Datalogic, a provider of automatic data capture and industrial automation products, showed off its Jade X7 pOréal scanner, an automated visual scanner for retail checkout, at the ProMat trade show in Chicago today.
The unit contains advanced imaging technology that reads bar codes and visually recognizes items as they pass through scanning arches on a high-speed checkstand belt, regardless of their orientation. With faster throughput performance than current checkout systems, the system scans all six sides of any passing box or item.
The unit is far smaller and less expensive than previous scanning devices. The decreased size and expense allows the unit to meet solutions in omnichannel logistics, leverage stores as distribution centers, and help provide same-day delivery, said Robert Beideman, Datalogic's vice president for retail logistics.
Also running in the company's booth was the AV7000 advanced-vision linear camera, providing high-resolution image processing good enough to satisfy optical character recognition (OCR) programs and to allow users to track passing packages by barcode. The system is integrated with the company's DS8110 laser scanner and can also be configured to measure weight, dimension, visual pattern recognition and HazMat detection, the company says.