Wireless barcode scanner takes the cost out of inventory

Jan 13, 2012 | Medical Devices

IDC has launched its ZB111 wireless-based, barcode scanner, to provide low cost inventory management systems (IMS) in healthcare facilities – hospitals, clinics and surgeries. Designed to avoid the expense of Windows CET handheld terminals, the ZB111 is said to take the complexity, and the cost out of the handheld unit and transfers it to a central server, making the system simple to support and upgrade.

The ZB111 suits healthcare facilities that need to track the booking in and issuing of stock across many stores locations. The simple wireless mesh networking of the ZB111 enables separate store locations to be linked via IDC’s ZB104 Ethernet gateway to existing estate PCs, that can provide wireless management, web-based access, and management of communications from the scanners to a hosted server, keeping system costs to a minimum.

The ZB111 reads all commonly used barcodes and can be used for a variety of logistics applications. The unit offers the operational benefit of being highly ruggedised, and the cost saving advantages of not requiring cabling, power supplies, or installation. It has low power requirements and is rechargeable from a standard 5vDC mains charger.

The ZB111 is provided with a 10 key keypad which can be customised if required – and a graphical display, enabling barcode and interactive messages, commands and prompts to be sent to central server- based systems.


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