PRN: Breathing New Life Into Barcode Scanning

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Breathing New Life Into Barcode Scanning


ALTRINCHAM, England, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Maxa Technologies ('Maxatec') has released the new Pidion BI-500, an 'incredibly smart and energetic' rugged handheld barcode scanner into its fast growing portfolio of products for the Mobile Computing, EPOS and AIDC markets.

The new small and compact mobile device was developed following the success of the BI-300 advanced handheld scanner. The BI-500 is equipped with 1D Laser or 2D imager as well as having an optional RFID reader with GPS capability. Easy to use keys provide simple and easy operation, and with an IP54 rating, the BI-500 can withstand 1.5m drops to concrete and is sealed against rain and dust. Targeted at a number of markets including retail, transportation and logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and the public sector, the BI-500 brings new levels of smart and powerful functionality to barcode scanners.

Steve Berry, Director of Maxa Technologies Limited, commented: "The BI-500 is a really neat product offering our customers some differentiation in the vastly competitive world of barcode scanning.  This barcode scanner will operate on a number of operating platforms, including Windows 7 and Android, allowing integration with Mobile PC and Smartphone applications.  It will also scan barcodes and save the location data simultaneously offering integrated functionality and improved productivity for the user."  Berry continued: "The high capacity Li-ion battery allows the scanner to last up to 60 hours straight on a full charge, and it lasts approximately for 35 hours at a rate of 1 scan per minute.  Not bad performance for such a small and lightweight device."

The scanner has an OLED display with a 3-key keypad and has been designed predominantly for the field work environment ensuring reliability under difficult conditions, such as rain or dust.  The device can also be used in batch mode, with GPS capabilities enabling location-based applications, such as post and parcel delivery.

The BI-500 comes with a standard 12 month warranty with optional PidionCare Comprehensive Maintenance Agreements for 1 to 3 years. Various accessories are also available, including cables, wrist strap and neck strap.

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About Maxatec

Maxatec is an ISO 9001:2000 certified, Value Added Supplier of Specialist IT Hardware and Services. Maxatec's product portfolio includes TPG point of sale printers, NCR POS terminals, Cognitive bar code label printers, Datamax-ONeil mobile printers, TSC label printers, Zebex barcode scanners, Sewoo portable printers, Bluebird Pidion mobile computing products, MMF cash drawers,and Firich (FEC) Touchscreens. Maxatec also offers software and services including NiceLabel label design package, and a wide range of consumables (paper, labels, ribbons), spare parts and in-house and on-site service capabilities.  Maxatec manufactures and distributes a range of small battery backed receipt printers, as well as having its own brand of receipt printers and POS Terminals.

The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service as well as high performance, high quality products.

For more information about Maxatec:
Tel: +44(0)161-942-7850
Fax: +44(0)161-927-7664

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