SYMBOL ANNOUNCES NEW VALUE LINE OF LASER BAR CODE SCANNERS AT RETAIL SYSTEMS SHOW IN CHICAGO Tuesday 26 June 2001 PDF Print Feature-Laden Cobra LS 1900 Provides a Single "Best Choice Scanner" With Broad Connectivity and Flexibility Symbol Technologies today announced at the Retail Systems Show in Chicago the introduction of the Symbol Cobra LS 1900 Series laser bar code readers, featuring the broadest connectivity and most flexible range of interface options on the market. The Cobra LS 1900 is the first bar code reader in its class to decode the emerging Reduced Space Symbology (RSS) bar codes. "The Cobra LS 1900 offers design elements and features previously found only in more expensive products," says Brian Viscount, Vice President of the Scanning Product Division at Symbol. "For example, by adding RSS, the new bar code driven by the UCC/EAN standards organizations, customers are able to read extended product information, such as variable weights, prices and dates. Customers investing in new Cobra products today won't need to upgrade their hardware in six months to accommodate the emerging RSS codes." The Cobra LS 1900 Series will be available in triggered and triggerless configurations for optimised "aim and scan" or contact bar code reading, and will come with a host of features usually found in higher-end offerings, including Advanced Data Formatting (ADF), flash memory and RSS decode capabilities. The Cobra readers are compatible with Symbol's universal cables, which ensure connectivity to any host. "The Cobra LS 1900 expands our already deep product offering to our business partners," said Stanley P. Jaworski, Jr., Vice President and General Manager, Symbol Worldwide Channels and Alliances. "Indirect sales have been an increasing part of Symbol's overall revenue, and with products like the Cobra series, we increase the competitiveness of our product portfolio and ultimately increase our sales to second and third-tier retail customers." "We welcome the introduction of the Cobra line because it will give our customers a quality product from the leader in bar code data capture that competes aggressively in the price sensitive part of the marketplace, especially with niche and specialty retailers," says Buck Baker, Vice President of Merchandising from ScanSource. "Cost and ease of implementation are two of the most important concerns of our customer base and the Cobra line addresses both important issues." The Cobra LS 1900 Series will showcase design enhancements such as a large, bright two-color LED and adjustable volume beeper for strong visual and audible feedback on decodes. Detailed attention to the handheld ergonomic includes a curved rubber nose for easy scan beam orientation - even when scanning on contact - as well as a lightweight balanced form maximised for operator comfort. The Cobra LS 1900 will come with a five-year warranty against defects, as well as a Lifetime warranty on the patented Mylar scan element. About Symbol Technologies: Symbol Technologies, winner of the 1999 US National Medal of Technology, is a global leader in mobile data transaction systems, providing innovative customer solutions based on wireless local area networking for data and voice, application-specific mobile computing and bar code data capture. Symbol's wireless information appliances connect the physical world of people on the move, packages, paper and shipping pallets, to information systems and the Internet. Today, some 10 million Symbol bar code scanners, mobile computers and wireless LANs are utilised worldwide in markets ranging from retailing to transportation and distribution logistics, manufacturing, parcel and postal delivery, government, healthcare and education. Symbol's systems and products are used to increase productivity from the factory floor to the retail store, to the enterprise and out to the home. Information about Symbol is available at http://www.symbol.com. ______________________________________________________________________ Click on the link below to see this news release as it appears on the Brodeur News Room website and obtain full contact details. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/release.asp?rid=1589&cid=... ______________________________________________________________________ Click the link below to login and update your company and subject preferences, or personal details. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/login.asp ______________________________________________________________________ Click on the link below to have your login details re-sent to you. http://www.brodeurnewsroom.com/asp/forgot.asp ______________________________________________________________________ This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Pleon in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.