Warning: include(../../../mlog_indexlocal.inc): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/mlogedelivery/public_html/magazine/HTMLheader.txt on line 3

Warning: include(): Failed opening '../../../mlog_indexlocal.inc' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/mlogedelivery/public_html/magazine/HTMLheader.txt on line 3
m.logistics Magazine | On Track & On Target | Motorola’s Symbol solution to Android barcode scanning

Search our million-word eleven-year archive

Honeywell
Subs promotion

 

RSS   RSS news feed
Click for details

Varlink

 

Micronet

 

Telogis

 

Paragon Software Systems

 

Honeywell Scanning & Mobility

 

Quartix

 

121 Systems

 

MapMechanics

 

Ctrack

 

Systemslink2

 

Isotrak

 

Catalina Software

 

TranSend Solutions

 

Vigo Software

 

Cognito

 

Blackbay

 

Truckcom Systens

 

Getac

 

Wavelink

 

Solarvista

 

Qcom

 

Mandata

 

Digital Task Management

 

 

 

30 December 2014

Motorola’s Symbol solution to Android barcode scanning


Warning: mysql_fetch_object(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/mlogedelivery/public_html/other/routines.php on line 124

Warning: mysql_fetch_object(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /home/mlogedelivery/public_html/other/routines.php on line 124

If you’ve been following at our recent commentary about using consumer Android devices for business applications, you’ll find one concern consistently voiced – the problem of barcode scanning with the device’s standard on-board camera. Often it’s not fast enough, and it demands too much accuracy. Result: a potential loss of productivity.

Now Motorola Solutions has tackled this issue head-on, coming up with a neat solution in the form of a light, compact professional scanner that links to a smartphone or similar device wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Critically, the CS4070 is said to scan 1D and 2D barcodes both near and far; and omni-directional scanning eliminates the need to align the scanner with the barcode. The company adds that it can capture virtually any barcode with its advanced imaging engine.

The field-replaceable battery holds enough power for a full 12-hour shift, and an LED indicator lets workers know how much charge is left. 

The CS4070 is said to work with all today’s popular Android, iOS and Windows tablets, laptops and smartphones. We don’t have definitive pricing, but we understand it can be had for well under £300, which means it shouldn’t undermine the economics of using low-cost Android devices in the first place. It could have a lot of appeal.

* Perhaps significantly, Motorola Solutions is calling this device the Symbol CS4070, reviving the brand name it dropped after acquiring Symbol Technologies in 2006: presumably a prelude to the acquisition of its enterprise division by Zebra Technologies.

 

Other stories in this issue

 

Top of page