- THE MAGAZINE
DENSO ADC, Long Beach, Calif., announced a new AT27Q-SB hand-held barcode scanner, the latest addition to its AT20Q-Series high-speed devices.
The AT27Q-SB offers scanning of 2-D barcodes, such as the QR code, as well as 1-D barcodes, and is accessible via Bluetooth 2.1 technology, which enables wireless communication with mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, in addition to traditional PCs.
A high-speed shutter eliminates the effect of camera shake, so barcodes can be scanned from any direction within 360 degrees for increased operator efficiency. Advanced anti-reflection technology allows reliable reading of barcodes on the LCD screens of mobile phones.
Use of the latest DENSO algorithms and an increased number of pixels enables trouble-free scanning of wide barcodes. An advanced-design scanning engine handles 1-D barcodes with module resolutions down to 0.125 mm and 2-D barcodes down to 0.167 mm, giving the AT27Q-SB an extended application range.
The compact, lightweight and ergonomic design of the AT27Q-SB makes it easy to hold and use, reducing operator fatigue.
Plus, antimicrobial materials incorporated into the AT27Q-SB’s housing helps prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and fungi, making the AT27Q-SB ideal for applications where devices are shared.
The AT27Q-SB is highly durable with a rugged, shock-absorbing construction that withstands rigorous drop testing onto concrete. In addition, the device features IP42 dust- and water-resistant protection, as well as a connector-cable locking mechanism that helps prevent damage to the connector and cable.