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Bluetooth Scanners Help with those Hard to Reach Items

Posted December 1, 2011

Motorola LS3578-ER barcode scanners
Eastman Gelatine, a division of Kodak, needed help scanning inventory on the top shelf of a new addition to their warehouse. They wanted a long range scanner that could wirelessly connect to their mobile computers, giving their workers more freedom and mobility. BarcodesInc recommended Motorola LS3578-ER scanners with Bluetooth connectivity. Eastman Gelatine decided to go with the scanners and forklift cradle kits on a trial basis, with intent to roll it out to their entire warehouse and complete their solution.

Sales Associate: Andrew Hall

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Clothing Chain Selects Socket Barcode Scanners and Apple iPads for Retail Point of Sale

Posted November 30, 2011

Socket Cordless Hand Scanner 7 Series ScannerSocket Mobile announced the selection of the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 by Haruyama Trading Company, a specialty clothing chain in Japan that has pioneered the use of nanotechnology in products such as waterproof business suits and H1N1 swine flu-resistant clothing.

Haruyama Trading Company represents the first volume customer for the Socket CHS that is using the barcode scanner with the Apple iPad in the retail industry.

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Supermarket Chain Feeds Sales With Star Receipt Printers

Posted November 30, 2011

Shrinking margins, growing competition, and increased consumer demand for a better in-store experience rank among the many challenges faced by retailers these days. The good news: technology—including printers from Star Micronics–can play a pivotal role in overcoming these obstacles and attaining key goals.

That’s what one independent supermarket chain based in the Northeastern U.S. discovered when it deployed 29 kiosks comprised of Star Micronics’ TSP847U thermal printers, 37-inch TekPanel kiosk heads, and Custom Laser, Inc. Powder Coated Steel Kiosk Stands in all 16 of its stores and at corporate headquarters. The kiosks run the ShoptoCook software application, which supplied and implemented the bundled solution.

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Vehicle Mounted Warehouse Management

Posted November 22, 2011

LXE 8650 Ring ScannersLXE Thor Vehicle Mount Terminals
Visual Comfort, a designer lighting manufacturer, was moving their inventory to a larger warehouse and needed a better solution for tracking their assets. BarcodesInc combined LXE Thor vehicle mounted computers with LXE Bluetooth ring scanners for the first phase of their roll-out. They began using this combination to maintain a live inventory of lamp and lighting parts that are shipped out to assembly plants as well as consumers looking for spare parts. The wireless mobility of this new solution greatly improved the efficiency of their tracking methods as well as eliminated past manual errors.

Account Manager: Gabe Yocum

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Streamlining Field Service

Posted November 22, 2011

Topaz Signature Lite 1x5Citizen CMP-10 portable printers
Southeastern Cable needed an on-premise invoicing and receipt solution for its cable installers. They were tired of the handwritten work orders and receipts they were dealing with and wanted to keep track of their jobs digitally. BarcodesInc was chosen to create a solution to make that happen. We paired Topaz signature capture pads and software with Citizen portable printers to overhaul and streamline their system. Now, a signature is captured on-location when a job is completed and it is recorded via software. A receipt is then printed and given to the customer for their records. This solution will help Southeastern Cable accurately track work orders and keep digital records while saving time and eliminating errors from their old manual process.

Sales Engineer: Mark Schweikle

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Puma uses Datalogic Mobile’s Elf PDA to Help Run Its Warehouse

Posted November 18, 2011

PUMA is one of the world’s leading sport lifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. The Salzburg Branch of Puma in Austria handles inventory management for Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The 154 subsidiaries in these countries are connected to over 500 operators at the central office in Salzburg.

In order to meet the demands of the significant number of subsidiaries, inventory volumes are enormous at the warehouse in Salzburg. Management of all the operations needed to handle the goods, such as stock transfers, picking, goods output, inventory management and quality inspections, were becoming more and more difficult with the outdated system the company was using. Therefore, the Salzburg branch of Puma started to look for a new system that could handle large volumes quickly and efficiently.

Puma found the characteristics it was looking for in the Datalogic Elf. Certified with IP64 industrial protection class, the Elf is a very robust device, an essential feature in harsh warehouse environments. It also has extensive RAM, scans quickly with no errors and transfers collected data in real time. “Datalogic Mobile and its partner, advised us very well, offering us the Elf, which fully satisfied our requirements, all at a low cost to us!”

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Streamlining Soldier Data Capture for the US Military

Posted November 1, 2011

Overview

Industry:
Military

Application:
Develop a mobile physical data collection system using the Motorola MC75 with MSI netbooks that will be used to determine soldier injury risk factors and help prevent future injuries

Product Solution:
Motorola MC75, MSI Netbook

Solution Provider:
Jaret Willard

United States Army Medical Department is developing a mobile physical data collection system that will be used to determine soldier injury risk factors and help prevent future injuries.

Executive Summary

The US Army Medical Department was in search of a paperless system to quickly collect data in a physical evaluation setting and determine soldier injury risk. BarcodesInc working in connection with Move2Perform, a company that developed injury calculation software, was able to create a physical evaluation software and soldier information survey using the Motorola MC75 and MSI netbook computers. The information collected was able to be imported into the Move2Perform software and give the Army accurate risk factors for each soldier in the study. The end result was that soldiers were placed in roles that would not result in the injury they were at a greater risk for and exercise techniques could be provided to strengthen vulnerable areas of the individual’s body.

The Business Challenge

Currently all new recruits to the US Military complete a basic entry physical evaluation on paper forms, but there is not an effective way to utilize these results to benefit each soldier.

Researchers at the US Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston reached out to BarcodesInc for assistance in finding a solution that could prevent future injuries to soldiers by collecting information during physical evaluations, and using that information to recognize risk factors for potential injury to different areas of the body.

The solution needed to be expandable to multiple locations and time saving over the current paper process.

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Real-Time Delivery Confirmation for Tricor

Posted November 1, 2011

Overview

Industry:
Package Tracking

Application:
Use of the Unitech PA500 mobile device and Zebra RW420 portable printer for delivery confirmation

Product Solution:
Unitech PA500 and Zebra RW420 printer

Solution Provider:
Gary Seiko

Executive Summary

Tricor Courier and Cargo wanted to automate and expand their capabilities in delivery services. They were in need of a paperless confirmation solution consisting of a mobile computer for signature capture as well as a portable printer for on-location receipt confirmation for their customers.

The Business Challenge

Tricor came to BarcodesInc seeking a solution to automate and streamline live package tracking and confirmation with a limited paper trail. The issue that they faced was that many of their paper delivery notifications were getting misplaced, leaving them with nothing to give to the customer. They needed a mobile computer to automatically update their server after every delivery route was completed, showing confirmation and signature capture as well as provide the customer with a physical receipt. A successful solution would be rolled out to all 50 of their drivers, each with numerous routes in the South San Francisco area.

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Honeywell Scanning for Age Verification at the POS

Posted October 26, 2011

Overview

Industry:
Retail, Convenience Store

Application:
Age and identity verification, POS presentation scanning

Product Solution:
Honeywell Imaging and Mobility’s 4600r Retail Presentation Scanner

Honeywell’s 2D Technology Enables Automatic Age, ID Verification at Byrne Dairy Convenience Stores

Executive Summary

Byrne Dairy needed a reliable image scanning solution that could work in conjunction with its existing point-of-sale (POS) system and enable high-performance presentation scanning, plus automatic age and identity verification, to improve customer service.

The Business Challenge

Sonbyrne Sales/Byrne Dairy has 58 convenience stores across Upstate New York. For nearly 40 years, cashiers at Byrne Dairy have manually keyed in all point-of-sale transactions. And the only way cashiers could verify a customer’s age for the purchase of alcohol and tobacco products was to run their driver’s license through the New York Lottery machine. It was extremely difficult and time-consuming for cashiers to verify out-of-state licenses, since they couldn’t be run through the lottery machine and had to be checked manually.

These manual processes left room for error, so Byrne Dairy began looking into technology that could improve its processes, and ultimately, improve customer service.

“There comes a time when you realize that in order to stay competitive, make employees’ jobs easier and exceed customer expectations, you have to do something new. For Byrne Dairy, it meant investing in technology,” explains Melissa Burke, Finance/IT Manager, Sonbyrne Sales.

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Ruckus Access Points Picked for Resort’s Wireless Infrastructure

Posted October 26, 2011

Zuckus ZoneFlex 7962 Access Points
Jay Peak Resort was opening a new hotel location and needed reliable access points for guest and employee Wi-Fi needs. At the time, they had 20 access points deployed in their first hotel. For the new resort, Jay Peak wanted a fast and stable Wi-Fi service at a lower cost of ownership. BarcodesInc supplied them with Ruckus Wireless access points, the ideal choice – giving them instant configuration and complete control over their stable, secure network.

Sales Engineer: Mark Schweikle

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