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Intermec Introduces New General Duty Barcode Scanner Family featuring the Industry’s Fastest Imaging Technology

8th February 2012 READING, UK

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Dave Martin

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Phone +44 (0) 207 632 3853

Intermec, Inc. (NYSE: IN) today announced the SG20 family of handheld scanners featuring the industry’s fastest 2D imaging technology for highly responsive omnidirectional scanning. Designed to speed up the bar code scanning process in retail, healthcare and general countertop scanning applications, the SG20 scanner minimizes the time and effort required to read a bar code by providing more than 50 times the motion tolerance of competitive scanners.

“With true omnidirectional scanning of both 1D and 2D bar codes, combined with best-in-class motion tolerance, the SG20 series enables users to scan bar codes at record speed at any orientation,” said David Downey, General Manager of Data Capture, Intermec. “The SG20 family further enhances Intermec’s complete channel-focused handheld scanner product portfolio by delivering the highest level of productivity, device reliability and uptime for customers in scan-intensive environments.”

The stylish and ergonomic design of the SG20 series sets it apart from traditional gun-shaped handheld scanners. Optimized for user comfort, the SG20 features a natural smooth grip and trigger location ideal for constant, everyday use. The SG20 also provides choice. Models are available with 1D linear or 2D high performance imagers and either Bluetooth® cordless or corded connectivity. They all integrate seamlessly with point of sale systems, personal computers, healthcare information and warehouse management systems.

Improving the checkout process

Designed to provide highly responsive and accurate scanning during the checkout process, the reliable SG20 scanner ensures all common 1D and 2D bar codes are scanned easily and consistently so customers can be served quickly. With its ergonomic design, the SG20 is perfect for retail where user comfort and counter space is at a premium, and the large multi-color LED provides a bright visual cue to confirm a successful scan.

High-performance scanning for healthcare applications

Whether at the admitting desk, nurses’ station, patient bedside, lab or pharmacy—the SG20 healthcare model minimizes the time and effort to read a bar code, improving productivity while ensuring important verification processes are completed. The disinfectant-ready housing of the SG20, when combined with a protocol of frequent disinfecting, can minimize the spread of infectious diseases while providing years of reliable scanning under these conditions.

Insert quote from Richa Gupta, Bar code Analyst, VDC Research Group

The 1D linear models have a list price starting at $170 USD, while the SG20 healthcare model pricing starts at $470 USD. Both are available globally through Intermec’s distribution channels. The SG20 healthcare models will also be on display in the Intermec booth #12852 at the HIMSS Healthcare Show in Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 20-24, 2012.

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About Intermec
Intermec Inc. (NYSE:IN) develops and integrates products, services and technologies that identify, track and manage supply chain assets and information. Core technologies include rugged mobile computing and data collection systems, bar code printers, label media, and RFID. The company's products and services are used by customers in many industries worldwide to improve the productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations. For more information about Intermec, visit or call 800-347-2636.

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