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Zebra RW4-PS: RW 420 Print Station Introduction Responds to Mobile Workforce Industry Demands

Posted June 9, 2010

Mobile printer offers slimmer, lighter profile, smaller form factor for increased productivity in the mobile workforce

Zebra Technologies, a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, today announces the new RW 420 Print Station (model RW4-PS), a printer and hand-held in one unit. The RW4-PS enhances worker productivity by delivering more efficient and effective mobile equipment management. Now workers will carry less equipment and fewer charging devices, allowing for quick end-user adoption.

The RW4-PS is designed to address the evolving business challenges of the mobile workforce by incorporating Zebra’s mobile printing technology into a single, compact, lightweight and rugged unit capable of supporting the Motorola MC70 and MC75 handheld terminals. Zebra engaged companies such as Andrews Distributing, one of the most successful beer distributors/wholesalers in the country, to gather input on the features and usability of the RW print station.

“The Zebra RW 420 Print Station increases worker output and maximizes efficiencies to the supply chain,” said Marty Johnson, product marketing manager, Zebra Technologies. “This new product helps the mobile worker visit more customers, reduce service time to serve existing customers and relieves the burden of carrying multiple devices and products or making multiple trips to the vehicle.”

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How Mobile Printing Benefits Warehouse Operations

Posted June 8, 2010

Mobile Printers

Executive Summary

To maintain accuracy and efficiency in warehouses and distribution centers, bar coding and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems are indispensable. Businesses can enhance these benefits by using mobile printers to produce and attach bar code and RFID labels at the point of application. Supplementing stationary bar code and RFID printing operations with mobile printers can reduce operator errors, streamline operations associated with labeling in inconvenient locations, and eliminate costs associated with correcting errors.

Using mobile printers to eliminate the distance that workers travel to pick up labels can boost productivity, often providing a full return on investment (ROI) in less than a year when used in warehouse, distribution center, and other industrial environments. The ROI is especially strong for facilities with existing wireless LANs, because a relatively small incremental investment in mobile printers creates new ways to increase efficiency, reduce operator errors, and leverage the wireless infrastructure investment.

RFID is an automatic identification technology that relies on radio frequency (RF) waves to read encoded digital data. RFID is similar to bar code technology in concept. Unlike a bar code, RFID does not require a visible tag or label to read its stored data.

This white paper shows where it makes sense to supplement bar code and RFID labeling operations with wireless and/or mobile printers by:

  • Identifying common operating procedures in warehouses and distribution centers that mobile/wireless printing can improve.

  • Illustrating how businesses can prevent common operator labeling errors by printing at the point of activity.

  • Providing real-world examples of how mobile printing systems have improved operations.

  • Presenting formulas and guidance for creating an ROI calculation.

  • Describing how mobile printers can be integrated with wireless LANs and batch operating systems.

  • Presenting an overview of mobile printing technology and capabilities.

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Star TSP700ii Receipt Printer Speed Duel Animated Video

Posted June 8, 2010

Have you ever wanted to see animated receipt printers duel featuring the Star TSP700ii and set to the tune of The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Charlie Daniels? Have I got just the thing for you.

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Star TSP100ECO Receipt Printer Video

Posted June 8, 2010

An overview of the Star TSP100 ECO receipt printer.

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Motorola DS6878-SR, DS6878-DL and DS6707-HC Broaden Digital Imager Portfolioto

Posted June 7, 2010

Scanners deliver new levels of productivity across a wide variety of industries

Motorola today introduced new advanced data capture solutions designed to streamline and error-proof everyday processes across multiple industries. Motorola’s new DS6878 cordless imager series and DS6707-HC healthcare-specific handheld imager help enterprises increase operational efficiencies and reduce errors with revolutionary scanning performance for improved quality of customer and patient care.

DS6878-SR DS6878-DL DS6707-HC

“With our deep heritage in advanced data capture technologies, Motorola continues to expand its portfolio of solutions to meet the specific needs of customers across vertical markets,” said Al Quinn, vice president and general manager of advanced data capture, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions. ”Understanding that enterprise customer needs are different and continually evolving, Motorola is committed to delivering solutions that address customer pain points, empowering workers to transform the enterprise.”
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Free Zebra ZXP Series 8 Card printer Enhancements

Posted June 7, 2010

Zebra ZXP Series 8New firmware and driver software for the Zebra ZXP Series 8 retransfer card printer includes a number of enhancements:

Firmware V 1.22

  • Improved calibration for improved image placement
  • Improved magnetic stripe encoding ISO compliant
  • Reduction in flash when printing/transferring to a card
  • YMCKi ribbon support which also reduces the flash on the magnetic stripe and contact smart cards
  • Requires driver V1.02

Driver V 1.02

  • YMCKi ribbon support
  • Certified Microsoft® drivers for Windows® XP, Windows Vista® , Windows Server® 2003
  • Requires firmware V 1.22

Download the new firmware and driver

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Moog Videolarm Announces POE Ready Security Camera Housings

Posted June 7, 2010

Dynamic Power Allocation camera housings save installation costs

Moog Videolarm, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality video surveillance products, announces its new line of Power over Ethernet (POE) Ready security camera housings. The POE Ready line is a sophisticated, yet cost effective, series of housings featuring simple and quick installation.

“The POE Ready line meets a market need for high-quality camera housings that are simple to install and maintain. One POE Plus powered cable is all that is required to connect to the Moog Videolarm Dynamic Power Allocation system for intelligent power distribution between the camera and the heater and blower,” said Jimmy Pfaffenberger, site general manager, Moog Videolarm. The technology prioritizes incoming power so that successful camera operation is guaranteed across a full range of operating conditions.

Each unit is POE Plus IEEE802.3at compliant and includes a 30-watt midspan to power the unit. Available in three different configurations, the POE Ready line supports virtually any Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) or fixed POE enabled security camera.


New Zebra RW 420 Print Station—Mobile Workers Carry Less, Do More

Posted June 7, 2010

The Zebra RW 420 Print Station builds on Zebra’s success in the mobile workforce market by further enhancing worker productivity and efficiency. This single, compact, lightweight and rugged mobile workforce tool integrates the RW 420 printer directly into the unit’s design, can house a removable Motorola MC70 or MC75 mobile computer, and enables both printer and handheld to be charged at once.

The RW 420 Route Palette continues to satisfy customers who prefer a fixed handle and both a removable printer and handheld terminal, the RW 420 Print Station (aka RW4-PS) expands Zebra’s offering to appeal to customers who prefer a smaller form factor and lower cost. Companies want to reduce strain on mobile workers who already have a lot to carry in their jobs. Now workers can carry less and do more.

Benefits for Companies Currently Using Separate Devices or Manual Processes

Ideal for route accounting, direct store delivery, field service/sales, and e-citation, the integrated solution makes mobile workers’ jobs easier and more productive, and helps businesses reduce operating costs.

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Epson TM-T88V Receipt Printer Ranks Most Energy Efficient in its Class

Posted June 7, 2010

Epson TM-T88VUses Significantly Less Energy than Same-Class Competitors

Epson, a leading supplier of value-added printing and check scanning solutions for the retail and financial industries, announced today that its newly-released TM-T88V single-station thermal printer ranked highest in energy efficiency, consuming significantly less energy than same-class competitive models. The results derive from stringent, side-by-side tests among ten competitive products performed by Seiko Epson Corporation in 20101. Ideally suited for high-volume retail and teller printing applications, the TM-T88V provides fast, reliable, full-featured receipt printing while delivering industry-leading energy savings and reduced paper usage of 25% or more. In addition, the TM-T88V is the only thermal receipt printer available today with ENERGY STAR qualified configurations. As of June 1, 2010, the TM-T88V will be shipping throughout Epson’s designated sales and distribution channels.

Epson’s TM-T88V single-station thermal printer with USB interface was tested against ten same-class competitive models, including three Star, three Citizen, two Bixolon, one IBM and one Ithaca. Testing results indicate that the Epson TM-T88V uses between 68% and 89% fewer kilowatt hours as compared to the next best performing and worst performing models tested. In addition to its high energy efficiency, the TM-T88V enables users to reduce receipt length by 25% or more, without altering receipt content, by using a combination of paper-saving features including top margin reduction, line space reduction, line feed reduction and barcode height reduction. Low energy consumption and paper-saving features combine to significantly reduce the TM-T88V printer’s long-term cost of operation. Epson’s TM-T88-series is the world’s best-selling thermal printer to date, with over five million units installed worldwide.

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Over 125 Million Zebra Wristbands Sold

Posted June 7, 2010

Zebra Technologies announced today that it has sold more than 125 million of its patient Z-Band wristbands worldwide which will help prevent the number of deaths that are caused by medical errors.

More than 100,000 Americans die annually in U.S. hospitals because of avoidable medical errors, according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), which also reports that medical errors rank as America’s eighth leading cause of death – higher than auto accidents or breast cancer. However, organizations like The Joint Commission are continuously committed to improving health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in risk-reduction activity.

“Since 1995, Zebra has been committed to the patients and healthcare facilities of the world by developing industry-leading thermal transfer technology that helps track patient and medication information, thereby reducing errors,” said Anders Gustafsson, chief executive officer, Zebra Technologies. “Of the 125 million wristbands Zebra has sold, more than 50 percent were in the last 18 months. This increase can be directly tied to the dramatic rise in the adoption rate of bedside bar code medication administration, which requires scanning a patient’s wristband and then scanning the medication before administering it to the patient.”

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