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The Zebra Sales Kick-Off 2019: Capture Your Edge

Posted January 29, 2019

We are joining Zebra on their sales kick off in Washington D.C. from Jan 29-30th!

As a premier partner with Zebra we are pleased to be asked to join this event at the Zebra Sales kick off this year.

This internal Zebra event is a unique opportunity to meet with all the Zebra sales representatives in the North and Latin America Region. We will be able to capture and learn about all the latest mobility solutions for distribution, warehouse, voice picking, supply chains, and store and channel management and share them with our valued customers.

Last night we sponsored the Zebra Sales Networking Event to start the kick off for the next few days. Make sure to follow us on our social media to catch all the latest mobility solutions that we encounter!

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RACO is now Barcodes! See Customer Benefits Below.

Posted January 25, 2019

Customer Benefits

Barcodes is proud to announce RACO is now Barcodes! Please read our customer benefits below for more info! Feel free to also contact us if you have any questions!

Business as Usual
RACO’s rebrand to Barcodes simply means you have more resources and support at your disposal. You’ll continue to receive your industry leading sales and support staff. Aside from a new email address for your dedicated Account Manager, it is business as usual.

Customer Service
We are, first and foremost, customer-focused and measure our success by how well we deliver quality solutions that meet each customer’s unique needs. We dedicate an Account Executive or Account Manager to every managed account. Complete customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Integration Services
We have the largest professional services team in the industry. Our deployment and installation services manage device roll outs from cradle to grave. With a Midwest configuration office outside Minneapolis, MN and services offices across North America, we enable you to realize the full value of your technology through dedicated, efficient deployment management, full service onsite installation and training, and lifecycle support so that your teams have immediate and full use of their mission critical devices.

TrueSupport
This platinum support service provides you with guaranteed help desk access, technical support, and repair management. Our experienced TrueSupport teams maintain many industry certifications to help you triage device issues and manage the repair process for you.

Supplier Relationships
Barcodes holds premier partner relationships with all the top brands and has close working relationships with many of the OEM engineering teams. These relationships enable us to deliver inventory ahead of competitors, offer the best technologies available in the industry, provide quick fixes to device issues even if it requires engineering support, and offer competitive pricing for small to large projects while maintaining industry-leading service and support.

Digital Platform
Our customers have access to the most robust digital platform in the industry. Our online platform consists of our website for secure ordering, authorized team logins and special pricing, an online portal for returning and tracking devices in services, and asset management software to track assets.

Technical Knowledge
We have deep technical knowledge and industry certifications to help you design, deploy and support your barcoding, RFID and printing solutions.

Experience & Financial Stability
We started in 1994 as a barcode integrator and have grown every year since our founding. We have tens of thousands of active customers, from SMB’s to Fortune 100 clients. Our largest customer accounts for only a few percent of our revenues. We are one of the top 5 partners for all the key brands in barcoding and RFID and we are backed by a top-tier private equity fund with capital for investment.


RACO is now Barcodes- FAQs

Posted January 25, 2019

Customer FAQs

Barcodes is proud to announce RACO is now Barcodes! Please read our FAQs below for more info! Feel free to also contact us if you have any questions!

Q: Will the RACO contact information that I have continue to work?
A: The phone information will remain the same as you have now. The email addresses that you have will change to the @barcodesinc.com domain. It is okay if you don’t update to the new email address immediately. The old email address will forward to the new email address for long after this branding change. Emails received from Barcodes will be from the @barcodesinc.com email domain.

Q: Will we need a new W-9 from you?
A: No. The current W-9 is not affected by this branding change.

Q: Will payables made out to RACO Industries still work?
A: Yes. Payable information is not affected by this branding change.

Q: Are we required to have an updated Tax Exemption certificate as a result of this change?
A: No. The current Tax Exemption certificate is not affected by this branding change.

Q: If we need to update our supplier records, who should we contact?
A: The best contact for this information is your Barcodes account executive.


BARCODES, INC. ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT BY ODYSSEY INVESTMENT PARTNERS

Posted January 23, 2019

CHICAGO, January 23, 2019 – Barcodes, Inc. announced today that Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC invested in the Company to acquire it from Cortec Group.  Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Chicago, Barcodes is a leading solution provider of products, software, and services used to automate the supply chain. The Company’s solutions enable businesses to digitally capture and act on data related to their assets, people, and transactions.  Barcodes has historically sold to small and medium-sized businesses, and more recently, is also serving large enterprises in the design, deployment, and support of supply chain automation. The Company’s products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile devices, networking, and related technology peripherals, enable customers to improve productivity and the customer experience in their businesses. To deploy and maintain these devices, Barcodes offers value-added services including system design, configuration, integration, and technical support services. For more information on, please contact us

CEO Daniel Nettesheim and the management team will continue to lead the business under Odyssey’s ownership and have invested in the transaction.  Mr. Nettesheim has been an owner of the business since 2005. 

Mr. Nettesheim said: “The Company continues to provide the latest technology and services to make it easy for our customers to quickly automate and improve their operations and customer experiences. Cortec has played a critical role in funding our investments and helping us to drive strategic growth. We are excited to now partner with Odyssey given their experience and track record of driving growth in market leading companies.”  

Craig Staub, a Managing Principal of Odyssey, said: “Barcodes has built leading platforms in highly fragmented and growing markets, and is led by a deep and experienced leadership team. We are excited to pursue an aggressive growth strategy to capitalize on Barcodes’ unique business model, incorporating industry leading websites, deep technical expertise and value-added professional services.” 

About Barcodes, Inc.  

Barcodes, Inc. with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 20-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. Barcodes has partnered with private equity firms to leverage their capital and experience to drive strategic growth.  

For more information contact:  

Lorna Malja, Marketing Manager 

lmalja@barcodesinc.com

312.582.4893


Best Compact Printer of 2018 – Printek’s FieldPro 541 Series

Posted August 30, 2018

Optimize performance for your workers with the compact, lightweight, and extremely fast printer, the FP541 mobile printer. Whether you’re out in the field, on the road making deliveries, or on a customer’s site, this portable printer is the best choice for 4” receipt, label, tag, and ticket printing. The FP541 can quickly print with print speeds reaching up to 5 inches per second. Has an IP54 rating for water and dust resistance and rated for repeated 6 foot drops to concrete. Built-in emulations of other popular printer brands allows the FP541 to drop-in and replace many existing applications. Printek has fulfilled the business needs of organizations worldwide. Leading the industry with mobile printers designed to improve productivity and increase the return on investment (ROI).

 

Why the FP541 is on top:

  1. Highly reliable and rugged for your everyday use
  2. Latest in battery technology to last a whole shift
  3. Blazing print speed and creates crisp tickets, labels, and receipts
  4. Ideal for store deliveries, police car, fork lifts, public utilities, retail, and more
  5. Wide variety of accessories and mounts for ease of use in your daily operations

Enhance efficiency by improving field transactions and invoicing!

Limited Time Only!

Trade-in any 4” mobile printer for the new FP541 and get $50!

Simple steps to redeem:

  1. Buy a FP541 mobile printer from our site.
  2. Provide the serial number(s) of the mobile printer you want to trade-in. (Please email these serial number(s) to jreynolds@printek.com)
  3. Printek will provide a return authorization number for these printers. Once RA numbers are obtained, you can ship it to Printek.
  4. After trade-in printers are received, Printek will issue a $50 credit or check for each qualifying purchase.

Contact our mobile printer team and learn how you can take advantage of this deal and how the FP541 can help you in your daily operations!


What You Need To Know About The ELD Mandate

Posted August 21, 2018

What is the ELD Mandate?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the final electronic logging device rule — or ELD Mandate. An electronic logging device is used to electronically record a driver’s record of duty status, which replaces the paper logbook for drivers to record their hours of service (HOS) requirements.  Fleets that were equipped with electronic logging technology (AOBRDs) before Dec. 2017 have until Dec. 2019 to ensure compliance with the published specifications.

Benefits of an ELDs:

  • Save driver time by reducing paperwork to ensure it is recorded properly
  • Keep a dispatcher up to date on driver’s status
  • Reduce a hassle of keeping a paper log
  • Easy tracking driver’s HOS
  • Ensure driving segments are recorded from truck’s engine
  • Ease of data transfer from driver to fleet manager where one can see e-logs

Rugged Handhelds:

The FMCSA addressed that rugged handhelds and tablets can be used as long as the system meets the ELD requirements. With the overwhelming adoption of rugged handhelds, truck drivers find them easy to use and easy to track their hours of service while they are on the road.

What are some mobile device options?

While there are hundreds of devices to choose from, here are some of the newest technologies that are ideal for the on-the-go driver:

To learn more about the ELD Mandate or need an ELD solution, reach out to our one of our dedicated account managers.


RFID Printers At-a-Glance

Posted July 27, 2018

Whether you are a retailer, distributor or manufacturer, items are always on the move throughout your facility. Standard fixed RFID readers provide visibility into the inventory ‘at rest’ on your shelves. But you need to also track items as they travel in, through and out of your facility. And with Zebra’s family of RFID Combination Fixed Reader/Antenna solutions, you can. These advanced RFID solutions provide an additional layer of business intelligence that allows you to more tightly manage your inventory to prevent lost sales, stockouts, theft and unplanned downtime on the manufacturing plant floor. There’s an RFID Fixed Combination Reader/Antenna designed for every area of your facility, from your main building entry and exit areas, including the receiving and loading docks, to interior transition points such as the front and back room in a retail store, warehouse and shipping areas in a distribution center, or the warehouse and plant floor in a manufacturing plant. Track assets on the move in your facility to take your competitive advantage to the next level with advanced RFID Fixed Readers.

RFID solutions gives you real-time asset visibility you need to streamline operations, maximize asset utilization and error- proof asset related data.

Check out the Zebra’s line of RFID printers, with these printers you can create small hang tags, case/ pallet labels to photographic quality RFID- enabled ID cards.

RFID Printers

……………..ZT420 RFID                             ZD500R                               ZQ520                                             ZXP Series 7 

Industrial RFID Printer                            Desktop                         Mobile                       ID Card Printer with RFID Encoder

Contact our dedicated account managers to see what the right solution for you! We will be able to give you an assessment to set up an RFID solution that you need.


What You Need to Know About California Prop 65 And How We Can Help!

Posted July 24, 2018

What is California Prop 65?warning

  1. Prop 65 is a proposition that requires all businesses to provide a clear and reasonable warning before exposing individuals in California to any chemical listed by the state for its potential to cause cancer or reproduce toxicity.
  2. The warning must name at least one of the chemicals for which the warning is being provided
  3. Specify the chemicals which is known to cause cancer or reproductive harm
  4. Include a triangular symbol (available for download here) to the left of the warning and the word “WARNING” in all capital letters and bold type
  5. New regulations go into effect August 30, 2018
  6. If a business is found to be in violation of Proposition 65, a court may order the business to stop committing the violation. The business is also subject to civil penalties of up to $2,500 per day for each violation.

Compliance with Prop 65 can be challenging given the complexity of the new requirements, but the best way to manage your company’s Prop 65 liability is to minimize the risk of being sued in the first place.

How Barcodes, Inc. Can Help:

We have the printers, labels and the label software that you need to either print your own Prop 65 warning labels or purchase pre-printed labels and allow us to do the work for you. Click on any of the images to lead you to the products that can help you get in compliance with Prop 65.

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Epson TM-C3500                                DP-1                                   Consumables                  BarTender Label Software
12Color Printer

Feel free to email Alyce Miller at amiller@barcodesinc.com or call 312-765-8855, if you have any questions or need a quote with any of the above.

 


Zebra to Acquire Xplore Technologies – Here Are 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted July 12, 2018

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Zebra and Xplore Technologies corporation announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Xplore.

XplorenetHere are 3 things you need to know about the acquisition:

  1.  Diverse Portfolio – Xplore has established a leading position as an innovative developer of the ultra- rugged tablets, laptops and a range of performance matched accessories. They are designed to withstand the demanding conditions across diverse end markets in oil & gas, manufacturing, military/ government, healthcare, public safety, transportation & logistics, and retail verticals. This is going to give Zebra a more diverse portfolio in rugged mobility.
  2. Leader in Data Capturing – With Zebra continuing to invest in their Enterprise Tablet category, this acquisition further solidifies Zebra’s position as the world leader in Enterprise Mobility.
  3. In-Process – Business is as usual for Zebra and Xplore until the acquisition is complete in Q3 2018.

 

As Zebra continues to grow, Barcodes Inc will still be your number one source to any data capturing mobility products and resource. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our barcode experts and we will be happy to help!

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Don’t Delay, Migrate Today! Why Migrating Sooner Pays

Posted June 4, 2018

There are four big reasons why leading carriers are upgrading their networks to LTE and why you should to- Faster speeds, wider coverage, greater compability, and better reliability. Already, Verizon has started diminishing its 2G/3G service and will begin to decommission its legacy network on Jan 1, 2020. Other carriers are expected to follow.

Investigate why companies are upgrading to LTE, analyze why migrating sooner pays, and explore the strategies that can help ease the transition.

Find out what all this means for you. Watch the video below to find out!

 See why it’s better     Analyze how it fits  Map out strategies

Contact us at ltemigration@barcodesinc.com or call us at 866-349-5964, if you have any questions or need any additional information on how you can upgrade to the new network with ease.


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