Transferring Data, Not Germs: Gryphon I 4400-HC 2D Healthcare Area Imager Bar Code Readers Now Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Transferring Data, Not Germs Gryphon I 4400-HC 2D Healthcare Area Imager Bar Code Readers Now Available Eugene, OR USA - June 07, 2011 – Datalogic Scanning is pleased to announce that the popular Gryphon™ family of bar code readers has been expanded with the announcement of the availability of the Gryphon I 4400-HC 2D (Healthcare) model. The Gryphon HC line featuring "disinfectant-ready enclosures" was first announced in January 2011 with the introduction of the Gryphon I 4100 – HC linear imager readers. Datalogic Scanning offers a distinct advantage in the fight against transmission of infection through cross-contamination by offering readers with disinfectant-ready housings. These special enclosures, treated with anti-microbial additives, are able to withstand daily cleaning with harsh disinfectants which helps to reduce the spread of germs. Automatic Data Capture (ADC) enables healthcare professionals to collect specific patient information, while reducing the risk of medical errors through bar code reading. Now, the Gryphon I 4400-HC 2D readers, both corded and cordless, couple this disinfectant-ready housing with the ability to read both 1D and 2D bar codes. “Patient safety remains at the forefront of global healthcare initiatives”, states Giulio Berzuini, General Manager of Handheld Products. “With the addition of the Gryphon I 4400-HC 2D readers, we are expanding our offerings in support of these important initiatives”. The Gryphon I 4400-HC 2D readers are area imagers that are capable of reading both 1D codes and various 2D codes such as PDF-417, Data Matrix, Aztec and QR code. Datalogic‟s patented „Green Spot‟ is featured in both the GD4400-HC 2D corded reader and the GBT4400-HC 2D cordless reader. This feature ensures good-read feedback even when an audible beep is not a viable option for confirmation. The readers are able to be programmed to utilize the Green Spot feature in implementing the Datalogic „Perfect Match‟ data verification tool. This program helps decrease medical errors by matching the patient with their correct medication. Both models share the same feature-rich offerings as the standard GD4400 2D reader and GBT4400 2D reader, including an IP52 environmental rating, Motionix™ motion sensing technology, image capture, non-irritating deep-red illumination, and a highly visible 4-Dot aimer with a center cross for target aiming. The cordless GBT4400-HC 2D reader utilizes Bluetooth® wireless technology with a reading range up to 30m / 98ft, batch mode capability of >1200 codes stored in memory, and Datalogic‟s patented 2-position „Scan-While-Charging‟ cradle. The Gryphon GM4400-HC cordless models, offering the choice of using 433MHz or 910MHz narrow band radios with Datalogic‟s STAR Cordless System™ technology will be available by the close of 2011. Whether employed in the laboratory, pharmacy, business office or patient bedside, the Gryphon HC readers answer present and future healthcare needs. 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 and Motionix are trademarks 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: Pam McQueen 541-302-2012 ###