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Barcoding Software for Every Business

Posted April 13, 2017

Seagull BarTender Professional Barcode SoftwareNo matter your business size, barcodes are a part of everyday operations from inventory and asset tracking to any retail check-out.  A barcode is a straight-forward and accurate means to track anything through whatever process you may need. Depending on where in the product chain your business may be, some items may have barcodes already but more often than not you’ll need a flexible barcoding software to make the specific types of barcodes you need.

A it’s most basic, a barcode software will allow you to design and print a barcode with the specific data you need. It could be a simple product number, a unique asset ID, or shipping details for a package. Some barcoding software will provide additional features like the ability for 2D or stacked barcodes as well as automation capabilities from a database or Excel. Not matter how simple or integrated of a software you may need, there is a barcoding software solution that can be set-up to accomplish any goal.

Key Barcode Software providers

For assistance finding the right software for your business labeling needs, contact one of our printing specialists at Barcodes, Inc.


Aerohive’s High Performance AP550 802.11ac Wave 2 Dual-Radio 4×4:4 MIMO Access Point

Posted April 12, 2017

Aerohive AP550 Access Control SystemAs Wi-Fi capabilities constantly improve, having the right access point to meet your current and future network needs is crucial. Many bandwidth-hungry critical business applications are accessed over wireless networks; Wi-Fi infrastructures are expected to provide required speed and capacity, and user experience is measured beyond jitter and latency. Number and types of mobile devices that are connecting to Wi-Fi is exponential, and large numbers of new devices that do not require human intervention are joining wireless networks every day.

The Aerohive AP550 is an excellent choice to provide instant adaption to ever-changing capacity and density needs. AP550 features 4×4:4 MU-MIMO with aggregate data rates up to 3.46 Gbps per access point. Software configurable radio allows IT managers to enable dual 5GHz 802.11ac performance on both radios to provide the best of coverage and capacity Wi-Fi design and maximize ROI. Built-in BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) radio enables proximity, indoor location tracking, and other location-based mobile engagement services.

Key Features

  • Software selectable radio allowing either two 5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac radios (for High Density-High Capacity deployments) or concurrent 802.11a/n/ac and 802.11b/g/n radios
  • Full 4×4:4 Wave 2 802.11ac MU-MIMO and dual 5 GHz performance
  • Built-in Bluetooth Low Energy for iBeacon and other beacon technologies
  • IoT readiness with USB port for other wireless technologies to connect seamlessly

Converged Devices: Honeywell Captuvo SL22h & SL42h

Posted April 11, 2017

For healthcare professionals, streamlining data collection and communications among staff and patients is one key to patient care. That’s why adding a Captuvo SL22h or Captuvo SL42h enterprise sleds to Apple iPod or iPhone devices makes sense. Your clinicians will gain a more robust productivity tool that’s protected by a disinfectant-ready housing.

Healthcare professionals will readily appreciate how this easy-to-use solution helps you streamline data collection and communications among staff and patients. Plus, the sleds are moisture sealed with disinfectant-ready plastic and a sealed screen protector, so it’s ready to withstand sanitizers and disinfectants.


Elo 2494L Open-Frame LCD Touch Display

Posted April 6, 2017

Elo 2494L Open FrameWhen it comes to integrating a touch-based experience into any commercial environment, Elo offers one of the widest ranges of open-frame touchscreen. Available with a choice of industry-leading touch technologies, in single-, dual- or multi-touch technology, Elo touch displays offer a performance beyond your typical touch devices.

The Elo 2494L 23.8-inch open-frame LCD touch display features a slim design and narrow outside dimensions due to the state-of-the-art, energy saving LED backlight, using less electricity to operate and generating less heat. This compact display is designed for touch, with proven Elo expertise and reliability built in. The 2494L provides stable, drift-free operation with outstanding image clarity and light transmission for accurate touch responses and vivid images. Featuring a brilliant wide viewing angle panel, the open-frame touchscreen instantly grabs and holds the users’ attention for kiosks, casino and amusement, retail self-service, and industrial automation environments.

Key features

  • Viewing angle of 178° (h) x 178° (v), for sharp colors and graphics in both portrait and landscape modes
  • Projected capacitive (PCAP) two glass solution (2GS) offers pristine optical clarity and touch durability that passes UL-60950 & IK-07 impact testing
  • 10-touch TouchPro projected capacitive (PCAP) with two-touch Thru-glass capabilities
  • Display Port and VGA video interfaces

Scanning One Barcode Within a Bunch

Posted April 3, 2017

To make sure you scan the intended barcode when a bunch of barcodes are bunched together – you have Aimer Delay (coupled with Centering) and you have CodeGate (coupled with Centering) – which we have discussed.  There is another scanner feature that addresses this problem – “Laser Aimer – Scanning Duration”.  It’s a feature in the Honeywell Granit 1280i User Guide, but it also works with other Honeywell area imagers – the Xenon and the other Granit Series.

Here is how this feature works once the feature is turned on:

  • Pull the trigger 1x.  The aimer turns on for X number of seconds which you preprogrammed when turning on the feature
  • It will also scan if you have it aimed at a barcode.
  • If it’s not aimed at a barcode it will give you X seconds to aim the scanner & pull the trigger before the aimer turns off.

Here is a one minute video that demonstrates what I tried to explain:   https://vimeo.com/209922345

You really need to test this!  It’s awesome.  Here are the directions for testing it.

  1. Scan the below barcode

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  1. Then go to the back of the Honeywell Xenon/Granit User Guide – page 264 (Programming Chart) – and scan 5000 (5 seconds).
  2. Then on page 265 scan “Save”.

Honeywell’s Duratherm Series: A Label for Every Application

Posted March 31, 2017

As a leading manufacturer of label printers and media, Honeywell provides a wide range of label materials to meet any need. When it comes to direct thermal printing the Duratherm series provides cost-effective printing with various levels of durability, from uncoated paper to top-coated synthetic labels.

Without the need for ribbon changeover, Duratherm products are easy to use and demand less operator intervention. Duratherm labels have been designed for use with both visible and infrared scanners in indoor applications with high humidity, high surface abrasion, at demanding fast print speeds.

In addition to being a high quality label, when you exclusively use Honeywell media with Honeywell printers, their Free Printhead Replacement Program offers significant cost savings.

  • Duratherm Receipt – A direct thermal paper that provides excellent print quality. Well-suited for most general receipt applications, most notably for use in portable thermal printers.
  • Duratherm II Label – A general purpose direct thermal paper label that delivers high-quality, cost-effective printing.Duratherm II is recommended for most general use applications where exposure to chemicals and moisture is not anticipated.
  • Duratherm III Label – A top-coated direct thermal paper label that delivers high-quality printing and enhanced durability.Duratherm III is recommended for applications where high humidity, moisture contact and surface abrasion are concerns.
  • Duratherm NIR – A premium direct thermal paper label engineered to deliver high-contrast images and enhanced durability. Duratherm III NIR is targeted for use in applications with challenging barcode scanning requirements and is well-suited for high-speed sortation applications.
  • Duratherm II Tag – A general purpose paper tag providing high-quality, cost-effective printing.Duratherm II Tag is recommended for applications where labeling is not suitable. This product resists curling, even in high humidity environments.

Bixolon’s SLP-TX220 Compact Desktop Label Printers

Posted March 29, 2017

Bixolon’s latest label printer addition, the SLP-TX220 2″ thermal transfer desktop printer with optional Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, is perfect for a range of applications from wrist banding, order labelling to barcode printing.

The SLP-TX220 is the world’s first 2″ thermal transfer desktop printer with built-in Bluetooth with MFi iAP2 certification. Teamed with a smart Bluetooth Auto Switch allowing easy switching from iOS settings to standard Bluetooth mode.

Printing at speeds up to 6ips and high resolution 203 dpi print quality. The SLP-TX220 provides fast data processing speeds for various types of labels. Designed with Autocutter and Peeler options, the SLP-TX220 features a space saving 74mm ribbon and easy paper loading, alongside an adjustable paper guide.

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High Quality Label Supplies From Zebra

Posted March 28, 2017

lbelsLabels are a crucial element in any application barcodes are used that can easily be overlooked.  Thermal printing isn’t rocket science but having the right high quality label for your specific needs can be the key to success and profitability.

Not all thermal labels are created equal. Zebra has been a label printing leader for decades now. Using their supplies means you have access to a large selection of quality, pre-tested, supplies manufactured by a thermal industry expert, reducing your risks.

Zebra has intimate knowledge of thermal printers and understands the importance of using quality materials and processes. With one of the largest selections of thoroughly tested label materials to choose from you cab rest assured with any Zebra label you may need. Continue reading »


Aruba’s 300 Series Entry-level 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points

Posted March 22, 2017

Aruba 300 Series Access PointDo you want to improve your wireless network performance with all the advantages of 802.11ac without breaking the bank? Aruba’s 300 series access points are the perfect solution for getting into 802.11ac with ease.

The entry-level Aruba 300 Series Wave 2 access points deliver high performance and superb user experience for medium density environments. Featuring 3×3:3SS MU-MIMO capability, Aruba advanced ClientMatch radio management, and integrated Aruba Beacons, the 300 Series enables an all wireless digital work environment in a cost effective manner.

With a maximum concurrent data rate of 1,300 Mbps in the 5GHz band and 400 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band (for an aggregate peak data rate of 1.7Gbps), the entry-level 300 Series brings an always-on wireless network experience with the performance required for enterprises. It is ideal for cost sensitive medium density environments across verticals.

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802.11ac Tech Reference

Posted March 20, 2017

Everyone wants to get the most out of their wireless network and provide reliable service that isn’t a bottleneck in any application. From the warehouse floor to access for your customers, a faster, more capable network is essential to any business.

As wireless technology continues to improve the changes can be hard to keep up with. Many networks today are based on 802.11n which have been a larger improvement from previous Wi-Fi standards but 802.11ac is the next big step.

In essence, 802.11ac is a supercharged version of 802.11n. 802.11ac is dozens of times faster, and delivers speeds ranging from 433 Mbps (megabits per second) up to several gigabits per second. To achieve that kind of throughput, 802.11ac works exclusively in the 5GHz band, uses plenty of bandwidth (80 or 160MHz), operates in up to eight spatial streams (MIMO), and employs a kind of technology called beamforming that sends signal directly to client devices.

This convenient infographic helps illustrate all the capabilities 802.11ac provides and how is can improve your wireless experience. For more help finding the right access points and controllers to migrate to 802.11ac contact one of our wireless specialists.


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