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Intermec CS40: Smart phone and Rugged Mobile Computer

Posted September 20, 2010

Intermec CS40Intermec announced the CS40 – introducing the first rugged mobile computer with the size and styling of a smart phone. The CS40 provides the ultimate solution for mobile professionals that require high performance barcode scanning and mobile line of business applications.

Unlike consumer grade smart phones that yield low performance and high failure rates when force-fit into line of business applications, the CS40 is built on Windows Embedded Handheld technologies including the Windows Mobile 6.5 platform and is designed for mobile professionals who need versatile and reliable access and acquisition of information in real-time, at the point of work.

The CS40 enables an all-encompassing business process transformation for mobile workforces in pre-sales, merchandising, field service, long haul and truck load transportation. The new solution empowers workers with uncompromised efficiency, productivity, and uptime necessary to improve business processes and deliver a positive customer experience with:

  • The ability to withstand multiple four foot drops to concrete on all corners and sides
  • Protection against dust and liquid intrusion from any angle with IP54 rated sealing
  • High performance 1D/2D barcode scanning through a true 2D imager
  • Advanced 3.75G voice and data communications
  • Three mega-pixel color camera
  • Compatibility with the full line of Intermec mobile printers, SmartSystemsTM, accessories and peripherals
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Intermec CN4 and CN50 Now SAP Certified

Posted September 17, 2010

Intermec CN4Intermec has formally completed SAP’s Integration and Certification Center (ICC) program testing requirements and is now officially SAP “Certified for Integration with SAP NetWeaver.” Completion of this process allows you to reassure your customers that both the CN4 and CN50 Windows Mobile 6.1 mobile computers will easily integrate into their SAP platform for use with field mobility applications, minimizing time and costs for their mobile deployments.

This official SAP technical integration certification should help to expedite your sales cycle as choosing either the CN50 or CN4 mobile computer can reduce the amount of in-house customer testing required. SAP users looking for additional technical quality assurance and verification of test completion will find Intermec listed on the SAP “Online Partner and Product Directory” at: www.sap.com.

SAP NetWeaver helps SAP users simplify their IT environment and reduce operational costs by providing a platform that enables them to consolidate heterogeneous systems, applications, and data. SAP’s Netweaver Mobile component, coupled with the CN4 or CN50, can work to quickly mobilize existing IT infrastructures and tried-and-

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American Red Cross Selects Motorola MC55 Mobile Computer for Blood Drives

Posted September 17, 2010

Nationwide deployment includes mobile computing and wireless LAN solutions

The American Red Cross announced it will use a more than 6,000 Motorola MC55 mobile barcode scanners to improve tracking and documentation of blood donations for its blood drives.

The 36 Red Cross regions nationwide will have access to the new barcode scanning technology, which will enable them to keep an organized and accurate listing of donations when it conducts its more than 200,000 blood drives each year.

The organization collects 6.5 million blood donations annually from nearly four million volunteer donors. As much as 80 percent of these donations are collected during mobile blood drives held by various organizations, colleges or other community institutions.

Collecting blood donations requires a high-level of monitoring and safety protocols to ensure information is properly documented and marked. By using barcode technology, data for each blood donation can be quickly gathered and uploaded onto an electronic database.

Many health facilities have introduced barcode technology to improve the accuracy and management of blood packages. Recently, hospitals in the United Kingdom adopted a smartcard and barcode technology system to improve the safety and reliability of blood transfusions.

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CradlePoint Routers now Compatible Motorola MC55 & MC75

Posted September 16, 2010

Cradlepoint routerShare a secure 3G/4G Broadband connection between WiFi-enabled Motorola Mobile Computers, like the MC55 and MC75, anywhere within the coverage area of your favorite network provider. With a supported 3G/4G Modem from the network of your choice and any one of the three Motorola-Compatible Routers from CradlePoint, you can create a high-speed, secure WiFi network in minutes.

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Motorola MC75A0-HC Mobile Computer for Healthcare

Posted September 16, 2010

Motorola MC75 healthcareTake healthcare quality and patient safety to the next level with the Motorola MC75A0-HC. Easy to carry and easy to use, the MC75A0-HC is designed for life inside the hospital, able to endure everyday drops and bumps as well as disinfecting after each patient. And robust wireless application performance and wireless connectivity options allows healthcare givers to access patient records, accurately administer medication, monitor patient vital signs, place lab and pharmacy orders, view test results and more — all in just seconds anywhere inside the facility.

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Star TSP800ii High-Speed Receipt Printer

Posted September 16, 2010

Star tsp800iiThis revolutionary wide-format POS printer provides a solution to a number of applications where no POS printer was able to before. From compact web printing to mobile transportation printing as well as producing wide, high-quality POS receipts with professional and crisp graphics, the Star TSP800II is the solution!

The TSP800II is the only printer on the market that provides printing on 3” to 4.4” wide paper at an amazing speed. This wide format solution is the perfect printer for applications that need to print a large amount of information on a receipt without compromising on print speed or precious counter space. The TSP800II is a fraction of the size of a bulky desktop printer and its only consumable is thermal paper. Furthermore, Star Micronics developed a special Zoom Raster Driver, enabling users to scale the size of an A4 document down to receipt size paper. Print maps, web pages, invoices, and more!

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Why use a thermal barcode printer?

Posted September 16, 2010

By Tim Walker

Why do I need a special printer just to print barcode labels? Customers often have existing printers they feel they should be able to use for their labeling needs. To understand the advantages of Thermal Barcode Printers, lets start by taking a look a couple of alternative printing options.

Dot Matrix

  • Poor quality
  • Can’t print small enough
  • Too slow

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Datalogic Pegaso Optimizes Supermarket’s Distribution Warehouse

Posted September 16, 2010

Datalogic PegasoThe Familiya supermarket chain was founded in 2000. Today Familiya is a large company that produces clothes, footwear and many other goods at reasonable prices. It has 39 stores in the Moscow region and Saint Petersburg with a total floor space of over 30,000 square meters. It also includes a distribution warehouse, purchasing department and business support services.

In the past, all warehousing operations, such as receiving, dispatch and inventory, were done manually. In an area of 7,500 square meters, many errors occurred and goods were lost. In order to avoid these errors, Datalogic partner recommended the Datalogic Pegaso PDA.

The numerous benefits provided by Pegaso were the deciding factors for this choice. This rugged PDA provides a large color and clear touch display (3.7 in) that helps users work more efficiently in various lighting conditions, it includes a large memory (128 MB) with extension possibility, an IP64 protection class and can be dropped from 1.5m to a concrete surface without breaking down. Furthermore, the Windows Mobile 6.0 operating system allows use of numerous standard development tools and the quick-attach handle assures comfortable device usage while reducing user fatigue during intensive scanning. Another additional benefit is obtained by the rechargeable Li-on battery pack, which allows Pegaso™ continuous operation for 12 hours, improving productivity.

Scan City’s partner Soft Merit, dealing with warehouse automation solutions at Familiya, has installed 10 Pegasos, supplying one third of Familiya’s distribution warehousing personnel with these devices. However, the automation process has not been completed yet. In the near future, 20 more Pegaso™ PDAs will be installed and Familiya is studying the possibility of using other Datalogic Mobile terminals in its stores.


Printronix Enhances Smart Forms Capability with Certification and Device Drivers

Posted September 15, 2010

Printronix has released several new SAP Smart Form device drivers, allowing SAP users to print to Printronix line matrix and thermal bar code printers easily. In addition, Printronix has attained the Silver level in the SAP® Printer Vendor Program. This accreditation certifies Printronix as a suppler of seamless and easy-to-use office solutions.

Maintaining continuous operations is a mission-critical part of production, and replacing print systems shouldn’t be a burden to the IT organization. The Printronix line matrix and thermal bar code printers combined with SAP Smart Forms, offer users a cost-effective, quick and sensible way to upgrade printers and have applications working properly in a very short time. The latest Smart Forms capability combined with the new Printronix drivers eliminates the need for additional programming during the replacement process.

The most common business output from an SAP system are forms and labels designed using Smart Forms, a graphic-based SAP tool for creating device-independent forms. The printer driver’s job is to translate the output commands generated by Smart Forms into commands that can be natively understood by the printer. Printronix bar code printer drivers are designed to carry out this translation and stream the output directly to the printer without requiring additional middleware applications. The result is a solid and robust printing system that requires little to no customization or ongoing maintenance.

The new drivers are available for download now on the Printronix website, by calling 1-800-665-6210 or by sending an e-mail to sales@printronix.com.

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Datalogic Skorpio Gun Helps Funtastic Traveling Shows Increase Efficiency with Wireless Ticketing System

Posted September 15, 2010

Datalogic FuntasticFuntastic Traveling Shows is a company expected to live up to its name. This Portland, Oregon, company runs fairs across the Northwest using the Datalogic Skorpio Gun to help them slash theft, usher customers quickly aboard rides, and forecast future needs. Together, Funtastic and Datalogic are bringing the fun to fairgoers faster.

Putting on 80 events a year makes every moment precious to Funtastic. From time spent planning the fairs to speedily serving corndogs and reducing line waits, Funtastic makes every second count towards their efficiency and profitability.
Throughout their existence, fairs and carnivals have had a problem monitoring employees, vendors, and even fairgoers.

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