Introduction to Fixed Position Barcode Scanners...

Barcodes have (literally) become a distinguishing mark of the modern era. The familiar stripes are almost everywhere in everyday life; libraries, retail stores, supermarkets, post offices, law firms, shipping companies, couriers, manufacturers, hospitals, etc. The benefits of bar coding are obvious. Improved data accuracy and accessibility enable a company to make correct decisions about future needs and actions. Although the applicable areas of barcode are extremely varied, the purpose is the same, improving data/materials management and reducing operation costs. This requires a high performance barcode scanning solution.

Fixed Position scanning uses a series of scanning lines of varying directions in the form of a starburst or other multiangle arrangement projected at the symbol. One or more of these beams will cross all of the symbol's bars and spaces. The Scantech ID range of scanners use a laser pattern of beams in varying orientations allowing them to read barcodes presented at different angles. Fixed Position scanners are most familiar through the flatbed scanners used at the supermarket checkout where packages are slid across a glass window. There are a range of different units available for varying scanning applications, from close range retail to industrial conveyor scanning where the unit might be fixed several metres away from the code. Multi beam scanners are also better at reading poorly printed, wrinkled, or even torn barcodes.

Sirius S-7030

Sirius S-7030 Fixed or handheld laser scanner
  • Counter top or handheld laser scanner
  • Depth of field 200mm
  • 5 direction scan pattern, 20 scan lines
  • Reads most poular 1D barcodes
  • Scanning speed 1350 scans/sec
  • Triple interface; RS232, KBW, USB - selected by cable configuration
  • Advanced rubber suspension to eliminate shock & vibration
  • Available in Black, Red/Dark Grey & Light/Dark grey
  • Sirius S-7030 Fixed or Handheld Laser Scanner specification


Libra L-7050

Libra L-7050 Fixed or wall mounted laser scanner
  • Counter top or wall mounted laser scanner
  • Depth of field 260mm
  • 6 direction scan pattern, 24 scan lines
  • Reads most poular 1D barcodes, incl. GS1 Databar
  • Scanning speed 2000 scans/sec
  • Durable case, IP54 rating, 1m drop resistant
  • Autosense function saves power and improves lifetime
  • Libra L-7050 Fixed or Wall mounted Laser Scanner specification

Mica M-9030

Mica M-9030 Compact scan engine
  • Most compact omni-laser barcode scan engine in its class
  • Depth of field 260mm
  • 6 direction scan pattern, 24 scan lines
  • Reads most poular 1D barcodes, incl. GS1 Databar
  • Scanning speed 2000 scans/sec
  • Autosense function saves power and improves lifetime
  • Mica M-9030 Compact Scan Engine specification



Orion O-3050

Orion O-3050 Presentation laser scanner
  • Omnidirectional presentation laser barcode scanner
  • Flexible stand enables ergonomic positioning
  • Depth of field 330mm
  • 7 direction scan pattern, 24 scan lines
  • Reads all 1D standard barcodes, incl. GS1 Databar
  • Scanning Speed: 2400 scans/sec
  • EAS deactivation antenna compatibile with RF security systems
  • Orion O-3050 Presentation Laser Scanner specification


Pollux P-4010

Pollux P-4010 Vertical Retail Scanner
  • Retail scanner, optimised for vertical installations
  • Mounting choice for fly-by or presentation modes
  • One of the flattest scanners in the market
  • 5 field, 20 scan lines
  • Scanning Speed: 2000 scans/sec
  • Large EAS deactivation range
  • Pollux P-4010 Vertical Retail Scanner specification



Castor C-5010

Castor C-5010 Horizontal Retail Scanner
  • Retail scanner, optimised for horizontal scanning
  • No need to lift or tilt the scanned item
  • Interfaces; RS232, OCIA, IBM RS485, KBW
  • 5 field, 15 scan lines
  • Scanning Speed: 1500 scans/sec
  • EAS compatible
  • Standard auxiliary port for connecting other scanners
  • Castor C-5010 Horizontal Retail Scanner specification


Gemini G-5040

Gemini G-5040 Bi-optic scanner module
  • Bi-optic scanner module
  • Combined Castor & Pollux retail scanners
  • No need to lift or tilt the scanned item
  • Interfaces; RS232, OCIA, IBM RS485, KBW
  • 5 field, 15 scan lines
  • Scanning Speed: 1500 scans/sec
  • EAS compatible
  • Standard auxiliary port for connecting other scanners
  • Gemini G-5040 Bi-optic scanner module specification