of this advanced technology is the aggressive data collection of 1D and 2D bar codes and the ability to be used as either a presentation or sweep mode reader. This ability to read almost any bar code and its small footprint, make it a natural fit for scanning applications found in convenience, specialty and drug stores.

Emerging trends in Retail Mobile Commerce require businesses to accept e-coupons, admission tickets and boarding passes being presented on the displays of cell phones or PDA’s. The Magellan 1100i imager introduces Datalogic’s new Illumix™ intelligent illumination technology which enables the ability to read bar codes from backlit displays found in mobile phones, PDA’s, PDT’s etc. This feature not only supports fast paced consumer lifestyles, but also “green” initiatives to go paperless.

For the first time in a Magellan line product, Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology is available when ordering this reader. In small, noisy workspaces it can prove to be difficult to hear the “beep” of a scan. The ‘Green Spot’ technology provides additional visual good read feedback to the user right on the item being read.

“Datalogic Scanning continues to offer value to our customers in products that exceed their data capture needs for today, while anticipating the demands of the marketplace in the future,” states Matt Schler, General Manager, Fixed Retail for Datalogic Scanning. “We are happy to be able to add this new innovative imager to our world leading Magellan line of high performance retail scanners.”

More information on Datalogic’s page

Motorola introduces MK4000 Micro Kiosk barcode scanner

Posted September 15, 2009

Motorola MK4000The Motorola MK4000 micro kiosk equips enterprise organizations with a variety of interactive self-service features for customer- and employee-facing applications to help redefine the shopping experience.

MK4000 Micro Kiosk Redefines Customer Service

The new MK4000 is a multi-functional micro kiosk that enables enterprises to put the power of self-service in the hands of the customer. Delivering an interactive customer experience, the MK4000 is well-suited for businesses looking to better connect with customers, increase employee productivity and in some instances to help ensure compliance with local government regulations.

The versatile MK4000 micro kiosk is ideal for a multitude of service-driven industries. On the retail sales floor, customers can check pricing, verify gift card balances, order a product from the store website and print out personalized coupons without waiting for assistance. In airports, car rental offices, stadiums and theme parks, the MK4000 helps speed customers through check-in without a long line at the gate or counter. In the hotel lobby, the kiosk serves as a personal electronic concierge, helping guests with check-in/check-out, restaurant reservations, turndown service and more. Patients in a hospital or clinic can use the self-service kiosk to check in or schedule an appointment. In addition to a customer self-service kiosk, the MK4000 can act as a workforce management tool as well as a promotional point of presence. For example, employees can view training videos or presentations on new products or policies, punch in and out and access on-demand information to assist customers. In customer-facing areas, when the multimedia kiosk is not in use, it can also play videos to promote company branding, advertise upcoming events and offer customers value-add information.

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POS-X introduces XI3200 and XI3200BT handheld barcode scanners

Posted September 15, 2009

POS-X has introduced two new handheld barcode scanners that directly replace the XI3000 and XI3000-BT.

POS-X XI3200

XI3200 Performance Barcode Scanner

The XI3200 Performance Barcode Scanner sports a new sleek design and a more powerful long range CCD engine – all with hands-free scanning capability. Built with absolutely no moving parts, shatter-resistant plastic polymer, and a reinforced cabling system, the XI3200 is the toughest scanner in its class.

  • 5 Year Advanced Replacement Warranty
  • Reading distance 1″ ~ 14″
  • Optional Hands Free Autosense Stand
  • Easy to use configuration software Included
  • No Moving Parts for Increased Durability
  • USB interface for maximum compatibility


XI3200BT BlueTooth Scanner

The XI3200BT Bluetooth Barcode Scanner features wireless performance at an unprecedented value. Built with absolutely no moving parts, shatter-resistant plastic polymer, and a range of up to 328′, the XI3200BT is the best choice in wireless scanners.

  • 3 Year Advanced Replacement Warranty
  • Reading Distance 1″ ~ 14″
  • 328′ Class 1 Bluetooth Range
  • Battery Lasts for over 50,000 Scans
  • Ergonomic and Light Weight
  • No Moving Parts for Increased Durability
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Motorola introduces Symbol MT2000 Series: MT2070 & MT2090 barcode scanner

Posted September 4, 2009

Symbol MT2000Combines the simplicity of a scanner and the brainpower of a mobile computer in an ultra-ergonomic gun-style form factor

The Motorola MT2000 series of mobile terminals offer highly flexible device capable of streamlining many scan-intensive business processes in a wide variety of industries — from the front to back door in manufacturing plants, retail establishments, warehouses, hospitals and more. The easy-to-use and affordable mobile terminal offers a unique hybrid design, functioning as both a scanner and a mobile computer throughout the business day. Its rugged ergonomic design ensures reliability in almost any environment.

Both the MT2070 series and MT2090 series can be utilized right out of the box as a scanner — either tethered to a point of sale (POS), laptop or other computing system — or as a standalone wireless mobile computer capable of enabling inventory and other scan-intensive applications anywhere in the enterprise. The MT 2090 series also offers integrated 802.11 a/b/g for real-time direct application connectivity. The MT2000 series is available at an entry level price, making this addition a superior value with unmatched ROI.

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Symbol LS 1203 Barcode Scanner Now Available

Posted March 16, 2006

Symbol LS 1203 barcode scanner

The Symbol LS 1203 handheld scanner delivers high quality laser scanning, user-friendly ergonomics and durability at an affordable price. Designed to meet the needs of small businesses, the LS 1203 provides the performance and features needed to significantly reduce data entry errors and boost productivity day in and day out in gift shops, boutiques, sporting goods, jewelers, video stores, florists and other small local retailers. Easy and comfortable to use, the Symbol LS 1203 offers high reliability and investment protection. The Symbol LS 1203 offers a range of interface options: USB, keyboard wedge and RS232 kits include cables and (when applicable) power supplies.

See all Symbol LS 1203 barcode scanner models and options available for purchase

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