Handheld Area Imager helps minimize medical errors.

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Featuring Bluetooth® wireless technology, FocusBT(TM) Model MS1633 delivers aggressive decoding of 1D and 2D bar code symbologies omnidirectionally with wireless mobility. Ergonomic unit fits comfortably in user's hand and includes rechargeable battery that delivers thousands of scans per charge, allowing for hours of uninterrupted operation.



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Metrologic Introduces FocusBT(TM)



BLACKWOOD, N.J., Feb. 13 / Metrologic Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MTLG) today introduces the MS1633 FocusBT hand-held area imager, a wireless 2 dimensional (2D) bar code scanning solution, at the HIMSS healthcare tradeshow taking place in San Diego, CA. Worldwide availability of FocusBT is expected in the second half of 2006.

Combining the performance of Metrologic's successful MS1690 Focus(TM) hand-held area imager, which incorporates Omniplanar, Inc.'s SwiftDecoder(TM) software, with the flexibility of Bluetooth(R) wireless technology, FocusBT delivers aggressive decoding of 1D and 2D bar code symbologies omnidirectionally with wireless mobility. The lightweight FocusBT, with its ergonomic form-factor that fits comfortably in a user's hand, includes a rechargeable battery that delivers thousands of scans per charge, allowing for hours of uninterrupted operation.

"The use of 2D bar codes is increasing in many markets, including retail, supply chain, and healthcare. With the introduction of MS1690 Focus in 2005, Metrologic raised the bar on 2D bar code scanning performance. Customer feedback, coupled with Metrologic's commitment to develop products that meet the market's current needs and future expectations, indicated that the mobility offered by Bluetooth(R) technology was an important factor in addressing new opportunities in both existing markets and a number of new, developing markets," stated Nicholas Ciarlante, Hand-Held Product Marketing Manager for Metrologic.

Greg DiNoia, Vice President, Metrologic - The Americas, commented, "We are committed to innovation and leadership in image-based scanners to satisfy the growing number of 2D scanning applications and a market trend toward aggressive image-based scanners. We are pleased to introduce FocusBT at HIMSS and recognize the contribution we can make toward reducing medical errors and improving patient safety. FocusBT is a prime example of how we will continue to address our customers' needs for feature-rich, cost-effective, visionary scanning solutions."

About Metrologic
Metrologic Instruments, Inc. ("Metrologic") is a global supplier of choice for data capture and collection hardware, optical solutions, and image processing software. Metrologic has been delivering innovative, quality products that are cost-effective, reliable and supported by the highest level of personal service for nearly 40 years. Metrologic products are sold worldwide through Metrologic's sales, service and distribution offices located in The Americas, EMEA and Asia/Pacific. Metrologic provides its customers not only with a great deal, but a great deal more. For more information please call 1-800-667-8400 or visit http://metrologic.com/.

Metrologic's Contact for Product Information: Nicholas Ciarlante, Hand-Held Product Marketing Manager, +1-856-228-8100 x5586, n.ciarlante@metrologic.com

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