SICK has released the IT 5620 radio scanner, combining bar-code reading, Bluetooth data transmission, and batch function. It is designed for data detection in commissioning and production processes. It has an easy to use presentation mode, a long-range radio module and the reading power of a linear iCCD-mage capture module.
It can survive 50 drops from a height of almost 2m onto a concrete floor and vibrations of 5G at differing frequencies. It can be used in industry and logistics wherever bar codes require mobile detection. The imaging module allows reading distances of more than 1m and provides good reading results even with poor-quality bar codes. Programmable scanning speeds of up to 270 scans a second ensure that reading takes place about three times faster than with conventional laser scanners.
It is equipped with a Version 1.2 Bluetooth data radio module for transmitting the identified bar-code data. Its integrated frequency-hopping process guarantees secure data transmission. This can be to a Bluetooth-enabled host or to the basis station that will, in future, communicate with up to seven IT 5620 units.
It has a radio range of about 10m. It taken outside the reception area of the host or basis station, the device automatically switches to batch function. In this operation mode, announced to the user by an acoustic signal, it can autonomously store up to 500 12-digit data sets. The stored data sets are automatically transmitted (FIFO) to the basis station when the hand-held terminal re-enters the Bluetooth radio field.
The device automatically switches to presentation mode when a bar code is detected in the read window. The basis station of the hand scanner serves as a retaining mounting for temporary stationary use. The contacts point upwards to prevent damage. LEDs show the current loading state and read results. A Li-ion rechargeable battery allows up to 20,000 scans and suffers no memory effect if the device is recharged without being completely drained.