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Honeywell Introduces Wireless-Scanning Workhorse for Demanding Industrial Environments

BY CSA STAFF

Skaneateles Falls, N.Y.based Honeywell announced its newest addition to the 3800 linear barcode scanner family. Designed for use in manufacturing, backroom retail, warehouse and distribution or other extreme industrial environments, the new 3820i Industrial Cordless Linear Imager is ready to use indoors or outdoors in a range of temperatures and operating conditions where less rugged barcode scanners won’t survive.

The scanner has no moving parts, integrated Adaptus Imaging Technology 5.0 and an optimized blend of ergonomics and durability.

The 3820i is backed by a three-year warranty and has been tested to withstand 50 drops onto hard concrete from 6 1/2 ft., simulating standard industrial conditions, and is water and dust resistant. The device withstands temperatures ranging from below freezing to extreme heat while still providing enough power to read barcodes that are dirty or damaged from intense environments. An adjustable good-read beep and highly-visible dual LEDs let workers know they’ve captured successful scans even where noisy conditions prevail.

The 3820i can operate for long periods of time while still being ergonomic and easy to use. The battery works for 50,000 scans or over 16 hours, enough to work over two shifts before requiring a charge. For customers requiring even longer periods of service in situations where downtime is not an option, batteries can be easily swapped without any tools.

Wireless communication is handled via Bluetooth v2.0, allowing a maximum range of 33 ft. between the scanner and the base. Up to seven different 3820i units can connect to a single base, adding value and simplicity to installations that require multiple scanners. To prevent loss of information and wasted time, the scanner can keep up to 500 barcodes in memory for times when the unit is unable to transmit to the base. Once a connection is re-established, the 3820i will transmit the stored data. As an option, the 3820i is available with FIPS 140-2 encryption, meeting U.S. Government requirements for secure wireless data transmission and adding an enhanced level of security for any situation that handles sensitive information.

www.honeywell.com 

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Weis Markets completes rollout of generic Rx plan

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SUNBURY, Pa. Weis Markets said it has completed the chainwide rollout of its new generic prescription plan offering a 90-day supply of more than 350 generic prescriptions for $9.99.

The generic prescription plan was introduced in 59 store pharmacies located in Central Pennsylvania, and Northeast Pennsylvania (including Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and the Pocono’s), New Jersey and Elmira, N.Y. This plan is now available in all 118 Weis Markets in-store pharmacies.

The plan was initially introduced in August in 59 Weis Markets pharmacies in Harrisburg, Lancaster and York along with all of its in-store pharmacies in Maryland West Virginia.

“We’re extremely pleased with the strong customer response to our generic prescription plan and have decided to roll it out chainwide. Increasing healthcare and prescription costs remain a huge issue for our customers and their employers. Our generic prescription plan offers strong savings and gives more choices to physicians and customers such as state and federal employees who are often limited to mail order,” said David Hepfinger, Weis Markets president and coo.

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Best Buy opens women-focused store

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AURORA, Colo. Best Buy’s new store in Aurora, Colo., a suburb of Denver, features skylights, wood paneling and flat-screen televisions in model rooms, in an attempt to appeal more to women shoppers.

Best Buy consulted local female customers for ideas for the store, said Ginger Sorvari Bucklin, Best Buy’s director of Winning With Women. The women consulted said they wanted to see how products could work together and see them in a real-life setting.

The store is also designed to appeal to moms with young children, featuring items like shopping carts shaped like cars.

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