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Panmobil smartScanndy Barcode Scanner Review


The Panmobil smartSCANNDY is a versatile and compact handheld scanner that suits a variety of purposes with exceptional versatility and performance. Designed with portability in mind, the smartScanndy offers a number of optional accessories like belt clips, shirt clips and lanyards for busy staff members who are constantly on the run through facilities or workspaces but need quick access to a versatile scanner throughout the day.
Useful for warehousing applications and general-purpose scanning requirements, this compact handheld scanner is a small but mighty device, offering a range of 1D, 2D and RFID scanning functions to meet the needs of modern enterprises.
Applications and Typical Uses  Panmobil smartScanndy Barcode Scanner Review
Compact, durable and multi-functional, the smartScanndy is suitable for a variety of applications. From healthcare to warehouse inventory management and specific applications such as time registration and sales automation, the smartScanndy takes asset management to the next level by streamlining sales operations, inventory control and asset management.
The smartScanndy is relatively durable, and it’s compact enough to fit into a standard shirt pocket, making it useful for on-the-go workers who navigate their way around a warehouse or retail building but require easy, fast access to a fully-connected scanner. It’s also resistant to dust and water, and can withstand drops to concrete from heights of about 1.5 meters, so applications in which operators may be standing on ladders or scaffolding to scan higher-level shelves or items are feasible applications for this device.
Scanning Capabilities
The smartScanndy is compatible with all common 1D and 2D symbologies, in addition to offering RFID reading and writing functionality to various RFID standards. This is a single, compact device offering an integrated barcode scanner 1D Laser, 1D Imager,1D and 2D Imager, RFID reader/writer for LF 125KHz , HF 13,56MHz ISO15693, 13,56MHz ISO14443A and Mifare, UHF 868 – 940MHz EPC Gen2. Integrated EMMware middleware and compatibility for both iOS and Android devices make this one of the most versatile handheld scanners available.
Three model options are available, including:

  • Barcode only
  • RFID only
  • Hybrid Barcode and RFID

With a 233 MHz processor, the smartScanndy enables rapid repeat scanning to meet the needs of today’s fast-moving applications. A slew of interface options enable data transfer using practically any method you prefer.
Operating Systems and Software Panmobil smartScanndy handheld scanner Review
The smartScanndy is powered by the Linux operating system, connecting online via an optional Bluetooth or USB connection. It also operates in Batch mode (for synchronized data without user access for greater security or streamlined data collection) without losing connectivity.
The Smart Universal Configurator is available free of charge, enabling easy graphical interface configuration with no programming skills; a few simple clicks of the mouse can configure your device to match your specific usage requirements and user preferences. It also means there’s no external software development necessary to get the functionality you require. The Smart Universal Configurator enables you to:

  • Change assigned button functions
  • Configure data storage
  • Format data records
  • Set output formats like ASCII or hexadecimal for RFID
  • Set vibrations and tones for error notifications
  • Configure a variety of other device options

Once you’ve configured a single device, your settings may be easily copied and transferred to other devices to save time and ensure consistency. The Universal software is already pre-configured out-of-the-box.
Offering operational efficiency and functionality in temperatures ranging from -10 to 50 degrees Celsius, the smartScanndy can be stored in slightly higher temperatures ranging from -20 to 70 degrees Celsius. It can withstand humidity in the range of 5% to 95%, non-condensing, and drops to concrete from a height of 1.5 meters.
With an IP-54 rating, the smartScanndy doesn’t quite meet the desirable IP-65 military specification, but does offer more durability than many standard handheld scanners designed solely for indoor, general-purpose applications. However, the smartScanndy shouldn’t be used in applications in which repeated or continuous exposure to extreme temperatures, rain or harsh chemicals are common.
Additional Features and Functionality
The smartScanndy is powered by a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with 1050mAh, which can be recharged using the USB interface. Alternatively, 3 AAA non-rechargeable batteries may be used. The smartScanndy offers up to 16 hours of continuous use depending on applications and configurations.
It offers both tone and vibration configurations to provide valuable user feedback when scanning and processing errors occur, reducing human error and the need to revisit prior activities, as well as preserving data loss. The smartScanndy is IP-54 rated.
Key Features  review of smartScanndy by Panmobil

  • Li-Ion rechargeable battery with 1050mAh
  • Embedded Linux OS
  • IP-54 rated
  • Free programmable with C/C++
  • Vibration option
  • Bluetooth SPP and HiD option
  • Integrated QuadUSB interface
  • Weighs 80g with battery

Scanning Capabilities
The smartScanndy is a multi-function device, acting as:

  • Bar Code Scanner
  • RFID reader/writer
  • 1D Laser Bar Code Scanner
  • 1D Imager
  • 1D/2D Imager

An optional EasyDirect pointer can be added to enhance the smartScanndy’s ability to scan miniature 2D barcodes.
1D Supported Symbologies:  EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC-A, UPC-E, Code128, Code39, Interleaved 2 of 5, Code93, Chinese 2 of 5, Codabar, Codablock F
2D Supported Symbologies: DataMatrix, QR Code, Optional PDF417, MicroPDF, MicroQR
Operating System: Linux OS
Built-In Software: smartConfigurator, EMMware, smartScanndy SDK C/C++
Software Compatibility: Smart Universal Configurator enables device configuration with no programming skills; Linux OS enables compatibility with a variety of third-party applications, iOS certified for iPad/iPhone applications, Android communication for tablet/smartphone
Included Accessories: None
Optional Accessories:

  • Belt clip
  • Shirt clip
  • Power adaptor
  • Docking station
  • Table stand with belt clip
  • EasyDirect pointer for 2D compact barcode scanning
  • Lanyard with finger-click lock

Cost: Contact Panmobil for pricing information
See more here: http://www.panmobil.com/produkte/smartscanndy/
Images via Panmobil

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