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Identifying your Barcode Symbology Type with a Honeywell Xenon of Granit Series Scanner

Posted July 1, 2016

If you have trouble identifying your barcode types (like me) – here is a trick for you.

  • Plug your scanner into your PC.
  • Turn on Word.
  • Go to page 199 of your Xenon/Granit User’s Guide and scan that barcode titled “Add Code I.D Prefix to All Symbologies (Temporary)”
  • Then scan the barcode in question.
  • You’ll see a character in front of the scanned data on your Word doc (or any app that displays scanned data).
  • Go to the section of the chart below (Linear, 2D, Postal) then to the fourth column titled “ID” under Honeywell; find your symbol; and your barcode type is in the first column – Symbology.   This chart is also in the back of the Xenon/Granit User’s Guide.

Note: This setting is temporary and will be removed when the unit is power cycled.

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Honeywell’s Captuvo Enterprise Sleds for Apple Devices

Posted June 28, 2016

captuvoEmpowering your mobile workforce has become a primary concern for almost every business today. From the warehouse and delivery destinations to the retail sales floor and patient bedside, having access to critical information on a mobile device that is easy to use and can handle the rigors of daily use is key to a capable, efficient workforce.

Many businesses are looking to the familiar Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod) as viable solutions due to their familiar interface that their employees are often already familiar with. Utilizing these devices mean less time training and easier integration into the company’s workflow. The biggest hurdle with the Apple products in enterprise applications is the lack of durability and capable barcode scanner or magnetic stripe reader. This is where Honeywell’s Captuvo line can take your Apple device from a standard consumer device to an enterprise-grade mobile computer.

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Microscan’s WebLink Makes Scanner Configuration as Easy as Opening a Browser

Posted June 21, 2016

WebLink is the world’s first barcode setup program that is used entirely in a web browser. Access reader controls on your most common devices and use your favorite browser as your workspace. No software to install, no compatibility obstacles, no experience needed. Without manuals, without software, without any special barcode reading expertise, WebLink empowers any user to simply read barcodes. Decoding has never been easier with MicroHAWK (ID-20, ID-30, ID-40) Series and WebLink: the incredibly intuitive way to read barcodes.


Medsen Apotheken Saves Time and Improves Customer Experience with Datalogic’s Gryphon

Posted June 17, 2016

Datalogic Gryphon 4000 Series ScannerMedsen Apotheken owns a chain of 42 pharmacies in the Netherlands with over 550 employees.  The company’s philosophy is to always put the customers’ health first.  This means that pharmacists should be dedicating as much time as needed to each customer.  Medsen Apotheken relies on innovation and implements technology to fulfill this goal.

The Challenge

One of the issues that pharmacies face is prescription delivery times.  Anyone who goes to a pharmacy is familiar with the problem: the medication hasn’t arrived, or isn’t ready when the customer comes to collect it.  “We regularly had to send customers home empty-handed, because their orders had not been delivered,” explains pharmacist Huong Bom.  “Customers would call us in advance to ask about the status of their prescription to make sure their trip would be worthwhile,” continued Bom’s colleague, Thi Tran.  Both pharmacists work at Groot Driene pharmacy in Hengelo, a medium-sized pharmacy.  With the goal of better informing its customers and increasing customer satisfaction, Medsen Apotheken turned to technology to resolve this issue.  They collaborated with Datalogic Business Partner Viridis Nederland in Naarden.

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Zebra Label Supplies for Any Application

Posted June 16, 2016

When it comes to label printing, Zebra has been an industry leader for decades. Part of their great success is the high quality printers they produce but with that comes an even higher standard in label supplies.

Designed with their printers in mind, Zebra labels are formulated in a variety of types to meet any need from the tightest budgets to extreme outdoor conditions and exposure to the harshest elements. With the combination of Zebra printer and labels you cab be assured the best results for your specific application.

Z-PERFORM PAPER LABELS

Standard, bright white smooth paper facestock specially coated to provide the optimal balance between performance and price.  Available in thermal transfer and direct thermal

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3D Printing for Industrial Design with the CubePro

Posted June 16, 2016

See how industrial designers go from idea to prototype with the CubePro from 3D Systems. This desktop professional 3D printer makes it easy to print color concept models and reach beyond the limitations of 2D sketches.

The CubePro is available with single, dual or triple print jets, with 25 color choices in ABS and 24 in PLA materials, both of which can run in the same build. Stabilized print mechanics, easy setup, wireless connectivity, and fast print speeds your designs so that your ideas are very quickly realized in physical models. Specialized software enables easy creation of the build data which immediately begins printing in your home or office.


Biometric Associates’ 3000MP Reader Approved by DoD for Android

Posted June 14, 2016
Biometric Associates baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card ReaderBiometric Associates, LP has announced that the baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card Reader has been approved for use with Android smartphones and tablets by the US Department of Defense. The baiMobile 3000MP is the first and only Bluetooth CAC/PIV reader to pass all NSA and DISA required Bluetooth security tests for Android devices.  DISA approval of the reader is documented in the DISA Mobility Security Technical Implementation Guide recently published.

In addition to the 3000MP Reader, the baiMobile solution also includes 1) middleware libraries, device drivers and APIs that are provided to developers enabling them to build smart card-enabled applications and 2) security files installed on the Android device to enforce Bluetooth security policies.

The baiMobile solution permits network or client applications residing on the Android device to access the credentials stored on the smart card to perform functions such as digitally signing and decrypting emails, and authenticating to secure web sites and network servers.

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Datalogic’s New DL-Axist Android-based Mobile Computer

Posted June 9, 2016

Datalogic’s newest addition to their mobile computing line is the DL-Axist PDA is a rugged PDA with Android and a brilliant full touch 5 inch screen.  With industrial robustness, this PDA survives most any indoor or outdoor environment. This PDA has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen and scan window; the optional protective rubber boot delivers additional protection.

The DL-Axist PDA is equipped with a multi-purpose 2D imager providing quick and easy data capture from high density codes at standard distances, and includes Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology for good-read feedback. An autofocus camera with a built-in LED flash is standard providing easy photo capture for applications requiring image documentation.

FEATURES

  • 5 inch HD multi-touch screen with Gorilla Glass 3
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n with MIMO technology and Cisco CCX v4 certified
  • 3G/4G cellular for voice and data communication
  • Bluetooth wireless technology v4.0 with BLE for beacons
  • NFC for configuration and pairing
  • Enterprise Class Assisted GPS for location-based applications
  • IP67 rating and 1.8 m / 6.0 drop resistance

APPLICATIONS

  • Retail: Assisted Sales, Mobile POS, Stock Management
  • T&L: Route Accounting, Direct Store Delivery, Field Sales and Service
  • Hospitality/Entertainment: Ticket Verification, Table Waiting

Seagull Scientific BarTender Editions Breakdown

Posted June 8, 2016

Seagull BarTender Barcode SoftwareSeagull Scientific’s BarTender design software has been the leading application to create any kind of barcode or RFID label and ID cards for customers due to it’s comprehensive feature set and ease of use. One of the key benefits of BarTender is the various available editions it comes in.

BarTender’s four editions enable you to easily upgrade your system as your business grows, without the extra cost and complexity of buying add-on products.

Basic Edition
Designed for individuals and small departments, the Basic Edition lets you start designing and printing barcode labels and cards in just minutes thanks to its intuitive design tools and helpful wizards.

  • Design and print labels, cards, mag stripe cards and more
  • Optimize print speed to any printer or marking device
  • Design data-entry forms that provide data validation and accept print-time input from the keyboard or a barcode scanner
  • Licensed per PC

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E-Book: The Move to the Omni-Terminal POS

Posted June 3, 2016

With 90% of retail sales still happening at the store-level, it’s unacceptable for consumers to wait in long check-out lines, or hunt for a associate to ask about product availability. The integration of digital solutions is forcing retailers to transition traditional POS functionality beyond merely checking out customers. The omichannel world continues to change the breadth of retailing, and stores must learn to adapt.

Many retailers are exploring how to implement evolving business concepts as a means to stay relevant in an always-on business environment, they must move beyond traditional point-of-sale (POS) systems toward the next-generation “omni-terminal.”

Learn more about how you can transform the customer experience in this e-book


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