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From Field to Store with Zebra’s ZT400 Series

Posted October 12, 2018

With the PTI, Produce Traceability Initiative, produce supply chains need to use an electronic traceability system to validate and trace products that are being delivered to each store. Find out how you can drive efficiency, value, and freshness with Zebra’s ZT400 Series.

Let’s follow a lemon from field to store.

  1. Lemons are picked from field and packed into cases
  2. Cases needs to be assigned a label to be note what location it came from the field
  3. These cases are sent to a warehouse to be inspected for quality control
  4. Repack into boxes that needs to be label with the pack, harvest, and best by dates
  5. Boxes of lemons are stacked into a pallet labeled with a container code label
  6. Container codes allow distributors to scan the barcode to find out the lot and GTIN code
  7. After orders are placed for the produce, distributors can scan and print shipping labels to be delivered to each store.

From the field to packing in a warehouse, it is important to have the labels with the codes printed quick and precise. The ZT400 Series can meet the high label printing needs with ease and increase efficiency down a supply chain line.

Fast and reliable, the ZT410 (4 inch print width) where the ZT420 (6 inch) and both offers up to a high resolution of printing for any size labels.

Both Feature:

  • Ethernet, USB, and Bluetooth with optional Wi-Fi addition
  • Handles wide range of media
  • Dual USB port for added flexibility
  • Intuitive icon-based interface with an optional LCD screen to show any alerts
  • Easy media and ribbon loading
  • Rugged durability for demanding applications

It delivers advancements in print speed, connectivity options, management, and support tools that can drive efficiency, value, and savings.

Get your supply chain in compliance with PTI and Zebra’s ZT400! You can decrease downtime, mapping errors, and costly logistical mistakes! Contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how the ZT400 can help you in your daily operations.

 

 

For Challenging Environments- Honeywell’s Granit 1980i & 1981i

Posted August 20, 2018

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For the toughest environment, comes the Honeywell’s Granit 1980i (wired) and the 1981i (wireless) industrial full range scanners. The area- imaging scanners are capable of scanning both 1D and 2D barcodes from near and as far as 50ft away. Simple to use, the Granit scanners maximize operator productivity in the most challenging environments and will be able to pair the scanners with fork trucks equipped with vehicle mounted mobile computers to scan barcodes at an extended range.

1980iNear and Far Distance Scanning Techniques (1D & 2D):

NearNear
Capable reading from 6 inches near barcodes. Hover over the barcode and center the red lightning box with laser aim to the right of the center of the barcode.

 

FarTechFar
Distance scanning up to 50ft, with laser scanner aim at the center of the barcode. (with laminated barcodes might have to tilt the scanner at an readable angle)

Features:

  • Full Range Area Imaging of 1D & 2D barcodes
  • Super Rugged IP65 Rating
  • Multiple scanning configurations
  • Wire or Wireless enable mobility
  • Ease of Use- Intuitive User Feedback

 

Equip your team with the toughest scanner to maximize your team’s productivity and lower the overall cost of ownership. The 1980i & 1981i Granit scanners are great for manufacturing, transportation and logistics, warehouse and distribution, and outdoor logistics.

Contact our dedicated account managers on any questions in regards how to improve your daily operations with the Granit scanners and we will be happy to help.

 

A Warehouse Robotics Company Implements iPad Mini & Powerful Barcode Scanning Solution

Posted July 6, 2018

warehouse-robotsExecutive Summary
A warehouse robotics manufacturing company was in search of a user interface to complete and enhance their robots. A powerful barcode scanning solution with a strong and durable scan engine was required to improve processes. Additionally, it needed to be compatible with the iPad Mini due to their workers familiarity with the product and integration with their existing enterprise software.

Barcodes identified an optimal barcode scanning solution that not only streamlined processes but also increased the revenue stream for a robotics company’s clients.

The Business Challenge
The robots created by the robotics company are used at their customer’s facilities. A technologically advanced solution was required to allow warehouse associates the ability to interact directly with the robots for order picking, inventory control, and efficiency measures. They need a simple and lightweight solution to implement various warehouse management applications.

Solution
Barcodes recommended the Infinite Peripherals Infinea Tab™ M and case (CS-TAL) with 1D/2D barcode scanner, along with the Apple iPad Mini. This allowed mobile employees to convert the Apple iPad Mini into a powerful warehouse management and scanning solution to fulfill their operational needs. The Infinea Tab™ M has a 2D imager scan engine which reads the most widely used 1D and 2D barcodes that has made it the ideal solution for order picking and inventory control.

Benefits
Having implemented the solution, the warehouse robotics company has seen the benefits of using an iPad mini and powerful scanning solution in one. The intuitive user interface on the Infinea Tab™ M has led to increased productivity by the end users, which has allowed more orders to ship; thus, revenue to increase for their customers.

The warehouse robotics company has scaled widely once their robots were delivered and implemented at each of their customer’s site. Not only through word of mouth, but through various trade shows, the interest in the robots and the technology used within the robots has set the company on a path for tremendous growth with the help of Barcodes.

Dolphin 75e Wearable: Honeywell’s Hands-Free Solution

Posted June 27, 2018

75e-wearableHoneywell survey stated that on average companies lose over $400,000 every year in picking errors. In order to combat these errors and help improve accuracy and efficiency companies are looking more towards wearable technology.

Select warehouses and distribution centers are the perfect example to look at as they are seeing wearable mobile computers revolutionize the industry. Providing increased flexibility, operational improvement, improved productivity, and significant cost savings. With wearable computers users will be free from the constraints of using one hand to carry a scanner or mobile computer; instead users will have the flexibility to work hands-free while still accessing the data they need to complete the tasks at hand. A hands-free user will be able to accelerate picking, packing, and shipping operations.

Honeywell’s rugged Dolphin 75e Wearable has a large display with flexible touchscreen keypads. The accessories provide increased comfort and improved hygiene over conventional wearables. Combine it with the 8620 Ring scanner to get a truly hands-free experience that is guaranteed to help improve productivity in the workplace. With these lightweight and compact computers, users will have a wide range of motion. This allows users to complete tasks in less time without losing the valuable accuracy that is needed.

Dolphin 75e Wearable Features:

  • Multi OS: Flexible support and migration of Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld or Android 4.4 KitKat, seamlessly upgrade later as business needs grow to Windows 10 or Android 5.0L
  • 4.3 in large clear display with capacitive touchscreen provides outstanding readability and plenty of space for data and keypads.
  • Increase productivity and throughput with an ergonomic ring scanner based on an industry-grade imager that provides high-performance scanning of linear and 2D barcodes.
  • The watchband style armband improves comfort and eliminates hygiene concerns.
  • The rubber watchband straps are comfortable, reduce sliding or rotating on the arm and don’t absorb perspiration.

Feel free to contact our dedicated account managers for any questions or a quote on your mobile computing needs.

Honeywell’s PM43 Industrial Printer Improves Warehouse Printing and Productivity

Posted June 22, 2018

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Honeywell’s Intermec PM43 improves warehouse printing and productivity by offering you reliable performance for uptime assurance, quick deployment, and fast integration.

Features & Benefits

  • Large color, multilingual, tamper-proof touchscreen or icon user interface
  • Fast printing speed of up to 12 inches per second
  • Strong rugged metal construction
  • Precision Print to print the smallest barcodes and images
  • Run apps inside the printer, eliminate the need for connected to a PC
  • Simple remote device management
  • Available in RFID enabled configurations capable of encoding and printing frequency- agile RFID tags
  • Ideal for distribution centers, warehouses, manufacturing operations, and transportation centers

The PM43 industrial printer deliver proven reliability, fast drop- in deployment, and advanced connectivity to maximize your uptime. It also minimize your workforce training and device support needs with a vibrant touchscreen user interface available. Notifications are displayed right on the screen and the interface can be locked down to eliminate tampering.

Click here to see the recommended labels for the printer along with ribbons and printheads that you will need with the PM43.

Additionally, don’t forget to get the service contracts which will protect your printer and keep your printer in tip top shape to maximize uptime.

Verified Buyer Reviews
stars-1” We use the label printer everyday in our production line and with a great printer such as the PM 43. With a good quality printer that prints out clear label it make our production line flow a lot faster.”

stars-2“Printing bar-codes is very important to our company, essentially if any of our bar-code machine goes down we will be in trouble, the PM43 was fast to implement and transition to. Meanwhile it produce high quality bar-codes with very fast speed.”

LTE Accomplishes More – It’s All in the Stats!

Posted June 4, 2018


6 in 10

workers now work outside the office at least part of the time.
Are yours as agile, secure, efficient, productive, and accurate as they should be?

72%

increase in growth of number of devices between 2014-2015. (72% in one year)

8 out of 10

handheld devices now use Android.

You’re asking more from your mobile workforce. So, give them the network and devices that do more!

Watch the video below and see how you can get more from your mobility.

  • Prepare for the phasing out of the 2G/3G
  • Take advantage of the power of LTE’s lighting fast speeds, wider coverage, and greater realiability
  • See how Barcodes and Zebra can help you blaze through work, with friendlier, smarter, capabilities.

 

Contact us at [email protected] or call us at 866-349-5964, if you have any questions or need any additional information on how you can improve your mobility workforce. We will help you with the best solution for your workforce.

 

1. Getting It Right Means Everything, Migrating Legacy Enterprise Mobile Applications, VDC Research 2015 | Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices 2.Employees Use Multiple Gadgets For Work — And Choose Much Of The Tech Themselves, Frank Gillett, 02.22.201 (http://blogs.forrester.com/frank_gillett/12-02-22-employees_use_multiple_gadgets_for_work_and_choose_much_of_the_tech_themselves) 3 & 4. Feb 2015 Citrix Mobile Analytics Report (https://www.citrix.com/articles-and-insights/workforce-mobility/jun-2015/7-enterprise-mobility-statistics-you-should-know.html)

Honeywell’s PC42d and PC42t Desktop Printer

Posted May 31, 2018

Honeywell’s PC42d and the PC42t is the perfect sized printer for your everyday needs. Whether you are printing out retail price tags, inventory labels, receipts, or barcodes, these desktop printers can help you improve your workforce efficiency. Featuring a easy paper loading design and media auto-centering function that can help save down time. Read about all the special features below and see how the affordable, dependable PC42d and the PC42t can deliver excellent printing results in your facility. Also, reach out to our dedicated account managers to find out printhead replacement program and see how Honeywell Original Equipment Media can save you money with more printer uptime with a lower total cost of ownership.

PC42d- Direct Thermal Desktop Printer

PC42t- Thermal Transfer Desktop Printer

 

Simplify RFID Deployments with Alien’s RFID Readers

Posted May 9, 2018

Alien Readers are built for challenging environments that commonly appear in the real world. Robust, tough, and high-performing for even the most challenging conditions. Alien readers come with advanced filtering and intelligence which benefits users with less network traffic, fewer additional pieces of network equipment, lower setup, and lower maintenance costs.

The ALR-F800 is Alien’s self-optimizing enterprise RFID reader. With a discrete architecture that intelligently adapts and configures based on its environment. The ALR-F800 has the industry’s best Power over Ethernet transmit power and performance. The ALR-F800 has the flexibility for system enhancements and future proofing such as the industry standard MicroSD and USB slots for adding memory along with additional capabilities such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular.

ALR-F800 Features:

  • Global EPC Gen 2 platform.
  • DSA (Dynamic Self-Adapting) real-time read optimization.
  • Alien GateScape ease-of-use.
  • f800Power source agnostic and auto-switching.
  • Automatic inventory optimization.
  • Feature-rich Alien Reader Protocol.
  • Dynamic Authentication of Higgs ICs.
  • Exceptional sensitivity and performance.
  • Automode, with on-board state machine.
  • High read rates for demanding applications.
  • Enhanced noise rejection for reliable data capture.
  • RSSI & speed filters.
  • Easy RFID software integration.
  • Easily configurable and upgradable.
  • Industrial, installation-friendly I/O connector.
  • Antenna reflection cancellation optimization.
  • Supports extended / custom Higgs IC features.
  • Auto “Seek” function for low duty cycle applications.
  • RoHS EU 2002/95/EC compliant.
  • Plenum Rated (EAHS) per UL 2043.

The ALR-F800-X builds on the ALR-F800 with a revolutionary solution that simplifies RFID infrastructure installation, operations, and maintenance. Combines an Enterprise RFID reader and edge service to provide multiple-reader visualization and management. The ALR-F800-X comes with emissary which is Alien’s multi-reader configuration, management, and work-flow description solution. This means users can create names for each reader instead of using the standard serial number that a RFID reader normally identifies by. Making the management of multiple readers easy.

ALR-F800-X Features:

  • f800-xReader + Multiple Reader Configuration and Management in one device.
  • Class leading Global EPC Gen 2 4-port RFID Reader.
  • Same footprint as Alien’s ALR-F800 UHF Enterprise Reader.
  • Built in handling of common chores.
  • DSA (Dynamic Self-Adapting) real-time read optimization.
  • Power source agnostic and auto-switching.
  • Feature-rich Alien Reader Protocol.
  • Dynamic Authentication of Higgs ICs.
  • Exceptional sensitivity and performance.
  • Automode, with on-board state machine.
  • RoHS EU 2002/95/EC compliant.
  • Plenum Rated (EAHS) per UL 2043.

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

Barcode Vs. RFID: Things to Consider Before You Choose

Posted February 2, 2018

Barcode and RFID labels are choices that enterprises must choose to improve efficiency. Which are the most cost- effective and reliable in the long run for your operation?

Here are a few things you should consider

Barcodes Vs. RFID

RFID labels have electronically generated unique codes and barcodes use standard protocols. In an inventory collection setting, a barcode label can tally up items in the stock according to product type, manufacturer, and stock level. Employees will have to manually check for item specifics such as color, price, and purchase date of individual items. On the other hand, RFID labels are capable of loading up 2,000 proprietary byte of information and be able to tally up individual items in inventory too.

For example: A barcode label would be able to tell a grocer how many gallons Milk A and Milk B was in the cooler but an RFID label will be able to disclose where each gallon of milk came from the farm and distributor.

Ultimately, if printer properly both barcode and RFID tags can eliminate human error and contribute to enterprise efficiency compare to when items are accounted for by hand. Purchasing either barcode or RFID solutions depends on the depth of data required by an enterprise and how the system will be used in the field. Label consumers have to make a decision based on the needs and financial constraints.

If you need guidance on which solution to choose, feel free to contact one of our dedicated account managers and we will be happy to help.

Metalcraft RFID Assest Tags Printed on SATO CL4NX

Internet of Retail

Posted January 22, 2018

Follow the chain of process of how a pair of shoes enter through the internet of retail. From how a barcode label can help products go through shipping, receiving, product identification, price labeling, re-pricing, support, to loyalty, and self service check out.

It brings values to retailers and customers. For retailers, mobile technology can increase productivity and accuracy of the whole supply chain. For customers, it keeps them more engaged in the whole shopping experience and loyalty card can provide a more personalized experience.

Check out the flow chart below and feel free to contact our dedicated account managers on more info how our products can help you in the Internet of Retail era.

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