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Datamax-O’Neil Announces H-8308p PCL Thermal Printer

Posted October 29, 2014

Datamax O'Neil H-8308pThe Datamax-O’Neil H-8308p thermal label printer is designed to combine the best features of Datamax-O’Neil’s H-Class and Performance Series thermal-printer models, namely compatibility with the Printer Command Language (PCL) standard for interfacing with enterprise software and databases, media width of 9”/228.6 mm and a print length of 99”/2,515 mm.

The H-8308p can improve operational capabilities in the most demanding industrial label printing applications.

The H-8308p is also highly adaptive and one of the only models that can provide the wide range of data typically found in laser printers—as required by Managed Print Services—but at improved efficiencies, especially when used in high-speed or high-coverage applications. Additionally, Datamax-O’Neil has engineered the H-8308p thermal printer to feature an embedded open-source Linux operating system and HP-compatible language capabilities. The result is a thermal-printer solution that is ideal for a wide range of thermal labels, tags and documents that is extremely easy to integrate, use and maintain, and offers significant energy savings over laser printers.

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Zebra Completes Acquisition of Motorola Solutions Mobile Computer and Barcode Scanner Business

Posted October 27, 2014

Motorola Solutions to become singularly focused on mission-critical communications solutions for public safety and commercial customers

Zebra Technologies and Motorola Solutions today announced that Zebra has completed the acquisition of Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business.

“This transformative acquisition creates one company with unparalleled capabilities and leading global brands in our industry,” stated Anders Gustafsson, Zebra’s chief executive officer. “Our scope and scale make us a more strategic business partner to our customers. We are well positioned to serve our businesses with solutions and services that help them achieve greater visibility for better enterprise asset intelligence. Our efforts are supported by superior global go-to-market channels and the most talented people in the industry.”

“With the successful close of this transaction, Motorola Solutions is now singularly focused on the very core that our company was founded and built upon – a business that continues to help build safer cities and thriving businesses around the world through innovative mission-critical communications solutions.” stated Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions chairman and CEO.

The combination of Zebra and Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise business will allow Zebra to offer its customers the following benefits:

As a premier partner of both Zebra and Motorola, BarcodesInc is well positioned to help you with your needs for products from either company.

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Axicon Introduces 15000 Series Barcode Verifier for Linear & 2D Barcodes

Posted October 24, 2014

Axicon 15000 barcode verifierThe Axicon 15000 barcode verifier has been specifically designed to read both linear and 2D barcodes (whether matrix or stacked). The 15000 can verify linear barcodes up to a maximum length of 52mm (2.0”) including Quiet Zones, and 2D barcodes should have a maximum size of 52mm x 31mm (2.0” x 1.25”) including quiet zones. The system consists of a state of the art array imaging camera and application software.

Axicon’s development program means that not only will your verifier always meet the latest ISO/ ANSI standard, but also a wide range of application standards. An extensive array of additional reporting tools is also provided with every verifier.

The Axicon 15000 is powered solely from the USB2 port of a computer – no additional power is required. This means that the Axicon 15000 is highly portable when used in conjunction with a laptop computer.

The Axicon 15000 is well suited for verifying smaller barcodes including retail point of sale (consumer unit) barcodes and also 2D barcodes such as Datamatrix, QR Code etc.

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Motorola Mobile Couponing – Infographic

Posted October 23, 2014

These days, paper coupons being used in stores or restaurants are dwindling. More and more customers have turned to using  their smartphones to take advantage of coupons they have received in their emails or that they have found online for their discounts.  It is important to find the right barcode scanner that can read barcodes from these mobile devices at your point of sale in order to keep your retail business relevant with this growing trend. This infographic is a quick overview of the key Motorola mobile couponing scanners and their main features to get you started finding the right unit for your needs.

Motorola Scanners - Mobile Couponing

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Introduction to the New Motorola Symbol TC70

Posted October 21, 2014

Motorola’s new Symbol TC70 is a leading enterprise-grade mobile device designed to empower workers in any environment. With a host of features and durable construction, it’s flexibility makes it the perfect companion for a wide range of applications from retail to warehousing and manufacturing.


Motorola Introduces Symbol TC70 Enterprise-Class Android Mobile Device

Posted October 21, 2014

tc70The newest entry in Motorola‘s line of enterprise-grade handheld Android devices, the Symbol TC70 features Android’s KitKat (4.2.2) operating system and Extensions (Mx), a series of features that provide security, device management and more to transform Android into a true enterprise-class OS. The TC70 is rugged and ready for all-day, everyday enterprise use and delivers a new dimension of intelligence to the front lines of today’s enterprises by enabling powerful and flexible data entry, data capture and audio communications.

Designed for today’s most advanced solutions, the TC70 blends a 4.7-inch HD display and an all-touch, worker-friendly interface as well as an embedded 1D/2D scanner and 8 MP camera. A flexible array of accessories and the ability to draw on an ever-expanding library of enterprise applications ensures that the TC70 offers unsurpassed return on investment and will meet customer needs for years to come.

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Tech Tips: Endorsement, Slip, and Validation Printing

Posted October 17, 2014

2014-10-17_1619The standard thermal receipt printer that populates most POS checkout lanes today is a single function device for making simple receipts. While this may fill the needs of a basic POS system, there are several types of additional printing that some printers can do for applications that need to also print on checks, return slips, prescriptions or other types of documentation.

The multi-function printers come in a variety of sizes and types with essentially 3 additional types of printing beyond the standard receipt printer.

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6 Tips for Purchasing a Verifier

Posted October 17, 2014

2014-10-17_1349Compared to a standard barcode scanner, verifiers are more technically advanced devices and choosing an appropriate one for your needs requires some very specific concerns. Where a barcode scanner’s only goal is to simply read the barcode and transmit the embedded data, verifiers are analyzing and grading the actual print quality of the barcode. Most businesses never need to get into the nitty gritty of verification but for those that are distributing their products to other vendors like Walmart or the DOD there are heavy fines for sending barcodes that do not meet very requirements.

Verifiers not only are more technically advanced than regular scanners they also carry a much heftier price tag. These 6 tips will help guide you to a verifier that will meet your needs and get the most on your investment.

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BarcodesInc recognized by Honeywell as 2014 Scanning Partner of the Year

Posted October 17, 2014

BarcodesInc Honeywell Scanning Partner of the Year 2014 AwardBarcodesInc announced today that it was named 2014 Scanning Partner of the Year by Honeywell Scanning & Mobility during its fifth North America Partner Event, a meeting between automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) industry leaders and partners held in Dallas, Texas.

Honeywell honored leading partners in various award categories, judged on innovation, year-over-year business growth and the ability to integrate new and emerging technology into their customer solutions.

This award adds to the dozens of awards and recognitions BarcodesInc has received for its superior performance and customer service.

BarcodesInc creates solutions using Honeywell barcode scanners and Honeywell mobile computers for customers of all sizes in industries ranging from retail to healthcare to transportation and logistics.

“All of this year’s award winners are recognized for their outstanding commitment to serving and supporting our mutual customers. Their exceptional attention toward building solutions based on Honeywell Scanning & Mobility products and services has created immense value for our customers, resulting in impressive growth in our competitive marketplace,” said Ian Snadden, VP & GM, Americas, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “I applaud and thank all of our partners for their outstanding business efforts and look forward to continued collaboration and success in the coming year.”

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Musical Barcode Tattoos

Posted October 17, 2014

We’ve seen a lot of interesting applications for barcodes but this might be one of the most interesting uses. In the video below you can see how artist Dmitry Morozov took his  8″ x 3″ barcode tattoo and turned it into music.  He modded a scanner with two black-line sensors, a stepper motor, and a Nintendo Wii remote to ‘read’ his tattoo and convert it into sound. The length of each bar dictates the duration of the sound and if he moves his arm, the Wii’s accelerometer detects the shift and distorts the tone. Definitely one of the most experimental uses of barcodes in art we’ve come across.


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