Reads Current and New UCC/EAN Symbologies with Ease
New ways of doing business require new types of bar codes to keep products
flowing smoothly from producer to user. The Cyclone scanner was designed to
handle new and emerging UCC/EAN-driven symbologies:
The UCC/EAN Reduced Space Symbology (RSS) is a "stacked" linear bar code for
items previously too small to be marked. Track previously untrackable data on
products so that lot numbers, expiration dates, weights, prices and currency
information are included in the bar code.
Retail General Merchandise: Label items with complete product identification
for better management of inventory and profitability.
Convenience Stores and Food Stores: Encode random quantity and weight products,
such as meat, produce and cheeses with product identification information for
better inventory management and to simplify the order and fulfillment process.
The UCC/EAN Composite Symbology (CS) combines the standard linear UPC/EAN/JAN
code, a proven tool for POS checkout, receiving and inventory tracking, with a
two-dimensional PDF417 portable data file that incorporates extended product
Healthcare: Hospitals, drug stores and pharmacies can trace manufacturing lot
numbers on pharmaceuticals and other controlled substances. Caregivers can
streamline prescription processing and verify patient ID by scanning patient
Logistics: Gain access to shipping as well content information at any point in
the supply chain.
Retail Food: Shopkeepers can record purchase data and identification cards with
a single scan of the composite code. The identification and shipping data is
securely attached to the product – stored on a bar code no bigger than a
Portable Data File (PDF) is a two-dimensional (2-D) data file that holds up to
1,000 bytes of data (1 kilobyte).Age Verification: Many authorities now encode
the date of birth in the PDF symbol on a driver's license, preventing the sale
of alcohol or tobacco products to underage customers.
National Identification Cards: Many countries use national ID cards to open
credit and telephone accounts and for identification at border crossings.
Customer Loyalty Cards: Track customers' shopping habits.
Choose the Best Scan Pattern for Your Application
A brilliant performer at the point of sale, the Cyclone scanner captures bar
code data instantly, making short work of long checkout lines. Provides true
"point-and-scan" scanning performance on 1-D, 2-D, RSS and CS symbologies.
Cyclone Omni-Directional Scan Pattern: A rotating omni-directional scan pattern
provides the highest possible throughput by eliminating scan pattern "holes."
In Cyclone mode, the scanner efficiently reads even truncated bar codes.
Raster Scan Pattern: The Cyclone's scan pattern automatically opens up and
covers 2-D and CS symbols for extremely efficient data capture. It provides the
best scanning performance on damaged and poorly printed bar codes, while
eliminating the need for operator training.
High Density Single Line Scan Pattern: The Cyclone's single scan line appears
as a "mini" raster and scans multiple areas of 1-D codes to swiftly and
accurately capture data on poorly printed and damaged bar codes. The single
line is ideal for reading bar coded menus and pick lists.
Bright LEDs indicate which scan pattern is working. For intuitive aiming
accuracy, even in the brightest lighting conditions and for can't miss,
single-pass scanning, the laser diode emits a highly visible beam for
easy-to-see scan patterns. When you lift the scanner off the counter, it
automatically switches from hands-free to hand-held mode. The Cyclone
immediately adjusts the scan pattern for optimum hand-held data capture. Put
the scanner back on the counter and it automatically returns to hands-free
mode. If countertop space is at a premium, just place the Cyclone in the
optional wall-mount stand.
Premium Features and Unique Ergonomics Adapt to Many Uses
The Cyclone's adjustable, built-in stand accommodates scanning a wide range of
item sizes for efficient throughput. The ergonomi-cally shaped handle fits
snugly in the hand to ensure a secure grip. The large, contoured scan trigger
is handle-mounted for easy point-and-shoot operation. The patented two-finger
trigger operates with minimum effort and delivers superior sensory
There's no need to change the scanner's orientation when changing the scan
pattern. All of the scan patterns exit the Cyclone from the large,
scratch-resistant and deeply recessed window at the front of the scanner. The
broad, rounded stand supplies rock-solid support for checkstand or countertop
use. For maximum non-slip security, rubber feet cushion the bottom of the
Ingenious Design Provides Superior Throughput
Symbol's attention to detail comes through in design elements such as the twin
beepers built into the sides of the Cyclone scanner handle. The scanner beeper
is loud enough to be heard by operators working in noisy environments.
Cyclone scanners offer a host of high-performance features for unmatched
adaptability at the point of sale. The Cyclone provides direct connections to
IBM, USB, RS-232 and Symbol's Synapse "smart" cabling that provides
connectivity to all popular host terminals. Synapse Smart Cables eliminate the
need for separate scanner-to-host controllers. Electronic Article Surveillance
deactivation is also an option; locating the deactivation antenna within the
scanner saves precious space at the point of sale, and eliminates secondary
Advanced Data Formatting, another Symbol breakthrough, enhances Cyclone data
capture productivity. No need to modify host-system software to match data
input formats. Instead, simply program the Cyclone. The scanner translates the
bar code string and, for later tracking, stamps the bar code prefix with time,
date and the number of the employee who scanned the data.
Like every scanner from Symbol, the Cyclone is an unbeatable value because it
is backed by Symbol's global network of service and support from the world
leader in bar code-driven data management systems, with millions of scanners
and terminals installed.