The Barcode Experts. Low Prices, Always.

Barcodes,Inc.

Barcoding News

Data tracking news, product updates, tips, and more

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.

Continue reading »


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.


Motorola’s New MC9200 Series Rugged Mobile Computer

Posted June 18, 2013

Motorola MC9200 Mobile ComputerMotorola continues their line of rugged mobile computers with the new MC9200. 

The MC9200 is the next generation rugged gun-style mobile computer in the MC9000 Series, the industry leading gold standard for mobility in demanding environments. You get the same signature features that make up the foundation of every MC9000 Series mobile computer – rugged design, best-in-class bar code scanning and dependable operation – now with the power to run today’s highly-intuitive applications to help increase productivity and task accuracy in your warehouse, manufacturing plant, airport or military bases.

Added support for 802.11n, the fastest Wi-Fi connection available today, allows you to give your workers the best possible wireless voice and data experience. The MC9200 is built for your toughest environments, delivering reliable performance in spite of drops or exposure to subzero cold, extreme heat, dust and splashing liquids. You can mix and match six different types of scan engines and keypads to create the device that delivers the best performance on the types of bar codes in use in your facility – and the easiest data entry for your users.

Continue reading »


Introducing the New Datalogic QuickScan QD2400

Posted June 17, 2013

Datalogic QuickScan QD2400 Barcode ScannerInterested in a 2D imager that offers quality scanning at a price that won’t hurt your wallet? The QuickScan QD2400 2D imager combines excellent performance, reliability and ergonomic design all in one affordable product.

You can feel the power, speed and durability of this imager at the POS. Pick up the QuickScan QD 2D imager and try it out:

  • High performance reading expected of laser scanners on 1D codes with the same speed and accuracy on 2D and PDF417 codes
  • High motion tolerance and Datalogic patented ‘Green Spot’ technology for easy and uninterrupted reading
  • Sturdy design with IP42 protection class guarantees long-term robustness

Continue reading »


Intermec Mobile Computer Reference Guide

Posted June 14, 2013

2013-06-14_0916Mobile computers are continually evolving with greater capabilities, more rugged designs, and multiple forms of wireless communications. Choosing the best fit unit for your specific needs can be a challenge when faced with multiple models with sometimes up to several dozen configurations!

Lucky for us, Intermec makes the decision process easy with this convenient mobile computer reference guide. Organized by ruggedness, typical application uses, and technical specs like scanner type and wireless communication options, this guide clears some of the mystery behind all the model and part numbers. Whether you need a basic CS40 for light inventory tracking or a CK71 to help manage a warehouse, Intermec has a mobile computer to meet any needs.

For more assistance finding the right Intermec product for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


The Motorola DS4208 Helps Go Outdoors Improve the Customer Experience

Posted June 13, 2013

Go Outdoors was faced with the challenge of wanting to provide a customer loyalty program but wanted to avoid using the traditional plastic card which are easy to forget and lose. With the ubiquity of smartphones today it only made sense to utilize an application that customers would always have on their phones.

The main hurdle for Go Outdoors was finding an imager scanner that was reliable, consistent, and able to easily read codes from a mobile device screen. The Motorola DS4208 was the perfect fit to make it quicker and easier to validate customers’ details while ensuring their scanner investment with a unit that would perform all scanning tasks in their stores for years to come.


Introducing Datalogic’s Powerscan DPM Imagers – PD9530-DPM and PD8590-DPM

Posted June 12, 2013

2013-06-12_0956Datalogic has introduced a new family of handheld area imagers specifically designed for applications based on codes printed with Direct Part Marking (DPM) technology. This new PowerScan family is a blend of the Datalogic experience with optical systems, hardware architecture, mechanical design and decoding software. Two different models are available allowing the customers to choose the best price/performance combination for their specific needs.

The PD9530-DPM imager has a standard illumination system and bases its reading capability on the decoding software. This imager offers great performance on a wide set of bar code types, but does not cover all DPM situations.

The PD8590-DPM imager is a highly specialized scanner with a multi-axis illumination system specifically designed for reading DPM technology. The reading performance relies on the combination of the decoding software and the illumination system. This imager can read all types of bar codes printed with DPM technology regardless of the type of surface involved.

Aim. trigger. decode: it’s that simple!

Continue reading »


Sinai Hospital Utilizes the Datalogic Gryphon at Patient Point of Care

Posted June 11, 2013

Overview
Like no other industry, Healthcare has experienced an explosion in technology that affects and improves both the doctor’s ability to provide care, and the patient’s knowledge and response to treatment. Technology that was once science fiction is now common place with tools like: external vision systems that present three dimensional images of inside the body; micro surgery that minimizes invasiveness and speeds recovery; micro transducers that provide real time diagnostics from within the body. The list of advancements grows daily. While these advances lead healthcare diagnostic technology, more fundamental systems such as patient records management and prescription administration have lagged far behind.

The Federal Government enacted legislation aimed at increasing the efficiency of the healthcare system by requiring the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR). A leading regional healthcare organization in Baltimore, LifeBridge Health, has implemented Electronic Health Records systems and taken the added step to implement bar code technology at the patient point of care. LifeBridge Health consists of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and their subsidiaries and affiliated units. LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive, and most highly respected providers of healthcare in the Baltimore region.

Continue reading »


LDX10 Mobile Computer – AML’s Newest Data Collection Solution

Posted June 10, 2013

AML LDX10 Mobile ComputerThe LDX10 is the next generation of handheld computers from AML. Like all AML products, the LDX10 is engineered, manufactured, and serviced in the U.S.A.  It is an ultra-low-cost handheld computer, with integrated barcode scanner, specifically designed for light-duty commercial applications such as inventory control and asset tracking where acquisition cost is a driving factor in the selection of a data collection device.

Every LDX10 comes not only with an affordable price tag, but with AML’s DC Suite software.  DC Suite contains seven common barcode data collection applications already pre-loaded onto the device.

Most users will be able to simply charge the battery, select the DC Suite application that fits their needs, and go to work.  Collected data can be easily uploaded to any Windows PC using a USB cable and the DC Sync upload utility which is available to download at www.barcodepower.com.

For more information or to order a new LDX10, contact us at BarcodesInc.


« Newer PostsOlder Posts »