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Motorola Solutions MP6000 Bioptic Scanner Enables Smartphone Scanning for Larger Retailers

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January 09, 2013

Motorola Solutions MP6000 Bioptic Scanner Enables Smartphone Scanning for Larger Retailers

By Rory Lidstone
TMCnet Contributing Writer

Motorola (News - Alert) Solutions, a provider of mission-critical communication solutions and services for enterprise and government customers, recently took its first steps into the bioptic scanner/scale market with the unveiling of the MP6000 multi plane scanner/scale. This image-based bioptic solution is designed to help customers quickly checkout at retail stores.

Furthermore, the MP6000 features a modular design and an embedded customer-side scanner, making it a cost-effective solution for retailers that want to scan 1D and 2D bar codes, as well as engage with customers’ smartphones.

“As a pioneer in the bar code scanning industry, Motorola Solutions’ introduction of the MP6000 imaging-based multi-plane bioptic scanner/scale will help customers quickly move through the check-out process and allow retailers to address all of their bar code scanning POS needs from a single vendor ensuring the seamless integration of devices and one support contract,” said Bob Sanders, senior vice president of Data Capture Solutions at Motorola Solutions, in a statement.

The MP6000 was designed specifically for large-scale shopping centers, such as supermarkets, hypermarkets, mass merchandisers, discount stores, home improvement stores and warehouse clubs, to scan paper-based bar codes, as well as mobile coupons. However, the device’s flexible modular design is capable of scaling to a retailer’s needs with a scale module to weigh produce and expansion ports for connecting handheld scanners, while leaving room for future requirements such as RFID.

Features meant to keep lineups moving smoothly include a scanner with full six-sided coverage and 100 percent imaging technology for superior performance and read rates on damaged or poorly printed barcodes. The MP6000’s multi plane scanner also features no moving parts, resulting in 30 percent less power consumption per lane than current laser-based bioptic scanners.

In December, Motorola Solutions was named Axis (News - Alert) Communications’ 2012 North America City Surveillance Partner of the Year, due largely to the company’s work in Chicago providing scanning technologies to the city’s law enforcement.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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