As industry transits from 1D barcodes to next-gen 2D barcodes, the computer printing major, Zebra Technologies Corporation catches the trend with the launch of two new two-dimensional (2D) scanners in India.
The company has introduced the 3600 Series, a 12 ultra-rugged scanners touted to offer prolonged durability, enhanced scan performance, and unparalleled manageability in demanding industrial environments.
On the other hand, tailored for electronics manufacturing the DS4308-XD is touted to capture a variety of barcodes and marks emblazoned on circuit boards and other electronic components, delivering advanced scanning technology to track every component on the production line.
Facets of 3600 Series
- 1D and 2D versions of the 3600 Series are available with corded and cordless options for fast, accurate performance in picking, packing, shipping, receiving, work in progress (WIP), inventory tracking, track and trace, cross docking, and POS applications.
- The ultra-rugged scanner series offers the highest drop, tumble, and sealing specifications in its class; it is also claimed the industry’s first IP67-rated scanner capable of enduring complete water immersion for up to 30 minutes.
- Zebra’s 3600 Series offers industry-leading scan performance on 1D and 2D bar codes – whether it is a high-density barcode, displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, under heavy shrink-wrap or printed on paper, and damaged or dirty.
- Available with Zebra’s PowerPrecision+ smart battery technology which offers a first-in-its-class charge gauge for visibility into battery power, users can monitor battery age and ability to hold a charge – ensuring only healthy batteries are used.
Facets of DS4308-XD
- Optimized to read extreme density barcodes, the DS4308-XD can scan 1D, 2D, and PDF417 barcodes quickly and more accurately, including those that are a half-inch or less at near contact.
- The DS4308-XD is able to capture barcodes on various media, including those printed on paper, plastic, metal and electronic sub-components such as the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB), or memory chips. It also reads small direct marks printed on non-reflective surfaces, and barcodes displayed on mobile devices or computer screens.
- Designed to be used in noisy production environments, the DS4308-XD is the only scanner in its class to integrate haptic (vibration) feedback. This allows workers to know instantly that they are about to utilize the right component on the production line, even if they cannot hear the beep.
- Data capture is made easy, fast, and accurate in DS4308-XD with an integration of functions including omni-directional scanning and reading at any density or distance.
Smart auto-host detect cables automatically determine which interface is attached, eliminating the need to scan numerous configuration barcodes.
Apart from these two new scanners, The company has also announced other 2D-capable devices in the first quarter of the year: The TC8000, an innovative touch mobile computer that is able to enhance productivity by 14% and reduce worker fatigue; as well as RFD8500, the multi-operating system RFID sled designed to turn any Android and iOS mobile devices into a handheld RFID and 1D/2D barcode scanner.
Citing on the rollout, Wayne Harper, Senior Technical Director, Zebra Technologies, Asia Pacific said, “Businesses, ranging from retail, healthcare, manufacturing and warehousing, to hospitality, are increasingly dependent on the data embedded in barcodes to keep their operations running and processes flowing. Such data provides the visibility into its assets a company needs, and this intelligence allows businesses to act accordingly to respond to market demand. As 2D barcodes are being used more and more, and multiple barcodes, 1D or 2D, are added to a single label, a trend that calls for versatile barcode scanning technology is gaining momentum. At Zebra, we offer a comprehensive breadth of 2D imagers for our customers’ choosing, and they can deliver unbeatable performance compared to traditional laser scanners and other 2D imagers on the market, allowing companies to get more capabilities and do more business with one device.”