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King Living Tracks Products and Manages Processes with the Datalogic PowerScan PM8300

Posted October 12, 2015

David and Gwen King began designing foam furniture from their home in Australia in 1977, selling the few items they created at the local Paddy’s Market. Customers really liked the furniture, and year after year this small family business grew and expanded introducing new designs, materials and models. Today, King Living is a major player in the Australian furniture industry with 14 showrooms and 5 depots across the country. The company has been recognized with several awards and has been featured at famous events such as Vanity Fair’s Oscars After Party. King Living attributes its success to the company’s commitment to uniqueness and excellence. The company always guarantees high quality products with a touch of style.

The Challenge
In order to keep up with demand and ensure customer satisfaction, King Living must have smooth running processes in all aspects of the business, especially regarding product management and tracking.  Therefore, the company wanted to streamline the work flow and started looking for a solution that could provide real-time information on stock levels and locations throughout the warehouse.  It was also essential that the solution be implemented with the least amount of disruption to day-to-day business activities.

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Honeywell’s New PC42t Economical 4″ Thermal Printer

Posted October 9, 2015

Honeywell extends its 40-year experience in designing barcode label printers with the introduction of the PC42t, a  thermal transfer desktop printer that meets the needs of a wide range of markets globally. Designed for use in environments where affordability is key, the PC42t is a light-duty printer ready for retail shelf price labeling, general office packing and shipping labeling, and distribution center barcode labeling applications. Well-suited for small-business owners looking to upgrade to thermal printing from inkjet or laser printers for the first time, the PC42t is easy to setup and inexpensive to own.

Key Features

  • The reliable PC42t label printer includes broad, industry-standard connectivity including USB device and USB host, plus optional serial or serial plus Ethernet.
  • The PC42t thermal transfer desktop printer is an economical choice for media up to 110 millimeters (4.3 inches) wide. With an ability to accommodate large ribbon sizes, the PC42t can print longer before needing media replenishment, increasing productivity in label-making operations.
  • The PC42t’s compact size, common media specifications, support for Direct Protocol, and ZPLII and EPL command emulation make it an easy upgrade from legacy Intermec or competing thermal printers.
  • The PC42t printer is backed by a three-year manufacturer’s warranty exclusively for customers in the Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

3 Reasons to Upgrade to EMV Now

Posted October 8, 2015

With the official October 1st EMV compliance date behind us, there are still many retailers that have not made the needed changes to properly process EMV enabled cards. Almost all banks and credit card companies have issued chip-embedded cards to their customers in time for the busy holiday shopping season so it really begs the question what are the real advantages to making the EMV switch.

  1. Fighting Fraud – Chip cards generate a one-time code with every transaction making it nearly impossible to create counterfeit cards for use in stores.As the EU has completed its migration to EMV acceptance, the region has seen an 80% reduction in credit card fraud while the US has witnessed a 47% increase
  2. Lower Chargebacks – Beginning October 1, 2015, new network rules mean merchants are more likely to be financially liable for fraud, lost/stolen transactions at their in-store locations without EMV compliance. In 2015 that liability in the United States is estimated to total more than $10 billion.
  3. Customer Peace of Mind – Customers are more than likely to shop at stores where they feel their information is safe. It only takes once to lose the customers trust and it is very difficult to get it back.

Two of the easiest solutions to become EMV compliant is simply upgrading your current payment terminals to EMV enabled ones like the Ingenico ISC250 and iPP350. Updating is an easy process and one of our Payment Processing specialists can help you find the right device for a hassle free update. Contact us today to get EMV compliant.


Honeywell’s Dolphin CT50: Designed for Real-Time Connectivity Anytime, Anywhere

Posted October 8, 2015

Managers estimate annual savings of $459,000 as a result of process re-engineering and implementation of mobile technology. Yet, 60% of organizations still use paper-based systems. Speeding up workflow processes by just seconds and eliminating the opportunity for human error can have significant impact on overall operational efficiency and profitability. That’s why Honeywell developed the new Dolphin CT50 mobile computer– our most advanced enterprise-ready LTE device. Anytime, anywhere access to business critical applications for breakthrough productivity and uptime.


Meet the New Face of mPOS with Star’s mPOP

Posted October 7, 2015

mpop-2Are you ready for the new face of mPOS?

While the competition keeps pace in technology, Star Micronics delivers ground breaking innovation to the POS industry. Star’s latest innovation in is specifically designed for mPOS applications.

The mPOP epitomizes the convergence of technology, integrating every aspect of a traditional POS system into one ergonomic all-inclusive peripheral. Sleek and modern, its compact design includes a printer, cash drawer, barcode scanner, and device stand. Simply add your preferred tablet or mobile device to create a full multi-functional POS system. Additionally, its flexible, device agnostic capabilities enable it to be available for all major mobile operating systems—Android, Windows, and iOS.

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Introducing New Kits for the Gryphon GPS4400 Presentation Imager

Posted October 6, 2015

Datalogic has announced the release of 2 new kits for the Gryphon GPS4400 2D presentation area imager. The GPS4400 imager offers the same capabilities and performance as the Gryphon GD4400 handheld scanner, but in a presentation-style form. The lone difference versus the product models currently available, the 2 devices provided in the kit feature a USB interface only (GPS4421) vs. USB and RS-232 cable provided with the GPS4490 kit.

The new kits include the imager plus enhanced USB ‘type A’ cables matching the product color which are also guaranteed for enhanced immunity from environmental disturbances.

For assistance finding the right Datalogic scanner for your needs, contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Enterprise Anywhere, Anytime Connectivity with the Honeywell CT50

Posted October 5, 2015

ct50.jpg (259×219)Empowering your mobile employees with the right mobile device is essential to allow them to provide the best service to your customers while maintaining efficiency. The best fit device will need to have consistently reliable wireless connectivity and be easy to use.

Honeywell’s CT50 combines the enterprise level features and wireless connectivity in any environment all in a familiar smartphone design. With support for either Windows or Android, the CT50 is the perfect solution for  highly mobile employees in scan-intensive applications like on-demand delivery, field service, and customer engagement. The CT50 has been designed for businesses that need a truly mobile device with the modern conveniences of an all-touch smartphone and the highest degree of future-proofing to improve business agility and lower total cost of ownership.

Dolphin CT50 Key Features:

  • Designed with the end user in mind, the CT50 includes Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE connectivity to ensure access to business-critical applications and rich multimedia such as streaming video and video conferences whether in the office or connecting remotely from the road.
  • Featuring best-in-class imaging hardware and decoding software for responsive barcode reading, combined with improved scanning ergonomics, the CT50 offers maximum productivity for on-demand delivery, remote technicians and metering workers.
  • Offering the ability to collect and process huge quantities of data, the CT50 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core processor, which is 25 to 50 percent faster and has 25 to 30 percent more battery life than the next best alternative. The powerful processor also gives mobile workers the freedom to use multiple applications quickly and reliably on a single device.
  • To accompany the device, Honeywell will offer a full complement of accessories to support scan-intensive use cases such as docking systems and vehicle cradles for specialized activities such as mobile printing, and vehicle telemetry.
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Gain Control Over your Assets with RFID Asset – Modern Software for Growing Businesses

Posted October 2, 2015

One of the complex challenges small and medium sized organizations face is efficiently keeping track of critical assets as their organizations scale. Without a reliable automated asset management system, there is a sharp increase in redundancies, expenditures, and labor.

Imagine locating many diverse assets in a room in a matter of seconds, rather than hours. Because RFID technology reads multiple tags at once without requiring a line of sight, customers are able to more quickly and accurately locate and track assets without the physical challenges of scanning bar codes and manual methods.

RFID Asset maximizes Radio Frequency Identification technology to automate asset tracking and management in a wide variety of environments and situations. The software supports passive RFID tags, barcodes, fixed readers like the Zebra FX7500 and mobile handheld readers like Zebra’s MC3190-Z and MC9190-Z.

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SATO Retires the M84xxSe/S8408/S8412/S8424 Thermal Print Engines

Posted October 1, 2015

SATO has announced the discontinuation of its M8460Se,  M8485Se, and M8490Se industrial print engines and all of their related accessories.

Reason for Retirement: The NEW S84ex/S86ex series was released in November 2014 which has a superior feature set and is a compatible replacement for discontinued units.

Last Time Buy Order: Dec 30, 2015 – Estimated date based on availability depending on model.

Effective Immediately: M8465Se RH Standard and LH Opposite and M8459Se are out of stock and discontinued.

End of Service: December 30, 2020 – Spare parts and service will not be available after this date.

SATO will honor all warranties in place and maintain our service obligation by supporting and servicing discontinued printers through SATO America, as long as parts are available


Datalogic’s New Heron HD3430 2D Imager for Point-of-Sale

Posted September 30, 2015

Datalogic has announced the release of the Heron HD3430 2D area imager. The HD3430 2D area imager is the first handheld reader featuring a proprietary 2D multi-purpose imaging engine developed by Datalogic.

This high-performance 2D scan engine features a global shutter WVGA sensor optimized for high speed-to-read and outstanding motion tolerance, a key feature for the Retail market and POS checkout applications. In particular, whenthe Heron HD3430 2D area imager is used in its stand, the high motion tolerance allows bar codes to be read easily and precisely even when moving quickly and carelessly in front of  the scanners’ window.

The unmatched ergonomics of this product versus any other competitor is further enhanced by an efficient white illumination and precise 4-dot center-cross laser aiming system for the most effective data capture activity at the POS checkout. Furthermore, Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology is included, providing visual feedback with each bar code read.

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