back Datalogic Debuts New RIDA Handheld Scanner at HIMSS 2016 Eugene, OR – February 26, 2016 – Datalogic, a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets, is excited to exhibit in booth 332 at the HIMSS 2016 Healthcare IT conference at the Sands Expo Convention Center February 29 – March 4. Datalogic will be exhibiting a complete line of healthcare data capture solutions designed specifically to help increase patient safety, help prevent the spread of infection, and increase operational efficiency. The Datalogic Gryphon™ healthcare models feature Disinfectant-Ready enclosures designed to withstand daily cleaning with harsh disinfectant chemical solutions to effectively fight germs and bacteria. A special Healthcare (HC) version of the Elf™ PDA is also available, manufactured with chemical-resistant plastics that withstand daily cleaning with harsh disinfectant solutions. These products are ideal for use in hospitals and other healthcare facilities for applications such as disposables inventory tracking, sterile location inventory tracking, expiration data verification and bedside point-of-care. Datalogic is debuting at HIMMS 2016 the new RIDA™ cordless, Bluetooth® area imager, the ideal workmate in a pocket-sized form factor. The RIDA imager pairs easily with Android®, Apple® iOS and Windows® Mobile® devices as well as standard laptops equipped with Bluetooth® wireless technology. A healthcare version of RIDA is equipped with a disinfectant ready and anti-microbial enclosure making it ideal for bedside point-of-care applications. The compact size and light weight form factor of this mobile imager offers freedom of movement while scanning, with the added benefit of helping to prevent cross-contamination in the hospital. “Healthcare applications present unique challenges. We leverage our extensive experience in data collection technology to create solutions that meet industry specific needs” states Pietro Todescato, CTO of Datalogic. “The new RIDA area imager is small, ergonomic, and perfectly hand-fitted with wireless connectivity making it a device that healthcare workers find easy to use and intuitive.” Bar code technology at the point-of-care helps to assure the proper prescription is administered to the proper patient, supporting the concept of patient’s rights. Bar code usage also advances inventory control, asset tracking, lab specimen tracking, data tracking and pharmacy drug verifications. Visit the Datalogic at booth 332 to experience the full line of Datalogic products that can help streamline data collection throughout healthcare systems.