Do you still manually track the data and items that are moved in and out of your warehouse? Did you know that barcodes can maximize inventory throughput, increase productivity and improve accuracy throughout different operational areas of the warehouse? Below we will walk you through a list of warehouse functions that can easily automated using a mobile computer, barcode scanner or other barcode equipment, along with our warehouse management software.
Star is proud to announce the launch of their smallest portable receipt printer. The SM-S230i is a compact, lightweight, high speed two inch Bluetooth and USB portable printer. The SM-S230i Bluetooth portable printer is compatible with all operating systems including Windows, Android, and iOS. With Apple MFi certification, the SM-S230i can easily connect and pair with the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
The SM-S230i is suitable for a wide range of mobile printing applications with no configuration changes required when switching between various operating systems. The clerk will be able to use the SM-S230i with an iOS, Android or Windows device with no set up required using its auto detection Bluetooth feature. This feature eliminates frustration caused from changing your settings when using devices with different operating systems. With an additional convenient connection option for USB 2.0, the SM-S230i can send fast transfer speeds of data and provide security with an easy plug-in USB cable.
Impinj has announced the availability of the new Octane 5.4, firmware that enables Speedway, xArray, and xPortal readers to access LLRP data from RAIN RFID tags. Octane 5.4 firmware is now available for Impinj authorized partners and our customers that have Enhanced Maintenance. All other users should contact the company their reader was purchased from to request firmware updates. In this update, several new features were added to the firmware based on customer feedback. Also based on feedback, Impinj graduated the Octane Java SDK from beta status.
Updates in Octane 5.4 include:
Expanded RAIN RFID tag tracking functionality with Impinj xArray tag direction mode.
Get entry, update, and exit reports for tags as they move through designated sectors via Octane Java SDK 1.2
Enhanced security profiles to protect your reader.
Require readers to authenticate to gain network access using standards based 802.1x.
Leverage SFTP to protect upgrades by authenticating to a remote server and ensuring secure transport of files.
Encrypt Customer Application Partition (CAP) files to secure embedded applications.
When managing a mobile workforce, one of the first steps to ensuring success is proper fleet management and route optimization. Expanding your workforce’s potential begins with proper planning for pickups, deliveries and service calls.
Having the right software and mobile device is key to providing the tools to maximize fleet and mobile resource utilization and efficiency. At the end of the day, the right tools will allow you to get the most out your workforce while reducing costs and improving service to your customers.
Descartes Route Planning Software and the MC45 from Zebra form powerful combination for any mobile workforce aiming for maximal efficiency. Pairing Descartes’ real-time visibility and flexibility with the robust wireless connectivity and data collection capabilities of the MC45 makes for the perfect companion to any mobile workforce.
Descartes Route Optimization Features:
Automated Vehicle Location – GPS-based fleet wide visibility in real-time
Dispatch – Facilitate new orders, manage exceptions
Turn-by-Turn Navigation – Reduce miles driven and maintenance costs
Interactive Voice Response – Automated IVR solutions for pick-up/delivery scheduling
MC45 Rugged Mobile Computer Features:
Wi-Fi, WWAN, and Bluetooth connectivity options
True field durability – IP64 rated
Industry-leading 1D scan engine with Adaptive Scan technology
The RS30’s industrial design has the full protection for users to enjoy its features worry-free in the field. The RS30 series is proven to endure accidental drops, sprinkling rain and dusty environments. It is also thoughtfully built with a 4.7 Corning Gorilla Glass 3 panel capable of taking heavy usage while remaining sensitive to latex gloves. Under this ultimate protection, users can casually carry the RS30 in their pocket along with keys or coins without worrying about scratches. Its ruggedness extends to keeping the operating temperature of the RS30 series at 4°F to 122°F which ensures its efficiency regardless of hot or cold weather in the field. RS30 series is an investment that is built with the ultimate protection.
Thermal transfer printing provides for a longer lasting print as compared to direct thermal printing. The reason thermal transfer prints last longer is due to the use of a thermal transfer ribbon during the printing process. A thermal transfer ribbon is required to obtain a long lasting print. However, choosing the proper thermal transfer ribbon to fit your printer and application can be difficult. Help choosing the correct thermal transfer ribbon has arrived!
Follow the simple steps below to identify the proper ribbon:
Step 1: Ensure you have a Thermal Transfer Printer
If your business takes any kind of card payments then you probably have been coming across the term “EMV” quite a bit recently. If you haven’t, then it’s a good time to get educated given EMV will be changing the way payments are made and who will be held accountable for fraud in the US.
EMV enabled cards are the type that have the small smart chip on them as well as the traditional magnetic stripe. Compared to magnetic stripes, EMV cards are much more secure against fraudulent usage and copied cards.
With the October 1, 2015 EMV compliance deadline coming up, getting up to speed on how you can ensure your business isn’t going to be held accountable for fraudulent usage is a must. Barcodes, Inc has you covered with our new EMV Learning Page and the expertise to provide you will payments solutions for any budget.
SATO has designed a true plug and play printer with their new CLNX series. The CLNX series has been engineered to be simple to use and easy to assimilate with existing systems. The CLNX also is offered in two different size options, a 4 inch (CL4NX) and a 6 inch (CL6NX). With its multiple sizes, energy efficiency and coreless ribbon, the CLNX series may be the perfect label printer to easily plug into many different printer applications.
Key features of the new CLNX include:
Accessible operations from its 3.5-inch color display and onboard video tutorials
Unparalleled communication and emulation capabilities