QuantumE is Metrologics new combination omnidirectional and single-line scan engine offering designed for integration into a variety of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) devices which require a compact, rugged, and easy to integrate scan engine. The omnidirectional pattern includes a large, aggressive scan zone for optimum scanning and decoding of all standard 1 dimensional bar code symbologies. The QuantumE additionally has a single-line scanning mode which allows for scanning items which have multiple bar codes on the same label or for selecting bar codes from menu-style pricing sheets. A long list of standard features, including quick-disconnect cables, field-upgradeable software, and simplified software configuration, make it an ideal choice for applications such as interactive kiosks, price look-up systems, music listening stations, reverse vending machines, and controlled access devices. QuantumE is also
David Stevenson, Metrologic GmbHs Retail Marketing and Support Manager, commented, The introduction of the QuantumE is part of Metrologics continuing commitment to provide its customers with quality new products that meet their needs. Users and developers of retail in-store interactive systems require compact scanning modules to minimize shelf space and maximize aesthetics. At the same time, the scanning module must produce a large, user-friendly scan volume that will allow first-time users to scan bar codes with no learning curve. QuantumE is designed to provide the right blend of size and performance with a unique cable-on-top design ideal for mounting beneath most flat LCD panels found in todays interactive systems.