Bar Code Cradle
October 2003 - The new Bar Code Reader Cradle provides the
CardVisor I, II, and III packages with a platform to read two
dimensional (2D) bar codes present on many government issued
drivers' licenses and ID cards. See the
coverage map for
details on which jurisdiction uses which machine readable technology.
The reader cradle utilizes
the latest PDF417 bar code reader technology, it sets a new
benchmark for readability and ease of use. No need to "aim" or
"focus", simply insert and remove the card as you would with an ATM
transaction. There are no moving parts or motors to break or fail.
The only movement required is from the operator's hand to insert and
remove the 2D encoded card.
Inside the Bar Code reader cradle is an oversized Li-Ion battery
designed to last at least as long as the battery in the Handspring
Visor Handheld computer. An internal charger circuit
re-charges the Li-Ion battery whenever it is connected to an
external power source such as an AC power adapter or optional car
cigarette lighter adapter. Once the battery is fully charged,
the charger circuit automatically turns off and continues to provide
power to the bar code reader, thus ensuring the battery is fully
charged when external power is removed. There are NO no
external battery packs or communication cables. All necessary
wires are hidden inside the T-shaped case which can be hand carried
or positioned on a counter top.
The Bar Code reader cradle has a recharging pin for Visor
Handspring Pro which is a version of the Handspring handheld
computer with twice the memory capacity (16 Mbytes) and an internal
Li-Ion Battery. With this version of the Handspring Visor
both Li-Ion batteries are recharged whenever external power is provided.
If purchasing a complete solution (CardVisor package plus bar code
reader cradle), the Pro version of the Handspring Visor handheld can
be ordered from TokenWorks for an additional charge.
Shown on the left are the main features of the Bar Code Reader cradle. Click on image to enlarge.
Shown on the left are the main controls of a complete ID scanner. Click on image to enlarge.
the Handspring Visor Handheld with the CardTool
magnetic card reader into the Bar Code Reader Cradle.
Click on image to enlarge.
a license is as easy as 1,2,3. Just determine the type of
machine readable technology (bar code or magnetic stripe), press the
appropriate key, and swipe/dunk the license through/into the reader.
The screen will display updated information within one to two
seconds. Click on image to enlarge.
are two Micro Security Slots on the
Bar Code Reader Cradle. These slots are the same found on most
laptops today and work with a standard laptop security cable.
Inside each slot is a steel plate which provides extra strength for
the security cable locking mechanism. Security cables
can be purchased at most office supply/electronics stores. Click on
the image to enlarge.
For questions, see the
FAQ page, Comparison Chart or give us a call. Pricing
and on-line purchase information is listed below.
Bar Code Reader Cradle Package - $595.00
This package includes the Bar Code Reader Cradle, a USB Hotsync
Cable, a 12 volt DC power adapter for the Bar Code Reader Cradle,
and four AAA 800 mAh NiMH batteries & wall charger (not shown) for the
Handspring Visor Handheld computer (two
batteries in the
handheld computer while two remain in the wall charger) .
Note: A Handspring Visor (Solo, Deluxe, Neo, Platinum or Pro) with
a CardTool Magnetic Card reader &
CardVisor age verification software installed is required.
Existing CardVisor I, II, and III package customers will be emailed
a software updater.
Price $595.00 -
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