Handheld releases new hands-free mobile scanner

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Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, has released the RS60 ring scanner, a hands-free scanning solution for use in warehouses, retail, distribution and other situations requiring mobile scanning. The device is the second in the newly introduced wearable line from Handheld, following the SP500X ScanPrinter, which was released earlier this month.

“The new RS60 ring scanner is all about efficiency and mobility. It can be worn on either the right or left hand so workers can maximize productivity while keeping their hands free,” said Johan Hed, Handheld’s director of product management. “Rather than holding a scanning device, a ring scanner is wearable and lets warehouse workers simply point and click, leaving them free to also move products and packages.”

The scanner utilizes a 2D imager for barcode scanner and can be paired with other devices using NFC; it also features class 1 Bluetooth connectivity. It has a IP65 rated housing and is capable of 11 hours runtime between charges.

“Enterprises have increasingly seen the value of equipping their workers with tools to maximize efficiency and mobility. Our new wearable line is designed to fit those needs,” concluded Thomas Löfblad, CEO of Handheld Group. “Handheld has always been about mobile computing, and we’ll be expanding our wearable product line further in the future.”

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