Handheld Scanner captures barcodes, images, and text.

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Suited for multitude of environments, Model DS6707 is equipped with 1.3 megapixel imager capable of capturing and transferring images up to 8.5 x 11 in. Pharmacies, retailers, and manufacturers can use device to scan barcodes and capture, store, and instantly recover documents and images. In retail outlets, scanner can capture data embedded in PDF417 code from US driver's license to automatically populate credit card applications and merchandise credit/return forms.

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Symbol Technologies Introduces Digital Imager with Bar Code, Imaging and Enhanced Text Reading Capabilities

All-in-one Device Captures Bar Codes, Prescriptions and Invoices - Automates Retail Customer Data Entry Process

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 21 / -- Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company(TM), today introduced the DS6707 handheld digital imager scanner designed for bar code scanning and image capture in a multitude of environments. The DS6707 builds on Symbol's legacy of innovation by creating a handheld scanner with a 1.3 Megapixel imager capable of capturing and transferring images up to 8.5 x 11 inches (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm). Pharmacies, retailers and manufacturers can use the device to scan bar codes and capture, store and instantly recover documents and images for increased employee productivity and streamlined business operations.

Designed to help reduce capital and operating expenses, the DS6707 digital imager scanner eliminates the need to purchase, manage and support additional devices such as digital cameras, document scanners and separate barcode scanners for varying symbologies. Whether the customer needs to read one-dimensional (1D), two-dimensional (2D), PDF417 or postal codes, the Symbol DS6707 scanner maximizes employee productivity with omni-directional data capture capabilities. The durable DS6707 scanner also features text enhancement technology that sharpens the clarity of scanned text documents, such as prescriptions or shipment labels that often include small print, to automate processes and reduce administrative costs.

"With Symbol's latest digital scanner in hand, customers can use one device for all of their barcode and image capture needs," said Bob Sanders, vice president and general manager of Symbol's advanced data capture division. "The new DS6707 offers a versatile tool to support image capture and transfer for flexibility in enabling customers to roll out current and future applications that can save them time and resources."

In retail outlets, the device can capture data embedded in a PDF417 code-from a United States driver's license, for instance-to automatically populate credit card applications and merchandise credit/return forms which improves productivity and keeps customer lines moving. In stockrooms and back-end retail environments, employees can use the scanner to record damaged shipments.

To help customers protect their investment in the device and maintain peak performance, Symbol Global Services offers Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support for the DS6707. This multi-year service agreement provides next-business-day delivery of a replacement device for maximum uptime. Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support also includes Symbol's unique Comprehensive Coverage, which extends normal wear and tear to cover accidental damage to scan elements, exit windows, and other internal and external components at no extra charge -- virtually eliminating unforeseen repair expenses.

The Symbol DS6707 digital imager scanner has a list price of $389 and is available to order globally through Symbol partners.

About Symbol Technologies
Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company(TM), is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture products, radio frequency identification technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs. Symbol enterprise mobility products and solutions are proven to increase workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, drive operational efficiencies and realize competitive advantages for the world's leading companies. More information is available at www.symbol.com.

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