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Zebra’s New ZQ500 Series Rugged Mobile Printers for Field-Based Applications

Posted April 2, 2015

2015-04-02_0913Zebra has announced the launch of their new ZQ500 mobile printer series designed for rugged field-based applications.

The 3-inch ZQ510 and 4-inch ZQ520 printers are portable, print-on-demand devices that combine a military-grade design with simple functionality for printing solutions that require a robust device capable of going into any outdoor or indoor environment. The new ZQ500 series is also the perfect replacement for the previous RW Series and is targeted for transportation & logistics, distribution, field service, and government applications.

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Five Things to Know Before Choosing an Embedded Data Acquisition Device

Posted April 1, 2015

Microscan_verification_0Successful data acquisition for barcode reading or part inspection depends on the ability of the data acquisition device, such as a barcode reader or machine vision camera, to function at peak performance within the restrictions of the application. In applications where barcode reading or machine vision inspection processes are embedded inside of equipment, limited integration space puts a unique set of restrictions on how a device can be installed, not to mention demands on the size and capabilities of the device itself. Before installation, it is important to choose a device with optimal specifications to ensure inspections can be done accurately and consistently throughout the life of the machine. This post outlines the five things an engineer should know before choosing a data acquisition device for embedding into equipment, including:

  1. Barcode Type and Orientation
  2. Inspection Requirements
  3. Application Speed
  4. Integration Space
  5. Data Communication Needs

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Datalogic Introduces New 2D Imaging Capable Memor X3 Mobile Computers

Posted March 30, 2015

Datalogic is pleased to announce that the Memor X3, Datalogic’s most compact mobile computer, is now extending its portfolio with the introduction of two additional models featuring a new 2D Multi-Purpose imaging engine.

The new 2D engine is easily recognized with its highly visible white-illumination and offers a reading performance that is comparable to the red-illumination 2D engines offered with existing Memor X3 2D models. Ideally suited for most any general purpose need for reading 1D or 2D codes, the multi-purpose imager is the best choice for future-proofing your customer.
These new 2D models of the Memor X3 mobile computer integrate the multi-purpose 2D engine along with our patented ‘Green Spot’ good read technology, featuring:

  • A 2D Wi-Fi Windows CE Pro model with features and performance equal to the Red-Illumination 2D model offered with the current Memor X3 mobile computer
  • A new batch 2D model running on the Memor X3 entry-level Windows CE Core platform, targeting the increasing demand of simple and costeffective 2D applications

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Bematech’s New SB8010A Android Based Point of Sale Terminal

Posted March 26, 2015

sb8010aLogic Controls (Bematech) has announced its brand new Android based All-in-One Point-of-Sale terminal, the SB8010A.  This POS terminal is perfect for businesses that are looking for a system that is cost effective with a compact footprint.  The unit features low power consumption, fanless operation and has integration capabilities for WiFi, Bluetooth, customer display, magnetic stripe reader and barcode scanner.  The unit runs exclusively on an Android operating system, keeping the cost of the POS solutions to a minimum as compared to other systems in the market

Features:

  • Compact size and cost effective
  • Low power consumption, less than 10 watts
  • Fanless operation
  • Customer display, magnetic stripe reader and barcode scanner integration
  • 9.7″ 5-wire resistive touch monitor
  • Android operating system
  • WiFi and Bluetooth integration

For assistance finding the right POS terminal for your business needs, contact us at Barcodes Inc.


Interactive Kiosk Solutions with Zebra’s CC5000

Posted March 24, 2015

From the self-checkout lane at the grocery store to being able to order anything from the convenience of your smartphone, more and more customers embrace and even expect kiosk-based self-service options in retail environments. The added speed and convenience kiosks provide is beneficial to customers and businesses alike while strengthening customer relationships and improving customer satisfaction.

While the grocery store self-checkout is the most visible kiosk solution today, kiosks are just as beneficial to other retail applications such as couponing, gift registry, and product/stock inquires. Beyond retail, kiosks have become commonplace in hospitality spheres for self-serve concierges, hotel check-in/check-out, loyalty programs, and event management/scheduling. Regardless of the environment, kiosk solutions are an efficient means to improve the customer experience while reducing the cost of operations.

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Upgrade Your Printer and Save with GO Zebra Trade-in Rebate Program

Posted March 24, 2015

gozebra-logo-printersNow is the perfect time to put your aging printer to even better use by trading it in for up to a $500 rebate on a new Zebra printer.

It’s a common misunderstanding that holding on to equipment for as long as possible is the best means to a positive return on investment. While this has some truth to it in many cases, aging equipment can often become a hindrance with hidden costs and time spent on the equipment. With a well timed hardware refresh you gain the advantages of new features and added efficiency. Especially in the case of thermal barcode printer technology, current models are engineered to:

  • Gain visibility across the enterprise
  • Expand business intelligence
  • Increase staff productivity
  • Reduce downtime
  • Lower maintenance costs

The GO Zebra Trade-In rebate will be available for all eligible printer purchases until the end of this year. For more details on the rebate feel free to contact one of our printer specialists at BarcodesInc or the GO Zebra page.


ThingMagic’s Nano Low Cost, Small Form Factor UHF RFID Module

Posted March 23, 2015

nanoThingMagic has introduced the latest embedded UHF RFID module in its ThingMagic Mercury6e series—the ThingMagic Nano. The new module joins the M6e, Micro and Micro-LTE in offering customers the widest range of options for adding UHF RFID into a product or solution. The Mercury6e series now offers reader modules in several configurations, allowing customers to develop a variety of applications ranging from high performance to small form factor, depending on their specific needs. In addition, customers who have already developed a solution using a module in the M6e series can take advantage of ThingMagic’s universal API when developing a new reader with the ThingMagic Nano.

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How Mobility and Connectivity Bring Value to Financial Services

Posted March 20, 2015

pr_1157When it comes to maintaining secure financial operations and providing top-notch customer service, success hinges on an organization’s ability to transform information into insight. Additionally, with fraud and theft on the rise, it’s critical that financial institutions constantly improve protection plans. And since no two financial organizations are alike, a variety of multi-level security options is needed. From print-on-demand (POD) technologies that enable “intelligent” access cards and radio frequency identification (RFID) to desktop printers and document and record tracking applications, organizations are capable of securing people, products and property across their operations—while maintaining a high level of customer service.

Financial information, assets and communications are mission critical. It’s vital that solutions and devices enable officials to locate, track and manage personnel, confidential materials and high-value assets in real time—after all, the best security is proactive, not reactive. Furthermore, it’s crucial that only authorized individuals have access to secure locations. In addition to leveraging the value of mobile devices and printers, organizations can take advantage of opportunities afforded by the Internet of Things (IoT) by utilizing a set of enabling technologies to connect, capture and then analyze the data to make more informed decisions. Connecting devices to one cloud platform will enable them to gain actionable insight into their operations and processes—providing the asset intelligence they need to stay competitive.
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Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-B2: Affordable Professional-grade Performance for the Field

Posted March 19, 2015

fz-b2Panasonic has announced the launch of the Toughpad FZ-B2, a rugged 7-inch tablet powered by Android for field-based workforces. With durability, power and a range of configurability options— at a price within reach of any business — the Toughpad FZ-B2 is an ideal tool for field service, inspections, reporting, or as an upgrade from clipboards and pen-and-paper processes.

Running the Android 4.4 operating system and powered by a Quad-core Intel Celeron Processor, the Toughpad FZ-B2 offers exclusive features not available on any consumer-grade tablet. These include enhanced enterprise features; a quick-charging, user-replaceable full-shift battery with optional bridge battery and high-capacity battery; a 5-point capacitive multi-touch screen that works even when the user is wearing gloves, as well as with a fine tip stylus pen; and a wide range of configuration options to allow organizations to customize the ideal tool for their workforces.

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Datalogic Raises the Bar in Bar Code Scanning with 2K Series

Posted March 18, 2015

Datalogic DS2400N ScannerDatalogic has announced the release of  the New 2K Series, which encompasses the DS2100N and DS2400N barcode scanners. These short range laser solutions deliver multiple onboard connectivity options and compact dimensions for unmatched power, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

The 2K Series offers onboard PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, and Ethernet TCP/IP communications. The PROFINET model features an embedded switch combined with two rotating connector blocks for the most cost effective solution in the market. The DS2100N and DS2400N are purpose built for applications in the automatic warehousing and manufacturing applications such as automated storage and retrieval systems, shop floors, pick modules and facilities requiring multiple scanning devices.

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