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Socket Scanner Compatible with iPad Helps Boston Scientific Educate

Posted January 18, 2012

Socket 7Xi handheld barcode scanner
Boston Scientific, a pioneer in less-invasive medical devices, services and therapies, was developing an application for the Apple iPad and needed a barcode scanner that was compatible with the latest Operating System, IOS 5.0 in order to complete it. BarcodesInc recommended and provided a demo unit of the Socket 7Xi series handheld scanner for testing. The scanner proved compatible and was quickly accepted for their solution. Now their app is complete and can be found in the iTunes Store, helping healthcare providers educate their patients on the spot, everywhere.

Account Manager: Kevin Hayman

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Field Mobility with the Motorola ES400

Posted December 29, 2011

Motorola ES400 mobile computer
Refinish Solutions is the premier PPG automotive refinishing distributor, serving central Virginia and the DC metro area. Their internal software could allow them to go completely paperless when working with accounts in the field, so they needed a little help to make that happen. They required a signature capture solution to be used by accounts receivable for Direct Store Delivery (DSD), as well as a mobile computing option for order entry by their mobile sales force. BarcodesInc made it easy and set them up with Motorola ES400 mobile computers to cover all their needs in a single, mobile device.

Sales Engineer: Mark Schweikle

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Slabb Completes their Kiosks with Printers, Scanners and Card Readers from BarcodesInc

Posted December 29, 2011
Star TSP743 printer MagTek SureSwipe card reader Honeywell MK3480 scanner

Slabb, a kiosk manufacturer with locations in the Netherlands and Las Vegas, came to BarcodesInc looking for high-quality, low-cost components to implement into their top tier kiosks for high profile clients around the world. After a trial period with our recommendations, BarcodesInc now provides them with the Star printers, Honeywell scanners and MagTek MSR readers to complete their kiosks, with a rollout of over 300 units of each component so far and larger orders on the horizon.

Senior Sales Engineer: Greg Hamilton

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Wireless Carrier in Need of Some Asset Management

Posted December 15, 2011

Motorola DS3508 barcode scanner
One of the largest wireless carriers in America required a revamp of all of their cellular towers and needed to begin scanning 2D barcodes in order to track all the equipment in each tower. The company’s main concern was to be able to parse the equipments’ serial numbers, which were encoded in different barcode formats by three different manufacturers. BarcodesInc provided them with over 400 Motorola DS3508 barcode scanners, custom configured for their application and ready to use out of the box. The company was so happy with their new solution, they have shown interest in two future orders of comparable magnitude.

Senior Sales Engineer: Alyce Miller

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Lights, Camera, Asset Tracking!

Posted December 15, 2011

Motorola DS3508 barcode scanner
Red Digital Cinema rents out film equipment and was in need of a way to track their cameras and manage the related data within an Excel spreadsheet. Data Matrix barcodes were printed on each camera, so a good 2D barcode scanner was necessary. BarcodesInc hooked them up with Motorola DS6707 scanners which made it quick and easy to scan the information into their spreadsheet, complete with a date and time stamp of when the units were checked out and where they were going.

Sales Engineer: Gary Seiko

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ID Cards Make Dreams Come True for Children in Las Vegas

Posted December 8, 2011

Overview

Industry:
ID Card Printing

Application:
ID card software and printing to accommodate and track a growing roster of volunteers

Product Solution:
Fargo Persona C30 Card Printer, associated software and accessories

Solution Provider:
Greg Hamilton

Young people in Las Vegas were given a gift when the Dream Center began its ID card program seven months ago. They were given a sense of belonging.

The Dream Center is an outreach-driven church affiliated with the International Church of Las Vegas, dedicated to helping inner city families. “Our ministry provides hope by meeting both tangible and spiritual needs,” said David Hammonds Jr., Assistant Pastor responsible for oversight of children’s programs and outreach efforts. “We provide food, clothing, life rehabilitation, education, Biblical training and much more through our numerous ministries and outreach programs. We reach hundreds of hurting and needy children and adults across all races and cultures every week.”

In addition to regular Sunday services, the Dream Center provides multiple community programs, including a Thursday night dinner that feeds up to 300 homeless individuals. Located on the west side of the city, in an area most people choose to drive by, the Dream Center also ministers to about 300 at-risk children and teens through its Adopt-a-Block program. Children enrolled in the program receive a personal visit from a staff member at their home every week and are invited back to the Dream Center for Tuesday night programs.

“It takes a lot of work to stay connected to the kids and their families,” said Hammonds. When the Adopt-a-Block program began, there were approximately 20 participants, and administrators used a printed roster to take attendance. As new children joined the program, Dream Center administrators gathered information on the individuals. It wasn’t long before program acceptance exploded, and the number of participants went from 20 to 300, making the paper roster time-consuming and inefficient. “The issue for us was to get an accurate attendance for each service,” said Hammonds. “All of our students are bused to the building at much the same time. By the time we got to 300 kids, it was hard to keep track of everyone.”
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Bluetooth Scanners Help with those Hard to Reach Items

Posted December 1, 2011

Motorola LS3578-ER barcode scanners
Eastman Gelatine, a division of Kodak, needed help scanning inventory on the top shelf of a new addition to their warehouse. They wanted a long range scanner that could wirelessly connect to their mobile computers, giving their workers more freedom and mobility. BarcodesInc recommended Motorola LS3578-ER scanners with Bluetooth connectivity. Eastman Gelatine decided to go with the scanners and forklift cradle kits on a trial basis, with intent to roll it out to their entire warehouse and complete their solution.

Sales Associate: Andrew Hall

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Vehicle Mounted Warehouse Management

Posted November 22, 2011

LXE 8650 Ring ScannersLXE Thor Vehicle Mount Terminals
Visual Comfort, a designer lighting manufacturer, was moving their inventory to a larger warehouse and needed a better solution for tracking their assets. BarcodesInc combined LXE Thor vehicle mounted computers with LXE Bluetooth ring scanners for the first phase of their roll-out. They began using this combination to maintain a live inventory of lamp and lighting parts that are shipped out to assembly plants as well as consumers looking for spare parts. The wireless mobility of this new solution greatly improved the efficiency of their tracking methods as well as eliminated past manual errors.

Account Manager: Gabe Yocum

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Streamlining Field Service

Posted November 22, 2011

Topaz Signature Lite 1x5Citizen CMP-10 portable printers
Southeastern Cable needed an on-premise invoicing and receipt solution for its cable installers. They were tired of the handwritten work orders and receipts they were dealing with and wanted to keep track of their jobs digitally. BarcodesInc was chosen to create a solution to make that happen. We paired Topaz signature capture pads and software with Citizen portable printers to overhaul and streamline their system. Now, a signature is captured on-location when a job is completed and it is recorded via software. A receipt is then printed and given to the customer for their records. This solution will help Southeastern Cable accurately track work orders and keep digital records while saving time and eliminating errors from their old manual process.

Sales Engineer: Mark Schweikle

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Streamlining Soldier Data Capture for the US Military

Posted November 1, 2011

Overview

Industry:
Military

Application:
Develop a mobile physical data collection system using the Motorola MC75 with MSI netbooks that will be used to determine soldier injury risk factors and help prevent future injuries

Product Solution:
Motorola MC75, MSI Netbook

Solution Provider:
Jaret Willard

United States Army Medical Department is developing a mobile physical data collection system that will be used to determine soldier injury risk factors and help prevent future injuries.

Executive Summary

The US Army Medical Department was in search of a paperless system to quickly collect data in a physical evaluation setting and determine soldier injury risk. BarcodesInc working in connection with Move2Perform, a company that developed injury calculation software, was able to create a physical evaluation software and soldier information survey using the Motorola MC75 and MSI netbook computers. The information collected was able to be imported into the Move2Perform software and give the Army accurate risk factors for each soldier in the study. The end result was that soldiers were placed in roles that would not result in the injury they were at a greater risk for and exercise techniques could be provided to strengthen vulnerable areas of the individual’s body.

The Business Challenge

Currently all new recruits to the US Military complete a basic entry physical evaluation on paper forms, but there is not an effective way to utilize these results to benefit each soldier.

Researchers at the US Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston reached out to BarcodesInc for assistance in finding a solution that could prevent future injuries to soldiers by collecting information during physical evaluations, and using that information to recognize risk factors for potential injury to different areas of the body.

The solution needed to be expandable to multiple locations and time saving over the current paper process.

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