Zapper Tornado 2D HC

ASP’s new Tornado 2D HC™ incorporates anti-microbial materials to minimize the risk of spreading infectious micro-organisms and other bacteria. This newly developed antimicrobial area-imaging scanner not only provides outstanding reading performance, but also protects your safety under complete infection control.

  • Disinfectant-ready enclosure incorporating antimicrobial additives
  • Complies with JIS Z2801: 2000 standard
  • Allows periodic cleaning with commonly-used cleaning solutions
  • Reads most popular 1D, 2D barcodes and postal codes
  • Omni-directional scanning
  • The ability to read bar codes on paper and LCD displays
  • Superior readability on barcodes printed on reflective material and on curved surfaces
  • Unsurpassed readability on low contrast, smudged, poorly-printed or damaged barcodes
  • High-density and standard range models are available for various data capture needs
  • High density model can read 2.7-mil high-density barcodes
  • Standard range model is ideal for general purpose applications
  • Digital image capture capability
  • Built-in vibrator is ideal for both noisy and quiet environments


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The Zapper Tornado 2D HC is rugged in design, has outstanding reading performance and versatile features, and is suited to any working environment where hygiene management is paramount.

Outstanding readability

The Zapper Tornado 2D HC supports digital image capture functionality, enabling you to capture images as well as effectively scan paper and on screen barcodes.

Superior 1D and 2D reading performance

The Zapper Tornado 2D HC is designed to meet the needs of various barcode scanning applications. It has superior performance on reading poorly-printed, smudged and damaged barcodes.

Disinfectant-Ready enclosure

The Zapper Tornado 2D HC’s scanner casing incorporates a silver inorganic antimicrobial agent which will not wear off during its lifetime. This disinfectant-ready casing allows the plastic to be cleaned or wiped down with commonly-used cleaning solutions without harming the casing or the sensitive scanning components inside.

2D solution for hygiene-sensitive environments

In the Healthcare Industry, PDF417 and 2D barcodes are commonly used on patient ID bracelets and medications to improve patient safety. Many pharmaceutical and biomedical companies use 2D barcodes for tracking of laboratory samples. The Zapper Tornado 2D HC is a wise choice for a wide range of specific applications where hygiene safety is vital.

  • Perfectly suited to healthcare and environment sensitive applications
  • Rugged and ergonomic design
  • Capable of reading high density 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Plug-in-and-play – no drivers required
  • Multi interface
  • Backed by two year factory warranty (one year warranty on cable)

The Zapper Tornado 2D HC is part of ASP’s versatile Zapper Tornado family. See the matrix below for the all members of the family, and click on any model name to find out more.

Zapper Tornado Model Corded Bluetooth 1D 2D Antimicrobial
Zapper Tornado
Zapper Tornado 2D
Zapper Tornado BT
Zapper Tornado 2D BT
Zapper Tornado HC
Zapper Tornado 2D HC
Zapper Tornado BT HC
Zapper Tornado 2D BT HC

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QR Codes are becoming commonplace as a tool for marketing, lean manufacturing processes and even replacing RFID applications due to the large amount of data [more than 5000 characters] which can be stored in a QR code. The QR code can also be used where there are space restrictions such as in an envelope window and can be printed as small as 3 sq mm. QR Codes have been used in such applications since the early 1990’s.

ASP has taken all the benefits of QR Code and developed a very innovative solution to assist organisations such as vehicle manufacturers to automate the process of managing Recall letters.

As part of the regulatory process for Recalls, vehicle manufacturers must send their customers a letter outlining the details of the Recall. They also have to note any change in ownership details for these vehicles as well as track “return-to-sender” letters for their audit compliance purposes. The complete process for just one vehicle can take more than two minutes and as there are usually thousands if not tens of thousands of Recall letters, this can amount to a lot of administration time and potential errors.

ASP’s solution can reduce the time from minutes to only a few seconds by scanning a QR code in the window of the envelope and therefore not needing to even open the return to sender envelope.

The solution communicates with the backend system and eliminates input errors caused by manual data entry.


The master data is normally kept in a backend database such as SAP, Oracle, etc and for each recall campaign, a CSV file is usually generated containing all the pertinent details such as VIN number, Customer name and address, Registration number, etc.

The letters are mail merged and printed for mail out.


The information from the inbound letters are updated into the backend database usually via a CSV import file.

The returns are broadly categorised as

1. Return to Sender
2. Multiple Claims

The Multiple Claims letters have the data amendments recorded in a CSV format again and uploaded to the backend database.

The complete ASP QR Recall Application workflow can be seen in the diagram below.
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