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University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library Uses AirTrack S1 for Check-In/Check-Out

Posted November 29, 2016

The University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library is the home to over 3.3 million volumes, amongst the top 75 collections within all U.S. research universities. It serves over 14,000 students, faculty, and staff and has a circulation of 329,511. The IT Systems Analyst for the library came to Barcodes, Inc.  because their current barcode scanner did not scan barcodes well under the LED lights. Additionally, the clerks received no negative feedback when a barcode was unable to be read. Finally, the library staff wanted a barcode scanner that could be stationed throughout the campus libraries where students and employees can check books in and out as needed with their ID cards, which would ultimately create more space in certain areas of the library.

Barcodes, Inc. recommended the AirTrack S1 barcode scanner for their library. The S1 is equipped with 1D reading technology and Green Spot technology for good-read feedback. The Green Spot improves user performance by projecting a green spot directly on the bar code just read. This visual confirmation is perfect for applications where silent reading is preferred or in environments that are too noisy to hear the beep, such as a library. The University of Notre Dame has been pleased with the performance and uniqueness that AirTrack brings to the table.

To learn more about the AirTrack S1 or our library barcode scanners, call one of our representatives.


State of Louisiana Uses AirTrack DP-1 for Medical and Laboratory Facilities

Posted November 22, 2016

comboThe State of Louisiana reached out to Barcodes, Inc. in need of a way to track specimen samples for their Department of Health and Hospitals. Their biggest concern was that the labels on the specimen samples were not water resistant and the labels either eroded or the content on the labels became unreadable. They wanted a barcode printer to print low volume barcode labels on demand as needed. The State of Louisiana also needed a barcode reader to scan the barcodes off of the specimen samples.

Barcodes, Inc. recommended the AirTrack DP-1 desktop barcode printer for their printing needs. The DP-1 is ideal for low-volume printing and locations with limited counter space. Additionally, Barcodes supplied the State of Louisiana with custom waterproof labels and the AirTrack S2 barcode scanners that were necessary to read 2D barcodes off of the specimen labels.

The State of Louisiana has been so impressed with the AirTrack brand that is will be deploying the AirTrack IP-1 industrial printer to some of their high volume facilities. For more information on AirTrack barcoding devices call one of our representatives.


Zebra’s Silverline On-Demand RFID Metal Asset Tagging Solution

Posted November 18, 2016

largeimage-adapt-fullZebra and Confidex have worked together to develop this unique solution consisting of a redesigned ZT410 RFID printer, optimized Silverline labels and high quality Zebra ribbons. This combination provides for excellent print quality, encoding accuracy and ease of solution deployment and use. Silverline labels, now offered exclusively by Zebra, are available in three sizes to meet the needs of a wide variety of applications. When combined with Zebra’s RFID reader portfolio, the launch of Silverline enables complete Zebra RFID solutions for the most critical Enterprise Assets. For example in healthcare, hospital assets like wheel chairs, beds, oxygen canisters, IV pumps, medical diagnostic instruments, etc. can now be accurately and efficiently RFID tagged. In manufacturing, it enables tagging of tools, fixtures, metal parts, returnable containers, etc. Tagging of IT assets such as laptops, servers, tablets, etc. is another ideal use case.

Silverline Solution:
• Total Solution: Silverline RFID tags and Zebra ZT410 Silverline printer
• Provides RFID labels that work directly on all surfaces
• Prints and encodes labels for metal and liquid-filled assets
• Choose from three types of RFID labels: standard, slim and micro
• Available Globally
• Read range of up to 5m
• Reliable, flexible and scalable


Barthes Co Uses AirTrack DP-1 and KoamTac KDC to Manage Shipping and Sales

Posted November 17, 2016

AirTrack DP-1 PrinterBarthes Co is a technology company that focuses on repairs for various types of devices. Before reaching out to Barcodes, Inc. they printed thousands of shipping labels using an inkjet printer, but quickly realized that their printers were breaking down and simply not keeping up with the thousands of shipping labels that were required to be printed. Additionally, they wanted to automate a process that required each of their sales representatives to manually track their sales orders against sales goals.

Barcodes, Inc. recommended the AirTrack DP-1 desktop printer to manage the printing of their shipping labels, which was not only more cost effective, but also more reliable and faster than an inkjet printer. In addition to the barcode printer, Barcodes supplied Barthes Co with flood coated barcode labels, which helps simplify product identification while making picking and organization much easier. Finally, Barcodes, Inc. recommended the KoamTac KDC410, a sled for the Apple iPhone, which was compatible with the Barthes Co sales tracking software that was used internally. The KDC410 allowed sales representatives to scan the barcode on a purchase order, which in turn would update their sales progress and allow them to track everything from their iPhone no matter where they were located. Barthes Co saw an immediate boost in production and employee satisfaction.

To learn more about the AirTrack DP-1, KoamTac KDC410, or our barcode label selection, contact one of our representatives.


BarTender Print Portal App Provides Label Printing From Any Mobile Device

Posted November 16, 2016

Seagull BarTender Barcode SoftwareSeagull Scientific has announced the immediate availability of the BarTender Print Portal App, making enterprise label printing as easy and flexible as using your smartphone or tablet.

The BarTender Print Portal App works with any iOS or Android device to enable easy printing of your BarTender documents. BarTender securely controls and monitors access to labels and documents, while the BarTender Print Portal App enables users to input print-time data or select options through customizable forms, and print from their mobile device to IP and Bluetooth printers.

BarTender users across a wide variety of industries will gain significant printing flexibility with the BarTender Print Portal App. In the warehouse, workers equipped with a mobile “belt printer” can enter label data via the app to generate supply chain and shipping labels where the labels will be applied – no need to return to a central printing station. Healthcare workers can access and print accurate patient labeling at the bedside. And in field service applications, where drivers increasingly travel with small footprint portable printers, the most up-to-date labels can be printed on-demand at remote locations.

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PCA Uses AirTrack S2 to Scan QR Codes for On Demand Printing

Posted November 15, 2016

PCA is a commercial printing services company that was looking for a barcode scanner to read 2D QR codes in order to print marketing flyers on demand for their customers. In addition to requiring an imager barcode scanner PCA wanted to allow their users to scan a barcode and go to the next field within their software application, rather than having an employee manually hit enter on a keyboard.

Barcodes, Inc. recommended the AirTrack S2 as their go-to barcode scanner. Not only was the S2 reasonably priced, but its performance was exactly what PCA needed. Furthermore, Barcodes, Inc. ensured the barcode scanner was programmed with a carriage return prior to shipping, which eliminated the need for PCA users to hit the enter button after every scan. PCA’s productivity skyrocketed by printing quicker and wasting less of their employees’ time.

For more information about the AirTrack S2 or Barcodes, Inc.’s professional services contact one of our representatives.


Zebra’s New TC51/TC56 Sleek, Smart Mobile Computers with Enterprise Durability

Posted November 14, 2016

Zebra TC56 Mobile ComputerZebra has announced the next evolution in enterprise mobile computing: the TC51 and TC56 touch mobile computers. Developed for retail and field mobility applications, the TC51 and TC56 have been designed to satisfy the durability, power and security needs of business users while offering an intuitive consumer design to meet the expectations of end users.

The TC5 Series is as modern and easy to use as consumer smartphones so there is no need to compromise device design for enterprise functionality. Built to last for years and designed to withstand accidental drops into water or onto concrete and used in dusty areas, the provide true enterprise-class durability.

The TC5 series also provides the operational ease of support for a better total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as the fastest, most dependable wireless connections inside and outside with 802.11ac/r/k Wi-Fi connectivity for superior roaming capability, and 4G LTE WWAN. The TC51 and TC56 feature innovative productivity design features to help improve user satisfaction including an easily removable and replaceable battery pack, a large 5-inch display and customizable Active Edge Touch Zones for one-touch access to the most frequently used device features and apps.

Key features

  • The fastest, most dependable wireless connections inside and outside the four walls
  • Unmatched processing power to do it all with power efficiencies
  • Maximum display size with advanced technology for graphics-intensive intuitive applications
  • Ultimate scanning performance of 1D / 2D barcodes – even if they are damaged, dirty and poorly printed
  • 13MP camera for ultra-high resolution photos
  • Unsurpassed security with Zebra’s Mobility Extensions (Mx)
  • Mobility DNA, a suite of mobility enabling applications, development tools and utilities

TSC Introduces Affordable, COmpact Alpha-2R 2″ Portable Printers

Posted November 1, 2016

TSC Alpha-2R Portable PrinterTSC has introduced their all-new Alpha-2R 2-inch wide mobile printer. The Alpha-2R portable printer offers a great combination of small size, light weight, high durability at an economic price. The Alpha-2R is the third Alpha model of our growing family of cost-effective portable printers from TSC that now includes 2″, 3″ and 4″ wide mobile printers.

The Alpha-2R is a comfortable, light-weight printer capable of working with any mobile printing application where you need access to quick, simple receipts or tickets. The Alpha-2R is TSC’s smallest and most affordable mobile printer. While cost-effective, the Alpha-2R is still equipped with important basic features and offers a selection of competitive accessories.

TSC delivers more for our customers with the Alpha-2R without sacrificing function or performance:

  • Print More – Alpha-2R offers the largest media capacity in the 2″ receipt market with a media capacity of 58 mm wide and a maximum media roll out diameter of 50 mm
  • Print Longer – Alpha-2R was designed to be Energy Star 2.0 compliant and features 17 hours of usage on a battery charge with an average of a 2 minute printer interval (BT mode)
  • Broad Application with excellent printing compatibility – ESC-POS & CPCL & ZPL emulations available
  • Print Quality – Smart Algorithm to adjust print speed & condition based on layout & heat history
  • Better Warranty – 2-year standard warranty

Infographic: Shining Light on Barcoding

Posted October 28, 2016

Whether we notice it or not, barcodes are being used all around us in more applications than ever today. From tracking products throughout their life cycle to advertising and even video games, there is a wide range of barcodes fit for any way you can think of using them.

This handy infographic shines some light on the 2 main categories of barcodes, 1D vs. 2D codes, and what their benefits and uses are. It’s a great primer to see how you can use barcodes in ways outside of the retail check-out lane.

You’ll find that no matter what data you are trying to track or encode, Barcodes, Inc. can help you find the right printer, labels, scanners, and mobile devices to get the most out of any barcode.


Datalogic’s New RIDA DBT6400 Companion Scanner for Mobile Devices

Posted October 27, 2016

Datalogic’s new RIDA DBT6400 2D area imager is a cordless device with Bluetooth connectivity to be used in connection with mobile devices. The elegant and stylish design is small, pocket-sized and fits perfectly into the palm of a hand. This light weight device, with Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology for good read feedback easily connects with tablets, smart phones, laptops and computers – with an omni-directional camera for superior data capture on all 1D/2D codes.

The DBT6400 RIDA imager is available in a standard as well as a Disinfectant Ready version which has an Anti-Microbial coating.

  • The standard version targets retail applications including traditional or mobile POS, assisted sales, shelf replenishment, price verification, inventory management and more.
  • The healthcare version is equipped with a disinfectant-ready and anti-microbial enclosure making it ideal for bedside point-of-care, disposable inventory management, sample tracking, laboratory use and more while helping to prevent cross-contamination.

Key Features

  • Palm-sized form factor
  • Imager reads any 1D or 2D bar code
  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Lanyard and holder included with each purchased unit

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