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Honeywell Expands Scanning And Mobility Portfolio With Acquisition Of Datamax-O’Neil

Posted December 23, 2014

2014-12-23_1015Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Datamax-O’Neil, a global manufacturer of fixed and mobile printers used in a variety of retail, warehouse and distribution, and health care applications, for $185 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015 subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review.

The acquisition builds on Honeywell’s existing scanning and rugged mobile thermal printing products, and will extend that to include RFID, receipt, label and other specialty printing applications. This deal follows Honeywell’s 2013 acquisition of Intermec, which essentially doubled the company’s revenue in the highly attractive scanning and mobility segment.

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Barcodes, Inc. partners with My Digital Shield to provide Point of Sale cyber-security solutions to its customers

Posted December 22, 2014

my-digital-shield-blueshieldSecurity-as-a-service provider’s cloud-based solution will be marketed to Barcodes’ customers across multiple industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare and government

My Digital Shield (MDS), a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) for small businesses, recently announced its partnership with Barcodes, Inc., (“Barcodes”) a recognized leader in the delivery of Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions in North America. Under this agreement, Barcodes will promote and sell MDS’ security solution packages to current and prospective customers across various industries including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, government, education and libraries, logistics, hospitality, and utilities.

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Jingle Bells with Barcode Scanners

Posted December 22, 2014

Edeka, a grocery retailer from Germany, found a a very creative way to get into the holiday spirit with the use of their in-counter scanners at their checkout lanes. Scanners all have the means to produce audio feedback for positive scans which, in many models, can be customized to specific pitches or sounds. Edeka put these programmable tones to use to make all their checkout lanes into a ‘playable’ instrument. Each lane plays a specific pitch so with a little practice their reps could perform Jingle Bells by simply scanning products in the right sequence.


Made for Healthcare – Infographic

Posted December 18, 2014

Healthcare applications carry a unique set of requirements for patient data collection hardware especially when it comes to durability and reliability. To ensure patient safety, all equipment must be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis which can be a challenge for many products. Honeywell has developed a range of scanners and mobile devices that are designed with an antimicrobial disinfectant-ready housing. These devices can easily handle regular cleaning with aggressive solvents commonly used in healthcare environments.

This infographic introduces Honeywell’s healthcare specific products that can meet any data collection need from basic scanning to mobile data collection on an iPhone or dedicated devices.

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Intermec Warehouse Management – Infographic

Posted December 17, 2014

As a leading manufacturer of Auto Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) products, Intermec has all the barcode, RFID, and mobility products to help you manage any sized warehouse. From checking in palattes as they come through dock doors to tracking inventory and shipping out orders, Intermec has a complete product line to make your operations more efficient and accurate.

Intermec - Warehouse Management


Motorola’s WiNG Express Access Points – Infographic

Posted December 16, 2014

Making sure your wireless network is working at peak performance can often be a challenge for small business without involving a dedicated IT professional. Lucky for many of us, Motorola has developed their WiNG Express system in many of their wireless access points to make management of your hardware a breeze. With the WiNG Express enabled devices you can ensure your network is as secure and efficient as possible through a simple user interface.

This infographic is a great introduction to Motorola’s WiNG Express access points and will help you find the right device to save time and money for your business.

Motorola Enterprise - WiNG Express Acces Points

 


Honeywell Enterprise iPhone/iPad Sleds – Infographic

Posted December 15, 2014

As businesses find more and better ways to maintain efficiency and streamline operations, the use of iPhones and iPads for a variety of applications is becoming more appealing. One of the main draw backs of these consumer devices is their lack of durability and barcode scanners or card readers.

Honeywell is leading the way with several enterprise sleds that work with Apple devices that act as a protective housing and have dedicated scanners/msr readers. This infographic is a great overview of the Captuvo line of sleds to help you see how you can better improve your technology investments.

Honeywell - Captuvo Sleds

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BarcodesInc Expands North American Presence with OCR Canada Acquisition

Posted December 11, 2014

2014-12-11_0938Barcodes, Inc., North America’s recognized leader in the delivery of Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) solutions, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of OCR Canada. With the merger, Barcodes, Inc. expands its presence into Canada and adds to its North American field sales and integration capabilities.

“OCR is the leader in enterprise mobility, RFID, and barcode solutions in Canada,” said Dan Nettesheim, CEO of Barcodes, Inc. “With OCR, we will build on our combined 62 years of history bringing productivity innovation, technology solutions expertise, and excellent customer service to thousands of companies across North America.”

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Zebra’s New GX420Rx Healthcare Desktop Printer

Posted December 10, 2014

Zebra GX420Rx PrinterZebra has expanded on their desktop thermal printer line with the new GX420Rx. Designed specifically for healthcare applications, the GK420Rx has been well tested across over 2,000 locations to ensure seamless compatibility with any hospital management software. It also complies with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Tamper Resistant Prescription Law making it a great choice for pharmacy and dispensary environments.

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Zebra’s New ZQ110 Mobile Printer

Posted December 9, 2014

Photo of Zebra ZQ110Zebra has announced the release of their newest addition to their mobile receipt printer offering with the ZQ110. The ZQ110 mobile printer is designed for the price-conscious buyer who is always on the move. It weighs in at only .5lbs and is almost as small as a deck of playing cards.

The ZQ110 prints 2″ receipts at speeds up to 3.5 inches-per-second and is designed with “sleep mode” to conserve battery power. “Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad” (MFi) certified, the ZQ110 also supports Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity to a range of Apple, Android and Windows devices. With the additional option for an embedded Magnetic Stripe Reader (MSR), the ZQ110 is the perfect solution for any mobile receipt printing application.

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