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Now is the time to transition to the new Honeywell Hyperion 1300g linear-imaging barcode scanner

Posted December 23, 2011

Honeywell 1300gThe Hyperion 1300g is Honeywell’s direct replacement for the popular 3800g product line. The Hyperion 1300g has the same scan performance, features and behavior as the 3800g. With no moving parts to wear out, the Hyperion 1300g is one of the toughest general duty barcode scanners on the market. Designed to keep your operation running smoothly, the Hyperion 1300g is durable enough to hammer nails. In addition, the Hyperion 1300g is compatible with the common cables, power supplies and utilities used across the Honeywell hand-held scanning product line. Automatic interface detection and configuration provides support for all popular interfaces in one device, eliminating the time consuming process of scanning programming bar codes. Choose Honeywell’s Hyperion 1300g for your linear scanning needs.

Honeywell recently announced December 31, 2011 as the last time buy date for the 3800g. Begin your transition now to ensure a seamless switch.


Code39 Barcode Control For Windows Applications

Posted December 21, 2011

Sample C# source code for generating and printing Code39 barcodes in a Windows application is now available from Microsoft.

The code can be incorporated into Visual Studio 2010 to create new applications.

Get the Code39 C# source code

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Sato acquires Argox

Posted December 19, 2011

Sato, a manufacturer of barcode printing, labeling and EPC/RFID products, has acquired Argox Information Co Ltd, a supplier of barcode printers, barcode scanners and portable terminals, making Argox a member of the Sato Group of Companies.

Founded in 1996, Argox became one of the world’s leading design and manufacturers of low cost and entry level thermal printers. Argox has focused on China, Brazil and Turkey, and is today tracking to become a main provider of auto-ID technology in countries such as India, Russia and South Africa.

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Wireless Carrier in Need of Some Asset Management

Posted December 15, 2011

Motorola DS3508 barcode scanner
One of the largest wireless carriers in America required a revamp of all of their cellular towers and needed to begin scanning 2D barcodes in order to track all the equipment in each tower. The company’s main concern was to be able to parse the equipments’ serial numbers, which were encoded in different barcode formats by three different manufacturers. BarcodesInc provided them with over 400 Motorola DS3508 barcode scanners, custom configured for their application and ready to use out of the box. The company was so happy with their new solution, they have shown interest in two future orders of comparable magnitude.

Senior Sales Engineer: Alyce Miller

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Lights, Camera, Asset Tracking!

Posted December 15, 2011

Motorola DS3508 barcode scanner
Red Digital Cinema rents out film equipment and was in need of a way to track their cameras and manage the related data within an Excel spreadsheet. Data Matrix barcodes were printed on each camera, so a good 2D barcode scanner was necessary. BarcodesInc hooked them up with Motorola DS6707 scanners which made it quick and easy to scan the information into their spreadsheet, complete with a date and time stamp of when the units were checked out and where they were going.

Sales Engineer: Gary Seiko

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Microscan Announces New C-Mount Design Barcode Imager and Smart Camera for QX HAWK and Vision HAWK

Posted December 15, 2011

Both products can now be used with interchangeable lenses to address more application needs, such as high magnification and wide fields of view.

Microscan has introduced a new C-Mount lens configuration for two of its products: the popular QX HAWK imager and the Vision HAWK smart camera. The QX HAWK barcode imager is ideal for industrial track and trace applications, with powerful algorithms for reading virtually all linear and 2D barcodes. The rugged Vision HAWK combines this decode capability with a complete vision toolset to enable a broad range of inspection and identification tasks. Both products can now be used with interchangeable lenses to address more application needs, such as high magnification and wide fields of view.

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IntelliTrack StratusInventory – Cloud Web Inventory Software

Posted December 14, 2011

IntelliTrack announces the release StratusInventory, its first web based application within its new line of STRATUS products.

IntelliTrack, Inc. recently announced its new STRATUS line of web-based software for all of its currently offered line of products. IntelliTrack software products are now all available in cloud format, giving users a new and improved way to access their data storage, readily retrieve and use their applications software, and easily obtain technology services and support – all through shared configurable resources. Wherever the Internet is available, many benefits await STRATUS products user including:

  • Quick and easy to deploy – no waiting for physical software product or losing valuable installation time
  • Easier data access in real-time or batch data collection, in-house or off-site at other locations
  • Immediate tech support access
  • Quick and easy access to STRATUS product enhancements and updates
  • Data storage all in the cloud, saving in-house computer server space
  • Reduction of user company IT department time
  • User company saving money in multiple areas
  • Increase in efficiency turns into an increase in productivity

StratusInventory is IntelliTrack’s new easy to use “next-generation” web-based inventory management software. Performing physical inventory counts typically requires extensive time collecting data on a hand-held mobile computer. After collection, the data must be downloaded to the company’s database and then consolidated for later analysis.

With IntelliTrack’s new StratusInventory, this new cloud inventory solution provides companies with a new extremely efficient way to reduce the necessary time and resources required for data collection and processing. Since StratusInventory is web-based, inventories may be taken at multiple in-house and off-site locations, using hand held mobile computers. Collected data is quickly sent over the Internet to the company’s central database where it is efficiently consolidated and ready for immediate analysis and reporting. Less wait time – more information – easily available at your fingertips. And once your data collection is complete, it is safely stored and easily accessible in the cloud, without using your valuable company server space.

Efficient and readily available tech support and trouble-shooting are standing by to assist you should the need arise with your StratusInventory.

IntelliTrack’s new StratusInventory is completely configurable to your company’s inventory data collection and storage needs. StratusInventory also supports customer/industry specific terminology.

Join millions of users now using cloud computing technology to save their companies time and money. Contact us now to discuss how IntelliTrack StratusInventory can suit your needs.


Motorola MC2100 Rugged Mobile Computer Offers Good Value to Enterprises

Posted December 14, 2011

Motorola MC2100Motorola Solutions introduced the MC2100 industrial mobile computer series, addressing the need for a smaller, rugged mobile computer that expands the range of solutions available for both large enterprises and small- and medium-sized businesses.

Motorola MC2100 Key Facts

  • Motorola redefines the value tier for rugged mobile computers with five configurations of the MC2100 that include three different barcode scannning engines, options for batch and WLAN connectivity, and vertical-specific accessories.
  • The lightweight and ergonomic MC2100 is ideal for inventory management, stock replenishment, price marking, and shelf labeling.
  • The MC2100 will be the first value-tier rugged handheld in the mobile computing industry to support HTML5 via Motorola’s RhoElements application enablement framework.
  • The MC2100 mobile computing series leverages the same hardware platform as other Motorola mobile computing products to help simplify application support and integration into an enterprise environment.
  • Motorola’s MC2100 mobile computer will be available with the Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage program, providing coverage for normal wear and tear as well as accidental damage to internal and external components, significantly reducing unforeseen repair expenses.
  • Motorola’s MC2100 mobile computing series is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2012.

ID Cards Make Dreams Come True for Children in Las Vegas

Posted December 8, 2011

Overview

Industry:
ID Card Printing

Application:
ID card software and printing to accommodate and track a growing roster of volunteers

Product Solution:
Fargo Persona C30 Card Printer, associated software and accessories

Solution Provider:
Greg Hamilton

Young people in Las Vegas were given a gift when the Dream Center began its ID card program seven months ago. They were given a sense of belonging.

The Dream Center is an outreach-driven church affiliated with the International Church of Las Vegas, dedicated to helping inner city families. “Our ministry provides hope by meeting both tangible and spiritual needs,” said David Hammonds Jr., Assistant Pastor responsible for oversight of children’s programs and outreach efforts. “We provide food, clothing, life rehabilitation, education, Biblical training and much more through our numerous ministries and outreach programs. We reach hundreds of hurting and needy children and adults across all races and cultures every week.”

In addition to regular Sunday services, the Dream Center provides multiple community programs, including a Thursday night dinner that feeds up to 300 homeless individuals. Located on the west side of the city, in an area most people choose to drive by, the Dream Center also ministers to about 300 at-risk children and teens through its Adopt-a-Block program. Children enrolled in the program receive a personal visit from a staff member at their home every week and are invited back to the Dream Center for Tuesday night programs.

“It takes a lot of work to stay connected to the kids and their families,” said Hammonds. When the Adopt-a-Block program began, there were approximately 20 participants, and administrators used a printed roster to take attendance. As new children joined the program, Dream Center administrators gathered information on the individuals. It wasn’t long before program acceptance exploded, and the number of participants went from 20 to 300, making the paper roster time-consuming and inefficient. “The issue for us was to get an accurate attendance for each service,” said Hammonds. “All of our students are bused to the building at much the same time. By the time we got to 300 kids, it was hard to keep track of everyone.”
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Connect your iPad to APG’s Ethernet Cash Drawer

Posted December 7, 2011

Need a cash drawer to connect to your mobile application? APG‘s NetPRO is an ideal solution! In verticals such as gas stations, convenience stores, quick service food and more, the ethernet cash drawer communicates with mobile POS devices for normal drawer operation. This dynamic network device has a time and date stamp with every transaction, improving loss prevention functions by providing security camera activation, mobile alerts to store management for unusual events, remote tech support, asset management and much more.

APG NetPro Ethernet Diagram

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