New barcode scanner aims to increase efficiency

Wasp takes sting out of healthcare headache

Data capture specialist Wasp Barcode Technologies has launched a new barcode scanner designed specifically for the healthcare industry.

The new product (the WWS450H) features fast, efficient barcode scanning, antimicrobial protection and wireless connectivity. The firm says common uses for the scanner include checking patient and prescription records, scanning medicine packaging and hospital equipment, updating inventories or scanning 2D and postal barcodes in shipping and receiving, along with patient wristband barcodes.

The antimicrobial technology is said to offer protection against odor-and-stain causing bacteria, and has disinfectant-friendly housing to protect the product from alcohol cleaning. This should ensure it can be used in patient rooms, labs and pharmacies.

It includes a USB adapater for the base that can be plugged into a PC to upload data up to 295 feet away from the adapter using wireless connectivity. Barcode data is instantly added to a spreadsheet, document, or database, which Wasp says means users can avoid time-consuming manual data entries or inaccuracies.

“Wasp Barcode has a long history of delivering products to help businesses operate more efficiently. Over the years, we’ve received quite a few requests for a product for the healthcare industry that would increase productivity and safety,” said Hugh Furness, sales director at Wasp Barcode Technologies. “To answer this demand and best serve the healthcare industry, we created a product that is mobile, durable, affordable and safe to use in sterile environments. We’re incredibly excited for what the WWS450H delivers to the healthcare industry and I think healthcare professionals will see the benefits of using an asset tracking system made specifically for them.”

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