Intermec ships new handheld cordless scanner

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Intermec announced shipment of the new SR61ex, the first handheld cordless scanner to integrate the company’s proprietary Intellibeam EX25 near-far area imaging technology. With its autofocus capabilities, the SR61ex can read any kind of bar code–from near or far–enabling customers to improve warehouse productivity, consolidate devices and reduce total cost of ownership., the company says.

The scanner is an ideal companion for forklift-based warehousing applications by extending the operator’s scanning reach and flexibility. Paired with a vehicle-mount computer such as the Intermec CV30 or CV60, the SR61ex can read 1D, 2D, composite and postal codes, in any orientation, from six inches to 50 feet away.

Operators can seamlessly transition from scanning an object in their hands, to scanning a pallet high up on a rack, to capturing an image. Tightly integrated Bluetooth wireless communication ensures smooth data transmission to the host computer, and with no cables to manage, operator safety and efficiency is also increased.

The SR61ex joins the EX25-enabled CK31ex mobile computer released by Intermec earlier this year, expanding the opportunities for customers to deploy flexible and accurate scanning technology across their supply chain. Both products enable customers to meet their diverse scanning needs today while providing a ready tool for adapting to future operational changes.

Built to withstand harsh operating environments such as multiple drops to concrete and hot and cold temperatures, the SR61ex is sealed against dirt and water. The scanner comes equipped with a long-lasting lithium battery that delivers more than 10 hours of use and is easily changed, minimizing downtime.

The SR61ex begins shipping to global customers this month.