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RedBeam Certifies Brother Printers

Posted August 27, 2010

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RedBeam is pleased to announce the certification of the Brother PT-9800PCN Series and TD-4100N Series barcode label printers for use with RedBeam software.

The PT-9800PCN desktop bar code printer prints truly laminated labels on demand, which is ideal for fixed asset tracking and other applications that require a more permanent label.

Unlike other thermal transfer label printers, changing consumables is simple and virtually trouble-free because the PT-9800PCN uses HG and TZ tapes, true drop-in cartridges that contain all the consumables: ink ribbon, adhesive back media and lamination preloaded and ready to go – no adjustments are necessary.

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Thompson Street Capital Invests in BarcodesInc

Posted August 27, 2010

Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity fund based in St. Louis, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in BarcodesInc of Chicago. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BarcodesInc specializes in barcode, mobile computing and radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions throughout North America. TSCP is partnering with BarcodesInc’s current management team and the previous owner, Dixon Midland Company, which will remain active as minority shareholders.

“We are eager to partner with the Thompson Street team to further assess our market strengths and ensure BarcodesInc’s continued expansion as a leader in data collection services and state-of-the-art technology sales,” said Dan Nettesheim, CEO and co-president of BarcodesInc.

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Public transportation company Pioneers an Automation Project using Datalogic Powerscan Barcode Readers

Posted August 26, 2010

Datalogic PBT7100

ATM Launches a Part Tracking Project using PowerScan™ PBT7100 Readers to Optimize the Maintenance of Rolling Stock


The Milan transport company (ATM) is a corporation owned by the Municipality of Milan, Italy. ATM manages public transportation within the city and in 72 municipalities, which cover 2.6 million inhabitants with a fleet of 1,400 transportation vehicles such as subway trains, buses and trams.

To manage such a large and diverse fleet, active maintenance is fundamental. Without all the functioning vehicles in operation, ATM loses its ability to improve the quality of life for people living in the area. With this in mind, ATM decided to implement a system to optimize its spare parts inventory in order to maximize the efficiency of maintenance activities.

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Grocery co-op Makes retail History in New Zealand by Implementing Magellan Scanners

Posted August 26, 2010

POS checkout systemMajor Co-Op Wholesaler / Retail Group Reconfigured Cluttered POS Stations with Datalogic Magellan™ Scanners to Create the ‘Dream Checkout!’


Foodstuffs South Island Limited (Foodstuffs) is a major wholesaling and retailing FMCG group operating as a cooperative and established to provide high levels of service to member stores. Member stores fall under the following brands: PAK’nSAVE (barn-style supermarkets), New World (full-service supermarkets), Four Square (convenience stores), Henry’s (liquor stores) and On the Spot (dairy) stores.

Foodstuffs holds the dominant market position in the south Island grocery trade with approximately 58% of the market share, as measured by AC Nielsen. Foodstuffs is 100% New Zealand owned and operated with all profits and taxes remaining inside the country.

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Zebra and Socket Collaborate to Provide Mobile Printing Solutions for Handheld Computers in Hospitality Industry

Posted August 18, 2010

Zebra EM 220Socket Mobile announced a collaboration with Zebra to provide a complete handheld computing and mobile printing solution to the hospitality industry. Zebra is the most recent partner in the Socket Third-Party Accessory Recommendation (STAR) Program.

“Our partnership with Zebra makes it easy for our SoMo® 650 handheld computer customers to find and purchase pre-tested, compatible mobile printing solutions for use with their customer-facing applications,” said Dave Bledsoe, Sr. product manager of handheld computing products, Socket Mobile. “These [mobile] Bluetooth printers are most ideal for use in the hospitality industry where quick, simple receipts can be printed on-the-spot, and because they’re wearable, lightweight and compact, they’re perfect for use during an entire shift without interfering with the user’s tasks.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Socket to bring a compact mobile computing solution to the market,” said Luis Rosales, Sr. marketing manager, Zebra Technologies. “The Zebra-Socket solution offers a tested solution that meets the unique needs of the hospitality segment.”

The following Zebra printers have been tested and approved for compatibility with the Socket SoMo 650 handheld computer: the MZ 220 and the EM 220.

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Printronix P7000 Line Matrix Spool Ribbons Offer Flexibility and Convenience

Posted August 18, 2010

Printronix ribbonsThe Printronix family of spool ribbons for the P7000 line matrix printer is offered at prices to match print volume and budget for cost-effective purchasing. Available in single or multiple unit quantities, these ribbons fit your business needs.

Lower Cost Per Purchase with Standard Capacity Ribbons

Standard capacity ribbons offer a low purchase price per ribbon, plus the convenience of ordering in smaller quantities for moderate use requirements. Purchasing the standard capacity ribbon instead of the ultra-capacity ribbon enables you to reduce your cost per purchase by 86 percent. Available in a single pack, you can buy only what you need, when you need it.

Reduce Total Cost of Operation with Ultra Capacity Plus Ribbons

These ribbons offer the lowest total cost of printing, longest ribbon life and fewest user interventions. The P7000 ultra capacity plus spool ribbon is available in a 12 pack enabling you to place half as many orders and realize an 8 percent decrease in total freight costs. In short, you can win back time, reduce your total cost, and more effectively utilize your resources to maximize productivity.

The Printronix P7000 family of spool ribbons offers:

  • Cost effective purchase prices
  • Convenience of ordering in quantities to fit business needs
  • Quality and performance without the high price tag
  • Reorder P7000 Standard Capacity Ribbons: 255163-001 and 255166-001 (HD)
  • Reorder P7000 Ultra Capacity Plus Ribbons: 255161-001, 12 pack and 255164-001, 12 pack (HD)

The Printronix family of spool ribbons for P7000 line matrix printers enables you to strategically manage costs according to your printing demands without sacrificing performance or quality.

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New Accessories for Charging and Syncing your Datalogic Elf Mobile Computer

Posted August 13, 2010

Where your Datalogic needs to work multiple simultaneous shifts, having batteries always charged is a must.

To meet this need Datalogic is producing a new 4 Slot Dock recharging only option, able to recharge 4 devices and 4 spare batteries at the same time, for the Datalogic Elf.

This same accessory can also be equipped with an Ethernet communications option. The Ethernet 4 Slot Dock is aimed at providing remote synchronization of mobile computers in a fast and easy way, via standard TCP/IP, on a wired LAN.

For other applications, typically Wi-Fi, where a physical connection is not required, but there is a need to have the battery always charged, Datalogic is offering the the Multiple Battery Charger.

4 Slot Dock Features

  • Able to recharge up to 4 devices and 4 spare batteries
  • Power Supply already included in the box (only the regional power cord is required)
  • Available in the configuration “charger only” (94A151134) or with an Ethernet connection option (94A151132).
  • The Ethernet configuration allows addressing of 4 separate devices.
  • The Four Slot Ethernet Dock also allows daisychaining of up to 4 docks.

Multiple Battery Charger Features

  • Able to recharge standard and high capacity batteries
  • Small footprint
  • 4 slots
  • Power Supply already included in the box (only the regional power cord is required)

Available August, 6th 2010

Part Number Model Material Description


Dock, Ethernet 4 Slot, Elf

Dock, Multi, Ethernet (4 slot). Recharge 4 terminals and 4 spare batteries. Power supply included in the box. Power cord to be ordered separately.


Charger, 4 Slot Dock, Elf

Dock, Multi, charger only. Recharge 4 terminals and 4 spare batteries. Power supply included in the box. Power cord to be ordered separately.


Charger, 4 Slot Battery, Elf

Battery Charger, Multiple (4 Slots) for standard and high capacity. Power supply included in the box. Power cord to be ordered separately.

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LXE Marathon Field Computer

Posted August 13, 2010

LXE MarathonFully Rugged Computer, Optimized for the Mobile Worker, Features Gobi WWAN Radio, Biometric Mouse, Full QWERTY Keypad, and 7” Touchscreen

LXE announced the introduction of its Marathon field computer. The Marathon field computer introduces a new form factor in mobile computing, with a larger screen size and greater computing power than a PDA, smaller size than a laptop, and multiple data-capture and connectivity options. Taken together, the Marathon field computer provides new levels of usability for the mobile worker in field-force automation, route accounting, and public safety.

The Marathon field computer weighs less than a kilogram, and is powered by an Intel® Atom processor that runs full Windows® 7 or Windows® XP operating systems. It combines multiple built-in data-entry options, including a 7” outdoor-visible touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard, integrated fingerprint reader that doubles as a mouse, and a high-resolution color camera. The unit’s available desk and vehicle SmartDock cradles allow one-handed undocking and user-friendly peripheral interfaces. Additional bolt-on accessories include a mag stripe reader, 2D imager, and extended life batteries for 8- and 12-hour continuous operation, all of which attach securely to the unit while maintaining the overall IP-65 rating for protection against dust and water.

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Datamax-O’Neil Introduces the Andes 3 Receipt Printer

Posted August 11, 2010

Datamax O'Neil Andes 3Datamax-O’Neil is proud to present a new addition to the current receipt printer product family – the Andes 3.

The Andes 3 is a lightweight, compact, 3-inch (80 mm) thermal printer with all the features and options required to keep pace with today’s requirements in field service, law enforcement, retail, hospitality and field sales applications. The Andes 3 printer has a larger paper capacity than the Apex 3, and was built to operate and withstand the rough and tough environments encountered by mobile professionals during their long, difficult shift. Like the Apex 3, the standard Andes 3 includes many accessories and options (like Bluetooth®) for at no additional cost, but this is unlike many competitive printers that make you pay more for standard accessories. Weighing in slightly over a pound (0.5 kg), the Andes 3 can be worn comfortably all day with the included shoulder strap or the optional belt loop system.

Specifications at-a-glance

  • Dimensions: 6.9" L x 4.8" W x 3.5" H
  • Communications: RS-232, USB, Bluetooth
  • Weight: 23 oz (0.78 kg) with battery
  • Options: 802.11 b/g, Magnetic Card Reader
  • Media Roll Capacity: 2.2" (55mm) maximum roll diameter (O.D.) with 3.15" (80mm) media width

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Zebra RXi4 RFID Printer/Encoder for Advanced Item-Level Tagging

Posted August 11, 2010

Zebra 110xi4New RFID printing/encoding technology responds to market demand for a rugged high performance printer that reduces media costs, creates efficiencies

Zebra announced its first high performance RFID printer/encoder designed to address the growing RFID market for high-volume item-level tagging. The R110Xi4 streamlines business improvement and supply-chain management applications such as item-level tracking, asset tracking, inventory management and more across retail, manufacturing, healthcare and distribution channels.

“Zebra is responding to an overall RFID market shift from compliance-based tracking to more item-level tracking with the high performance RXi4,” said Carolyn Ricci, product manager, Zebra Technologies. “The RXi4’s new RFID printer/encoder brings innovation, functionality, and cost benefits to an industry that hasn’t seen technology like this rise up to meet the demand head on — making it a smart investment for organizations with high-volume, mission critical or specialty labeling applications.”

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