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Epson TM-T88iv ReStick Improves Circulation Desk Hold Labeling in Ten Public Libraries

Posted October 27, 2010

Epson TM-T88ivSolution Increases Productivity, Streamlines Books on Hold Labeling Process

The Epson TM-T88iv ReStick thermal printer is now being used in ten public libraries to improve the circulation desk book reservation process. The Epson solution has increased productivity due to less staffing required and fewer hours spent emptying and checking in boxes from other libraries to accommodate customer hold requests.

Libraries have traditionally utilized a cumbersome, manual book reservation process involving rubber bands, scrap paper, masking tape and handwritten notes. This error-prone, outdated method has been updated with the Epson TM-T88 ReStick solution, which allows staff to print labels which can be applied to books without any damage or sticky residue. Using the ReStick solution has streamlined the book reservation process, cut back staffing requirements and increased overall productivity at circulation desks.

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Honeywell And Zebra Technologies Ally To Deliver Seamless Mobile Computing, Barcode Scanning And Printing Solutions

Posted October 27, 2010

Relationship brings advanced automatic identification solutions to serve customers in healthcare, self-service and field mobility segments

Honeywell and Zebra Technologies, a global leader in label printing and automatic identification solutions, announced the formation of an alliance to market and sell advanced automatic identification solutions. The agreement enables both companies to deliver cutting-edge mobile computing, scanning and printing solutions for the healthcare, self-service and field mobility industries.

“Zebra’s strong brand recognition throughout the AIDC marketplace and its position as a global market leader make it a perfect strategic partner as we build out our product offerings,” said John Waldron, vice president of worldwide marketing, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility. “After integrating both Hand Held Products and Metrologic, we have turned our sights to building a global champion. An important part of this growth lies in working with world-class industry players like Zebra.”

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Honeywell Scanning and Aruba Networks Team Up to Offer Secure and Seamless Mobile Computing Network

Posted October 27, 2010

Global alliance will support shift toward mobility in data collection industry

Honeywell and Aruba Networks announced that they are collaborating to offer complete wireless networking and mobile computing solutions and support services targeted at retail, healthcare, and logistics applications. As part of a global alliance, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility and Aruba will provide an end-to-end wireless solution for added data collection productivity.

Pairing Aruba’s industry-leading wireless local area network (LAN) infrastructure with Honeywell’s Dolphin® 6000, 7000 and 9000 series of mobile computing devices for data collection, digital image capture, and intelligent signature capture is expected to boost data collection productivity and lower operating costs. This integrated wireless data capture solution is designed to be easy to deploy, highly secure, and features best-in-class reliability.

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New Microscan MINI Hawk imager with 3 Megapixel sensor for Reading Direct Part Marks

Posted October 27, 2010

Microscan announces a new three megapixel resolution configuration in the popular MINI Hawk series of compact direct part mark (DPM) imagers. The powerful new three megapixel MINI Hawk is the smallest and highest performance autofocus imager in its class for reading small DPM marks straight out of the box.

This MINI Hawk is specifically designed for reading small 2D direct part marks widely used in medical device and electronics manufacturing industries. Electronic components such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) typically have very little space to add barcodes for traceability. Small 2D Data Matrix codes are ideal for this type of application; however they require a product with enhanced DPM reading capabilities to capture this critical data. The fully integrated design of the MINI Hawk makes it easy for electronics and other manufacturers and their suppliers to read these codes. Also available in high speed and high resolution configurations, the imager can also consistently read symbols that are damaged, distorted or otherwise challenging due to direct part marking.

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Epson TM-J9100 Check Scanner in Over 50 Community Banks

Posted October 21, 2010

Epson check scannerEpson announced that one of its valued partners has installed its TM-J9100 check scanner with integrated printer in over fifty community banks nationwide. Epson’s TM-J9100 is paired with software to perform check processing at the teller window. Customer deposits are scanned and imaged at the point of presentment, and back room tasks are performed using the scanned images. With this combined solution, checks are only handled once, which means fewer and faster transactions, and more efficient customer service. The fifty banks using the Epson solution range in size from under $12M to $350M, and are located throughout the United States.

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Unitech MS337 Barcode Scanner Reads Barcodes from Computer and Phone Screens

Posted October 21, 2010

Unitech MS337The Unitech MS337 2D imager scanner is capable of reading QR codes straight from the screen of a computer, iPod, iPhone or other mobile phone. A high-resolution image sensor, complemented by a wide-angle lens, makes this possible.

Makai Inc., a worldwide engagement marketing firm, employed the Unitech MS337’s technology at a recent Nestlé corporate event held in Huntington Beach, CA.?

“We were having problems with some of the scanners that we received from another company and reached out to Unitech to provide us with a solution,” said Mitchell Liday, Dir. Client Services for Makai. “Unitech’s 2D imager technology was exactly what we needed to create the failsafe experience we had in mind.”

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Seagull BarTender Barcode Software Now GS1 Certified

Posted October 21, 2010

GS1 US, the administrator of the global GS1 System of supply-chain standards in the U.S., declared Seagull BarTender a “GS1 US Certified Bar Code Software Product.” This makes Seagull Scientific a formally-certified member of the “GS1 US BarCodes and eCom™ Solution Partner Program.”

BarTender version 9.3 (Service Release 1) was rigorously tested for proper compliance by the GS1 US organization in all 9 of the available GS1 bar code symbology categories. This included long-standing symbologies, such as UPC and GS1-128, as well as newer, more advanced symbologies, such as the GS1 DataBar composite bar code. BarTender passed all 9 certification tests on its first try.

These certifications assure that BarTender is a dependable label design and printing tool when it is essential to satisfy the latest GS1 symbology standards. BarTender is currently the only bar code software package to be certified against the relatively-new GS1 DataMatrix specification.

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Verifies Patient Orders with Datalogic Bar code Readers

Posted October 21, 2010

Datalogic GD4100Apoteket Ensures ‘The Right Medicine for the Right Patient’ with Datalogic Scanning’s Gryphon™ Bar Code Readers

Overview

Apoteket is a non-profit pharmaceutical production and distribution center located in Stockholm, Sweden. The company produces both prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for local residents. It is Apoteket’s mission to provide patients with the correct medication, in the proper dosage, at the right time. Since Apoteket is state-owned, it also acts as a ‘communication hub’ between the government and nine million swedes to ensure that patients receive their medications without price variation throughout the country.

The Challenge

Apoteket has 28 production facilities that fill prescriptions for more than 150,000 patients residing in special care housing.

Since most of the patients are elderly, it is critical to deliver correct medications. “Failure to do so could be a matter of life and death,” says richard Hellström, technical Manager at Apoteket.

To eliminate the opportunity for errors at this critical point in production, Apoteket invested in a bar code system for prescription order verification. In this system, bar code scanners are used to read labels during production and packaging to verify that the selected medications are placed into the correct prescription package. the only problem was that the production operators struggled with the reading range and performance of Apoteket’s current scanning solution.

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Star Receipt Printers Certified by Canadian Tax Authority

Posted October 21, 2010

Designation allows continued use and deployment in Quebec

Star Micronics announced that Revenu Quebec, the tax authority of Quebec, has certified its TSP700II, TSP800II, FVP-10 and TSP650 receipt printers as compatible and certified with the sales recording module (SRM) to be installed in all restaurants in the Canadian province under a new rule that took effect on September 1st, 2010. The above Star receipt printers comply with the new regulations, eliminating at least one step restaurant operators have to take to comply with the rule.

Implemented to combat tax evasion, the rule stipulates that restaurant operators in Quebec provide all customers with receipts listing each menu item purchased and its price, as well as applicable taxes paid. All receipts must be generated through the Revenu Quebec-selected SRM, in conjunction with a certified SRM-compatible receipt printer and point of sale system. The SRM is the device underlying the technological solution that Revenu Québec has chosen to ensure that taxes collected are remitted to the government.

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Datalogic’s PreScan Queue-Busting system Lends a Hand to Online Shoppers

Posted October 20, 2010

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IGA Grocer Uses Datalogic Scanning’s PreScan Queue-Buster to Facilitate the Execution of a Successful Online Shopping Program, “Need a Hand?”

Overview

IGA North Sydney is a supermarket located on the north side of the Sydney Harbor in Australia, the heart of Sydney’s second largest Central Business District (BBD) precinct. Founded in 1993, IGA North Sydney has grown to become one of the most successful stores in the IGA network. one of the keys to IGA North Sydney’s success is leveraging new technologies to differentiate their customer offering. It’s safe to say their strategy has worked as their growing customer base recently required a checkout expansion to quadruple customer capacity at the point-of-sale (POS).

The Challenge

Located in a prominent business district, IGA North Sydney wanted to reach an untapped market in the area: local business people who are short on time and prefer to do their shopping online. To support this market, IGA North Sydney decided to implement a customized software tool and create an online shopping program called “Need a Hand?” the 100% complementary service allows customers to avoid the tedious task of grocery shopping yet still access the store’s entire suite of products from the comfort of their home / office.
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