I’ve been wanting to do this for some time, but all our new Motorola MC65’s and 75A’s are always out on loan.  There’s always been a debate about 1D barcode scanners and 2D images with many people wondering whether Rugged PDA’s with 2D images are worth the extra cost.

On the 1D barcode Scanner side the benefits have always been:

  1. Cheaper.
  2. More aggressive scanning.
  3. More intuitive and easier for users to use out of the box.
  4. Better light handling.

On the 2D Imager side, the pro’s tend to be:

  1. Scans all barcodes (1D and 2D).
  2. More future proof.
  3. Imager has no moving parts = more rugged
  4. Imager can be used for other purposes like picture-taking, Signature capture/copying.
  5. Images are far more tweakable.

But what if you took most of these out of the equation?  Enter the Blockbuster 2D Imager from Motorola:

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