Cedar Creek Company and Intermec have launched an area imaging bar code scan engine. The new Intermec Intellibeam EX25 scan engine reads and decodes 1D and 2D bar codes in any orientation from 15cms (six inches) to 16 meters (50 feet), as well as composite and postal codes.
The new Intermec Intellibeam EX25 is the first near-far scan engine to read 1D, 2D, composite and postal codes, eliminating the need for multiple scanners as a result.
The Intermec Intellibeam EX25’s capabilities extend even beyond bar code scanning. It can photograph proof-of-delivery documents and evidence of damaged, expired or unsealed goods.
As a near-far auto-focus scan engine capable of reading 1D and 2D codes up to 16 metres, as well as composite and postal codes, the EX25 allows companies to standardise on one device for all scanning requirements, substantially reducing the total cost of ownership and increasing user productivity.
The EX25 can read and decode bar codes in any orientation, so workers do not need to twist their wrists or the object being scanned to capture the data, saving time and reducing fatigue and injury.
The Intellibeam EX25 is capable of reading and decoding 2D bar codes as small as 4 mil. which are common in electronics manufacturing.
According to Supply Chain Management, ARC Advisory Group, for end users, having one scanner that reads codes in any orientation dramatically improves productivity. For IT departments, the EX25 decreases the number of data capture devices needed, reducing training and support costs.
A special lighting system allows the EX25 to easily read 1D and 2D bar codes in total darkness.
Because it can read 1D and 2D bar codes printed on normal, non-reflective paper labels at long range, there is no need to purchase special media for shelf labels. And its small size allows it to be integrated into devices that could never accommodate larger, near-far laser-based scan engines.