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Feb 7th, 2014
Varioptic liquid lens in datalogic Matrix 300 barcode reader and PowerScan PD9530 mobile scanner
Varioptic, a Business Unit of Parrot and Datalogic announce the availability of a barcode reader and a mobile scanner with a variable focus liquid lens – Matrix 300 and PowerScan PBT9500 HP.
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Varioptic Liquid Lens.
Varioptic Liquid Lens.

The Matrix 300 barcode reader features a 1.3 mega pixels image sensor running at 60 frames per second designed for high speed performance and Direct Part Marking applications (manufacturing, electronics and automotive).

The PowerScan PBT9500 HP is a 2D handheld area imager utilizing bluetooth wireless technology allowing freedom of mobility and scanning convenience capability. It can be used for several applications such as in warehouses, logistics and manufacturing.

Both devices integrate a Varioptic Liquid Lens for variable focus.

Varioptic's Electrowetting liquid lens technology enables extremely fast and noiseless variable focus with absolutely no moving parts. This ensures low power consumption, high shock resistance, and a large dynamic range that guarantees focus from 5cm to infinity.

Fig 1: Varioptic Liquid Lens in Datalogic Matrix 300  barcode reader and PowerScan PD9530 mobile scanner.

We are pleased that Datalogic, a world-class producer of barcode readers and automation devices, has qualified our technology for its barcode readers. Liquid lenses are now widely used in many devices, such as industrial and medical cameras, demonstrating the maturity of our technology”, says Samuel Grand, Varioptic Business Unit Director.

We are always searching for new ways to enhance our products in order to provide our customers with the best solutions on the market.”, says Giulio Berzuini, VP and GM for the Hand Held Scanners Business Unit. “The addition of Varioptic’s liquid lens with no moving parts to the PowerScan™ imager’s other advanced features allows us to offer an even more reliable product with higher performance levels.”

Varioptic will be showcasing PowerScan PBT9500 HP at Photonics West exhibition, from February 4th to 6th, Booth # 5419 (North Hall) at the Moscone Convention Center, in San Francisco, California.
About Varioptic
Founded in 2002 by Bruno Berge, a PhD in physics, Varioptic became a Business Unit of Parrot SA in January 2012. Varioptic develops, designs and markets electrically controlled miniature optics based on its proprietary and patented programmable liquid lens technology. The ranges of technological solutions developed by Varioptic are aimed at a number of markets in the digital camera sector (biometrics, machine vision, general consumer and medical cameras).
For more information: www.varioptic.com.

About Parrot

Founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, Parrot creates, develops and markets advanced consumer technology products for Smartphones and tablets. Parrot also offers the most extensive range of hands-free communication systems on the market for cars. Its globally recognized expertise in the fields of mobile connectivity and multimedia around Smartphones has positioned Parrot as a key player of in-car infotainment. Additionally, Parrot designs high-end wireless multimedia products dedicated to sound, and explores new possibilities with Bluetooth Smart technologies. Finally, Parrot is expanding on the UAV market with the Parrot AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via Wi-Fi and also with new solutions to address the UAV market for professional use. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 850 people worldwide and generates the majority of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 – PARRO)
For more information: www.parrot.com

About Datalogic
Datalogic Group is a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets. As a world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking systems, Datalogic offers innovative solutions for a full range of applications in the retail, transportation & logistics, manufacturing and healthcare industries.. Datalogic S.p.A., listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI, is headquartered in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna). Datalogic Group as of today employs about 2,400 members of staff worldwide distributed in 30 countries. In 2012 Datalogic Group achieved revenues for 462,3 million Euro and invested over 32 million Euro in Research and Development with a portfolio of over 1,000 patents across the world.
For more news and information on Datalogic, please visit www.datalogic.com.

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