Honeywell Launches Next Generation Hybrid Bioptic Scanner
Stratos 2700 to help retailers reduce checkout loss and minimize scanning inefficiencies
Fort Mill, S.C. – December 17, 2012 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today introduced the Stratos™ 2700 bioptic scanner. Equipped with hybrid architecture that incorporates both laser and Honeywell’s industry-leading imaging technology, the Stratos 2700 is designed for retailers seeking to maximize their investment, increase customer throughput and reduce checkout loss. The device allows cashiers to quickly and easily scan virtually all bar codes, from traditional 1D barcodes to 2D bar codes found on the screen of a mobile phone, with a single device.
The unique hybrid platform allows retailers to maintain quick throughput performance while greatly expanding the scanning capabilities of standard bioptic scanners to read damaged, 2D and mobile codes. Honeywell also offers a cost-effective migration path for easy upgrades in the field to meet future point-of-sale needs through the installation of various software and modular hardware plug-ins, including imagers and scales.
To help reduce checkout loss, the Stratos 2700 incorporates a LCD display in the vertical portion of the device. When combined with an off-the-shelf camera, it creates an effective monitoring system that can, at a very reasonable cost, provide retailers significant value by reducing items that are forgotten or missed in the under cart area. A live video feed positioned to be observed without obstructing the cashier’s view provides surveillance of bottom-of-basket items, reducing store loss without impacting the POS system and IT infrastructure.
“To minimize retail scanning inefficiencies, including costly software and feature upgrades and checkout loss, our hybrid platform provides speed and accuracy – top priorities for our customers,” said Taylor Smith, director of product management, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “The Stratos 2700 enhances the checkout experience for in-store customers, cashiers and IT support with a quicker, more accurate checkout process and a wide selection of add-ons and applications to address future needs.”
Stratos 2700 scanners and connected devices can be managed and upgraded from one remote location with Remote MasterMind, potentially saving a mid-sized retailer over $250,000 per year based on four software upgrades. Additionally, integrated Checkpoint and optional Sensormatic Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) antennas for tag deactivation can further reduce shrink loss at checkout.
The Stratos 2700 is compatible with Honeywell’s TotalFreedom™ 2.0 development platform, providing retailers with increased flexibility and simplified customization of software and features, without the need for host system modifications.
The Stratos 2700 will begin shipping in January, 2013.
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Stratos, Remote MasterMind and TotalFreedom are trademarks of Honeywell International Inc. in the United States and other countries.
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Honeywell Scanning & Mobility (HSM) is part of the Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) business group of Honeywell. HSM is a leading manufacturer of high-performance image- and laser-based data collection hardware, including rugged mobile computers and bar code scanners. With one of the broadest product portfolios in the automatic identification and data collection industry, HSM provides data collection hardware for retail, healthcare, and transportation and logistics companies seeking to improve operations and enhance customer service. Additionally, HSM provides advanced software, service and professional solutions that help customers effectively manage data and assets. HSM products are sold worldwide through a network of distributor and reseller partners. For more information on Honeywell Scanning & Mobility, please visit www.honeywellaidc.com.
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