The Barcode Experts. Low Prices, Always.

Barcodes,Inc.

Barcoding News

Data tracking news, product updates, tips, and more

The Zebra 105SL Comes to an End

Posted May 2, 2013

Zebra 105SL Barcode PrinterZebra has announced the discontinuance of their 105SL stationary printer line. The 105SL was one of the most reliable models for industrial applications with its rugged design and ability to handle heavier print volumes. Luckily for us, Zebra has an equally capable replacement with the new 105SLPlus printers.

The 105SL will continue to be available through Zebra’s distributors until June 28, 2013, or possibly longer, subject to distributor’s available inventory.

Service, parts and support will continue to be available on the 105SL until September 30, 2018.

For assistance finding the right replacement for your 105SL, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Star Launches its First Desktop Bluetooth Receipt Printer with the TSP650II BTi

Posted May 1, 2013

Star TSP650ii Receipt PrinterStar’s new TSP650II BTi Desktop Bluetooth printer compatible with Apple iOS devices.

Star Micronics expands its “i” Series of printers with the launch of its first desktop Bluetooth printer. Apple MFi certified, the TSP650II BTi receipt printer is approved for use with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. With operating system support for iOS, Android and Windows, the TSP650II BTi features the best of both worlds by coupling the comfort of legacy products with the speed and connection options demanded today in fast-paced point of sales environments.

The TSP650II BTi’s “JustWorks” SSP profile makes the pairing process very simple to use. It allows for a quick connection without the hassle of a passkey or having to choose between iOS and Android modes. Quick and ready to use, no user interaction is needed to pair the TSP650II BTi.

Continue reading »


Square Register Now Supports Bluetooth Barcode Scanners

Posted April 30, 2013

Square has become a leading provider in mobile payment from the convenience of your iPhone or iPad. What started as a simple payment processing app is now a full functioning mobile POS software with Square Register.

The recent update to version 3.0 opens up a range a new features including support for barcode scanners that communicate via Bluetooth. With the right scanner paired to your iOS device, you can quickly and accurately scan product codes into Square for an even better customer experience.

Currently, the supported bluetooth scanner that works with Square is from the Socket CHS series:

For assistance finding the right scanner for your mobile application, contact us at BarcodesInc.


New Spring Colors for the Socket 7Ci Apple Certified Barcode Scanner

Posted April 29, 2013

2013-04-29_0933Socket Mobile has announced the upcoming availability of a spring color collection of the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Ci, a small and sleek wireless barcode scanner for the Apple iPad , iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch. The vibrant  new barcode scanners — available in red, yellow and blue — enable businesses to enhance corporate branding in retail point-of-sale (POS), field sales and service, and other customer facing applications.

Chosen by global POS leaders and independent developers alike for their mobile POS solutions, the Socket CHS 7Ci is Socket Mobile’s most popular and lowest-cost barcode scanner. Besides enhancing retail branding, the new colors make the scanners easy to find in store aisles or other busy work environments, enable developers to bundle a cohesive hardware and software solution, and allow personalization of devices among users. The scanners also support Android, BlackBerry and Windows devices.

Continue reading »


Barcode Hair?

Posted April 26, 2013

While barcodes are a crucial tool for trade and commerce, they have also sneaked their way into cultural norms as well. From being used as props in sci-fi films to barcode tattoos, the humble barcode has become such a commonplace item that it is only natural it has become an object of popular culture.

Probably one of the funniest uses of the term barcode comes from Japan. “Barcode hair” is a commonly used term to describe a balding gentleman that comes over his hair. As you  can see in the image, barcode is the first thing to come to mind. Not the most endearing term but definitely descriptive.

I wonder if a 2D imager could read this?


The Quickscan I Scanner Streamlines the Blood Donation Process in Russia

Posted April 25, 2013

Datalogic QuickScan I QD2100 Barcode ScannerThe National Blood Service in Russia assures the supply of high quality blood to medical institutions. This public entity coordinates blood centers all over Russia, making sure the blood donation process, including transportation and storage, is performed correctly. In addition, it assures the proper use of blood components and preparations.

The Challenge
One important part of the blood donation process is collecting data about the donor. The medical assistant must enter pertinent information about the donor and the quantity and quality of the blood collected in an electronic database. In the past, each region of Russia handled its territory’s database separately from the others. However, to assure quality control throughout the country, the National Blood Service determined that these records should be available to all regions. An automated system needed to be created in order to allow the entire work cycle to be kept under control.

Continue reading »


The UPC Barcode – The Most Scanned Barcode in the World

Posted April 24, 2013

In has been 40 years now since a group of grocery store executives collectively decided to help unify product identification with the use of a barcode. No one would have know at that time that a simple set of black and white lines would become one of the most important technologies for trade in the 20th century.

The Universal Product Code (UPC) was the first movement to a standardized tool that every manufacturer and retailer could use to easily track products, maintain inventory better, and help speed up check-out lanes at the point of sale. The humble UPC hasn’t changed much since its creation in April 1973 but continues to provide an easy and efficient means to manage any product throughout its life cycle.

To better illustrate the UPC bar code’s extensive use and importance, Brussels-based nonprofit GS1, which maintains international UPC standards, has posted an online ticker to count the number of bar codes scanned around the world each day. According to GS1, the average number of daily scans clocks in at more than 5 billion! To think all this started with the first scan of a 10-pack of Juicy Fruit gum at a Marsh Supermarket in Troy, OH in 1974.

Continue reading »


Intermec is your Complete Healthcare Auto-ID Solution Provider

Posted April 23, 2013

As an industry leader in barcode and RFID technologies, Intermec has been a trusted and reliable provider of Auto-ID Solutions for over 40 years. One field that has seen a increased adoption of these technologies is healthcare. With initiatives to go paperless and ensure more accurate care of patients, barcodes are the perfect technology to improve accuracy and efficiency.  Intermec offers a full product line of printers, scanners, and mobile computers designed to compliment every step of the patient process from check-in to the administration of medication.

For more information or help finding the right Intermec solution for your application, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Top Barcode Scanning Applications

Posted April 22, 2013

Barcodes have become the default tool to use when tracking any kind of product or process due to how easy they are to implementation and the increased efficiency they provide. What once would have been done with paper and pencil, now a simple scan can do the same only faster and more accurately. With the help of scanners from Motorola, you can improve any process from asset management with an MC9190-G or simple attendance tracking with an LS2208.

This infographic is a great overview of some of the most common tracking applications and how barcode scanning makes things easier and more accurate.

For help finding the right scanner for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Microscan Now Certified as a US GS1 Solution Partner

Posted April 18, 2013

Microscan Vision HAWK Industrial Barcode ScannerMicroscan has announced their recent certification as a U.S. GS1 Solutions Provider. The designation reinforces Microscan’s commitment to providing manufacturers with expert solutions and services that address barcode verification applications and compliance with GS1 standards.

GS1 is an international association dedicated to the development and promotion of global standards and solutions in a broad range of industries, including barcode and identification tools. With 30 years of Auto ID experience, Microscan can offer guidance and support to companies implementing GS1 Standards, and employs certified GS1 Barcode Professionals on its staff with the knowledge and experience to successfully implement barcode verification solutions in industries ranging from electronics assembly to pharmaceuticals to food and beverage packaging.

Continue reading »


« Newer PostsOlder Posts »