HandScanner: Smallest, Lightest Wearable Scanner

Logistics BusinessHandScanner: Smallest, Lightest Wearable Scanner

Datalogic, a global leader in the automatic data capture and factory automation markets, is pleased to announce the launch of the new HandScanner™, the smallest and lightest non-intrusive hands-free scanner designed to streamline workers’ daily operations. This wearable allows workers to use both hands to pick items or packages faster and increase their productivity dramatically

The HandScanner allows workers to be faster, more efficient and improve the quality of their work, saving 4 seconds per scan and cutting reading errors by up to 33%.

The ergonomic design of the HandScanner delivers higher 1D and 2D barcode scanning accuracy, faster scanning times and drastically reduces errors. Workers can easily interact with objects while wearing the HandScanner, as it comfortably adapts to the operators’ natural movement. In addition, users are notified for each successful scan with optical, acoustic, and haptic technology feedback, so they can quickly proceed to the next step.

Compared to ring scanners, the HandScanner is thinner and has the unique advantage of being positioned on the back of the hand. Unlike a ring scanner that is held on the fingers of the worker, the HandScanner is not intrusive, more resistant, and is not exposed to bumps at every movement. Any kind of environment benefits from the HandScanner. Markets such as Transportation and Logistics, Manufacturing, Retail, and Healthcare will benefit from its flexibility and versatility. Workers can perform, among other applications, picking, packing, palletizing, receiving, sorting, shipping, store inventory, price checking, assembly, replenishment, finished product verification, pharmaceutical and laboratory warehouse management.

Customers can optimize the HandScanner’s capabilities by choosing the model that best suits their business requirements. The HandScanner is available in two versions: the “Standard range” is designed for close range scanning, between 10 to 80 cm / 3.9 to 31.4 inch, and fits well for Manufacturing, Retail and Healthcare applications. The ‘Mid-range’ model has a 30 to 150 cm / 11.8 to 59 inch scanning range and is the perfect solution for Transportation & Logistics environments like warehouses, plant floors, docks, and stock yards.

Workers can use a charged device for much longer than a full working shift. The HandScanner is designed to be always up and running. The battery runs up to 15 hours and 10,000 scans and is fully recharged in only 2 hours with its 2-slot charging station.

When staff are scanning while at static, semi-static or dynamic workstations, the data transfers automatically to a connected smartphone, mobile or industrial computer or tablet through Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity.

Paired with Datalogic mobile computers the HandScanner helps streamline processes to eliminate wasted time and steps. The HandScanner is easily coupled with Datalogic handheld (i.e. Memor™ 10 and Memor 20) and vehicle mount computers (i.e. Rhino™ II), providing workers with a complete and top performing solution for data collection.