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Is ID Card Software Specific to a Printer?

Posted May 27, 2015

2015-05-27_0944Most ID card printer manufacturers have their own software. Datacard’s TruCredential, Zebra’s ZMotif CardStudio, and Fargo’s Asure ID have various versions and levels of sophistication. All have general design capabilities, and then advance to allow for additional benefits including but not limited to centralized databases, visitor management, and network capabilities.  But are the various software choices only compatible with the same brand of printers? The answer is no.  The software mentioned above are compatible across brands. Your choice should depend on ease of use and features set.  Datacard’s new TruCredential has an extremely easy user-interface and allows you to design process flows for your typical ID needs.  The software, recently released, offers the best of multiple Datacard software (ID Works and TruPhoto).

Always feel free to consult an ID professional with any questions on what is the best software for you.


Datalogic’s New In-Counter Magellan 9300i and Magellan 9400i scanners

Posted May 19, 2015

Datalogic has announced the launch of the newest additions to the world renowned Magellan family of in-counter scanners – the Magellan 9300i and Magellan 9400i scanner/scale with 100% full digital imaging capabilities.

The new scanners have digital imagers in all scanning planes to provide seamless reading of 1D and 2D codes without requiring item orientation by the cashier. Datalogic’s patented imaging technology  maximizes ergonomic comfort and throughput for both seated and standing cashiers. The Magellan 9400i is also available with support for Digimarc Barcode digital watermark reading to further enhance ergonomics and checkout speed.

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Honeywell’s New Dolphin 75e Supports Android and Windows Mobile

Posted May 18, 2015

Honeywell_D75e_1Honeywell offers the first in a series of next-generation mobile workforce solutions – the Dolphin 75e mobile computer, a sleek, intuitive, reliable and easy-to-use hand-held device that gives enterprises the flexibility to choose either the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld or Android 4.4 KitKat platforms. With a deep knowledge of discreet enterprise systems, Honeywell designed the Dolphin 75e to improve workflow performance and increase efficiency for companies around the globe.

Honeywell’s Dolphin 75e is powered by the leading-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, a 2.26-GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of FLASH, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and capacitive touch with universal glove usage capabilities. The device offers a variety of input and output modes for operations needing to deploy multiple applications easily to increase productivity. The Dolphin 75e device offers a superior user experience with a field-proven, pocket-sized design and easy-to-use interface that encourages fast and easy adoption with minimal training resources. Equipped with state-of-the-art battery technology and a durable IP67-rated design, the Dolphin 75e computer powers through a full shift and beyond.

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Ribbon Choices for Printing Color on Both Sides of an ID Card

Posted May 15, 2015

2015-05-15_0924When deciding on an ID card printer purchase, a typical question is whether you intend to print on one side or both sides. Many sellers fail to dig deeper into the problem and ask if you intend to print color on one or both sides of the card.

If you intend to print color on one side and black on the back, all dual sided printers can offer a ribbon to accomplish that.  For example, the Datacard SD360 allows for printing on both sides and the standard ribbon is the YMCKT-KT. However, this choice of printer and ribbon doesn’t solve the need for full color on both sides of the card. If you know that dual sided color printing is the only way you intend to print, a single sided printer (Datacard SD260) with a full color ribbon (YMCKT), where you put the card through the printing process twice is your best bet. The process uses twice as much ribbon as a standard print, but does save you the cost of a dual sided printer.

Until a dual sided color printer becomes available, your best bet is to use a full color ribbon and run the card through the printing process twice.  Always feel free to contact one of our ID professionals with any questions on what is the best printer and ribbon combination for you.


Barcodes, Inc. Names David Hilbish VP of Solution Sales for the United States

Posted May 14, 2015

Barcodes, Inc.Barcodes, Inc., a recognized leader in the delivery of Enterprise Asset Intelligence, Identification, and Payment solutions in North America, announced today that David Hilbish has joined the company as Vice President of Solution Sales for the United States. He will be responsible for Barcodes, Inc.’s Solution Sales and Managed Services offering in the U.S., building a team of field solutions and technical experts to bring new levels of onsite capabilities and customer support to Barcodes, Inc.’s existing robust catalog of professional services.

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Zebra Releases the First All-touch Terminal Emulation for Android Devices

Posted May 12, 2015

Zebra TC75 Mobile ComputerZebra is pleased to announce the launch of the first All-touch terminal emulation, by Wavelink, for Zebra Android mobile devices. All-touch terminal emulation is another step in enhancing the productivity of associates using Zebra mobile computers.

The all-touch terminal emulation client is the most comprehensive solution for accessing, managing and maintaining connections to applications resident on host systems. Shifting to a modern, more productive and consistent user experience, and optimized for “touch” mobile computers, this proven solution captures and aggregates mission-critical data, providing flexibility and value for enterprises throughout the supply chain and across industries.

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Datalogic’s Magellan 9400i High Volume In-Counter Scannner

Posted May 7, 2015

9400iThe Datalogic Magellan 9400i scanner is the newest member of the highly successful Magellan family. Along with the Magellan 8400 and the Magellan 9800i it provides the most complete offering of retail checkout in-counter scanners aimed at retailers with very high volume checkouts. The Magellan 9400i family offers multiple configurations including scanners and integrated scanner scales. All models also include the option of having a customer facing reader for interaction with shoppers’ smart phones by scanning digital coupons, loyalty cards, and other phone-based bar codes.

The Magellan 9400i scanner features 1D and 2D label decoding in each plane allowing cashiers to scan products without specific orientation in a more traditional form factor. Designed as a direct drop-in replacement for existing laser-based scanners, the Magellan 9400i family of scanners and scanner scales provide customers an easy, economical step into the world of digital imaging with the performance necessary for the most demanding high volume retail environments, the dependability of imaging technology and many of the advanced options and features of the higher end Magellan 9800i including ScaleSentry Shrink Monitoring/Prevention System and imaging watermark decoding.

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Janam’s New XG3 Rugged Mobile Device

Posted May 7, 2015

xg3Janam has announced the launch of its XG3 rugged mobile computer. Designed to excel in the most challenging environments, the XG3 is Janam’s next-generation, gun-shaped rugged mobile computer. Eliminating the weight and bulk associated with competitive devices, it is the lightest industrial-grade device in its class.

With its sleek design and superior performance, the XG3 is built to increase productivity, streamline operations and improve the bottom line. The XG3 survives multiple six-foot drops to concrete on all sides across a full spectrum of temperatures and is sealed to IP65 standards for use in wet and dirty environments. It also delivers industry-leading battery life with a standard 5200mAh hot-swappable Li-ion battery ensuring uninterrupted operation throughout the workday.

Other winning features include a 3.5-inch color display with hardened glass, ARM Cortex-A8 CPU @1GHz and choice of keypads to provide the performance, power efficiency and flexibility that enterprise and government customers require.

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Honeywell and Microsoft Bring Windows Embedded 8.1 to the Dolphin 75e Handheld Mobile Computer

Posted May 6, 2015

75eHoneywell has joined with Microsoft to deliver the Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld platform to Honeywell’s latest mobile solution, the Dolphin 75e mobile computer. By taking advantage of this latest operating system, enterprise companies in manufacturing, retail, and transport and logistics can enhance security, improve the user experience and streamline mobile device management.

Together, Honeywell and Microsoft will provide hands-on training and development assistance for the new Dolphin 75e device, equipped with the Windows Embedded 8.1 operating system equipped with the ability to upgrade to Windows 10 in the future, at a series of global road shows throughout 2015, kicking off in May 2015 in Dallas. Other demonstrations will be in Atlanta, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Montreal, Munich, New York City, Paris, São Paulo and Toronto.

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Save Big on a New Honeywell Printer with their Printer Trade-In Program

Posted May 5, 2015

Is your aging thermal printer holding up the productivity of your operations? Even without noticeable downtime or breaks, an older printer could be the hold up to improving day-to-day efficiency with slower print speeds and minimal printer intelligence.

Now is the perfect time to gain the benefits of a newer, more intelligent printer and save up to $635 with the 2015 Honeywell Printer Trade-In Rebate. With a new Honeywell printer you can improve your printing process with:

  • Easy setup and integration, regardless of your current printer environment
  • Intuitive interfaces utilizing full-color touchscreens or intelligent icon interfaces
  • Fast print speeds of up to 12 inches per second – no more ‘waiting around’ for labels
  • Simple maintenance, with tool-free media and printhead replacement
  • Smart Printing means you can run apps right inside the printer and even control peripherals—no need for an attached PC

For a limited time, refresh to the best thermal printers and save up when you trade in your old printer – even competitive models – and purchase any of the eligible Honeywell printers below.

Printer Class  Model  Trading In… Printer
Rebate
 Media
Rebate
3-Year
Service 
Plan
Rebate
Maximum
Possible
Rebate
Industrial –
High Performance
PX4i Intermec Printer $300 5% Up to $150 $75 $525
Industrial –
High Performance
PX4i Competitive Printer $400 5% Up to $150 $75 $625
Industrial –
High Performance
PX6i Intermec Printer  $300 5% Up to $150  $75 $525
Industrial –
High Performance
PX6i Competitive Printer  $400 5% Up to $150 $75 $625
Industrial –
Mid-Range
PM43/PM43c/PM23c Intermec Printer $100 5% Up to $150 $50  $300
Industrial –
Mid-Range
PM43/PM43c/PM23c Competitive Printer $200 5% Up to $150 $50 $400
Industrial –
Mid-Range
PM4i Any printer $100 5% Up to $150 $50  $300
Industrial –
Mid-Range
PF4i Any printer $100 5% Up to $150 $50  $300
Industrial –
Mid-Range
PF2i Any printer $100 5% Up to $150 $50  $300
Industrial –
Light Duty
PD41/PD42/PD43 Any printer $50 5% Up to $150 $50  $250
Desktop PC43t/PC43d/PC23d Any printer $25 5% Up to $150 $25 $200
Mobile –
Rugged Label
PB22/PB32/PB50 Any printer $50 5% Up to $150 $25 $225
Mobile –
Rugged Receipt
PB21/PB31/PB42/PB51 Any printer $50 5% Up to $150 $25 $225
Mobile –
Durable Receipt
PR2/PR3 Any printer $25 5% Up to $150 $25 $200

For more details on the Honeywell trade-in program, contact an account manger at Barcodes, Inc.


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