Bluetooth Barcode scanner for Wireless Mobile Solutions
May 02, 2006 Comments (0)
The new OPL-2724 Zapper from Opticon is an extremely small (3/4 of the volume of a Nokia 6230i mobile phone) mobile bar code scanner with built-in Bluetooth connectivity, designed to provide users with a straightforward method of capturing and communicating bar-coded information to another mobile device, such as a PDA or a BlackBerry.
As a simple scan and send solution, the Zapper can be used within 10 metres of a connected mobile device. When out of Bluetooth range the Zapper can store captured data in its own 32KB memory for transmission once connection is re-established .
Bundled packages offered by the main airtime providers can make mobile devices like the BlackBerry and PDA style solutions a very cost effective investment. What Opticon has done is to provide a method of automating data collection to users of such hardware
Opticon has addressed the problem of introducing yet another battery charger by designing the Zapper to accept standard AAA alkaline batteries. User configurable Bluetooth power management functions can significantly enhance battery life to a maximum of 30,000 scans.
The device ships with T-Scan, Opticons own utility program that manages the placement of scanned data on Bluetooth equipped PDAs (Windows Mobile) or Blackberry solutions.