Symbol M2004 Cyclone Details
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Symbol's M2004 Cyclone Captures More Data to Enhance Your Applications
A smart investment, Symbol's innovative new scanner is future-ready now. The M2004 Cyclone decodes existing, new and emerging barcode symbologies instantly. The M2004 Cyclone is packed with features that deliver optimum flexibility including next generation scanning technology. As good looking as it is practical, the M2004 Cyclone s sleek design complements any store's decor. Large merchandise or small, single or multiple barcode types, this scanner can handle it all. Revolutionary user-selectable scan pattern versatility plus remarkable ease of use and adaptability make the Adaptive "M2004 Cyclone " Scanner Series from Symbol Technologies a standout for barcode scanning at point of sale.
M2004 Cyclone Features
M2004 Cyclone Benefits
Reads 1-D, 2-D, and Composite UCC/EAN and RSS barcode symbologies
Capture more data and "future-proof" your investment
M2004 Cyclone uses the latest, brightest visible laser diode technology
Scanner is easy to aim, even in brightest sunlight
Scan pattern switches and mode indicator LEDs are top-mounted for easy viewing
Switching scan patterns is easy and convenient for operations with a mix of applications, barcodes and merchandise
Handheld or hands-free operation
Operators can scan heavy and bulky items without lifting them onto the checkstand; scan smaller items without lifting the scanner.
Built-in, adjustable stand
Operators adjust the M2004 Cyclone to their preference to optimize efficiency for maximum throughput
Reads Current and New UCC/EAN Symbologies with Ease
New ways of doing business require new types of barcodes to keep products flowing smoothly from producer to user. The M2004 Cyclone was designed to handle new and emerging UCC/EAN-driven symbologies:
The UCC/EAN Reduced Space Symbology (RSS) is a "stacked" linear barcode for items previously too small to be marked. Track previously untrackable data on products so that lot numbers, expiration dates, weights, prices and currency information are included in the barcode.
- Retail General Merchandise: Label items with complete product identification for better management of inventory and profitability.
- Convenience Stores and Food Stores: Encode random quantity and weight products, such as meat, produce and cheeses with product identification information for better inventory management and to simplify the order and fulfillment process.
The UCC/EAN Composite Symbology (CS) combines the standard linear UPC/EAN/JAN code, a proven tool for POS checkout, receiving and inventory tracking, with a two-dimensional (2-D) PDF417 portable data file that incorporates extended product information.
- Healthcare: Hospitals, drug stores and pharmacies can trace manufacturing lot numbers on pharmaceuticals and other controlled substances. Caregivers can streamline prescription processing and verify patient ID by scanning patient identification cards.
- Logistics: Gain access to shipping as well as content information at any point in the supply chain.
- Retail Food: Shopkeepers can record purchase data and identification cards with a single scan of the composite code. The identification and shipping data is securely attached to the product – stored on a barcode no bigger than a postage stamp.
Portable Data File (PDF) is a 2-D data file that holds up to 1 kilobyte of data.
- Age Verification: Many authorities now encode the date of birth in the PDF symbol on a driver's license, preventing the sale of alcohol or tobacco products to underage customers.
- National Identification Cards: Many countries use national ID cards to open credit and telephone accounts and for identification at border crossings.
- Customer Loyalty Cards: Track customers' shopping habits.
Choose the Best Scan Pattern for Your Application At the point of sale, the M2004 Cyclone captures barcode data instantly, shorting checkout lines with "point-and-scan" performance on 1-D, 2-D, RSS and CS symbologies.
M2004 Cyclone Omni-Directional Scan Pattern: A rotating omni-directional scan pattern reads even truncated barcodes by eliminating scan pattern "holes." Raster Scan Pattern: The M2004 Cyclone s scan pattern automatically covers 2-D and CS symbols for the best scanning performance on damaged and poorly printed barcodes, while eliminating the need for operator training. Semi Omni Scan Pattern: The "Semi Omni" scan pattern is a combination of the omni-directional and raster scan patterns. This unique pattern has superb decoding performance on extremely truncated barcodes that you find on small items in convenience, drug and specialty stores.
High Density Single Line Scan Pattern: The M2004 Cyclone s single scan line appears as a "mini" raster and scans multiple areas of 1-D codes to swiftly and accurately capture data on poorly printed and damaged barcodes. The single line is ideal for reading barcoded menus and pick lists.
Bright LEDs indicate which scan pattern is working. For intuitive aiming accuracy, even in the brightest lighting conditions and for can't miss, single-pass scanning, the laser diode emits a highly visible beam for easy-to-see scan patterns. When you lift the scanner off the counter, it automatically switches from hands-free to handheld mode. The M2004 Cyclone immediately adjusts the scan pattern for optimum handheld data capture. Put the scanner back on the counter and it automatically returns to hands-free mode. If countertop space is at a premium, just place the M2004 Cyclone in the optional wall-mount stand.
Premium Features and Unique Ergonomics Adapt to Many Uses
The M2004 Cyclone s adjustable, built-in stand accommodates scanning a wide range of item sizes for efficient throughput. The ergonomically shaped handle fits snugly in the hand to ensure a secure grip. The large, contoured scan trigger is handle-mounted for easy point-and-shoot operation. The patented two-finger trigger operates with minimum effort and delivers superior sensory feedback.
There's no need to change the scanner's orientation when changing the scan pattern. All of the scan patterns exit the M2004 Cyclone from the large, scratch-resistant and deeply recessed window at the front of the scanner. The broad, rounded stand supplies rock-solid support for checkstand or countertop use. For maximum non-slip security, rubber feet cushion the bottom of the scanner.
Ingenious Design Provides Superior Throughput
Symbol's attention to detail comes through in design elements such as the twin beepers built into the sides of the M2004 Cyclone handle. The scanner beeper is loud enough to be heard by operators working in noisy environments.
M2004 Cyclone s offer a host of high-performance features for unmatched adaptability at the point of sale. The M2004 Cyclone provides direct connections to IBM, USB, RS-232 and Symbol's Synapse "smart" cabling that provides connectivity to all popular host terminals. Synapse Smart Cables eliminate the need for separate scanner-to-host controllers. Electronic Article Surveillance deactivation is also an option; locating the deactivation antenna within the scanner saves precious space at the point of sale, and eliminates secondary operations.
Advanced Data Formatting, another Symbol breakthrough, enhances M2004 Cyclone data capture productivity. No need to modify host-system software to match data input formats. Instead, simply program the M2004 Cyclone . The scanner translates the barcode string and, for later tracking, stamps the barcode prefix with time, date and the number of the employee who scanned the data.
Like every scanner from Symbol, the M2004 Cyclone is an unbeatable value because it is backed by Symbol's global network of service and support from the world leader in barcode-driven data management systems, with millions of scanners and terminals installed.