Captain Midnight probably never imagined anything quite like this, but the decoder ring has gone high-tech. The Cordless Ring Scanner (CRS) 9P from Socket Communications Inc. combines laser bar-code scanning with Bluetooth wireless technology, to allow users to scan bar codes by simply pointing a finger.
The Cordless Ring Scanner lets users scan codes on materials, goods and packages quickly and efficiently without picking up and putting down a gun scanner. The CRS 9P is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably on the index finger and uses an exclusive Liquidmetal casing, which has more than twice the strength of titanium, enabling a light, compact design. The CRS 9P is IP54 compliant for water and dust resistance and can sustain multiple drops from four feet.
The unit also features Fuzzy Logic technology for scanning damaged, poor quality or hard-to-read bar codes. Socket's Error Proof Protocol ensures that scanned data are correctly received by the mobile computing device and allows for real-time validation of data and error notification to the user.
The CRS 9P is tethered to a Class 1 Bluetooth device that is strapped on the wrist. The Bluetooth device transmits scanned data wirelessly to a mobile computer without dangling cables or protruding antennas to slow the user down or restrict movement. The CRS 9P also includes SocketScan keyboard emulation software that directs scanned data into any Windows, Palm or Symbian application as virtual keystrokes. A Software Developers Kit is available separately for developers who wish to embed control of the CRS into their applications.
Company: Socket Communications
Company Phone: (510) 744-2700
Company URL: www.socketcom.com