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What to do when you outgrow Excel for Inventory Management

Posted April 15, 2014

WarehouseThere comes a time when virtually any business will find itself outgrowing the functionality provided by Excel. While often useful for minor administrative purposes, spreadsheets are extremely limited in their options and have significant downsides when used for inventory management.

The Problem: Why Excel Is Not Ideal for Inventory Management

Inventory management is an area that is extremely important for cataloging and analyzing your data. You need the ability to run complex reports regarding past inventory needs in order to predict consumer buying patterns. Purchasing appropriate inventory amounts – the goal of all businesses large and small – keeps the probability of future write-offs or write-downs at a minimum. It’s very difficult to cull that information from data sets in Excel due to the way Excel gathers information. An inventory management program, however, makes this data analysis much easier.

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Frick Introduces Two New SmartMark RFID Tags with Exceptional Read Ranges

Posted April 14, 2014

smartmark-longrangeFrick expands its SmartMark product line with the addition of two new innovative RFID tag solutions. These economical passive UHF RFID tags offer exceptional read ranges for use in a variety of applications. Use with a standard RFID reader-no special equipment or battery-powered tags required.

The High-Performance Metal Mount RFID tag reads directly on metal surfaces from up to 20 feet away—great for tracking metal assets such as fleet trucks, forklifts and tractors, as well as IT equipment.

The Ultra Long Range RFID tag reads from a whopping 65 feet away, making it the ideal solution for tagging overhead assets such as pole-mounted transformers or cables.

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Motorola’s TC55 Mobile Computer Wins 2014 Red Dot Product Design Award

Posted April 11, 2014

Motorola has been honored with the Red Dot Product Design Award 2014 for the TC55 touch computer. International experts evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries and selected the top designs that represent quality and innovative strength. The TC55 will be presented at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, in a special exhibition from July 8 – Aug. 3, 2014.

Designed for the field service, merchandising, and direct store delivery (DSD) markets, the TC55 is a complete business solution, featuring a thin design without compromising the capabilities or durability expected from an enterprise mobile device. The TC55 merges the features of a traditional enterprise-class mobile computer with the form factor and functionality of a smartphone running the Jelly Bean version of the Android operating system (OS).

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Star’s New TSP100 and TSP650 Series in White

Posted April 10, 2014

2014-04-10_0906No detail goes unnoticed when it comes to image and brand. Many stores go to great pains to create a specific aesthetic with their layout or design to convey the mood of the store. Whether a store is quirky, rustic or artsy; shoppers will identify the look of the store and associate it with their brand.

To help retailers make a lasting impression, Star is excited to announce the release of its new white color option on select printers. With clean lines and smooth white tone, Star’s white printers emulate the look of tablets and other mobile devices commonly used by retailers operating in a mobile point of sale environment. With a sleek streamlined look, Star’s white printers can be displayed prominently on a counter without creating disconnect from the store’s brand and visual identity.

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Alien Introduces Two New UHF Passive Inlays – Wonder Dog ALN-9768 and SIT H4

Posted April 9, 2014

Alien has introduced two new UHF passive RFID inlays. The Wonder Dog ALN-9768 is a high-performance, no compromise inlay where size (3.3 x 0.9” / 86 x 23mm) is less of an issue than the desire for optimal read sensitivity with high levels of backscatter. At the other extreme, Alien also announced a Higgs4 IC near-field inlay(0.47 x 0.35” / 12 x 9mm) that targets applications requiring short read distances and where space is constrained.

The Wonder Dog is truly a general purpose, high-performance inlay. While this inlay can be used on most surfaces, the inlay provides unusually good read and write performance for a standard thickness inlay when mounted close to radio frequency (RF) reflective surfaces such as metals.

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The New Enhanced QuickScan QW2100 Linear Imager

Posted April 8, 2014

The QuickScan Lite QW2100 linear imager has been very well received by the market since it was first introduced in early 2012 with features such as a wide scanning angle, a long and high visible scanning line, snappy performance and the benefits of Datalogic’s ‘Green Spot’ technology. Because of the success of the QW2100 linear imager, Datalogic started offering this imager in the mature markets of EMEA and the U.S. in October of 2013.

With the QW2100 imager continuing to perform well and grow in popularity, Datalogic continues to enhance its’ products in order to bring additional value to the customer. With this in mind, Datalogic is releasing an ‘enhanced version’ of the QW2100 imager which will be available on a global basis.

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Motorola’s New DS4800 Retail 2D Imager

Posted April 7, 2014

Your store represents your brand. You take pride in its design. The ambiance it creates is a big part of your customer’s experience, and you’ve worked hard to make sure they feel it the moment they walk through your doors. With the DS4800 Series, you can extend that customer experience right to your POS. This innovative bar code scanner offers style without compromise, marrying impressive design and leading-edge technologies with the enterprise reliability and functionality that you expect from Motorola Solutions.

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DENSO’s New AT27Q-SB 2D Bluetooth Scanner

Posted April 4, 2014

Denso AT27Q-SB ScannerDENSO announced their new AT27Q-SB handheld barcode scanner, the latest addition to its AT20Q-Series high-speed devices. The AT27Q-SB offers scanning of 2D barcodes, such as the QR Codes, as well as 1D barcodes. Bluetooth 2.1 technology enables wireless communication with mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, in addition to traditional PCs.

A high-speed shutter eliminates the effect of camera shake, so barcodes can be scanned from any direction within 360 degrees, for increased operator efficiency. Advanced anti-reflection technology allows reliable reading of barcodes on the LCD screens of mobile phones.

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Code Releases New CR3600 DPM Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

Posted April 3, 2014

Code has announced the availability of the Code Reader 3600 Direct Part Mark (CR3600 DPM). This new addition to Code’s product line provides an option for the CR3600 to read DPM barcodes.

Designed for applications that require process controls, component tracking, work-in-process (WIP) and assembly line monitoring, the CR3600 DPM handles barcode reading needs in Aerospace, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, DOD, and Semiconductor industries.

With an IP54 rating, the CR3600 DPM is rugged and durable for the most demanding of environments. Available in portable wireless palm and handled configurations, the CR3600 DPM reliably transmits barcoded data to a host device via a secure Bluetooth connection. With the capability of direct data input from its keypad the CR3600 DPM provides instant visibility of stored data on its brightly colored screen, making the CR3600 DPM the ideal mobile barcode reading solution for deployment where integration and versatility are required.

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New Zebra CardStudio Release 1.25 Now Available

Posted April 2, 2014

CardStudioZebra CardStudio 1.25 is an easy-to-use card design and card issuance software suite that empowers customers to create simple or complex designs. Version 1.25 supports the recently released ZXP Series 7 UHF RFID encoder option. Current CardStudio customers can download and update their installation with Version 1.25 at no additional cost.

Extend your card design capabilities with Zebra’s CardStudio card printer software. This simple-to-learn, yet feature-rich software makes loyalty card, gift card, and ID card design easy.

For more information on the download or any other Zebra product, contact us at BarcodesInc


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