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Item Intelligence & The Shopper’s Journey

Posted November 17, 2014

resizedContentImage_d821bcf03fdae34493c861ad38e638b7For brick and mortar retailers to stay competitive in today’s ever-changing retail landscape, they must begin to use powerful in-store technologies that enable the management of store inventory assets, the creation of engaging digital customer experiences, and the collection of valuable data.

Engaging customer experiences can be implemented at all steps of the buying journey. While the traditional shopper’s journey has followed a path of go, search, learn, try, buy and get, the shift to omni-channel retailing and the rise of mobile device shopping has allowed each shopper’s journey to become unique and personal. Because of this, retailers must now integrate digital experiences into physical locations, keeping customers engaged while shopping in store and enabling the collection of data, much like the data collected when customers visit an eCommerce website. To do this, retailers must introduce Item Intelligence into their business strategy.

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BarTender 10.1 Service Release 4 Now Available

Posted November 17, 2014

The leader in barcode label design software, Seagull Scientific, has announced that Service Release 4 of their easy to use Bartender software is currently available for download. This update applies to all current Bartender 10.1 users.

This latest service release includes an intuitive, easy-to-use label template to simplify meeting the new FIC food allergen labeling regulations in the EU. Use the BarTender FIC label template in the BarTender Professional Edition or higher to design a brand new ingredient label, or simply copy over the allergen formatting elements to your existing ingredient label.

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Microscans Vision MINI Xi Now Supports EtherNet/IP

Posted November 12, 2014

Microscan Vision MINI Xi Smart Camera ScannerMicroscan has announced the availability of EtherNet/IP communication on its ultra-compact machine vision smart camera, Vision MINI Xi. One of several cameras in Microscan’s award-winning AutoVISION machine vision product suite, the Vision MINI Xi offers a complete machine vision tool set for high-speed identification, inspection, and other automated tasks with the optimal size and shape for space-constrained machines.

With the release of the Vision MINI Xi Smart Camera in March, Microscan introduced industrial Ethernet TCP/IP to its miniature smart camera line, enabling integration with machines designed for Ethernet connectivity. With the release of AutoVISION 3.0.2 software, the Vision MINI Xi now supports communication via EtherNet/IP for use in industrial environments.

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Convert Your Honeywell/Intermec CN51 to Android with OS Conversion License

Posted November 12, 2014

Honeywell has announce a new expanded operating system conversion capability for their CN51 enterprise mobile device. This new software conversion allows customers to purchase devices with an operating system that supports their existing application software, while enabling them to migrate to newer applications in the future to take advantage of the latest system enhancements and preserve their hardware investment.

Any CN51 originally shipped from the factory with Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) 6.5 may be converted in the field to Android by purchasing the CN51 Android Conversion License (P/N 238-000-002), applying the license per the included instructions, and loading the new Android software. The Microsoft WEH 6.5 Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label must be removed from the battery compartment on CN51 devices running Android. It is recommended that the customer retain the COA for possible later reapplication should the device be reverted to WEH 6.5.

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Axis’ New A4011-E Reader

Posted November 11, 2014

a4011-eAxis has introduces their new A4011-E Reader for their Network Door Controller systems. The reader has an ergonomic design with an illuminated keypad and clearly identifiable symbols. It supports touch-free entry with most entry card formats and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation.

The A4011-E is a future-proof and generic reader that supports several different card formats in order to meet specific system requirements. It can handle two different card formats simultaneously, which simplifies system expansion and enables easy migration from one card technology to another

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Honeywell’s New Wearable Solution for the Dolphin 70e Mobile Computer

Posted November 10, 2014

Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black Wearable Mobile ComputerThere are many opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce labor costs throughout the enterprise using a hands-free computing solution; including but not limited to: small parts picking, case picking, large package handling, sortation, and truck loading. Using the rugged enterprise class Dolphin 70e mobile device with purpose built wearable accessories provides a new approach to enabling hands-free operations to help organizations streamline operations and improve productivity, without the cost and hassle of reengineering existing processes.

Featuring a more comfortable and hygienic armband than conventional wearable’s, the Honeywell Dolphin 70e Wearable Solution is designed to wear for extended periods of time and be easily shared between workers. With its large display, flexible touch screen keypads, WEH 6.5 architecture, and support for tethered and BT ring scanners- the Wearable Solution is ideally suited to give workers the freedom of movement to maximize workflow productivity.

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Datamax-O’Neil’s E-Class Series Earns Certification with McKesson Software

Posted November 10, 2014

Datamax-O’Neil announces the E-Class Mark III printer series has been certified by McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation to function with Enterprise Rx. The E-Class Mark III has been added to the EnterpriseRx Supported Equipment Schedules for chain and outpatient segments.

The E-Class Mark III is a compact desktop thermal printer designed with durable construction, reliable printing and a wide variety of features. The small footprint of this printer is ideal in healthcare and pharmacy to support the small space and accurate printing requirements.

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Evolis’ New Badgy200 Complete ID Card Printing Solution

Posted November 6, 2014

Evolis has recently launched its new Badgy200 complete ID Card printing solution. The new Badgy200 is a simple, easy to use, and complete card printer solution for a wide range of applications. Designed to meet the plastic card printing needs of small to medium enterprises, companies, charities, local government bodies, schools it is perfect for:

  • Employee badges, visitor badges
  • Loyalty cards, gift cards
  • Membership cards
  • Student cards, school ID cards

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Honeywell Transforms Distribution Center Operations with the New Thor CV31 and Wearable Dolphin 70e

Posted November 6, 2014

Intermec Thor CV31 TerminalAs distribution center operators look ahead to stay competitive in 2015 and beyond, Honeywell has announced two new innovative products designed to boost operations – a versatile hands-free wearable solution engineered to drive efficiency, productivity and accuracy inside the four walls of the warehouse, and the Thor CV31 vehicle mount computer, combining the latest computing technology into a compact enclosure that minimizes driver obstruction. Both products will be on display at the 2014 Pack Expo International in Chicago from Nov. 2–5, 2014.

Thor CV31 Vechicle Mount Computer 
Featured at the show is the Thor CV31 vehicle-mount computer. Suited for warehouse operations, the CV31 displays supply chain workflow information in a manner that is easily seen, within reach, yet never in the way.
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BarTender’s New Label Template for EU No 1169/2011 Allergen Labeling Compliance

Posted November 3, 2014

Seagull BarTender 10.1 Barcode SoftwareSeagull Scientific, manufacturer of BarTender labeling software, has announced that it has released a new label template to help food manufacturers and packagers meet the European labeling requirements scheduled to take effect in December 2014.

EU Regulation No 1169/2011 (Food Information to Consumers, or FIC) identifies 14 major categories of allergen that must be emphasized on a product’s ingredient label. The BarTender FIC label template automatically highlights any of the 14 allergens that appear on an ingredient label, enabling easy compliance with the new regulation.

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