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The Quickscan I Scanner Streamlines the Blood Donation Process in Russia

Posted April 25, 2013

Datalogic QuickScan I QD2100 Barcode ScannerThe National Blood Service in Russia assures the supply of high quality blood to medical institutions. This public entity coordinates blood centers all over Russia, making sure the blood donation process, including transportation and storage, is performed correctly. In addition, it assures the proper use of blood components and preparations.

The Challenge
One important part of the blood donation process is collecting data about the donor. The medical assistant must enter pertinent information about the donor and the quantity and quality of the blood collected in an electronic database. In the past, each region of Russia handled its territory’s database separately from the others. However, to assure quality control throughout the country, the National Blood Service determined that these records should be available to all regions. An automated system needed to be created in order to allow the entire work cycle to be kept under control.

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MobileAsset Case Study: Arizona Cardinals

Posted April 2, 2013

Arizona Cardinals Score Big with Wasp Barcode Technologies

University of Phoenix Stadium is home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and also host to various conventions, trade shows, and concerts each year. The scoreboard production department is responsible for putting on not only the 10+ Cardinals football games each fall but they are also tasked with an additional 100-200 sports, entertainment and trade show events a year.

Nick Heller, scoreboard production assistant at the stadium, works with a crew to run the audio and video boards for all games, shows and events that take place at the stadium. To successfully run these events, Heller and the Scoreboard Production department work with large amounts of expensive production equipment, including television cameras, truss structures, speakers, and microphones.

The cost of the equipment needed to run the scoreboard show for the Arizona Cardinals football games or put on events such as the University of Phoenix graduation ceremony is extremely high. Any given day, $10,000 to $100,000 of equipment will be used depending on the event.

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Intermec’s Workflow Solutions Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiencies

Posted February 13, 2013

Mis-Picks Cost Businesses Nearly $390,000 Per Year According to Intermec Study

According to a study recently conducted by Intermecdistribution centers are losing an average of nearly $390,000 per year due to mis-picks. With a new year bringing renewed pressure to boost efficiencies and drive costs down, the demands for faultless distribution processes have never been higher. Achieving productivity and accuracy goals is fundamental to improving profit margins, which is why more than half (59%) of managers are now turning to ‘The Perfect Order’ metric to identify areas for improvement.

The study, which surveyed 250 supply chain and distribution managers across the US, UK, France and Germany, found the average mis-pick costs approximately $22, with more than half (52%) of companies reporting a pick rate of less than 97%. A further 19 percent do not even measure the costs of mis-picks in any form, suggesting that the accumulated losses to the supply chain may be even higher.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, companies that have recently conducted a workflow process review found picking (47%) a key area where cost savings could most easily be achieved. For those using ‘The Perfect Order’ metric, opportunities for increased savings were clear, with complete shipments (43%) seen as the most profitable to the bottom line.

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Exact Color Matching With the CognitiveTPG Advantage LX and Barcodes.

Posted January 4, 2013

Buying paint used to the first difficult step in painting a new room or home. Even after you’ve decided on the color to buy, inevitably you need to buy more paint to match that color.

One major US Hardware Chain makes it easy to buy cans of paint with exact color match using the CognitiveTPG Advantage LX printer and barcode labels. With every can of paint mixed, an Ethernet-enabled Advantage LX prints a barcode label containing the pigment mixture used for that paint color. To match a previous color, a customer brings the paint can lid back to the store. The paint department scans the barcode label on the lid, and the terminal displays the paint mixture for the perfect color match.

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REWE Chooses Datalogic’s Elf PDA for Their Mobile Data Collection Needs

Posted December 20, 2012

Datalogic Elf Mobile ComputerWhen REWE identified the need to improve their mobile data communications throughout their various locations; they turned to the Datalogic Elf PDA.  The Elf PDA transmits information on items, prices, shelf replenishment and inventory automatically and in real-time with the REWE systems.

The REWE Group looks towards maximizing speed and optimizing the store management in its branches by the end of the year through the implementation of the 8500 Elf PDA units, worth several million Euro.  The initial installation of these units is transmitting various amounts of data between the branches and the central information center of REWE via radio communications.  By choosing the Datalogic Elf PDA, REWE has invested in a technological, ergonomic and sustainable solution.

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Eurotuin Chooses Sato’s GL4e Printers For Shop Automation

Posted December 3, 2012

SATO GL4e Series Barcode PrinterEurotuin, a company comprising of several garden centers in Belgium is a member of Garden Retail Services, the largest full service organisation for garden centers in the Benelux region, with nearly 300 garden centers in the Netherlands and Belgium. Eurotuin recently changed its labeling system and chose NedFox’s RetailVista software to update its shop automation.

Nedfox, a leading retail software vendor specializing in providing cost-effective, scalable software, has chosen to apply SATO’s GL4e printer to its RetailVista ERP software as it has the flexibility and scalability to meet the needs and growth of garden center businesses. NedFox’s software is able to process large amounts of data using barcodes which include information such as prices, available stock in-store, customer database or products’ descriptions. NedFox’s RetailVista ERP is compatible with SATO’s GL4e series printers which are particularly suited to the retail environment thanks to its versatility and online barcode verification and are RFID Ready, therefore fitting perfectly into the Garden Retail Services shop automation.

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JD Sports Fashion Finds Their Mobile Computing Solution With The Datalogic Skorpio

Posted November 29, 2012

JD Sports Fashion is the UK’s number one specialist retailer of both branded and own-brand sports and fashion wear for the entire family. Established in 1981, JD Sports Fashion has grown rapidly to over 400 stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. JD’s growth since being listed on the UK Stock Market in 1996 has been meteoric, with the acquisition and consolidation of Scotts and Bank Fashion. Currently, over 1,300 Skorpio mobile computers have been installed in JD Sports Fashion stores across the UK and Ireland.

Datalogic ADC has been a long established partner of JD Sports Fashion since the introduction of over 400 rugged mobile computers for use in JD’s Distribution Centers since 2002. At that time, JD did not have any store management devices. When the decision came to look at automating store operations, JD turned to Datalogic to recommend an appropriate mobile device and solution.

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Zoom Room Improves Customer Service with Apple iPad and Socket Barcode Scanners

Posted November 28, 2012

Every type of business is concerned with providing the best possible experience for their customers and taking advantage of new technology tools is a great way to do so. Utilizing mobile devices like the Apple iPad and Socket Bluetooth scanners can make any application more efficient and customer friendly.

Zoom Room, a chain of dog agility training centers, delivers top-notch customer service for canines and humans alike with the Apple iPad and CHS Series 7 barcode scanners from Socket Mobile. The mobile technology enables employees to spend more time helping customers, perform transactions and registrations away from the front desk, and minimize paper usage to support corporate green initiatives.

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Just the Ticket – Sand Springs Police Department Increases Productivity and Safety with the Intermec CN50

Posted October 10, 2012

Intermec CN50 Mobile ComputerTo serve and protect is just one of the many things the Sand Springs Police Department (SSPD) is tasked with on a daily basis. As the department’s officers report to work each day, citations are just one of the many ways they keep their population of 19,000 safe. But beyond safety, citations are also a way the city generates revenue.

Previously relying on an outdated manual process, officers would complete a hand-written five-carbon copy citation. The violator would get one copy, and the rest would be distributed to various police, court and city personnel for repeated entry into multiple other computer systems. This process caused a lot of redundancy, administrative time and wasted effort, as citations were often lost in the shuffle or dismissed due to illegibility – causing citation revenue to go uncollected.

In short, SSPD looked for a technology solution that would offer increased officer productivity and an improvement in officer safety by getting them off the roadside faster.

The answer? An eCitation solution coupled with the Intermec CN50 rugged handheld mobile computers.

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Fargo HDP5000 Card Printer at Work With Action Ambulance Services

Posted October 2, 2012

Fargo HDP5000 ID Card PrinterAction Ambulance services uses Fargo HDP5000 card printer/encoder with lamination for ID, Security and Marketing

The challenge 

Action Ambulance Services provides 24-hour emergency and non-emergency medical services to the people of Eastern Massachusetts from 13 different locations. The identification cards worn by emergency personnel face challenging conditions, not only from temperature extremes and inclement weather, but also from bodily fluids, including blood, of patients being treated.

Twelve years ago, the organization began using ID cards for employee identification, but its printer was not able to laminate the cards, nor was it fast enough to keep up with the growing business. Mike Woronka, now Chief Executive Officer of Action Ambulance Services, was responsible for bringing the first ID card printer to the organization. He realized it was time for an upgrade of both the hardware and the software.

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