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Open Source Beer Recipe in a QR Code

Posted September 14, 2012

The applications you can put QR Codes to use may range from coupons to advertising campaigns but this has got to be one of the more unique applications.

The New Zealand brewing company Yeastie Boys incorporate several QR Codes on the labeling of their Digital IPA.  These codes lead customers to various web pages including Facebook and Twitter accounts but one of the QR Codes lead to the full recipe of the beer, which essentially makes Digital IPA the world’s first open source beer!

If you are looking to incorporate 2D barcodes in your business and need help getting started, contact us at Barcodes Inc.


Enphase Energy Uses the Socket 7Xi Scanner with Apple iPhone for Solar Panel Installation and Tracking Solution

Posted September 13, 2012

Socket announced that Enphase Energy — a manufacturer of microinverter technology for the solar industry with more than 44,000 installations around the world — has incorporated the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner 7Xi barcode scanner into its ArrayGun mobile solution for solar panel installation. Enphase is demonstrating the solution this week at Solar Power International 2012 in Orlando, FL.

Enphase microinverters are semiconductor-based solar panel components that provide remote monitoring of energy harvesting performance through the Enlighten web-based platform. In order for technicians to view performance, diagnose issues or pinpoint maintenance needs on a module-by-module basis, the serial number and location of each microinverter must be recorded during solar panel installation. The new ArrayGun installer toolkit solution enables installers to quickly and accurately scan and connect large numbers of microinverters using the CHS 7Xi and an iPhone or iPod touch running the Enphase Installer Toolkit app.

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Reduce Bottom-of-Basket Loss with the Datalogic LaneHawk

Posted September 12, 2012

LaneHawk InCart presents one of several solutions provided by the LaneHawk family product line. InCart does from above that which LaneHawk BOB does from below. It recognizes the items going through the check-out lane and notifies the cashier in real time when the item has not yet been paid for. InCart uses the same patented ViPR recognition engine as LaneHawk BOB. This allows it to run on the same server to capture items left on the top basket of a shopping cart, in parallel with LaneHawk BOB detecting items on the bottom of the basket. When InCart recognizes an item, it first checks to see whether the item has already been rung up in the POS system. If, by the end of the transaction, the item has not been scanned, LaneHawk notifies the cashier that the item was missed. Like LaneHawk BOB, InCart can produce several different reports to track cashier usage in order to target suspicious activities and reinforce best practices.

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Intermec PM43c Now Shipping

Posted September 11, 2012

Intermec PM43c Barcode PrinterThe Intermec PM43c industrial mid-range printer, a compact version of the PM43, is available for orders and is now shipping.

The PM Series are shipping with multi-command language firmware that includes Fingerprint and Direct Protocol, IPL and competitive emulations for ZPLII and DPL. While customers can take advantage of the ease of use provided by multi-command language firmware, only Fingerprint and Direct Protocol offers the most features and best performance: fastest throughput, easiest configuration, wizards and tools, XML, and Smart Printing and INprint for printing without a host application. Fingerprint and Direct Protocol is recommended for all new applications and current custom applications where a change is possible.

The full-sized PM43 is a direct replacement for the PM4i, and the compact PM43c directly replaces the PF4i industrial printer

For more information or to order a new PM43c feel free to contact us at Barcodes Inc.


Unitech’s TB100 Tablet Is Now Redbeam Certified

Posted September 10, 2012

Unitech’s 7″ tablet, the TB100, has completed certification for the newly released Redbeam Asset Tracking software for Android OS.

The combination of the TB100 along with the robust asset tracking software from Redbeam can help any business maintain any type of asset collection. With the TB100 in you palm you’ll have the mobility to go where ever your assets are located. This rugged, reliable, and mobile tracking solution can enhance your business by empowering your workforce and making more efficient use of your assets.

Need to track your assets?  Contact us at Barcodes Inc to find the right solution.


Top 10 POS Systems by topcreditcardprocessors.com for September 2012

Posted September 7, 2012

NCR RealPOS 80XRT POS Terminaltopcreditcardprocessors.com, the well known independent authority on credit card processors, has released their monthly rankings of the top POS systems for the month of September 2012. Each of the point of sale manufacturers included in the rankings have undergone a extensive evaluation of the POS systems within the payment processing industry. Merchants use the rankings to find the best performing POS system brands in the industry.

The Top 10 Best Point of Sale System Brands for September 2012 are:

1.    NCR Corporation 
2.    CAM Commerce Solutions
3.    GotMerchant.com
4.    POS Prophet Systems
5.    Epicor Software Corporation
6.    AmberPOS
7.    Microsoft Dynamics RMS 
8.    LightSpeed
9.    POS easy
10.    Retail Pro

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The New Unitech PA690MCA – Designed For Healthcare

Posted September 6, 2012

Unitech has announced the release of their newest mobile computer designed specifically for healthcare applications, the PA690MCA.  Healthcare environments require mobile devices to be rugged, reliable, and easy to operate.  With the latest communication technology, the PA690MCA  provides patient and other critical information right in the palm of your hand so you can give the best possible care to your patients.

While the workload and healthcare quality standards are getting higher, hospitals and other medical environments are desperately in need of the latest techniques to offer the best care possible. When people’s lives are at stake; every mistake is one too many. The PA690 MCA helps healthcare workers do their jobs accurate, quick and responsible; whether its regarding patient care, access control or laundry management. This device offers the next level in healthcare technology; it’s the ultimate Mobile Clinical Assistant: PA690 MCA.

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Redbeam Attains Enterprise Mobility Validation for Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablets

Posted September 5, 2012

RedBeam has announced that their Asset Tracking application has achieved Motorola Enterprise Mobility Validation on the Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet.  Up to now, all devices certified for use with RedBeam have been Windows Mobile-based. This is the first Android mobile computer certified by RedBeam, as well as the first tablet device.

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Zebra Announces The Discontinuance of the LP/TLP 2844, LP/TLP 2824, and TLP 3842

Posted September 4, 2012

Some of the most popular and widely used desktop label printers are finally coming to an end.  Zebra has announced the formal discontinuation of their famed  LP/TLP 2844, LP/TLP 2824, and TLP 3842 printers.

Zebra is a leader in the world of label printers and their compact desktop models are the perfect combination of performance and value.  While their most popular units may be on the way out, there is are new and improved printers ready to take their place.

These new models use the same labels/ribbons as their predecessors and are drop-in replacements in most applications. If you have any questions or need assistance migrating to these new printers, contact us at Barcodes Inc.


Star Releases v3.1 of their Android SDK

Posted August 30, 2012

The new Star Micronics Android SDK V3.1 offers four major enhancements from the previous 2.0 version. The latest Android SDK features a port discovery for both desktop (Ethernet) and mobile (Bluetooth and WiFi) printers and now has the ability to Auto Discover all Star printers on the same network as the Android device, as well as, any paired Star portable Bluetooth printers. Customers can now be given the option to enter the printer’s IP address manually or let the application find Star printers automatically. The new version also offers improved support for the Apple AirPort Express; the ability to add sample receipts; and the logical reorganization of all functionality in the sample application. V3.1 now has much more logical, simple navigation and layout to make integration faster and even easier for developers.

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