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Zebra’s ET50/ET55: An Enterprise Tablet Built for Business

Posted July 5, 2018

Combine the best of consumer-styling with all the enterprise-class features needed to increase workforce productivity and you get the ET50/ET55. The rugged tablet is designed to last for years and can be used both indoors and outdoors even in rain, snow, or dusty areas. Built with exceptional battery power, users have the option to add a hot-swappable backup battery to provide additional power and charge the tablet’s main battery giving the tablet more than enough power to last an entire shift.

With first-time every time rapid data capture users will be able to scan 1D and 2D barcodes in virtually any condition and on practically any surface. Available in two display sizes 8.3 or 10.1″ giving you the option to select the right display size for any business application. The operating system is an important feature in mobile computers, and Zebra designed the ET50/ET55 to support either Windows 10 or Android 6.0 Marshmallow allowing you to select the best operating system that best fits your technology strategy.

Whether you select the ET50 or ET55 you’ll be getting a consumer styled tablet on the outside, all business on the inside. For more information on the ET50/ET55 click here.

Give our dedicated account managers a call if you have any questions or would like a quote on any of your mobile computing needs.


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 ltemigration@barcodesinc.com 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)

Don’t Delay, Migrate Today! Why Migrating Sooner Pays

Posted June 4, 2018

There are four big reasons why leading carriers are upgrading their networks to LTE and why you should to- Faster speeds, wider coverage, greater compability, and better reliability. Already, Verizon has started diminishing its 2G/3G service and will begin to decommission its legacy network on Jan 1, 2020. Other carriers are expected to follow.

Investigate why companies are upgrading to LTE, analyze why migrating sooner pays, and explore the strategies that can help ease the transition.

Find out what all this means for you. Watch the video below to find out!

 See why it’s better     Analyze how it fits  Map out strategies

Contact us at ltemigration@barcodesinc.com or call us at 866-349-5964, if you have any questions or need any additional information on how you can upgrade to the new network with ease.


The Building Blocks of Success with Zebra and Barcodes

Posted June 3, 2018

Everyone knows, a strong foundation is the key to any business.  You need the right building blocks if you’re going to plan for success. Today, that means technology solutions that helps your business grow. Barcodes have the right resource that can help your business increase productivity, mobility, and efficiency in your daily operations.

From manufacturing, logistics, transportation, along with fulfillment, retail and hospitality, companies are evaluating and investing in the latest technology and solutions. Our solutions can find ways to help you streamline your workforce and bring you the return on investment you are looking for.
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  • Find the right mobile device
  • Choose compatible hardware to work alongside mobile device
  • Integrate your devices into your business environment and custom applications
  • Configure, manage and maintain device remotely
  • Increase productivity, reduce error with speech-based voice-directed solutions
  • Enable your IoT strategy

Offering a total package from start to finish with consulting services, Zebra Technologies and Barcodes Inc. can help you deploy the right solution. Together we have the equipment and software that will put you ahead of your competition.

Feel free to schedule a time through email or phone to discuss the areas of your business that you want to improve with us and we will love to show you how Barcodes, Inc. can help achieve your goals.


Wearable Mobile Computers: A Hands-Free Advantage

Posted May 21, 2018

wearables-blogWarehouses and Distribution centers 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 around 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.

A Honeywell survey stated that on average companies lose over $400,000 every year in picking errors. 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.

There are a variety of options when it comes to wearable mobile computers. Two of the industries leaders, Honeywell and Zebra, have options that could help turn around warehouse and distribution centers.

Honeywell’s rugged Dolphin 75-e 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.

Zebra’s WT6000 Wearable Computer fits comfortably on any size arm and with a large touchscreen that provides more real estate to display intuitive graphical Android applications. Pair it with the RS6000 Bluetooth ring scanner and users will have the technology to take their productivity level up a notch.

If you have any questions or are interested in a quote, feel free to contact our dedicated account managers.


Honeywell Barcode Scanners: An Assortment of Options to Fit Any Environment

Posted May 16, 2018

When it comes to choosing a barcode scanner you have an assortment of options at your fingertips. Honeywell has made it a priority to design scanners that function in every environment. Honeywell’s barcode scanners come in many different shapes, sizes, and functionality. From industrial scanners, pocket scanners, hand-held scanners, hands-free scanners, to many more.

1280i-1The Granit 1280i is an industrial, full-range scanner with the capability to read 1D barcodes up to 54 ft (16.5 m) and as close as 3.5 in (8.9 cm).  Can read virtually any linear barcodes from poor quality 7.5 mil paper codes to 100 mil retro-reflective and anything in between. As part of the Granit series of scanners, the 1280i has an IP65 rating making it dust tight and water-resistant. Built to survive 50 drops to concrete from 6.5 ft (2 m) and 5,000 tumbles of 3.2 ft (1 m).

Granit 1280i Features:

  • Rubberized casing to reduce damage from falls and tumbles.
  • Built for common challenges in different vertical markets and environments.
  • Designed for fast-paced, high-volume barcode scanning.
  • Outstanding scan performance on poor quality and damaged barcodes.
  • Equipped with bright LEDs, enhanced beeper volume, and vibrating tactile response for confirmation of “good reads.”

The Xenon 1902g-bf is a battery free wireless area-imager scanner. Combine the freedom of Bluetooth low energy wireless technology with the qualities of the Xenon family and you get an aggressive barcode scanner that can scan even the poorest quality or damaged barcodes. The 1902g-bf has the ability to scan over 450 barcodes on a single charge; it can be recharged in less than 60 seconds via a powered USB port. Need a quick charge? Just place the scanner in the base and in 20 seconds the LED will flash notifying the user of sufficient power to support 100 scans.

Xenon 1902g-bf Features:

  • Fully charges in under two minutes with a simple USB connection, under 60 seconds when a powered USB or External power supply is used.
  • Two independent configurable recharge alerts remind the user to place scanner back on the base for charging.
  • Designed to withstand 50, 6 ft (1.8 m) drops to concrete.
  • IP41 Environmental Sealing.

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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.


ELD Enforcement is Here

Posted April 30, 2018

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate took effect on December 18, 2017. Since then drivers were given some leeway. If they were caught without the proper ELD equipment, documents, or training they were written up, but neither they nor the companies they drive for were penalized for it. That leeway officially ended on April 1st.

Under the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability program (CSA) any driver now caught without the proper ELD equipment will have CSA points levied against them and their companies. Furthermore, according to Kerri Wirachowsky, Director of the roadside inspection program at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, trucks will be put into the penalty box, in most cases for up to 10 hours.

With the ELD Mandate drivers must have and be able to do the following.

  1. Tell enforcement that there is an electronic user manual with instructions for using the device, on the device, in the form of help screens.
  2. Be able to produce recent data and transfer it to an inspector electronically.
  3. Instructions for reporting malfunctions and record-keeping procedures during malfunctions.
  4. Have at least an eight day supply of blank forms for recording a driver’s hours of service in the event the mobile device fails.

April 1st has come and gone, hence if drivers are not ELD compliant by now its important to do so. Mainly because just having an ELD does not mean the driver is in compliance. The driver must also be able to operate the ELD. Not being able to do so will be treated as if the driver didn’t have the proper equipment on board.

To comply with the ELD Mandate you’ll need a device, below are some of the newest mobile device options for ELD:

To learn more about the ELD Mandate or to get a free consultation on an ELD hardware and software solution, reach out to one of our Barcodes, Inc. representatives.


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