The Magellan 3550HSi scanner offers many of the features that have made the Magellan family of imaging scanners so successful, including seamless 1D and 2D decoding, solid state electronics, image capture, compact size and easy service access for software updates or configuration changes. It also benefits from the advances made in imaging, illumination, processors and software that Datalogic has brought to the multi-plane market with the Magellan 9800i and 9400i scanners. Improvements in both hardware and software enable a significant reduction in the brightness of the illumination while improving throughput, depth of field, and speed to read. The gentle, unobtrusive illumination reduces both direct and reflected illumination visible to users. This ensures a comfortable work environment and all day productivity. The Magellan 3550HSi scanner also has a larger, more intuitive scan zone, enabling more comfortable and efficient sweep scanning.