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Symbol Technologies Unveils New Line of Industrial Advanced Data Capture Devices.

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HOLTSVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2004

Long-Range Scanners Designed with Innovative Features to Capture

Critical Information From Up to 45 Feet Away

Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company(TM), today introduced the Symbol LS 3408 family of advanced data capture products. Symbol's new long-range industrial scanning line is targeted to inventory and asset management applications in the manufacturing, warehouse and "ruggedized" retail market segments.

Designed to capture hard-to-reach critical information, the Symbol LS 3408 product line, which includes the LS 3408-ER and the LS 3408-FZ, delivers high-performance, real-time data capture capability to improve worker productivity, customer service and enterprise profitability.

"Our new line of industrial advanced data capture products is designed to address a broad range of applications in several sectors enabling our customers to make their businesses run more efficiently," said Bob Sanders, vice president and general manager of Symbol's advanced data capture division. "Symbol continues to capitalize on its heritage in the advanced data capture space to deliver innovative high-performance scanning devices."

The Symbol LS 3408 series is well-suited for shop floor management, inventory control, asset tracking, document control, and line operations. In the warehouse, the new product family can handle inventory ordering and replenishment, order processing, shipping and receiving and fork lift applications. For home improvement, retail centers, and wholesale clubs, Symbol's data capture solutions enable mobile point-of-sale applications.

Differentiated Features

-- The Symbol LS 3408 products are highly ruggedized, feature a

new industrial design and support reduced space symbology

applications and signature capture. These new devices can

withstand multiple 6.5ft (2M) drops to concrete and are IP65

compliant for sealing against water and dust.

-- The Symbol LS 3408-FZ features Symbol's best 1D scanning range

and premium Fuzzy Logic scanning performance on all types of

1D bar codes (including poorly printed and low contrast). The

device can read bar codes from near contact to seven feet away

(55Mil bar code).

-- The Symbol LS 3408-ER can scan a bar code (100Mil) up to 45

feet away, setting a new standard for data capture range on

the market. In addition, the aiming pattern makes it user

friendly at these long distances.

The Symbol LS 3408 series features multi-interface connectivity with support for RS-232, USB (Standard USB and USB II compatibility), scanner emulation, synapse and keyboard wedge.

About Symbol Technologies

Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company(TM), is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs under the Symbol Enterprise Mobility Services brand. Symbol enterprise mobility products and solutions are proven to increase workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, drive operational efficiencies and realize competitive advantages for the world's leading retailers, transportation and logistics companies, manufacturers, public sector and government agencies, as well as healthcare, hospitality and security providers. More information is available at www.symbol.com.
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