Datalogic was founded in 1972 by Romano Volta. It had its origin in the optical sensor business, serving the Automation Industry, but towards the end of the 70's it moved into the field of bar code technology and very soon established in industrial applications. The Company is a manufacturer of bar code readers, mobile computers and RFID solutions for the industrial and retail markets. It also produces and sells radiofrequency readers, self-scanning solutions and products for industrial marking. It primarily concentrates on two markets - Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation. The Group is split-up into three individually managed companies: Datalogic Mobile and Datalogic Scanning, which offers products and solutions for the ADC market, and Datalogic Automation, which supply products and solutions to the Industrial Automation market. The company is organized into three segments - ADC, Industrial Automation and Informatics. The Automatic Data Capture segment provides a line of fixed scanners for retail market; as well as rugged mobile computers for warehousing solutions, field-force automation, retail in store. Industrial Automation segment supplies automatic identification, safety, detection and marking solutions for the Industrial Automation market. The Informatics segment markets and distributes products and solutions for automatic identification and caters to the needs of small and medium sized companies. The Company is a subsidiary of Hydra S.p.A.