Any barcode scanning task requires a minimum of two components: a scanner to scan the barcode, and software to collect the data. The LDX10 provides both as a complete out-of-the-box solution. By itself, the LDX10 handheld mobile computer makes for quick and easy barcode scanning in a lightweight, ergonomically-friendly device. The base model can scan 1-dimensional barcodes like UPC, Code 39, or Code 128 symbologies. The enhanced model with the 2D Imager can read 1D barcodes as well, but can also read 2-dimensional barcodes like QR codes. The 2D imager can also read barcodes in any orientation, so the user doesn’t have to align the scan beam in any particular fashion.
What makes the LDX10 such an exceptional value is that it comes pre-loaded with our popular DC Suite software, which includes seven applications for everyday tasks like cycle counting and asset tracking.
Most users can simply charge the battery of the LDX10, select one of the pre-loaded applications, and go to work. Once they have collected their data, the file can be uploaded to a PC over a USB connection.
Now the data is ready to be accessed using Microsoft Excel® or uploaded as a text file into third-party accounting or inventory software. Essentially the combination of the LDX10 and DC Suite is like a free barcode inventory system using Excel.
The LDX10 and DC Suite is the perfect data collection hardware and software pairing for intermittent users that need to perform daily or weekly cycle counts and import the data into a spreadsheet or an accounting system.
Use the DC Suite apps to record serial numbers or lot codes for future traceability. Use it to check in and out tools from a tool crib or files from document storage.
For more advanced requirements, LDX10 users can download DC Console from the AML website. DC Console is a powerful program generator that allows anyone, including non-programmers, to modify the existing DC Suite applications, or create brand new ones. It takes only minutes to learn the DC Console interface and quickly create new applications specific to your needs and goals. Like the DC Suite applications, DC Console is available free of charge to LDX10 users.
The LDX10 is not equipped with a radio and is intended for environments where Wi-Fi is either not available, not reliable, or not necessary. It transmits, or downloads, its data as a batch file over a USB wired connection. Because the LDX10 has no radio or networking components, it is also ideal for secure environments that require “air gap” mobile computing devices, such as military bases and defense contractors.
If “real-time” data transfer over a Wi-Fi network is preferred, the AML Striker Mobile Computer is the ideal choice. It is a slightly larger, more industrial device equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but like the LDX10, comes preloaded with DC Suite. For users that require all-day/everyday or multi-shift use, the Striker mobile computer may be a better choice.
No other product delivers both components of a barcode data collection system at such an affordable price. $795 US MSRP
The LDX10 is convenient in situations where Wi-Fi access is not available or for intermittent-use applications such as: retail back-office, tool crib, service van, small warehouse, parts room, and mail room.
Some common LDX10 handheld mobile computer tasks might include: cycle counts, check-in/check-out, quality audits, asset counts, receiving, and lot/serial number logging.