"Socket Communications, Inc...an innovative provider of mobile productivity products, extends its industry leadership with the introduction of the Socket CompactFlash Scan Card 5X, a high-performance, stacked-linear bar code scanner. It is the first device in a new line of Socket 2D bar code scanners designed to address the fast-growing market for 2D and omni-directional scanning....2D bar code symbologies provide the ability to generate small labels with a high-data capacity that can be used in a wide variety of environments. Spurred by regulatory mandates and the need to cut costs, many industries continue to implement 2D bar code applications."
In the category of "if you have to ask what it's for, you don't need it" the new Series 5 2D bar code scanners
from Socket will read "all popular linear, stacked-linear, 2D/Matrix and postal symbols, including MaxiCode, Data Matrix, QR Code and PDF417, among others.
" With a suggested retail price of $679 USD, it should be released at the end of 2nd Q07. Is anyone here making use of complex 2D bar codes in your line of work?