Wearable scanner/printer

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has introduced the wearable SP500X ScanPrinter.

The SP500X ScanPrinter is a wearable scan-and-print solution that integrates 2D imaging, inkjet printing and wireless communication in one device. It’s designed for high-volume logistics operations that use manual scanning and labeling to sort packages.

With Wi-Fi and BlueTooth, as well as an integrated printer developed in partnership with HP, the SP500X lets warehouse workers scan and print directly on packages anywhere in a facility, all while keeping both hands free.

“It helps to see the process, to understand just how ground-breaking the SP500X ScanPrinter is,” says Jerker Hellstrom, Handheld founder and chairman of the board.

“There’s no other device like it in the world. You put on the device, grab a package and scan it. The scanner sends the data to your back-end system, which sends back information for printing. And nearly immediately, you print an address, a code or other information directly on the package. Your hands are free. You can move anywhere you need to work. You’re not anchored to a printer.”

With the SP500X, Handheld is adding a new segment of rugged wearables to its portfolio of rugged mobile computers. More wearable devices will be added soon.

According to Handheld, the new printer/scanner allows for:

  • Improved package-handling efficiency;
  • Improved scanning and sorting accuracy;
  • Flexibility and agility, frees workers to execute scanning tasks on the go;
  • Productivity and safety, gives workers uninterrupted freedom to use both hands;
  • Dependability of patented technology from HP; and
  • Versatility to print on plain paper, kraft paper, packing tape, coated labels, polypropylene, polyester or polyethylene plastic.