2D Symbology Scanner can read Direct Part Marks.

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ScanImage 1470B handheld imager captures photo plus barcodes for positive identification in security and inventory applications. It offers omni-directional decoding of 2-dimensional symbologies down to 6.6 mm, linear barcodes, and OCR fonts. Model 1470B can be used in repetitive, high-volume hand-scanning operations. Its LED illuminates barcodes with a single-position trigger until symbol is sucsessfully scanned or operator releases it.



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Intermec's Fastest 2D Symbology Scanner Now Offers Even More ScanImage 1470B imager captures photo plus bar codes for positive identification in security, inventory applications



Intermec's Fastest 2D Symbology Scanner Now Offers Even More ScanImage 1470B imager captures photo plus bar codes for positive identification in security, inventory applications

EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 12, 2001 - Intermec Technologies Corp.'s ScanImage 1470B handheld imager, an upgrade of the 1470, now offers omni-directional decoding of two-dimensional symbologies, linear barcodes, and OCR fonts, plus an ability to capture photo images for security and other applications.

Lightweight and ergonomically designed for better balance in the user's hand, the 1470B can be used in repetitive, high-volume hand-scanning operations in even the most demanding environments. The imager provides fast performance in applications requiring omni-directional scanning capabilities, 2D symbols as small as 6.6 mil Data Matrix codes, or scanning of portable data files contained within a symbol.

The 1470B also can read low-contrast Direct Part Marks, such as 6.6 mil Data Matrix codes, which are created using dot-peen, laser-etch, and chem-etch processes that may result in contrast ratios as low as 30 percent.

For applications requiring mixed symbologies on a single label, the 1470B can be configured to read more than one within its field of view, reducing the repetitive motion of reading symbols one at a time. The depth of field for the 1470 has increased from the nose of the imager out to seven inches. The solid-state technology of the imager uses no moving parts, offering up to 100 times greater reliability than a comparable laser scanner.

With a single-position trigger, the 1470B's LED illuminates the bar code, and the bright aiming line activates until the symbol is successfully scanned or the operator releases the trigger, making it easy for users to gauge the right depth of field for a given symbol's size and density.

"This imager is packed with more powerful features than earlier models to capture and decode two-dimensional symbologies in record speed," said Steven McDonald, Intermec product manager. "The 1470B features advanced power management to extend battery life when connected to a portable data terminal, plus greater reliability and sleek task-oriented design ensure a positive return on investment."

The ScanImage 1470B reads a wide variety of symbologies, including linear codes (Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code 128, ISBT-128, Codabar, Code93, UPC/EAN, Codablock), stacked linear symbology (PDF417, Micro PDF417, TLC39, RSS), matrix/2D codes (Data Matrix, MaxiCode, QR Code, Aztec, Aztec Mesa, Code 49, UCC Composite), postal codes (U.S. Postnet, BPO4 State, Canadian State, Japanese Post, KIX Dutch Post, Planet Code) and OCR Fonts (OCR-A, OCR-B, U.S. Currency Serial Number).

For fast configuration and set up, the ScanImage 1470B includes
Intermec's Quickview(TM) software. With it, users can upload software updates, as well as generate configuration bar codes to clone multiple units. Image capture also is available via Quickview should the application require a photo depicting a physical description of an object, person or signature.

The ScanImage 1470B is available in two versions: standard and high density, which reads bar codes whose bars are extremely close together.

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