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Zebra’s New QLn Healthcare Series Portable Printers

Posted May 16, 2014

Zebra QLn320 Healthcare Portable PrinterZebra has announced updates to its comprehensive healthcare portfolio, including its mobile specimen collection solution. The addition of the QLn Healthcare Solutions Series will expand the capabilities of the QLn220 and QLn320 mobile printers that ensure patient safety and lower the risk of mislabeling specimen samples. The QLn220 Healthcare and QLn320 Healthcare meet the specimen labeling standards of both the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) and the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institutes (CLSI).

Misidentification of specimen samples leads to tens of thousands of adverse events annually throughout the healthcare system. To battle this alarming trend, Zebra developed the QLn Healthcare printer to enable clinicians to label samples at the patient’s bedside, reducing the chance of error. The QLn solution also utilizes colored labels to provide assurance that labels are easily identified and managed quickly and properly. The QLn devices meet comprehensive disinfectant standards and provide an enhanced user experience and connectivity capabilities that are needed in today’s healthcare industry.

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Archelon’s New iPad Air Enclosure

Posted May 15, 2014

Table-Top-Front-Landscape-Left-Angle-1024x681Archelon, a manufacturer of iPad and tablet enclosures for the retail and hospitality industries, is keeping pace with dynamic technology with the introduction of its sleek iPad Air enclosures.

Archelon’s iPad Air enclosure is custom designed to fit the Apple device’s 9.7-inch display and 7.5-millimeter width. It includes the same security and protection as its predecessors, the Archelon EXO. Users can choose from wall mount, table top, and secure flip designs. The enclosure includes a lock and key frame that keeps the tablet secure but accessible as needed. Its tri-axial swivel allows movement in multiple planes: up-and-down, side-to-side, as well as landscape and portrait views.

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Labeling in Freezer Applications

Posted May 14, 2014

freezerFrom food packaging to laboratory applications, BarcodesInc offers a variety of freezer grade labels specifically engineered to adhere to frozen surfaces. These labels are developed to work with both thermal transfer and direct thermal technologies in a wide range of label printers. They feature excellent adhesion to a variety of frozen packaging materials and other substrates over a wide temperature range. Likewise, they are also well suited for applications in moist, damp environments.

Are your labels for frozen packages peeling, warping maybe even wrinkling? Labeling frozen packages can be tricky because all labels are not created equal. Different cold and freezer environments require different types of labels. We have the solution for you!

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Socket Incorporates NFC in theirs SoMo 655

Posted May 12, 2014

Socket SoMo 655 Mobile ComputerSocket has announced that commencing in June, its SoMo 655 handheld computer will be able to read and process information using Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.  NFC is an RFID technology enabling the wireless transfer of information at short range with extremely simple setup.

The SoMo 655 RFID Reader with NFC operates both as a reader and writer.  The SoMo 655 will read NFC High Frequency 13.56MHz contactless smart tags including those that are ISO/IEC 14443A and B compliant including Mifare and Sony FeliCa.  It will also read tags that are ISO 15693 compliant, EPC GEN 2 HF and ISO 18000-3 mode 3 compliant, and will read many other proprietary tags.  The RFID NFC reader plugs into the SoMo 655 handheld computer and enables single handed operations.  The model 6E2 RFID reader has a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $225.00.  The model 6P2 is a combination RFID NFC reader and barcode scanner with a U.S. MSRP of $569.00.  The RFID Readers will be in black and antimicrobial white to match the SoMo 655 and 655Rx, respectively.

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Star Micronics Broadens WebPRNT SP700 and TSP700II Product Range

Posted May 9, 2014

2014-05-09_1454Since its initial launch in Fall 2013, WebPRNT has been one of Star’s most popular technologies. Its unique ability to enable device-agnostic receipt printing by supporting HTTP requests used in web-based applications sets it apart from other receipt printers. WebPRNT is equipped with Ethernet connectivity. Easy to read, maintain and modify; developers simply use the appropriate XML tags or integrate Star’s WebPRNT Javascript library into their web-based application to print to Star’s WebPRNT receipt printer.

To meet customer demand, Star is adding SP700 (impact printing) and TSP700II (label printing) to its growing WebPRNT family.

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Star’s New Cash Drawer Series

Posted May 8, 2014

Star SMD2-1617 Cash DrawerStar staying true to its “Always Leading- Always Innovating” motto announces the addition of the SMD2 series cash drawers to its expanding mPOS solution lineup.

The SMD2-1214, SMD2-1317, and SMD2-1617 cash drawers integrate seamlessly into any retail or hospitality environment to complete a sleek and functional mobile point of sale.

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Barcode Scanner Cases for the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and iPad Mini

Posted May 7, 2014

With the wide acceptance of smartphones and tablets, more and more businesses are looking to leverage iPhones, iPads, and iPods for a variety of data collection and tracking needs. One of the main challenges encountered when using an iOS device is being able to scan barcodes and read the magnetic stripe on credit/debit cards. While there are scanner apps to use a camera as a barcode reader, businesses that will have a consistent scan volume or need for accuracy will find this to be slow and cumbersome. This is where a dedicated scanner sled is the perfect solution.

The range of sleds currently available can provide 1D or 2D scanning and some models add MSR and RFID reading. The chart below is a simple breakdown of the various sleds, their capabilities, and which iOS devices they are compatible with. No matter what your needs are, there is a scanner sled that can meet them.

phone4

iPhone 4/4s

phone5

iPhone 5

ipad

iPad

mini
iPad Mini
pod
iPod Touch
Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL22 SeriesHoneywell Captuvo SL22
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL42Honeywell Captuvo SL42
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL62Honeywell Captuvo SL62
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Socket CHS 8Socket CHS 8
1D Scanner only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 410
1D Scanner Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 415
1D Scanner and MSR
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kdcKoamTac KDC 420
2D Scanner Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 425
2D Scanner and MSR
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kdcKoamTac KDC 430
MSR Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 450
2D Scanner and HF RFID
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Photo of Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 4Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 4
1D/2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 5Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 5
1D/2D Scanner and MSR options
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Infinite Peripherals Infinea Tab M
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Griffin Olli iPad Mini ScannerGriffin Olli
2D Scanner and MSR
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For additional assistance finding the right sled for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Star Receipt Printers an Great Match for LOCFOOD Point of Sale Software

Posted May 6, 2014

LOCFOOD is a modern point of sale (POS) software designed to connect consumers and merchants. Combining the functionality of POS and online ordering, the sleek, multi-purpose solution allows establishments in the hospitality industry to improve order accuracy, increase order turnover and streamline food preparation.

Using LOCFOOD’s solution – which has been developed for web, iOS and Android – customers can browse menus and restaurant information, place their order electronically and be notified when it is ready for pick-up.

The problem

When LOCFOOD began working with restaurant owners, they explained that because their tabled-based POS solution lacked a printer, it would be greener, eliminate paper waste and reduce printing costs. However, merchants explained that it is actually more practical for them to use a POS printer. They expressed their need to print order tickets to the kitchen and receipts to present to the customer. Restaurant owners explained that the kitchen area is too harsh an environment for tablets, as the device can easily come into contact with water, food and high temperatures.

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Primera Now Including BarTender Software with Label Printers

Posted May 5, 2014

2014-05-05_1025Primera has announced it is now providing Seagull Scientific’s award-winning BarTender software for label design and printing with many of its color label printers.

BarTender is the world’s most trusted software for designing and printing labels, barcodes and more. Its four editions address a wide range of printing and marking solutions, from small, stand-alone printing environments at SMBs to large, automated printing infrastructures at large enterprises.

The Primera LX400, LX900, and RX900  Color Label Printers include the BarTender UltraLite Edition, which offers the most frequently used label design features, including most text, graphics, barcode and serializing capabilities.

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The New, Easy to Use Sato CL4NX Series

Posted May 1, 2014

The newest addition to the Sato line of label printers, the CL4NX, is also one of the easiest to use. Designed to be the most advanced while very user friendly printer on the market today, the CL4NX provides superior performance to first time as well as seasoned users.

This series of videos quickly illustrates the basic maintenance functions of the CL4NX and how easy it really is.

Changing the label roll

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