The DS3508-SR offers the flexibility to meet the needs of a wide variety of applications and environments, providing 1-D and 2-D bar code scanning and high-speed image capture and transfer, as well as support for a wide variety of interfaces for easy integration with new and legacy systems. The DS3508-SR is designed to streamline inventory management in scan intensive, fast-paced environments, from the largest warehouse to the retail backroom, where a quick scan enables the automatic and accurate capture of the information required to increase productivity and reduce errors. At the receiving dock, a scan of the bar code on the boxes, pallets or bill of lading enables automatic reconciliation of incoming shipments for faster processing of incoming goods. In put-away and picking, a quick scan can determine where product should be stored and also verify that product was placed on the right shelf, virtually eliminating false out-of-stocks due to misplacement — and lost sales. In shipping, a quick scan verifies that the right shipment is addressed to the right person, eliminating costly mis-ships. In addition to improving the efficiency of inventory management, this device can also provide invaluable photographic proof of condition. For example, with a quick press of the trigger, a worker can capture a photograph of a damaged shipment or product.