Gryphon GM4100 1D Wireless
FEATURES OF THE GRYPHON GM4100 WIRELESS
- Green Spot Technology: Scanner shows a green dot over the barcode to indicate a good read
- Counterfeit UV Light to help detect forgeries on bank notes, government issued ID, and credit/debit cards
- Built-in support for GS1 Databar to ensure compliance with sunrise initiatives
- 3 Year Factory Warranty
- Batch Scanning: The scanner will hold over 2000 thirteen digit EAN barcodes
- Star Wireless: Two way communication protocol between the scanner and Datalogic Star nodes
The Datalogic Gryphon GM4100 1D Wireless (Star RF signal) was reviewed by POS World in part for scanning functionality, wireless and batch functionality, and counterfeit detection.
The scan engine of the Gryphon GM4100 proves to be a upgrade from Datalogic’s QuickScan Imager in terms of decoding 1D barcodes. The scan engine of the Gryphon GM4100 is capable of reading standard 1D barcodes several inches further away from the scanner in comparison to the QuickScan Imager. The scanner works well with barcodes that have problems with contrast, fading, or bad backgrounds on the print media. The scanner follows the same basic conventions as any other 1D scanner in that the scanner’s LED light MUST pass over a barcode horizontally to decode the contents. If a barcode has any major gaps or holes in the bars then the scanner will not reconstruct or decode barcodes with large holes. The GM4100 scanner works well with smaller MIL sizes than most 1D barcode scanners and performs better than some 2D area imagers on a first pass.
The GM4100 uses Datalogic’s proprietary RF technology called Star wireless in order to communicate with the cradle. The GM4100 with the either the standard base or counterfeit base has a maximum open air range of 49.2’. The actual operating range of the scanner to the base will vary based on environmental conditions and interference. A feature of Datalogic’s Star technology is the ability of a host (computer or PC) to communicate two-way with the scanner. This allows an end user to scan a barcode with the GM4100, send the information to the computer, and the computer can transmit the results to the scanner’s display.
Datalogic has a demo application for developers which features the GM4100 in retrieving movie/ticket applications, healthcare applications (scanning a patient’s ID badge), and a basic price lookup. In each application the scanner is able to scan a barcode and then display the results of the search on the scanner’s display.
The GM4100 has a batch feature which holds greater than 1200 barcodes in the memory of the scanner. Batching is used in situations when the scanner will be out of range of the base. During POS World’s testing of the GM4100 we were able to scan up to 2000 barcodes (thirteen digit length) before maxing out the memory of the scanner. The batch feature works best on the Gryphon with display since the scanner can display the number of barcodes in memory.
The counterfeit feature is available on an optional base for the GM4100 Gryphon. The counterfeit base has a blue UV light which will expose any UV sensitive dye printed on bank notes, credit/debit cards, and any driver’s licenses. Please note that not all government agencies will place UV sensitive dye on their identification cards.