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Honeywell Introduces Android 4.2.2 to the CN51 Series

Posted August 14, 2014

Intermec CN51 Mobile ComputerAndroid 4.2.2 (“Jelly Bean”) for the Intermec by Honeywell CN51 mobile computer is now released and orderable. In addition, conversion licenses (238-000-002) to convert a CN51 from Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) 6.5 to Android 4.2.2 in the field are also now released and orderable.

The Android 4.2.2 firmware includes Google Mobile Services (GMS), and there is not an option to order these CN51 Android 4.2.2 configurations without GMS.

CN51 Android 4.1 configurations are no longer orderable and are not available for new unit shipments. Customers with CN51 Android 4.1 configurations may upgrade their units to Android 4.2.2 in the field free of charge.

For assistance finding the right Intermec mobile computer for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Barcode Verification: Protect Important Partnerships

Posted August 14, 2014

Barcode_verification2We have all heard a legion of tales about the importance of barcode verification. Many of the stories follow a similar path: verify and prevent problems—end of story. But in the real world that is not always the end of the story—it often is more interesting than that. Here is one such scenario:

XYZ Labels LLC (not the actual company name) did business with a healthcare device manufacturer for many years. The barcoded labels were used on a packaging line. The label printer enjoyed a reputation as a quality shop and had a rude awakening with a batch of bad barcodes which they replaced at great expense. The seeds of loss, financial, reputational and self confidence, sprouted a new crop of self-examination and diligence around quality assurance, and the plant manager led the charge by buying verifiers for each press and training each press operator how to use them.

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TEKLYNX LABEL MATRIX 2014 now Available with Upgraded Features and Enhancements

Posted August 13, 2014

Teklynx LABELMATRIX Barcode SoftwareTEKLYNX has announced the launch of LABEL MATRIX 2014, the newest release of the industry-leading barcode label design software application. This upgrade offers seamless integration with the Windows 8.1 operating system and expanded licensing options to support virtual environments. LABEL MATRIX 2014 is available for purchase immediately.

The latest version of LABEL MATRIX completes TEKLYNX”S offering of 2014 software, which includes LABELVIEW 2014 for mid-range labeling complexities and CODESOFT 2014 for enterprise-level labeling. LABEL MATRIX is designed specifically to support companies with basic barcode labeling needs, but offers the same high level of intuitive features and powerful functionality that users have come to expect from TEKLYNX.

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Motion Obtains CID2 Certification for F5te Tablet and EasyConnect UHF RFID Reader

Posted August 12, 2014

Motion Computing has announced it has secured Class I, Division 2 (CID2) certification for the F5te Rugged Tablet & EasyConnect UHF RFID Long-Range Reader. With CID2 certification, Motion F5te Rugged Tablets & EasyConnect RFID Long-Range Readers can be used in new environments, in new ways, such as streamlining inspections at oil and gas companies and improving plant safety and integrity across process manufacturing.

Motion F5te rugged platform is the ideal companion tool for mobile workers, featuring a slip-free grip and molded handle.The Windows tablet is powered with up to the Intel Core i7 vPro processor with a sealed and full-body rubberized casing, the Motion F5te is designed to prevent and survive bumps or drops that mobile workers can face on a daily basis on the job site. It is rigorously tested for IP54 rating and MIL-STD-810G drop test (48” drop). In addition to the tablet itself, Motion offers a full line of workflow-enhancing accessories, wireless networking solutions, as well as software and other rugged tablet platforms.

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Brother’s New RuggedJet 3 Mobile Printer

Posted August 11, 2014

ruggedjet3The Brother RuggedJet 3 is the newest addition to the growing family of Brother printing solutions for retailers. Engineered to be fast, simple and extremely intuitive for retail associates to use, these sleek label and receipt printers also come equipped with the connectivity, OS and warranty features that retail decision makers want in the 3-inch category.

The RJ-3150 model features a large, full-color graphical LCD display – an industry first – with intuitive, interactive menus that simplify printing of 1-inch to 3-inch wide shelf edge labels, POS receipts and product labels. Brother Mobile Solutions credits this important new enhancement and significant evolution in mobile printing ergonomics to the technological expertise of parent company Brother International – a 60-year market leader in printing products for the small office, home office industry.

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Zebra’s ZXP Series 7 New Enclosure Lock Option

Posted August 8, 2014

Zebra’s fast and reliable ZXP Series 7 card printer will now offer a new enclosure lock option for applications requiring a secure printing environment.

A single key protects the printer and supplies from unauthorized use and locks the printer from several different access points:

  • The feeder cartridge lid is locked to prevent unauthorized access to cards and the cartridge itself is locked to the printer.
  • The options and ribbon cover are locked to prevent unauthorized access to the ribbon.
  • If the lamination module is present, the laminator cover is locked to prevent access to the laminates.

The lock option is only available on new units and cannot be upgraded in the field.

For assistance finding the right Zebra card printer for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Zebra Premium Barcode Label Printer Supplies

Posted August 7, 2014

Zebra is not only a leading label printer manufacturer but also one of the largest thermal label supply converters in North America. Just as they do with printers, Zebra maintains a high standard for all the barcode printer supplies they produce from paper and plastic labels to thermal ribbons and wristbands. Using Zebra branded supplies with your Zebra printer will ensure you get the best results no matter the application.


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Introducing the Auto-Switching Flexible Stand for the Datalogic QD2400 Series

Posted August 6, 2014

Datalogic has recently announced the release of a new stand for the QuickScan QD2400 2D handheld area imager.

This new stand combines the flexible neck of the basic stand (part number STD-QD24) with the automatic switching capability between handheld and hands-free/presentation of the auto-sense stand (part number STD-AUTOQD24). The new auto-flex stand provides an additional and versatile solution for auto-switching between handheld and hands-free scanning.

A new kit (part number QD2430-BKK10X-C540) has been created which includes the QD2430-BK, a USB cable, and the new auto-flex switching stand.

For assistance finding the right Datalogic scanner for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Zebra Expands Healthcare Solutions with New GK420 Desktop Printer

Posted August 1, 2014

Zebra GK420 PrinterEnsuring patient safety is one of the primary issues facing the healthcare industry:

  • Healthcare workers must keep all tools that come into contact with patients clean of any potential germs, blood or other infectious liquids to ensure patient safety.
  • Additionally, power supply units for medical electrical equipment used throughout healthcare facilities must be certified to meet IEC 60601-1 specifications. Complying with these standards can be complex and costly.

As part of an ongoing commitment to support the healthcare industry, Zebra is announcing the availability of the new GK420 Series Healthcare printer. Engineered for years of performance in demanding healthcare environments, the GK420 Healthcare product is an extension of Zebra’s popular GK420 printer, with new features exclusively designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals: Continue reading »


Auto-Star Partners With Motion Computing To Offer Mobile POS Solution

Posted July 31, 2014

In today’s competitive retail market, keeping up with industry trends is imperative and retailers who adopt early are able to meet their customer’s growing expectations. Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., an innovative developer of point of sale software, and Motion Computing, a leading global provider of mobile technology, are pleased to announce the certification of the Star-Plus POS and the Motion CL910 and F5te Tablet PC. Together, the solution offers retailers the latest in mobile point of sale technology.

Durable and lightweight, the CL 910 and F5te tablets can be equipped with a barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader, allowing retailers to easily scan products, check inventory and update pricing information on the go. In addition, retailers are able to process transactions and capture customer data from anywhere on the selling floor, providing them with a dynamic line busting tool. This significantly decreases wait times for customers, enhancing their buying experience, while also reducing the stresses placed on traditional cash lines.

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