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WR Evans Specify the Metrologic Voyager from DED

As part of an ongoing strategy to improve in store service and the communications process between pharmacy, hospitals and doctors, Pharmacy chain WR Evans have adopted the Metrologic Voyager barcode scanner from DED Limited in all 47 of their outlets.

In addition to their existing PoS system, each branch of WR Evans has been equipped with the Metrologic Voyager to scan bar-coded prescriptions to enable transmission to the N3 network The network that links all of the health processes together.

Reliability was the key when sourcing this scanner, anything up to 10,000 prescriptions are scanned per day across the WR Evans chain. On selecting the Voyager Julie Wright, IT Manager for WR Evans explains we have used Metrologic scanners before, they are easy to install and configure, plus they look sturdy and solid.

Thanks to the variety of interface and driver options available on the Metrologic Voyager, integration was straightforward. Staff in the pharmacies have found the scanner simple to use and have enjoyed the flexibility of either using it as a hand held scanner or fixed in its cradle.

Voyager is the most advanced single-line, hand-held bar code scanner on the market today. The Voyager MS9540 features Metrologics proprietary CodeGate technology. Codegate is an intuitive scanning system that is ideal for all scanning applications, including menu-scanning, POS, document processing and inventory. The feature-packed Voyager comes equipped with PowerLink user-replaceable cables and power supply, MetroSelect one-code programming, MetroSet Windows-based software configuration utility, Bits n Pieces data editing utility and an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) deactivation option. Voyager also now includes the ability to decode the emerging Reduced Space Symbology (RSS).

WR Evans is an independently owned and family run business which has been serving the residents of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, and more recently Staffordshire, for nearly half a century. From small beginnings in Sheffield, W R Evans (Chemist) Ltd has grown steadily to become the largest "independent" retail pharmacy presence within the East Midlands, with currently 47 pharmacies situated in most of the major towns and city suburbs.


About DED Limited

Formed in 1983, DED Limited based in Lydd, Kent. The ensuing years have seen the company grow to become a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of: SpecialistKiosk/Receipt/Label/TicketPrinters, PoS Equipment, CCD and Barcode Scanners, Magnetic and Smart Card Readers & Writers, Cash Drawers, Pole Displays, Plastic Card Printers and Touchscreen Terminals.

Accredited by NQA to the BS EN ISO 9001:2000 Quality Standard, DED is a major distributor for a number of world-class companies such as: Star Micronics, Zebra, Magicard, Fargo, Metrologic, Axiohm, Posiflex, Vibrant, Nippon Primex, Data Modul, Neuron and N5 Software.

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