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A New Low Cost Scanner Option From Unitech – the AS10 CCD Reader

Posted October 15, 2012

The Unitech AS10 CCD scanner is a low cost reliable barcode reader with a wide range of environments ideal for retail, medical, libraries and light industrial applications.

The AS10’s design makes the scanning process easy and comfortable, making any data capture task more efficient and accurate.

The Unitech AS10 comes with USB connection and scans all major symbologies; reducing processing time and labor cost, while increasing accuracy. The decoder also allows editing and modifying scanned data before sending it to the host device.

The ergonomic design, low cost, durable and easy to use AS10 is perfect for any business; big or small to accurately capture data that will save you money.

To learn more about the AS10, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Identification Made Easy

Posted October 12, 2012

Implementing a ID card solution for your small company or school shouldn’t be a complicated task. Datacard has made it easy to improve ID security in with one simple system, the Datacard 1-2-3 Easy ID Card System. Make cost-effective ID cards in 3 simple steps

  1. Design
  2. Take Picture
  3. Print

The Datacard 1-2-3 Easy ID Card System is a comprehensive system which provides all the elements needed to print ID cards right away. The system offers the following

For more information about ID card systems, contact us at BarcodesInc.

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Buying a Barcode Printer : 4 Questions Before You Buy

Posted October 12, 2012

Compared to a laser or inkjet printer, thermal based barcode label printers are a much more economical option to create high quality labels and tags. These printers can create single labels instead of on whole sheets that are not really suitable for on-demand printing . In the long run, thermal barcode printers require less maintenance, have less expensive media, and print faster while maintaining excellent print quality.

Finding the right printer for your needs, however, can be challenge with all the available models and options.

The next 4 questions will help make the decision process easier and get you closer to best printer for your needs.

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Fargo ID Card Hologram Layouts Explained!

Posted October 11, 2012

Holograms are a great feature to have on an ID card to help prevent fraud and improve the security of your card issuance.  Many times, to incorporate a hologram you would need a laminating printer like the DTC4500 and a special laminate that has embedded holograms.  If you don’t have a laminating printer though, there is still an option to create cards with holograms.

Fargo offers a variety of ID cards that have holograms already embedded in the card itself.  Their VeriMark and Holomark cards come with hologram options in 8 different possible positions on the card.  Using a non-laminating printer like the DTC1000, all you need to do is make sure you print design doesn’t cover  the location of the hologram.

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Teklynx and Epson Offer A GHS Compliant Chemical Labeling Solution

Posted October 11, 2012

Teklynx announced that it has teamed up with Epson to offer a turnkey solution for Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) compliant chemical labeling.

Together, Epson’s TM-C3400 inkjet printer (which prints color, on-demand labels) and Teklynx software (which allows for the identification, design and tracking of hazardous labels), offer a completely GHS compliant turnkey solution. This solution ensures compliance for chemical manufacturers, while eliminating the time consuming task of identifying multi-vendor, compatible GHS-compliant components.

On March 26, 2012 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its plans to adopt the GHS labeling standard for the American market with the first steps of implementation beginning in 2013. For chemical manufacturers, an automated way to print color, on-demand labels onto extremely durable media, as well as a software solution that allows for the design and management of the labels, will significantly assist in complying with GHS requirements. The Epson printer paired with Teklynx Central  GHS software, allows customers to benefit from a complete labeling solution for identifying hazardous materials.

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Properly Storing Your Blank ID Cards

Posted October 10, 2012

Having a professional looking identification card with crisp images and no blemishes is must-have in today’s corporate and university environments. Card Printers certainly play a part in the process, but taking care of your blank ID card stock should be a priority. Improperly handling cards before printing can create flaws in your card stock that will be reflected or even magnified in your printed cards. The following are a few tips to consider when handling cards:

  • Environment – Cards should be kept in the air-tight, water resistant containers when not in use. Most card stocks from Zebra, Fargo, Datacard, and Evolis come in 5 x 100 card packages. It is best to only open one container at a time. Cards also should be stored in a regulated temperature environment. Extreme heat or extreme cold can make cards brittle and more susceptible to snapping.
  • Handling: Oils and fingerprints from your hands can leave a residue on the card that will impact the overall print quality of the card. We recommend only touching the edge of the cards when loading and handling your ID cards. Anti-static gloves can also be worn which will reduce the residue left on cards.
  • Inputting: Always inspect the stock to make sure you have received the proper cards and no identifiable blemishes exist with in the cards.

For more information about ID cards and handling, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Just the Ticket – Sand Springs Police Department Increases Productivity and Safety with the Intermec CN50

Posted October 10, 2012

Intermec CN50 Mobile ComputerTo serve and protect is just one of the many things the Sand Springs Police Department (SSPD) is tasked with on a daily basis. As the department’s officers report to work each day, citations are just one of the many ways they keep their population of 19,000 safe. But beyond safety, citations are also a way the city generates revenue.

Previously relying on an outdated manual process, officers would complete a hand-written five-carbon copy citation. The violator would get one copy, and the rest would be distributed to various police, court and city personnel for repeated entry into multiple other computer systems. This process caused a lot of redundancy, administrative time and wasted effort, as citations were often lost in the shuffle or dismissed due to illegibility – causing citation revenue to go uncollected.

In short, SSPD looked for a technology solution that would offer increased officer productivity and an improvement in officer safety by getting them off the roadside faster.

The answer? An eCitation solution coupled with the Intermec CN50 rugged handheld mobile computers.

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For a Complete ID Solution, What Else Do I Need Besides a Fargo HDP5000?

Posted October 9, 2012

The Fargo HDP5000 is a Retransfer Printer, which provides edge-to-edge printing through the use of retransfer film. This printer will produce a clearer and longer lasting image, when compared to a direct to card printer. In order to have a full working solution, the following elements will be required:

Ribbon:

Retransfer Film:

Plastic ID Cards

Software

For more information on other ribbons, cards, and software,  contact us at BarcodesInc.


How to Make More Secure ID Cards

Posted October 9, 2012

Security is a common concern for any organization today from school campuses to production facilities. Protecting assets and keeping individuals safe is essential in all organizations. Utilizing ID cards is an efficient and practical way to protect your business, but what really makes an ID secure?

If you where to open your wallet or purse right now you would most likely find several examples of plastic ID cards. The cards may range from a simple printed card from your local grocery store with nothing more than a basic image and barcode, to a government issued driver’s license with a full color photo, encoded information, and protective holograms!

In both of these cases, the ID is meant to accurately identify a specific person. However, one card is a lot easier to replicate while the other contains several layers of security, which greatly reduce counterfeit and forgery attempts. Features like photos, magnetic stripes, or smart card chips on an ID help improve its security and decreases the likelihood of misuse by unauthorized individuals. Incorporating these elements to your ID issuance are the most effective means to protect your employees and business.

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Socket Mobile Adds Android Support to CRS 9P Cordless Ring Scanner

Posted October 9, 2012

Socket Mobile has released Android support for its Socket Bluetooth Cordless Ring Scanner (CRS) 9P hands-free barcode scanner for warehousing and logistics. The update makes it possible for manufacturers, logistics providers, and package carriers to track assets and inventory in real time using the latest Android smartphones and tablets.

The CRS 9P is a wearable barcode scanner that enables comfortable, hands-free data collection in high-velocity supply chain applications. Socket Mobile has updated both the SocketScan 10 keyboard wedge software and SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit to include Android support for the CRS 9P.

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