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Datalogic is Now 40 Years Old!

Posted October 24, 2012

Datalogic is celebrating its 40th birthday. Thanks to Romano Volta’s vision and initiative, this small Auto-ID company that started out in a church rectory on the outskirts of Bologna, Italy, in 1972, is now a colossus with over 2,400 employees in 30 countries, more than 1,000 patents and a partner network that reaches every corner of the world.

This milestone was reached thanks to Datalogic’s constant commitment to delivering world-class, reliable and innovative solutions, which – over the past four decades – has led the company to the status it enjoys today as a global expert in Automatic Identification technology. “The key to our overall success and optimum sales growth year-on-year has first and foremost been our reputation for knowing our customers and understanding their needs,” stated Mauro Sacchetto, Datalogic Group’s CEO.

With a wide range of products from handheld scannersmobile computers, and fixed readers, Datalogic has devices for any application.

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Microscan’s C-Mount QX Hawk Imager Wins 2012 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for Packaging Industry

Posted August 13, 2012

Microscan announcd that its C-mount design QX Hawk barcode imager has won a 2012 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Packaging Industry category. Microscan’s Weijiang Song accepted the award during a ceremony in Shanghai. This event was coorganized by Ringier Trade Media and its magazine International Packaging News for China, together with ProPak China 2012. Following a strict selection process by an independent judge panel, with reference to online voting results, 21 winning companies were selected for their innovative products and technologies across 5 categories, including Package Converting, Packaging Application, Packaging Materials, Package Printing and Green Packaging. The overall aim of the award is to commend the contributions of companies promoting the development of packaging industry.

At the beginning of this year, Microscan introduced a new C-mount lens configuration for two of its products: the popular QX Hawk imager and the Vision HAWK smart camera. The QX Hawk imager is ideal for industrial track and trace applications, with powerful algorithms for reading virtually all linear and 2D barcodes. The rugged Vision HAWK smart camera combines the same decode capability with a complete vision toolset to enable a broad range of inspection and identification tasks. Both products can now be used with interchangeable lenses to address more application needs, such as high magnification and wide fields of view.

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Datalogic GFS4400 Provides Industrial 2D Performance in a Small Package

Posted July 26, 2012

Datalogic’s new compact 2D scanner may not be very big but it packs a mighty punch with very aggressive scanning, perfect for automated applications.

Powerful and compact, the new Gryphon GFS4400 scan module has all the first class features of the Gryphon premium 2D bar code readers in a small package, providing the ideal solution for hands-free reading and use in semi-automatic equipment.

Designed with system integration in mind, its optimum motion tolerance allows fast processing in automated applications and its great depth of field makes reading easy and intuitive. Plus, the Gryphon GFS4400 scan module’s small size and outstanding near-field reading are ideal for incorporation in the confined spaces required by semi-automatic equipment.

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Microscan to Showcase New Barcode and Machine Vision Products

Posted July 11, 2012

Microscan will demonstrate its latest products, designed to ensure process traceability and increase throughput in clinical applications, in the company’s booth, #2537, at the AACC’s Clinical Lab Expo. The event, which is the largest clinical lab exposition in the world, takes place July 17-19, 2012, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

The premier global provider of embedded barcode scanners and imagers for clinical diagnostics applications, Microscan has 30+ years experience in both Auto ID and machine vision technologies. Known for its compact, high precision products, Microscan will display fixed mount and handheld barcode readers for 1D and 2D barcodes, as well as machine vision systems for automated inspection applications.

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Cognex Adds Autofocus to Dataman 300

Posted June 6, 2012

Cognex Corporation, the global leader in industrial ID, today announced the addition of liquid lens optics for the DataMan 300 series of fixed-mount barcode readers. The new accessory allows any DataMan 300 reader to be easily upgraded from fixed focus to autofocus. Liquid lens variable autofocus technology is ideal for applications that require a large depth of field or when refocusing is needed after a product changeover.

The DataMan 300 intelligent tuning feature automatically selects the optimum settings for the integrated lighting and for the autofocus optics for each application. This tuning process ensures that the barcode reader will be set up to attain the highest read rates possible for 1-D, 2-D and direct part marked (DPM) codes. The liquid lens can also be adjusted with software or serial commands without having to touch the reader.

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