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Proof of Delivery, Signature Capture and Receipt Printing Made Easy with Zebra

Posted November 2, 2015

zebradeliveryIn the world of delivery and pick-up logistics, speed and accuracy are the foundations of any successful business. Gone are the days of paper manifest’s and clipboards to guide a delivery driver through their day. Information has to be accessible and capturable in real-time to efficiently track the delivery process from truck to customer and proof of delivery.

Zebra’s mobile technology offering empowers drivers with the ability to scan packages to dynamically record their deliveries, electronically capture signatures and take photos for proof of delivery. Dispatch also can notify drivers mid-route about a new deliveries, changes in route or last minute pick-ups.

Zebra’s MC9500K mobile computer provides the real-time visibility workers need to instantly access their deliveries for the day, accurately document all delivery information, capture signatures, and stay connected to dispatchers for anything that may come up mid-route. Paired with the RW420 mobile printer for invoices, receipts, and delivery confirmations, you have an unstoppable combination to keep deliveries on time and accurate.

Cut costs and eliminate inefficiencies while improving the customer experience with Zebra Delivery Solutions.


Made for Gilbarco Honeywell’s MS7120 Orbit

Posted October 16, 2015

With over 30,000 POS systems installed across the US, Gilbarco is the technology leader in retail fueling businesses. Walk into almost any gas station or highway oasis and you will probably find a Gilbarco POS system at work. The popular, dependable and easy-to-use POS system has all the technological advancement and foresight needed for today’s ever-changing world. It also helps that they are certified for all major point of sale networks and interface with more third-party partners than any other POS system in the industry.

One of the key components to an point-of-sale system though is a reliable barcode scanner to make every check-out faster and without errors. Unlike a typical PC-based POS system, Gilbarco systems require a special connection for the barcode scanner. The most compatible and reliable scanner solution is the industry leading Honeywell MS7120 Orbit.

The MS7120 Orbit is available in every interface type from USB, Serial, and PS/2 to the unique RJ45 Gilbarco connection. Sold as a complete kit, the MS7120 is ready to plug right into your Gilbarco system and get scanning right out of the box. Continue reading »


3 Reasons to Upgrade to EMV Now

Posted October 8, 2015

With the official October 1st EMV compliance date behind us, there are still many retailers that have not made the needed changes to properly process EMV enabled cards. Almost all banks and credit card companies have issued chip-embedded cards to their customers in time for the busy holiday shopping season so it really begs the question what are the real advantages to making the EMV switch.

  1. Fighting Fraud – Chip cards generate a one-time code with every transaction making it nearly impossible to create counterfeit cards for use in stores.As the EU has completed its migration to EMV acceptance, the region has seen an 80% reduction in credit card fraud while the US has witnessed a 47% increase
  2. Lower Chargebacks – Beginning October 1, 2015, new network rules mean merchants are more likely to be financially liable for fraud, lost/stolen transactions at their in-store locations without EMV compliance. In 2015 that liability in the United States is estimated to total more than $10 billion.
  3. Customer Peace of Mind – Customers are more than likely to shop at stores where they feel their information is safe. It only takes once to lose the customers trust and it is very difficult to get it back.

Two of the easiest solutions to become EMV compliant is simply upgrading your current payment terminals to EMV enabled ones like the Ingenico ISC250 and iPP350. Updating is an easy process and one of our Payment Processing specialists can help you find the right device for a hassle free update. Contact us today to get EMV compliant.


Why Digital Signage?

Posted September 22, 2015

Elo 7001LT Digital Signage DisplayWhy do retailers need Digital Signage today? It can educate, entertain, and sell. Elo Touch Solutions is a market leader and has many different solutions ranging from 10” to 70”. With companies like Industry Weapon creating innovative content that fit all of their hardware platforms you will have no shortage of options. If you are looking to increase your sales or brand look to Elo for all your Digital Signage needs.

7001LT Digital Signage Display

  • Big, bright, and beautiful “lifesize” scale delivers interactive brand experiences
  • Thin, commercial-grade touchscreen ideal for wayfinding, whiteboard, and other office applications
  • Optional plug in Intel Core i3/i5 processors running Microsoft Windows
  • Infrared for up to 10 points with “Built for Touch” reliability

I-Series Interactive Signage Digital Signage Display

  • Professional-grade touchscreens managed with cloud-based software – powered by your content
  • Stylish front that excites Marketing
  • Management and security that keeps IT happy

The Benefits of Implementing a Gift or Loyalty Card Program

Posted September 22, 2015

Implementing a new gift or loyalty card program can have significant material benefits to your business. Businesses have reported that gift cards deliver increased revenues, increased margins, interest from unredeemed balances, increased potential for future sales and a decrease in returned merchandise. Customers feel an attachment to the brand, which results in increased retention

Gift card offer the following benefits

Revenue increases. Uplift, or the amount that a customer spends over the amount of the gift card, averaged $23 for each card sold in 2008. Also, gift cards attract new customers, with 11% of recipients indicating that they never or rarely visit the issuing merchant’s locations

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Zebra ZXP Series 7 Supporting our Veterans

Posted August 24, 2015

The Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States (U.S.). In FY 2012, VHA delivered clinical services to approximately 6 million Veterans out of 8.8 million enrolled. VHA operated a wide range of facilities and programs including 152 hospitals, and 821 community based outpatient clinics. Each location strives to excel in six metrics: Effective, Equitable, Safe, Timely, Patient -Centered, and Efficient.

The introduction and administration of ID card and visitor management tackled both the Safe and Efficient quadrant. With the vast number of independent facilities, the VHA benefits by tracking their physicians, medical staff, patients and visitors. For permanent employees, the hospital increases security by providing ID Cards to registered employees of the hospital, enabling their personnel to access certain parts of the building without limitation. The badging of employees also provides extra security to patients who know which employees are registered with the hospital.

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Improve Patient Care and Nurse Efficiency with the Zebra MC40-HC

Posted August 17, 2015

In hospitals and clinics, mobile computers help nurses and lab technicians improve the quality of patient care and save lives by providing instant access to a wealth of business-critical information: real-time lab results, a change in a patient’s condition, or verification of the ‘5 rights’ of medication administration at a patient’s bedside.

Zebra’s MC40-HC is the perfect blend of enterprise functionality in a familiar smartphone form factor that can empower your healthcare staff to improve their daily operations providing more time for patient care.


Zebra’s WiNG Smart RF Wireless Networking

Posted August 13, 2015

2015-08-13_0943WiNG (Wireless Infrastructure Next Generation) is at the heart of every Zebra wireless LAN and distributes intelligence to every access point and controller– so every Access Point (AP) can act as the virtual controller if necessary. SMART RF (Self Monitoring At Run Time) is built into the WiNG architecture found in all of Zebra’s access points and controllers making it easy to find the right hardware to meet your needs.

By automating many routine network tasks, it saves businesses time and resources – there’s no need for dedicated IT staff to manage the network. It’s like having an in-built RF engineer – the network tests and calibrates itself, reports problems and fixes faults before anyone is aware of them.

Organizations both large and small are increasingly dependent on mobile workers. In turn, those mobile workers rely on wireless networks. Problem is, planning and deploying wireless networks is difficult and time-consuming. And as new users and applications are added, managing and operating a wireless network becomes increasingly difficult.

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Empowering Your WLAN to Deliver a Better Guest Experience

Posted August 10, 2015

The Challenge: Supporting a Major Increase of in-Store Wireless Applications — and a New Generation of WI-FI

Today’s wireless LAN (WLAN) is more than a network. It has become a critical business tool that helps retailers of all sizes improve the customer experience and associate efficiency. But wireless technologies and wireless initiatives have continued to evolve, pressuring the WLAN you have today and presenting numerous challenges:

Shoppers’ expect high-performance in-store Wi-Fi access

When today’s shoppers step into your store, they expect you to provide complimentary access to the store’s Wi-Fi network. They are looking to help control their cellular data fees and eliminate the connection issues that can occur inside a retail store. But providing guest access creates several issues:

  • Ease of access – You need to be able to allow shoppers to easily sign in to access your WLAN
  • Security – You need to be able to keep your network secure, despite the fact that you are offering open public access to your WLAN
  • Next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi support – The fifth generation of Wi-Fi is here. Analysts are predicting critical mass in just a few short years — in 2015 — and your customers are already buying 802.11ac-enabled mobile devices. You need to make sure that shoppers who have upgraded to these next-generation Wi-Fi devices can still access your WLAN
  • Performance expectations – You need to provide your shoppers with dependable high-performance Wi-Fi connections — despite major and unpredictable fluctuations in the number of users and traffic on the WLAN

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Zebra’s Healthcare Solutions

Posted July 27, 2015

hcHospitals have a myriad of very important moving pieces to keep track of on a daily basis. Keeping an accurate count of medicine, patients, files, lab equipment and specimens, to name a few, can be a daunting task for any medical facility. The good news is, Zebra provides many healthcare solutions to help simplify the tracking of critical hospital inventories. Below you will find solutions to the most common issues healthcare institutions face:

Admission: Hospital admissions staff welcome patients and gather important patient medical information. Recent advances in wristband printing allows for a patient to wear a wristband with a barcode. Simply scan the wristband with a healthcare scanner or mobile computer to obtain a patients records, in real time.

Patient Care: Real time updates of a patient’s medical records can dramatically increase services and care provided by a healthcare facility. Using healthcare scanning and mobile computing devices can help significantly cut down on errors.  Scheduling appointments, sending prescriptions and reviewing patient history, are only a few of the solutions available when using Zebra healthcare products.

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