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New Scanning and Mobility Products from Honeywell
By Ariel Jones
Honeywell's Scanning & Mobility division introduced several new additions to its portfolio of retail solutions, including a new bioptic scanner/scale, rugged mobile computer, and device management software. The products were revealed at the National Retail Federation's 2012 Expo.
Optimus 5900 RFID Mobile Computer
The Optimus 5900 is Honeywell's first retail-oriented mobile computer to combine RFID and automated data collection technology. With the ability to read up to 45 EPC RFID tags in a 10-second timeframe, the 5900 aims to provide improved inventory visibility and item-ordering accuracy. The rugged device features a 3.5-inch screen and resistive touch panel, as well as new Adaptus Imaging Technology for better data capture. The Optimus 5900 will begin shipping in February.
Mobility and Scanning Device Management Solution
Honeywell's new Remote MasterMind 3.0 software lets retailers monitor and update mobile scanners, computers, and other connected devices from one platform. From a single web-based console, users can track device usage and overall performance. The solution also allows retailers to incorporate Windows, Android, and iOS phones and tablets in their network. Remote MasterMind 3.0 will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2012.
Stratos 2700 Hybrid Bioptic Scanner
Designed for speeding up the retail checkout experience, the next-generation Stratos 2700 bioptic scanner/scale incorporates a new hybrid platform that delivers pass-through scanning of linear barcodes, as well as area-imaging technology for 2D barcodes. The scanner also comes equipped with a monitoring system to reduce checkout loss. The Stratos 2700 will begin shipping in July.
"In an effort to address the key pain points our customers tell us they have, our enhanced product and software portfolio delivers new ways to streamline automated data capture and management in retail," said Taylor Smith of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. "[These] introductions demonstrate our ongoing commitment to meeting the growing needs of our retail customers."
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