ProGlove Launches New Wearable Barcode Scanner for Low-Frequency Scanning

ProGlove scanner reel
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ProGlove, a Munich, Germany-based leading provider of industrial wearables just launched a new wearable barcode scanner for companies with low-frequency scanning environments such as product returns or quality control. Dubbed ‘Reel’, the scanner features pull-to-action function. Its customizable attachment positions ensure there is no contact with the scanned items, so it is also a perfect option for those organizations that handle highly sensitive elements. Reel works with all scanners of the MARK product family, and a set of two sells for $199 USD.

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When the highly durable 27.5-inch Aramid thread is pulled, Reel’s pull-to-action feature triggers the scan engine. Workers can easily scan items within their reach, without having to carry a heavy, bulky, conventional pistol scanner, said a press release.

Barcode scanner
Image: ProGlove

“The addition of Reel to our product portfolio opens a new set of use cases and further demonstrates our commitment to advancing the industrial wearables and software market in order to streamline workflow for our customers, said Thomas Kirchner, Vice President Product at ProGlove. “Reel is the latest example of how we continually innovate to ensure we are ahead of the curve when it comes to the application of industrial wearables and addressing the wants and needs of the market.”

ProGlove is a leading manufacturer of industrial wearables. In September the company raised $40 million investment from global growth equity firm Summit Partners. The smart solutions of ProGlove are used by more than 500 renowned organizations in manufacturing, production, logistics and retail. The company was founded in December 2014 after winning the Intel “Make it Wearable” Challenge in Silicon Valley. ProGlove is backed by growth focused investors Summit Partners, DIVC and Bayern Capital. ProGlove employs 160 people from over 40 countries at its two sites in Munich and Chicago.

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