Aug. 8, 2006
HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., August 8, 2006 Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company, today introduced the LS3008 rugged handheld scanner

HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., – August 8, 2006 – Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company™, today introduced the LS3008 rugged handheld scanner designed for high-performance and reliability in healthcare, warehousing, manufacturing and back-end retail environments. Leveraging Symbol’s innovative design knowledge and boasting a small, ergonomic form factor, the LS3008 broadens Symbol’s rugged scanner portfolio to meet the needs of customers and markets where cost and ergonomics are critical factors for customers seeking real-time data capture capabilities.

Built to withstand the rigors of everyday use, including frequent drops to concrete and exposure to water and dust, Symbol’s new LS3008 rugged scanner is sealed to IP53 standards and provides optimized productivity while reducing the need for equipment repairs, ultimately lowering the total cost of ownership. The LS3008 scanner meets the varying demands of healthcare professionals seeking a reliable bar code capture tool for bedside and patient management; retailers needing a rugged, feature-rich scanner for back-end operations; warehouse workers responsible for shipping and receiving products in an efficient manner; and associates performing light assembly within a manufacturing environment.

“Symbol’s new LS3008 bar code scanner puts a rugged and highly reliable scanner in reach of all customers regardless of size or market,” said Bob Sanders, vice president and general manager of Symbol’s advanced data capture division. “The LS3008 is an easy-to-use, lightweight bar code scanner that requires minimal training and enables users to scan objects comfortably in less than optimum conditions.”

Providing customers with real-time access to business-critical information to help improve decision-making processes and streamline operations, the new LS3008 is equipped with multi-line rastering scan pattern to eliminate the need for exact aim and positioning. This feature enables customers to quickly and accurately scan one-dimensional (1D) bar codes, including those that are damaged, small or poorly printed, without delay or the need to rescan.

The LS3008 handheld scanner reduces total-cost-of-ownership by enabling remote, network-based device management to lower IT expenses and enable customization in large, multi-scanner environments. Along with a scratch-resistant, tempered glass window for high quality scanning, the LS3008 also offers single circuit-board construction eliminating the failure points commonly found in competing scanners.

To help customers protect their investment and maintain peak performance, Symbol Global Services offers Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support for the LS3008. This multi-year service agreement provides next-business-day delivery of a replacement device to help organizations maximize uptime and productivity. Symbol’s Service from the Start Advance Exchange Support also includes Symbol’s unique Comprehensive Coverage, which extends normal wear and tear to cover accidental damage to scan elements, exit windows and other internal and external components at no extra charge — virtually eliminating unforeseen repair expenses.

The Symbol LS3008 rugged bar code scanner has a list price of $419 and is currently available to order globally through Symbol partners.

About Symbol Technologies
Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company™, is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture products, radio frequency identification technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs. Symbol enterprise mobility products and solutions are proven to increase workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, drive operational efficiencies and realize competitive advantages for the world's leading companies. More information is available at