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Datalogic Magellan 8500 Omega Barcode Scanner

Datalogic Magellan 8500 Omega Barcode Scanner

The Datalogic Magellan 8500 Omega is the highest performing scanner/scanner-scale available for large volume point-of-sale applications. It is the first scanner to use Datalogic's new, ground breaking SurroundScan technology to aggressively scan all 6 sides of an item. The Datalogic Magellan 8500 Omega features OmegaTek Productivity Technology, which is comprised of hardware and software innovations that significantly improve scanner performance by increasing the scanning speed and by improving the first pass read rates on hard-to-read bar codes. Competitive dual-plane scanners can only read 4 or 5 sides at once but the Datalogic Magellan 8500 Omega can simultaneously read the bottom, top, and all four sides of store items. With SurroundScan, a bar code in virtually any orientation can be read with the first pass.
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  • Enhanced All-Weighs Platter
  • Multiple interface solution all popular host interfaces
  • Optional Productivity Index Reporting (PIR) and Cashier Training software
  • Flash memory for easy, low cost upgrades
  • Optional EAS functionality
  • Powered auxiliary RS-232 port for easy integration of a handheld scanner
  • FirstStrike Advanced Decoding Software
  • SurroundScan Scanning Technology
  • Configurable sleep and wake up mode
  • RSS decoding capability built-in


  • OmegaTek™ Productivity Technology
  • SurroundScan® 3D Scanning™ Technology
  • Enhanced All-Weighs™ Platter
  • FirstStrike® Advanced Decoding Software
  • Multiple interface solution supports all
    popular host interfaces
  • Flash memory for easy, low cost upgrades
  • Powered auxiliary RS-232 port for easy
    integration of a handheld scanner
  • Optional EAS functionality
  • Sunrise 2005 and GTIN compliant

The high performance scanner and scanner/scale with the new OmegaTek Productivity Technology is specifically designed for high volume retail checkout applications.

What is the new OmegaTek™ Productivity Technology?
OmegaTek Productivity Technology is comprised of hardware and software innovations that significantly improve scanner performance by increasing the scanning speed and by improving the first pass read rates on hard-to-read barcodes. This yields industry leading scan speeds and first-pass-read-rates while:

  • Improving front end checkout productivity by reducing or eliminating re-scans or no-scans
  • Improving customer service by reducing the time a customer has to wait in the checkout line

The also maximizes productivity by using SurroundScan® 3D Scanning™ technology. SurroundScan utilizes the 's breakthrough scan pattern to aggressively read all six sides of an item while enabling outstanding performance on truncated and higher density bar codes like RSS. SurroundScan virtually eliminates misreads and reduces ergonomic problems by allowing cashiers the freedom to scan items in their natural orientation.

The features a redesigned All-Weighs platter for reducing loss from shrink stemming from mis-weighing large or over-sized produce. The All-Weighs platter design is more intuitive to use and allows produce to be leaned against the vertical window and platter, away from the counter, for the most accurate weighing.

The is also equipped with PSC's patented FirstStrike advanced decoding software for reading damaged, wrinkled, and poorly printed labels. With FirstStrike, labels can be quickly stitched together by piecing together information captured by any one of the scan lines. Additionally, FirstStrike uses some of the most advanced character correlation algorithms available to reconstruct damaged or missing bar code data. All of this is done in a split second to speed throughput on poor quality labels and most importantly, improves first pass read rates on even tough items like egg cartons.

The was designed to make it as flexible as possible. Several features make the extremely versatile including its multi-interface solution. The multi-interface supports RS232 (single or dual cable), IBM46XX, and IBM USB host interfaces right out the box and provides an easy migration path for customer who may need to change interfaces at some point. Another versatile feature is the scanner's flash memory, which allows for easy software upgrades. New decoding capabilities, software based features, or new symbologies can all be updated in flash through the scanners auxiliary or host port ensuring convenient migration and future industry compatibility.

The can also provide a distinct competitive advantage when its Productivity Index Reporting™ software and Cashier Training™ software features are implemented. Both tools can provide valuable information for improving productivity at the checkout. The also provides an auxiliary port for handhelds, optional EAS capability, host diagnostic reporting, and of course, the legendary reliability and service­ability that comes with the Magellan name.

With the the legacy continues by combining the newest technologies and latest innovations with the knowledge and experience of having built over a million fixed point-of-sale scanners, which have been installed around the globe. The result is a new standard in retail point-of-sale performance, reliability, versatility, and value. The result is the and nothing beats a Magellan.


Features      Benefits
OmegaTek™ Productivity Technology
  • Improved reading of hard-to-read bar codes improves front end speed & productivity
6-side reading SurroundScan® technology
  • Flexible orientation improves productivity & ergonomics
All-Weighs™ scale platter
  • Reduces produce shrinkage by up to 1% of weighed produce
Enhanced decoding with FirstStrike® decoding software
  • Higher read rate of truncated & hard-to-read resulting in improved front-end productivity
Multiple POS interfaces built in
  • Protects your investment by providing & easy migration path for POS terminal changes
Powered RS-232 auxiliary port
  • Allows connection for handheld scanner that eases scanning of large or heavy items
Low energy consumption. Can be powered from many POS terminals.
  • Up to 77% lower energy costs than competition while reducing AC outlets in checkstand
High level of serviceability & reliability
  • High reliability reduces downtime & easy serviceability means faster repairs & more efficient servicing
IntelliCompass™ Value Added Features  
  • Host Download
  • Lowers service cost & improves operations
  • Diagnostics Reporting
  • Lowers labor costs to service & manage assets
  • Productivity Index Reporting
  • Identifies hard to read bar codes
  • Cashier Training™ / Ergonomic Index
  • Identifies poor scanning habits & increases productivity




  • Length
    • Model 8500 (short scanner): 16.5” / 41.9 cm
    • Model 8501 (long scanner): 20.0” / 50.8 cm
    • Model 8502 (long scanner/scale): 20.0” / 50.8 cm
  • Width: 11.5” / 29.2 cm
  • Depth (below counter): 5.0” / 12.7 cm
  • Height (above counter): 7.0” / 17.8 cm


  • Model 8500 (short scanner): 18.0 lbs. / 8.2 kg
  • Model 8501 (long scanner): 20.0 lbs. / 9.1 kg
  • Model 8502 (long scanner/scale): 26.0 lbs. / 11.8 kg

Scale Capacities

  • Capacity: 30.0 lbs. / 9.99 kg or 15 kg (host dependent)
  • Minimum increment: .01 lb. / 0.005 kg
  • Vibration immunity: 4 programmable filter settings
  • Maximum static weight: 150 lbs. / 68 kg
  • Adjustments required: Calibration only


Scan Lines

  • 64

Motor Speed

  • 6,000 rpm

Scan Rate

  • 6,400 lines/sec.

Scan Zone

  • 360° x 2

Sides Read

  • 6

Read Height

  • 6.0" / 15.2 cm


Temperature Rating

  • Operating: 50° to 104° F / 10° to 40° C
  • Storage/Transport: -40° to 158° F / -40° to 70° C


  • 5 to 95% NC


AC Power Requirements

  • 100-250 VAC, 50-60 Hz
  • 9 Watts (nominal), 17 Watts (maximum), 4 Watts (sleep mode)

Decoding Capability

The Magellan® 8500 Omega decodes and autodiscriminates all of the following symbologies:

  • UPC Versions A & EUPC Supplementals (Bookland & Coupon Code)
  • UPC Add-ons (sub 2 or P2, sub 5 or P5 & C128)
  • Reduced Space Symbology (RSS-14, expanded and stacked)
  • EAN 8, 13
  • JAN 8, 13
  • EAN/JAN two label
  • UCC/EAN 128
  • Code 39 (with full ASCII)
  • Code 128
  • Code 93
  • Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Italian Pharmacode
  • Codabar/NW7
  • MSI/Plessey



  • All models support –IBM 46XX,RS-232, IBM USB, and keyboard wedge (scanner only)


  • RS-232 handheld scanner port
  • Scale host port
  • Remote scale display port
  • EAS interlock port

Safety / Regulatory


  • UL 60950
  • CSA-C22.2 no.60950
  • EN60950


  • FCC part 15 subpart j, Class B (USA)
  • AS/NZS 3548 (Australia/New Zealand)
  • ICES-0003 (Canada)
  • VCCI
  • EN 55022
  • CISPR 22 and others.

Laser Safety

  • Class IIa Laser Product
  • IEC 60825 Class 1 (CAUTION: Laser Light – do not stare into beam)

Weights & Measures

  • *Standards - HB44, OIML R76-1 and R76-2, EN45501, 90/384/EEC, NOM, and others.
  • *Countries approved: USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and most of the world.


EAS compatability

  • Integrated EAS hardware will work with Counterpoint IV, V, VI, and VII models available from Checkpoint Systems.
  • Good read acknowledgement with Sensormatic.
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