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Achieving PCI DSS v1.2 Compliance on Wireless Printers

Posted May 11, 2010

Executive Summary

The challenges of meeting Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards and the horror stories of failing to comply continue to grow. Security breaches at several major retailers have resulted in estimated costs of as high as $1 billion per retailer. The U.S. Identity Theft Protection Act has established fines of up to $11,000 per customer record for databases breaches. In fact, 14 percent of retailers have suffered a breach and only 28 percent of retailers are fully compliant with PCI requirements, according to the Retail Systems Alert Group 2006-2007 Retail Data Security study. Since that study, retailers are taking notice, and compliance rates are steadily increasing.

Merchants who do not comply are at risk for fines, higher processing fees and even the loss of card-processing privileges. PCI implementation costs are a major concern for many businesses, even if the cost of noncompliance is potentially so much higher. Consider that the cost of new preventative measures only averages 4 percent of the total breach cost, or $180,000.1

Amid these concerns, it is easy for retailers to lose sight of both the big picture and important details. PCI compliance is a major milestone, but it is only a means to an end of having secure processes, networks, data, devices, and peripherals. If a single networked device is non-compliant, the entire network and the retail information systems behind it are all non-compliant. This is why protecting peripherals is an essential, if somewhat overlooked, component of PCI compliance.

This white paper explains how PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) version 1.2 applies to wireless peripherals and presents options for including secure wireless printers in PCI-compliant wireless networks.

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LE1017 – Logic Controls NEW 17″ Touch Monitor

Posted May 11, 2010

Logic Controls TouchscreenThe New 17” Logic Controls LE1017 touch monitor is the upgraded version of Logic Controls’ best-selling LE1000 touch monitor. It is equipped with the 5-wire resistive touch panel, a high-contrast ratio and SXGA 1280 x 1024 resolution. LE1017 offers clear visibility for easy and efficient operations. Its solid base and locking tilt mechanism provide a highly stable structure for continuously interactive uses.

Janam XG100 Mobile Computer to Ship with Wavelink Software

Posted May 11, 2010

Janam XG100Wavelink and Janam Enter Strategic Partnership

Wavelink Corporation today announced a strategic partnership with Janam Technologies LLC, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly. Through this agreement, Wavelink® Avalanche® will be the only device management solution pre-installed on Janam’s mobile devices. In addition, the industry-standard Wavelink Terminal Emulation™, including Wavelink’s Industrial Browser, will be pre-installed on Janam’s rugged mobile computers.

Janam will ship its XG100 Series devices with Wavelink software already installed on the device and ready for activation by the customer. This gives Janam’s customers quick access to industry-leading software for managing devices and connecting them to host systems.

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Zebra Barcode Scanner Comic

Posted May 7, 2010

Zebra bar code scanner comic

Anyone recognize that model of bar-code scanner?


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Celebrating the World’s One Millionth Magellan Bi-Optic Scanner

Posted May 6, 2010

Datalogic Magellan 8500Xt

After sixteen years of designing and manufacturing the world’s best selling bi-optic scanner, Datalogic Scanning proudly celebrated the completed production of its one millionth Magellan bi-optic scanner on April 30th, 2010. As the scanner rolled off the production line at Datalogic’s headquarters in Eugene, Oregon, USA, it greeted a crowd of elated employees who understood what this milestone means for not only Datalogic, but for its customers and the AIDC industry as a whole.

In 1994, the world was introduced to the first Magellan bi-optic scanner, named after the explorer whose expedition was the first to circle the globe, Ferdinand Magellan. The Magellan scanner was the industry’s first scanner with 360-degree scanning technology, setting the stage for remarkable POS innovation across the retail supermarket segment.

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Bar Code Printing Options for Zebra Printers with Oracle WMS and MSCA

Posted May 6, 2010


Executive Summary

Bar code output from the Oracle E-Business Suite® environment is traditionally accomplished through third-party software. However, Oracle’s Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Mobile Supply Chain Applications (MSCA) offer a new approach that can simplify bar code label printing. Oracle WMS and MSCA produce output in XML data streams, instead of a proprietary Oracle format. Zebra Technologies has embedded an XML parser in its XML-enabled printers, so output from Oracle WMS and MSCA is natively understood by the printer without additional middleware or server hardware. The graphic below illustrates the system architectures and components required for bar code output from Oracle WMS and MSCA using the middleware and Zebra direct connection approaches.

This white paper describes the middleware and direct-connect bar code printing options for Oracle WMS and MSCA, explains the system requirements for each, and provides guidance as to when each approach is best suited to particular environments.

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Motorola Mobile Computer Pre-licensed Terminal Emulation Client Matrix

Posted May 6, 2010

The following matrix provides a list of the Motorola Mobile Computers that come pre-licensed and/or pre-loaded with the Wavelink Terminal Emulator (TE) client.

For more detailed information on TE, please visit

TE Software Support Agreements are available for purchase for all Motorola mobile computers.

In addition, hardware support agreements for pre-licensed mobile computers include coverage for the pre-licensed TE client. A support agreement is required for technical support and free upgrades. Please contact us for more details.

Motorola Mobile Computer OS Type Pre-Licensed
[Note 5]
MC9090 (Gun) Windows CE YES YES
MC9090 RFID Windows CE YES YES
MC9090 (Gun) [Note 1] Windows Mobile YES NO
MC9090 RFID [Note 1] Windows Mobile YES NO
MC9500 & MC9090 (Brick & Short) [Note 2] Windows Mobile NO NO
MC3090 (Gun) & MC3100 (Gun) [Note 3] Windows CE YES YES
MC3100 (Gun) [Note 1] Windows Mobile YES NO
MC3090-Z RFID [Note 2] Windows Mobile NO NO
MC3090 (Brick) [Note 2] Windows CE NO YES
MC3100-R/S [Note 2] Windows CE NO NO
MC3100-R/S & MC3000-R/S [Note 2] Windows Mobile NO NO
WT4090 Windows CE YES YES
VC5090 Windows CE YES YES
All other Motorola Mobile Computers [Note 4] Windows Mobile & CE NO NO


  1. Download pre-licensed TE client from Wavelink web site.
  2. Licenses are available for purchase.
  3. Overlays are not included with the pre-licensed TE client for the MC3090 Gun. Overlays for this deviWindows CE can be purchased through Motorola.
  4. TE licenses can be purchased through Motorola for most other Motorola Mobile Computers.
  5. Pre-Licensed Mobile Computers are licensed for TE 7.0 and are entitled to an upgrade to the latest version of TE if they are covered by a qualifying hardware or software support agreement. Contact Motorola Support for details.
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Zebra Z-Band Comfort Wristband: Softer and More Durable

Posted May 6, 2010

Zebra Z-Band ComfortWith Zebra’s new Z-Band® Comfort direct thermal adhesive wristband, healthcare providers can take a softer approach to patient identification.

  • Z-Band Comfort is softer and more flexible than our existing Z-Band Direct wristband and most competitors’ products, so it’s more comfortable for patients.
  • The material’s superior resistance to hand sanitizers and other common healthcare solvents increases patient safety by ensuring superior image durability: Text is readable and bar codes are scannable for up to 14 days.
  • Healthcare-providers will also appreciate that the Z-Band Comfort enables 50 percent more wristbands per HC100™ cartridge or desktop printer media roll than the Z-Band Direct—which means fewer cartridge/roll changes and greater efficiency for staff.
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Zebra ZebraDesigner Version 2: Updated and Enhanced Label Design Software

Posted May 6, 2010

Zebra ZebraDesignerZebra’s new ZebraDesigner™ v2 label design software products make creating complex labels click-simple. Updated with a host of new enhancements, these new editions make creating label designs even easier. Zebra has updated the entire product family—ZebraDesigner, ZebraDesigner Pro, ZebraDesigner for XML and ZebraDesigner for mySAP™ Business Suite—to help end-users get the most from their Zebra printers while using the latest versions of Windows.

The enhancements include:

  • New, easy-to-use design tools
  • Expanded RFID tag support and updated wizards
  • New printer drivers with enhanced printer configuration tools
  • New printer diagnostic and configuration tools
  • Support for Windows Vista® and Windows® 7
  • And much more!

The no-charge, limited-feature “ZebraDesigner” product has also been updated to v2.

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CognitiveTPG Releases Windows 7 Drivers for POS and Label printers

Posted May 6, 2010

CognitiveTPGCognitiveTPG has released 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 drivers for their POS printers and DLX, EZ-LP, and C Series Label printers.

These new drivers carry the Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certification to ensure that they are easy to use, stable, properly install/uninstall on a computer, and work well with other Microsoft WHQL applications and devices. With WHQL certification, these digitally signed drivers prevent tampering and reduce messages during user installation.

The Windows 7 Drivers for our Advantage LX printer will be available in the very near future.

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