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Dec 15 2006
Barcode Reader CR1200 - New Market Leader
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Kerri Brand
Director of Marketing
Office: (801) 495-2200
Cell: (801) 859-2913
Email: kerri.brand@codecorp.com



Barcode Reader CR1200 - New Market Leader

Code Corporation's new barcode reader outperforms and outprices competition


Salt Lake City, UT
- December 15, 2006 - Code Corporation announced today the release of a significant new barcode reader - Code Reader 1200™ (CR1200) - using MegaPixel CMOS digital imaging and Code's proven Dynamic Optimization Technology (DOT) working to continuously improve decode performance. The CR1200 is priced to compete with traditional laser scanners while providing omni-directional reading of all linear and two-dimensional symbologies, and outperforming competing products in ease-of-use, durability, programmability, and host connectivity.

"The CR1200 is simple, fast and affordable. The performance of this barcode reader is amazing," said George Powell, president and CEO of Code Corporation. "Our industrial-biased Code Reader 2 and Code Reader 3 product line outclassed competing products in flexibility, size, weight, and wireless operation. The CR1200 applies Code's long experience in CMOS imaging technology to the traditional cabled reader market, with a low price and reading performance that cannot be matched."

Using the CR1200 is extremely intuitive. It has a user-friendly targeting technique, guiding the user to optimal reading distance. A vibrating motor provides tactile user feedback in noisy environments where visual and audible feedback isn't enough to confirm a "good read" and in quiet environments where beeping barcode readers are a distraction. CR1200 is a cabled gun-format device with a permanent lanyard hook, durable over-molded housing and secured cable clip attachment. The durable CR1200 is extremely rugged and designed for high volume reading and imaging applications where a cabled reader is acceptable.

True to the barcode reading excellence seen in all Code readers, CR1200 can read and decode any symbology at exceptional speed – including one and two-dimensional barcodes such as DataMatrix, PDF417, UPC/EAN/JAN, RSS and approximately 30 others – making it the logical choice for future-proofing businesses. When accompanied with Code's JavaScript Application Development Kit, complex data parsing and preprocessing is at the reader level, simplifying host-end support. Decoding, Document Imaging and OCR functions are supported by a high speed CMOS embedded processor from Raza Microelectronics® Inc. (RMI).

The RMI Alchemy™ Au1200 Processor is a versatile high-performance, low-power, high integration system-on-a-chip targeted at portable media players, digital media adapters, automotive information and entertainment multimedia clients and devices, such as the CR1200 from Code, where efficient digital media processing and low power are valued. The Au1200™ Processor features an enhanced video subsystem optimized for common video formats, a specialized media acceleration engine which removes the need for external digital signal processing, USB 2.0 (high-speed, full-speed, low-speed and On-the-Go support), CCIR656 camera interface, AES-128 data encryption/decryption, programmable serial controllers, and support for DDR1 and DDR2 SDRAM memory devices. The Alchemy Au1200 can be used with an externally wired device or in a wireless environment, making it the perfect processor for Code's entire line of barcode readers.

"We were pleased to work with Code on its next generation of barcode readers," said Mike Wodopian, vice president and general manager, Alchemy Solutions at RMI. "The selection of the Alchemy Au1200 further shows the breadth of capability and levels of integration that are needed for Code to continue its technical advantages in the market."


About Code Corporation

Code Corporation designs, develops and manufactures automatic identification and data collection devices, accessories and application enablement systems. Code's compact portable products provide 'plug and play' input of data from barcodes and advanced 2D symbols. Cordless systems utilize enhanced Bluetooth® radios. Code provides reading and decoding of all open barcode symbologies. While committed to open symbology support, Code also offers its proprietary GoCode® symbology for secured data applications. Code's worldwide headquarters are located in the Salt Lake City, Utah metropolitan area. For more information, go to: www.codecorp.com.

About RMI
Raza Microelectronics, Inc. (RMI®) is a fabless semiconductor company providing highly-integrated feature-rich products ranging from power-optimized System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions to high-performance processors for the digital consumer, wireless, networking and security markets. RMI offers the most advanced and most complete MIPS-Based® processing solutions with both 32/64-bit architectures supporting frequencies from 300MHz to 1.2GHz. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, California with subsidiary offices in Texas, India, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China. More information about RMI can be found on the company's website at: www.RazaMicro.com