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POS-X’s New ION Linear 2 Handheld Scanner

Posted February 23, 2017

POS-X has announced the next generation of their cost effective ION series 1D barcode scanner, the ION Linear 2. The all new ION Linear 2 features a 4.9′ drop spec with a refined gun style grip, improved housing, and trigger durability.

The ION Linear 2 strikes the perfect balance of performance and price. This no-nonsense 1D barcode scanner offers outstanding durability , speed and scan distance. Plug and play right out of the box, the ION Linear 2 is ideal for light t o medium duty applications . The optional stand enables hands-free scanning, freeing up space while adding functionality to your business.

“Entry level barcode scanners of today don’t need to be limited to just CCD contact scanners,” states Oscar Alvidrez, Director of Channel at POS-X. “We are excited to bring to market an extremely capable scanner which offers class leading performance and warranty service.


Ruckus Expands 802.11AC Wave 2 Offering with ZoneFlex R610 and T610

Posted February 22, 2017

Ruckus ZoneFlex T610 Access PointRuckus announced the addition of two new access points (APs) to the ZoneFlex family—the ZoneFlex R610 indoor AP and the ZoneFlex T610 outdoor AP. Both products are based on the IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 standard featuring multi-user MIMO technology, which optimizes airtime efficiency to client devices and increases aggregate network throughput in dense indoor or outdoor deployments.

“The Ruckus ZoneFlex R610 AP enables secure, rock-solid connections whether you are streaming audio or video, transacting payments, keeping in touch via social media, or just browsing the web,” said Denton Meier, CTO, Firefly Technologies, a Ruckus partner based in Washington. “We have been using the R610s in two high-use gym locations and the local Pybus Public Market.

The 3×3 802.11ac Wave 2 APs provide dual concurrent streams to handle the influx of connections at these demanding locations. From Netflix, YouTube and Spotify at the gym locations, to Facebook, Instagram and Square transactions at the Public Market, these units haven’t missed a beat. Our clients love that they just work, and we love that we don’t need a truck roll.”

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Panasonic Introduces Toughpad FZ-A2 Fully Rugged 10.1” Android Tablet

Posted February 16, 2017

Panasonic has announced their new fully rugged 10.1″ FZ-A2 Android Toughpad, the latest addition to its Toughbook family. Equipped with powerful enterprise class features, the FZ-A2 comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and Android for Work’s enterprise security built-in.

At just under two pounds, the FZ-A2 tablet is light weight for easy portability and has been certified by an independent third party testing lab to meet MIL-STD-810G certification to ensure unmatched durability. The FZ-A2 offers protection from drops of up to five feet1 and has achieved an IP65 rating for protection from dust and water.

Equipped with an 800 nit, 10-point capacitive touchscreen display, the FZ-A2 tablet provides bright, crisp imagery in any condition whether workers are using their mobile devices in an indoor hospitality environment or outdoors in the field. Additionally, its screen can be used with or without gloves to capture signatures or other annotations in direct sunlight or even in the rain. The FZ-A2 tablet is also equipped with an 8MP rear camera for high-quality, professional image capture.

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Avery Weigh-Tronix ZT350 Mobile Dimensioning Device

Posted February 14, 2017

Avery Weigh-Tronix has just launched their new ZT350, a high precision legal for trade digital tape measure, which records, stores and transmits dimensional data. By capturing precise and detailed dimensions in any location, the ZT350 has been created to help optimize processes and profit margins for small parcel and freight operations.

High precision, affordable solution

The compact, robust device is available at a fraction of the price of other digital dimensioning tools on the market today. The ZT350 is a smart device, with the ability to store data internally or to transmit to a PC or other mobile device via Bluetooth connectivity.

With a 9 foot tape, the ZT350 is suitable for most small parcel and freight measuring requirements. Legal for trade at 0.1 inch divisions.

A easy to read color OLED display, integrated scanner, rechargeable Li-ion battery and components that can be replaced in the field make this a convenient yet cost effective dimensioning solution.
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Zebra’s New DS8100 Healthcare Series

Posted February 10, 2017

Healthcare professionals have a noble but challenging occupation – taking proper care of patients while juggling administrative duties critical to positive patient outcomes. So, when it comes to providing patient care and comfort, settling for anything but the best isn’t an option. That’s why Zebra is introducing the DS8100-HC (Healthcare) Series: a difference-making imager purpose-built to assist healthcare professionals with improving the quality and efficiency of patient care.

The DS8100-HC Series combines performance, adaptability, and manageability so healthcare professionals can perform their data capture tasks accurately and more productively without disturbing their patients. From medication administration to specimen collection, admitting and inventory and dietary management, the DS8100-HC Series is the ideal solution to enhance patient safety, the productivity of staff members and the efficiency of point-of-care operations.

Key Features

  • Unparalleled Performance on Virtually Every Barcode in Any Condition
  • First-of-its-kind Housing Offers Maximum Protection Against the Spread of Infection
  • Flexible User-Selectable Feedback Including Night Mode with Vibrate
  • Continuous 24 Hour Scanning
  • Exclusive Battery Charge Gauge
  • Choice Of Compact USB Powered Cradles
  • Doubles as a Workstation Lamp
  • FIPS 140-2 Certified
  • Apple Certified for iPads and iPhones
  • Easy Application Development

Windows CE and Windows Embedded Handheld End of Life Cycle

Posted February 7, 2017

There is no need to panic just yet but any business that is currently using devices with Windows CE or Windows Embedded Handheld should start to plan for the future. Starting in 2018 through 2020, Microsoft is phasing out support of their Windows Embedded Operating Systems you find on many mobile devices. Windows-based OS are very common especially in the case of more rugged handheld devices, so as you replace these devices you will want to consider changing to some of the alternate OS to future-proof your investment.

  • June 10, 2018 – Windows Embedded CE 6.0 will be End of Life
  • June 9, 2019 –  Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld will be End of Life
  • January 14, 2020 – Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 will be End of Life

3 years till 2020 isn’t really that far away. Preparing your upgrade strategy now will prevent a lot of headaches later and won’t slow down your business.

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AirTrack S2 Helps County of Greenwood (SC) Sheriff Department’s Capture Data from Driver’s License in the Field

Posted February 3, 2017

The County of Greenwood (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Department is to provide for the safety and protection of the citizens and businesses of Greenwood County through proven full service law enforcement practices, including both reactive and proactive responses to criminal activity, to ensure that public interests and constitutionally guaranteed liberties are protected and that the judicial process is followed according to law. In order to provide the best data to their patrol officers, they needed a way to scan a driver’s license and look up any associated records from out in the field.

Barcodes, Inc. recommended the AirTrack S2 to scan the 2D barcodes off of driver’s licenses. The S2 is a fast, precise and nimble barcode scanner that offers omnidirectional reading and is rugged enough to withstand repeated drops from 5 feet to concrete. Since most driver’s licenses are equipped with both 1D and 2D barcodes, the S2 is ideal for its ability to read both symbologies. Additionally, the S2 can be configured to parse specific driver’s license information based on what data the patrol office wants to capture (i.e. name, driver’s license number, address, birthdate, etc.). The data is then parsed into the department’s software program to look up information on the individual, such as previous records, outstanding warrants, and other information. In order to protect their investment, the Sheriff’s department invested in AirTrack service contracts to protect their devices from defects and normal wear and tear.

To learn more about AirTrack, our Government solutions, or driver’s license parsing, contact one of our representatives.

 


Driver’s License Barcodes Decoded

Posted February 1, 2017

dlscanArguably the most common of form of ID, driver’s licenses are used any time we need to confirm who we are and more often than not, how old we are. If you take a look at the backside of your ID you’ll find a rectangular black and white pattern know as a PDF417 barcode. It may not look like your standard barcode but that PDF417 code contains all the information on the front of your ID in a single code.

PDF417 is a type of 2D barcode that is capable of storing much more information than the standard 1D code you find on products at the grocery store. You may be familiar with QR Codes that you’ve scanned with your phone. Both are types of 2D codes that can be read with a 2D Imager barcode scanner.

Many businesses are using the barcode on your ID and a 2D Imager like the AirTrack S2 to quickly verify your age or capture your basic info to make signing up for a service quicker. The only real snag with the barcode on your license is that every state doesn’t organize the information in the code the same way. The advantage here is that you cannot change the information in the barcode and to create a fake one requires knowing exactly how each state encodes the data. If the barcode isn’t created properly, it won’t read properly.

With the AirTrack S2 scanner you can scan the code on the back of a driver’s licenses from any state to verify someone’s age quickly and accurately due to the scanner’s ability to parse all the data correctly for you. Since each state organizes the data differently the parsing software on the scanner outputs the data you need, in the order you need it, regardless of what state you are dealing with. It’s actually faster than looking at the ID.

Given how simple it is to get up and running, not using a scanner for age verification/customer info just doesn’t add up anymore. With a simple scan you can completely avoid fraudulent ID usage and save your business from legal issues, errors, and lost revenue.


Elo and Star Introduce New Fully Integrated mPOS Solution

Posted January 24, 2017

The fully integrated POS solution works right out of the box and has all the features that merchants demand. The Elo I-Series Android Digital display is paired with Elo’s new mPOS Printer Stand with innovative housing for the Star TSP100III and TSP650II printers. The flip stand houses an optional expansion module with I/O ports that enable support for multiple POS peripherals. This mPOS solution’s space-saving design is ideal for small counter spaces with integrated cable management and a clutter-free appearance. Both Star’s TSP100III and TSP650II printer series offer a variety of interface options with simple set-up and high-speed receipt printing.

“Elo’s new mPOS printer stand with a unique flip design effortlessly converts the employee facing cash register into a customer facing display or a self-service kiosk,” said Sonal Apte, senior director of product management at Elo. “Elo continues to solve the challenge of using consumer devices at the point of sale.  Working with Star – an industry leader in printers – and eMobilePOS – with their award winning software – we’re able to deliver a complete solution with optimal flexibility for customers.”

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New York Unified Court System Uses AirTrack S1 for Document Tracking

Posted January 24, 2017

The New York Unified Court System handles misdemeanors and lesser offenses. The Court also conducts arraignments and preliminary hearings for felonies across five boroughs of New York. Equally important is their responsibility to track documents, such as public records, criminal case records, and judgements. Losing records can have a major impact on criminal cases, as well as increase costs and time associated with having to re-try cases where records were misplaced. New York Courts was looking for a way to track documents in their repository and check those records in and out.

Barcodes, Inc. recommended the AirTrack S1 to scan the 1D barcodes that were labeled on each document. The S1 is a small, lightweight, and reliable 1D barcode scanner that is capable of withstanding repeated drops from 5 feet to concrete. It also comes equipped with a gooseneck stand that NY Courts found advantageous for their employees to conduct hands-free scanning. After testing the AirTrack S1 with their proprietary software, NY Courts found that for the price point, the scanner couldn’t be beat. Therefore, they decided to roll out the AirTrack devices to all of their boroughs. Since implementing the solution, they have received positive feedback from their workers on the hands-free capability and ability to quickly find records, thus saving tens of hours each week.

To learn more about AirTrack or our Government solutions, contact one of our representatives.


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