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Code’s CR4300: Barcode Reading in a Whole New Light

Posted March 22, 2018

As the mobile world continues to grow there have been many solutions that help equip mobile devices with barcode reading capabilities. The Code Reader 4300 (CR4300) is revolutionizing how those mobile devices become enterprise-grade data capture devices without the size, weight, expense, and power draw of traditional scan engine modules. The CR4300 takes the camera from an iPod or iPhone and combines it with a patented optical platform and 2D Revolution, Code’s world-class decoding software, to create a user-friendly, high-performance barcode reader. By eliminating the scan engine module, the CR4300 is a departure from traditional barcode reader sleds.

Not only can the CR4300 easily read some of the toughest 1D and 2D barcodes it provides a protective case to keep mobile devices safe in a variety of environments. The CR4300 also comes with a 3,000 mAh back-up battery to keep the iPod or iPhone charged and running on long shifts. The lightweight design, 10.1 oz (0.63 lbs), is durable and has a disinfectant-ready case built for environments like healthcare, point-of-sale, event management, inventory, field services, and many more applications. Comes with a built-in gauge to keep users informed of battery status and can be charged quickly via USB or multi-bay drop in charger.

CR4300 Features and Benefits:

  • Streamlines mobile barcode reading by using iPhone/iPod camera.
  • Provides clear targeting and convenient scan buttons so users can scan quickly.
  • Keeps mobile devices running with 3000 mAh battery backup.
  • Informs users of battery status with built-in gauge.
  • Protects iPhone/iPod with durable, disinfectant-ready case.
  • Charges quickly via USB or with drop-in, multi-bay charger.


Janam’s 3Ps with the XT100: Power. Performance. Price Advantage.

Posted March 21, 2018

 

Janam’s new XT100 rugged touch computer, you can easily equipped your mobile worker with a line of business applications in the palm of their hand.

The XT100 will give you the maximum return on investment, it’s ease of accessibility gives your worker more efficiency and productivity. Additionally, with it’s ruggedness, it is designed to meet every industry needs. The XT100 provides the latest technological advances to organizations of any size at an extremely attractive price point.

Featuring a sleek smartphone design, it’s also:

  • Built with an Android 6.0.1 operating system
  • Well lit 4.3-inch touchscreen made with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Wide-viewing angles
  • Superior 2D barcode scanning
  • Integrated with RFID and NFC capability
  • Lightning fast voice and data
  • Certified by Google Mobile Services
  • With Removable and rechargeable battery

If you have any questions or would like a quote, please contact one of our dedicated account manager.

 


Tech Tip Tuesday: What Do I Need To Print Out Amazon Labels?

Posted March 20, 2018

Many merchants use Amazon as a platform to reach out to their customers. Each unit that you send to Amazon for fulfillment needs a scannable barcode to enable storage at their facility.

So what do you need to do to label your inventory for Amazon?

Amazon advised that you should,

  • Use a direct thermal printer with a print resolution of 300DPI or greater. (Each label must be readable and scannable for 24 months)
    Amazon fulfillment centers currently use the Zebra GX430t models with direct thermal setting. (More affordable and comparable option, Airtrack DP-1)

    • Labels to include
      1. Barcode
      Format: Code 128A
      Height: Greater than 0.25″ or 15% of barcode length
      Narrow Barcode element: For 300 dpi printers-3.33mils For 200 dpi printers-20mils
      Wide to Narrow Ratio: 3:1
      Quiet Zone (sides): Greater than 0.25″
      Quiet Zone (top and bottom): Greater than 0.125″
      2. FNSKU: Used by Amazon fulfillment centers to identify each unique product. To get the FNSKU, set the product as Fulfilled by Amazon, and then launch it to Amazon. Once the item is in your catalog in SellerCentral, Amazon will assign an FNSKU to the product.
      3. Title and Description
      4. Condition of the Unit
      5. Any Optional information to specify the product

Label Specifications require it to be printed on a white label and recommended to print on a dimension between 1×2″ and 2×3″ with a removable adhesive if directly on product. If you do not wish to label your own inventory, you can sign up for the FBA Label Service and have Amazon apply barcodes to your eligible items. (Per-item fee applies)

What about Shipment Labels?

Each box or pallet that you send to Amazon must be properly identified with a shipment label.

  • Labels supports the measures of 4×6″.
  • Don’t place labels on the seems of the box. (Might get cut by a box cutter which results into an unreadable barcode)
  • FBA shipment label should be placed next to the carrier label. Both needs to be uncovered for easy scanning.
  • Each box you include in the shipment must have its own label from the shipping Queue.
  • Each pallet needs four labels, one on top and the center of each visible sides.

For more in depth packaging and shipping instructions, please review this reference guide from Amazon.

Feel free to click on a few of our products that can help you create the labels you need for your business. If you have any needs or uncertainty, contact our dedicated account manager and they can help you pick the right equipment you need.

GX430t                                      DP-1                                   3×1″                                  4×6″

 


Top 5 Benefits of Zebra’s ZD420

Posted March 19, 2018

Why Should You Buy The ZD420 Series?

  1. Simple
    Installation, setup, and management is easy as 1,2,3.
    Drop the ribbon in place, plug it in, customize your printer configuration, and remote access to all the settings on the printers with Zebra’s printer profile manager.
  2. Same Format
    Whether you are upgrading to Zebra or a different printer, the ZD420 can use the exact label formats you use to print with no modifications needed.
  3. Efficiency
    The design of the printer is so simple anyone can use it. No need to spend time for training during work time, color coding and instruction labels makes ribbon changes fool proof. The result is less downtime, less technical support, and increased worker productivity.
  4. Saves Money
    With the new 300m ribbon for the ZD420 means four times fewer ribbon changes. This high capacity ribbon means you will be paying less per inch, reducing the cost of your supplies and cost for ribbon changing downtime.
  5. Built for Your Preference 
    Buy the ZD420 printer with the features you need today, and just like legos, you can add features on site anytime to meet changing needs. Whether you need a cutter, peeler, movable media sensor to Ethernet Connectivity, there’s an accessory for you.

Applications:
Retail- Prices markdowns, shelf, asset, and return labels
Healthcare- Prescriptions, lab labels, patient ID wristbands
Manufacturing- Shipping, receiving, asset, inventory labels, and packing slips

 


Tech Tip Tuesday: Labels!

Posted March 13, 2018

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How do you know what type of labels you will need?

There are a few things you want to check before you purchase labels.

  1. What type of printer are you using? Direct or Thermal Transfer? (Direct Thermal- heat transfer and Thermal Transfer is will require ribbons to transfer ink onto labels)
    Or if you have not chosen your printer yet, figure out how long do you need your labels to last and choose between direct or thermal transfer.
  2. Look at the maximum print width that your printer will print, have a plan on what size you want your labels to be. (For example: 3×1 will be 3inches across and 1 inch tall) Normally, sizes for shipping labels will be 4×6 and shelf labels will be 2×1 or 3×1.
  3. Print Material– The main type of print material revolves around three and it’s mostly paper, polypropylene, or polyester.
    Paper- $, used mostly indoor and max lifetime is 5-7 months
    Polypropylene(paper and plastic texture)- $$, can be used indoor and outdoor and max life time is 2 years
    Polyester(plastic texture)- $$$, used indoor or outdoor, gloss on label, scratch/smear, and water resistant and max life time is 3 years
  4. Below are the sizes of the label cores that you have to confirm before purchase, just to make sure it will fit inside your printer. (Often times this is the step that most people overlook and realize that the roll won’t fit when it arrives. So keeping note now will prevent any mis-order in the future)
    Desktop Printers: (core in diameter)
    Inner Core: 1 inch              Outer Core: 5 inches
    Industrial Printers:
    Inner Core: 3 inches          Outer Core: 8 inches
    Mobile Printers:
    Varies

Take a look at some of the labels that we have available for desktop, industrial, and mobile printers. If you are still unsure about the type of labels you need, feel free to contact one of our dedicated account managers and they can help you find the type of labels you need.


Zebra’s TC25 Rugged Smartphone: The Smart Choice For Small Business

Posted March 9, 2018

When there’s so much to do and such little time, it’s important to have the right equipment to help with daily tasks. The TC25 has all the features you need to get more done and satisfy more customers on a daily basis. With a rugged design the TC25 can survive multiple 4 ft (1.2 m) drops to tile over concrete. Durable enough to work in the cold, heat, rain, and snow. Battery life is important when needing a device to last all day, well there’s no need to worry just snap on the unique PowerPack extended battery to give you all day power guaranteed.

Zebra has outdone themselves with this mobile computer, knowing full well that smartphone cameras aren’t built for barcode scanning. The TC25 delivers the same scanning technology that drives many of the world’s field service teams. Get instant and effortless point-and-shoot capture of any electronic or printed barcodes in virtually any condition. Allowing you to get tasks done faster, more accurately, and more efficiently. What makes the TC25 such a viable option is the ease-of-use. Most of us use a smartphone day in and day out and the TC25 has the same familiar gestures that you already use on your personal smartphone. Allowing you to get comfortable with your new device quickly.

Features and Benefits:

  • Ergonomic smartphone-like form factor that is small enough to fit in your pocket, yet powerful enough to multi-task, manage inventory, price check, and preform back of store applications.
  • A top performing scan engine to meet Small Business needs with the Zebra SE4710.
  • High capacity 3000 mAh internal battery designed to support a full shift plus an optional snap on PowerPack for continuous use.
  • Pre-installed Workforce Connect Push-To-Talk express communication solution.
  • Ambidextrous scan buttons on left and right side of the device.
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS at launch with the ability to support OS upgrades in the future.
  • Extensive accessory eco-system, including 1-Slot cradles for charging and data communication, 5-slot cradles for large charging deployments, a field detachable trigger handle and a unique snap on PowerPack.

For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile computing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Free Webinar! The Next Big Thing: How the MC3300 Can Help You Optimize Your Supply Chain

Posted March 8, 2018

Come join us in a free webinar with Zebra Technologies, where you will learn how the new MC3300 Mobile Computer can help your daily operation become more efficient and profitable. This is a MUST-SEE webinar to learn about the product and how it can stream line your daily tasks to free up time and labor.

Thursday, March 15 at 11-11:30AM CST
Presented by Dan Gonzales
Senior Sales Engineer, Zebra Technologies

You will also have the opportunity to ask our product experts any questions that you might have.

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Register Now to reserve a space and feel free to reach out to our dedicated account managers if you have any questions.


Tech Tip Tuesday: What Do I Need To Print Out My Barcodes?

Posted March 6, 2018

Following up on the last tech tip Tuesday, now that you have figured out how to get your own barcodes it is time to print them out. So what do you need to print out the barcodes?

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First, you have to design and create the barcodes in a barcode software. A few that we suggest is Bartender by Seagull Scientific, Nice Label, or Teklynx. These software allow you to design your label and barcodes to hold the info that you need.
The next thing you have to do is to choose a printer that suitable for your need. Below are the printer size we recommend, depending on how many labels you print out in a day and what size do you want your labels to be.

Printers.
Direct Thermal– chemically treated label is heated directly (short-term life on label) Usually used on shipping packages.
Thermal Transfer– ribbon ink is transferred onto the label (will stay on longer on label) Usually used on warehouse/retail store racks.

Desktop Printer– This type of printer, like the GX420t, is made for small volume applications. Usage is suitable for about 300-500 labels per week. It is perfect for asset labeling in an office or light printing duties at a retail store.
Industrial Printer It is larger and more rugged than desktop models for high volume print applications, like the Datamax I-4212e. Usage is suitable for printing thousands of labels per day. It is great for manufacturing and distribution centers as well as large retailers.
Mobile Printer– This type of printer provides mobility to users, like the Zebra QLn320. It’s small existence allows users to print on the go and perfect for delivery drivers and field workers to create label or receipt.

If you have any questions about what kind of software and printer that you should use, feel free to contact our dedicated account managers and they will be able to provide you with the best solution for your application.

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Honeywell’s Dolphin CN80: The Best of Both Worlds

Posted February 28, 2018

Many logistics, warehouses, and field mobility organizations are in the middle of a transition. They are going from a keypad-centric mobile device to a full touchscreen device. The problem, keys are still essential for data capture for many of these organizations.

Luckily, the ultra-rugged Dolphin CN80 can help bridge that gap. With a large 4.2 inch vivid color touchscreen and the option to choose between numeric or QWERTY keypads, users will be allowed to select the best input method for their everyday environment. At the same time users will learn how to use the touchscreen for touch-centric applications in the future.

Honeywell’s Dolphin CN80 features fast data processing, 1D/2D scanning, advanced network connectivity, and a battery life that lasts twice as long as the previous generations. Allowing users to be connected and productive throughout multiple shifts. Having the hybrid of keys and a touchscreen allows users whom wear gloves or users whom are accustomed to working a certain way to feel comfortable with the device they are using on a daily basis.

Features and benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform: Common hardware and software platform delivers enhanced operational efficiency and reduced TCO. Deploy the same applications on multiple products across your enterprise.
  • Forward-Compatible, Future-Proof: Support for four Androd generations – N through Q. Customers using Windows based operating systems can migrate to Android without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance: Enhanced 1D/2D scanning/data capture with read ranges of 0.15m to 15.2m (6in to 50ft) typically required in today’s warehouses. Optional scan handle for flexibility to switch between handheld and pistol grip operations.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design: Designed to withstand the harshest environments and the toughest users, the Dolphin CN80 minimizes downtime and lost productivity with extreme longevity. Withstands 2.4m (8ft) drops and 2,000 1.0m (3.3ft) tumbles. IP65/IP67 ratings against dust/water spray. Cold storage and non-incendive options available.
  • Long Battery Life Drives Productivity: Long shifts, extended talk-times, and heavy GPS usage are no match for the Dolphin CN80. Long battery minimizes workflow interruptions and drives efficiency.

Zebra Printhead Program: Free Printheads for the Life of Your Printers

Posted February 21, 2018

Join the Zebra Printhead Protection Printhead Program to eliminate replacement costs in your operation!
If you agree to use genuine Zebra supplies exclusively with Zebra printers, all your failed printheads will be replaced at no charge!

Benefits of this Program:

  • Eliminate downtime to increase productivity
  • No unpredictable printhead replacement costs
  • Convenience of a one-source supplier for all your media needs
  • Lower cost of operation and ownership

High- Quality Zebra Supplies Provide Consistency and Reliable Performance.

With more than 1,000 combinations of high quality and reliable labels, tags, wristbands, receipts, and ribbons, Zebra can meet the durability requirements of most printers. The Printhead Protection Program will reward you for using genuine Zebra labels with free printhead replacements.

How to Enroll? Enrollment is Easy!

Contact our dedicated account managers and we will show you how to get started!

*Excludes mobile, card, and kiosk printers.


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