New Miniaturized Industrial Barcode Readers Combine Embedded Ethernet with Best-In-Class Read Performance
December 13, 2012
RENTON, WA, December 13, 2012 – Microscan, a global technology leader in barcode, machine vision and lighting
solutions, introduces the new Xi series of miniature barcode readers: the smallest, most lightweight imagers available with
embedded Ethernet. The MINI HAWK Xi and
imagers are ideal barcode reading solutions for almost any automation environment,
with powerful decode algorithms to read nearly any1D/2D symbol, including the most challenging direct part marks (DPM). Both
products feature 10 to 30 VDC power requirements, optoisolated I/O, and RJ45 and M12 connectors, along with compatibility with
Microscan’s full line of industrial M12 accessories.
The Xi series imagers feature Microscan’s industry-leading X-Mode decode algorithms for reading damaged, distorted, or difficult
low contrast codes, including direct part marks such as dot peen and laser/ chemical etch. In addition to the most aggressive
decoding available, X-Mode technology provides easy setup and deployment in nearly any automation application. The MINI HAWK Xi
additionally includes autofocus, and both high speed and high resolution configurations.
Both imagers are ultra-compact and lightweight for flexible positioning in tight spaces. The right angle mirror option and
corner-exit cable are specifically designed to conserve cubic space for the tightest fit possible within instrumentation and
equipment, or for mounting into robotic applications. The Xi imagers also include visible LED indicators, targeting laser pattern,
“good read” green flash, and an EZ button for instant setup and configuration.
For more information on Microscan’s new MINI HAWK Xi and MS-4Xi industrial barcode readers, visit
Microscan is a global leader in technology for precision data acquisition and control solutions serving a wide range
of automation and OEM applications. Founded in 1982, Microscan has a strong history of technology innovation that includes
the invention of the first laser diode barcode scanner and the 2D symbology, Data Matrix. Today, Microscan remains a technology
leader in automatic identification and machine vision with extensive solutions for ID tracking, traceability and inspection
ranging from basic barcode reading up to complex machine vision inspection, identification, and measurement.
As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company recognized for quality leadership in the U.S., Microscan is known and trusted by
customers worldwide as a provider of quality, high precision products. Microscan is a Spectris company.
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