The popularity of 2D bar codes has spread across all market segments of the data capture industry. Now, with more affordable pricing and virtually no drawbacks with area imaging technology, 2D bar code readers are in high demand with features such as reading from mobile phone displays or in planning ahead for future 2D codes and imaging needs. Ideally suited for applications at the pointof-sale (POS), the QuickScan QM2400 imager features a new illumination and aiming system developed with the unique intent to reduce visual stress of the operator during the daily scanning activities. It consists of a soft, dark red illumination combined with two blue LED triangles pointing at the targeted bar code. The result is a precise aiming system which contributes to low eye fatigue, yet still allows top operator efficiency. The reader also features Datalogic's patented 'Green Spot' technology for additional good read confirmation by placing a green spot directly on the code. Featuring Datalogic's STAR2.0 Cordless System™ for narrow band radio communications, the QM2400 2D imager provides a secure radio communication with no risk of interference with Wi-Fi infrastructure and very low sensitivity to obstacles like concrete walls, wood or metal shelves. An innovative, long lasting and user replaceable Li-Ion battery package allows the simultaneous replacement of battery and scanner contacts to allow a refresh of the most significant parts related to mobile products functionality. A microUSB port on the scanner foot allows an auxiliary method for battery recharging and also allows the product to be used without the cradle.