The BL-1300 Ultra-compact Digital Bar Code Reader uses digital processing technology. Constructed with die-cast magnesium bodies, the IP-65 rated readers are highly resistant to dirt and harsh environments, and can be easily mounted virtually anywhere. The new High-speed Parallel Processing Engine (HPPE) allows for stable performance of up to 1,300 scans and decodes per second. The readers provide nearly 100 times the information processing capacity and have a high-speed motor 2.6 times faster than previous models. A new edge detection process accurately extracts the points of alternation between bars and spaces on even the most difficult-to-read barcodes. High resolution digital processing allows codes to be printed as low as 0.08mm (0.003”).