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CipherLab’s Amazingly Efficient 9700 Series Designed for Four-Wall Environments

Posted August 21, 2014

The CipherLab 9700 series mobile computer successfully fuses industrial ruggedness, flexible versatility and comfortable design. The 9700 series’ new features provide excellent reliability and adaptable modularity especially in harsh environments.

The 9700 series industrial mobile computer has the approval of IP65 rating to defend against water and dust. Its resistance with multiple 1.8 m drops onto concrete and 500 tumbles at 1 m ensures ultimate ruggedness. It offers 3 different keypad options for users to deploy as needed in different situations. In particular, the 53 alphanumeric key serves as an alternative for terminal emulation. Instant data transmission is made possible with both IEEE 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n with CCXv4 certified and Bluetooth Class II, V2.1 with EDR. Moreover, Push-to-Talk features voice transmission which pushes productivity even higher under WLAN support. Paired with 2 different battery options in 3600 mAh and 5400 mAh maintains the efficiency through long operation hours. Additionally, accessories like pistol grip and software support makes operation simple with 9700 series mobile computer.

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Datalogic’s New QuickScan QBT2400 and QM2400 Entry Level Cordless 2D Area Imagers

Posted August 20, 2014

_img_gal_1208_600Datalogic is proud to announce the availability of the QuickScan QBT2400 and QM2400 cordless imagers the latest additions to the popular QuickScan 2D imager line of general purpose handheld scanners.

The popularity of 2D bar codes has spread across all market segments of the data capture industry. As a result, imaging technology usage is steadily growing and is projected to continue this upward trend. Datalogic’s QuickScan imager family offers more affordable pricing and high performance scanning through the use of area imaging technology. These imagers offer high speed and accuracy while reading 1D codes, various 2D codes and stacked codes such as the PDF417 code. Wireless mobility helps the operator roam at the point-of-sale (POS). Uses include shelf replenishment, inventory, price checking, the reading of mobile phone displays and loyalty cards. The presence of the patented Datalogic ‘Green Spot’ technology ensures good-read feedback in any environment.

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Star’s New Bluetooth Capable TSP700II BTi, TSP800II BTi, TSP800IIRx BTi and SP700 BTi

Posted August 20, 2014

efefBluetooth technology is empowering developers and fueling innovation worldwide. Easy to set up and use, Bluetooth technology continues to be a popular choice for end users operating in a mobile setting. Star bolsters its “i” Series of printers with the launch of its expanded MFi certified Bluetooth printers with operating system support for iOS, Android and Windows. Apple MFi certified, the TSP700II BTi Label, TSP800II BTi, TSP800IIRx BTi and SP700 BTi are approved for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.

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4 Tips to Maximize Your RFID Scanner

Posted August 19, 2014

MOT_025_MC9090_Reading_TagsBy Andrew Springer

It is an exciting time. You have just received a new RFID handheld computer (aka RFID reader) and RFID tags to perform your asset tracking tasks and can hardly wait to start playing with them. Maybe you are in a business space with office and IT equipment scattered among cubicles. Or, perhaps you are managing a tool crib or equipment storage facility. Either way, this endeavor you are about to undertake warrants careful consideration and experimentation. Some advice from ASAP Systems, experts in providing asset tracking systems, can help guide you from the get-go. So before you dive into the project head first, here are a few tips to help you utilize your RFID scanner to the best of its capabilities.

1. Proper RFID Scanner and Tag Positioning

In order to get the ultimate read-range when scanning a RFID tag with a RFID handheld computer, make sure the scanner is held at the same level or height as the tag and at a direct-facing angle. Attempting to “shoot” the scanner from odd angles, as well as below or above the tag, will greatly reduce the distance from which you can scan. The steeper the read angle, the worse the read range will be.

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Opticon’s New H-27 Android Mobile Computer

Posted August 19, 2014

h27With the functionality of a PDA and the appearance of a smartphone, the new Opticon H-27 is particularly suitable for mobile workers who need the combination of auto-ID and business-critical information to carry out their work in a highly efficient way.

The device comes with an integrated 1D barcode reader or 2D imager and supports a variety of linear barcode symbologies, 2D and stacked codes. Due to the ergonomic design, the H-27 is slimmer and lighter than an industrial device, and also stronger and more robust than a consumer phone. Furthermore, the 1.5 meter shock drop test, the IP65 rating, the ability to operate at temperatures ranging from -10C to 50C and its 4.3” display with Gorilla glass and anti reflective coating gives this Android 4.2.2 based device the durability and ruggedness you may expect.

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Mobile Device Convergence in Healthcare

Posted August 18, 2014

2014-08-18_1020Smartphones have transformed the way healthcare providers communicate, and these mobile devices are poised to revolutionize the way hospitals deliver care in 2014 and beyond.

Texting long ago surpassed voice calls as the favored method of communication among the general population, and it is rapidly gaining favor in hospitals. Doctors and nurses already exchange patient related texts on their own personal phones at many facilities, and as more hospitals issue mobile devices to employees, the ability to communicate quickly and access and update patient data on the move has become a critical function.

Deploying mobile, flexible, and reliable IT tools to caregivers is a top priority for provider organizations that not only need to meet new regulatory and technology requirements, but want to do so efficiently. At Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California, for example, the combination of smartphones and a new software solution to help prioritize alarms resulted in faster response times for emergency conditions, and a 50 percent reduction in overhead pages. Laboratory values are received 10 minutes faster and nurses are able to spend more time at the bedsides of patients who require their attention, according to a case study published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Brother Introduces Apple AirPrint Compatibility for RuggedJet 4 Mobile Printers

Posted August 15, 2014

Brother RuggedJet 4 PrinterBrother has announced that its RuggedJet 4 Wi-Fi handheld receipt and label printers now support Apple AirPrint wireless technology. AirPrint from Apple allows users to wirelessly print from iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices directly to RuggedJet 4 printers with ease. Brother Mobile Solutions, a premier provider of mobile and desktop thermal printing products, is proud to bring seamless integration and wireless printing to iOS users with this announcement.

Built-in AirPrint compatibility allows instant printing from iOS devices without the need to download or install drivers or interfaces and simplifies the RuggedJet user experience, making the thermal printer even easier to use. Moreover, all existing RuggedJet 4 Wi-Fi printers are backward compatible with AirPrint via a simple, free firmware update available from Brother.

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Honeywell Introduces Android 4.2.2 to the CN51 Series

Posted August 14, 2014

Intermec CN51 Mobile ComputerAndroid 4.2.2 (“Jelly Bean”) for the Intermec by Honeywell CN51 mobile computer is now released and orderable. In addition, conversion licenses (238-000-002) to convert a CN51 from Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) 6.5 to Android 4.2.2 in the field are also now released and orderable.

The Android 4.2.2 firmware includes Google Mobile Services (GMS), and there is not an option to order these CN51 Android 4.2.2 configurations without GMS.

CN51 Android 4.1 configurations are no longer orderable and are not available for new unit shipments. Customers with CN51 Android 4.1 configurations may upgrade their units to Android 4.2.2 in the field free of charge.

For assistance finding the right Intermec mobile computer for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Barcode Verification: Protect Important Partnerships

Posted August 14, 2014

Barcode_verification2We have all heard a legion of tales about the importance of barcode verification. Many of the stories follow a similar path: verify and prevent problems—end of story. But in the real world that is not always the end of the story—it often is more interesting than that. Here is one such scenario:

XYZ Labels LLC (not the actual company name) did business with a healthcare device manufacturer for many years. The barcoded labels were used on a packaging line. The label printer enjoyed a reputation as a quality shop and had a rude awakening with a batch of bad barcodes which they replaced at great expense. The seeds of loss, financial, reputational and self confidence, sprouted a new crop of self-examination and diligence around quality assurance, and the plant manager led the charge by buying verifiers for each press and training each press operator how to use them.

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TEKLYNX LABEL MATRIX 2014 now Available with Upgraded Features and Enhancements

Posted August 13, 2014

Teklynx LABELMATRIX Barcode SoftwareTEKLYNX has announced the launch of LABEL MATRIX 2014, the newest release of the industry-leading barcode label design software application. This upgrade offers seamless integration with the Windows 8.1 operating system and expanded licensing options to support virtual environments. LABEL MATRIX 2014 is available for purchase immediately.

The latest version of LABEL MATRIX completes TEKLYNX”S offering of 2014 software, which includes LABELVIEW 2014 for mid-range labeling complexities and CODESOFT 2014 for enterprise-level labeling. LABEL MATRIX is designed specifically to support companies with basic barcode labeling needs, but offers the same high level of intuitive features and powerful functionality that users have come to expect from TEKLYNX.

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