We’ve got a video review out for the Honeywell Xenon 1900 barcode scanner, the new 2D imager from Honeywell.

Honeywell’s been working on their newest Adaptus Scan engine technology, and with the Xenon 1900 barcode scanner, they’re unleashing Adaptus 6.0 on the market. I haven’t gotten one in my hands yet, mostly just tech specs and whitepapers, but it sounds like they are kicking the imaging competition up a notch.

It’s following the design schema of the 3800g series, with a sleek body that puts it at home in most retail environments. The head of the unit is slightly bigger to house the 2D imager, but otherwise it looks like the 3800g’s older brother. I’m not sure if you can hammer a nail with this barcode scanner, but I’m sure videos will be cropping up on the internet soon enough to test the theory. Unlike other retail scanners, Honeywell had the Xenon 1900 IP tested, so it boasts an IP41 rating. While that’s not a hurricane-proof sealing, it does keep out dust and a bit of water, further enhancing the rough and tumble demeanor of the scanner.

So this Adaptus 6.0 scan engine, it comes in three fantastic flavors, Standard Range, High Density, and Extended Range, similar to what we’re used to seeing from the industrial side of things. They’ve also put the DS9808 and its capabilities in their sites, upping the motion tolerance of the Xenon 1900 to 240 inches per second. A little back of the envelope math converts that to a nimble 13.6 mph, so you could theoretically scan a barcode off of me when I’m cruising around on my bicycle. That’s not too shabby at all.

If you need some wireless scanning, the Xenon 1902 may be for you. Bluetooth Class 2 communication gives you about 33 feet of radio range, which should be plenty for most retail locations. It also fires data back to the communications cradle or Bluetooth-enabled device at 3 Mbit/s, so you shouldn’t see much, if any delay between scanning and displaying the data.

All this and a 5 year warranty for corded & 3 year warranty for cordless, and you have a barcode scanner that may be the last you need. Until something even more spectacular comes out. I’m still waiting for a barcode scanner with a bottle opener built into it.

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