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RFID Basics with Motorola – Infographic

Posted August 2, 2013

RFID has been a buzz word in the auto-ID industry for some time now and is being adopted more everyday by businesses looking to improve efficiency and visibility in their operations. With any new technology, there can be a lot of questions when learning how it works and what components are needed in a system.  This infographic is a great primer and starting point on the very basics of what is involved in an RFID system and the variety of Motorola readers available to get the job done.

Like any technology, there will probably more questions as you learn more so feel free to contact us at BarcodesInc to see how RFID can improve your daily operations.

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CognitiveTPG Sets Reliability Benchmark for POS Receipt Printers with the A798

Posted August 1, 2013

CognitiveTPG A798 Receipt PrinterCognitiveTPG sets new reliability benchmark for its POS Receipt printers, A798 and A799, increasing specifications on printhead life, knife cuts, and print lines.  More importantly, CognitiveTPG is offering exceptional pricing on the A798 printer that will agree with any price sensitive budget.

With the only self-sharpening ceramic knife in the industry, both the A798 and A799 now boast the highest knife life available at 3 million cuts, 72 million printlines, and 242 km printhead life, taking them well beyond the A798’s new 3-year warranty and the A799’s 4-year warranty.

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Motorola’s New LI2208 Offers Best-In-Class Performance and Value

Posted July 31, 2013

Motorola LI2208 Barcode ScannerMotorola has released their newest edition to their handheld scanner line with the LI2208 general purpose corded linear imager for capturing virtually every 1D bar code. Based on the all the key design advantages of the successful LS2208 scanner, the LI2208’s best-in-class 1D scanning performance and range will allow workers to scan faster and farther to improve productivity and reduce customer wait times.

The LI2208 was designed with productivity in mind and is the perfect crossover from traditional laser based scanners. Utilizing linear imaging technology it can capture printed 1D bar codes on a variety of label materials and electronic bar codes displayed on mobile device screens that allow retailers to easily process loyalty cards and mobile coupons. It can also capture high-density bar codes commonly used in specialty retail and electronic component manufacturing.

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Top Motorola Mobile Computers – Infographic

Posted July 30, 2013

As a primary leader in the Auto-ID industry, Motorola’s products span from handheld scanners to mobile computers, RFID, and even the wireless infrastructure these devices operate on. With an extensive history of technological innovation, Motorola produces devices that go beyond being a simple tool and become an integral part of your business.

This infographic is a easy guide to the range of mobile computers Motorola offers. From basic inventory collection unit to fully rugged mobile devices designed to meet the most demanding of environments, Motorola has a mobile computer to fit any application.

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Two New Scanners From Intermec – SF61B and SR31T

Posted July 26, 2013

newscannersThe Intermec Data Capture product line continues to evolve and grow, with two new handheld scanner models, the SR31T and SF61B, each available in 1D, 2D, High Performance and Healthcare configurations. Both models expand on existing families of scanners with improved performance and capabilities.

The SR31T tethered handheld scanner redefines general purpose scanning by setting a new standard for performance and durability. Ideal for applications in manufacturing, retail and other light industrial environments, the SR31T will also be available with a disinfectant-ready configuration targeted at healthcare applications–patient admissions, pharmacy, lab, general asset tracking, and other hygiene-sensitive environments like food service. Business development units are currently being distributed.

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Earn Up To $150 Per Printer With Datamax-O’Neil’s Trade-In Program

Posted July 25, 2013

Datamax-O'Neil I-Class Mark II Series Barcode PrinterIsn’t it time your old printer made you money? Replace it with a brand new l-Class Mark II!

Datamax-O’Neil’s trade in promotion has been extended till the end of this year and is a great way to upgrade to an I-Class Mark II printer.

A new l-Class Mark II printer will help you save you save time and money! Not only will you earn up to $150 per printer when you trade-in your old qualifying printer, but your operation will quickly become more productive and efficient with faster, more capable printing. That translates into BIG savings!

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Zebra Introduces The New ZXP Series 1

Posted July 24, 2013

Zebra ZXP Series 1 ID Card PrinterZebra’s new ZXP Series 1 is their most cost effective solution for entry-level, low-volume card printing without sacrificing print quality. Designed as a replacement to the P110i and P120i lines, the ZXP Series 1  can print in full color and monochrome for professional results with a minimal initial investment.

A compact footprint allows the ZXP Series 1 to fit in the tightest workspaces. Its compact and durable design, and advanced network printer management software tools, makes the ZXP Series 1 a perfect for multiple small office installations, or large deployments of distributed card printers.

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The Checkout Experience and Today’s Shopper

Posted July 23, 2013

Even though the first bar code scan in a retail store took place over 40 years ago, many people still active in the retail industry remember when bar code scanning at the checkout was a novelty; not the norm it is today.  Given the $20,000 price tag of the first grocery store checkout scanner – about $93,000 in today’s dollar – the early technology adopters were truly committed.  Although some naysayers probably thought they should have been committed.

Since then, and especially in the last few years, other technologies have been developed and adapted to improve the retail checkout.  These developments are getting more attention today because Retailers are focused on the importance of an improved in-store shopping experience for their customers.  They are working to keep the in-store experience valuable and relevant as they compete with the online alternatives consumers have at their fingertips.

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Introducing The New Zebra EM220II

Posted July 22, 2013

Zebra EM 220II Receipt PrinterThe growing adoption of smartphones and tablets around the globe is creating an increasing need for enterprise users to communicate and interact with Zebra printers—especially Zebra mobile printers—using the latest mobile technology. In response to this need, Zebra is announcing the next generation EM 220 mobile receipt printer—the EM220II.

The new EM220II supports Bluetooth and Wireless LAN connectivity to Apple, Android and Windows devices using Zebra’s extensive range of printer drivers and Software Development Kits (SDKs). In addition to the recently announced iMZ220 and iMZ320, the EM220II is Zebra’s second mobile printer product line to have the ‘Made for iPod, iPhone, iPad’ (MFi) certification.

Building on the positive attributes of the predecessor EM 220 product, the next generation EM220II provides the same small, pocket-sized convenience but at a more affordable price. This will be Zebra’s smallest, most affordable smartphone- and tablet-compatible printer to date.

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Improve and Expand Your Scanning Capabilities with Motorola’s LI2208

Posted July 19, 2013

LI2208_Retail Clothing_D3X6883Scanning barcodes has become such a standard and integrated part of many businesses it is easy to think that all scanners are essentially the same. While this may have been more true in the past with traditional laser scanners, recent advances in imaging technologies have brought expanded capabilities to scanners without increases in costs.

The same type of hardware that is being used for cameras in smartphones and tablets is also being used to make better barcode scanners. These new scanner types are called imagers since they are essentially capturing a picture of the barcode and then decoding it. Historically, imagers have been quite a bit more costly than a standard laser scanner but with new units like the Motorola LI2208, we now have imaging scanners at the same cost as a laser scanner.

So what exactly are the advantages of moving to an imager based scanner exactly?

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