Bar code technology users no longer need to make a choice between the outstanding reliability provided by solid-state CCD readers and the fast performance associated with laser scanners. A major innovation in laser scanner design and manufacturing provides outstanding reliability and performance. By adapting highly proven, highly reliable MEMS technology for bar code reading, MEMS-based laser scanners provide faster reading, better recognition and processing of poor quality or damaged bar codes than traditional lasers, and extreme reliability even in demanding scanning environments. MEMS scan engines are also extremely compact – about the size of a sugar cube – which leads to lightweight, ergonomic and power friendly scanners.

MEMS stands for microelectromechanical systems. MEMS devices combine electronic circuitry with miniaturized mechanical devices, which may include sensors, gyroscopes, actuators, motors, pumps and other components, on a silicon substrate that can be smaller than a grain of sand. MEMS is the underlying technology behind antilock brakes and vehicle airbags, and is used in numerous industrial and commercial products, including inkjet printers, projection systems, large-screen and digital televisions, optical networking gear, medical imaging, diagnostic equipment and battlefield displays. MEMS bar code scanning represents a new application for an established technology.

This white paper will explain how MEMS are used for bar code scanning, the reliability and performance advantages MEMS scanners have over traditional lasers, and the opportunities and limitations for using MEMS-based scanners.

Download PDF »

About Gamma Solutions.

Gamma Solutions Pty Ltd is an Australian owned company, based in Melbourne, with offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Founded in 1992, the company provides all the components of mobile computing, RFID and data collection systems such as portable terminals, barcode scanners, barcode printers and wireless networks; as well as professional services including systems analysis, design and implementation, middleware software and training.

Join to newsletter.

Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest buzz.

Featured products.

Need a personalized solution?

Let us help you find what you need!

Contact Us