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Honeywell’s Voyager 1602g: The Powerful Scanning Companion

Posted January 11, 2018

voyager-1602Business is in the palm of your hands when it comes to the Honeywell’s Voyager 1602g. Affordable, yet high performing. The scanner packs high- performance area- imaging technology into small pocketable form factor- making it a powerful tablet scanning companion – based retail point of sale and field service applications.

Despite its small size, this pocket scanner holds the same high performance area- imaging engine found in our full size handheld scanners- so you can simply scan all the 1D and 2D barcodes. It quickly pairs up with your Apple iOS, Android, Windows mobile device, or a standard PC or laptop and can scan barcodes right off your customers’ mobile phone for revenue- generating mobile marketing initiatives.

The Voyager 1602g pocket scanner is great for a variety of tablet based applications:

  • Fixed point-of-sale
  • Mobile point-of-sale
  • Inventory Management
  • Backroom/Stockroom
  • In-store customer engagement
  • Non-retail scanning applications such as Salesforce automation

Features and Benefits:

  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Enjoy wireless freedom of movement up to 10 meters (33 feet)
  • Omnidirectional 1D and 2D barcode scanning options
  • Capable of reading barcodes off smartphones.

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


QR Codes to Change the Retail Landscape

Posted January 10, 2018

qr-windowThe use of QR codes in the retail industry is expected to increase in the coming years. According to Juniper Research, QR coupons redeemed via a mobile device is expected to reach 5.3 billion by the year 2022. In comparison QR coupons used in 2017 reached about 1.3 billion. That’s an expected 81 percent increase in about 5 years. Target is already on board with QR codes recently announcing a QR code-based payment system that will allow consumers to scan offers directly to their device.

The retail industry stands to gain from the usage of QR codes and there are many ways to incorporate them in the shopping experience.

  1. QR Coupons

As discussed above QR Coupons are just the start but are still an integral part in incorporating QR codes. Consumers, as one myself, are just trying to find a deal that’ll be easy on the wallet. QR coupons are a great way for consumers to get a deal and an easy way to start for any retail business. There are many ways a business can get started with QR coupons; printing physical QR coupons is one possibility. To do so a barcode printer and barcode software would be needed in order to create and print coupons to hand out to the consumers. Another would be to create QR codes for mobile devices via an email promotion. One thing is certain, a barcode scanner capable of scanning QR codes will be needed to scan any coupons consumers bring in.

  1. Window Shopping

Using QR codes for window shopping should be taken both literally and figuratively. What I mean by that is, literally putting QR codes on window display products. This would benefit retail stores located in malls as consumers walk by they can scan a QR code associated with a product. Figuratively consumers tend to do a lot of “window shopping” in stores by just looking around. Consumers want as much information as possible about a product before purchasing. Using QR codes in the window shopping fashion could give consumers access to product information with videos and reviews.

  1. The Shopping Experience

To piggy back off the figurative “window shopping”, QR codes could revolutionize the in-store experience for the consumer. Placing QR codes on the product packaging will allow consumers to learn valuable information about the product. QR codes could contain videos explaining the product to the consumer or it could contain a link leading the consumer to customer reviews. Another possibility would be sampling certain products like music, a consumer could scan the QR code of a CD and listen to track samples. Lastly, consumers could be given the ability to purchase the product directly from the QR code and have the product shipped anywhere.

  1. Upcoming Sales and New Products

QR codes could help inform consumers of upcoming sales, promotions, or an interactive view of new products arriving to the store in the near future.

  1. Customer Information

The retail industry can use QR codes to encourage consumers to sign up for their newsletter. Perhaps a sign up feature could be included in the QR code encouraging consumers to sign up with their email address and receive special deals in the future.

Most Consumers now a days have a mobile device on their person. Retailers can use that fact to help improve the consumer experience while at the same time change the retail landscape.

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


Retail Stores are Being Revolutionized with the Help of RFID

Posted January 4, 2018

8GS1-US-EPC-RFID-Chip-Hand-ImageRadio Frequency Identification (RFID) are helping retail stores across the country improving customer experience, inventory accuracy, and a way to present wider sets of products to customers who are a little more selective.

RFID Tags have the ability to hold information that identifies the products, its country of origin, materials used, production date, the handling process, and any other important information that took place in the supply chain. Some retailers are using RFID tagging to track products at all of their locations. According to a research study from the RFID Lab at Auburn University, RFID tagging can increase inventory accuracy from an average of 63 percent to greater than 95 percent. This helps enable speed and accuracy for consumers concerning fulfillment for two-day, one-day, or same day delivery. According to Kurt Salmon and the Platt Retail Institute, with RFID tagging, out of stocks can be reduced by up to 40 percent and increase profit margins by 60 percent.

According to the RFID Lab, manufacturers using RFID tagging will see an 80 percent improvement in shipping and picking accuracy, at the same time being able to increase the receiving time by 90 percent. This will allow retailers to communicate more efficiently with their manufacturers for expedited reorders, improved planning, and forecasting of products.

To read more about how RFIDs can help retail stores click here.

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


Value of Visibility in Your Supply Chain

Posted January 3, 2018

Visibility in the supply chain is valuable data to a company. It allows company to be informed about their inventory from when it is stored or in transit in order to optimize time and allocate labor and staff.

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A POS System for Your Business Needs

Posted January 2, 2018

When it comes to the Point of Sale market there are a variety of options. Each have their own specific advantages. To better help you decide which POS system is best suited for your business needs here are some options.

Mobile POS

With wireless mobile POS systems your business will have more competitive solutions to surpass their operational constraints. You’ll be able to process payments, manage some inventory, and mange customer information. Pair it with a mobile receipt printer to truly go mobile.

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Tablet POS

Tablets are becoming a popular solution when it comes to point of sale. Tablets come in many sizes and have a wide variety of features. Many have the ability to support hardeware such as tablet stands, barcode readers, cash drawers, tablet barcode scanners or a companion barcode scanners

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POS Terminal System

The Point of Sale Terminal Systems are the most common. These are types most people use at counter in various applications. They include everything you’ll need to get started with POS in your business. There are systems specifically designed for retail, restaurant, bar, grocery, salon, and iPad based. Each system will provide the most efficient and productive POS experience for your business and your customers.

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To learn more about Point of Sale options and applications please click here.

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

 


Get on Track with AirTrack S1: The All Purpose Scanner

Posted December 18, 2017

s1When it comes to a simple all purpose scanner, the Airtrack S1 is the ideal imager scanner for your everyday use.

The S1 is a great scanner for retail, warehouse, logistics, healthcare, and most industry applications. It has a small, lightweight, and ergonomic design that is accommodating to high daily usage. The S1 imager offers an excellent reading performance on most 1D barcodes and features a wide scanning angle with an extended scanning line which is perfect for capturing longer and wider barcodes. It also comes with a universal stand and cable for your out of the box solution providing maximum performance in a value priced reader.

Features:

  • Wide angle scanning
  • Laser- thin extended scan line
  • Green spot technology for good read feedback
  • IP42 water and particulate sealing rating
  • Withstands repeated drops from 5 feet onto concrete surface

To protect your scanner, be sure to purchase the BCI and Airtrack service contracts which includes a comprehensive 5 year protection with 5 day exchange, Tier 1 and Tier 2 Helpdesk support, RMA Triage, and pre/post repair inspection. The service contracts protects your technology investment and lower the total cost of ownership in the long run.

Feel free to check out Airtrack’s technology portfolio of scanners, label printers, and supplies. Airtrack technology provides industry- leading capabilities at highly competitive price points and fully backed by robust warranty service.

For any questions or a quote on any scanners please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Honeywell’s Duratherm Series: Label Printing Made Easy

Posted December 14, 2017

When it comes to consumables there are no shortage of options; each and everyone has their benefits when it comes to maintaining your printer. Printing supplies can impact everything from the printhead’s lifespan to the printer’s operational efficiency. So when it comes to selecting labels, tags, or wristbands it’s an important decision.

As a leading manufacturer of label printers and media, Honeywell provides a wide range of label materials to meet any need. When it comes to direct thermal printing the Duratherm series provides cost-effective printing with various levels of durability, from uncoated paper to top-coated synthetic labels.

Duratherm products are easy to use and demand less operator intervention, all without the need for ribbon changeover. Duratherm labels have been designed for use with both visible and infrared scanners in indoor applications with high humidity, high surface abrasion, at demanding fast print speeds.

  • Duratherm Receipt – A direct thermal paper that provides excellent print quality. Well-suited for most general receipt applications, most notably for use in portable thermal printers.
  • Duratherm Wristband –  The Duratherm wristbands are recommended for healthcare and provide the positive identification hospitals need for maximum patient safety. The full-coverage thermal print coating enables high quality printing on the entire length of the band, thus eliminating the need to reposition a sleeping patient just to scan their band.
  • Duratherm II Label – A general purpose direct thermal paper label that delivers high-quality, cost-effective printing. Duratherm II is recommended for most general use applications where exposure to chemicals and moisture is not anticipated.
  • Duratherm III Label – A top-coated direct thermal paper label that delivers high-quality printing and enhanced durability.Duratherm III is recommended for applications where high humidity, moisture contact and surface abrasion are concerns.
  • Duratherm Linerless Label – The Linerless labels are a self wound adhesive label that provides excellent print quality and durability without the need for a liner. Without the liner, there’s no need to go through the trouble of disposing the liner and more importantly the roll capacity increases. Are available with both permanent or removable adhesive.
  • Duratherm NIR – A premium direct thermal paper label engineered to deliver high-contrast images and enhanced durability. Duratherm III NIR is targeted for use in applications with challenging barcode scanning requirements and is well-suited for high-speed sortation applications.
  • Duratherm II Tag A general purpose paper tag providing high-quality, cost-effective printing.Duratherm II Tag is recommended for applications where labeling is not suitable. This product resists curling, even in high humidity environments.

For any questions or a quote on any printer consumables please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Deck the Warehouse with Zebra’s Ultra Rugged Scanners

Posted December 8, 2017

LI3608LI3678 Ultra-Rugged Scanner - Google Chrome_2017-12-08_16-23-43As the holiday season falls upon us, order fulfillment gets a bit more demanding in warehouses. So when scanning gets tough, you need a scanner that’s tougher. A scanner that can withstand all the harsh environments and deliver unstoppable performance. The Zebra 3600 Series Ultra Rugged Scanners are made for the world’s toughest environments. Best used in warehouse management and manufacturing industries, the Zebra 3600 series has a model to meet your needs. It is dust, dirt, waterproof, and is able to withstand an 8 feet drop to cement. Superior scanning performance for you to scan thousands of barcodes to ensure product quality. Minimize down time and maximize productivity is just what you need every day at your warehouse.

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Features:

  • Capture any barcode in any condition
  • Capture up to 20 barcodes with a single trigger
  • Superior pick list functionality
  • Bluetooth 4.0 for lightning fast data capture
  • Battery power up to 70,000 scans or more
  • Deploy Bluetooth with zero Wi-Fi network interference
  • Battery Charge Gauge

 

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Honeywell’s Granit Series are an Industrial Grade Series of Scanners

Posted December 5, 2017

When it comes to Honeywell’s Granit Series there are no shortage of options for the worlds many needs. The industrial grade series of scanners are built to withstand the varied demands of harsh working environments. Incorporating the Granit housing that has long set the standard for scanner reliability, the Granit Series of scanners come with an IP65 rating and are built to survive 5,000 tumbles from 3.2 ft (1 m) and 50 drops to concrete from 6.5 ft (2 m).

1280iFirst up is the Granit 1280i, a wired laser scanner that can read barcodes as far as 54 ft (16.5 m) or as close as 3.5 in (8.9 cm). Designed to read virtually all linear barcodes across a wide depth of field from poor quality 7.5 mil paper coders to 100 mil retro-reflective codes and anything in between. The 1280i comes with bright LEDs, enhanced beeper volume, and a vibrating tactile response to overcome poor lighting conditions and loud machinery.

1920iNext is the Granit 1920i an area imaging scanner that captures virtually any direct park mark with ease, along with the standard 1D and 2D barcodes on printed labels. The scanner works by a highly innovative lighting system that allows the imager to optimally illuminate marks of any type and on any surface. The low angle direct lighting provides the uniform illumination required for dot peen and laser-etched marks. An integrated diffuser delivers the soft, indirect light required for marks on shiny, round, or otherwise highly reflective surfaces.

granit-1911iUp next are the Granit 1910i and the Granit 1911i a set of, wired and wireless respectively, area imaging scanners for demanding arm’s length scanning of 1D and 2D barcodes. Both come with TotalFreedom area-imaging development platform that enables the loading and linking of multiple applications to enhance image decoding, data formatting, and image processing; making the need for host system modifications obsolete. They can scan 20 mil linear codes out to 29.5 in (75 cm) without sacrificing performance on 2D codes. The 1911i has a long-lasting Lithium Ion battery that powers up to 50,000 scans per full charge.

1980i-1981iLastly are the Granit 1980i and the Granit 1981i a set of, wired and wireless respectively, area imaging scanners that are capable of reading 1D and 2D barcodes from as close as 6 in (15 cm) up to 50 ft (15 m). With an integrated laser pointer aiming system with auto-illumination, omnidirectional reading capability, and support for centering – users will be able to take the guesswork out of scanning at extended ranges. They can scan low density 100 mil codes at long range and high density 2 mil codes at close range.

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


RFID Tags Made to Monitor Vital Signs

Posted December 4, 2017

Sensor2IMG_9317The possibility of being able to continuously monitor a person’s vital signs to detect early warnings on potential abnormalities is coming. All thanks to researchers at Cornell University that have been working on a new project. For this to really get off the ground it’ll have to be as noninvasive as possible with no interference of wires and electrodes. With RFID technology that’ll be possible. Researchers have created a new touch free monitoring system that’ll be able to monitor an individual’s breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure all with a RFID Tag small enough to fit in someone’s shirt pocket.

A professor of electrical and computer engineering at Cornell University, Edwin Kan and graduate student Xiaonan Hui developed the technology. Their method relies on near-field coupling. Near-field is the region of the electromagnetic field right around an RFID Antenna with a distance of up to 35 centimeters, or one wavelength, away. Kan and Hui’s demonstrations were able to pick up an individuals’ blood pressure, heart rate, and breathing measures with a high level of accuracy. All of it was possible using a small RFID antenna and RFID tag placed within 10 centimeters of an individuals’ body, and a RFID Reader located up to two meters away. According to Hui this method increases the sensitivity and the signal quality.

In the long term there could be life changing uses that come from Kan and Hui’s research. “There are several potential real-world applications for this, such as the next generation wearable devices, smart garments, healthcare monitoring, and clinical studies,” Hui continued. “The convenience and the high performance could be particularly helpful for smart garments. Imagine if your daily garments were able to gather your vital signs directly, and then report them straight to your cell phone.”

In the short term Kan and Hui are interested in using this RFID technology in hospitals. It could be used to monitor a large number of patients without hooking them up to separate machines and devices to check their vitals. The study also showed that their system could detect up to 200 RFID tags at once, all over the same wireless communication channel.

To read more about Edwin Kan’s And Xiaonan Hui’s research, click here.

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


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