NEWS: Introducing HS-1RL Secure Access Handheld Barcode Scanner

May 28, 2019 - 1D Handheld Barcode Scanner, 2D Handheld Barcode Scanners, Barcode Scanner, Barcode Scanners, Blog, Handheld Barcode Scanners, Industry News, JADAK News, News, Product News, RFID Services

The first product on the market with LF RFID functionality and 1D/2D barcode scanning, made specifically for healthcare


Syracuse, N.Y. (May 30, 2019) – JADAK, a business unit of Novanta Corporation (“Novanta”) announces the release of the HS-1RL Secure Access Handheld Barcode Scanner. The HS-1RL integrates 1D and 2D barcode scanning with RFID proximity card reading functionality in a single, ergonomic, and compact design. This allows clinicians to use their proximity ID badges for seamless and secure user authentication and access to medical devices while also capturing barcode data, such as patient wristbands or medication information, with a single device.

The HS-1RL Secure Access Scanner will help healthcare facilities adhere to recent guidelines from the FDA and the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force requiring strong authentication by protecting patient information, ensuring that only authorized users can access medical devices and maintaining electronic records of staff members who have accessed the device, interacted with patients or administered medications.

Additional benefits to healthcare facilities include simplified workflows, time efficiencies, and infection control, since clinicians can quickly scan their ID badge to log into devices, medicine cabinets and ID patients instead of using a password or other methods that can spread infection and add a significant amount of time to the clinician workflow. And since the scanner was designed specifically for healthcare applications, the plastics are durable against sterilization and disinfectants typically used in hospital settings.

“We’re proud to be the first to solve this challenge for our customers”, said Annika Matas, Sr. Product Manager, RFID “there are so many badge technologies it’s difficult for our customers to accommodate all of them, but this product provides a compatible solution for any LF RFID badge type plus it reduces clutter and the number of USB ports needed on the host device.”

Additional highlights of the HS-1RL Secure Access Handheld Barcode Scanner include:

• Superior performance in scan speed, motion tolerance, curved surfaces and poor/damaged codes
• The HS-1RL is future-proof, as hospitals adopt RFID for secure login, hardware will not need to be replaced
• Lifecycle management of the device is covered by JADAK—if changes occur backwards compatibility is guaranteed
• IP54 Rating to ensure internal components are protected during disinfection
• Ergonomic form factor for clinicians comfort and ease of use

JADAK, a business unit of Novanta, is a market leader in machine vision, RFID, barcode, printing, and color and light measurement products and services for original equipment manufacturers. The business designs and manufactures detection and analysis solutions that help customers solve unique inspection, tracking, scanning and documenting challenges. JADAK is based in Syracuse, New York, with sales and technical locations across the globe. For more information, visit

About Novanta
Novanta is a trusted technology partner to OEMs in the medical and advanced industrial technology markets, with deep proprietary expertise in photonics, vision and precision motion technologies. For more information, visit

Contact: Annika Matas


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