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BarcodesInc and Smartware Group Partnership Provides Complete Maintenance Solutions

Posted February 5, 2013

Smartware Group, developers of Bigfoot CMMS, and BarcodesInc have teamed up to provide robust, scalable, and affordable solutions for maintenance tracking and management.

Bigfoot is one of the easiest to use yet feature-rich CMMS platforms available today with their Quick to Learn for Quick Results approach to interface and usability. Every aspect of your maintenance management from preventive maintenance, maintenance requests, work orders, predictive maintenance, inventory, and tool crib management are all covered. With Bigfoot you can increase efficiency by greatly reducing downtime while maximizing equipment reliability and longevity. Gain greater control over your asset base to spend more time working instead of maintaining.

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Motorola Announces The New MC45 Mobile Computer

Posted February 4, 2013

Motorola has  announced the new MC45 mobile computer – its first WAN-based solution in a new category of mobile computers that address the needs of field-based mobile workers in cost-sensitive enterprises. The cost- and size-optimized MC45 is targeted at applications such as customer relationship management (CRM), sales order entry, inventory management, proof of delivery, direct store delivery (DSD) and route accounting, while expanding the range of solutions available for small- and medium-sized businesses and fast-growing emerging markets.

Designed to help value-conscious enterprises affordably automate business processes in field mobility applications, the MC45 is ideal for field service/sales opportunities as well as the transportation and logistics industry. The rugged and ergonomic MC45 offers wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g) and WAN (3.5G HSDPA voice/data) connectivity along with a large outdoor viewable 3.2″ display, numeric keypad and a full-shift battery with power management capabilities.

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Honeywell Launches the Thor VM2 – Next Generation Vehicle-Mount Computer

Posted February 1, 2013

Honeywell has announced the Thor VM2, its tenth generation vehicle-mount computer (VMC) that provides the mobile workforce with unprecedented flexibility and productivity.  Featuring a larger 9.7 inch XGA display screen, the Thor VM2 builds off the successful Thor VM1, utilizing breakthrough mobile technology to create immediate time savings and protection against unplanned disruptions in the supply chain.

Equipped with a field-replaceable front panel, the Thor VM2 integrates the two most damage-prone device components, the keyboard and touchscreen, into a user-replaceable part.  As a result, users can repair the most common forms of vehicle-mount computer malfunctions on the go, reducing maintenance cost and spare parts capital cost.

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CK3B, CK3N, CK3BC: End-of-Build Notice

Posted January 31, 2013

Intermec CK3 Mobile ComputerFor more than four years, the CK3B, CK3N, and CK3BC Series provided rugged mobile computing for users in many environments and markets. With the introduction of the CK3X and CK3R mobile computer series, Intermec is providing advanced notice on the retirement of the CK3 Series line of mobile computers. The CK3B, CK3N, and CK3BC mobile computers will reach end-of-build July 28th, 2013. This alert does not apply to the CK3G series mobile computers.

Due to the popularity of the CK3B, CK3N, and CK3BC mobile computer lines, please note that from April 2013 until the end of build in July 2013, orders received will be subject to product availability.

Product Migration

The CK3X and, in some circumstances the CK3R, are the recommended solutions for customers seeking a CK3 Series migration path.

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Introducing the New Wasp HC1 Mobile Computer

Posted January 30, 2013


Wasp Barcode has announced the latest edition to its robust mobile computer line-up with the launch of the HC1 Mobile Computer with 26-key numeric keypad. While the 26-key numeric might be new, the already popular HC1 Mobile Computer with QWERTY 44-key keypad continues to gather rave reviews.

he Wasp HC1 mobile computer combines fast, reliable, rugged construction with the flexibility and versatility you need for today’s aggressive business environments. Effectively scan 1D barcodes with the HC1’s integrated laser scan engine, and instantly download your data back to a PC using the built-in 802.11 a/b/g wireless connectivity

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Honeywell Introduces Granit 191Xi Barcode Scanner

Posted January 29, 2013

Honeywell Granit Barcode Scanner

The Industry’s Most Rugged 2D Area-Imaging Device

Honeywell announced the Auto Identification and Data Capture’s (AIDC) most rugged hand-held area-imaging device available for industrial and commercial enterprises: the Granit 191Xi hand-held area-imaging scanner. As the leader in 2D area-imaging technology, Honeywell’s latest hand-held device combines high-performance scanning on a platform that can keep up with the most demanding conditions in the supply chain.

Granit is at the forefront of 2D Area-Imaging, which is slated to grow at more than 15 percent per year through 2016 — six points higher than the aggregate growth for all hand-held scanners in the regions, according to a report from VDC Research Group. More manufacturers and logistics companies are adopting 2D area-imaging in the workflow, from warehousing to pharmaceutical distribution to parcel delivery.

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NiceLabel V6 Upgrade Promo

Posted January 28, 2013

NiceLabel customers receive a free upgrade to Version 6 when purchasing a 3 year support contract agreement.

The process is simple and easy:

  • You currently have NiceLabel Pro V3, V4, or V5.
  • Provide your old NiceLabel key number.
  • Place an order for a NiceLabel Pro support contract for 3 years.
  • Order is placed with Niceware.
  • You receive a free NiceLabel Pro Version 6 upgrade key!

The free upgrade is only available with purchases of 3 year support contracts. For any questions or assistance, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Labeling Solutions for Oil Change and Automotive Applications

Posted January 25, 2013

Industry Need

The simple step of applying oil change reminder labels carries real value for the automotive service establishment and the customer. These labels provide a subtle but persistent notice to the customer of the next service date, helping ensure the vehicle remains in optimal condition. They also remind a satisfied customer where they last received service, increasing the likelihood of return business.

While an enclosed automobile may seem like a relatively benign environment, these labels are subjected to significant environmental rigors. High exposure to ultraviolet radiation can attack labels and adhesive, causing adhesives to harden and leave residue, or causing the label to break apart and delaminate rather than removing in one piece. Temperatures inside a parked car in the summer can quickly reach 140°F, effectively baking the label facesheet and adhesive. During winter, windshields repeatedly cycle between freezing temperatures and heated defrost cycles.

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The Datalogic Powerscan Series: Tough Enough For Any Application

Posted January 24, 2013

Does your business need a scanner that can handle the rigors of everyday use in even the most demanding environments?

The Datalogic Powerscan 8300 series is your answer. From the warehouse floor to the production line, the Powerscan line was designed to handle any abuse and keep performing. See for yourself!


Intermec’s 70 Series Now With Integrated RFID

Posted January 23, 2013

Intermec 70 Series Mobile Computer

Intermec has announced the soon to be available integrated RFID capabilities for its CK70, CN70 and CN70e mobile computers. Part of Intermec’s industry-leading 70 Series family, these no-compromise devices now offer a fully-integrated UHF RFID reader with no external antenna – adding advanced RFID reading capabilities to what is already one of the industry’s most compact, ultra-rugged designs.

Designed specifically for customers seeking a mobile RFID solution in demanding in-premise environments, the Intermec 70 Series RFID reader platform supports medium to long-range read distances and is optimized to read one or many tags in support of inventory and asset tracking applications in retail, healthcare, industrial and government market segments. Additionally, the 70 Series RFID does not compromise size and weight; with a fully integrated design utilizing Intermec’s IM11 embedded module, along with an internally housed antenna, customers can experience advanced RFID read performance while maintaining the already-compact form factor of the 70 Series mobile computers.

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