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Product Release: CipherLab 1660 Pocket-size Scanner Delivers Anywhere Mobility for Data Collection in Field Service, Healthcare and Public Service Environments


The CipherLab 1660 BT wireless scanner automates workflow and reduces data capture errors in remote locations

Taipei, Taiwan - December 15, 2008 - CipherLab (TWO: 6160), a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse, healthcare, government and distribution markets, today launched the CipherLab 1660 Pocket-size Scanner (buy here from Legacy Technology Services), a BT wireless-enabled device designed to increase employee productivity and data capture accuracy in the field. Simple, powerful and portable, the CipherLab 1660 is one of the smallest and lightest wireless barcode readers on the market. When paired with a portable computer, smartphone or PDA, it provides remote workers with anywhere mobility and boosts the efficiency of data collection applications used in markets where logistics systems are most crucial, such as healthcare, public utilities and field service environments.


"CipherLab has built a global reputation for economical, reliable and rugged handheld scanners," said Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab. "With the debut of the CipherLab 1660, we're continuing that momentum with a unique and innovative product that solves real-world logistical problems for our customers. The 1660 empowers employees by enabling them to collect and input critical data wherever it's most needed, whether that's a remote utility site installation or at a hospital patient's bedside."

Expected to be widely available in early 2009, the CipherLab 1660 Pocket-size Scanner is extremely lightweight and easy to transport, and can be used with many standard mobile devices on the market today, such as the Windows® Mobile Pocket PC and the BlackBerry®. It offers the following industry-leading features:

  • a working range of up to 10 meters (32.8 feet)
  • 100 scans per second
  • 256 KB of data memory
  • weight of just 50 grams (less than two ounces)


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