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Finding the Right Zebra ID Card Printer

Posted April 30, 2014

As the leading ID Card Printer manufacturer, Zebra provides a wide selection of printers to choose from to meet the needs of any application.

The ZXP series of printers come in options for the most basic static card printing to high-volume secure government issuance. Knowing exactly which printer is the best fit for your needs can be a challenge when just looking at specs and brochures. To make the process easier we have this simple chart to help narrow down what model printer has the key features your specific application with require.


ZXP Series 8

ZXP Series 7

ZXP Series 3

ZXP Series 1
Card Volume
Low-Volume X X
Mid-Volume X X X
High-Volume X X
Identification
Membership X X X
Photo ID X X X
Employee Badge X X X X
Corporate ID X X X
National ID X X
Drivers License X
Card Types
Non-Technology Card X X X X
Technology Card X X X
Issuance Type
Secure Issuance X X
Batch Issuance X X X
Instant Issuance X X

For additional assistance finding the right printer for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


TEKLYNX Now Supports New Food Manufacturing Label Requirements

Posted April 29, 2014

Teklynx LABELMATRIXTEKLYNX continues to support manufacturers as they address industry and regulatory changes. Making headlines recently are three food manufacturing initiatives that will affect the way suppliers create labels: the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), the Food Information for Consumers regulation (FIC) and proposed FDA changes to Nutrition Facts labels. TEKLYNX barcode labeling software supports the creation of label designs for all three initiatives.

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Datalogic’s Newest Addition to the PowerScan Line – PM9500 2D Imager

Posted April 28, 2014

Datalogic PM9500 ScannerDatalogic has announced the addition of the PowerScan PM9500 2D imager to the PowerScan family.  Like every product in the PowerScan line, the new PM9500 imager is versatile, easy to use, and is designed for industrial applications.

The PM9500 includes the latest generation of the Datalogic STAR2.0 Cordless System for narrow band radio communications, offering a longer range and more robust alternative to Bluetooth wireless technology.  The Datalogic STAR2.0 Cordless System technology provides high speed wireless mobility with 433MHz and 910 MHz radio communications.  It offers scalable solutions from simple point-to-point applications, to networking capabilities combined with seamless roaming two way communication in complex installations.

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Speed up Your Printer with Updated Seagull Scientific Barcode Label Printer Drivers

Posted April 24, 2014

2014-04-24_0957Getting the best performance out of your label printer can often come down to having the right printer driver installed on your PC.

Every barcode printer manufacturer provides a driver to use with their products but, sometimes they are not the most robust. Users may find that when printing labels with the default manufacturer drivers with variable and unique information per label, their printer will pause for a moment between each label. Other times, there may be issues with label formatting or communications to the printer.

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TSL’s 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID and Serialio Software Work Together to Boost Productivity

Posted April 23, 2014

TSL has announced that popular mobile software from Serialio has been optimized to support their high-performance 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader. Working together, these powerful hardware and software solutions keep the mobile workforce operating at peak productivity.

Serialio apps for iOS and Android operating systems that are compatible with TSL’s 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader include the Mobile Grid Solution Framework, iScanBrowser, and SerialMagic Gears Android. Support for SerialMagic Professional Windows is expected in the near future.

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Making a Splash with Automated Labeling

Posted April 22, 2014

2014-04-22_0917AstralPool is a leading international brand in the swimming pool and spa industry, manufacturing and supplying a complete range of equipment extending from pool pumps, pool cleaners, pool filters to pool heating. Their products are distributed in over 170 countries and available at more than 100 sales offices and branches located across 30 countries.

At AstralPool’s Noble Park manufacturing location in Melbourne, Victoria, 3,500 line items and a total of around 2.6 million finished goods and components are shipped out to approximately 4,000 customers nationally and internationally.

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Cognex Dataman 300 Selected by Leading Warehouse Automation Company

Posted April 21, 2014

Cognex announced that it has received purchase orders totaling more than $3 million from a U.S. based designer of logistics automation systems. The customer will integrate Cognex DataMan(R) 300 barcode readers into numerous shipping and distribution centers for a major retailer.

The DataMan 300 with Hotbars image analysis technology offers reliable reading of 1-D barcodes that lasers cannot read, including damaged, distorted, blurred, scratched, low height and low contrast codes. It also reads codes presented in any orientation, multiple codes within the same image, and 2-D codes such as Data Matrix and QR codes. With no moving parts to wear out, the DataMan 300 also offers exceptional reliability, lower maintenance and longer product life. DataMan’s real-time performance feedback also provides customers with the ability to make immediate adjustments for process improvements.

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Bixolon’s New Desktop Label Printer – SLP-TX420

Posted April 18, 2014

product_img_slp-tx420_main_m_20140408165349Samsung-Bixolon has announced its new thermal transfer/ direct thermal desktop label printer, the SLP-TX430.

The Energy Star certified SLP-TX420 features a 74m printing ribbon and print speeds of up to 7ips (178mm/sec), 17% faster than comparable models found in the market. The increased speed is a key factor to increase effectiveness in the work place.

The SLP-TX420 is compatible with Mac-based PCs, Android-based tablet PCs, Windows, or LINUX. This model also supports USB dongle-typed WLAN wireless communication as well as basic wired communication. With the recent surge of smart devices in the printing industry, Bixolon’s versatile SLP-TX420 is certain to please its users. The overall design and use of the printer is made with convenience and ease for users at the forefront. Operators can easily remove and replace consumables, as well as easily adjust the label guide to accommodate different label sizes.

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Motorola Enterprise Kiosks – Infographic

Posted April 17, 2014

Kiosks historically have been custom solutions only available for special applications but with Motorola’s line of enterprise kiosks now any business can put them to use. By providing your customers and employees with immediate access to timely information, kiosks from Motorola can help you enhance customer satisfaction while reducing operational costs.

This infographic is a a great primer to get an overview of the Motorola kiosk offering (MK4000, MK3100, CC5000, and MK500) and how they can benefit your business. For more assistance finding the right kiosk, contact us at BarcodesInc.

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Zebra Acquires Motorola’s Enterprise Business for $3.45 Billion

Posted April 16, 2014

2014-04-16_0925Zebra and Motorola have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new debt. The transaction, which was approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

With 2013 pro-forma sales of approximately $2.5 billion (excluding sales of its iDEN products), Motorola’s Enterprise business is an industry leader in mobile computing and advanced data capture communications technologies and services. Through this transaction, Zebra will enter the segment where Motorola’s Enterprise business competes and strengthen its position in key industries including Retail, Transportation & Logistics, and Manufacturing and serve approximately 95 percent of the Fortune 500.

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