Honeywell Hyperion 1300g

March 14, 2011

Hyperion, Greek Titan, son of Gaea and Uranus (haha), is also a new scanner. Honeywell’s Hyperion 1300g barcode scanner is their newest offering and a product revision of the old HHP 3800g. The move is an effort to unify their new scanners under one cabling scheme, as right now there are the legacy Metrologic products, the legacy HHP products, and now new Honeywell products, all using their own interface cables.

I started this blog just about the same time we did a video review for the 3800g, so I didn’t go into too much depth on the product. The Hyperion 1300g is designed with retail scanning in mind, but can still hang even in some industrial environments. As a 1D linear imager, the 1300g can read regular UPC barcodes from about half an inch out to 18 inches, so you don’t have to fight with your products just to get a good read. You also get full light immunity with the Hyperion 1300g, making scanning outdoors, on stage, or during an interrogation no sweat.

What really makes the Hyperion 1300g stand out from other barcode scanners in its price range is its durability. There used to be a video on Youtube of the old 3800g being used to hammer a nail, then scan a barcode, and it’s really unfortunate I can’t find it anymore. It’s not like you really want to trash your scanner like that, but it does turn the product into a dual-purpose tool. The 1300g bumps up the durability a little bit, offering an IP41 seal. IP41 means that dirt and some splashes of water won’t get inside the scanner or harm the internals. It’s definitely not an industrial rated seal, but still pretty robust against the odd spill or even general garden center use.

So the big takeaway from all these words is the Honeywell Hyperion 1300g is the 3800g with a different interface cabling system. And for funsies, here’s our video review on the 3800g.

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