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Bar code scanning
Author(s): Richard Bravman
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Paper Abstract

Good afternoon. And thanks, Gary very much again for giving ne a chance to come and spend some time with you. Again, ray name is Richard Bravman, vice president of marketing with Symbol Technologies. For those of you who may not be familiar with the bar coding market, I'll give just a brief word on Symbol. Symbol is today, we find our selves the leader in that business. Our original activity in bar coding went all the way back to the business of creating the film images that are the genesis point for the placement of bar codes on all the consumer items. That was what we did back in mid l970s, moved through several stages, in 1980, we made a significant breakthrough inventing the first laser based bar code scanning device that was portable enough that you could hold it in your hand. That development proved to be the engine of some very significant growth over the last eight or nine years. During the period of the last six years, we've had our compound average growth for our company at something in the range of 80% or so. So we've been fortunate enough to have seen some real growth. Today our businesses included bar code scanning, and as a result of an acquisition we did last year, portable data capture devices, which are handheld computers that are specifically used for remote data capture.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1315, The Laser Marketplace in 1990, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.637345
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Richard Bravman, Symbol Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1315:
The Laser Marketplace in 1990
Gary T. Forrest; Morris R. Levitt, Editor(s)

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