Barcode Reader reads 11 industry-standard bar codes.

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The iVu Bar Code Reader is able to verify correct content of hundreds of parts/min at production speeds. Integrated 2.7 in. touchscreen display allows users to configure, monitor, and modify inspections on-site without PC or external controller. Exposure times are as fast as 0.1 ms for high-speed assembly lines. Unit features external (single), continuous, and external (gated) trigger modes is enclosed in compact, rugged IP67-rated housing.

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Banner Expands iVu Image Sensor Line to Solve Complex Bar Code Reading Applications

Minneapolis, MN - Banner Engineering Corp. introduces the iVu Bar Code Reader (BCR), the first industrial touch screen bar code reader. The iVu BCR reads 11 industry-standard bar codes to facilitate advanced traceability-a critical strategy for ensuring highest product quality in packaging, material handling, pharmaceutical and many industrial applications.

Sharing the same integrated touch screen design as the first iVu series model-the iVu TG Image Sensor-the iVu BCR allows users to efficiently configure, monitor and modify an inspection on-site. The iVu BCR deciphers bar codes of varying types to verify correct content at production speeds of hundreds of parts per minute-all within a single compact, rugged package.

After introducing the iVu TG Image Sensor in early 2009, we gathered customer feedback that overwhelmingly indicated a desire for bar code reading capabilities, said Dan Holste, Director of Vision at Banner Engineering. We responded to the needs of our customers with this innovative solution that is both easy to install and support-right on the factory floor. The iVu BCR's intuitive interface reduces operator training time and allows first-time users to set up complex applications without a PC or external controller.

The iVu Bar Code Reader enables high-performance reading of industry-standard bar codes, including:

o DataMatrix (ECC 200) bar codes

o Linear bar codes

- Code 128

- Code 39

- Codabar

- Interleaved 2 of 5

- EAN-13

- EAN-8


- Postnet


- Pharmacode

Several features of the iVu BCR make it particularly useful in a variety of challenging applications:

o 2.7" (68.5 mm) touch screen display empowers users to configure, deploy, and monitor inspections on the factory floor-without a PC

o Intuitive interface allows new users to have the sensor up and running in minutes, without training

o Software emulator lets users perfect their application and preload parameters offline

o Compact, rugged IP67-rated housing is available with an optional integrated ring light-offered in red, white or infrared

o Exposure times as fast as 0.1 ms to ensure reliable performance on high-speed assembly lines

o Three trigger modes are available to suit varying application parameters: External (Single), Continuous, and External (Gated)

About Banner. Banner Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of vision sensors, photoelectric and ultrasonic sensors, wireless networks, electronic machine guarding systems, fiber optic assemblies and precision measurement systems.

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