Mini-Kiosk provides self-service functionality.

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Powered by Adaptus® Imaging Technology 5.0 and based on Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 OS, Image Kiosk(TM) 8570 enables retailers to assist customers by providing self-service functionalities such as price checking, product information look-up, and frequent shopper or loyalty program administration. Unit includes 200 MHz Intel® Xscale processor, 64 MB Flash and SDRAM, and color LCD touchscreen, as well as USB port, wireless LAN, and Ethernet connectivity.



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Hand Held Products® Broadens Image Kiosk Offering



New IK8570 features enhanced self-service functionality and communication capability

SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y., April 19 /-- Hand Held Products, Inc., a leader in image-based data collection solutions, announces the latest addition to its line of self-service mini-kiosks, the Image Kiosk(TM) 8570.

Powered by Adaptus(R) Imaging Technology 5.0 and based on the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) CE 5.0 operating system, the IK8570 enables retailers to assist customers effectively and efficiently by providing them with a range of self- service functionalities, including price checking, product information look- up, and frequent shopper or loyalty program administration.

Key features of the IK8570 include:
-- Fast, omni-directional scanning of all barcodes for intuitive use
-- Integrated magnetic stripe card reader for accessing loyalty card accounts, gift card balance look-up and other non-payment transactions
-- Wireless LAN and Ethernet connectivity for deployment flexibility
-- Color LCD touchscreen for easy navigation and high-impact messaging
-- USB port for simple peripheral connectivity, enabling users to extend the IK8570's capabilities

In addition, the IK8570's WebScan(TM) software utility enables simplified integration of barcode scanning functionality into existing web-based applications, eliminating the need for custom software development - helping to make the integration process faster and more cost-efficient.

"Today's customers are busier than ever and demand fast, efficient service. With the Image Kiosk 8570, they can bypass the need to find a store associate and quickly access information through a simple scan or touch of a button," says Jessica Penizotto, Product Manager for the IK8570. "This gives retailers an opportunity to provide an enhanced level of service to their customers in a cost-effective way."

The IK8570 comes equipped with an Intel(R) Xscale 200 MHz processor, and 64MB of Flash and SDRAM, delivering high performance across all applications. A rugged solid-state design and patented screen protector guard against display damage that can be common on unattended devices to provide maximum reliability and up-time, reducing total cost of ownership.

More information is available by calling Hand Held Products at 1-800-582-4263 or by visiting http://www.handheld.com/8570.

About Hand Held Products
Hand Held Products is the global leader in the design and manufacture of image-based data collection and communication solutions for mobile, in- premise, and transaction processing applications for retail, healthcare and transportation. Through its Adaptus(R) Imaging Technology platform, Hand Held Products is dedicated to delivering innovative imaging solutions to its customers and partners through more than 30 sales offices and hundreds of resellers. To find out how Hand Held Products can help you call us at 1-800-582-4263. Or visit us at http://www.handheld.com/.

CONTACT: Laurel Case for Hand Held Products, +1-315-413-4244, lcase@mower.com

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