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Frick Introduces New SmartMark RFID Label for High-Voltage Insulators

Posted September 17, 2014

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Frick expands its SmartMark product line with the addition of the new WF-SM-SI01 insulator label. As electric utilities, including transmission and distribution companies, modernize power grids, many are discovering the advantages of outfitting insulators and other equipment with RFID tags and labels for future maintenance and inventory tracking purposes. Management, deployment, and replacement of insulators using RFID brings accuracy and efficiency to the process of power delivery.

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Motorola’s New Symbol DS4308 2D Imager Series

Posted September 16, 2014

ds4308Motorola’s new lightweight Symbol DS4308 2D imagers provide the ergonomics, flexibility and advanced performance necessary to comfortably scan bar codes nearer and farther than any other scanner in its class. The DS4308 leverages Motorola’s most advanced imaging engine to quickly capture virtually any bar code – whether it is a high-density bar code on merchandise, displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, or printed on paper and damaged, scratched or dirty. Green and red light indicators can also be mixed and matched with audio to provide scanning feedback in any environment whether it is a noisy manufacturing production line or a quiet hospital room.

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Epson Introduces First Industrial ColorWorks C7500 Label Printer

Posted September 15, 2014

Epson ColorWorks C7500 PrinterPrivate label branding, regulatory compliance and supply chain optimization are driving the increased use of product pictures, logos, color warnings and variable data elements. To help industrial manufacturers and label converters overcome these challenges, Epson, is introducing the ColorWorks C7500 Label Printer with Just In Time Color (JITC) Labeling. Powered by PrecisionCore print chip technology, the durable, bench top printer will introduce greater efficiency, productivity and cost savings – up to 50 percent in total labeling costs – for higher volume industrial and manufacturing applications.

The C7500 system is designed to efficiently and cost-effectively meet the needs of industrial manufacturers fulfilling high mix label requirements and variable printing demands. Epson’s patented PrecisionCore technology is a critical feature that enables the new printer to deliver speed, economy and print quality to manufacturers. The modular print chip merges enhanced print speed, image quality, ink durability and color resolution with the flexibility to cost-effectively scale up production as needed.

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Unitech’s New PA520 Rugged Handheld Computer

Posted September 12, 2014

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Unitech expands their mobile computer line with the new rugged PA520

The PA520 will feature the same slim, PDA look as some of its predecessors. It fits comfortably in a shirt pocket, making it easy and comfortable to carry around.  Customers looking for an affordable rugged unit running Windows 6.5 will love the PA520’s competitive price point.

With laser and 2D imager scanner options and a 3.5-inch touch display available in either VGA or QVGA resolutions, the PA520 is a great fit for applications inside the four walls such as inventory and asset tracking. Rugged and built to last, the PA520 outperforms any consumer-grade device. Durable construction makes for a lasting investment, whereas consumer-grade devices are designed to be replaced every 1-2 years.

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Socket Releases Updated SDK with Apple iOS 8 Support

Posted September 12, 2014

Socket CHS 8Qi ScannerSocket has released  the latest version of their industry leading Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Software Developer Kit, SocketScan SDK version 10.1. The latest version includes many new feature and benefits and is also compatible with Apple’s latest iOS 8 operating system.

Advanced features in the SDK include data editing and Softscan (to use the iPhone and Android built in cameras as a scanner). Featured benefits of the SDK include allowing developers to build a scanner enabled application so all of the limitations of HID mode are removed.  Other benefits include unlimited character set, end-to-end error checking, multiple cursor fields and program control for scan data placement.

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Zebra Introduces GK420 Healthcare Desktop Label Printer

Posted September 11, 2014

144177The new Zebra GK420t and GK420d Healthcare printers help clinicians safeguard patient health and ensure compliance with industry standards

Zebra has announced updates to its comprehensive healthcare portfolio with the launch of the GK420 Healthcare desktop printer. An addition to a full lineup of healthcare printers that are disinfectant-ready, the GK420 Healthcare printer joins the recently launched QLn Healthcare Solutions Series and the HC100 wristband printer as part of an ongoing commitment to improve patient safety in healthcare operations.

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Posiflex’s Award Winning HS2310 All-in-One POS Terminal

Posted September 10, 2014

The Posiflex HS2310, an ultra-small All-in-One point-of-service terminal with a multi-touch projected capacitive screen, has been recognized for engineering excellence as a winner of the 2014 Red Dot Award for Product Design and the 2013 COMPUTEX Design & Innovation award. This 10” projected capacitive touch screen terminal comes integrated with a 3” thermal printer, encryption-capable magnetic stripe reader, WiFi and optional secondary customer displays.

The HS2310 is 60% smaller (Width 8.8” x Depth 7.3” x Height 15.2”) than the traditional terminal and printer footprint to allow use of every inch of valuable counter space. Even though this terminal is small, it supports a fast Intel D525 dual core 1.8 GHz processor with 1MB cache and up to 4GB of system memory. The HS2310, just taller than a wine bottle, runs the same software image as the widely-deployed Posiflex XT3215 and KS7215 touch screen terminals for easy network deployment. A wide suite of certified KS7215 / XT3215 applications include gaming, healthcare and Point-of-Sale (POS) systems for small and medium sized hospitality, retail or convenience stores.

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The New and Improved Unitech PA692 with RFID and 2D Imaging

Posted September 9, 2014

Unitech PA692 Mobile ComputerUnitech has launched several new models of the popular PA692 rugged handheld computer. With brand new configuration options available, such as HF and UHF readers, 2D imager, and your choice of QWERTY and numeric keypads, there’s sure to be a PA692 handheld computer suitable for your enterprise and application.

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You can now equip your PA692 handheld with an HF or UHF RFID reader. This means that our new PA692 can be used to read HF (high frequency) tags often used for building access, transportation, and electronic payment systems. As with most HF readers, the PA692 is built for contact and proximity applications. Generally speaking, mobile workers must hold the RFID tag up to the PA692’s built-in sensor.

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TSC’s New TTP-244 Pro Offers Faster Print Speeds at the Same Price Point

Posted September 8, 2014

TSC TTP-244 ProTSC has introduced the TTP-244 Pro, a four-inch-wide desktop thermal transfer label printer that is 25 percent faster than its predecessor, the popular TTP-244 Plus, yet is available at the same price point, making it significantly more affordable than comparable printers offering far fewer features.

The new TTP-244 Pro operates at speeds up to 5 inches per second and features an upgraded stepping motor that is an improvement over the already popular two-motor design of the TTP-244 Plus, whose price-performance combination has made it one of the top-selling print engines in its class.

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Zebra Introduces ZD500 Performance Desktop Barcode Label Printer

Posted September 5, 2014

The new Zebra ZD500 is an addition to Zebra’s family of performance desktop label printers, offering advanced features and the ultimate in connectivity options. It is designed for applications where print speed and quality are critical. Featuring the Link-OS environment, an open platform that pairs an operating system for smart Zebra devices with powerful software apps, the ZD500 is easy to integrate, manage and maintain from anywhere around the globe. This is ideal for applications such as retail, where onsite technical support may not be available and operator training is minimal.

Two key factors distinguish the ZD500 from other Zebra performance desktop printers:

  • Link-OS to provide remote printer management or cloud-based connectivity
  • Dual radio 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN with Bluetooth 3.0

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