Code Ships First RoHS/WEEE Compliant Barcode Readers
Launch of Completely 'Green' Product Line
Salt Lake City, UT
- June 9, 2006 - Code Corporation announced today its' first shipment of environmentally friendly barcode readers to a European customer, in preparation for the July 1, 2006 deadline for compliance as established by the European Union (EU).
"These units will be beta-tested by our distributors and end-users and will be followed shortly by volume shipments of our entire product line," said George Powell, president and CEO of Code Corporation. "Code is pleased to be among the leading companies world-wide to meet the very aggressive schedule established by the EU for RoHS/WEEE compliance."
Code has initiated the manufacturing requirements for a completely 'green' product line, indicating compliance for all its products to RoHS/WEEE requirements. Code's products will bear labels emphasizing compliance.
- Indicates RoHS Compliance
- Indicates WEEE Compliance
Unlike traditional manufacturing processes for virtually all existing electronic devices, RoHS/WEEE compliant products can use only trace amounts of heavy metals in fabrication (such as lead, cadmium and chromium). Implementing compliance measures required the development of new soldering materials and new processes for fabricating circuit boards. Eliminating electronic devices as a source of heavy metal pollution reduces stress on the world's landfill and recycling facilities.
Code Corporation manufactures portable imaging-based barcode reading systems designed to interpret virtually all barcode symbols, ranging from the familiar linear product barcodes on retail items, to complex two-dimensional matrix barcodes which store several hundred bytes of data in an area the size of a postage stamp.
"Nearly half of our products are sold in Europe," said Powell. "Our products are used in a variety of industrial, governmental and medical applications."
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