Bethel School District Libraries Run Smoothly After Donation of Datalogic Scanners - Library Book Checkout a Breeze with "Best-of-Class" Proven QuickScan Scanners

NEWS RELEASE Bethel School District Libraries Run Smoothly After Donation of Datalogic Scanners Library Book Checkout a Breeze with “Best-of-Class” Proven QuickScan Scanners Eugene, Oregon, February, 12, 2008 – It’s a perfect match: a local world-renown, quarter-billion Dollar Company interested in helping the community, and a handful of school libraries desperate for some assistance. The result is a quick and smooth-running book checkout system now in place in all Bethel School District libraries. Datalogic Scanning, Inc. is the company, a leading world-wide manufacturer of bar code readers. They had just what the Bethel school libraries needed: scanners. The school libraries were using new software but old equipment, making the book checkout system inefficient and tedious. That’s where Datalogic Scanning Applications Engineer, Al Mora, came into the picture. Al is a Bethel School parent (his wife works at Danebo Elementary) and he wanted to lend a hand. Moses Tam, a Datalogic Product Marketing Manager for handheld scanners located a dozen QuickScan 6000Plus bar code scanners for donation. Datalogic also donated Al’s time, with help from co-worker and fellow Bethel parent, Joe Schafer, to install the devices in each of their libraries. Now Bethel’s school media specialists hum right along, checking out library books with the click of a button. “The scanners donated by Datalogic have been so helpful to the Bethel school libraries. They have been used to assist with inventory, circulation, and cataloging new materials. We really appreciate the generosity of Al Mora and Datalogic for this wonderful boost to our libraries and our patrons!” said Kathy Yates, Willamette High School Librarian. “One of Datalogic Scanning’s goals has been to contribute to the local community in ways that make a difference for people in Eugene,” said Bill Parnell, Datalogic Scanning’s President and CEO. “We are one of the largest employers in Eugene, and it’s important that we do our part to support not only the local economy, but the local community members.” So the next time you hear that beep of a scanner as you go through the check out line at the grocery store, you’ll be reminded of the story of the perfect match of Datalogic Scanning and Bethel Schools. Facts about the Datalogic Scanning products: • A Datalogic® bar code scanner is installed every 36 seconds. • Over five million Datalogic scanners have been installed in the last 10 years. • Over 10,000 customers have chosen the Datalogic brand. For additional information about Datalogic Scanning products, please visit, email, or call +1-800-695-5700 (toll-free in the USA only) or +1-541-683-5700. About Datalogic Scanning, Inc. Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, Datalogic Scanning, Inc. is the recognized #1 worldwide leader in high-performance fixed position retail point-of-sale scanners and the #2 global market leader with the most complete line of general purpose and ruggedized handheld scanners. Datalogic Scanning, a division of the Datalogic Group, serves multiple industries throughout the retail supply chain and distribution channel as well as manufacturing, government, healthcare, banking and finance sectors with a presence in over 120 countries. About Bethel School District The Bethel School District is a dynamic, rapidly growing district that covers 202 square miles in southeast Pierce County. In the last ten years, Bethel has grown by nearly 5,000 students. It now stands as the 14th largest district in the state with an enrollment of about 18,000. Bethel has 15 elementary schools (K-6), five junior high schools (7-9), three comprehensive senior high schools (10-12) and an alternative junior high/high school (8-12). QuickScan is a registered trademark of Datalogic Scanning, Inc. Datalogic is a registered trademark of Datalogic S.p.A. in many countries and the Datalogic logo is a trademark of Datalogic S.p.A. All other brand and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. CONTACTS: Marilyn Junkins, Datalogic Scanning, at +1-541-302-2131 or Pat McGillivray, Bethel School District, at +541-689-3280 or