One Million Datalogic Magellans!

In 1994, Datalogic Scanning introduced the world’s first 360-degree barcode scanner, the Magellan. Now, in 2010, Datalogic is on their way to selling the one millionth Magellan bi-optic scanner. While this milestone is particularly important to Datalogic, it is also significant to the AIDC industry as a whole.

The Magellan scanner was named after Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who lead his crew to complete the first 360-degree exploration of the world. Since Ferdinand Magellan was the first to ever successfully complete this mission, Datalogic chose the name Magellan since it was the world’s first 360-degree barcode scanner.

Since the Magellan’s release in 1994, it has developed and evolved into eight different models, ending with the latest Magellan 8500Xt, which is used throughout the world. In order to celebrate the 1,000,000th Magellan bi-optic scanner, Datalogic is hosting the “Millionth Magellan Birthday Countdown” on Facebook. To check out the contest, and guess when the Millionth Magellan will be released, learn more here.