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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.

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RedBeam’s New Asset Tracking Version – Enterprise Asset Tracking

Posted April 17, 2013

RedBeam Asset Tracking Asset Tracking SoftwareRedBeam Asset Tracking software is one of the most comprehensive while still easy to use applications currently available for asset management. It has been a perfect solution for small to mid-sized applications but with the new Enterprise edition, in can now readily meet the comprehensive asset tracking needs of  large organizations as well. This enterprise version of the popular RedBeam Asset Tracking solution includes unlimited PC and mobile computer licenses for compatible mobile computer models.

The enterprise license parts are:

RB-MAT-ENTERPRISE – Asset Tracking – Moile Edition – Enterprise License

RB-MSC-ENTERPRISE – Annual Support for Mobile Edition – Enterprise License

For more information about RedBeam and how it can help improve your asset management, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Top Intermec Barcode Scanners

Posted April 16, 2013

Intermec has been a leader in data capture technology for over 40 years now and provides scanning solutions for every business size and type. From batch collectors to 2D Imagers, they have a scanner to fit any application requirement. With a focus on reliability and high performance, you can always count on Intermec scanners.

This infographic is a great overview of the current line of Intermec scanners and will help clarify the functionality and best use cases for each.


5 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your POS System

Posted April 15, 2013

POS systems – or point-of-sale systems – are the hardware and software systems that a business uses to process sales and collect payment from customers. POS systems have evolved greatly since  basic register-style units.  Modern systems include many additional features that allow you to input orders, manage inventory, track staff attendance, print invoices, and process reports.

If you’ve been in business for some time  or are still using an old fashioned cash register – you may want to look at updating  your POS and payment processing system. How do you know it’s time for an upgrade? Here are five tell-tale signs: Continue reading »


Go Zebra Gets Even Better with Service Agreement Bonus

Posted April 12, 2013

You already know the benefits of upgrading to Zebra’s latest technology through GO Zebra, but now the benefits are even better!

Beginning  in April, GO Zebra will include a service agreement bonus. When you add a 3-year ZebraCare service agreement to your tabletop or mobile printer purchase, you’ll receive an additional rebate—$25 for mobile printers and $50 for tabletop printers.

This service agreement bonus applies to purchases made between April 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013. Details will be available on the GO Zebra page of the Zebra Information Network (IN) beginning April 1.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at BarcodesInc.



The New Zebra QLn420 Mobile Printer

Posted April 11, 2013

Zebra has announced the availability of their new QLn420 mobile label printer.

The QLn420 extends the functionality already established in the QL series of direct thermal mobile label printers by providing higher performance and greater ease of use. With improved manageability and enhanced wireless LAN options, the QLn420 is ideally suited for 4-inch-wide label printing applications in tough environments such as warehouses and distribution centers. This release is in addition to the already launched QLn220 and QLn320 models and completes our QLn family of products.

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Sinai Hospital Implements Datalogic Gryphon Scanners at the Point-of-Care

Posted April 10, 2013

Finding the right scanner for such demanding environments like hospitals can be a real challenge.  Healthcare applications require a durable device that can handle daily cleaning with bleach and other disinfectants while improving the quality of patient care with accurate/reliable scanning.

This video highlights how the Datalogic Gryphon-HC scanner was the perfect fit for Sinai Hospital with it’s disinfectant-ready housing  treated with antimicrobial additives. Along with it’s aggressive 2D scanning capabilities, the Gryphon-HC easily fulfilled all the hospital’s requirements at the point-of-care.


Simplify Integration, Printer Management and Maintenance with LINK-OS

Posted April 9, 2013

Link-OS is an innovative new operating system that pairs a powerful software development kit (SDK) and software applications with smart Zebra devices, making them easy to integrate, manage and maintain from any location. At the heart of Link-OS is a new device operating system and robust SDK.

Link-OS: Device OS

Zebra’s iMZ, ZT200, QLn and ZXP Series 7 printers feature the new Link-OS device OS that enables:

  • Advanced device management using standard tools
  • Direct, secure Web connectivity
  • On-printer solutions
  • Settings alerts

These features enable solution creators to save significant time and focus on creating impactful applications. Only Zebra delivers an ecosystem capable of making solution creation simple and straightforward.

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GS1 US Celebrates 40 Years of the Barcode

Posted April 8, 2013

This year marks the 40th anniversary that organizations united to adopt a universal way to conduct business using GS1 Standards. Beginning with a UPC (Universal Product Code) barcode, the GS1 System of Standards has set the foundation for a technological revolution that has changed the way companies, from manufacturers to retailers, conduct business around the world. Now, more than five billion GS1 barcodes are scanned every day.

In the 40 years since their adoption, GS1 Standards have grown into a global system, used by more than two million companies doing business in 150 countries across 25 industries, including apparel and general merchandise, fresh foods, consumer packaged goods, grocery, foodservice, healthcare, and defense

Introduced to speed the supermarket checkout process, the grocery retail industry was the first champion of standards in 1973. Today, supply chains representing nearly every sector in the world rely on GS1 Standards for identifying, capturing, and sharing information about goods, services, locations, and more in real-time. Barcodes and Electronic Product Code (EPC) enabled radio frequency identification (RFID) have evolved to capture a broad range of information to drive supply chain visibility.

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