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Bixolon’s SLP-TX220 Compact Desktop Label Printers

Posted March 29, 2017

Bixolon’s latest label printer addition, the SLP-TX220 2″ thermal transfer desktop printer with optional Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, is perfect for a range of applications from wrist banding, order labelling to barcode printing.

The SLP-TX220 is the world’s first 2″ thermal transfer desktop printer with built-in Bluetooth with MFi iAP2 certification. Teamed with a smart Bluetooth Auto Switch allowing easy switching from iOS settings to standard Bluetooth mode.

Printing at speeds up to 6ips and high resolution 203 dpi print quality. The SLP-TX220 provides fast data processing speeds for various types of labels. Designed with Autocutter and Peeler options, the SLP-TX220 features a space saving 74mm ribbon and easy paper loading, alongside an adjustable paper guide.

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High Quality Label Supplies From Zebra

Posted March 28, 2017

lbelsLabels are a crucial element in any application barcodes are used that can easily be overlooked.  Thermal printing isn’t rocket science but having the right high quality label for your specific needs can be the key to success and profitability.

Not all thermal labels are created equal. Zebra has been a label printing leader for decades now. Using their supplies means you have access to a large selection of quality, pre-tested, supplies manufactured by a thermal industry expert, reducing your risks.

Zebra has intimate knowledge of thermal printers and understands the importance of using quality materials and processes. With one of the largest selections of thoroughly tested label materials to choose from you cab rest assured with any Zebra label you may need. Continue reading »


Aruba’s 300 Series Entry-level 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points

Posted March 22, 2017

Aruba 300 Series Access PointDo you want to improve your wireless network performance with all the advantages of 802.11ac without breaking the bank? Aruba’s 300 series access points are the perfect solution for getting into 802.11ac with ease.

The entry-level Aruba 300 Series Wave 2 access points deliver high performance and superb user experience for medium density environments. Featuring 3×3:3SS MU-MIMO capability, Aruba advanced ClientMatch radio management, and integrated Aruba Beacons, the 300 Series enables an all wireless digital work environment in a cost effective manner.

With a maximum concurrent data rate of 1,300 Mbps in the 5GHz band and 400 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band (for an aggregate peak data rate of 1.7Gbps), the entry-level 300 Series brings an always-on wireless network experience with the performance required for enterprises. It is ideal for cost sensitive medium density environments across verticals.

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802.11ac Tech Reference

Posted March 20, 2017

Everyone wants to get the most out of their wireless network and provide reliable service that isn’t a bottleneck in any application. From the warehouse floor to access for your customers, a faster, more capable network is essential to any business.

As wireless technology continues to improve the changes can be hard to keep up with. Many networks today are based on 802.11n which have been a larger improvement from previous Wi-Fi standards but 802.11ac is the next big step.

In essence, 802.11ac is a supercharged version of 802.11n. 802.11ac is dozens of times faster, and delivers speeds ranging from 433 Mbps (megabits per second) up to several gigabits per second. To achieve that kind of throughput, 802.11ac works exclusively in the 5GHz band, uses plenty of bandwidth (80 or 160MHz), operates in up to eight spatial streams (MIMO), and employs a kind of technology called beamforming that sends signal directly to client devices.

This convenient infographic helps illustrate all the capabilities 802.11ac provides and how is can improve your wireless experience. For more help finding the right access points and controllers to migrate to 802.11ac contact one of our wireless specialists.


ID TECH and Worldnet Achieve EMV Certification Through First Data

Posted March 15, 2017

ID TECH and Worldnet combine to provide EMV chip-card acceptance to cloud-based merchants, unattended kiosk manufacturers, retailers, and mobile merchants have received EMV certification through First Data. The certification using the GoChip EMV SDK encompasses all the ID TECH’s products that incorporate the ID TECH Common Kernel.

GoChip supports traditional POS as well as iOS and Android operating systems for mobile and tablet POS merchants and is available for Windows Desktop, Apple OS, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile 8.1 and Java.

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Honeywell’s Next Generation CK75 Mobile Device for Increased Productivity Across Supply Chains

Posted March 8, 2017

Honeywell’s new CK75 is an ultra-rugged, lightweight device, is optimized for demanding warehouse, distribution center and manufacturing environments. When workload demands shift unexpectedly, the CK75 mobile computer gives workers the flexibility to quickly transition to tasks that require near or far scanning, speech, voice and image capture, without wasting time finding and reorienting themselves on unfamiliar devices.

Because the CK75 mobile computer supports Honeywell wired or wireless headsets and voice software, customers have the option of traditional or voice-enabled workflows. With a dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n WLAN radio, the CK75 mobile computer delivers rock-solid performance and consistently fast response times, even in areas where you might experience low signal levels or intermittent connections.

  • Supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating systems for flexible application support and migration.
  • Withstands 2.4 m (8 ft) drops to concrete, 2,000 1 m (3.3 ft) tumbles and has an IP67 seal rating against water and dust.
  • Industry’s fastest and farthest imaging engine delivers superior motion tolerance and barcode read performance.
  • Optional Cold Storage version includes touch screen and scan window heaters to support use for extended periods in freezers as well as transitions into and out of freezer areas.

Zebra’s New Retransfer ZXP 9 Series Card Printer

Posted March 6, 2017

Zebra has recently enhanced its ZXP family of printers with the new ZXP Series 9. The new printer gives the user more control with its all-new, user-selectable print quality mode, allowing for higher speed and improved print resolution. Featuring industry-leading throughput, Zebra’s second generation retransfer technology enables users to produce cards that have more detail with sharper images.

  • Superior image quality: The printer provides exceptional print quality through the all-new fine print mode with Zebra’s exclusive Color Predictive Technology. Plus over-the-edge printing enables true edge-to-edge images on a wide variety of card types including a biodegradable option.
  • Fast print speed: With improved first card out performance, the ZXP Series 9 has the fastest print speeds in the industry, printing up to 190 cards per hour, while the dual-sided, simultaneous retransfer process provides best-in-class printing, encoding and laminating throughput.
  • High security: The printer uses transfer films and laminates with a multitude of holographic security features to enhance security around unauthorized printer use, counterfeit card supports and multiple encoding options.
  • Cost savings: Zebra’s patented waste-free laminate technology provides low cost-per-card operation, eliminating more than 50 percent of the waste compared to competitor laminates and a cost savings of more than 30 percent over the competition.

Printronix Expands Portfolio with Affordable T400 Desktop Series

Posted March 3, 2017

Printronix has announced the release of their new affordable T400 Compact Desktop Printer series. Engineered for a wide variety of industries and applications that require a reliable and cost effective printer, the T400 comes with robust features and a level of performance usually associated with more expensive printers.

Clocking in with speeds of 6 inches per second, 64MB of RAM, and 128 MB of Flash Memory, this desktop printer is a workhorse with unrivaled levels of productivity. The T400 combines its compact frame with a durable double clamshell construction allowing it to easily handle the most challenging of desktop environments.

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Panasonic Introduces Toughpad FZ-A2 Fully Rugged 10.1” Android Tablet

Posted March 1, 2017

Panasonic has announced their new fully rugged 10.1″ FZ-A2 Android Toughpad, the latest addition to its Toughbook family. Equipped with powerful enterprise class features, the FZ-A2 comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system and Android for Work’s enterprise security built-in.

At just under two pounds, the FZ-A2 tablet is light weight for easy portability and has been certified by an independent third party testing lab to meet MIL-STD-810G certification to ensure unmatched durability. The FZ-A2 offers protection from drops of up to five feet1 and has achieved an IP65 rating for protection from dust and water.

Equipped with an 800 nit, 10-point capacitive touchscreen display, the FZ-A2 tablet provides bright, crisp imagery in any condition whether workers are using their mobile devices in an indoor hospitality environment or outdoors in the field. Additionally, its screen can be used with or without gloves to capture signatures or other annotations in direct sunlight or even in the rain. The FZ-A2 tablet is also equipped with an 8MP rear camera for high-quality, professional image capture.

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Barcodes, Inc. Delivers and Astute Solution

Posted February 28, 2017

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Astute Medical manufactures biomarkers that are used to identify high-risk, acute medical conditions in critically ill patients. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued a mandate that medical devices must carry a Unique Device Identifier (UDI), which requires a greater volume of information than had been previously required.

Astute Medical sought a compliance labeling solution that would meet UDI requirements in accordance with GS1 Standards. The manufacturer also wanted to receive accurate and repeatable verification results and a solution that included a Validation Protocol to document compliance with these requirements. We needed to not only comply with federal regulations, but also ensure that we were sending out our medical devices with a high-quality barcode, “to avoid returns,” explained Susan Shelton, Materials Management and Procurement Manager of Astute Medical.

Analysis

Astute Medical designs, engineers, and manufactures novel biomarkers that enable clinicians to identify acute conditions in their critically ill patients before the symptoms become evident. Products like the NephroCheck Test and Astute140 Meter fall under the guidelines of the FDA’s Unique Device Identification rule. This system was established to identify medical devices throughout their distribution and use, providing critical traceability that benefits the patient, caregiver, manufacturer, and distributor.

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