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Top Ten Cashless Countries Around the World

Posted October 16, 2017

Sooner rather than later carrying cash around with you is going to be a way of the past. According to Mark Bolsom a business development director at Moneymailme “Consumers want to pay in the most convenient way for them, so with debit and credit cards so easy to carry around, and with the growing popularity of e-wallets, holding cash is simply not at the forefront of consumers’ minds any longer.”

Canada came in at the top of the list of the top cashless countries as the average Canadian carries two credit cards each, instead of having high levels of contactless cards. In Second came Sweden “Sweden is proof that a move to a cashless economy is not just a concept but very nearly reality. With electronic payments making up 95 percent of all retail transactions, it’s clear that in no time at all Sweden will have phased out cash altogether.” Bolsom Said.

To learn more visit realbusiness.co.uk for the full article. And read Mark Bolsom’s article on why it’s time to adapt to the cashless economy.

You can take a look below to see how the rest of the top 10 came out.

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State of the Art Desktop Printer, Zebra’s ZD620

Posted October 13, 2017

zd620-1The ZD620 delivers in print quality, productivity, application flexibility, and management simplicity. This is Zebra’s next generation of thermal transfer desktop printers. The ZD620 replaces the GX Series and the ZD500 printers rising above other conventional desktop printers with premium print quality and state of the art of features. With field-installable connectivity and media handling options allow you to purchase what you need today, while giving you the flexibility to add new features on site to meet tomorrow’s needs.

Zebra’s ZD620 allows you monitor and manage your printer from the cloud giving you unsurpassed management simplicity. The desktop printer delivers best-in-class print speeds 8 inches per second at 203 dpi output and 6 inches per second at a 300 dpi output. The ZD620 can lower your costs with a high capacity ribbon by having an intelligent dual-ribbon handling that allows the printer to accept either 74m (244 ft.) or high capacity 300m (984 ft) ribbons. The 300m ribbon can reduce ribbon changes by 75% for fewer workflow interruptions.

ZD620 Features and Benefits:

  • Print Width: 4.09 in./104 mm for 203 dpi, 4.27 in./108 mm for 300 dpi
  • Maximum Print Speed: 8 in./203 mm per second (203 dpi), 6 in./152 mm per second (300 dpi)
  • Communication Methods: USB v2.0 (Standard), Bluetooth Low Energy (Standard), RS-232 Serial (Standard), 10/100 Ethernet (Standard), Wireless: 802.11ac with Bluetooth 4.1 (Factory installed option).
  • Print Resolution:  203 dpi/8 dots per mm, Optional 300 dpi/12 dots per mm.
  • Media Sensors: Full width, moveable reflective/black mark sensor; Multi-position transmissive/gap sensor.

 

For any questions or a quote on any of your printing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


An Enterprise Hybrid Device, Honeywell’s ScanPal EDA50

Posted October 11, 2017

scanpalThe ScanPal EDA50 will bring an exceptional user experience that provides real-time visibility into business-critical information. Workers on the retail floor will have the ability to access, as well as capture and send crucial business information in real time.

The Honeywell mobile computer is also an effective unified communications tool for healthcare professionals. Comes with ability to support Voice over Internet Protocol phone calls over hospitals’ wireless networks allowing you to save cost on cellular contracts.

The ScanPal EDA50 has an ergonomic easy-to-use modern touchscreen design with the latest advances in modern mobile technology. This mobile computer is designed to withstand heavy use and users can count on ample battery life for a full shift through superior battery management.

Features and Benefits:

  • Powerful Platform: An Industry leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU enables fast access to business-critical applications.
  • Large Touchscreen Display: Large, 5in (12.7) Corning Gorilla capacitive touchscreen is readable both indoors and outdoors, and works when used with wet hands.
  • Lightweight, Ergonomic Design: Lightweight design offering the user the perfect combination of durability, comfort, convenience and portability. Small enough to fit conveniently into a pocket.
  • Drop Specifications: 4ft (1.2M)
  • Long Battery Life: Featuring small battery technology, the ScanPal EDA50 device can power through a full shift and beyond.
  • Multiple-Device Connectivity: ScanPal EDA50 devices can be easily connected to multiple devices, enabling support for more use cases and applications.
  • VoIP Support: The ScanPal EDA50 device supports Voice over Internet Protocol over a wireless network.
  • IP54

For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile computing needs please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Honeywell’s PB Series: Rugged Mobile Printers

Posted October 10, 2017

PB Series

Built to survive in the world of mobility demands, Honeywell’s PB series, rugged mobile printers will help your organization improve mobile productivity and efficiency. It’s just what you need for demanding applications in distribution, warehouse, in-store retail, and enterprise asset management.

The PB series is available in three different sizes capable of printing labels from 2-4 inches and with an adjustable media holder, the PB series can print receipts too. With its highly adaptable design, workers can easily change tasks without changing equipment. The rugged design of the PB22, PB32, and PB50 mobile printer means dependable performance- day after day.

Features and Benefits:

Flexible Media Options (2-4 inches print width)

  • Fast 4 ips (101.6 mm/sec) print speed and time-to-first-label drive worker productivity and accuracy.
  • 5ft (1.5m) drop spec and IP54 seal rating
  • Sophisticated sensors and intuitive LCD display minimize wasted time troubleshooting
  • Secure wire and wireless communication options (Bluetooth, WLAN, USB, and serial)
  • Unique design elements such as label gap and label take sensors help maintain productivity while reducing waste.

 


Zebra’s DS2200, a Series of Handheld Imagers

Posted October 9, 2017

ds2200The DS200 Series are an affordable set of scanners that have an ease of use and management simplicity your business requires. The scanners come with default settings that are optimized for a majority of scanning applications allowing you to use the DS2200 scanners out of the box with no configuration needed.  Just plug the scanner into your Point of Sale and the auto-host detect cables will automatically identify the interface and connect the imager for a simple and reduced setup time.

The Zebra set of scanners can scan all 1D and 2D barcodes printed or displayed on a customers’ mobile device. The DS2200 series comes in two options, the corded DS2208 and the cordless DS2278. With omni-directional scanning users never have to line up the scanner with the barcode for it to scan. Lastly with Zebra’s PRZM Intelligent Imaging users can capture barcodes regardless of condition even if they are dirty, scratched, damaged, or poorly printed.

DS2200 Features:

  • Builds off the success of Zebra’s bestselling LS2208 1D scanner
  • Point and shoot simplicity
  • Adds 2D imaging at an outstanding value to any business
  • Instant decoding with PRZM Intelligent Imaging
  • Purpose-built to be easy to deploy,easy to use and easy to manage
  • Corded & cordless models available
  • Easy Integration with a Tablet-based POS
  • Guaranteed full shift battery power
  • Easiest pairing on the planet
  • Easily Customize Settings with 123Scan

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Sato’s CL4NX Industrial Thermal Printer

Posted October 6, 2017

CL4NX Printer
With its solid construction, the CL4NX industrial printer makes label printing easy in the most demanding printing applications. Printer setups, operation and maintenance are supremely easy and intuitive. All models features a large 3.5” full color LCD, LED indicator, and universal icons making it clear to any operator the printer’s status and when attention is needed.

Its durable design makes it suited for applications used in compliance labeling, shipping/ receiving, asset management, WMS, logistic tracking, and retail labeling and tracking. It has print solution ranging from 203, 305, or 609 dpi and print speed up to 10 ips (inches per seconds).

Sato also provides training videos to show you how to reload media, replace the thermal ribbon or do basic maintenance tasks on your CLNX Series thermal printer.

For any questions or a quote on any of your printing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

 


Infographic: Honeywell’s Battery Free Barcode Scanners

Posted October 5, 2017

Honeywell’s Voyager 1202g-bf and Xenon 1902g-bf both incorporate the latest in battery-free technology, all while offering the freedom of Bluetooth wireless technology and without the long recharge time associated with traditional batteries. Both Scanners deliver aggressive barcode scanning performance even on poor quality or damaged barcodes.

The Voyager 1202g-bf Bluetooth technology allows the user the freedom to move around up to 33 feet away from the base in the right environment. It’s an ideal scanner for applications where occasional wireless scanning is a need. Voyager is a plug-and-play scanner that features a multi-interface design with automatic interface detection.

The Xenon 1902g-bf offers fast and accurate scanning from up to 33 feet away from the base without the recharge time, expense, and environmental impact of a battery. An ideal scanner for applications centered around POS, workstations, and counters.
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Datalogic: PowerScan 9100 Series

Posted October 4, 2017

datalogic-1 Datalogic expands the PowerScan family with the new PowerScan 9100 linear imagers. New technology combined with product reliability that provides an innovative green laser-like system that generates a well-defined illumination line and guarantees better performances of laser reading. The scanners implement the strength, robustness and ergonomics that is needed in a warehouse environment. The PowerScan 9100 series is the perfect match in the most demanding enviornment such as quality control, in-line inventory, material picking, and shipping/receiving.

PBT 9100
Perfect for warehouse and distribution centers: Shipping and Receiving, pallet tracking, order processing, quality and inventory control.
Key Features:
• Datalogic’s new linear imaging technology
• Bluetooth 3.0 Class 1 compliant
• Datalogic’s 3GL™ (Three Green Lights) and loud beeper for good-read feedback
• User replaceable Lithium-Ion battery
• Operates over a wide range of temperatures
• Decoding Capability up to 2.5 mils
• EASEOFCARE Service Plans offer a wide range of service options to protect your investment, ensuring maximum productivity and ROI

PD9130
The PD9130 reader has an ergonomic shape with well-balanced weight providing optimal operator comfort during scan-intensive operations. The green scanning line has been proven to be the most comfortable color solution for the operator’s eyes.
Key Features:
• Datalogic’s new linear imaging technology
• Datalogic’s 3GL technology for multiple good read feedback
• Reads up to 2.5 mils codes
• Built-in multiple interfaces (RS-232, Keyboard Wedge and USB)
• Ergonomic shape provides hours of tireless data collection for the user
• Front window replaceable in-field
• EASEOFCARE Service Plans offer multiple solutions for 3 or 5 year coverage

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Infographic: Epson Point of Sale Printers

Posted October 3, 2017

Epson’s Mobilink P60II and TM- T88VI allows you to print directly from any mobile device and server. With the mobile connectivity, makes it easy to add web and mobile POS services to a traditional PC- based POS system.

The Mobilink P60II provides you the features to print on the go, it is designed to meet the needs of both retail and hospitality receipt printing.

Epson’s TM-T88VI’s compact desktop design is perfect for use in restaurants, bars and other commercial business.

Check out the main features below.

Epson - Point of Sale Printers


Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Mandate

Posted October 2, 2017

healthcare-2dWhat you need to know?

On November 27, 2013, Congress enacted the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), which includes the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The DSCSA outlines steps to build an electronic system to identify, track and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed in the United States. This legislation was enacted in order to transform the pharmaceutical supply chain through serialization and improve patient safety.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, re-packagers and pharmacies have been required to implement lot-level management since 2015. Starting in November 2017, phase II of the DSCSA implementation requires manufacturers and re-packagers to serialize packages of drug products using a GS1 product identifier (either GTIN or NDC), serial number, lot number and expiration date, and embed this information into a 2D Datamatrix barcode. In November 2019, wholesalers must accept only serialized products and must verify unique product identifiers. By November 2020, pharmacists must meet the same requirements. Lastly, by November 2023, all information will be required to be made available that would allow supply chain partners to trace the ownership back to the initial manufacturer or re-packager.

What does a DSCSA solution do?

Our DSCSA hardware and software solution is focused on developing a traceability solution that incorporates transaction management, repository of historical snapshots of data for retrieval, and detects exceptions and provides easy to use visibility to traceability data in a matter of seconds.

What are the benefits of DSCSA?

Besides being in compliance, patients and supply chain companies are able to take advantage of the benefits of DSCSA, such as:

  • Improved patient safety and care
  • Compliance with serialization requirements helps move the industry ahead with better traceability and accountability for the origin, chain of custody, delivery, and availability of authentic, original prescription drugs
  • Improved accessibility to patients for the drugs they need and assurance that they are exactly the drugs prescribed by their physicians
  • Reduction of counterfeit drugs by having serialized identifiers
  • Maintaining profits for the industry providers against counterfeit products
  • Enables quick and accurate recalls of drugs, if needed
  • Increased efficiency throughout the supply chain by optimizing inventory tracking through serialization

What do I need to be in compliance?

Converting manufacturing lines from lot-based to unit-based serialization represents an investment in software and hardware. Barcode scanners and barcode label printers are a necessity to print and scan a GS1 2D Datamatrix barcode label. Wireless networking is an option for manufacturers looking to future-proof their operations. While all facilities present different challenges, service providers like Barcodes, Inc. can provide a consultation to ensure all the technology is identified and implemented in accordance to compliance regulations.

While the deadline remains the same, the FDA has issued a one year reprieve, meaning that the agency will not take action against manufacturers who do not affix or imprint the product identifier to their packages until after November 26, 2018.

To learn more about the DSCSA drug tracing mandate or to get a free consultation on a drug tracing hardware and software solution, reach out to one of our Barcodes, Inc. representatives.


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