Honeywell Granit 1910i

February 1, 2013

Honeywell Granit 1910iI’ve been waiting for Honeywell to release an industrial barcode scanner with their new Adaptus imager, and it’s finally available with their Granit line of scanners. The Granit 1910i barcode scanner is the cabled version of their new line, and it should be a smart fit for heavy manufacturing, cold storage, or any of those environments that would take down lesser scanners.

The Adaptus 6.0 imaging technology (I think that’s the full marketing term for it) has been around for a couple years in their Xenon scanners, and it’s a tremendous step up from the previous imager technology. The older Adaptus revisions were fine, but sometimes it’s nice to move into awesome or amazing territory. Yes. I just said barcode imaging technology is awesome.

With the Granit 1910i, Honeywell tuned the scanner for extended range scanning. So now those barcodes on the top shelf at Costco can be read as easily as the one right in front of you. For regular UPC barcodes, you get a scan range of half an inch to almost two feet, which is pretty solid for an imager. 20 mil gets to nearly 3 feet, and I can only imagine how far away you can be while still reading 100 mil reflective barcodes. Those things are like magic.

Industrial areas require tougher equipment. You might accidentally hit things with a forklift, or drop them off scaffolding, or maybe use two scanners to pound out a killer drum solo, and you need them to work after this abuse. Thankfully the Granit 1910i is one tough scanner. The rubberized body reinforces the scanner well, protecting it from 50 6.5-foot drops to concrete, at -22 degrees F. I imagine that testing was someone realizing it was 22 below and dropping the scanner while searching for a coat.
That does lead to the operating temperature specs. This scanner can scan barcodes at 22 degrees below zero Fahrenheit. For everyone outside of the US, that’s -30 degrees Celsius. I don’t know what’s stored at that temperature, but my guess is it’s for ice cream inventory management.

The Granit’s reinforced body is sealed to IP65 standards. This means no dirt whatsoever can get into the scanner (that’s the six,) and you can tag it with low pressure jets of water without the water getting into the scanner either (that’s the five.) That kind of sealing is fantastic for keeping track of inventory during a water balloon fight. Or garden center inventory control.

All in all, the Granit 1910i is a great way to scan barcodes, especially in environments where other scanners will fail.

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