Protect Your Patients, Protect Yourself: Introducing the Gryphon Disinfectant-Ready Bar Code Readers for Healthcare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Protect Your Patients, Protect Yourself Introducing the Gryphon ‘Disinfectant-Ready’ Bar Code Readers for Healthcare Eugene, OR USA – January 28, 2011 – Datalogic is pleased to announce the Gryphon™ 4000 series of bar code readers has been expanded with the introduction of the new Gryphon™ 4000-HC (healthcare) models. The Gryphon HC series offers both corded and cordless linear imagers, targeting the healthcare industry and other bacteria-sensitive environments with special ‘disinfectant-ready’ enclosures and patient features. As global healthcare initiatives continue to push organizations towards automatic data capture, the Gryphon HC bar code readers offer additional value with new disinfectant-ready enclosures featuring silver ion-based antimicrobial additives. Coupled with industry leading sealing ratings, these special enclosures withstand daily cleaning with harsh disinfectant solutions, which helps reduce the spread of germs. The strength of these enclosures expands the life of the product, improves scanning performance and most importantly, secures a patient’s right to obtain quick and accurate data regarding medical treatments. “We are excited to offer a solution advancing patient safety twofold: first with automatic data capture to improve patient care and reduce medical errors and now with a bar code reader that can be safely cleaned,” stated Bill Parnell, President and CEO, Datalogic Scanning. “The Gryphon HC series will not only protect patients and employees, but also healthcare technology investments with years of reliable performance.” The cordless and corded models of the Gryphon HC series allow healthcare organizations to choose a bar code scanning solution aligned with their mobility needs. For the most freedom, the Gryphon HC series offers a choice of radios with Datalogic’s STAR Cordless System™ narrow-band radio or Bluetooth® Wireless Technology. These radio systems provide bidirectional communication for medical staff to interact in real-time with the host system as well as an optional display screen for optimal communication. Choosing the Gryphon HC series allows healthcare organizations to take advantage of patient-oriented features like Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology. This technology provides operators with additional good-read feedback, allowing the reader to be silenced when working with sleeping patients. The Green Spot can also be used to positively match patients with their medication to prevent medical errors at the bedside. From bedside patient care to the laboratory, the Gryphon HC readers provide today’s standard and future scanning capabilities with linear 1D decoding, and in the near future, 2D bar code scanning. The addition of the disinfectant-ready enclosures combined with the patient-oriented features of the Gryphon 4000 series make Gryphon HC bar code readers the ideal solution for many environments in the healthcare industry. ### About Datalogic Scanning Datalogic Scanning is the worldwide leader in fixed position retail scanning offering both in-counter and on-counter point-of-sale scanners and the best known provider of handheld scanners in EMEA, with the most complete line of general purpose and ruggedized handheld scanners in the world. A division of the Datalogic Group, Datalogic Scanning is headquartered in the US with a presence in over 120 countries. The company serves multiple industries throughout the retail supply chain and distribution channel as well as manufacturing, government, healthcare, banking and finance sectors. Datalogic and the Datalogic logo are registered trademarks of Datalogic S.p.A. in many countries, including the U.S.A. and the E.U. Gryphon is a registered trademark of Datalogic Scanning, Inc. Datalogic STAR Cordless System is a trademark of Datalogic Scanning Group S.r.l. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Datalogic Scanning Inc. is under license. All other brand and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. For additional information about Datalogic Scanning products, please visit our web site, email, or call +1-800-695-5700 (toll-free in the USA only) or +1-541-683-5700. CONTACT: Lauren Lundy +1-541-302-2095