Search For Oldest Operating Bar Code Equipment

Halfway through its search for the oldest working bar code device, mobile technology services company Ryzex, is already locating some early models. “The Big Upgrade” competition provides a chance to turn old, outdated data capture equipment into new technology, with the winner receiving a new handheld computer from Psion Teklogix to replace their old legacy device, said the company. In order to be considered for the contest, participants need to provide contact and device information, including a photo of their legacy equipment in action (additional details are available at www.bigupgrade.com).

“With the constant evolution of technology, what was new a year ago may be old today,” said Chris Glennon, vice president of sales and marketing for Ryzex. “Yet we know companies that have kept their data collection devices in service for more than a decade–and in fact we’ve helped them do it. Although a data management device may appear ancient, with ongoing support many have been able to keep their equipment on ‘life support’ way past their warranty, and we’re excited to uncover these with ‘the big upgrade’ contest.”

While conservation is important, lifecycle management also dictates that obsolete equipment be identified and replaced when it becomes appropriate to take advantage of the latest industry advances. To that end, the contest winner will receive their choice of a brand new Psion Teklogix Ikon, NEO or Workabout PRO handheld mobile computer.

The contest deadline for submission is September 22, 2009.

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