|Simple Scanner ™|
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For 30 years I have been helping organisations and individuals with their Barcode and Auto ID issues but now I have decided it is time to move on and retire from being the Barcode Man.
I will continue to respond to emails from existing customers about their earlier purchases, their special programming configurations and warranty issues but I regret I cannot help with new purchases or issues nor recommend alternative products or sources.
Lee Allen, The Barcode Man. February 2010
***** This scanner has now been discontinued *****
This barcode scanner meets the requirements for general scanning applications in an office or similar environment. It works simply and effectively with your Office PC, Laptop or Notepad.
The Simple-Scanner™ is an attractively styled and comfortable to use budget price barcode scanner. We call it the Simple Scanner because it is the simplest scanner to set up and use. There are no drivers to load, no software or manuals to download, no CDs to find when you want to upgrade your computer in the future.
Just plug in and start scanning. If you need a special or unusual configuration just scan the appropriate barcode in the booklet provided with every scanner- simple.
|Operating Voltage||5v ±5%|
|EMI regulatory||European/UK CE conformity, USA FCC Class A, RoHS, Lead-Free|
|Light Source||Red LED array (660nm)|
|Photo Sensor||CCD linear array|
|Resolution||0.1mm, (0.004 inch, 4 mil)|
|Width of field||75mm (2.95 inch)|
|Depth of field||40mm (1.57 inch)|
|Scan Rate||55-100 scans/sec|
|Dimensions||170mm x 85mm x 52mm (200mm x 110mm x 70mm packed)|
|Cable||1.8 metre (6 feet), Straight|
|Weight||120g (without cable), 220g (with cable), 440g (packed)|
|Operating Temperature||0°C min 50°C max|
|Storage Temperature||-10°C min 60°C max|
|Relative Humidity||5% - 95% (non-condensing)|
|Computer||PC, AT, PS2, PC notebook/Laptop, Apple MAC (ADB)|
|Options||USB (HID driver compatible), RS232|
|Good Read Indication||LED and Beep (Volume adjustable)|
|Barcode Formats||Code 39, Code 128, EAN, 2 from 5 (Interleaved, Industrial, Matrix), UPC, Codabar, UK Plessey, MSI, ISBN, and others|
I have often been asked if we stock low cost barcode scanners like the ones sometimes seen in those cut price computer catalogs which seem to come with the mail every other day.
Until recently my answer was No. Naturally I have looked at these scanners but to my critical eye there has always been some problem. Either the hardware build quality has been flaky— or the decoding software has been quirky— or the manufacturers support has been shaky.
This scanner is different. It is well made and well supported. OK so it doesn't have all the fancy programming features of some better known makes but frankly most people don't need 'em.
Of course this scanner will not always be the best choice. For some specialised uses there are more appropriate scanners. Libraries in the UK often use unusual or non standard symbologies or programming. Some critical healthcare applications need the assurance only a well established manufacturer can provide. Some high throughput applications will need a more aggressive scanner... etc. etc.
However most general barcode scanning applications are well met by this scanner. In terms of price and performance it is hard to beat - it carries my personal recommendation.
Contact me if you are unsure about the requirements for your particular application.
The USB scanners are simple to install there is no driver needed and you do not need to open the PC case. Just plug into a vacant USB connector and wait a moment for the Windows installer to complete. The Scanner configures itself as a HID device and acts like a second keyboard.
We preconfigure the scanner to append a carriage return code to the scanned data which most applications need. A programming manual is provided with every order so you can esily alter the default configuration by scanning special barcodes. Help is available if you need it.
|Prices & Ordering|
This scanner has now beeen discontinued but replacement cables are still available.
|Description|| Part |
| Web Price|
|Spare/Replacement USB interface cable. (Can also be used to adapt the Keywedge™ or RS232 scanner to USB).||AL-58cab-usb||£ 12.75|
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