Datalogic, the leading European manufacturer of Hand-Held CCD and Laser read-ers, is continuously investing in 2D technology. The latest addition is the Lynx D432,available in two new models for standard and high resolution codes.The Lynx family performs omnidirectional reading on a wide range of symbol-ogies from the most common 1D and 2D codes to stacked and postal codes,improving productivity and efficiency in any application. In fact, with the Lynx the user captures the whole image of the object to be identified no matter how it isorientated, thus avoiding any alignment constraint between the reader and thesymbol to be read. Furthermore, the Lynx 432 can be used for image-based applications like signature capture, OCR and so on. The captured image can be processed on board, or downloaded in different for-mats (.bmp, .jpg, .tif) for image processing on the host side. Also, the new imagecapture function allows complete image management. Up to 4 acquisition optionsallow image manipulation: zoom (from 20% to 200%), contrast, brightness(?100%) and windowing. Aiming at the image to be captured is really easy andintuitive thanks to the double-click trigger for Point and Read, and to the five dotpointer that marks the four corners and center of the reading area. All models are equipped with a multi-standard interface for connection to the hostvia USB (COM and wedge emulation), RS232 or Wedge emulation interface. Finally, the VisualSetup software tool included in the Lynx package allows easyconfiguration of all the parameters to personalize the reader for any application, aswell as a quick view of the downloaded images.