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Aug 22 2006
New Accessories Expand Code Readers' Usability
Media Contact:
Kerri Brand
Director of Marketing
Office: (801) 495-2200
Cell: (801) 859-2913
Email: kerri.brand@codecorp.com


New Accessories Expand Code Readers' Usability

 
Ruggedized Cabled Handle, New Battery Handle and Mountable CodeXML Modem


Salt Lake City, UT
- August 22, 2006 - Code Corporation announced several new accessories for its CR2 and CR3 barcode readers to further enhance in-use scenarios, including: two new handles for high volume barcode reading - the H2, a cabled ruggedized handle, and the BH1/BH2, a battery handle available in two sizes; a 12 ft. USB cable to extend reach of cabled readers in production environments; and new housing for the versatile CodeXML Bluetooth® Modem with added connectivity and data security options.

"Our products are used in environments with many challenges," said, George Powell, Code's president and CEO. "We have added extensive upgrades to the Code Reader product line that extend the use-life of our products in all of the industrial, medical, transportation and public sector markets we serve."

The new cabled handle, dubbed the 'H2' is designed for rugged, high volume barcode reading environments. It has elastomer overmolding and is ergonomically designed for comfortable use in the most demanding cabled applications. While maintaining the Code Reader's modularity and flexibility for many uses, the reader and cable are secured to the handle using the reader's existing battery compartment, with optional further security provided by threaded screw inserts in the latest CR2 and CR3 models. The handle provides increased protection to the reader's window and LEDs. The H2 accommodates a lanyard hook option, allowing attachment to a retractable cable or lanyard. With an extended trigger life of three million activations, the H2 provides the solid choice for increasing Code reader productivity in harsh use conditions.

Batch and Wireless (Bluetooth) users have two new choices of Battery Handle products. The BH1 and BH2 share the same rugged design elements as the H2, with a choice in battery capacity: BH1-1950 mAH lithium ion battery; and BH2-3900 mAH lithium ion battery. Both have 'quick release' design elements to easily remove the battery for charging, while maintaining secure connection to the reader while in use.

The new packaging for the CodeXML modem provides mounting features which enhance its modularity, and provides USB Keyboard, PS2 Keyboard, and RS232 (Serial) host communications features. An optional feature for encryption of captured data before wireless transmission by employing 32-bit key generation, from pass phrase, provides unequaled Bluetooth data security.

"These accessories have been added to our product line as a direct result of our many years of experience with end user applications and requirements." Powell said.


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.