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The long arm of the claw

29 May 2021

A NEW handheld from Datalogic promises ‘extra-long’ reading range. Its long range mode is said to work up to 20m.

The Skorpio X5 offers the choice between Linear Imager, Standard 2D Imager, Mid-Range Imager, and now the 2D near-far Extra-long Range (XLR). The Extra-Long-Range imager is suited for all applications where the same device must seamlessly read codes at different distances, up to 20m.

The company says: “The friendly aimer, the exceptional snappiness, and the ability to read through forklift windscreen, shrink wrap film, damaged or poorly printed and dirty barcodes make the Skorpio XLR an exceptional productivity tool in the hands of warehouse professionals. The screen is the largest and brightest in the rugged mobile computer market so operators can easily read its 4.3” display. It is able to run feature-rich applications while maintaining maximum readability.”

The Skorpio X5 XLR comes with hot swappable battery technology, adjustable battery management settings, and wireless charging system. In addition, it is easy to check the battery status.

Computational power is provided by the 2.2 Ghz CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 platform, while it runs the updated Android 10 operating system. It also has the GMS (Google Mobile Services) suite for Google applications. The Skorpio X5 XLR withstands multiple drops up to 1.8m / 6ft onto concrete, is hermetic to dust, and protected against waterjets IP65.            

The company concludes: “Users can efficiently work for long shifts using the Skorpio X5 XLR, and prevent fatigue: the device is light, ergonomic, comfortable, and perfectly balanced. In order to help customers to tailor the device to their specific operational needs, the new XLR models offer the choice among 3 keyboard layouts.”

For more information, visit www.datalogic.com