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The Saslong Classic Gardena-Gröden World Cup Ski Organizational Committee Chooses Datalogic for Access Control

Posted January 3, 2014

Datalogic Skorpio X3 Mobile ComputerOverview

The ski slopes of Val Gardena are among the longest in the world, using a state-of-the-art safety system with advanced technology. Thanks to this modern system, Val Gardena’s slopes are considered some of the fastest, most spectacular ski runs in the World Cup, making them a favorite of ski aficionados.

Every year during the winter season, the Val Gardena region of Italy hosts the Saslong Classic Garden-Gröden ski competition. Thousands of fans from all over the world gather in this region of Italy to cheer on the athletes that participate.

The Challenge

The Saslong Classic Gardena-Gröden Organizational Committee gave fans the opportunity to order tickets online and print them out at home this year for the first time, thanks to changes made to fiscal laws permitting internet ticket sales. However, an electronic access control system certified by CNR (the National Center of Research) or other recognized Institute and approved by the Agenzia delle Entrate (Italian Revenue Agency) had to be implemented. Since a ticket can be used for access to one or more areas of the event, it was fundamental that the access control system included a method for validating the ticket at each entrance. Juniper Extensible Solution, a system integrator from Cavalese, Trento, was awarded the job of creating an access control system that could fulfill all the conditions required by law and be innovative from a technological point of view, keeping in consideration the magnitude of the event and the environment in which it would take place.


DPM Software Update for the 70-Series & CK3X Computers

Posted January 2, 2014

Intermec 70 Series Mobile ComputerIntermec has released a software update providing Direct Part Marking (DPM) capability is now available for 70 Series and CK3X mobile computers that are configured with the EA30 scan engine and V1.50 system software.

What is DPM?

DPM puts a lifetime identification mark permanently into an item. The ID is typically a serial number or other information that uniquely identifies that item, paving the way for total lifecycle traceability. DPM with a Data Matrix or other barcode symbology makes it practical to identify almost anything, including small, hard-to-label items. DPM also makes it practical to instantly access essential information about the item throughout its life cycle and throughout the supply chain— even in challenging environments where traditional barcode systems won’t work.

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Happy New Year!!

Posted December 31, 2013

nyeIt’s hard to believe 2013 is already over! From all of us at BarcodesInc we wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to supporting all of your Barcode, RFID, Point of Sale, and Mobility needs in in 2014!

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Motorola Enterprise Wireless Access Points – Infographic

Posted December 30, 2013

Wireless access has become such a common utility today that businesses and customers find it strange when basic Wi-Fi isn’t available or not capable of supporting many of the apps we use on a daily basis. With the constantly evolving wireless standards, choosing the right access point can be the difference between getting reliable and consistent service or a world of frustration.

Motorola is a leading manufacture of access points and its current product line provides the most current capabilities like 802.11AC, advanced security options, and designs for outdoor, warehouse, and even retail applications.  This infographic is a quick overview of the various access points Motorola produces and their key features.

MOTOROLA ENTERPRISE WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS


Zebra Printers Continue to Be Energy Star Compliant

Posted December 27, 2013

2013-12-27_1030Zebra products are designed to provide the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to our customers, including the amount of energy our printers consume. ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that certifies products meeting higher standards of reduced energy consumption. Printers that are ENERGY STAR-qualified consume approximately 10% less energy than a standard product. We’re proud that many of our printers are ENERGY STAR-qualified.

As of Jan. 1, 2014, ENERGY STAR is changing its certification criteria and implementing Version 2 regulations. The majority of the Zebra printers that currently have ENERGY STAR certification will continue to be compliant with the new ENERGY STAR Version 2 regulations.

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CipherLab’s 1600 Series: The Perfect Scanner for iOS and Android Devices

Posted December 26, 2013

CipherLab 1600 series pocket-sized Bluetooth scanner helps you accomplish various tasks when pairing with different smart devices through Bluetooth connectivity. Smaller and lighter than a mobile phone, it is a handheld scanner which can easily fit in your pocket and carried around for required tasks wherever it takes.

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Merry Xmas!

Posted December 23, 2013

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From everyone at the BarcodesInc family, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!


Barcodes Help Provide The Complete History of Aomori Apples

Posted December 20, 2013

AJ201312180038MThe Aomori prefectural government and local apple farmers plan to introduce a barcode system that will allow customers to check the history of each apple they buy. The move was prompted by growing calls for safer food, particularly in foreign countries.

Aomori Prefecture, a prime apple growing area in northern Japan, is seeking to expand the export of its apples to foreign markets. The new system will use the very common QR Code, a two-dimensional barcode. QR codes can be read by mobile phones, giving the customer information on where the apple came from and how it was cared for, such as how often pesticides were used, and even providing a photo and message from the farmer who grew the fruit. The data will be available in Japanese, Chinese and English.

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TSL Offers New Accessory Option for the 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader

Posted December 19, 2013

TSL has announced a new wrist mount and belt holster accessory for the 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader, facilitating fast, accurate and cost-effective tracking of products, assets and data in such applications as retail, logistics, warehousing and distribution.

The 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader is designed to communicate wirelessly with a variety of Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, including enterprise handhelds, consumer phones, touchscreen MP3 players, tablets and PCs. Using the new MC40 Wrist Mount and carrying the 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader in the Belt Holster, data can be captured and transmitted completely hands-free via automatic RFID scanning.

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Tech Questions: My Star Thermal Printer Isn’t Printing

Posted December 18, 2013

dddQuestion

My Star thermal printer feeds paper but is not printing at all.

Answer

The cause could be that the paper is not thermal-coated or it was loaded upside down. To verify that the roll is thermal-coated, scratch the surface of the paper with a coin or nail. If the top coat shows a gray mark where the scratch was made, the paper was thermal-coated. Next, verify the thermal paper was loaded correctly and try printing again (see illustration).

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


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