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The New Unitech PA690MCA – Designed For Healthcare

Posted September 6, 2012

Unitech has announced the release of their newest mobile computer designed specifically for healthcare applications, the PA690MCA.  Healthcare environments require mobile devices to be rugged, reliable, and easy to operate.  With the latest communication technology, the PA690MCA  provides patient and other critical information right in the palm of your hand so you can give the best possible care to your patients.

While the workload and healthcare quality standards are getting higher, hospitals and other medical environments are desperately in need of the latest techniques to offer the best care possible. When people’s lives are at stake; every mistake is one too many. The PA690 MCA helps healthcare workers do their jobs accurate, quick and responsible; whether its regarding patient care, access control or laundry management. This device offers the next level in healthcare technology; it’s the ultimate Mobile Clinical Assistant: PA690 MCA.

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Redbeam Attains Enterprise Mobility Validation for Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablets

Posted September 5, 2012

RedBeam has announced that their Asset Tracking application has achieved Motorola Enterprise Mobility Validation on the Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet.  Up to now, all devices certified for use with RedBeam have been Windows Mobile-based. This is the first Android mobile computer certified by RedBeam, as well as the first tablet device.

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Zebra Announces The Discontinuance of the LP/TLP 2844, LP/TLP 2824, and TLP 3842

Posted September 4, 2012

Some of the most popular and widely used desktop label printers are finally coming to an end.  Zebra has announced the formal discontinuation of their famed  LP/TLP 2844, LP/TLP 2824, and TLP 3842 printers.

Zebra is a leader in the world of label printers and their compact desktop models are the perfect combination of performance and value.  While their most popular units may be on the way out, there is are new and improved printers ready to take their place.

These new models use the same labels/ribbons as their predecessors and are drop-in replacements in most applications. If you have any questions or need assistance migrating to these new printers, contact us at Barcodes Inc.


Star Releases v3.1 of their Android SDK

Posted August 30, 2012

The new Star Micronics Android SDK V3.1 offers four major enhancements from the previous 2.0 version. The latest Android SDK features a port discovery for both desktop (Ethernet) and mobile (Bluetooth and WiFi) printers and now has the ability to Auto Discover all Star printers on the same network as the Android device, as well as, any paired Star portable Bluetooth printers. Customers can now be given the option to enter the printer’s IP address manually or let the application find Star printers automatically. The new version also offers improved support for the Apple AirPort Express; the ability to add sample receipts; and the logical reorganization of all functionality in the sample application. V3.1 now has much more logical, simple navigation and layout to make integration faster and even easier for developers.

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New 3G Cradle Provides Cellular Connectivity for the CipherLab 8000 Series

Posted August 28, 2012

CipherLab has delivered a new 3G cradle to the 8000 series mobile computer. Light-weighted in pocket size, the 8000 series mobile computer from CipherLab has been widely used for applications in retail, healthcare, and logistic industries. With versatile data transmission options ranging from batch, Acoustic Coupler, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi to GPRS, the 8000 series empowers users to manage their tasks more efficiently and work smarter. With the good reputation and great popularity, CipherLab now further upgrade the WWAN communication of the 8000 series mobile computer with the new 3G cradle.

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TEC Launches the New B-EX4T2 Low-Cost Industrial Printer

Posted August 27, 2012

Known for its extensive range of robust, high quality printers, TEC’s latest addition to their industrial printer line is no exception.

Featuring advanced processing power, the B-EX4T2 boasts fast output with print speeds of up to 12ips, combined with efficient throughput, making it an ideal choice for heavy duty industrial printing environments.

Low cost of ownership, ease of integration into existing competitor estates and high performance at top speeds are just some of the benefits of the new B-EX4T2 premium industrial barcode printer, available at a price often associated with less powerful printing solutions. Plus, with the lowest power consumption of any industrial printer on the market combined with a 600m ribbon offered as standard, the resulting reduction in electricity use, stoppages, media changes and storage requirements, all point to lower operating costs for users.

Available in 203/300 or 600dpi variants the B-EX4T2 is perfect for a diverse range of high volume industrial printing application. Using customer-friendly features that are easy to upgrade in the field, such as snap-in printheads, combined with double-ribbon motor control, which provides linear ribbon feed and correct tension, reducing wrinkles and waste, maintenance costs are also kept to a minimum.

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Bixolon SPP-R300 – New iOS and Android Compatible Mobile Receipt Printer

Posted August 24, 2012

Bixolon SPP-R300 WiFi and Bluetooth 3" Mobile Receipt PrinterToday Bixolon announced the release of its new SPP-R300. Compact, rugged and light weight, the 3” SPP-R300 mobile receipt printer provides wireless capability via Bluetooth or Wireless LAN interfaces and its magnetic card reader allows transactions to be processed immediately.

Connected via WiFi with iOS devices such as the Apple iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone the SPP-R300 fully satisfies the anytime, anywhere demands of today’s mobile commerce needs. With its print speeds of 100mm per second and high resolution of 203dpi, the SPP-R300 is the perfect solution for mobile receipt printing applications which require fast, on-demand printing.

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New Expanded Functionality for the Honeywell Xenon Scanners

Posted August 21, 2012

The Honeywell Xenon series are already some of the most aggressive and capable full 2D imagers on the market today and they continue to get better! With the new firmware update for the Xenon 1900 and the cordless 1902, a host of enhancements have been added to these scanners including additional functionally and improved bar code reading.

The new firmware update includes:

Decoder improvements – Improved reading on Data Matrix bar codes with the ability to decode Data Matrix ECC 0, 50, 80, 100, and 140.  Mirrored Data Matrix codes are also now automatically handled by the scanner.

ColorFusion Image Processing Capability – New support for processing images with a variety of image filters for all Xenon 1900/1902 Color and Color-Capable models. Filters include:  Infinity filter, Compensation, Pixel depth, Edge sharpen, Histogram stretch, Inverse filter, Noise reduction, Image rotate, JPEG image quality, Gamma correction, Image cropping ,Pixel skip, Document image filter, Blur image, and Histogram ship.

IBM Support – New enable/disable commands specified by IBM to USB and RS-485 to enable/disable: GS1, GS1 expanded, GS1 composites, PDF, MaxiCode, OCR, Data Matrix, Aztec, QR, and code 49.

Cordless enhancements – A new batch mode option to retain data until the user sends or scans a clear command.

Data formatting updates – Added ability to insert a string and to send data up to, but not including, a string.

All new Xenon scanners will be shipping with the new firmware but updating your current unit is a simple download. You can add all the new features in just a few minutes. For more information on the Xenon series or the new firmware update feel free to contact us at Barcodes Inc.


Motorola’s VC6090 Improves Operational Efficiencies and Worker Productivity

Posted August 14, 2012

Motorola today introduced the new VC6090 vehicle-mount mobile computer to help improve the productivity and accuracy of warehouse and distribution operations by enabling voice, data and bar code scanning capability in a rugged, size-optimized mobile form factor.

The VC6090 provides the ideal form factor for tight-spaced lift trucks with an all-in-one design that maximizes space utilization and minimizes driver obstruction. With an integrated keyboard with large keys for workers using gloves and an easy-to- read touchscreen display, the VC6090 mobile computer can be viewed and operated in most warehouse environments, resulting in improved decision-making and reduced errors. Integrated voice and data on the VC6090 simplifies tasks for drivers and IT organizations and with Wi-Fi support, drivers can connect to any available wireless LAN (WLAN) inside an enterprise campus or when in range of access points.

Rugged enough to handle any environment the VC6090 is also designed to withstand the constant vibration associated with vehicle mounting. In order to get the most out of your investment, the VC6090 is available with the Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage program, providing coverage for normal wear and tear as well as accidental damage to internal and external components, significantly reducing unforeseen repair expenses.

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Microscan’s C-Mount QX Hawk Imager Wins 2012 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for Packaging Industry

Posted August 13, 2012

Microscan announcd that its C-mount design QX Hawk barcode imager has won a 2012 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in the Packaging Industry category. Microscan’s Weijiang Song accepted the award during a ceremony in Shanghai. This event was coorganized by Ringier Trade Media and its magazine International Packaging News for China, together with ProPak China 2012. Following a strict selection process by an independent judge panel, with reference to online voting results, 21 winning companies were selected for their innovative products and technologies across 5 categories, including Package Converting, Packaging Application, Packaging Materials, Package Printing and Green Packaging. The overall aim of the award is to commend the contributions of companies promoting the development of packaging industry.

At the beginning of this year, Microscan introduced a new C-mount lens configuration for two of its products: the popular QX Hawk imager and the Vision HAWK smart camera. The QX Hawk imager is ideal for industrial track and trace applications, with powerful algorithms for reading virtually all linear and 2D barcodes. The rugged Vision HAWK smart camera combines the same decode capability with a complete vision toolset to enable a broad range of inspection and identification tasks. Both products can now be used with interchangeable lenses to address more application needs, such as high magnification and wide fields of view.

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