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Rold Skov Sawmill Uses Motorola Wireless and Bar Code Scanners to Give Real-Time Traceability of Timber Stock

Posted February 3, 2010


In recent years Rold Skov Sawmill has grown significantly and extended its wood processing capacity. Although this has led to an increase in revenue, the previous system for tracking inventory and controlling stock could no longer cope, so the IT team began to look for a new solution which could automate the process. The Rold Skov sawmills team chose to use Motorola barcode scanners in conjunction with a Motorola wireless network to record details of the timber stock.

“Going from using clipboards and paper to a computer-based solution has considerably improved our stock visibility and traceability. This has minimised the misplacement of products and the time spent trying to see the wood for the trees, and has really improved the relationship between what we produce and what we sell. Whatever the time of day or night, we can see precisely what we have produced and where it is.”

– Søren Krogstrup, acting production manager at Rold Skov Sawmill

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Logic Controls Smartbox SB-8200 All-in-One Point-of-Sale Hardware Solution

Posted February 2, 2010

Logic Controls Smartbox SB-8200Logic Controls has introduced a new hardware solution, Smartbox SB-8200, will enhance and advance the user experience in Point-of-Sale (POS) industry. Smartbox SB-8200, the POS All-in-One System, is Logic Controls’ latest invention designed to bring in a groundbreaking concept for the POS terminals.

“The Smartbox SB-8200 is Logic Controls’ first hardware solution offered to meet customers’ needs world-wide,” said Wladimir Alvarez, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Logic Controls. “Built from the foundation of reliability, this unit represents the new possibility of merging functional flexibility and versatility with sleek product design. Its objective is to provide extra efficiency and effectiveness to every working area.”

The innovative Smartbox SB-8200 inherits the unique fanless design pioneered by Logic Controls. This feature eliminates the unpleasant background noise as well as dust, dirt, and other contminents considered undesirable for retail & hospitality environments. Its ultra small footprint not only satisfies the customer’s expectation but also creates additional room by occupying less space, perfect for locations with limited counter space. The Smartbox SB-8200 uses an Intel 1.6GHz Atom Processor that provides a perfect balance between high performance and low power consumption.

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1 Minute Tour of 123Scan², Motorola Barcode Scanner Configuration Utility

Posted February 2, 2010

123Scan² is a free, PC-based software tool that enables rapid and easy set-up of Motorola scanners. Loaded with time-saving features and functionality, 123Scan² will help simplify and reduce the time and cost associated with Motorola scanner deployment — improving scanner TCO. The easy-to-use Windows-based utility sports a simple graphic user interface (GUI) and a patented wizard tool to streamline the setup process. 123Scan² can upgrade scanner firmware, check online for software updates, generate a multi-setting bar code for single scan programming, stage large number of barcode scanners simultaneously, generate reports with asset tracking information and create custom products. Compatible with many of today’s most popular office tools, 123Scan² enables users to generate and email configuration files plus save bar code configuration sheets as Microsoft Word documents for easy re-branding, archive asset tracking information directly to Microsoft Access and more.

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Honeywell Introduces Dolphin 9700 Ruggedized Mobile Computer

Posted February 2, 2010

Honeywell Dolphin 9700Honeywell’s Dolphin 9700 is equipped with advanced imaging and communications technologies for continuous connectivity and reliability

Honeywell today introduced the Dolphin® 9700, a rugged digital assistant, equipped with multi-functional data collection and communications capabilities in one reliable, easy-to-use device. The 9700 allows companies specializing in parcel delivery, route accounting, field services, and healthcare point-of-care applications to better serve their customers, by maximizing worker productivity through innovations that provide increased connectivity, optimized system performance, task-specific ergonomics, and an intuitive user interface.

Housed in a sleek yet rugged design, the device is equipped with multimedia data collection capabilities to ensure that users can capture signatures, as well as full-color images and video. The 9700 is equipped with Honeywell’s signature Adaptus® Imaging Technology for advanced bar code scanning. Automated camera control provides users with full programming control, simplifying camera use with point and shoot functionality that reduces image blur and improves picture quality. Additionally, the Dolphin 9700 is the first mobile computing device to allow bar code scanning and picture taking to occur in the same application, resulting in improved worker productivity. The Dolphin 9700 also has multi-modal communications tools such as instant messenger, e-mail, web browsing, voice-guided navigation and more, making it easier for workers to communicate and stay connected throughout their shifts.

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New Datalogic Gryphon I GM4100 Base Station Detects Counterfeit Bills

Posted February 2, 2010

Datalogic Gryphon I GM4100The Datalogic Gryphon I GM4100 Base Station is now available in a model with Counterfeit Money/ID Document detection. Both the 433 MHz and 910 MHz models are available with this new and unique capability.

This solution will offer the same features as the standard Gryphon GM4010 Base Station, plus it will provide a simple solution to verify authenticity of Bank Notes and ID Documents, as well as the ability to detect a variety of key identifiers on any currency or document.

Benefits of the improved base station include:

  • Saving the cost of a separate device
  • Saves counter space
  • Electronic detection for counterfeit currency

Using this new feature is very simple: a button located on the base station turns on the UV LEDs. Operators should then hold the item to be verified under the LED lights to ensure that the special fluorescent marks becomes visible. The LEDs are set to switch off automatically after approximately 2 minutes. By pressing the button a second time within 10 seconds will keep the UV LEDs lit for an indefinite period of time. To turn them off, simply press the button again.

BC4010-BK-910-CF is the part number for the new Gryphon I GM4100 base station.

Datalogic Gryphon I GBT4100 Imager: A Versatile Mobile Handheld Barcode Scanner

Posted February 1, 2010

Datalogic GBT4100Datalogic Scanning is proud to announce the availability of the Gryphon™ GBT4100 Imager, the newest member of the highly acclaimed Gryphon family of Datalogic general purpose handheld scanners. This linear imager brings robust mobility to the retail, healthcare, banking, and light industrial markets.

The Gryphon GBT4100 reader is suitable for many applications and demanding working environments by virtue of its enhanced IP52 environmental rating, drop resistance up to 1.8m/ 5.9 ft, and batch mode retention of up to 1200 scanned bar codes. Both automatic and manual batch modes are available. As in all Gryphon family members, the Datalogic patented ‘Green Spot’ technology is present in this new offering, providing good read feedback, and silent scanning in noisy environments. The available two-position cradle allows for hands-free scanning, as well as ‘Scan-While-Charging’ capabilities, both enhancing scanning experiences within the various retail markets. A performance that excels is supported by the maximum reading resolution, excellent scan speed, and long Li-lon battery. Increased productivity and return on investment are enhanced by the superior radio range of 30m/ 99 ft when connected to a base station, remote host downloads, point-to-point and multi-point seven device configurations and a three year warranty.

Gryphon I GBT4100 – Key Features

  • Bluetooth® Wireless Technology providing 30m/99 ft. radio range when hosted through a base station; installation and management flexibility.
  • Enhanced field of view, covers more applications using wider bar codes.
  • Increased productivity and efficiency through reading speeds 325 scan/sec., unmatched in its competitive marketplace.
  • Retention of up to 1200 scanned bar codes when scanned outside of radio range ensured by batch modes both automatic and manual.
  • Scan-while-charging / Hands-free reading capability found in the two-positioned cradle, which also provides the ability to configure the workspace in the most ergonomic way.
  • Robust scanning action in dusty and moist environments through the increased IP52 environmental protection rating protecting system investment.
  • ‘Leash Mode’ audible signal, and the ‘Find Me’ paging button offers investment protection.
  • Ensuring good read feedback with the presence of the unmatched Datalogic Scanning patented ‘Green Spot’ technology.
  • 2 Multi Interface Models- USB, RS-232,Keyboard Wedge and Wand Emulation or IBM 46XX, USB and RS232.
  • Installation and maintenance simplified through the Datalogic Aladdin™ Configuration Software.
  • 2150mA Lithium-lon battery packs allowing for operating autonomy up to 33,000 cycles.
  • Covers any POS applications now and in the future through GS1 DataBar™ reading capability.
  • Solid state linear imaging technology Improves ROI with improved cost of ownership.
  • Long range reading capability – up to 60.0 cm/ 23 in on 100% EAN/UPC (13 mils).
  • Lightweight ergonomic form reduces operator’s fatigue.
  • 3 year warranty.
  • USB Compliance

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Datalogic Gryphon L GD4300: A Feature Rich Handheld Laser Barcode Scanner

Posted February 1, 2010

Datalogic L GD4300Datalogic Scanning is excited to announce the Gryphon™ L GD4300 laser scanner as the latest member to join Datalogic Scanning’s renowned Gryphon family of general purpose handheld scanners. Datalogic Scanning acknowledges the demands by the data capture marketplace call for technological advancements that offer cost effectiveness, high productivity and strong return on investments as the global economy evolves.

The Gryphon L GD4300 reader is a high performance laser scanner that offers a robust ergonomic scanning design, making it a reader of choice for various data capture vertical markets. Datalogic’s Aladdin™ software configuration tool is available at no extra cost, and improves the reader’s installation and maintenance. The return on investment (ROI) is enhanced through remote host downloads, lowering service costs and improving operations and the 5-year factory warranty. The Datalogic patented ‘Green Spot’ Technology not only assures good read feedback, but also improves scanning efficiency in noisy environments by providing soundless scanning. This scanner is USB compliant, and offers two multi-interface models that increase its versatility within the differing markets.

Gryphon L GD4300 Reader – Key Features:

  • Aggressive reading performance of over 100 scans/second
  • Datalogic patented Green Spot Technology for good read feedback
  • GS1 DataBar™ reading capabilities covering present and future POS applications
  • Lightweight and ergonomic design which helps reduce operator fatigue
  • Excellent depth-of-field of over 47.0 cm/19.0 in. (testing done with a 100% UPC, Grade A label)
  • Drop resistance of 1.8 m/5.9 ft.
  • IP52 Environmental rating offering protection for use in dusty and moist environments
  • Multi-interface solutions with the most popular interfaces
  • Datalogic’s Aladdin software configuration included at no additional cost
  • Remote host download capability
  • USB certified kits available
  • 5-year factory warranty

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Elo Introduces 1519L and 1919L Widescreen Touchmonitors

Posted January 27, 2010

Elo 1919lNew Touchmonitors Deliver Style and Functionality to Rugged Environments Like Point-of-Sale (POS), Point-of-Information (POI), Interactive Digital Signage, and Kiosk Information Systems

Elo TouchSystems, a Tyco Electronics business, brings high performance LCD panels together with the industry’s leading touch technologies to create new wide-aspect touchmonitors.

The two new touchmonitors are 15 and 19 inches and are well suited for public venues such as point-of-sale (POS), point-of-information (POI), point-of-service, interactive digital signage, loyalty systems, kiosk information systems, light industrial shop-floor automation and home control. Both touchmonitors are built to withstand the rugged and sometimes punishing commercial or public environments where many people use them. Personal computer monitors that have not been ruggedized may not last long in these types of environments.

Both touch monitors are available in three industry-leading Elo touch technologies:

  1. Zero-bezel APR ― touch is sensed on the display when the unique pattern of sounds is recognized. It has the advantage and durability of pure glass, works with any input device; finger, glove, pen, credit card, etc. – and is resistant to water, dust, and grease.
  2. Standard-bezel IntelliTouch surface acoustic wave ― uses pure-glass touchscreens for excellent clarity, resolution, and light transmission. It has a durable, scratch-resistant glass surface, delivers stable, no drift calibration performance and can be activated by a finger, gloved hand, or soft stylus.
  3. Zero-bezel AccuTouch 5-wire resistive ― delivers stable, drift-free operation. It has broad input flexibility, is contamination resistant and is accurate for high-use applications.

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Teklynx LABELVIEW Now Compatible with Windows 7

Posted January 27, 2010

Teklynx has released version 8.5 of LABELVIEW that adds support for Windows 7.

A free 3-month Software Maintenance Agreement is also now included with every purchase.

LABELVIEW 8.50 is a free upgrade for current SMA holders.

View the full release notes for LABELVIEW 8.50.

TEKLYNX CODESOFT 9, LABEL MATRIX 8.50 and LABELVIEW 8.50 are now all compatible with Windows 7.

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Socket Mobile Releases 7X and 7XRx 2D Bluetooth Cordless Barcode Scanners

Posted January 27, 2010

The Socket Bluetooth® Cordless Hand Scanner™ 7X and 7XRx are the smallest, most powerful scanners on the market, rounding off the popular Series 7 product line

Socket Mobile, an innovative provider of mobile productivity solutions, today announced the availability of its newest two-dimensional (2D) barcode scanners–the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7X and an antimicrobial version, the CHS 7XRx.

Features and Benefits:

  • Bluetooth HID Profile support—easy to set-up and use right out of the box with no additional software required
  • Tactile vibration recognition—feel when you have a successful scan, even in high-noise environments
  • Omni-directional barcode scanning – read traditional 1D linear, stacked and 2D matrix symbologies from any angle or direction
  • Standard (CHS 7X) and antimicrobial (CHS 7XRx) versions available
  • Provides data editing features with special barcodes
  • Ruggedized case withstands multiple 5 ft. (1.5 m) drops, and is dust, shock and water resistant
  • CMOS high-density imaging technology
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with 330 ft (100 m) range; decode distance 1.5 to 10.5 inches (3.8 to 27 cm)
  • Operates for 10 hours on a single charge

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