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May 26 2010
Code Corporation Launches Code Reader 8000 Featuring Aptina™ MT9M033 HD Image Sensor
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Kerri Brand
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Code Corporation Launches Code Reader 8000 Featuring Aptina™ MT9M033 HD Image Sensor

 

Salt Lake City, UT - May 26, 2010 - Code Corporation announces that its new CR8000 barcode reader features the new MT9M033 HD image sensor from Aptina™. The Code Reader 8000 (CR8000), designed for embedded applications, includes a world-class imaging and decoding platform that meets demanding space requirements without compromising on barcode reading performance.

Code began collaborating with Aptina on its new product during the summer of 2009."We had very strict product requirements, and the Aptina MT9M033 was the clear choice in meeting the needs of our product roadmap for the next 5 to 7 years”, said Garrett Russell, VP of Marketing for Code Corporation. "Our products have several key differentiators that give Code extreme competitive advantage in the marketplace and by selecting the MT9M033 from Aptina, we have chosen a partner that gives us the base platform to continuously push barcode scanning performance to the next level.

Aptina’s sensor can be integrated with either a global shutter or rolling shutter. For the CR8000, Code has initially selected the rolling shutter, but with pin for pin compatibility, Code can easily integrate the global shutter version for additional applications that have unique barcode scanning requirements.

Designed with Aptina Dual Conversion Gain (DCG) technology and high speed capture technology, the MT9M033 HD megapixel image sensor uniquely offers both<60 fps high speed capture and excellent low light sensitivity for barcode reading function."HD resolution, speed and performance are critical success factors for scan reader devices.We are very excited about Code Corporation adopting the MT9M003 and fully optimizing the sensor capabilities in their latest CR8000 reader,” said David Zimpfer, Vice President and General Manager of Aptina’s Automotive & Industrial Business Unit. ”We are committed to developing and delivering distinctive imaging solutions like the MT9M033 to our customers.”

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 Aptina
Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions with a growing portfolio of products that can be found in all leading mobile phone and notebook computer brands as well as a wide range of products for digital and video cameras, surveillance, medical, automotive and industrial applications, video conferencing, barcode scanners, toys, and gaming. Aptina enables Imaging Everywhere™ and continually drives innovation in the market as seen with the introduction of the first 14MP CMOS image sensor for point-and-shoot and hybrid cameras (MT9F001), and the industry’s first 5MP SOC with ¼" format (MT9P111). Aptina is a privately held company with investors that include Riverwood Capital, TPG Capital andMicron Technology. For additional information on Aptina, visitwww.aptina.com

Aptina, and Imaging Everywhere are trademarks of Aptina Imaging Corporation.