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Improve Warehouse Efficiency with Honeywell’s 8670 Wireless Ring Scanner

Posted September 21, 2016

The Honeywell 8670 Wireless Ring Scanner brings a lot of versatility to the mobile warehouse worker. It’s 1D and 2D scanning performance, fast decoding, and ability to read poor-quality or damaged barcodes make it the best in the industry. A few things to highlight a few things about the Honeywell 8670.

  • Lower profile ring scanner. The Honeywell 8670 ring scanner has a much lower profile than the Zebra RS507.  In other words, it sits lower on your finger.  This is important because with this device you’ll be doing lots of piece picks, case picks, etc.  With a lower profile ring scanner you are much less likely to hit the scanner on the bin/racking when reaching into a bin/racking to pick something. Rack hits = frustrated operator, progress disruption, damaged scanner.
  • No ring spin! The scanner button on the Honeywell 8670 does not sit below the finger.  So when you pick up a box the scanner stays put.   If the button sits below your finger the scanner will spin every time you pick up a box.  So you’ll have to readjust your scanner after every pick. Life with a scanner that does not take this into account turns a 2 step process into a 3 step process.
    • Step 1: Scan item.
    • Step 2: Pick up box.
    • Step 3: Re-adjust ring scanner.
  • Practice putting the ring scanner on until you’ve got it down to one smooth motion.  This also applies to the wearable computer.

First impressions go a long way, and if a your workers continue to fumble with the scanner trying to put it on…well….then it diminishes the productivity that you are trying to capture in your business.

 


Infographic: Zebra’s True 802.11ac, Wave 2 Access Points

Posted September 15, 2016

At the end of the day, your business can only work as fast as your network can keep up. Ever increasing demand to support more mobile devices and applications, as well as customer engagement, redefines the network year after year. Get ahead of the curve with the Zebra AP 8533 and AP 8432.

Experience the amazing speed and capacity of both the AP 8533 and AP 8432 with true 802.11AC Wave 2 capabilities to expand your bandwidth and capabilities.


Let Microscan’s MicroHAWK Guide Each Step of Your Precision Assembly

Posted September 12, 2016

Never has a single device been so capable of endless automation possibilities like the Microscan MicroHAWK series. Built on the highest-performance imaging engine in its class, MicroHAWK barcode readers offer an array of modular hardware options to take on any decoding task in three micro-form-factors (ID-20, ID-30, and ID-40). No software to install, no compatibility obstacles, no experience needed. Just plug in and open a browser.

Designed with the flexibility to meet the needs of any automation environment, MicroHAWK scanners are the ideal imager solution.

  • Power any automated task from the world’s smallest and most versatile smart camera platform
  • Allow you to choose your integrated hardware: lens, lighting, sensor, speed, focus, and more
  • Read any barcode printed or marked; perform complex inspection or vision-based automation
  • Allow you to choose your software capability: web-based barcode reading, Auto ID+, or complete vision

The MicroHAWK series is the only imager that does it all, outperforming all other specialized imagers. Read codes, track parts, control quality, enable guidance from the world’s smallest smart cameras.


AirTrack Printers Printer Drivers Certified with Seagull Scientific

Posted September 7, 2016

pintersAirTrack printers, DP-1 and IP-1, have just been certified by Seagull Scientific for fully integrated use with their BarTender label design software.

True Windows printer Drivers by Seagull can be used with any true Windows program, including BarTender software for label design, label printing, barcode printing, RFID encoding and card printing. However, although BarTender will work with any properly written Windows driver, using Drivers by Seagull and BarTender together offers a variety of special performance advantages.

You can download the current driver here.


Zebra’s Complete Data Collection Portfolio

Posted September 2, 2016

Zebra has been a leader in the Auto-ID industry for decades now and continues to expand their product offering for complete end-to-end solutions. Zebra has every type of data collection covered from any barcode symbology to RFID. With multiple fixed, handheld, or mobile device solutions, Zebra has a device designed specifically for your application needs


Why Automate Your Picking Solution?

Posted August 30, 2016

Being right 99% of the time seems like a quality percentage – until you calculate what that 1% actually costs an organization.

  • Babies born annually in the United States = 3,932,181
    • At 99% accuracy 39,322 babies are sent home to the wrong parents
  • Prescriptions filled annually in the United States = 4.27 billion
    • At 99% accuracy 42.7 million Rx are filled incorrectly
  • Distribution Centers pick 250 million units annually
    • At 99% accuracy 2.5 million units are picked incorrectly
      • That’s almost 7,000 units picked incorrectly every day if working 365 days/year

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Desktop Printing Made Easy with Honeywell’s PC42t

Posted August 22, 2016

With over 4 decades of barcode printer design behind it, Honeywell’s PC42t is the easiest to use and most affordable printer on the market today. With a 4.3″ print width and its compact size, the PC42t is the most reliable solution for a small or medium business looking to improve productivity in label making operations. It is also the easiest printer for those looking to deploy thermal label printing for the first time, or for those transitioning away from more expensive inkjet- or laser-based label printing methods.

Easy to install and ready to print quickly, the PC42t supports a wide range of media and features a quick-opening design for easy media replenishment. The PC42t also offers industry-standard connectivity with USB, Ethernet, parallel and serial interface options.


Selecting a WebScan Verifier Calibration Card

Posted August 17, 2016

Accurate barcode verification is key to avoiding issues with large customers like Walmart and the DoD as well as the costly fines involved with non-compliance. In addition to having the right verifier, regular calibration of your verifier is essential to consistent performance.

All of the verifiers from Webscan are easily maintained with their various calibration cards but for many people the cards are somewhat of a mystery. In the following some of the key questions that come up with verifier calibration are covered to get you started on your way.

Why do I need to calibrate?

Calibration is the process of the adjusting Reflectance levels. Checking these levels routinely will ensure that you’re getting the most accurate results.

Do I need to calibrate more than once?

Every company has their own policy on how often you should calibrate, at Webscan we recommend you do it every 30 days.

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Zebra’s Quick-Load ZD420 Label Printer

Posted August 9, 2016

Always leading the way in label printer innovations, Zebra has made desktop printing even easier with their time-saving ribbon cartridge based ZD420 line of printers.

The ZD420 thermal printers are loaded with features for easy use. They are the only thermal printers to offer a ribbon cartridge for fool-proof and split-second installation. The ZD420 also lets you know when the ribbon needs replacing. And, five intuitive status icons make it easy for your workers to see, at a glance, what is needed to keep your printer up, running and available.

Features & Benefits:

  • One-of-a-kind ribbon cartridge – The only printer in its class to offer a ribbon cartridge for fast and easy loading with the smarts to let you know when the ribbon is running low.
  • Updated user interface – Makes it easier to use and troubleshoot.
  • More media flexibility – Standard movable media sensor accommodates off-center black marks, die-cut notches and more.
  • Best-in-class print quality – The 300 dpi option is ideal for small labels such as jewelry in retail, specimen collection containers in healthcare and more.
  • Easy to deploy-  With more connectivity options — just about every modern connectivity option you can imagine for easy installation, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.
  • Easy to manage – Integrate, manage and maintain your printers from any location with Link-OS, only from Zebra.

Full Color Label Printing with Epson’s ColorWorks TM-C3500

Posted July 29, 2016

Historically, color label printing has been either too cost prohibitive to do oneself or the quality was lacking to make it worth doing. With the Epson ColorWorks TM-C3500 both of these challenges are resolved.

With the ColorWorks C3500, you can easily customise and print your own colour labels. Whether it’s printing packaging labels with colourful logos and pictures or tickets and ID cards with important barcodes and product information, this printer ensures you can print it all from one machine. It also helps you conform with GHS international chemical labelling guidelines, as labels can be printed on-demand without using pre-printed templates.


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