IntelliScanner Announces Kitchen Companion 100 Grocery Management System, Featuring Barcode Scanning And Bluetooth Wireless Technology

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Portable Grocery Scanner for the home builds shopping lists, tracks nutrition with barcode technology. Ships January 9 for PC and Mac.

IntelliScanner, makers of automatic organization devices for home and business, today announced IntelliScanner Kitchen Companion 100, the Company's new barcode scanner and software bundle for grocery shopping and nutrition/recipe management.

Kitchen Companion is powered by an Internet-enabled database of over 300,000 grocery items. Simply scan the barcode on anything as it's thrown away, then download the information to the software for Windows or Mac OS X for complete details including the name, brand, category, shopping section, and size. Users can print out a categorized shopping list, or send the list to an iPod, Palm, or cell phone. For power users, Kitchen Companion offers advanced quantity management, scan in/out capabilities, consumption history, physical location tracking, custom searching, dynamic shopping lists, and nutrition information from the USDA.

The new Kitchen Companion 100 features:

  •     1-2-3 Shopping -- Scan, Connect, Shop: Simply scan the barcodes from groceries as they're thrown away, connect the scanner to download, then view your automatic shopping list and bring it to the store.
  •     Integrated tools for Groceries, Nutrition, and Recipes in one package.
  •     Printed Shopping Lists: Kitchen Companion can print custom shopping lists and reports, sorted for efficiency by section and category.
  •     iPod Shopping Lists: send your shopping lists directly to any iPod with a screen, including the iPod nano and iPod with video.
  •     Advanced features for power users and dietary consultants, including: quantity tracking, scan in/out capabilities, XML data export, purchasing and consumption history, searchable custom fields, and smart lists, powered by an integrated SQL database engine.
  •     Integrated USDA nutrition database: displays industry standard Nutrition Facts labels and allows for direct links to groceries.
  •     Included plastic IntelliScanner On-The-Go Card, for scanning quantities and deleting scanning mistakes without a computer.
  •     Palm Shopping Lists: support for SplashShopper from SplashData, Inc. for fast shopping with any Palm OS or Treo handheld device.
  •     Phone Shopping Lists: send lists to any Bluetooth-enabled phone with a Notes, Memos, or To Do type function.
  •     Included reference tools: Nutrition Browser displays Nutrition Facts labels from an embedded USDA database; My Recipes makes it easy to store your favorite recipes and view them on screen for cooking.
  •     Complete bundled package includes portable IntelliScanner barcode reader and Kitchen Companion software in one box.

Pricing, Requirements & Availability

Kitchen Companion 100 is fully portable with an integrated 500 barcode memory chip, making it easy to scan groceries anywhere and download them to the computer. Choose between a detachable serial interface for Windows PCs ($249.00) or a Bluetooth wireless interface for Windows and Mac OS X ($279.00; for Bluetooth equipped computers). A "tethered" USB model for use while at a computer only is also available for $179.00.

Kitchen Companion includes the scanner and software in one box. The product is now available for pre-order, shipping January 9th, 2006 during Macworld Expo San Francisco 2006.

System Requirements: Windows XP/2000/NT, or Mac OS X 10.3 or later; proper computer interface (serial port, or a Bluetooth wireless antenna -- either built-in or provided by a third-party USB adapter).

For more information or to place an order:

IntelliScanner Express bundle, the company's combination home scanning bundle with an IntelliScanner barcode reader, along with Media Collector, Wine Collector, Home Assets, and Auction Automator software, has been revised to also include the new Kitchen Companion software. IntelliScanner Express starts at $249.00 (tethered USB model); now shipping worldwide.

About IntelliScanner Corporation

IntelliScanner delivers intelligent barcode organization products -- complete packages that include everything needed to organize items in a home or business. The company's award-winning IntelliScanner barcode readers for Windows and Mac OS X deliver comprehensive, easy-to-use solutions for personal collecting, inventory control, wine tracking, lending management, grocery shopping, and more.

Contact: (800) 550-5470, or visit us at

Press Contact:

Paul Scandariato

IntelliScanner Corp.

(800) 550-5470

Press Kit & Product Photography:

Visit IntelliScanner Corporation this January at Macworld Expo San Francisco, booth 2149.

Kitchen Companion is designed for use within the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

Copyright (c) 2005 IntelliScanner Corporation / dare to organize

IntelliScanner's barcode solutions are built for Mac OS X and Windows.

The Bluetooth(r) word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and use of such marks by IntelliScanner Corporation is under license.

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