As the risks related to COVID-19 continue to necessitate contactless barcode scanning in industries and organizations across the globe, Portsmith Technologies continues to see success with its innovative and versatile ScanStand.
The ScanStand, 14 inches tall when in position, is a rugged, reliable cradle that allows for secure scanning of varying sized objects — such as tickets and/or barcodes — with the mobile handheld computers that venues are already using. Developed and in use since 2019, the ScanStand’s proven technology is answering the demand for unattended scanning at a time when public health is a top priority for the event, healthcare, and retail industries.
Running a museum or a ticketed event, for example, entails scanning or accepting visitors’ tickets at entry. With the ScanStand, a Zebra TC Series hand-held can be converted into a hands-free ticket scanner, allowing for safe interaction with the public. The ScanStand also works with Zebra TC2x, 5x, and 7x series handhelds. (Other devices will be supported soon.)
“On the heels of the pandemic and with the possibility of reopening, one of the ways we’re encouraging the social distancing experience for patrons is contactless scanning,” says Tami Fox, Member Services Manager for Tessitura Network — a software company that implemented Portsmith’s ScanStand for handhelds their arts and cultural organization members already have in use. “As they arrive at a venue, there’s an opportunity to scan that ticket themselves. That’s where Portsmith comes in.”
Fox explains, “At a time when budgets are tight and organizations are shut down and don’t have extra income from ticket sales, they can utilize their existing hardware and pair it with these reasonable arms and be able to meet the regulations needed to open.”
Additionally, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities benefit from the ScanStand’s full 90+ degree range of motion, which helps ensure minimal patient/clinician contact — and enables healthcare environments to optimize the capabilities of their existing handhelds at a time when deploying entirely new hardware may not be practical (or feasible). Retailers, too, are able to use the ScanStand’s fast, reliable technology to scan product barcodes — during checkout, inventorying, and when locating items for customers.
As societies across the globe rethink how professionals and the public interact with one another, the ScanStand’s established technology addresses the need for strict protocols related to social distancing — to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and gain the confidence of their communities.
About Portsmith Technologies
Portsmith Technologies designs, manufactures, and distributes products that enable users of handheld mobile devices to maximize the utility and value of their equipment. For nearly 20 years, the intelligent cradles and adapters offered by Portsmith have facilitated the successful deployment of hundreds of thousands of mobile computers globally. Portsmith’s design services and accessories have been sought after and validated by virtually every leading rugged device manufacturer in the world, as the company plays a major role in helping mobile professionals, VARs, and companies be more productive and successful every day. Portsmith is located in Boise, Idaho with ISO 9001 and UL certified manufacturing facilities in Meridian, Idaho and Melaka, Malaysia. Its sister company, SGW Designworks, applies decades of development, engineering, and manufacturing knowledge to Portsmith products to ensure its solutions are robust and reliable.
View Portsmith’s ScanStand specs here.
Company Name: Portsmith Technologies
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