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Designed for the end user
Whether your application needs include factory automation, sales automation, inventory tracking, order entry or warehousing distribution, you will find the Apex II portable data collection terminal the ideal solution, with its simple operation, lightweight and compact design, and ready-to-go state of operation.

A rugged, comfortable design
The ergonomic design of the Apex II permits single-handed data collection - leaving one hand free to manipulate items. This feature, alone, contributes to a reduction in user fatigue and leads to increased productivity.

For applications requiring bar code reading, the Apex II, with either the integrated laser scanner or a tethered scanner, plus the ability to decode all popular symbologies, offers a cost-effective way to maximize your productivity. Ideal for scan-intensive applications, the design of the integrated scanner positions it at a 35-degree angle, which allows the operator to view the display at all times.

These features, along with a 4-line x 16-character display and full alphanumeric keyboard (which eliminates the need for a shift key), contribute to the enhanced throughput and user comfort of the Apex II.

On-the-job durability
The statement "Portable Data Collection" calls for the highest standard of durable construction. The Apex II is designed to withstand real-world punishment and still retain the valuable data that has been collected. Typical applications include:

Asset Management
Shipping and Receiving
Quality Control
Inventory Control
Work-in-Process Tracking
Product Identification
Material Management
Product Tracking

Powerful processing
These Intel-based units, with memory sizes ranging form 128K to 1MB, assure the speed and power needed for today's wide range of data tracking applications.

Available memory will increase the application effectiveness by letting the user access more file information, run multiple applications, or operate for an extended period of time at a remote site. The on-board flash memory eliminates the worry of program corruption and the need for backup.

Apex-Trak
Pre-loaded into each Apex II is Apex-Trak, a trio of easy-to-use tracking packages (Asset Inventory, Item Tracking and Physical Inventory) for immediate data collection usage. Included with the programs is the LinkMaster, a utility for easy uploading and downloading of programs and data.

Program features include user-definable field names, lengths and usage. Data transmission options include uploading via RS232 to a PC or through a Keyboard Wedge. Print drivers are included for applications requiring that bar code labels be printed in a portable environment.

For general reading, Apex-Trak even includes a simple bar code reading program, allowing for the scanning and the display of the code interpretation and symbology type.

Custom program generation
The Apex II puts the user in control by allowing applications software to be written using a favorite program editor. The Apex II incorporates a non-proprietary BASIC interpreter, similar to the popular Microsoft BASIC interpreter. Valuable enhancements have been added to the language to give the programmer complete control of the Apex unit and the bar code reading capabilities.

BASIC gives programmers the flexibility of a fully implemented programming language with superior execution speed, built-in debugging features, and exceptional file handling capabilities.

Apex Program Generator
This optional Windows-based Program Generator has been designed to provide the user with the capability to visually create applications for the Apex without the need to write program code.

The Program Generator will assist the user in development and implementation of most standard data collection applications, and the modification of existing applications.

The program includes communications routines for program and data loading and retrieval, as well as management functions for the creation of application diskettes for distribution to the end user.

By responding to the menu-driven prompts regarding data collection, data validation and scanning features, the program generates structured BASIC code that can be used, as is, or can be further modified and enhanced using a text editor.

Pre-loaded Apex-Trak programs - Asset Inventory, Item Track, Physical Inventory
On-board Compsee BASIC Interpreter
RS232 Cable (9pin)
Four alkaline batteries
Diskette
Apex-Trak programs, LinkMaster programs, UpLoad/DownLoad utility program
Manual
User's Guide, Apex-Trak Instructions, Programmer's Instructions

General Specifications

Terminal


Display
LCD - 4 line x 16-character

Memory
128K to 1MB RAM, 128K Flash

Clock
Real-time clock calendar
Time and date stamping via software

Comm. Port
RS232 interface - XON/XOFF, CTS/RTS
Programmable baud rate
300 to 19,200 bits/second

Indicators
Programmable audible beeper

Keyboard
Full alphanumeric, 49-key

Software
Programmable in BASIC
Program generator

Microprocessor
16-bit, Intel 80196NP

Power Source


Power Source
4 AA alkaline batteries
4 AA NiMH or NiCd batteries
Rechargeable NiMH pack

Battery Pack Life
15 hours at use rate of 30 scans/minute

Indicator
Low battery message

Back-up Battery
Super Cap

Environmental


Operating Temperature
+32 to +122F (0 to +50C)

Storage Temperature
-4 to +140F (-20 to +60C)

Humidity
90% relative non condensing

ESD
15 KV electrostatic air discharge to all surfaces without loss of data
Meets IEC 801-2 (1991)

Drop
Unit functions normally after 4' (1.2m) drop to concrete

Construction
Industrial high-strength polycarbonate chemical and splash resistant

Reg. Agency Approvals
FCC Part 15, Class A; CE

Mechanical


Weight
0.934lbs

Size
8.4" L x 3.8" W x 2.1" D

Bar Code Scanning


Laser Diode
680nm

Scan Rate
36 (+3) scans/second (bidirectional)

Skew
+65

Pitch
+55

Specular Dead Zone
+2

Ambient Light Immunity
Immune to direct exposure from normal office and factory level lighting and direct exposure to sunlight

Contrast Ratio
20% absolute dark/light reflectance differential at 675nm

Bar Code Symbologies
Code 3 of 9 (Standard and full ASCII)
UPC/EAN/JAN + addendums
Codabar
Code 11
Interleaved 2 of 5
Code 128
MSI/Plessey
Code 93
Standard 2 of 5
Matrix 2 of 5
The Apex II can Autodiscriminate between the above codes

Opt. Bar Code Scanners
Tethered light pen, laser or CCD
Integrated standard or long-range laser scanner

Depth of Field Specifications
Scanner distance from label

Narrowest Bar Width : Standard Range : Long Range
6.0 inches : 4.4 to 6.0 inches
7.5 inches : 3.7 to 7.2 inches
10.0 inches 3.9 to 9.8 inches : 14 to 20 inches
15.0 inches 2.5 to 13.0 inches : 6 to 25 inches
20.0 inches 3.8 to 15.6 inches : 6 to 35 inches
40.0 inches 3.9 to 21.9 inches : 6 to 55 inches
55.0 inches 5.3 to 23.4 inches : 12 to 65 inches

CAUTION: LASER LIGHT
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM.

650nm LASER
1.0 MILLIWATT
MAXIMUM OUTPUT
CLASS II LASER PRODUCT

DANGER: LASER LIGHT
AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE

650 nm LASER
50 MILLIWATT MAX OUTPUT
CLASS IIIa LASER PRODUCT

Each Apex II includes:

Apex-Trak

  • Pre-loaded Apex-Trak Programs
  • Asset Inventory
  • Item Track
  • Physical Inventory

    On-board Compsee BASIC Interpreter
    RS232 Cable (9pin)
    4 Alkaline Batteries
    1 Diskettes


  • Apex-Trak Programs
  • LinkMaster Programs
  • UPLoad/DownLoad Utility Program

    Manual


  • User's Guide
  • Apex-Trak Program Instructions
  • COMPSEE BASIC Interpreter Programmer's Instructions

    Visible Laser Diode Options:

    Reg = Regular Laser Optics
    LR = Long Range Laser Optics
    LH = High Visibility
    LD = Very High Density


    Apex II and Options and Accessories
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