The PowerScan PM9500 area imager is a ruggedized cordless reader suitable for all demanding applications. It is equipped with a new generation of Datalogic's STAR Cordless System, a proprietary radio which further improves the outstanding features of versatility, ease-of-use and radio range. The PM9500 series offers two display options: 4 configurable keys and a full 16-key keyboard. This increases interaction between the host and the user allowing a two-way exchange of information for more reliable and effective communications. Long lasting battery life guarantees more than one shift of intensive scanning. The handle shape, well-balanced weight and an intuitive aiming system allow high first-pass reading rates while reducing unnatural wrist movements for improved ergonomics and user comfort. The PowerScan 9500 area imagers use a soft-pulsed white illumination light that is very gentle on the eyes and less troublesome to the operator during scan-intensive applications. The BC9180 base/charger also includes in one model with two different Ethernet connections: Standard Ethernet and Industrial Ethernet protocols such as Ethernet IP and Modbus.