The Microscan HawkEye 45T is an industrial handheld imager for decoding direct part marks of linear barcodes and 2D symbols. The high performance reader is used for part identification and unit level traceability applications where the positioning flexibility of a handheld reader is required. Advanced image processing algorithms allow high performance reading of linear and 2D symbols, including simple direct part marks created by laser markers, dot peen systems or inkjet. The HawkEye 45T includes an integrated display that shows read data, allows reader configuration, and provides display of messages from the application. With the HawkEye 45T's integrated keypad it is also possible to enter data into the application (e.g. counting operations).