Baracoda RoadRunners leave other bar-code scanners behind

Baracoda, a French manufacturer of Bluetooth(r) bar-code scanners for the automatic identification sector, has launched Baracoda RoadRunners. These new data-capture devices for both mobile or in-premise applications have been designed to meet the specific requirements of logistics professionals and are intended mainly for the electronics, automotive and aerospace sectors.

Baracoda RoadRunners - Bluetooth bar-code scanners - have been designed for two major professional categories: mobile personnel and those working in warehouses and enclosed premises. The weight, shape and battery life of RoadRunners make them suitable for a multitude of mobile uses - such as parcel management, asset monitoring, maintenance and marketing - as well as for in-premise applications, such as in warehouses, for logistics, for data gathering, the entry and preparation of orders, stock management, monitoring of manufacturing and quality control.

Add barcode scanning capabilities to mobile devices

The full range of RoadRunners Bluetooth readers allows mobile personnel to integrate a Bluetooth wireless bar-code reading function with a broad range of mobile devices using the full API/DLL supplied by Baracoda. This enables data capture on PDAs, mobile phones (Symbian and Java), PCs running Windows and Tablet PCs.

Real-time cordless scanning to increase productivity

Baracoda provides its scanners with Class 1 Bluetooth technology, with a range of 100 metres for warehouse applications that require accurate, rapid identification in large areas. Besides, Baracoda RoadRunners scanners can be connected instantly to existing systems with no need to load software using the Plug & Scan solution. This concept makes possible the instant integration of a bar-code reading function by means of a Bluetooth-compatible USB or RS232 dongle.

Grald Masson, Vice-President of the Traceability Division at Baracoda, says, "Today, with the launching of RoadRunners, Baracoda is the only market player to supply such a broad range of Bluetooth bar-code scanners for all types of uses - mobile or not. These products will enable us to broaden our activity as they are technologically and ergonomically suited to wireless applications in logistics, warehousing and transport."

Easy-to-use, with a high-performance battery

The scanners are ergonomically designed, with a strong case and protective sheathing, and can survive several falls on to concrete from a height of up to 1.80m. Baracoda RoadRunners scanners fit in a pocket and are easy to use in any position. They can read damaged bar-codes and those in places with difficult access and the battery lasts for more than 30,000 scans. Baracoda RoadRunners weigh only 140g and operations can be time-logged.

The RoadRunners range consists of two scanner models: CMOS 1D Linear (scanning distance: 5cm to 50cm), and 2D Imager (scanning distance: 5cm to 33cm). Baracoda RoadRunners scanners are supplied with a complete range of accessories, including a PDA stylus and car charger, and are available in Baracoda local distributors. The Baracoda RoadRunners CMOS 1D Linear costs 645 and the Baracoda RoadRunners CMOS 1D Linear with Plug and Scan USB bundled pack is available at 685. Product pictures and a datasheet are available upon request.

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