Access IS upgrades reader range
26 June 2012
Data input technology company Access IS has upgraded its 2D boarding gate reader (BGR) range.
Its latest addition is the BGR135, the base unit for a revised set of devices. It has an industry-standard RJ45 port for connecting a receipt printer and a power switch to allow the unit to be shut down when not in use.
The company says: “Increasingly receipt printers are required at departure gates so that a receipt can be issued when a boarding pass is presented on an electronic device. Receipts can either be printed as a special BGR command from the host or from text generated by the BGR135 in response to the bar code type and airline rules.”
It says the BGR135 reads 1D/2D bar-coded boarding passes (BCBPs) and home-printed passes face-up in less than one second. This is the preferred operating orientation for boarding gate staff, who find the method faster and easier than using flatbed face-down readers, particularly when reading bar codes from mobile phone and PDA screens. A large document throat also allows A4 documents to be read.
The BGR135 has a 2 x 16 character display, bright green/red LED indicators and a
user-programmable ‘beep’ sounder for fast, precise operator feedback.
An RS-232 cable connects the BGR to the host system. Emulations are available for connection to Common Use Terminal Equipment (CUTE) or dedicated systems.
Options include a quick-release bracket or a combined receipt printer and quick-release bracket.