SICK (Minneapolis, MN) has announced the launch of the Lector620 image-based reader for 1D and 2D codes. Suitable for track and traceability applications, the Lector620 offers intelligent setup and intuitive operation, including teach-in with auto-focus. This allows customers to mount the scanner at any distance from the code and automatically optimize settings for the best possible read. Multiple on-board interfaces, such as Ethernet TCP/IP, CAN, USB, and RS232 ensure flexible use. The Lector620 comes in a compact, metal housing with an enclosure rating of either IP 65 or IP 67 for harsh conditions, including dusty and humid environments. Integrated illumination (red, blue, green) provides a solution for high or low contrast codes and a visual indication that the code has been read.