Easy Barcode Technologies is now shipping its Easy Barcode Reader, a desktop USB barcode scanner designed for home and office use.
The barcode reader is compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.1-9.x. It offers support for over 15 barcode symbologies, including EAN-8, EAN-13, UPC, Bookland EAN (“ISBN barcodes”), Code 39, Code 128, I2of5 (ITF), Industrial 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Codabar, Telepen, and MSI/Plessey. By default, the hardware emulates a keyboard, allowing barcodes to be scanned into any active application or text field without the need for extra drivers.
Easy Barcode Reader provides a variety of customization options and triggered or trigglerless barcode scanning modes. Its Barcode Identification Mode enables special character output for identifying the barcode symbology for reproduction purposes. A special ISBN conversion mode for Bookland EAN to ISBN numeric can be used for scanning ISBNs into databases or third-party inventory products such as Readerware. The barcode reader boasts international keyboard support with 18 mappings built-in.
The hardware costs US$256 per unit, with a special discounted six-pack price of $1,280.