Metrologic Releases New Self-contained Area Imager - the IS1650

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Metrologic Instruments, Inc. have announced the release of its self-contained area imager designed to provide easy, reliable and unmatched bar code scanning performance for fixed-mount applications, including self-service kiosks and point-of-service. 

The IS1650's unique set of features maximize productivity and customer satisfaction.  

The IS1650 is ideal for scanning bar codes related to:

  • Self-vending   
  • ID and boarding-pass verification      
  • Shipping/Receiving    
  • Bill payments  
  • Access Control 
  • Document Tracking     


"With its advanced feature set, scanning one bar code or several becomes a simple and swift experience for self-service customers," said Hong Ji, product manager for Metrologic.

By combining patented FirstFlash(tm) technology with a high-resolution imaging sensor, the IS1650 delivers superior omnidirectional performance and decodes all standard 1D and 2D bar codes - even those damaged, wrinkled or wrapped in clear plastic.    

The IS1650 separates itself from the competition with Code Select(tm) technology, robust automatic activation and a powerful processor.  These features give the IS1650 the ability to capture up to seven bar codes in a single flash and then decode them in any pre-determined order.

The IS1650 was designed with TotalFreedom(tm), an open-system architecture which offers unlimited possibilities for developing value-added custom application modules embedded directly into the imager instead of the host.

Forward-illuminating design supports intuitive up-close scanning by eliminating the "dead zone" associated with most imagers.  With six host-system interfaces to choose from, the IS1650 supports convenient plug-in-play integration.  To ensure lasting reliability, the IS1650's encased internal structure has no moving parts.

Later this year, Metrologic expects to release a multipurpose version of the IS1650 for hand-held and hands-free applications.  The IS1650 symbolizes Metrologic's four-decade commitment to producing advanced and reliable bar code scanning technology.

About Metrologic

Metrologic Instruments, Inc. is a global supplier of choice for data capture and collection hardware and software.  Metrologic has been delivering innovative products that are cost effective, reliable and supported by a superior level of personal service for nearly 40 years.  Metrologic products are sold worldwide through sales, service and distribution offices located in North & South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.  For more information, please visit Metrologic.com.

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