The DataMan® 500 fixed-mount barcode reader is the first ID reader to be powered by a proprietary vision chip. The product offers up to 90 decodes per second and fast image acquisition with auto-exposure at up to 1,000 frames per second. The unit features trigger-free reading and provides flexible lens options and field interchangeable lighting. Lens options include a choice of C-mount or variable focus liquid lens, and lighting options include integrated LED lighting and an illumination accessory. The product can be accessed from any terminal connected to the network, meaning no host PC is required to translate data to a PLC or central network. Data files and images can be archived directly through FTP support for later review and analysis.