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Bar Code Reading Technology Boasts Small High-Resolution Imager

A small sensor is useful for high-volume products with constrained space

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Bar Code Reading Technology Boasts Small High-Resolution Imager

A soild-state imager can accurately decode both linear bar codes and 2-D symbols.

A miniature solid-state imager is fully contained within a special lightweight but durable alloy case. The MS-4 imaging device from Microscan (Renton, WA; www.microscan.com) has powerful algorithms and can accurately decode both linear bar codes and 2-D symbols, such as Code 39, Data Matrix, PDF417, and RSS. These can be read omnidirectionally on multiple surfaces and at close range.

The ultrawide field of view and compact size of the imager, along with corner exit cables and optional right-angle mirrors, allow integration flexibility and provide a suitable choice for embedded clinical applications.

Integrating the device into laboratory instruments, such as sample preparation and handling systems, provides 100% data integrity.

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