Hand Held Products broadens image kiosk offering

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Hand Held Products, a leading manufacturer of image-based data collection solutions, has announced the latest addition to its line of self-service mini-kiosks, the Image Kiosk(tm) 8570.

Powered by Adaptus(R) Imaging Technology 5.0 and based on the Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 operating system, the IK8570 enables retailers to assist customers effectively and efficiently by providing them with a range of self-service functionalities, including price checking, product information look-up, loyalty program administration or controlled access to secure areas.

The IK8570 provides all of the class-leading features of the IK8560 with the same compact design, Adaptus(R) Imaging Technology 5.0 and the Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 operating system.

New features to enhance functionality and capability include:

  • Integrated magnetic stripe reader (MSR) for accessing loyalty card accounts, gift card balance look-up and other non-payment transactions
  • Expanded 64MBx64 Memory (Flash and SDRAM)
  • Integrated 802.11b Wireless and Ethernet Connectivity for deployment flexibility

Other features of the IK8570 include:

  • Fast, omni-directional scanning of all barcodes for intuitive use
  • Color LCD touchscreen for easy navigation and high-impact messaging
  • USB port for simple peripheral connectivity, enabling you to for example connect the kiosk to a printer to deliver loyalty coupons

In addition, the IK8570's WebScan(tm) software utility enables simplified integration of barcode scanning functionality into existing web-based applications.

"Hand Held Products' Image Kiosk is a great example of Microsoft Windows Embedded helping retailers provide an enhanced shopping experience to consumers," said Ilya Bukshteyn, director of marketing for Windows Embedded at Microsoft Corp. "Windows Embedded CE offers a robust set of built-in capabilities, including multimedia and Web browsing that enable Microsoft industry partners to support a wide range of functionalities and provide cost-effective solutions to their customers."

"Today's customers are busier than ever and demand fast, efficient service. With the Image Kiosk 8570, they can bypass the need to find a store associate and quickly access information through a simple scan or touch of a button," says Jessica Penizotto, Product Manager for the IK8570.

About Hand Held Products

Hand Held Products is the world's leading manufacturer of image-based data collection solutions, such as barcode scanners and mobile computers. Based in the US, its European headquarters are in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.


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