New DENSO AT20Q Handheld Scanner Reads Both 1-D and 2-D Barcodes

  New DENSO AT20Q Handheld Scanner Reads Both 1-D and 2-D Barcodes

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- September 18, 2012

DENSO ADC, the Americas sales arm of DENSO Wave Incorporated, inventor of the
QR Code®, launched a new and more versatile AT20-Q handheld scanner, which
offers high-speed scanning of both 2-D barcodes, such as the QR Code, as well
as conventional 1-D barcodes.

New DENSO AT20Q handheld barcode scanner reads both 1-D and 2-D barcodes
(Photo: Business Wire)

New DENSO AT20Q handheld barcode scanner reads both 1-D and 2-D barcodes
(Photo: Business Wire)

The AT20Q features a high-speed shutter that eliminates the effect of camera
shake and allows quick reading from any direction, increasing operator
efficiency. Anti-reflection technology enables reliable reading of barcodes on
mobile-phone LCD screens.

By combining the latest DENSO algorithms with an increased number of pixels,
the AT20Q provides trouble-free scanning of wide barcodes, such as those used
for utility and medical bills. A newly developed scanning module easily
accommodates 1-D barcodes with resolutions down to 0.125 mm and 2-D barcodes
down to 0.167 mm, further extending the AT20Q’s application range.

The AT20Q’s compact, lightweight and ergonomic design makes it easy to hold
and use, reducing operator fatigue.

Antimicrobial materials incorporated into the AT20Q’s housing, in compliance
with the JIS Z2801 test protocol, prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and
fungi, making the AT20Q ideal for situations where devices are shared.

The AT20Q is also highly durable, with a rugged, shock-absorbing construction
that allows it to withstand being dropped onto a concrete floor from a height
of 2 meters (6.5 feet) — the highest standard in its class — and 100,000 times
from 20 centimeters (7.9 inches), sustaining a far greater number of impacts
than would ordinarily occur in actual use. In addition, the device features
IP42 dust- and water-resistant protection, as well as a connector-cable
locking mechanism that prevents damage to the connector or cable.

“At DENSO, our company philosophy is constant improvement,” said Fran Labun,
vice president, Sales Groups. “With the AT20Q, we have incorporated all our
latest features and benefits into an affordable handheld 2-D scanner that we
are certain our customers will welcome.”

To learn more about the new AT20Q handheld scanner, visit

DENSO ADC is the Americas sales arm of DENSO Wave Incorporated, a pioneer of
CCD technology and inventor of the QR Code. DENSO Wave is among the world’s
largest manufacturers of mobile data-capture systems. DENSO ADC manages sales
of its barcode-scanner products throughout North and South America. For more
information, visit

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a
leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and
components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics
and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major
carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and
affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than
120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31,
2012, totaled US$38.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.5 percent of
its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock
is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 13,000 people with consolidated
sales totaling US$6.2 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.

QR Code® is a registered trademark of DENSO Wave Incorporated.

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Eddie Stevenson, 310-952-7955
CIS Marketing Manager
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