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Intermec Incorporates Vista Technology Into Its Lightweight 2415 Handheld Computer

Intermec Incorporates Vista Technology Into Its Lightweight 2415 Handheld Computer

Intermec Technologies Corporation announced today that it has integrated its high performance Vista scanning technology into its 2415 handheld computer. With integrated Wi-Fi certified 802.11b or OpenAir radios, the 2415 is now ideal for wireless data collection applications in retail, healthcare and industrial markets.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2002

Intermec Incorporates Vista Technology Into Its Lightweight 2415 Handheld Computer

· High-performance Vista™ scanning technology provides retailers reliable data for shelf audit, stock replenishment, price verification and inventory control.

· Solid-state design improves reliability

· Single scanner reads small, high density, and large bar codes

Singapore, April 17, 2002 – Intermec Technologies Corporation, a leader in global supply chain solutions, announced today that it has integrated its high performance Vista scanning technology into its 2415 handheld computer. With integrated Wi-Fi certified 802.11b or OpenAir radios, the 2415 is now ideal for wireless data collection applications in retail, healthcare and industrial markets.

Designed to increase the efficiency of in-store operations, the 2415 wireless scanner provides reliable data for shelf audit, stock replenishment, price verification and inventory control. In addition to retail applications, it can provide healthcare organizations with the type of patient record, asset and disposable inventory tracking that improves productivity and reduces cost.

“The 2415 with the Vista scan engine provides retailers with the best scanning performance and reliability in a lightweight, wireless scanner,” said Henri Juvanon, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Intermec Technologies. “As part of the 2400 family, it’s easy for IT managers to protect their investment by developing applications – one time – using Microsoft Visual C++ or Intermec’s EZBuilder that run across the entire 2400 series.”

The 2415 delivers convenient operation with an optional removable pistol grip and easy-to-remove rechargeable lithium ion batteries that offer full shift operation – the longest battery charge available in this class of product. It’s built for years of service and the ability to survive four-foot drops on concrete.

The Vista scan engine in the 2415 outperforms laser technology in several ways. First, a high-performance custom ASIC provides scan rates that are nearly seven times faster than lasers (270 vs. 40 scans per second). Unlike lasers, the 2415 can decode small, high-density bar codes (2 mil) and larger codes (100 mil) with a single scanner. It reads even badly damaged bar codes, ensuring faster, more accurate performance, and can capture bar codes from kiosk and laptop displays. With a depth of field of up to 19 inches, nearly all applications for standard range bar code scanning are satisfied.

Finally, the solid-state linear imaging technology in the 2415 scanner is significantly more reliable than laser scan engines. Lasers use a complex system of oscillating mirrors to automatically move the beam back and forth to successfully read a bar code symbol. Linear imagers are solid state with no moving parts.

The 2415 is part of IntermecÂ’s popular 2400 line of data collection computers. Based on a common architecture, the 2400 family is the industryÂ’s broadest line of data collection computers, with batch and wireless handhelds, vehicle mounts, and stationary data collection computers. The 2400 product line provides a complete solution from the storefront to the warehouse, supporting industry standard development tools and connectivity.

Pricing and Availability details:

The new 2415 will be available with Intermec distributors by the end of April. The estimated price for: base configuration of full alphanumeric, 2MB flash, UDP plus, IEEE 802.11b is US$1,900. There is an additional cost of US$500 for the Vista Engine option. The complete unit will cost US$2,400.

About Intermec

Intermec Technologies Corp. has been named Microsoft’s OEM Embedded Partner of the Year. Intermec is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, Intellitag® RFID (radio frequency identification) and mobile computing systems. The company’s products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service.

For more information please refer to: www. intermec. com