Philadelphia Scientific has introduced the iBOS barcode scanner. An added feature to the iBOS battery room management system, the handheld scanner enables the tracking of individual battery run times and individual lift truck utilization or “deadman” hours by scanning barcodes on each battery and each lift truck. This information is then fed into the iBOS system and is reported through the iBOSWorld Web Service. When combined with the iBOS battery room management system’s ability to properly rotate batteries and right-size battery rooms, the barcode scanner provides for increased visibility into battery and lift truck utilization. This additional information helps warehouses and DCs better manage the maintenance and replacement of their battery fleets.