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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


ID Card Printing

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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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.

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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.

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