CSR BlueCore Powers Microvision’s Flic Cordless Laser Bar Code Scanner

6/24/2003 - CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio), Microvision, Inc., a leader in light scanning technologies, and Baracoda, a leader in Bluetooth wireless technology applied to data capture devices, have announced an exclusive supply agreement which will enable Microvision to globally distribute a new Bluetooth-enabled bar code scanner: the Flic Cordless handheld laser bar code scanner.

Microvision will be using Baracoda's SmartModule, developed with CSR BlueCore to Bluetooth-enable its Flic laser bar code scanner. Baracoda's SmartModule not only significantly speeds up the Bluetooth integration of hardware devices, but also delivers a unique user experience thanks to the addition of innovative client software, the BaracodaManager, to be branded by Microvision as the Flic Cordless Manager. As a result, the Flic Cordless Scanner will empower users with a "one-click-connectivity" under Bluetooth, as well as Personal Area Network management for each user (connection of up to seven Flic Cordless bar code scanners per PC or PocketPC), along with the Flic scanner’s innovative bar code scanning technology.

Baracoda's SmartModule uses CSR's BlueCore chipset: a totally integrated RF, baseband microcontroller, microprocessor and memory on a single IC. BlueCore is a complete system-on-a-chip. It delivers the smallest footprint, easiest design, fastest time to market and holds 60% market share.

The Flic Cordless Scanner will be available for purchase globally in September 2003.

About Microvision: www.microvision.com
Headquartered in Bothell, Wash., Microvision Inc. is the developer of highly patented scanned beam technology for display and imaging applications. The company's technology has applications in a broad range of military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer information products.

About Baracoda: www.baracoda.us
Baracoda is the world’s first manufacturer of Bluetooth enabled barcode scanners and one of the world's leading edge resources for Bluetooth enabling technology. Baracoda’s SmartModule solution enables the fast and inexpensive integration of Bluetooth wireless technology in data-capture hardware devices. Baracoda is an Associate Member of the Bluetooth SIG and a member of the AIM.

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