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handheld scanner

A scanner that is moved by hand over the material being captured. Handheld scanners are small and less expensive than their desktop counterparts but partially rely on the user's dexterity to move the unit across the paper. Trays are available that keep the scanner moving in a straight line. Contrast with flatbed scanner, sheet-fed scanner and drum scanner.
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NVision's HandHeld scanner has consistently demonstrated the ability to provide accurate results even when used in a dusty manufacturing plant," the scan technician adds.
Sunflower Systems now offers a suite of mobile solutions to help organizations manage their assets as they move--from any place, at any time--with the use of a handheld scanner.
Handheld scanners aren't the only possible application for such sniffer chips.
About the size of a grain of rice, each microchip has a code number embedded in it that can be read by a handheld scanner.
Dan Janzen, a tropical ecologist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and one of Hebert's recent collaborators, says that identifying organisms at the flick of a handheld scanner reminds him of the science fiction novels he read as a boy.
This new detection device, called IIT ChemArray, includes an electronic microchip sensor, the size of a postage stamp, which can easily be incorporated into a handheld scanner.
Harlow-based Paxar has unveiled the latest generation of one of its flagship products, the multi-function, real-time Pathfinder Ultra one-piece handheld scanner, data collector, printer and label applicator.
Customers or their service operators can monitor consignments through a handheld scanner docked into a PC where information is retrieved and automatically transferred to UTi's website via the internet.
Overall, the worldwide handheld scanner market will grow 616 percent from 1999 to 2000 on shipments of 269,000 units.
Using a handheld scanner or a scanner integrated into an automated picker, the unique identification of each cartridge-can-easily be read.