Hand Held Products reveals five things you never knew you could do with a handheld scanner!

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Hand Held Products, the global leader in image-based linear and 2D data collection solutions, sees a growing number of unusual ways to use handheld devices, which in addition to traditional data collection, are also used for a broad variety of other purposes.

The list of unusual applications is compiled from a survey of how Hand Held Products' devices are being used in innovative ways but that have not necessarily become mainstream yet.

The Hand Held Products unusual usage top five:

1. Mobile computers measuring the fuel level in gas deliveries (for example at Italian fuel company Liquigas). The device is connected to an electronic head that measures the level of gas left in the truck

2. Handheld devices with imaging technology used to take photographs of payable cheques by a cleaning company to send them electronically to a bank

3. Devices taking orders, processing credit card transactions and printing receipts in restaurants, airplanes and at outdoor events

4. Mobile devices using Bluetooth to see which products will be out of stock to replenish vending machines

5. Handheld devices taking down mileage and fuel level for car rental companies after being returned from customers. The devices also store data after visual inspection, take photographs of possible damage and print receipts

Sometimes handheld devices are used in common applications, but in unusual settings. For instance, a castle in Denmark uses the device for its ticket collection, while in Germany imaging technology is used to track and register blood samples.

"Most people are aware of what types of applications our devices are typically used for. However, they are often surprised by the versatility and the possibilities our Adaptus Imaging Technology has to offer", said Roel Vreeburg, Hand Held Products' senior VP international sales and marketing.

About Hand Held Products:  Hand Held Products is the world's leading provider of image-based data collection solutions for mobile, wireless and transaction processing applications - such as bar code scanners, mobile computers and transaction terminals.

The company has a worldwide network of partners, and an extensive client base across many different markets. Based in the US, its European headquarters are in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Further information visit: www.handheld.com

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