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RedBeam Version 5.6.1 Now Available

Posted June 10, 2014

RedBeam Asset Tracking Asset Tracking SoftwareThe latest version of RedBeam Asset TrackingInventory Tracking, and Check In/Check Out applications includes a database upgrade to SQL Express 2008 R2.  This enhancement provides the following benefits:

  • Increased Memory – 10 GB of database memory versus 4 GB in the previous version.
  • Support for Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012 – SQL Server 2008 R2 is fully supported on Windows 8/Windows Server 2012.

Backwards Compatibility – SQL Express 2008 was intentionally chosen over SQL Express 2012 because it allows us to continue to support customers running Windows XP.

For assistance choosing the right version of ReadBeam for your business needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


StarPRNT Utility Updated to V2.1

Posted May 22, 2014

starStarPRNT’s capabilities continue to expand with support now for Windows 8.1. The current v2.1 applies to the TSP650II, FVP-10, TSP700II, TSP800II, SP700, SP500, TUP500, and TUP900 printer lines.

StarPRNT is an all-in-one driver, configuration utility, and support package designed to make deploying your Star printers simple and easy.  Preloaded with drivers and a large array of configuration setting options for the most popular Star Printers, StarPRNT provides a comfortable Graphical User Interface (GUI) to cut down installation and customization time even more. Installable in many different environments, StarPRNT offers full functionality for both 32- and 64-bit Operating Systems.

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Star’s New Cash Drawer Series

Posted May 8, 2014

Star SMD2-1617 Cash DrawerStar staying true to its “Always Leading- Always Innovating” motto announces the addition of the SMD2 series cash drawers to its expanding mPOS solution lineup.

The SMD2-1214, SMD2-1317, and SMD2-1617 cash drawers integrate seamlessly into any retail or hospitality environment to complete a sleek and functional mobile point of sale.

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TEKLYNX Now Supports New Food Manufacturing Label Requirements

Posted April 29, 2014

Teklynx LABELMATRIXTEKLYNX continues to support manufacturers as they address industry and regulatory changes. Making headlines recently are three food manufacturing initiatives that will affect the way suppliers create labels: the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), the Food Information for Consumers regulation (FIC) and proposed FDA changes to Nutrition Facts labels. TEKLYNX barcode labeling software supports the creation of label designs for all three initiatives.

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Datalogic’s Newest Addition to the PowerScan Line – PM9500 2D Imager

Posted April 28, 2014

Datalogic PM9500 ScannerDatalogic has announced the addition of the PowerScan PM9500 2D imager to the PowerScan family.  Like every product in the PowerScan line, the new PM9500 imager is versatile, easy to use, and is designed for industrial applications.

The PM9500 includes the latest generation of the Datalogic STAR2.0 Cordless System for narrow band radio communications, offering a longer range and more robust alternative to Bluetooth wireless technology.  The Datalogic STAR2.0 Cordless System technology provides high speed wireless mobility with 433MHz and 910 MHz radio communications.  It offers scalable solutions from simple point-to-point applications, to networking capabilities combined with seamless roaming two way communication in complex installations.

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Cognex Dataman 300 Selected by Leading Warehouse Automation Company

Posted April 21, 2014

Cognex announced that it has received purchase orders totaling more than $3 million from a U.S. based designer of logistics automation systems. The customer will integrate Cognex DataMan(R) 300 barcode readers into numerous shipping and distribution centers for a major retailer.

The DataMan 300 with Hotbars image analysis technology offers reliable reading of 1-D barcodes that lasers cannot read, including damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height and low contrast codes. It also reads codes presented in any orientation, multiple codes within the same image, and 2-D codes such as Data Matrix and QR codes. With no moving parts to wear out, the DataMan 300 also offers exceptional reliability, lower maintenance and longer product life. DataMan’s real-time performance feedback also provides customers with the ability to make immediate adjustments for process improvements.

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Bixolon’s New Desktop Label Printer – SLP-TX420

Posted April 18, 2014

product_img_slp-tx420_main_m_20140408165349Samsung-Bixolon has announced its new thermal transfer/ direct thermal desktop label printer, the SLP-TX430.

The Energy Star certified SLP-TX420 features a 74m printing ribbon and print speeds of up to 7ips (178mm/sec), 17% faster than comparable models found in the market. The increased speed is a key factor to increase effectiveness in the work place.

The SLP-TX420 is compatible with Mac-based PCs, Android-based tablet PCs, Windows, or LINUX. This model also supports USB dongle-typed WLAN wireless communication as well as basic wired communication. With the recent surge of smart devices in the printing industry, Bixolon’s versatile SLP-TX420 is certain to please its users. The overall design and use of the printer is made with convenience and ease for users at the forefront. Operators can easily remove and replace consumables, as well as easily adjust the label guide to accommodate different label sizes.

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Zebra Acquires Motorola’s Enterprise Business for $3.45 Billion

Posted April 16, 2014

2014-04-16_0925Zebra and Motorola have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new debt. The transaction, which was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

With 2013 pro-forma sales of approximately $2.5 billion (excluding sales of its iDEN products), Motorola’s Enterprise business is an industry leader in mobile computing and advanced data capture communications technologies and services. Through this transaction, Zebra will enter the segment where Motorola’s Enterprise business competes and strengthen its position in key industries including Retail, Transportation & Logistics, and Manufacturing and serve approximately 95 percent of the Fortune 500.

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Frick Introduces Two New SmartMark RFID Tags with Exceptional Read Ranges

Posted April 14, 2014

smartmark-longrangeFrick expands its SmartMark product line with the addition of two new innovative RFID tag solutions. These economical passive UHF RFID tags offer exceptional read ranges for use in a variety of applications. Use with a standard RFID reader-no special equipment or battery-powered tags required.

The High-Performance Metal Mount RFID tag reads directly on metal surfaces from up to 20 feet away—great for tracking metal assets such as fleet trucks, forklifts and tractors, as well as IT equipment.

The Ultra Long Range RFID tag reads from a whopping 65 feet away, making it the ideal solution for tagging overhead assets such as pole-mounted transformers or cables.

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Motorola’s TC55 Mobile Computer Wins 2014 Red Dot Product Design Award

Posted April 11, 2014

Motorola has been honored with the Red Dot Product Design Award 2014 for the TC55 touch computer. International experts evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries and selected the top designs that represent quality and innovative strength. The TC55 will be presented at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, in a special exhibition from July 8 – Aug. 3, 2014.

Designed for the field service, merchandising, and direct store delivery (DSD) markets, the TC55 is a complete business solution, featuring a thin design without compromising the capabilities or durability expected from an enterprise mobile device. The TC55 merges the features of a traditional enterprise-class mobile computer with the form factor and functionality of a smartphone running the Jelly Bean version of the Android operating system (OS).

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