Symagery Microsystems launches SX5390 image-reader system

Sept. 18, 2003
SEPTEMBER 18--Symagery Microsystems Inc. (Ottawa, Canada; has launched its miniature-form-factor SX5390 image-reader system.

SEPTEMBER 18--Symagery Microsystems Inc. (Ottawa, Canada;, an independent provider of a full range of image-reader systems for the automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry, has launched its miniature-form-factor SX5390 image-reader system. The Symagery SX5390 image-reader system delivers industry-leading performance and flexibility in a small form factor. It contains a miniature image engine (Symbol SE900 form factor) with megapixel resolution and a miniature decoder board complete with image-processing firmware and decode suite.

"There is a recognized need in the AIDC market for a small-sized image-based reader system that is very reliable, easy to use, and delivers a high level of functionality while remaining flexible enough for OEMs to seamlessly integrate the device into their end-user products. We believe that the SX5390 fulfills that need," said Ron Caines, president and CEO, Symagery. "Our customers are excited about the high level of performance and flexibility delivered by the SX5390, which places it well ahead of other SE900-sized readers that are forced to compromise on performance to meet the size requirements."

The SX5390 can decode one-dimensional, multirow, two-dimensional, and postal barcodes, while retaining image quality necessary to enable mobile computing systems, portable data capture terminals, hand-held devices, kiosks, and other OEM products to capture pictures, signatures, and other images.

Symagery's latest system provides its customers with ease of use by delivering a large field of view and benchmark depth of field. Key to the high performance level of the SX5390 is Symagery's megapixel CMOS image sensor that delivers high resolution for picture taking, high frame rates to minimize hand jitter, and superior pixel performance for image quality.

The SX5390 implements an LED-based intuitive targeting system that visually guides the user to determine the optimal reading range. The targeting system reduces user familiarization time and optimizes acceptance by providing an ease of use feature not found on existing systems.

The SX5390 is flexibly designed to enable OEMs to easily deploy the system in existing product housings such as handheld scanners, allowing drop-in replacement of similar systems. Assembled using commercial-grade components, the system is robustly designed for use in industrial environments.

Integral to the flexibility of the SX5390 is its truly open architecture hardware and software that offers customers the ability to customize and configure the systems to their specific application needs. This may include adding customer-specific system behavior or adding proprietary barcodes.

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