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IDC has launched the ZB111 wireless-based barcode scanner, to provide low-cost inventory management systems (IMS) in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics and surgeries.

Designed to avoid the expense of full-blown Windows CE handheld terminals, the ZB111 takes the complexity and cost out of the handheld unit and transfers it to a central server, making the system simple to support and upgrade.

The ZB111 reads all commonly used barcodes and can be used in healthcare facilities that need to track the booking in and issuing of stock across many stores locations.

Its simple wireless mesh networking enables separate stores locations to be linked via IDC’s ZB104 Ethernet gateway to existing estate PCs, which can provide wireless management, web-based access and management of communications from the scanners to a hosted server.

This system configuration keeps system costs to a minimum.

The unit offers the operational benefit of being rugged, and the cost-saving advantages of not requiring cabling, power supplies or installation.

It has low power requirements and is rechargeable from a standard 5vDC/mains charger.

It is provided with a keypad of 10 keys, which can be individually customised if required, and also a graphical display, which enables barcode and interactive messages, commands and prompts to be sent to central server-based systems.

The flexibility of IEEE 802.15.4 wireless networking enables the ZB111 to provide secure and robust two-way communications over distances of up to 100m between nodes, with routing over multiple nodes for larger networks and longer distances.

Security and redundancy is provided with encryption and alternative routing of messages in the event of a single node failure.

In addition, the Zigbee network is easy to install and extend using routers and can be used in other applications for tracking, monitoring and control.

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