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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.


Introducing Star’s New Receipt Printer the TSP650II

Posted June 7, 2013

Star TSP650ii Receipt PrinterIn continuing with its Always-Leading-Always Innovative corporate philosophy, Star Micronics is proud to announce the release of its latest thermal receipt printer, the TSP650II, which is replacing the TSP650.

Updated to exceed and further enhance one of Star’s most popular printers, the TSP650II boasts a lightning fast print speed of 60RPM (receipts per minute) (300mm/second). The TSP650II also features an improved Guillotine Cutter (2 million cuts), easy “drop in and print” paper loading and a small footprint.

The TSP650II ships with Installation CD (printer driver/ manuals), setup guide, wall mount bracket, vertical mount pads, 58mm paper guide, power switch cover, start-up paper roll and external power supply included in the box. Interface options available include Serial, Parallel, USB, Ethernet and the recently released iOS compatible Bluetooth printer. In addition, the TSP650II comes with Star’s 3-year Limited Warranty.

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Datamax-O’Neil Complements Its Stationary Printer Portfolio with Source Technologies Acquisition

Posted June 6, 2013

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has acquired the thermal printer assets of Source Technologies, a leading provider in specialized printing solutions based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Established in 1986, Source Technologies has specialized in secure MICR printing solutions, and will remain a strong entity in this market under new ownership. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“The addition of these new products into our already strong stationary printer portfolio positions us and our channel partners around the world to be more competitive and achieve greater market share,” said Paul Sindoni, president of Datamax-O’Neil. “This acquisition represents another step in our strategy to position ourselves as a global market and technology leader and clearly reflects our continued commitment to grow our strength within the industry and our partner community.”

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ShopKeep POS Wins the Red Herring Top 100 Award

Posted June 5, 2013

832f6caa-5427-11e1-8aa5-d27aef8dafbfShopKeep POS announced it has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 leading private companies in the U.S. and Canada.

As the top provider of POS software specifically designed for use on iPads, ShopKeep provides an easy to use solution for businesses that need a cost effective but fully capable POS system. Pairing ShopKeep POS software with an iPad, receipt printer, cash drawer and even a barcode scanner makes for an intuitive system that takes no time to set-up and start taking customers. There are even complete software/hardware bundles to make things even easier!


Intermec Scanner Type Reference Guide

Posted June 4, 2013

Intermec Scan Engine GuideWith all the advances in scanner technology, there are more options than ever for the type of scan engines  you can get in a handheld scanner and mobile computer. Application needs are always key when deciding on the right one but when you have multiple laser and imager options it can be a challenge to know which one really is best.

Being a leading manufacturer of scanners and mobile computers, Intermec offers 8 different type of scan engines in their products.  The included chart to the right is a quick and easy to use guide to the different scan engines they have. A range of specifications are provided as well as a the types of codes each engine can read, their unique strengths, and what products they are available in.

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


Wireless Access a Top Priority for Hotel Guests

Posted June 3, 2013

Wireless access is the top customer demand of hotel guests in their rooms and throughout the hotel properties, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Motorola in April 2013. This survey includes responses from 500 North American hotel guests, including business and recreational travelers.

The results are very indicative of a common desire for wireless connectivity by the vast majority of hotel guests. 90% of guest wanted Wi-Fi as an amenity among both business and recreational travelers. Likewise, over 90% of the guests wanted Wi-Fi access in their hotel rooms and not just in common areas and 40% of business travelers would not stay at a hotel without any internet access.

It is fairly obvious that wireless internet connectivity has become a key concern for travelers and will be a key differentiator for hotel properties. Being able to provide comprehensive and easy to access wireless connectivity to guests is now becoming a default standard in the hotel experience.

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Mercedes-Benz Adds Quick Response QR Codes to Help Save Car Crash Victims

Posted May 31, 2013

When every second counts: with a small yet effective innovation, Mercedes-Benz wants to make the rescue of accident victims safer and swifter. Using a QR code, which can be read by smartphones and tablets, placed on Mercedes-Benz cars, will provide a rescue map for every vehicle type, which can be shown on the device’s display. This chart contains all the information necessary to rescue any injured occupants quickly.

This Mercedes-Benz innovation makes use of the rescue sheets developed by the ADAC, the German Automobile Association, and which are already provided by all automakers for every one of their vehicle models. The sheets show firefighters, police and paramedics the design details they need to know in order to use the rescue shears effectively, for example. The rescue sheet, specific for each vehicle type, also informs about the location of the airbags, the battery, the tanks, electric cables, high-pressure cylinders and other components – in the case of hybrid models the location of the additional batteries and high-voltage cables, too. This information can save lives, because in an emergency every action counts and every second is precious.

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Linux and Mac OS X Drivers Now Available for Sato Printers

Posted May 30, 2013

SATO CL408e Barcode PrinterStart using Sato printers in any software environment with the first ever Linux and OS X compatible drivers.

Extending the compatibility to include additional operating systems gives users greater flexibility when choosing the products from which they drive SATO printers.

Linux and OS X users can now integrate thermal printing seamlessly into their computing system for simple and convenient support of SOHO (small office home office) and enterprise based printing needs. These SATO drives are currently available for the CL4e/CL6e, CG2/CG4 and M84Pro series printer models.

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The Datamax-O’Neil RL4 Excels in Rugged Testing and Certification

Posted May 29, 2013

Datamax-O'Neil RL4 Portable Barcode PrinterDatamax-O’Neil announced that its RL4 portable printer has achieved standard IEC 60068-2-31, a free-fall drop test comprised of 2,000 repeated drops from 500 mm. The testing was conducted by Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, a world-leading concept-to-consumer quality assurance and compliance services provider to manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

The printer sustained minor physical damage, but continued to operate successfully following completion of the testing. The RL4 is the only 4-inch portable label printer to comply with the IEC 60068-2-31 standard. “The RL4’s ability to operate after 2,000 free-fall drops is confirmation that our efforts to design a portable printer that meets the most demanding mobile application requirements was successful and demonstrates our commitment to offer the industry’s most rugged and reliable printers,” said John Murphy, senior product manager for Datamax-O’Neil.

On the heels of passing the drop test, the RL4 also received positive comments in a comprehensive product review with two competitive printers. The review, conducted by Business Solutions magazine paired with VAR Paragon Print Systems, compared the Datamax-O’Neil RL4 with both the Toshiba TEC and  Zebra portable printers. The review, which appeared in the May issue of Business Solutions, compared the printers in five categories: setup and configuration, paper loading, battery life, LCD display and build quality. The following are comments the RL4 received in each of those categories:

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Evaluating Barcode Reading Technologies: Laser vs. Imager

Posted May 7, 2013

Microscan Mini Hawk Industrial Barcode ScannerChoosing the right barcode reading technology is fundamental to achieving optimal performance from a data collection solution. As new symbologies and technologies are developed, the choices are more varied than ever. There has been much debate on the merits of laser-based and camera-based barcode readers, and in fact, some have asserted that only image-based readers should be considered for new automation applications.

Should laser barcode scanners be considered “obsolete” technology and are imagers (camera-based readers) the only viable technology for today’s applications? While imagers have seen increased use due to the growing adoption of 2D symbols such as Data Matrix, laser scanners still set the standard for accurate, high speed barcode reading in many applications. The optimal barcode reading solution will be dictated by the specific requirements of an application.

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