Datalogic Scanning helps replace the "cha-ching" of a cash register with the beep of a bar code scanner. The company's multi-platform scanners, scanner/scales, and handheld readers are used to speed up retail checkout, and for access control, inventory management, parcel shipping and sorting, electronic medical records management, and other functions. Long an expert in bar code data collection, the company also develops products for the radio-frequency identification (RFID) market. Customers include American Express, DHL, FedEx, IBM, Medtronic, Safeway, Tellabs, and the US military. A division of the Datalogic Group, Datalogic Scanning has a global presence in more than 120 countries.
Datalogic Scanning has expanded the functionality of its scanners and readers to include growing markets such as health care, airport security, banking, and insurance. The scanners can be used for access control in airports, image capture in banking and insurance applications, and counterfeit detection and authenticity verification for passports and government-issued identification cards.
Within the health care market in particular, the transition to electronic medical records has created opportunities for the use of Datalogic equipment. Its scanners and readers can be used in functions such as bedside point-of-care, patient identification and medication verification, hospital equipment and inventory management, electronic drug ordering and identification, and laboratory specimen tracking. Datalogic also offers a disinfectant-ready enclosure for equipment and devices that need to be cleaned after contact with patients.
Datalogic S.p.A. acquired PSC Inc. from Littlejohn & Co. for about $195 million in 2005. It changed the company's name to Datalogic Scanning in 2007.