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An indicia reader operable over a broad range of distances and a method for reading indicia therewith. The indicia reader having a sensor and a distance determining device. The indicia reader being capable of configuring itself to read indicia at the determined distance. The indicia reader can have an aiming aid, communications capability, a keyboard, a motor, an actuator, an intensity sensor as well as audio and visual signaling components. The method of using involves the steps of determining distance and configuring the device to read. Other steps can include aiming, reading, decoding, automatic termination, communicating, signaling and automatic reinitiation.

Title
Hand-held optically readable character set reader having automatic focus control for operation over a range of distances
Application Number
894689
Publication Number
6138915
Application Date
November 13, 1998
Publication Date
October 31, 2000
Inventor
Dennis A Durbin
Cedar Rapids
IA, US
Arvin D Danielson
Solon
IA, US
Agent
Simmons Perrine Albright & Ellwood
Assignee
Intermec IP
CA, US
IPC
G06K 7/10
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