iData releases new barcode reader
The automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry is fast-paced, dynamic and requires innovative solutions to meet with the rapidly changing needs of retail businesses.
iData Distribution, leading distributors of automated identification and mobile technologies for the reseller market in southern Africa, recently unveiled the Datalogic Magellan 800i scanner, the newest addition to the Magellan family of barcode readers.
The high performance Magellan 800i omnidirectional presentation scanner is a versatile data collection tool for many applications. It uses Datalogic Scanning’s latest digital imaging technology to provide intuitive and fast reading of 1D and 2D bar codes as well as supporting more advanced features like image capture and EAS tag deactivation.
Despite its small size, the Magellan 800i reader provides big performance and reliability along with a rich feature set to provide excellent value in virtually any data collection system.
The Magellan 800i reader uses third generation Illumix intelligent illumination technology to optimise light levels for automatically reading bar codes from mobile phones and for capturing images. Illumix technology also provides improved motion tolerance, exceeding other 2D scanning solutions, enabling both “sweep” and “presentation” style scanning techniques.
When space is limited but high performance is required, the compact size and footprint of the Magellan 800i reader make it the ideal solution for space-constrained environments. Its precise imaging scan volume is perfect for hands-free scanning in confined spaces, and helps reduce accidental misreads of items caused by stray laser scan lines, improving productivity and customer satisfaction.
For large, heavy or awkward-sized items, the Magellan 800i reader can easily be picked up for handheld use because of its small, ergonomic enclosure.
Like all Magellan barcode scanners, the Magellan 800i reader includes a powerful label editing tool which can parse or manipulate label data and also allows easy integration into existing or new host systems.
The Magellan family of value added features (including Diagnostics Reporting, Host Download, and Advanced Label Editing) allows management to use valuable data from the scanner to improve throughput and manage maintenance. In addition, each Magellan 800i supports remote management systems to streamline operations and ongoing support across an enterprise.
According to Peter White, iData Distribution’s executive head, this latest technology will address challenges and needs of retailers in the AIDC industry.
“This flexible entry level yet powerful scanning solutions is ideal for point of sale in convenience stores, pharmacies, specialty stores, cinemas or indoor/outdoor events.”
iData Distribution is a premier distributor for Datalogic in southern Africa. The latest Magellan 800i scanner is available through iData’s countrywide network of resellers and partners.