Honeywell has released two new tools for retailers to shorten check out times and make shopping more personalized for customers and store owners. The Captuvo SL42 and SL22 (photo at left) are encasements for the iPhone 5 and fifth generation iPod Touch mobile digital devices, respectively, turning the consumer devices into selling tools that allow retail workers to look up inventory, scan barcodes and securely process payment.
Both products feature Adaptus 6.0 imaging technology, which reads virtually any bar code, including coupons or loyalty club bar codes found on the reflective screens of mobile devices.
Sportsman's Warehouse, with stores across the United States for outdoor enthusiasts, has deployed devices to equip workers in each of its 46 stores. The organization cited scanning performance, durability and ease-of-use as key factors in its decision.
"The Honeywell Captuvo SL22 is a great fit for our low-key shopping environment: it extends our workers' product and inventory expertise, and is much easier for customers and our workers to use than a traditional aisle-based check-out lane," said Mike Van Orden, Chief Technology Officer, Sportsman's Warehouse. "And because it's based on the Apple iOS, our employees already are familiar with the user interface, so there is very little training needed, even for temporary or seasonal help."
The Captuvo SL22 is now shipping, and the SL42 will ship this month. The first generation Captuvo SL22 sled for iPod Touch 4 was released in July 2012.