A newer version of this item is available.
It is replaced by the Symbol DS 6608.
A rugged handheld imager for reading all major barcode symbologies with the added capability of image capture.
Symbol introduces the P304 IMG rugged handheld imager for reading all major barcode symbologies with the added capability of image capture. Powered by Symbol's SE 4200 scan engine and an award-winning ergonomic design this industrial handheld imager is perfect for applications requiring not only 1-D and 2-D omni-directional scanning but also the ability to capture images and signatures.
The Symbol P304 IMG is also known as the
Symbol Technologies P304 IMG
Symbol introduces the P304 IMG rugged handheld imager for reading all major barcode symbologies with the added capability of image capture. Powered by Symbol's SE 4200 scan engine and an award-winning ergonomic design, this industrial handheld imager is perfect for applications requiring not only 1-D and 2-D omni-directional scanning but also the ability to capture images and signatures.
Designed for Extreme Environments (XE)
The P304 IMG meets the most stringent industrial standards, earning the Symbol XE class label. It is sealed to the IP54 specification against windblown dust and rain, and withstands multiple 6-ft./1.8 m drops to concrete over the entire temperature range of -22° to 122°F/-30° to 50°C. Its XE class ruggedness and high-throughput scanning ability make the P304 IMG an ideal choice for a wide range of 2-D and 1-D applications in industrial environments such as distribution centers, manufacturing floors and warehouses
Innovative Design Features
As innovative as it is rugged, the P304 IMG delivers the sophisticated ergonomic and operational features industrial applications demand. The scanner's exit window is scratch-resistant and recessed to prevent damage from direct contact. A twist-to-lock cable seals the scanner and provides superior strain relief. For those applications requiring quick access and out-of-the-way storage, the P304 IMG comes with a built-in metal hook for attachment to a pulley. And the large, LED enhancing window and extra loud 75 dB twin beepers make the "good decode" feedback impossible to miss. Leveraging the award-winning Phaser "handle-forward" design makes the scanner extremely comfortable to hold and reduces fatigue when scanning throughout a full shift in scan-intensive applications.
PDF417, DataMatrix, MaxiCode and Postal Code
Whether your requirement is to read DataMatrix for small item identification, MaxiCode for parcel sortation, postal codes for mail-handling, omni-directional linear barcodes or PDF417 across a variety of applications, the P304 IMG provides unmatched performance. The P304 IMG -HD, high density imager, can read matrix codes as small as 5 mil DataMatrix, while maintaining great working ranges on all other symbologies.
Image Capture and Video Applications
For image capture applications, the P304 IMG enables the creation of an electronic image database by delivering clear VGA resolution images while providing the user total control over image attributes such as compression quality, transfer time and file size. Understanding the need for instantaneous image transfers, the P304 IMG 's "thumb nail" image can be transmitted to the host in as little as half of a second over your PC's standard COM port. Leveraging its extremely fast image transfer capabilities, the P304 IMG can also rapidly transmit sequentially captured images, providing a basic video output for host display.
P304 IMG Features
P304 IMG Benefits
Withstands multiple 6-ft./1.8 m drops to concrete over entire temperature range.
Sealed to IP54 standard
Protected from windblown dust and rain
Bright, easy-to-see laser aiming pattern
Easy to aim: Point-and-shoot scanning and image capture
Very fast image transfer over a standard serial connection
Full black and white VGA resolution image transferred to host in approximately 5 seconds
User selectable file formats
Industry standard file formats: JPEG, TIFF and BMP
Easy software upgrade in the field
Intuitive Operation and Use
To ensure you capture the best image on the first try, the P304 IMG provides more than one aiming option. A bright laser generated pattern clearly outlines the imager's field of view, providing straightforward point-and-shoot scanning and image capture. And introducing an industry first, a "video viewfinder" that displays live images of your target on your host, letting you decide if you have the picture you want, before you pull the trigger.
To find out how your company can benefit from Symbol's scanners contact us at any of our offices, or visit us at www.symbol.com/barcode.
P304 IMG Specification Highlights
P304 IMG Physical Characteristics:
6.8 in. H x 5.9 in. L x 2.9 in. D/173 mm H x 150 mm L x 74 mm D
11.7 oz./332 gm (without cable)
+4.75 to 5.25V Standby Current: 1 mA Average Current: 450 mA
P304 IMG Performance Characteristics:
Integrated RS-232 with additional host interfaces supported by Synapse Smart Cables (Keyboard wedge, OCIA, Dual RS-232, etc.)
Field of View:
32° horizontal / 24° vertical
Standard: 6.5 in./16.5 cm from nose of scanner High Density: 2.5 in./6.4 cm from nose of scanner
Progressive Scan CCD
640 x 480 pixels x 256 shades of gray
± 60° (from front to back)
± 50° from plane parallel to symbol (side)
Print Contrast Resolution:
25% (1-D symbologies) or 35% (PDF417) absolute dark/light reflectance differential
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