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Wolverine Runs SAP on Pioneer POS S-Line Point of Sale Touchcomputers

Posted December 5, 2011

More often than not someone has either heard of or worn shoes or apparel made by Hush Puppies®, Patagonia®, or Wolverine®. These iconic shoe and apparel brands are just several that comprise Rockford, Michigan based Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. As Wolverine puts it, “few companies can say they have the world at their feet, both literally and figuratively. As a global marketer of branded footwear, as well as apparel and accessories, this apt saying not only speaks to our focus, but also to the bright future before us”.

Since Wolverine manufactures and sells high quality shoes and other apparel, they needed a high quality POS hardware solution for their retail stores. When they found out their current hardware solution was being discontinued, they started looking for a new solution.

Wolverine’s retail stores are used to peak performance from their previous POS hardware, and looked to continue that consistency and durability. The Pioneer POS S-Line with integrated Epson thermal printer was the perfect fit. The S-Line will run SAP Retail to handle the storefront POS, which interfaces with SAP’s own backend ERP server.

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Bluetooth Scanners Help with those Hard to Reach Items

Posted December 1, 2011

Motorola LS3578-ER barcode scanners
Eastman Gelatine, a division of Kodak, needed help scanning inventory on the top shelf of a new addition to their warehouse. They wanted a long range scanner that could wirelessly connect to their mobile computers, giving their workers more freedom and mobility. BarcodesInc recommended Motorola LS3578-ER scanners with Bluetooth connectivity. Eastman Gelatine decided to go with the scanners and forklift cradle kits on a trial basis, with intent to roll it out to their entire warehouse and complete their solution.

Sales Associate: Andrew Hall

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Clothing Chain Selects Socket Barcode Scanners and Apple iPads for Retail Point of Sale

Posted November 30, 2011

Socket Cordless Hand Scanner 7 Series ScannerSocket Mobile announced the selection of the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 by Haruyama Trading Company, a specialty clothing chain in Japan that has pioneered the use of nanotechnology in products such as waterproof business suits and H1N1 swine flu-resistant clothing.

Haruyama Trading Company represents the first volume customer for the Socket CHS that is using the barcode scanner with the Apple iPad in the retail industry.

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Supermarket Chain Feeds Sales With Star Receipt Printers

Posted November 30, 2011

Shrinking margins, growing competition, and increased consumer demand for a better in-store experience rank among the many challenges faced by retailers these days. The good news: technology—including printers from Star Micronics–can play a pivotal role in overcoming these obstacles and attaining key goals.

That’s what one independent supermarket chain based in the Northeastern U.S. discovered when it deployed 29 kiosks comprised of Star Micronics’ TSP847U thermal printers, 37-inch TekPanel kiosk heads, and Custom Laser, Inc. Powder Coated Steel Kiosk Stands in all 16 of its stores and at corporate headquarters. The kiosks run the ShoptoCook software application, which supplied and implemented the bundled solution.

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Free Barcode Label Design Software for Datamax-O’Neil Printers

Posted November 29, 2011

Datamax-O’Neil has released NEW barcode label design software that will be offered free of charge with Datamax-O’Neil label printers.

NETira Label Designer allows users to create labels using linear (1D) barcodes, graphics, images and text. With the easy-to-use menu selection, labels can be created, stored and printed in seconds.

NETira Label Designer is part of the NETira family of software applications that are designed to enhance the features and performance of Datamax-O’Neil stationary printers<. Download NETira Label Designer


Honeywell Announces New Purpose-Built Healthcare Housings for Dolphin 99EX Mobile Computers

Posted November 28, 2011

Honeywell Dolphin 99EXhcHoneywell Scanning & Mobility is expanding the Dolphin 99EX family with the introduction of the new Dolphin 99EXhc mobile computer. The 99EXhc will offer the standard 99EX features along with Honeywell’s industry leading disinfectant ready housings, which were purpose-built for use in healthcare environments.

Honeywell’s Dolphin 99EXhc provides extreme durability, cutting-edge wireless technology, user-friendly ergonomics, and multi-functional data capture for healthcare professionals performing a variety of applications including point-of-care, specimen collection and inventory management. Excellent at resisting the harmful effects of fast-drying disinfecting solutions, the Dolphin 99EXhc is equipped with disinfectant-ready housings that deliver long-term reliability, reduce cleaning time and lower repair costs when compared to devices made from traditional materials.

New Dolphin 99EXhc Part Numbers

  • 99EXL03-00612XEH – 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, 55 Key, High Density w/ led aimer, 256MB x 1GB, WEH 6.5 Classic, Ext. battery, WW English, Healthcare
  • 99EXL03-0C612XEH – 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, 55 Key, Camera, High Density w/ led aimer, 256MB x 1GB, WEH 6.5 Classic, Ext. battery, WW English, Healthcare
  • 99EXLG3-GC612XEH – 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, GSM & CDMA for data, 55 Key, GPS, Camera, High Density w/ led aimer, 256MB x 1GB, WEH 6.5 Classic, Ext. battery, WW English, Healthcare

Recommended and supported cleaning solutions for the Dolphin 99EXhc

  • Sani-Cloth® HB wipes
  • Sani-Cloth® Plus wipes
  • Isopropyl Alcohol wipes (70%)
  • CaviWipes™
  • Virex® 256
  • 409® Glass and Surface Cleaner
  • Windex® Blue
  • Clorox® Bleach – 100%
  • Gentle dish soap and water

Honeywell Announces End of Life Plan for VoyagerBT 9535 Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

Posted November 28, 2011

Honeywell VoyagerBT 9535Honeywell has announced it’s plans to discontinue the VoyagerBT 9535 at the end of 2011

The VoyagerBT 9535 has had a successful life since its introduction almost nine years ago. However, technological advances have been made since 9535’s introduction, which Honeywell has incorporated into the new Voyager 1202g.

The new Voyager 1202g is a direct replacement for the VoyagerBT 9535. The 1202g offers many updates, as well as compatibility with the common Honeywell cabling and software platform, enabling simplified support of Honeywell barcode scanners. In addition, it greatly reduces the amount of versions to choose from, as two multi-interface models (black and ivory) address all discrete interface and extended memory options covered in more than 40 VoyagerBT SKUs.


Vehicle Mounted Warehouse Management

Posted November 22, 2011

LXE 8650 Ring ScannersLXE Thor Vehicle Mount Terminals
Visual Comfort, a designer lighting manufacturer, was moving their inventory to a larger warehouse and needed a better solution for tracking their assets. BarcodesInc combined LXE Thor vehicle mounted computers with LXE Bluetooth ring scanners for the first phase of their roll-out. They began using this combination to maintain a live inventory of lamp and lighting parts that are shipped out to assembly plants as well as consumers looking for spare parts. The wireless mobility of this new solution greatly improved the efficiency of their tracking methods as well as eliminated past manual errors.

Account Manager: Gabe Yocum

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Streamlining Field Service

Posted November 22, 2011

Topaz Signature Lite 1x5Citizen CMP-10 portable printers
Southeastern Cable needed an on-premise invoicing and receipt solution for its cable installers. They were tired of the handwritten work orders and receipts they were dealing with and wanted to keep track of their jobs digitally. BarcodesInc was chosen to create a solution to make that happen. We paired Topaz signature capture pads and software with Citizen portable printers to overhaul and streamline their system. Now, a signature is captured on-location when a job is completed and it is recorded via software. A receipt is then printed and given to the customer for their records. This solution will help Southeastern Cable accurately track work orders and keep digital records while saving time and eliminating errors from their old manual process.

Sales Engineer: Mark Schweikle

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Puma uses Datalogic Mobile’s Elf PDA to Help Run Its Warehouse

Posted November 18, 2011

PUMA is one of the world’s leading sport lifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. The Salzburg Branch of Puma in Austria handles inventory management for Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The 154 subsidiaries in these countries are connected to over 500 operators at the central office in Salzburg.

In order to meet the demands of the significant number of subsidiaries, inventory volumes are enormous at the warehouse in Salzburg. Management of all the operations needed to handle the goods, such as stock transfers, picking, goods output, inventory management and quality inspections, were becoming more and more difficult with the outdated system the company was using. Therefore, the Salzburg branch of Puma started to look for a new system that could handle large volumes quickly and efficiently.

Puma found the characteristics it was looking for in the Datalogic Elf. Certified with IP64 industrial protection class, the Elf is a very robust device, an essential feature in harsh warehouse environments. It also has extensive RAM, scans quickly with no errors and transfers collected data in real time. “Datalogic Mobile and its partner, advised us very well, offering us the Elf, which fully satisfied our requirements, all at a low cost to us!”

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