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Honeywell Delivers Industry-leading Scanning Performance with Voyager 1200g

Next Generation Linear Scanner Showcases Honeywell Leadership, Innovation in Data Collection Market

MS2300Fort Mill, S.C. – January, 2011 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the introduction of the Voyager® 1200g linear scanner, a device designed to deliver superior scanning performance and unmatched readability on poor quality or damaged bar codes. An evolution of the world’s best-selling single-line scanner, the Voyager 1200g shortens read time, improves productivity and minimizes human error associated with manual data entry. With the Voyager 1200g, retailers are able to improve throughput, leading to a more efficient retail environment with shorter wait times, and ultimately increased customer and employee satisfaction.

Voyager 1200g“There are billions of bar codes scanned every day, each of which contains different characteristics that may make readability difficult. At Honeywell, we’ve found this to be a real pain point for our end users,” said Taylor Smith, director of product management-scanning, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “The Voyager 1200g excels at reading any type of linear bar code, damaged or otherwise, and is a testament to Honeywell’s leadership within the scanning industry and our continued drive to produce innovative offerings for our customers.”

The Voyager 1200g was designed specifically with retailers and small and medium businesses (SMBs) in mind, as it provides superior reliability with an IP42 rating and fewer components, leading to decreased downtime and service costs. In addition, the Voyager 1200g simplifies installation by providing automatic configuration of the device based on detection of the type of interface cable, as well as the presence or absence of a stand. This unique capability, along with tool-free stand assembly, combines to deliver a superior out-of-box experience for Voyager 1200g users.

Finally, the Voyager 1200g pairs the quality of an industry-leading product with an attractive price point, which is especially important for SMBs.

“In today’s fast-paced world, it is unacceptable for cashiers to spend minutes or even seconds trying to read a poor quality bar code,” said Ken Tadkowski, executive vice president, RMS Omega. “The Voyager 1200g exceeds our expectations in a device that can read virtually any bar code, despite how damaged it might be. This device sets a new standard for the AIDC industry and we’re excited about its introduction to the market.”

The Voyager 1200g has the ability to read standard 1D and GS1 DataBar™ symbologies, and functions as either a hands-free presentation or a traditional hand-held scanner.

Honeywell’s Voyager 1200g will be on display at booth #1937 at the NRF 100th Annual Convention & EXPO from January 10–11, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, New York.

The device will begin shipping globally later this month. For more information on the Voyager line of scanners, please visit

Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

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About Honeywell

With the acquisition of Metrologic and Hand Held Products Inc., Honeywell is recognized as a  leading manufacturer of high-performance image- and laser-based data collection hardware, including rugged mobile computers and bar code scanners. Honeywell Scanning & Mobility offers one of the broadest product portfolio's in the AIDC industry.

By providing you with solutions for vertical markets such as retail; healthcare; and transportation and logistics, Honeywell delivers reliable, high performance data collection and wireless communication solutions that enable customers to effectively track and manage data and assets.