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For 30 years I have been helping organisations and individuals with their Barcode and Auto ID issues but now I have decided it is time to move on and retire from being the Barcode Man.

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Lee Allen, The Barcode Man. February 2010

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Features Summary

  • Presentation scanner: Present the barcode to the scanner rather than the scanner to the barcode.
  • Very fast, high throughput barcode scanning.
  • Aggresive omnidirectional scanning action. No need to align the barcode with the beam.
  • Adjustable angle head.
  • Loud enough for industrial applications yet adjustable down for quiet area operations.
  • Reads all common linear barcode types.
  • Simple USB HID interface. KeyWedge™ or RS232 options available.
Point of Sale
Point of Sale
Goods Inward
Goods Inward
Adjustable Head
Adjustable Head
Presentation scanning
Presentation scanning
Retail
Retail
Stock Control
Stock Control
 

Description

The Orbit is a laser presentation scanner. The item bearing the barcode is presented to the scanner rather than the scanner being presented to the barcode. In many tasks this is a more natural way of working particularly when it would be awkward to pick up a scanner each time a barcode is to be read.

The Orbit is suitable for very high throughput operations. It achieves this through an aggressive decode action coupled with the ability to acquire barcodes presented at any particular orientation.

The Orbit is commonly found in retail stores at the point of sale, in laboratories and many other industrial, commercial and manufacturing environments. It can be mounted in a fixed position to scan items on a conveyer. This scanner it is so small and light it can even be picked up used like a normal hand scanner if the need arises.

It has a very small footprint taking up hardly any desk space. The head is easily adjusted to the optimum scanning position.

It has a wide ranging beep volume. It can be heard in a noisy industrial or manufacturing environment or muted for use in quiet areas like libraries and hospitals.

This is a fast, easy to use professional/commercial quality scanner capable of very high throughput.

 
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This is easily our most popular presentation scanner.

The scanning pattern is generated thousands of times each minute in a variety of directions so it is not necessary to present the barcode in any particular orientation (omnidirectional scanning). This makes it fast and easy to use.

We have lots of experience with this scanner- buy from us and you’ll have a knowlegable engineer on hand to help should you want to take maximum advantage of its many programmable features.

 
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Orbit: Technical Specifications

Operational
Light SourceVisible Red Laser Diode 675 nm ±5 nm
Depth of Scan FieldProgrammable. Default: 0mm - 215mm (0 - 8.5 inches)
Scan Speed1200 scan lines per second
Scan Pattern5 fields of 4 parallel lines (omnidirectional)
Number of Scan Lines20
Minimum Bar Width0.13 mm (5.2 mil)
Decode CapabilityAutodiscriminates all standard bar codes
System InterfacesUSB HID, PC KeyWedge™, RS232
Print Contrast35% minimum reflectance difference
Number Characters Readup to 80 data characters
Roll, Pitch, Yaw360°, 60°, 60°
Beeper Operation7 tones or no beep
Indicators (LED)Red = laser on, ready to scan. Green = good read
Mechanical
Height150 mm (5.9 inches)
Depth105 mm (4.1 inches)
Width - Orb80 mm (3.1 inches)
Width - Base102 mm (4.0 inches)
Weight380 gms (13.4 ounce)
Termination10 pin modular RJ45
CableStandard 2.1 m (7 feet) straight
Tilt - Orb30° vertical
Electrical
Input Voltage5 VDC ± 0.25V
Power1.1 W
Operating Current220 mA
DC TransformersClass 2; 5.2v @ 650 mA
Laser ClassCDRH: Class IIa; EN 60 825: Class 1
EMCEuropean compliance, FCC Class A, CISPR Class A
Enviromental
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
Humidity5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Light LevelsUp to 42 Lux (450 footcandles)
ShockDesigned to withstand 1m (3.1 feet) drop
ContaminantsSealed to resist airborne particulate contaminants
VentilationNone Required
 
Prices & Ordering
The Web Prices shown here are specially discounted and apply only for automated credit card orders made from this web page. If you need a special configuration mention it on the order form and I will contact you if further details are needed. Purchase orders from existing customers, educational, public sector and other organisations are accepted. Normal prices and conditions will apply. Please ask if you need help or a quote.

Scanners with USB interface

USB is often the best choice for modern PCs having a vacant USB connector and running Windows (XP, 2000, 98SE or later). A suitable driver is already built into Windows and some other operating systems. (A USB scanner acts like a USB keyboard- it uses a USB HID driver)

Orbit Scanner with USB interface Part
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Orbit with USB interface, complete kit, ready to scan, colour black. Best seller. MS7120bk-usb  £ 275.00 add to cart
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Orbit with USB interface, complete kit, ready to scan, colour grey. MS7120-usb  £ 299.00 add to cart
Each scanner comes complete with desk mount and UK/European mains voltage power supply unit, mains lead and programming manual.


Scanners with KeyWedge™ interface

KeyWedge is an easy and intuitive way to connect the scanner to a regular desk top computer. No software/drivers needed, just connect in the keyboard circuit and start scanning. Works with ALL applications and ALL Operating Systems- Windows, DOS, Linux, FreeBSD, Unix etc. Normal keyboard operation is not affected. (A KeyWedge scanner acts like a regular keyboard- it emulates the keyboard in hardware)
Orbit Scanner with KeyWedge interfaces Part
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Orbit with KeyWedge™ interface, complete kit, ready to scan, colour black. MS7120bk-kw  £ 299.00 add to cart
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Orbit with KeyWedge™ interface, complete kit, ready to scan, colour grey MS7120-kw  £ 299.00 add to cart
Each scanner comes complete with desk mount and UK/European mains voltage power supply unit, mains lead and programming manual.


Scanners with RS232 interface

RS232 scanners are often used on special purpose hardware and machines. They are not intended for general purpose scanning on a PC unless your software application specifically requires it.
Orbit Scanner with RS232 interface Part
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Orbit with RS232 interface, complete kit, ready to scan, colour black MS7120bk-rs  £ 299.00 add to cart
Thumbnail image of: MS7120-rs
Orbit with RS232 interface, complete kit, ready to scan, colour grey MS7120-rs  £ 299.00 add to cart
Each scanner comes complete with desk mount and UK/European mains voltage power supply unit, mains lead and programming manual.

KeyWedge is a trademark of Altek Instruments Ltd
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