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LXE Announces Tecton Rugged Handheld Mobile Computer

Posted February 7, 2011

LXE announced today the launch of the Tecton™ rugged handheld computer, targeting supply chain applications. The successor to LXE’s highly successful MX7 handheld, the IP-65 rated Tecton handheld computer accelerates real-time data capture with an industry-leading PXA 320 806 MHz processor running Windows® Mobile 6.5 or Windows® CE 6.0.

Lightweight and extremely well-balanced in the user’s hand, and with sleek design for an industrial tool, the Tecton handheld delivers its enhanced performance across a wide array of supply chain tasks. The unit’s multi-range scanning capabilities enable bar code reads from four inches to 40 feet, so operators can perform warehouse moves ranging from receiving to full pallet put-aways with the same version of the computer. Scan-intensive picking can be enabled with the Tecton computer’s available easy-grip removable handle with two-finger trigger, and every Tecton computer comes with LXE’s ToughTalk technology for voice-driven processes. The device also features a scan vibration signal that can be used to verify successful scans in loud warehouses, and multiple built-in data-entry options.

Performance and versatility come with field-proven ruggedness and customizations for the most demanding environments. Keypads protect against airborne and spilled chemical agents, and electrical components are secured to circuit boards to better withstand drops and shocks. An available cold-storage configuration includes programmable touchscreen and scan window defrosters, and a cold-tolerant backup power source that holds a charge longer in environments as low as -30°C.

“The Tecton handheld performs well in so many tasks because it’s light enough for scan-intensive picking, yet able to take a beating,” said Newell. “We purpose-built this computer for the supply chain with the right combination of ergonomics, ruggedness, and computing power.”

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Datalogic Introduces the Datalogic Gryphon I GBT4400 2D Reader

Posted February 1, 2011

Today, people from all walks of life are using bar code readers in many different applications. As this technology continues to move into the mainstream, people are looking for more than just performance. Datalogic is proud to meet this challenge with the new Gryphon I GBT4400 reader. Designed with people in mind, this reader delivers the performance that users expect, while blending advanced 2D imaging technology with intuitive, user friendly features.

Fast reading allows the Gryphon GBT4400 reader to excel in diverse application requirements. From signature capture to document scanning, this reader offers the performance users demand to efficiently read common codes including 1D, 2D, postal, stacked and composite codes like PDF417 and GS1 DataBar™ and even small, condensed codes. Imaging technology also enables the Gryphon GBT4400 reader to easily capture bar codes from LCD monitors or mobile devices for the latest mobile marketing / ticketing applications.

High speed imaging and motion tolerance capabilities allow operators of the Gryphon GBT4400 reader to scan fast moving codes or move quickly from one code to the next. As a cordless device, mobility is supported by a Bluetooth® wireless technology, designed with a working range of 30 m / 90 ft. This allows the data to be quickly transmitted to the host as well as any other commercial or embedded Bluetooth® wireless technology v2.0 compliant device for optimal communication.

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Psion-Teklogix now “Psion”

Posted January 31, 2011

Teklogix is removed from the company name. New identity better reflects the company strategy.

Psion has shortened its operating company name, removing the name “Teklogix” to create a more effective global brand. Psion’s corporate identity has also been refreshed to work better in the digital world. These developments mark the next significant stage in the company’s transformation and accurately reflect the group’s business strategy.

“Our research showed that we had to remove the word “Teklogix” from our name, to unite the business around one, clear, global identity,” said John Conoley, CEO of Psion. “We found that the complexity of the dual company name was impacting our business by confusing our customers, resellers and other key stakeholders, especially in new markets for Psion. We also took the opportunity to refresh the brand to make it properly mirror our business strategy and to work better in the digital world.”

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Datalogic Mobile Computers Help Furniture Store Manage Its Inventory

Posted January 28, 2011

Challenge: Improve labeling operations in order to concentrate on customer relations

Combining the concepts of travel and decoration, Maisons du Monde is a retailer specializing in furniture and interior decoration with 200 shops. A true success story, the retailer has been able to rise to prominence in a booming market and expand to several European countries in less than 15 years.

Maisons du Monde’s original positioning and its collections that are renewed continuously to adapt to current trends are the retailer’s winning qualities. In this logistical environment where the management of stock and collections is essential, the French brand has decided to turn to various technological partners who can introduce an innovative marking and identification system.

In order to enable its shop assistants to concentrate on the customers rather than on restrictive and particularly time-consuming labeling operations, the retailer wanted to introduce modern and progressive mobile technologies for item labeling and in-store inventory management of different collections.

Maisons du Monde turned to industrial partners specializing in marking and printing who were capable of implementing a universal solution very quickly in all shops in France.

A few essential requirements were established in order to deal with the enormity of the project and the extremely short deadline:

  • “PDA/mobile printers” materials must ensure that items are handled rapidly, while making employees fully mobile
  • Predominantly centralized technical support management must enable each shop to be run remotely without requiring a technician to work on-site

“In contrast to large-scale food retail, specialist retailers, such as Maisons du Monde do not have a digital price display system using electronic labels, enabling prices to be modified remotely. In-store relabeling and stocktaking are carried out manually and require significant attention; a pricing error has irreparable negative consequences on customers”, explains Guillaume Cesbron, chief information officer at Maisons du Monde. ” Faced with this problem, we therefore looked for a fully mobile, non cumbersome, highly reliable material and software solution, that used portable PDA mobile devices linked to wireless printers“, he adds.

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Datalogic Elf PDA Receives AT&T Certification

Posted January 28, 2011

Elf, the rugged PDA from Datalogic, receives certification for voice and data communications on AT&T networks

Datalogic received certification from AT&T for the Datalogic Elf, a rugged PDA mobile computer, to access the AT&T wireless network for voice and data communications. This gives the Datalogic Elf access to the nation’s largest provider of broadband with over 17.4 million total broadband connections.

“AT&T certification adds another network option for our end users” says Tom Burke, Vice President of Product Marketing. “Elf users can roam throughout the country and maintain broadband connectivity to their enterprise almost seamlessly.”

Datalogic Mobile designed Elf from the ground up with the technology and ruggedness to meet the needs of applications in Field Service, Field Sales, Delivery, Retail and Logistics. Elf connectivity options include: UMTS HSDPA mobile radio for voice and data communication, ideal for connecting to the AT&T wireless network.

Elf includes embedded 802.11 a/b/g radio with CCX V4 certification for secure enterprise-class mobile connectivity. Elf packs cutting edge features into a compact form factor built for single handed operation.

Tyco Electronics Launches Elo TouchSystems 2242L Monitor With Multi-Touch Support For Windows 7

Posted January 28, 2011

The Elo TouchSystems 2242L provides OEMs and software developers a ruggedized, 22-inch open-frame touchmonitor built to reliably run multi-touch gaming, wayfinding, concierge services and other touch-powered self-service programs.

The Elo TouchSystems 2242L, with IntelliTouch Plus surface acoustic wave (SAW) touch technology, is Tyco Electronics’ newest monitor compatible with the Windows 7 operating system additional qualifications (AQ) for multi-touch functionality. It has been available to select partners since early December 2010.

“Gaming and hospitality environments present unique performance and durability requirements for touch screens, and the Windows 7 operating system delivers enormous design advantages with its stable and innovative touch interface,” said Murtaza Amiji, Business Development Director at Tyco Electronics Touch Solutions business. “Tyco Electronics blended these market needs and OS capabilities in our Windows 7 compatible Elo 2242L monitor with the IntelliTouch Plus surface acoustic wave product technology to increase the range of touch options for the gaming industry.”

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Unitech and ASAP Systems Partner with BarcodesInc for Mobile Asset and Inventory System

Posted January 28, 2011

Unitech and ASAP Systems today announced a strategic partnership which will allow BarcodesInc customers to take advantage of ASAP Systems Mobile Passport Asset and Inventory Solution. This exciting new partnership is designed to serve the end consumer by lowering total cost of ownership, achieving greater business agility and increasing ROI with respect to their mobile device deployments using the Unitech PA500 and PA600 mobile computers.

“We credit the BarcodesInc team for introducing Unitech to this exceptional ASAP Systems solution software and look forward a long term relationship with ASAP Systems”, said Matthew Gonzales, Unitech Midwest Territory Manager.

For inventory and asset tracking applications, ASAP Systems has certified software on two Unitech mobile computers: The PA500 (exclusively at Barcodes Inc) and the PA600 models. These rugged devices feature multiple data collection and wireless connectivity options, providing maximum productivity, efficiency while creating a cost effective solution. With durable construction and a strong environmental seal, these mobile computers are suitable for applications in even the harshest working environments.

Unitech and ASAP Systems have made the primary aim of their partnership to provide customers with increased productivity, secure assets and reliable devices. The combination of ASAP Systems dependable Passport software and Unitech’s reliable, rugged hardware creates a set of solutions that do just that.

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Disinfectant-Ready Barcode Scanner Enclosures for Healthcare Environments

Posted January 26, 2011

In any area of a healthcare facility, the need to limit the spread of germs is critial to improve patient care and protect employees in direct contact with infected patients. This can be particularly important if the barcode scanner is traveling room-to-room on a medication cart, stationed in a high-traffic area, or used by multiple personnel. To protect patients and employees, shared equipment must always be kept in a clean, sanitary condition; yet, routine cleaning of data collection devices with harsh chemicals can erode plastic enclosures over time and potentially damage internal components.

Datalogic disinfectant-ready barcode scanners

To solve this challenge, Datalogic‘s Disinfectant-Ready enclosures are designed to withstand daily cleaning with harsh disinfectant chemical solutions to effectively fight germs and bacteria. These special plastic enclosures are treated with silver ion-based anti-microbial additives to earn their anti-microbial status. These additives have been proven to inhibit microbial growth on the scanner’s surface when tested against standards JIS Z 2801:2000. This standard is internationally recognized by the healthcare industry and certifies that specific germs and other micro-organisms are inhibited by the silver ion-based additives. Datalogic’s Disinfectant-Ready enclosures are additionally coupled with industry leading IP sealing ratings to further protect the scanners internal components from intrusion by chemicals and other liquids.

Protect your technology investment as well as your patients and employees health with Disinfectant-Ready enclosures from Datalogic and ensure years of dependable and reliable scanning performance.

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Barcode Scanner Assisted Star Wars Art

Posted January 17, 2011

Darth Vader wields a menacing Symbol LS2208 barcode scanner beam as his light saber.


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Intermec Announces 70 Series Mobile Computers: CN70, CN70e, CK70 & CK71

Posted January 12, 2011

Intermec 70 series familyThe Answer to the Industry’s Need for No Compromise Rugged Mobile Computing

Intermec announced the launch of the 70 Series, its next generation portfolio of ultra-rugged mobile computers, delivering unparalleled performance to maximize worker uptime and efficiency. Comprised of four products over one platform, the Intermec 70 Series nearly doubles Intermec’s mobile computer portfolio in one release.

With 45 years of technology innovation as its foundation, the Intermec 70 Series comprises four distinct products sharing a common platform and capabilities:

  • CN70 – field service, transportation and logistics
  • CN70e – direct store delivery/route accounting
  • CK70 – parcel delivery in courier, express and postal operations
  • CK71 – manufacturing and warehousing

All in the smallest and lightest form factors in their respective classes, each product is built to help businesses optimize resources to improve operational efficiency, support future growth, and deliver high customer satisfaction.

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