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Honeywell’s Wearable Solution for the Dolphin 75e Mobile Computer

Posted November 17, 2017

75e-wearableThe Dolphin 75e alone is a versatile multimodal device that can deliver significant operational gains and flexibility for the enterprise. With a sleek and pocketable design this handheld mobile computer is still durable enough for tough work environments featuring an IP67 rating for protection from dust and water and can withstand multiple drops to concrete of 4 feet (1.2 m). With flexible support for either Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise or Android 6.0 Marshmallow, enterprises will have the option to choose which OS best suits their needs. The Dolphin 75e comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2.26 GHz quad-core CPU that enables more robust application performance at better speeds and power efficiencies.

Combine the Dolphin 75e with the 8620 Ring Scanner and the comfortable watchband style armband and you’ll get yourself the Dolphin 75e Wearable Solution, a solution that will help increase productivity and throughput. The ergonomic ring scanner is based on an industry grade imager that provides high-performance scanning of linear and 2D barcodes. With Honeywell‘s Adaptus 6 imaging and decoding technology the 8620 Ring Scanner provides fast decode speeds, excellent motion tolerance and improved scanning performance on poor quality or damaged barcodes. With new soft rubber finger straps that are very comfortable and impervious to moisture so as to not absorb sweat. With quick and interchangeable finger straps that allow for easy cleaning and the ability for each user to have their own straps as to not share between shifts.  Using the rugged, enterprise-class Dolphin 75e mobile computer with purpose-built wearable accessories provides a new approach to enabling hands-free operations.


Android Vs. Windows OS: Windows CE and Embedded Handheld End of Life Cycle

Posted November 16, 2017

Windows CE and Embedded Handheld End of Life Cycle


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Janam’s XM70: The Task Master

Posted November 15, 2017

Designed to fit in the palm of your hands, the Janam XM70 is a real task master that can survive all- day use in challenging environments. Made to deliver maximum return on investment, it is equipped with future proof mobility that provides support for Android and Microsoft Windows Embedded 6.5 OS. Check out the video below to see how the XM70 can give you more power and flexibility in your daily operation.

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Janam’s XG3: Lightest Industrial Grade Mobile Computer

Posted November 9, 2017

Built to withstand harsh environments and everyday use in demanding work spaces, Janam’s XG3 enables workers to increase productivity and operational efficiencies. Optimized for scan-intensive and extended shifts, check out the short video below to see how the XG3 fits in your daily operation.

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Janam’s XT2: Ultra Rugged and Compact Mobile Computer

Posted November 7, 2017

Mobile workers often times are seeking the most rugged device that can enable better communication to help them do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. Made for today’s road warriors, Janam’s XT2, engineered with the right features at the right price. Start the video below and check out the features of the XT2.

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Star’s SK1-21 Kiosk Printer: Improve Your Cinema Experience

Posted November 3, 2017

Besides the movie that you are going to watch, the ticketing system are integral to the cinema experience as well. Kiosks can be used to purchase tickets, retrieve tickets bought online, and to place concession orders. This is especially important for movie goers who arrive with just a few minutes to spare. They can bypass the line to purchase tickets or snacks and still make it in time before the movie starts.

Kiosk Printer

To make sure your cinema kiosk is reaching its full potential by considering these 4 things:
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1. Your Kiosk should support a thermal printer– A cinema kiosk should support a heavy duty thermal printer with a jam free system to produce tickets in the fastest way. Star’s SK1-21 Kiosk Printer two inch series provides dependable, maintenance- free printers that have a fast print speed of 200mm/ sec with 203 dpi resolution. All SK-21 models will intergrate with many commonly used kiosk solutions. It provides high speed, reliability, and will integrate in your kiosk seamlessly.

2. Barcode Scanner- Movie theaters often offer their own loyalty program to keep the customers returning back.  Your customers love freebies and accruing points towards free movie tickets, so don’t keep them waiting on the full service line to rack up the points.

3. Integrated Speakers- Talk to the customer through the ticket buying process. This is important for those who aren’t familiar with the self-service kiosks check out.

4. Card Payment Acceptance- Not everyone carries cash, so make sure that your kiosk is equipped with a card reader and payment processing platform.

Check out the video below on a successful self service kiosk integration at Nitehawk Cinema.

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Honeywell’s PB Series: Rugged Mobile Printers

Posted October 10, 2017

PB Series

Built to survive in the world of mobility demands, Honeywell’s PB series, rugged mobile printers will help your organization improve mobile productivity and efficiency. It’s just what you need for demanding applications in distribution, warehouse, in-store retail, and enterprise asset management.

The PB series is available in three different sizes capable of printing labels from 2-4 inches and with an adjustable media holder, the PB series can print receipts too. With its highly adaptable design, workers can easily change tasks without changing equipment. The rugged design of the PB22, PB32, and PB50 mobile printer means dependable performance- day after day.

Features and Benefits:

Flexible Media Options (2-4 inches print width)

  • Fast 4 ips (101.6 mm/sec) print speed and time-to-first-label drive worker productivity and accuracy.
  • 5ft (1.5m) drop spec and IP54 seal rating
  • Sophisticated sensors and intuitive LCD display minimize wasted time troubleshooting
  • Secure wire and wireless communication options (Bluetooth, WLAN, USB, and serial)
  • Unique design elements such as label gap and label take sensors help maintain productivity while reducing waste.

 


Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Mandate

Posted October 2, 2017

healthcare-2dWhat you need to know?

On November 27, 2013, Congress enacted the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), which includes the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The DSCSA outlines steps to build an electronic system to identify, track and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed in the United States. This legislation was enacted in order to transform the pharmaceutical supply chain through serialization and improve patient safety.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, re-packagers and pharmacies have been required to implement lot-level management since 2015. Starting in November 2017, phase II of the DSCSA implementation requires manufacturers and re-packagers to serialize packages of drug products using a GS1 product identifier (either GTIN or NDC), serial number, lot number and expiration date, and embed this information into a 2D Datamatrix barcode. In November 2019, wholesalers must accept only serialized products and must verify unique product identifiers. By November 2020, pharmacists must meet the same requirements. Lastly, by November 2023, all information will be required to be made available that would allow supply chain partners to trace the ownership back to the initial manufacturer or re-packager.

What does a DSCSA solution do?

Our DSCSA hardware and software solution is focused on developing a traceability solution that incorporates transaction management, repository of historical snapshots of data for retrieval, and detects exceptions and provides easy to use visibility to traceability data in a matter of seconds.

What are the benefits of DSCSA?

Besides being in compliance, patients and supply chain companies are able to take advantage of the benefits of DSCSA, such as:

  • Improved patient safety and care
  • Compliance with serialization requirements helps move the industry ahead with better traceability and accountability for the origin, chain of custody, delivery, and availability of authentic, original prescription drugs
  • Improved accessibility to patients for the drugs they need and assurance that they are exactly the drugs prescribed by their physicians
  • Reduction of counterfeit drugs by having serialized identifiers
  • Maintaining profits for the industry providers against counterfeit products
  • Enables quick and accurate recalls of drugs, if needed
  • Increased efficiency throughout the supply chain by optimizing inventory tracking through serialization

What do I need to be in compliance?

Converting manufacturing lines from lot-based to unit-based serialization represents an investment in software and hardware. Barcode scanners and barcode label printers are a necessity to print and scan a GS1 2D Datamatrix barcode label. Wireless networking is an option for manufacturers looking to future-proof their operations. While all facilities present different challenges, service providers like Barcodes, Inc. can provide a consultation to ensure all the technology is identified and implemented in accordance to compliance regulations.

While the deadline remains the same, the FDA has issued a one year reprieve, meaning that the agency will not take action against manufacturers who do not affix or imprint the product identifier to their packages until after November 26, 2018.

To learn more about the DSCSA drug tracing mandate or to get a free consultation on a drug tracing hardware and software solution, reach out to one of our Barcodes, Inc. representatives.


BarTender: Labeling for Every Industry and Regulation

Posted September 28, 2017

bartender-greyBarTender Software by Seagull Scientific enables organizations around the world to improve safety, security, efficiency, and compliance by helping create and automate the printing and control of labels, barcodes, RFID tags, plastic cards, and much more.

Some of the world’s largest companies and hundreds of thousands of small businesses rely on the BarTender software because it has labeling software for every industry and regulation.

A few of those industries and regulations include:

  • BarTender Software for Chemical Labeling: BarTender software is already solving the labeling challenges of chemical facilities around the world as it is an integral component of the GHS compliance labeling strategy of these chemical facilities, from ICIS top 10 manufacturers to small, regional operations.
  • BarTender Software for Food Labeling: BarTender barcode and label software is an integral component of the compliance, traceability and supply chain interoperability labeling strategies of food producers, processors, logistics providers and manufacturers around the world.
  • BarTender Software for Labeling and Marking Medical Devices: Built to help meet security demands of UDI, BarTender provides full audit trail capabilities throughout the entire labeling process. BarTender is scalable to any system requirement and is adaptable to the entire spectrum of AIDC technologies.
  • BarTender Software for Pharmaceutical Labeling: BarTender is at the heart of FDA-validated pharmaceutical manufacturing installations around the world. It delivers secure, auditable barcode and RFID labeling, all backed by industry expertise.
  • BarTender Software for Supply Chain: BarTender can help you accelerate your value chain transformation, providing integrated business planning and interoperability while offering ease of deployment and legendary technical support while being backed by industry expertise. BarTender enables compliance with the expanded security requirements of the labeling processes in regulated environments.
  • BarTender Software for EU Food Allergen (FIC) Labeling: The BarTender EU Allergen Label template is completely configurable. Automates emphasis and formatting of allergens in your ingredient list. An editable list of allergens allows easy modifications should the regulation be updated or you need to comply with other, similar, regulations that may be enacted.

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate

Posted September 22, 2017

eldWhat you need to know?

In 2012, the United States Congress enacted the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” bill, which included a provision requiring the FMCSA to develop a rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). The purpose of the ELD was to electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS), which replaces the paper log book that drivers use to record their compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. In December 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the final electronic logging device rule, or ELD Mandate. In accordance with the mandate, fleets have until December 2017 to implement certified ELDs to record HOS. Additionally, fleets that are already equipped with ELD technology will have until December 2019 to ensure compliance with the published specifications.

What does an ELD do?

ELDs installed in motor vehicles can monitor and record a whole host of data about the vehicle and its driver that go beyond RODS – from Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) to driver behavior reporting on speeding, idling, and hard braking. Many systems are capable of integrating map and route optimization solutions as well, which can help drivers navigate through the best routes on any given day.

What are the benefits of ELD?

Besides being in compliance and avoiding heavy fees, many fleets are already seeing the benefits of ELDs, such as:

  • Saves the drive time by reducing paperwork
  • Keeps a dispatcher updated on a driver’s status, while letting them plan for loads better in light of HOS compliance needs
  • Reduces the hassle of keeping a paper
  • Tracks a driver’s HOS electronically
  • Ensures drive segments are capture through being “integrally synchronized” with a truck’s engine
  • Synchronizes driver with fleet manager by passing data to a system where one can see e-logs in a near real-time basis
  • Save money by reducing fuel costs

Can I use rugged smartphones and tablets instead?

Knowing that there is a cost burden associated with adopting new technology, the FMCSA has authorized the use of rugged handhelds, smartphones, and tablets as the system as a whole meets ELD requirements, including a hardwired connection to the truck’s engine. This helps address the start-up costs associated with some of the HOS compliance systems. Furthermore, most truck drivers are already using rugged devices as part of their other operations, such as direct store delivery, signature capture, route optimization, and inventory management. They also allow the drivers the flexibility to choose from a wide range of mobile devices that they are comfortable using.

What are some mobile device options?

While there are hundreds of devices to choose from, here are some of the newest technologies that are ideal for the on-the-go driver:

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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