New product: Ergonomic barcode scanner

by Array

EUGENE, Oregon—The PowerScan 9500 line of barcode scanners from Datalogic is designed to be easy on the eyes while withstanding abusive working conditions.

They use soft-pulsed white illumination to light up the barcode during scanning operations. According to the company, this type of illumination reduces the flash effect and enhances the reading performance on low contrast or colored codes.

The 9500 also uses what is being called “an instinctive frame aimer” (to clearly identify the captured area) paired with the company’s Green Spot dual LEDs to provide visual indicators that the code has been read correctly. PowerScan 9500s can perform omni-directional reading of 1D and 2D barcodes at distances up to one metre (three feet).

Physically the unit has been built with an ergonomically comfortable and balanced handle, and it has been tested to withstand repeated drops from heights up to 50cm. They are IP65-rated for water and particulate sealing.

There is a large assortment of 9500 series models available, including a direct part marking (DPM) version for reading codes that have been permanently marked on items using various technological means such as laser or chemical etching.