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Future-Proof Scanning with Honeywell’s Voyager 1450g

Posted December 1, 2015

With the ever growing use of 2D barcodes in couponing and mobile advertising, more and more retailers are finding a need to embrace 2D Imagers in their checkout process. Being able to easily read barcodes from a smartphone screen or capture customer data from a driver’s license can greatly improve the customer experience and help generate repeat business.

Beyond retail applications, many government regulations and supplier mandates are requiring the use of 2D barcodes due to their ability to store more data. Enterprises are also looking to leverage emerging trends that require area-imaging technology, today or in the near future, without the need to purchase additional scanning hardware, or settle for reduced scanning performance.

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Barcodes, Inc Lends a Hand for The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 1 City, 1 Food Drive

Posted November 20, 2015

fooddriveAbout 1 out of every 6 Chicagoans will use meal programs this year – that’s 812,100 people or 232,100 households! The Greater Chicago Food Depository’s largest event (1 City, 1 Food Drive) strives to make sure ‘No One Goes Hungry’ this holiday season by offering drop-off locations in the Chicago area.

Barcodes, Inc has rallied together and collected approximately 600 pounds of food during this Thanksgiving Food Drive – making it the largest contributor for our drop-off location and really shows how small acts of kindness can make a big difference.

The giving does not have to end here. If you would like to support the Food Depository Food Drive please visit their website at How To Help.


Zebra’s CS4070 the Ideal Companion Scanner for Tablets and Smartphones

Posted November 18, 2015

CS4070SR_Merchandising_310-800x600Whether your workers are in retail or field service, field sales or transportation and logistics, the new features in the Zebra CS4070 make it easier than ever to scan, with a hassle-free constant Bluetooth connection to laptops and tablets, plus the ability to format your data, your way, to meet any application requirement.

The CS4070 is the perfect companion scanner solution to seamlessly integrate with virtually any line of business application.

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Infographic: Hospitality Solutions with Zebra and Barcodes, Inc.

Posted November 12, 2015

Keeping customers satisfied is the primary goal in any hospitality environment. Whether your needs are in providing reliable Wi-Fi, loyalty programs, check-in operations, or tableside payments, putting technology solutions to work will help you serve your customers promptly and more efficiently. Empower your staff with the right technology from Zebra and Barcodes, Inc to improve the total customer experience .

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SignUp&Save with Barcodes, Inc.

Posted November 10, 2015

signwsaveBarcodes, Inc. has launched an unmatched SignUp&Save service to aid customers with active inventory management on hard to manage, highly used, consumable products. This dynamic service allows customers to set up a recurring orders to ensure that the customer never runs out of the consumables they need. Once an order is created, the re-occurring orders it will arrive at the customers facility every week, every month, quarter or whenever the customer choose.

SignUp&Save is easy and flexible:

  • 5% discount* on eligible consumable parts
  • Eligible on select consumables(Labels, Ribbon, Receipt Paper, Wristbands)
  • Eliminate down time by having products available when they are needed
  • Don’t over spend on unnecessary/unused inventory.
  • Eliminate unnecessary lead times
  • Change anytime; Manage your inventory per your needs
  • No upfront charges – you pay only when your order ships
  • Get the same great shopping experience you love
  • Excellent customer care

*Discount is applied to advertised price only

Enroll in SignUp&Save and never run out of your highly used consumables again.  Talk to your knowledgeable BarcodesInc Account Manager to tailor a SignUp&Save program around your needs.


The Advantages of Migrating to Cordless Scanners for Healthcare Applications

Posted November 9, 2015

2015-11-09_1043Best-in-class healthcare organizations are looking to cordless scanners for their next deployment, but not just for the obvious reasons. The latest generation of cordless healthcare scanners bring with them unique technologies that can truly transform common clinician workflows, making nurse’s more productive and focused, while enabling a higher degree of patient safety.

Advantage 1 (The Obvious One): Freedom of movement— nurses need to go to the barcode
Freedom of movement around patients, family members, and expensive equipment—particularly in congested patient wards or ICUs—is a continued challenge for today’s clinician. As more and more technology is packed into the modern-day patient room, free space comes at a premium. Tethering a scanner to a wall-mounted computer or to a workstation-on-wheels (WoW) cart just does not meet the needs of today’ on-the-move nurse. Not every monitor, IV bag, infusion pump, or oxygen line with a barcode is going to be located next to the workstation, so taking the scanner to the barcode is a necessity.

Advantage 2: Free up the nurse’s hands with presentation scanning
A capability currently found only in the cordless Xenon healthcare scanners, presentation mode scanning is dramatically faster than point-and shoot scanning. Eliminating the need to aim and pull the trigger on each scan, presentation mode scanning instead allows the clinician to “present” the items to the scanner. Xenon’s high performance sensors automatically detect objects in its field of view and rapidly scans regardless of angle, orientation, symbology or background material.

Advantage 3: Easier to clean
Cables and cords found in hospital rooms—especially those that come in contact with the floor, hands, bedding, or the patient—carry the most potential for germs. Not only is the cable subject to exposure to bacteria and viruses, it can also be the most difficult component to clean. According to the CDC, one in 25 hospital patients will be infected with a healthcare-associated infection during their hospital stay.1 Going cordless not only saves time on common tasks, but should also reduce the possibility of these infections occurring. Continue reading »


Design Meets Technology in the Datalogic Heron 2D

Posted November 5, 2015

Datalogic’s latest addition to their scanning line, the Heron HD3430 2D area imager brings unmatched elegance along with the latest advanced 2D reading technology to the modern point-of-sale. The retailer is able to offer their customer a positively charged checkout experience through the combination of: a high-performing 2D imager; customization options such as personalizing the scanner with a company logo; specific enclosure options; specific targeted LED light colors; and custom sounds at the POS.


Zebra’s New RFD8500 RFID Sled for the TC55, MC40, and TC70

Posted November 4, 2015

ZebraZebra RFD8500 RFID Reader has announced the launch and availability of the RFD8500 – a high performance multi-operating system Bluetooth RFID reader sled. With the RFD8500, you can easily enable compatible Zebra and third-party mobile devices, tablets and smartphones with enterprise-class UHF RFID and 1D/2D bar code scanning capabilities. Zebra’s first multi-operating system RFID sled is designed to instantly transform Zebra mobile devices – such as the TC55, MC40 and TC75 – as well as select Android and iOS devices (iPod, iPhone) into handheld RFID readers, providing peace of mind that the investment you make today will serve your business needs tomorrow.

Zebra’s new RFD8500 sled can be used as an independent batch data collection device or the user-friendly Bluetooth sled can be paired with a compatible mobile device to extend the capabilities of existing handheld terminals. Simply snap the mobile device into the corresponding RFD8500 adapter mount for an all-in-one RFID reader solution that allows ergonomic, single-handed operation, or place the mobile device in a pocket or holster and use the light weight RFD8500 as a two piece RFID solution.

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Zebra’s Enterprise TC75 Touch Mobile Computer

Posted November 4, 2015

Zebra’s new TC75 4.7-inch HD touchscreen computer running Android 4.2.2 (KitKat)  combines the familiarity of a consumer smartphone in a rugged enterprise-class chassis designed for the most demanding applications in field mobility, retail, manufacturing, and warehousing.

The TC75 gives your business an edge by combining the amazing ease of use of a consumer device with the no-nonsense durability, dependability and performance that enterprises demand. Designed to boost efficiency and customer service in the retail, wholesale and manufacturing industries, the TC75 is supported by more than 50 certified applications including price and inventory checks, line busting, assisted selling, workforce management and inventory management.

Key Features:

  • Android Kitkat – Fortified for the enterprise
  • 1D/2D Imager- For high-performance scanning of any barcode
  • Wireless Connectivity – 4G/LTE and 8.02.11a/b/g/n for anywhere, anytime access to information
  • Dual-Mode Touch Panel – Responds to any touch, even gloves or wet hands
  • Rugged and Ready- IP67 rated with a 6ft drop specification for all-day use in demanding environments
  • Voice Flexibility – Supports PPT functionality and is Voice over IP (VoIP) ready
  • Robust Accessories – Ensures the greatest flexibility in any application

For more assistance finding the right Zebra mobile device for your needs, contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Key Benefits of Vehicle Mount Terminals

Posted November 3, 2015

termianlsLook into any mid to large scale warehouse operation and you will see vehicle mount terminals in use to improve efficiencies across the facility. Especially in the case of forklifts, embedding a capable mobile terminal can improve productivity and reduce errors from the docks to the yard. Having access to accurate information at all time in real-time aids in every process from receiving to storing, moving around, cross docking and picking.

Key Benefits of Vehicle Mount Terminals

  • The vehicle terminal tells your driver exactly what items to pick-up
  • The driver has detailed information at all times on where to store product such as a bin or rack number and can confirm the putaway is complete
  • The terminal can track product in real time while it is being moved within your warehouse or even cross docked for immediate shipping
  • The real time accuracy of information right in the vehicle that is picking the product eliminates human error in selecting the wrong product
  • A vehicle mount computer than can immediately confirm the right product is being moved onto the right truck for shipping, eliminating human error

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