Microscan's (Renton, WA, USA) QX-870 industrial laser barcode scanner has won the 2012 most popular product award in the automation industry at the Industrial Automation Show (IAS) in Shanghai, China.
Microscan Marketing Manager Hui Fan accepted the award during a ceremony at the show. The awards and ceremony were co-organized by the Chinese Automation Association, China Automation Media Group, and China International Industry Fair.
The QX-870 laser scanner was a top candidate for the award because of its wide implementation by the Chinese SFDA (State Food and Drug Administration) for regulation and data tracking using newly-mandated barcode printing on pharmaceutical packaging. Currently, thousands of Microscan barcode readers are operating in more than 2,000 pharmaceutical factories in China, many using the QX-870.
The product features a programmable sweeping raster to read multiple codes, in varying locations, even if they are damaged or misaligned.
The QX-870's decoding capabilities allow reliable reading of barcodes as far as 30" (762 cm), at up to a 10" (25.4 cm) beam width. The product features a programmable sweeping raster to read multiple codes, in varying locations, even if they are damaged or misaligned.
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