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Star’s New SM-L200 Mobile Printer

Posted May 1, 2015

Star SM-L200 Portable PrinterStar has announced the new release of a new 2-inch portable printer, the SM-L200.

The SM-L200 has some industry’s first features such like Bluetooth 4.0 communication and a 5V charge. Bluetooth 4.0 is a method of communication which uses the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and allows users to communicate with iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) without MFi certification and configure Bluetooth connection (pairing) more easily. Its convenient 5V PC or smartphone charging via a Micro USB cable, which is normally used for consumer products such like smartphones, eliminates a need of the dedicated charging adapter and allows users to charge easily via a charger for a smartphone, a USB port of PC and a portable battery for a cell phone. The SM-L200 realizes the lowest price among Star portable printers and targets customers who focus on “low cost and high functionality” more than “print speed and communication speed”.

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Barcodes, Inc. Announces New Professional Services in the U.S.

Posted April 29, 2015

2014-12-11_0938Barcodes, Inc., a recognized leader in the delivery of enterprise mobility, RFID, point of sale, and barcode solutions in North America, announced today that it is expanding its professional services capabilities in the United States to include Design and Field Integration services from its OCR subsidiary.

Barcodes, Inc. will now provide a robust catalog of professional services to its U.S. customers, including wireless site surveys, RFID feasibility studies, point of sale system implementations, and mobility consulting, in addition to continuing to offer device staging, management, service and repair services. Additionally, a team of certified installation technicians are available for onsite management of deployment services including network cable runs and wireless network installation, device/hardware image creation and staging, and installation of equipment such as touchscreens, vehicle mount units, and wi-fi access points.

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Star’s New AllReceipts Cloud-based Digital Receipt Solution

Posted April 28, 2015

PrintStar has announced the launch of its new free of charge digital receipting service,  AllReceipts, offering the retailer a low cost and fast route to providing the customer with a digital copy of a printed receipt as well as access to analytics, an in-store customer survey and device management tools.

With zero development required, AllReceipts is enabled with the Star printer driver (TSP100 Series initially with more printers to follow) and works independently of a retailer’s POS software. Being stored and organised in the AllReceipts App on the customer’s mobile device, it eliminates the issues typically associated with email receipting including spam, taking a high quality photo of the receipt and privacy issues. The immediate advantage perceived by the customer is the choice to remain anonymous and yet still receive a digital copy of the receipt.

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Motorola MC9190: End of Life Announcement

Posted April 23, 2015

Motorola MC9190-GA0SWAYA6WR-KITAs one of the industry’s most used and sold rugged mobile computers, the Motorola MC9190 has finally come to the end of its production. Designed for the most demanding applications, the MC9190 series was the perfect data collection companion for warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, and field based applications. Luckily, the MC9190 series is superseded by the even more capable MC9200 series.

As a technology refresh of the MC9190 product line, the MC9200 incorporates the best of the MC9190 features, as well as many electrical and mechanical system enhancements while maintaining compatibility to the MC9190 accessory ecosystem.

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Xplore Agrees to Purchase Motion Computing

Posted April 21, 2015

news-xplore-motion-Apr15Xplore has announced that it has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Motion Computing and its subsidiaries. Motion, another Austin, TX-based leader in the rugged tablet space, is currently the #2 provider worldwide of rugged tablet PCs, according to VDC.

“The acquisition of Motion is consistent with our goal to establish the best and broadest line of rugged tablets for the enterprise market,” said Philip Sassower, chairman and CEO of Xplore. “Motion represents a unique opportunity for Xplore to acquire an Austin-based company with deep industry domain expertise and that possesses products and channels complementary to our own. Together we will address a broader range of customer needs and provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for rugged tablets.”

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CipherLab’s 1862 UHF Bluetooth Reader Brings RFID to Android, iOS and Windows Mobile Devices

Posted April 20, 2015

CipherLab 1862 RFID ReaderCipherLab has announced its upgraded multi-operating system 1862 Bluetooth UHF RFID reader designed to easily add UHF RFID reading and writing to Android, iOS and Windows Mobile devices. The 1862 UHF RFID Bluetooth Reader is the perfect cost-effective accessory to any Bluetooth enabled mobile device. With a universal mount, the The 1862 UHF RFID Bluetooth Reader sled can transform any Android, iOS or Windows Mobile devices into a high performance handheld RFID reader. CipherLab recently debuted the new 1862 UHF RFID Bluetooth Reader at RFID Journal LIVE!

Key features

  • Makes RFID data collections easy and efficient with its powerful RFID reader function.
  • Sets itself apart with its ability to extend its RFID reading and writing capabilities to existing mobile devices through its Bluetooth pairing.
  • Enables versatile data collection with Bluetooth pairing while the 1862 also includes Bluetoot V4.0 dual mode which is backward compatible with current and future smart devices.
  • Conveniently allows users to have no worries of high replacement costs for their existing mobile device investments.

For assistance finding the right RFID solution for your business, contact us at Barcodes Inc.


9 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford Not to Invest in Mobile Power Solutions for Your Distribution Center

Posted April 16, 2015

2015-04-15_17251. Solutions for Every Scenario

You can’t afford not to implement solutions for your warehouse challenges. Whatever the particular challenge is at your nationwide fulfillment centers, your 1 million square foot warehouse, your 24/7 distribution center, or your manufacturing plant, mobile power solutions are available to:

  • Streamline your processes
  • Help your employees accomplish the most each shift
  • Ensure exceptional, on-time customer service

No matter what your facility’s particular needs may be, there are viable solutions available via the implementation of customized power workstations. Whether your particular situation is similar to those Newcastle Systems customers experienced, or it’s a one-of-a-kind challenge, there is an affordable, doable, and easy solution.

The following scenarios depict companies which are ‘stuck’ or are growing, and the solutions they’ve implemented:
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Case Study: College Retailer Says “RAH-RAH-RAH” to Sleek Custom POS Imagers

Posted April 15, 2015

Motorola DS4801-SR4U0000SGNFans of the Oregon State Beavers know that, when the score is close, a few yards on the gridiron can become very valuable real estate, indeed. But on game days, some of the most valuable retail real estate in Oregon is actually just across the street from Reser Stadium – in the OSU Beaver Store.

Beaver games can bring as many as 45,000 fans to the stadium and many of them will make their way to the Beaver Store to buy licensed gear and apparel. During the four hour game rush, the store typically processes between 3,000 – 4,000 transactions at its 22 cash registers.

“Generally, our customers are in good humor on game days, but moving efficiently is the key to keeping them that way,” says Torsten Pihl, I.S. Coordinator for the Beaver Store. “They line up out the doors, running a gauntlet of crowd control stanchions and registers. If we can save even just a few seconds on each transaction, we can maximize sales while the crowds are here, while keeping our fans and alumni happy.” So as they have many times before, the Beaver Store called on Zebra.
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Honeywell Simplifies Healthcare Scanning with the New Enhanced Xenon 1902h

Posted April 14, 2015

Honeywell Enhanced Xenon 1902h ScannerWhen Every Minute Counts, Easy-To-Use Mobile Technology Allows Nurses To Streamline Bedside Care

As mobile devices continue to make their way into the hands of nurses across hospitals and doctor’s offices, Honeywell’s full healthcare solutions suite designed with nurses and medical professionals in mind will be on display at HIMSS, April 12−16, in booth #3017 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Designed specifically to aid nurses and medical professionals in improving their workflows, Honeywell’s new Enhanced Xenon 1902h Wireless Area-Imaging Scanner, which builds upon its sixth-generation Adaptus area-imaging technology, is the company’s newest solution to drive improved operations in patient care.
Unrivaled Scanning Performance and New Nighttime Features

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Restaurant Mobility with the Elo Tablet

Posted April 12, 2015

In today’s market place 69% of restaurant operators are say mobility is the biggest reason for their point of sale upgrades. Don’t be left behind. Elo solutions offers the Elo Tablet  for all your mobility needs. Decreasing customer wait time and increasing speed of service are just a couple of advantages with going mobile. There are many accessories from extra batteries and stands and wall mount capabilities. The Elo tablet is a windows based tablet that can operate almost any POS Software.

The Elo Tablet is designed to help retailers enhance their customer experience and drive sales efficiency through a point-of-service (POS) and point-of-information (POI) platform that is portable, intuitive, reliable and secure. Millions of real-life retail installations all over the world have helped Elo develop unique insight for this next generation of our touch computing innovation.

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