Datalogic introduces compact HandScanner

Datalogic, an automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has introduced its new HandScanner, a hands-free wearable scanner that enhances efficiency and accuracy. Capable of scanning from 10-150cm, HandScanner can be deployed for a broad range of tasks in transport, logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare industries.

Weighing 40g and measuring 50x45x16mm, the new HandScanner complements Datalogic’s range of advanced industrial scanning equipment designed to deliver efficiency, accuracy, reliability and ergonomic benefits to demanding industries. It is integrated with LED indicators, acoustic and haptic feedbacks, allowing it to be used in different environments. The hand trigger can be used with or without gloves, and is available in different sizes, right or left hand, with an optimum fit due to the variable Velcro fastener.

Stefano Pistis, product manager for Datalogic, explained: “Compared to ring scanners, the HandScanner is thinner and is positioned on the back of the hand, therefore it is less intrusive and less exposed to hits than a ring scanner that stays on the fingers of a worker.

“This durable, practical and ergonomic design results in up to a 20% reduction in scanner damage. A fully-charged HandScanner battery can last almost two working shifts, running up to 15 hours and 10,000 scans. With a 2-slot charging station, the battery can be fully recharged in two hours.”

Equipped with a megapixel sensor, the HandScanner captures 1D/2D barcodes and is available in two models – a standard range designed for close range scanning between 10-80cm for manufacturing, retail and healthcare applications; and a mid-range model with a scanning range of 30-150cm, which covers applications in transportation and logistics such as warehousing, plant floors, docks, and stock yards.

Datalogic’s HandScanner is designed to work with static, semi-static, and dynamic workstations. With Bluetooth connectivity, it is able to communicate with mobile and industrial computers, smartphones and tablets. It can also be paired with Datalogic’s hand-held and vehicle-mounted computers to provide workings with a full data collection solution for all applications.