back Next Generation Matrix 210N™ Delivers High Performance and Ease-Of-Use in the Industry’s Most Compact Form Factor Bologna – September 9th – Datalogic, a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets, and world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking equipment, announces the release of the Matrix 210N™, an ultra-compact 2D imager that integrates outstanding reading performance, industrial connectivity and superior customer ease-of-use. The next step in the evolution of the Matrix 210™, with over 50,000 units installed worldwide, the Matrix 210N™ provides faster image capture speeds, electronic focus control, and new software features. Purpose built for factory automation traceability applications, the Matrix 210N™ communicates directly with PLCs, configured thru DL.CODE software, eliminating additional converters and complex installation procedures. On-board image saving and Direct Part Mark Code software features offer dynamic product code adaptation, ensuring high throughput along with process analytics for smarter production lines. “In response to the market trends and customer needs, Datalogic innovated our best-in-class Matrix line to deliver the next generation traceability solution for Electronics, Automotive, Pharma, and Food & Beverage production environments”, states Alberto Bertomeu, General Manager of the Identification Business Unit at Datalogic. “Today’s manufacturing process relies on high performance readers for label and direct part marked codes integrated with communication technology to PLCs, all within a small confined space. The ultra-compact Matrix 210N™ delivers these features along with leading edge software for improved product line capabilities and process control”. On-board EtherNet/IP and PROFINET IO with certified Rockwell ControlLogix Add-On Profiles and sample Step Logic for Siemens PLCS provide easy and simple installation options for communicating with PLCs. Matrix DL.CODE software provides a new and powerful graphical configuration environment, reducing installation time while increasing productivity.