Product News: Automatic ID

Miniature Barcode Readers feature embedded Ethernet.

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December 19, 2012 - Suited for use in automation environments, MINI HAWK Xi and MS-4Xi employ decode algorithms to read nearly any 1D/2D symbol. X-Mode decode algorithms enable reading of damaged, distorted, or difficult low-contrast codes, including direct part marks (DPM) such as dot peen and laser/chemical etch. In addition to 10–30 Vdc power requirements, optoisolated I/O, and RJ45 and M12 connectors, MINI HAWK Xi adds autofocus as well as high-speed and high-resolution configurations.

Microscan Systems, Inc.

700 S.W. 39th St., Renton, WA, 98057, USA

Original Press Release

New Miniaturized Industrial Barcode Readers Combine Embedded Ethernet with Best-In-Class Read Performance

Press release date: December 13, 2012

RENTON, WA – Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision and lighting solutions, introduces the new Xi series of miniature barcode readers: the smallest, most lightweight imagers available with embedded Ethernet. The MINI HAWK Xi and MS-4Xi imagers are ideal barcode reading solutions for almost any automation environment, with powerful decode algorithms to read nearly any1D/2D symbol, including the most challenging direct part marks (DPM). Both products feature 10 to 30 VDC power requirements, optoisolated I/O, and RJ45 and M12 connectors, along with compatibility with Microscan’s full line of industrial M12 accessories.

The Xi series imagers feature Microscan’s industry-leading X-Mode decode algorithms for reading damaged, distorted or difficult low-contrast codes, including direct part marks such as dot peen and laser/chemical etch. In addition to the most aggressive decoding available, X-Mode technology provides easy setup and deployment in nearly any automation application. The MINI HAWK Xi additionally includes autofocus, and both high-speed and high-resolution configurations.

Both imagers are ultra-compact and lightweight for flexible positioning in tight spaces. The right angle mirror option and corner-exit cable are designed specifically to conserve cubic space for the tightest fit possible within instrumentation and equipment, or for mounting into robotic applications. The Xi imagers also include visible LED indicators, targeting laser pattern, “good read” green flash, and an EZ button for instant setup and configuration.

For more information on Microscan’s new MINI HAWK Xi and MS-4Xi industrial barcode readers, visit www.microscan.com.

About Microscan
Microscan is a global leader in technology for precision data acquisition and control solutions serving a wide range of automation and OEM applications. Founded in 1982, Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation that includes the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner and the 2D symbology, Data Matrix. Today, Microscan remains a technology leader in automatic identification and machine vision with extensive solutions for ID tracking, traceability and inspection ranging from basic barcode reading up to complex machine vision inspection, identification, and measurement.

As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company recognized for quality leadership in the U.S., Microscan is known and trusted by customers worldwide as a provider of quality, high precision products. Microscan is a Spectris company.

Microscan Contact
Corporate Headquarters, U.S.
Cathy McBeth, Global Commercial Marketing Manager
+1 425-203-4972; cmcbeth@microscan.com

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