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The Zebra QL420 Plus Discontinuance Notice

Posted July 2, 2013

Zebra QL420 Plus Portable Barcode PrinterZebra has announced the discontinuance of the QL 420 Plus mobile label printer. The replacement for this printer is the QLn420. The QL 420 Plus product will continue to be available through Zebra distributors until November 22, 2013, or possibly longer based upon the distributor’s available inventory. Service, parts and support will continue to be available for approximately three years from the last date of shipment (until February 22, 2017).

This is also a good time to switch to the new QLn420 mobile label printer. Remember, the new QLn420 provides all the benefits of the QL 420 Plus and more, in a smaller size!

  • Faster print speed at 4 inches per second
  • More wireless connectivity options, including Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n
  • More memory for increased storage of fonts, graphics and files
  • Higher capacity ‘smart’ battery
  • Link-OS enabled for on-going application and feature updates
  • More warehouse application accessories

For assistance updating your Zebra  mobile printers, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Sound Choices Recording Services Adds Star Printer and WiFi Power Pack to Speed Checkout and Enhance Operations

Posted July 1, 2013

Sound Choices Recording Services of Mobile offers premier location recording services for concerts, festivals, musicals, recitals, cd recordings and more. Since 1997, Sound Choices has been passionate about audio and video recording at local, regional and state levels. Along with location sound recording, the company offers a full range of services to musicians, choirs and groups looking to record their music to produce their own CDs. Sound Choices specializes in digital editing, mixing, audio mastering, cd design and artwork and cd production.

The Alabama-based recording company works primarily on location, where they sell both DVDs and CDs, depending on the venue. The mobile studio was using the e-mail feature of Square Register to generate receipts, but it was taking too long to complete each transaction and the long lines were driving customers away.

The studio’s management decided to purchase a receipt printer that would allow them to generate a printed receipt at the time of checkout as opposed to only offering e-receipts. But the company’s onsite network is completely wireless, and the mobile studio lacked the infrastructure to connect to WiFi, which would allow them to use a printer with their mobile POS solution.

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Barcode Architecture

Posted June 28, 2013

ku-xlargeThough they may not take center stage most of the time, barcodes are a part of everyday life even if we don’t realize it. From every product you buy or use to tracking patients at a hospital, barcodes have become deeply integrated into modern life.  It’s no surprise then that such a culturally embedded technology would effect other realms like architecture and design.

These are some of the more interesting examples of buildings that take their design inspiration from the humble little barcode.
 
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The Trimble Juno T41 Now Shipping with Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”

Posted June 27, 2013

2013-06-27_1037The rugged Trimble Juno T41 has seen a major OS update with a new version of the Android Operating System, Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”).

Even though it will improve the user experience,  provide more security options, better battery efficiency, and a more robust Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities,  the upgrade to Android 4.1 will not increase the cost of the unit.

Trimble has also integrated several additional features to support software applications and ease development time: Assisted-GPS, USB tethering, and USB host capabilities from JAVA for easier integration with hardware peripherals. With the move to Jelly Bean, there is a new minimum RAM requirement. All T41 devices will now ship with 512MB of RAM. The 256 MB option is no longer available, for either Android or Windows Embedded Handheld (WEHH) configurations.

The Juno T41 now provides all the possibilities and conveniences of a consumer mobile device but in a rugged design making it the ideal work tool for any environment. Ensure your mobile device investment with a device you can depend on today and well into the future.

For more details or to order a new Juno T41, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Intermec Printers Now Certified Compliant With SAP Printer Vendor Program

Posted June 26, 2013

2013-06-26_0957Making integrated barcode labeling even easier, Intermec Direct Protocol printers are now certified through the SAP Printer Vendor program with Intermec device types for SAP Smart Forms and mySAP Business Suite. From industrial and commercial class printers, to rugged mobile printers for the warehouse, and desktop printers for shipping and back office applications, Intermec offers the broadest integrated printing support for SAP.

The following Intermec Direct Protocol (DP) printers are compliant with the SAP Printer Vendor Program:

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The Cognitive C Series – High Performance, Small Footprint, Universal Thermal Label Printer

Posted June 25, 2013

Finally a label printer small enough to fit in small spaces yet with the performance of larger industrial barcode label printers. The C Series printers literally can be used throughout your entire enterprise. The C Series is CognitiveTPG’s most versatile line of thermal label printers. The size of a small desktop printer but with the capabilities of a big box printers these printers deliver value and functionality to fit multiple applications and industries. From the warehouse floor to the pristine hospital or pharmacy environment, C Series offer multiple connection options, fast print speeds, large roll capacity, ample RAM and Flash memory, and an LCD screen combined with a USB A port for standalone applications.

For help finding the right label printer for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Star’s Newest Apple Approved Mobile Receipt Printer the SM-T301i

Posted June 24, 2013

Star SM-T300i Portable Barcode PrinterThe new Star SM-T301i three-inch rugged portable Bluetooth receipt printer is approved by Apple, Inc. through MFi certification for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. With an added magnetic stripe reader, the SM-T301i adds even more functionality and value to the already released SM-T300i model.

In addition to its ability to pair with iOS, Android and other popular mobile platforms, the SM-T301i has an integrated MSR, easy drop in & print paper loading, a reliable and quick print speed of 75mm per second, and an intuitive LCD display. Dust protected and splash-proof resistant (IP54 Certified), the SM-T301i is rugged enough for outside field workers requiring handhelds to seamlessly print from a mobile device to a durable portable printer. The SM-T301i also allows for restaurant servers and clerks working in demanding retail and hospitality environments to print standard three-inch format receipts wherever they need to. Its rugged and splash proof design combined with standard three-inch receipt printing, MSR and a long battery life make the SM-T301i a welcomed option.

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Datalogic Revolutionizes POS Barcode Scanning with the Magellan 9800i

Posted June 21, 2013

Datalogic has announced their new and revolutionary Magellan 9800i retail point of sale barcode scanner. The sleek, new Magellan 9800i is the result of over 40 years of engineering innovation and sets a new standard of excellence.

Digital imaging technology quickly reads 1D and 2D bar codes while giving the Magellan 9800i a 20% increased platter area.

The optional top down reader increases the scan volume and provides a customer facing mobile device reader. Datalogic patented All-Weighs platter and ScaleSentry technology assures the accurate capture of large and bulk weighed items.

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Tumble Testing Rugged Intermec Mobile Computers

Posted June 20, 2013

Given the wide range of applications that mobile computers get used in, ruggedness is a primary concern when choosing a unit that will last over time. The reality of daily use in the warehouse or out in the field is that any device you use with eventually, if not regularly, get dropped to a variety of surfaces.

Intermec has some of the most rugged mobile devices and their testing procedures cover the gamut of what a device might encounter.  One of the key tests is the tumble test to simulate daily dropping and mishandling. As you can see from the video below, every Intermec device is thoroughly tumble tested to ensure they continue to function, without failure, even after repeated drops and abuse.

For assistance finding the best Intermec device to meet the needs of your application, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Changing the Printhead and Platen Roller on Your E-Class Printer

Posted June 19, 2013

Unfortunately, no barcode printer lasts forever but with the right care and maintenance you can get the most out of your investment.

Two of the most common elements of a printer that will wear down and need to be replaced are the printhead and the platen roller.  The printhead is the main component of the printer that does the actual printing. It is composed of a series of small ceramic dots that heat up in the pattern of what you want to print.  With constant use, printheads do go bad and you can tell by faded printing or, when dots burn out, sections that will not print at all. The platen roller is the main mechanism that pulls the label through the printer as it is being printed. Being a moving part it gets constant use and will eventually wear down providing less pressure on the printhead resulting in printing issues and errors.

Luckily, when these parts go bad it does not mean we need to get a new printer. With all Datamax-O’Neil printers, including their popular E-Class Mark III series, it only takes a few minutes to remove and replace printhead and platen roller to bring a new lease of life to your printer.  This video is a great step-by-step illustration of how easy it really is.


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