The most touted feature of the Honeywell Xenon 1902g-bf cordless barcode scanner is that it is battery
free. Not only is it battery free but it also takes less then 120 seconds to fully charge via USB and it can
perform over 450 scans before recharging. This is truly revolutionary in barcode scanning.
So how can it be a cordless scanner without having a battery? The 1902g-bf scanner is powered by fast
charging super-capacitors that can be charged in as fast as 15 seconds, or less than 120 seconds,
depending on how much charge is left in the scanner.
It has several warnings preprogrammed in before the scanner is completely out of charge so you will
know ahead of time if it needs recharging.
The Xenon 1902g-bf uses a 2.4 to 2.5 GHz wireless connection, making it conveniently cord-free. On top
of that, the scanner also is equipped with Bluetooth V4.2 for further accessibility.
Weighing in at a petite 6.9 ounces, the Xenon 1902g-bf barcode scanner is smaller than the average
handhelds which generally weigh about 8 ounces. Most of this weight difference is because of the lack
of battery and cord, and the feather light scanner is appreciated by those who do end up using the
scanner for its entire 500,000 scan lifespan.
Honeywell opted for a black scanner with lime green accents, which gives the model a more modern
look. It also has a more conservative coloring which is glossy black on matte black. The green model
may stand out on some counters, which is both a positive and a negative depending on your views on
lime green. At least with the green color it can more easily be found when needed.
The size is average – comfortable for both larger and smaller hands. The stand is sturdy and nearly the
size of the scanner itself, making it ideal for high traffic countertops. It takes a significant jostling but
eventually the hand unit will disconnect and fall off – it’s inevitable.
The communication base is slight, with dimensions and weight almost equal to the scanner itself. It
connects to the terminal via USB cables and handles all of the communication with the scanner so your
terminal does not need to meet any hardware requirements.
Besides being a battery-less handheld scanner there are other advantages to consider as well, such as:
- Scan area image: 838×640 pixels
- 610 cm per second motion tolerance
- 42.4 degree wide, 33 degree high SR scan angle
- 41.4 degree wide, 32.2 degree high HD scan angle
- Withstands 6ft drops
The scan area is about 50% larger than other high-end scanners. It has a six foot drop survival rating
which means it can more than handle most workplace environments.
The Xenon 1902g-bf handheld scanner is perfect for companies that need high performance cordless
scanner that can survive rigorous use. Companies that are environmentally focused and don’t want to
deal with replacing and disposing of worn-out batteries that can no longer hold a charge will certainly
want to consider the Xenon 1902g-BF from Honeywell. For more information or to demo this scanner,
About The Autor:
Adrian Clermont is networking specialist, app developer, researcher and writer on a variety of IT related subjects.