Breathing New Life Into Barcode Scanning

By Maxatec Europe, PRNE
Sunday, July 10, 2011

ALTRINCHAM, England, July 11, 2011 -

Maxa Technologies (’Maxatec’) has released the new href="">Pidion
BI-500, an ‘incredibly smart and energetic’ rugged handheld
barcode scanner into its fast growing portfolio of products for the
Mobile Computing, EPOS and AIDC markets.

The new small and compact mobile device was developed following
the success of the BI-300 advanced handheld scanner. The BI-500 is
equipped with 1D Laser or 2D imager as well as having an optional
RFID reader with GPS capability. Easy to use keys provide simple
and easy operation, and with an IP54 rating, the BI-500 can
withstand 1.5m drops to concrete and is sealed against rain and
dust. Targeted at a number of markets including retail,
transportation and logistics, healthcare, manufacturing and the
public sector, the BI-500 brings new levels of smart and powerful
functionality to href="">
barcode scanners.

Steve Berry, Director of Maxa Technologies Limited, commented:
“The BI-500 is a really neat product offering our customers some
differentiation in the vastly competitive world of barcode
scanning.  This barcode scanner will operate on a number of
operating platforms, including Windows 7 and Android, allowing
integration with Mobile PC and Smartphone applications.  It
will also scan barcodes and save the location data simultaneously
offering integrated functionality and improved productivity for the
user.”  Berry continued: “The high capacity Li-ion battery
allows the scanner to last up to 60 hours straight on a full
charge, and it lasts approximately for 35 hours at a rate of 1 scan
per minute.  Not bad performance for such a small and
lightweight device.”

The scanner has an OLED display with a 3-key keypad and has been
designed predominantly for the field work environment ensuring
reliability under difficult conditions, such as rain or dust.
 The device can also be used in batch mode, with GPS
capabilities enabling location-based applications, such as post and
parcel delivery.

The BI-500 comes with a standard 12 month warranty with optional
PidionCare Comprehensive Maintenance Agreements for 1 to 3 years.
Various accessories are also available, including cables, wrist
strap and neck strap.

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About Maxatec

Maxatec is an ISO 9001:2000 certified, Value Added Supplier of
Specialist IT Hardware and Services. Maxatec’s product portfolio
includes TPG point of sale printers, NCR POS terminals, Cognitive
bar code label printers, Datamax-ONeil mobile printers, TSC label
printers, Zebex barcode scanners, Sewoo portable printers, Bluebird
Pidion mobile computing products, MMF cash drawers,and Firich (FEC)
Touchscreens. Maxatec also offers software and services including
NiceLabel label design package, and a wide range of consumables
(paper, labels, ribbons), spare parts and in-house and on-site
service capabilities.  Maxatec manufactures and distributes a
range of small battery backed receipt printers, as well as having
its own brand of receipt printers and POS Terminals.

The Maxatec brand is synonymous with high standards of service
as well as high performance, high quality products.

For more information about Maxatec:
Tel: +44(0)161-942-7850
Fax: +44(0)161-927-7664



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