Bar Code Scanner performs up to 1,120 scans per second.

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Housed in modular enclosure, AXIOM-X(TM) omnidirectional laser reader can replace multiple scanners used to cover larger read areas; multiple units may be networked via client/controller configuration. Plug-in scan head with 2 or 4 lasers and receiving optics ensure constant scanning and focusing over complete depth of field. Included AXCESS(TM) software enables product configuration and offers full function laser trigger control as well as DRX® decoding technology.

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X Reads the Spot with Accu-Sort's Newest Bar Code Scanner, AXIOM-X(TM)

PHILADELPHIA, PA - (March 27, 2006) -X reads the spot for AXIOM-X(TM), the most innovative and reliable bar code scanner from Accu-Sort® Systems. AXIOM-X is built on a modular system that provides higher read rates, greater flexibility and lower total cost of ownership than previous systems. And it does so in a compact, maintenance-free design.

AXIOM-X is an omnidirectional laser reader housed in a rugged, modular enclosure that offers up to 1,120 scans per second. It also offers the largest transport coverage in its class. One simple scan head is needed for most applications, saving the cost and complexity associated with a multiple scan head solution.

"Why use multiple scanners to cover a large read area when one AXIOM-X can do it alone?" said Mike Bosha, product manager for Accu-Sort. Multiple AXIOM-X units are easily networked using a standard client/controller configuration. This eliminates the need for an additional multiplexer and makes tunnel configurations seamless. That makes the system ideal for a variety of industries, including parcel distribution, retail/wholesale distribution, airline baggage handling and tire manufacturing. AXIOM-X easily handles applications such as multi-sided arrays, high-speed parcel sortation, high-speed material handling and manufacturing.

"With AXIOM-X, there are no more 'lost parcels,'" Bosha said. "AXIOM-X uses multiple lasers and receiving optics to ensure constant scanning and focusing over the complete depth of field, even with parcels of differing heights that are side-by-side on the transport. This ensures that there are no missed labels or miss-sorts."

Accu-Sort has made installation faster by creating a single unit with a modular scan head and wiring base. The modular system simplifies installation and reduces repair and replacement downtime. The plug-in scan head is available in 2- or 4-laser configurations that allow users to pick the correct "horsepower" for their application. AXIOM-X also shares the same wiring base, power supply and mounting brackets with the rest of the AXIOM family to reduce costs and installation time.

To lower the total cost of ownership, Accu-Sort built the AXIOM-X without fans or filters, so there is no non-value-added maintenance time needed. A single person is able to install the smaller, lighter units.

Accu-Sort also has made setup and operation easier with its upgraded AXCESS(TM) software. AXCESS provides a familiar user interface that enables reader configuration without the need for onsite service. The software has the ability to learn match codes and offers several bar code filtering options. It provides full function trigger control for the laser, which saves laser life, and increased DRX® sampling frequency for higher read rates. DRX is Accu-Sort's patented decoding technology that uses partial scans to reconstruct bar codes with 100 percent accuracy.

Operation is easier with built-in storage modules that retain parameters in both the scan head and wiring base. In the event replacement ever becomes necessary, customers can replace the scan head and the correct parameters are installed with the push of a button.

AXIOM-X offers several data transfer options, including UDP messaging, EtherNet/IP, EtherNet TCP/IP, serial and I/O standard connections. AXCESS software allows users to configure and monitor AXIOM-X readers from anywhere in the facility.

No costly additional peripherals are needed for most applications.

The AXIOM-X is an enhancement to Accu-Sort's popular AXIOM product line. Bosha said the technology that powers Accu-Sort's newest generation of scanners has proven itself in the field for more than two years "AXIOM-X is capable of handling the most demanding applications," he said.

About Accu-Sort

Accu-Sort Systems is a pioneer in reliable auto ID and high-speed compliance solutions with more than three decades of experience deploying and supporting scanning and tracking solutions in distribution, warehousing, manufacturing, and retailer environments. The company is also an established provider of convergent RFID and bar code systems with more than 50 RFID installations. 1-800-BAR-CODE or

Company contact
Mike Bosha
Accu-Sort Systems, Inc.
(215) 721-5068

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