Ergonomic Handheld Imager reads linear bar codes.

Press Release Summary:

Linear imager, 3800g, is powered by Adaptus(TM) Imaging Technology v5.0 for optimal performance on linear bar codes. Able to perform 270 scans/sec, general-purpose reader exhibits tolerance to lateral motion and has working range of 1-46 cm on 100% UPC/EAN symbols. Unit has no internal moving parts and comes with connectivity interfaces, including Windows Embedded Point of Service, on-board. GTIN-compliant, RSS-enabled product also offers programmable beeper settings.

Original Press Release:

Hand Held Products(TM) Extends Legendary 3800 Series of Handheld Imagers

RRINGTON, England, June 14 -- ~ New 3800g Features Breakthrough Scanning Performance and Enhanced Ergonomics~

Hand Held Products, the global leader in image-based data collection, have announced the introduction of the new 3800g. Representing the next generation of world-class linear imagers, the 3800g is Hand Held Products' leading general purpose reader designed to meet a broad range of application requirements.

Backed by a legacy of being the world's #1 linear imager with over 1.5 million units sold globally, the new 3800g is the first 3800 series product to be powered by Hand Held Products' exclusive Adaptus(TM) Imaging Technology 5.0, providing world-class performance on linear bar codes.

Key benefits of the new 3800g series include:

- Ease of use - improved depth of field, faster barcode reading and a higher tolerance to motion all add up to an improved user experience

- Improved comfort - new ergonomic design reduces user fatigue and enhances productivity

- Market-leading durability and performance - no internal moving parts ensures years of worry-free service, whilst providing the same high reading speed as laser devices

- New modern design - updated look stands out boldly from other scanning devices

"The 3800 series of linear imagers has been battle-tested by our customers for nearly a decade - and most of those initial devices remain in the field," said Roel Vreeburg, Hand Held Products' Senior Vice President international sales, marketing and services for Europe & Asia. "This next generation - the 3800g - has been designed and engineered to meet that same level of device durability and reliability, while delivering even better scanning performance in a more comfortable design. This all adds up to unmatched value for the customer."

The new imager is available in EMEA as of summer 2006, and will be available worldwide as of autumn 2006.

The 3800g comes with all popular connectivity interfaces on-board and is backed by a 5-year warranty. More information is available by visiting

About Hand Held Products: Hand Held Products is the world's leading provider of image-based data collection solutions for mobile, wireless and transaction processing applications - such as barcode scanners and mobile computers.

The company has a worldwide network of partners, and an extensive client base across many different markets. Based in the US, its European headquarters are in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Eleanor Wilson, Hand Held Products UK, +44-1925-240-055,,

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