DEPLOY THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS FOR A TRULY FUTURE-PROOF AND COST- EFFECTIVE POS
The DS9808-R is a ground-breaking data capture device that represents two Zebra firsts. The DS9808-R is not only the first combination 1-D/2-D bar code scanner and RFID reader, it also represents a new RFID product category — the first combination handheld/hands-free UHF RFID reader. Zebra's revolutionary imaging engine enables the capture of 1-D and 2-D bar codes as well as images and signatures, with record swipe speeds on both 1-D and 2-D bar codes. The hands-free read range for bar codes and RFID tags can be adjusted to meet your needs — for example, the RFID read range can be set to prevent the inadvertent capture of RFID tags in a nearby cash-wrap. The flexible device can capture virtually any 1-D or 2-D bar code quickly and easily on paper labels as well as on mobile phone displays, providing built-in support for emerging applications — mobile coupons and mobile loyalty cards in retail to mobile boarding passes at the airport. The DS9808-R can also capture and parse the tomorrow PDF417 bar codes on U.S. driver’s licenses and other AAMVA compliant ID cards, enabling retailers to automatically populate a credit or loyalty card application or other form. The result is the extraordinary flexibility to accommodate virtually any type of inventory management technology at the POS — all with a single cost-effective device.
REALIZE THE BENEFITS OF ITEM-LEVEL RFID WITH THE LAST LINK IN THE RFID CHAIN
The DS9808-R complements Zebra's RFID portfolio, allowing retailers to easily implement RFID from the receiving dock to the checkstand. Retailers can now realize the proven benefits of real-time item level inventory visibility, including: timely re-ordering to eliminate out-of-stocks and the associated lost sales; increased inventory turns, which in turn reduce inventory carrying costs; real-time trending analysis for better purchasing decisions that put more of the products your customers want on the shelves of your store; and the ability to ensure timely replenishment of your shelves — with minimal human intervention.
RICH BEST-IN-CLASS RFID FUNCTIONALITY AT THE POS
The comprehensive RFID feature set enables retailers to maximize the value of RFID technology in the store. In addition to reading tags to complete purchases:
Enables RFID price checking, new inventory commission, separated inventory identification (e.g. fitting rooms), and returns processing.
While the DS9808-R continually reads RFID tags in the working field, built-in filtering prevents accidental multiple entries of the same tag. Associates will hear a single beep as the tag data is physically captured and entered into the transaction, just as if a bar code was scanned, providing associates with a familiar and intuitive process that eliminates the need for training.
Special RFID parsing software allows the translation of the RFID EPC tag data to UPC bar code data on the fly, allowing retailers to implement RFID information into existing bar code-based inventory applications. As a result, a pilot test or full RFID solution can be implemented quickly, easily and cost-effectively into any existing retail technology environment.
MAXIMUM EASE OF USE FOR MAXIMUM THROUGHPUT AT THE CHECKSTAND
The DS9808-R allows associates to instantly switch form factors and scanning modes. This extraordinary one-of-a-kind hybrid design marries a solid base with Zebra's award-winning handheld ergonomics, creating a scanner that delivers superior comfort and ease of use in handheld and hands-free modes. Switching from hands-free presentation style scanning to handheld mode is as easy as picking up the device. The unique tri-function trigger design enables retailers to assign specific functionality to different positions — for example, the upper trigger could be dedicated to RFID tags, the lower trigger could activate the imager to read 1-D or 2-D bar codes, and both triggers could be activated to execute a third function (such as a combination of RFID and bar code scanning)..
FOUR FUNCTIONS IN ONE EASY TO MANAGE DEVICE DELIVER A RAPID RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)
With the flexible DS9808-R, there is no need to purchase multiple devices to enable different types of data capture in your enterprise — no matter what applications you need now or in the future, the powerful comprehensive feature set will meet your needs. You enjoy the functionality of an RFID reader, an image capture device and a bar code scanner — all in a single device. Capital and operational costs are significantly reduced. There are fewer devices to purchase and manage, and compatibility with Remote Scanner Management (RSM) greatly simplifies configuration, deployment and day-to-day management of the devices.
ENTERPRISE DURABILITY AND WORLD- CLASS SUPPORT DELIVER MAXIMUM UPTIME — AND A LOW TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO)
The DS9808-R offers a new standard for bar code scanner reliability, providing the maximum uptime required in the demanding retail environment. The 4 ft./1.2 m drop to concrete drop specification ensures dependable performance — in spite of the inevitable everyday drops and bumps. In addition, Zebra's Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support with Comprehensive Coverage ensures the business continuity required in retail. This multi-year coverage plan provides next-business-day device replacement, even in the event internal or external components are damaged through accidental breakage. The result is an extraordinary lifecycle, extraordinary uptime — and a truly outstanding ROI.
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RFID provides a way for organizations to identify and manage tools and equipment (asset tracking) , without manual data entry. RFID is being adopted for item level tagging in retail stores. This provides electronic article surveillance (EAS), and a self checkout process for consumers. Automatic identification with RFID can be used for inventory systems. Manufactured products such as automobiles or garments can be tracked through the factory and through shipping to the customer.
In addition to 1D barcodes, digital imagers (also known as area imagers) can decode 2D barcodes. 2D barcodes can be encoded with significantly more information than 1D barcodes, making digital imagers beneficial to transportation, logistics, and tracking applications. Area imagers enable omni-directional reading of barcodes, eliminating the need to accommodate the scanning device. In addition to reading one and two-dimensional barcodes, high performance digital imagers can capture and transfer images, enabling signature capture and the scanning of documents. Area imagers have the capability of reading Direct Part Marking (DPM), a method of permanently marking a product. DPM is growing in popularity and allows a product to be tracked throughout its life. Digital imagers offer many advantages in certain applications, but area imagers are not to be confused with linear imagers. Although data is captured in a similar way, linear imagers aren’t capable of decoding entire images or 2D barcodes as an area imager can. Area imagers offer significantly more benefits and are the only choice for 2D barcode applications.