Honeywell's MS4980 Vuquest fits anywhere and scans any bar code

Honeywell have announced the availability of the MS4980 VuQuest, a compact yet powerful area-imaging scanner. The combination of aggressive presentation-mode scanning and advanced features allow for high-quality scanning in places where space is at a premium.  Its ideal for applications requiring maximum versatility and strong performance.

Like Honeywells popular MS7580 Genesis, the MS4980 is capable of scanning virtually all 1D, PDF and 2D bar codes. The MS4980 features a 1.2 megapixel camera that can be used to capture high-resolution images of important items including signatures, identification cards, damaged goods and personal checks. End users have the option of incorporating optical character recognition (OCR), eliminating the need for additional specialty hardware. A wide field of view allows the MS4980 to read wide bar codes and OCR fonts. These features make the scanner ideal for a broad range of applicationsfrom retail point-of-sale to self-service kiosks to mobile ticketing systems where bar codes are read directly from the screen of a mobile device.

Weve received feedback from customers requesting a compact scanner that can handle challenging imaging tasks, said Taylor Smith, Senior Manager for Scanner Products Marketing, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. Smith continued, The MS4980 was designed specifically to address this need.

Beyond small size and large performance, Honeywells TotalFreedom development platform expands scanner functionality by allowing image processing, decoding and formatting plug-ins to be loaded directly to the MS4980 instead of the host system. TotalFreedom provides end users and third-party integrators with the tools necessary for developing plug-ins that meet the specific needs of any application. An intelligent multi-interface design delivers automatic cable detection and configuration, reducing overall system costs. 

Because not all applications require the full range of scanning capabilities, the MS4980 is offered with Honeywells flexible licensing solution (FLS). FLS lets customers purchase the MS4980 with limited decoding capabilities. Decoding licenses can be purchased in the future, enabling additional symbologies to be read. Honeywells flexible licensing solution future-proofs the MS4980, said Smith. Our flexible licensing solution allows customers to benefit from the functionality of the scanner today, while retaining the ability to increase functionality as their scanning needs evolve. FLS extends the value and the lifecycle of the MS4980, reducing the units total cost of ownership.

The latest Honeywell products will be on display in Hall 14, Stand D54 at the EuroCIS trade show in Dsseldorf, Germany, from 10th 12th  February.
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