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King Living Tracks Products and Manages Processes with the Datalogic PowerScan PM8300

Posted October 12, 2015

David and Gwen King began designing foam furniture from their home in Australia in 1977, selling the few items they created at the local Paddy’s Market. Customers really liked the furniture, and year after year this small family business grew and expanded introducing new designs, materials and models. Today, King Living is a major player in the Australian furniture industry with 14 showrooms and 5 depots across the country. The company has been recognized with several awards and has been featured at famous events such as Vanity Fair’s Oscars After Party. King Living attributes its success to the company’s commitment to uniqueness and excellence. The company always guarantees high quality products with a touch of style.

The Challenge
In order to keep up with demand and ensure customer satisfaction, King Living must have smooth running processes in all aspects of the business, especially regarding product management and tracking.  Therefore, the company wanted to streamline the work flow and started looking for a solution that could provide real-time information on stock levels and locations throughout the warehouse.  It was also essential that the solution be implemented with the least amount of disruption to day-to-day business activities.

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Honeywell’s New PC42t Economical 4″ Thermal Printer

Posted October 9, 2015

Honeywell extends its 40-year experience in designing barcode label printers with the introduction of the PC42t, a  thermal transfer desktop printer that meets the needs of a wide range of markets globally. Designed for use in environments where affordability is key, the PC42t is a light-duty printer ready for retail shelf price labeling, general office packing and shipping labeling, and distribution center barcode labeling applications. Well-suited for small-business owners looking to upgrade to thermal printing from inkjet or laser printers for the first time, the PC42t is easy to setup and inexpensive to own.

Key Features

  • The reliable PC42t label printer includes broad, industry-standard connectivity including USB device and USB host, plus optional serial or serial plus Ethernet.
  • The PC42t thermal transfer desktop printer is an economical choice for media up to 110 millimeters (4.3 inches) wide. With an ability to accommodate large ribbon sizes, the PC42t can print longer before needing media replenishment, increasing productivity in label-making operations.
  • The PC42t’s compact size, common media specifications, support for Direct Protocol, and ZPLII and EPL command emulation make it an easy upgrade from legacy Intermec or competing thermal printers.
  • The PC42t printer is backed by a three-year manufacturer’s warranty exclusively for customers in the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Honeywell’s Dolphin CT50: Designed for Real-Time Connectivity Anytime, Anywhere

Posted October 8, 2015

Managers estimate annual savings of $459,000 as a result of process re-engineering and implementation of mobile technology. Yet, 60% of organizations still use paper-based systems. Speeding up workflow processes by just seconds and eliminating the opportunity for human error can have significant impact on overall operational efficiency and profitability. That’s why Honeywell developed the new Dolphin CT50 mobile computer– our most advanced enterprise-ready LTE device. Anytime, anywhere access to business critical applications for breakthrough productivity and uptime.

Meet the New Face of mPOS with Star’s mPOP

Posted October 7, 2015

mpop-2Are you ready for the new face of mPOS?

While the competition keeps pace in technology, Star Micronics delivers ground breaking innovation to the POS industry. Star’s latest innovation in is specifically designed for mPOS applications.

The mPOP epitomizes the convergence of technology, integrating every aspect of a traditional POS system into one ergonomic all-inclusive peripheral. Sleek and modern, its compact design includes a printer, cash drawer, barcode scanner, and device stand. Simply add your preferred tablet or mobile device to create a full multi-functional POS system. Additionally, its flexible, device agnostic capabilities enable it to be available for all major mobile operating systems—Android, Windows, and iOS.

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Introducing New Kits for the Gryphon GPS4400 Presentation Imager

Posted October 6, 2015

Datalogic has announced the release of 2 new kits for the Gryphon GPS4400 2D presentation area imager. The GPS4400 imager offers the same capabilities and performance as the Gryphon GD4400 handheld scanner, but in a presentation-style form. The lone difference versus the product models currently available, the 2 devices provided in the kit feature a USB interface only (GPS4421) vs. USB and RS-232 cable provided with the GPS4490 kit.

The new kits include the imager plus enhanced USB ‘type A’ cables matching the product color which are also guaranteed for enhanced immunity from environmental disturbances.

For assistance finding the right Datalogic scanner for your needs, contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

Elo and Retail Pro: A Best in Class Retail Partnership

Posted October 2, 2015

2015-10-02_0902Elo, a world leader in touchscreen and digital signage, is now partnering with a world leader in retail software solutions, Retail Pro! This partnership will bring two innovative and customer service focus companies to the forefront of the retail world.

Retail Pro’s robust POS software is installed in over 53,000 locations in 97 countries. They deliver local, accessible and professional support to any size organization and make it easy to grow your business. The same is true for Elo with over 20 million installations and 40 plus years’ experience they have seen it all! Solutions range from 10” mobile displays to 70” digital signage displays and many in between.

When pared together, Retail Pro software and Elo hardware are a powerful, customer-centric, and flexible Point-of -Sale solution to help you create an engaging customer experience and boost your bottom line.

Contact one of our POS specialists to learn how Elo and Retail Pro can improve retail efficiency for you.

SATO Retires the M84xxSe/S8408/S8412/S8424 Thermal Print Engines

Posted October 1, 2015

SATO has announced the discontinuation of its M8460Se,  M8485Se, and M8490Se industrial print engines and all of their related accessories.

Reason for Retirement: The NEW S84ex/S86ex series was released in November 2014 which has a superior feature set and is a compatible replacement for discontinued units.

Last Time Buy Order: Dec 30, 2015 – Estimated date based on availability depending on model.

Effective Immediately: M8465Se RH Standard and LH Opposite and M8459Se are out of stock and discontinued.

End of Service: December 30, 2020 – Spare parts and service will not be available after this date.

SATO will honor all warranties in place and maintain our service obligation by supporting and servicing discontinued printers through SATO America, as long as parts are available

Datalogic’s New Heron HD3430 2D Imager for Point-of-Sale

Posted September 30, 2015

Datalogic has announced the release of the Heron HD3430 2D area imager. The HD3430 2D area imager is the first handheld reader featuring a proprietary 2D multi-purpose imaging engine developed by Datalogic.

This high-performance 2D scan engine features a global shutter WVGA sensor optimized for high speed-to-read and outstanding motion tolerance, a key feature for the Retail market and POS checkout applications. In particular, whenthe Heron HD3430 2D area imager is used in its stand, the high motion tolerance allows bar codes to be read easily and precisely even when moving quickly and carelessly in front of  the scanners’ window.

The unmatched ergonomics of this product versus any other competitor is further enhanced by an efficient white illumination and precise 4-dot center-cross laser aiming system for the most effective data capture activity at the POS checkout. Furthermore, Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology is included, providing visual feedback with each bar code read.

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Infographic: Point-of-Sale Data Security Pressure Intensifies

Posted September 29, 2015

Lately we have been hearing more and more cases of retailers having their point-of-sale and payment processing systems being compromised putting their customer’s personal information in the wrong hands. Keeping your POS system secure is critical with today’s common use of online and mobile shopping which have opened up new types of security risks.

This infographic sheds some light the new security challenges retailers are facing today and how there is still a lot of room to improve.


Datalogic’s New QuickScan QD2131 Linear Imager

Posted September 24, 2015

qd2131Datalogic has announced their newest QuickScan product: the QD2131 1D linear imager. This is an entry level scanner with enhanced performance for general linear bar code scanning applications. When compared to the current QuickScan QD2130 imager, the new QD2131 imager brings to the table many enhancements in all aspects of scanning:

  • A longer reading range and depth of field (DOF)
  • A wider scan angle and field of view (FOV)
  • A brighter, crisper and longer scanning line
  • Snappier bar code reading
  • A more durable and sturdy look and feel

Additionally, the QuickScan QD2131 imager will have the updated QuickScan product family look and will be able to share the same stands and accessories as the QuickScan QD2400 imagers.

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