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Label Features to Solve Common Retail Problems

Posted November 21, 2014

2014-11-21_0906Most people don’t realize how many choices there are when it comes to designing a label or tag. Even the simplest of features can be cost-effective and can make a big impact in improving the overall retail store environment from back-office to customer experience.This white paper focuses on several features that can reduce shrink and improve customer satisfaction.

Shrink Management

To cut back on stolen merchandise, retailers are often required to implement expensive solutions like EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) systems and trained security. However, there are less expense ways to deter theft.

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Star Announces SMD2 Cash Drawers for Canada

Posted November 19, 2014

Star SMD2-1214 Cash DrawerFueled by growing demand for mPOS solutions in Canada, Star is pleased to announce a new compact cash drawer configuration, as well as standard and full sized SMD2 cash drawers specifically designed to house Canadian currency.

Star’s SMD2 cash drawers provide retailers and hospitality providers a secure way to manage cash for mPOS. A smarter alternative to traditional cash boxes, cash registers and cash tills, Star’s SMD2 cash drawer is equipped with the ability to communicate via standard printer driven interface with included cable or Star’s DK-AirCash wireless communication option for Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 with Android and Windows support or Apple MFi certified Bluetooth with iOS support. Available in two convenient sizes with black or white color options, Star’s SMD2 cash drawers for Canada offer a stylish and reliable cash management option to complete any POS or mPOS system.

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Datalogic Mobile Devices Are Now MCL Certified

Posted November 19, 2014

Datalogic Lynx PDA Mobile ComputerDatalogic has been recognized as a certified device manufacturer by MCL Technologies, a leading provider of high-productivity software solutions that boost the development, deployment and management of enterprise mobile applications and devices.

Datalogic’s Memor X3Skorpio X3 and Lynx mobile devices are now certified to run MCL v4 and the MCL Mobility Platform, after undergoing a thorough testing process. This certification enables channel partners to develop solutions for Datalogic mobile devices using MCL’s rapid application development environment. MCL will also provide direct maintenance and support to Datalogic partners.

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Item Intelligence & The Shopper’s Journey

Posted November 17, 2014

resizedContentImage_d821bcf03fdae34493c861ad38e638b7For brick and mortar retailers to stay competitive in today’s ever-changing retail landscape, they must begin to use powerful in-store technologies that enable the management of store inventory assets, the creation of engaging digital customer experiences, and the collection of valuable data.

Engaging customer experiences can be implemented at all steps of the buying journey. While the traditional shopper’s journey has followed a path of go, search, learn, try, buy and get, the shift to omni-channel retailing and the rise of mobile device shopping has allowed each shopper’s journey to become unique and personal. Because of this, retailers must now integrate digital experiences into physical locations, keeping customers engaged while shopping in store and enabling the collection of data, much like the data collected when customers visit an eCommerce website. To do this, retailers must introduce Item Intelligence into their business strategy.

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BarTender 10.1 Service Release 4 Now Available

Posted November 17, 2014

The leader in barcode label design software, Seagull Scientific, has announced that Service Release 4 of their easy to use Bartender software is currently available for download. This update applies to all current Bartender 10.1 users.

This latest service release includes an intuitive, easy-to-use label template to simplify meeting the new FIC food allergen labeling regulations in the EU. Use the BarTender FIC label template in the BarTender Professional Edition or higher to design a brand new ingredient label, or simply copy over the allergen formatting elements to your existing ingredient label.

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Microscans Vision MINI Xi Now Supports EtherNet/IP

Posted November 12, 2014

Microscan Vision MINI Xi Smart Camera ScannerMicroscan has announced the availability of EtherNet/IP communication on its ultra-compact machine vision smart camera, Vision MINI Xi. One of several cameras in Microscan’s award-winning AutoVISION machine vision product suite, the Vision MINI Xi offers a complete machine vision tool set for high-speed identification, inspection, and other automated tasks with the optimal size and shape for space-constrained machines.

With the release of the Vision MINI Xi Smart Camera in March, Microscan introduced industrial Ethernet TCP/IP to its miniature smart camera line, enabling integration with machines designed for Ethernet connectivity. With the release of AutoVISION 3.0.2 software, the Vision MINI Xi now supports communication via EtherNet/IP for use in industrial environments.

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Convert Your Honeywell/Intermec CN51 to Android with OS Conversion License

Posted November 12, 2014

Honeywell has announce a new expanded operating system conversion capability for their CN51 enterprise mobile device. This new software conversion allows customers to purchase devices with an operating system that supports their existing application software, while enabling them to migrate to newer applications in the future to take advantage of the latest system enhancements and preserve their hardware investment.

Any CN51 originally shipped from the factory with Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) 6.5 may be converted in the field to Android by purchasing the CN51 Android Conversion License (P/N 238-000-002), applying the license per the included instructions, and loading the new Android software. The Microsoft WEH 6.5 Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label must be removed from the battery compartment on CN51 devices running Android. It is recommended that the customer retain the COA for possible later reapplication should the device be reverted to WEH 6.5.

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Axis’ New A4011-E Reader

Posted November 11, 2014

a4011-eAxis has introduces their new A4011-E Reader for their Network Door Controller systems. The reader has an ergonomic design with an illuminated keypad and clearly identifiable symbols. It supports touch-free entry with most entry card formats and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation.

The A4011-E is a future-proof and generic reader that supports several different card formats in order to meet specific system requirements. It can handle two different card formats simultaneously, which simplifies system expansion and enables easy migration from one card technology to another

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Honeywell’s New Wearable Solution for the Dolphin 70e Mobile Computer

Posted November 10, 2014

Honeywell Dolphin 70e Black Wearable Mobile ComputerThere are many opportunities to increase efficiency and reduce labor costs throughout the enterprise using a hands-free computing solution; including but not limited to: small parts picking, case picking, large package handling, sortation, and truck loading. Using the rugged enterprise class Dolphin 70e mobile device with purpose built wearable accessories provides a new approach to enabling hands-free operations to help organizations streamline operations and improve productivity, without the cost and hassle of reengineering existing processes.

Featuring a more comfortable and hygienic armband than conventional wearable’s, the Honeywell Dolphin 70e Wearable Solution is designed to wear for extended periods of time and be easily shared between workers. With its large display, flexible touch screen keypads, WEH 6.5 architecture, and support for tethered and BT ring scanners- the Wearable Solution is ideally suited to give workers the freedom of movement to maximize workflow productivity.

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Datamax-O’Neil’s E-Class Series Earns Certification with McKesson Software

Posted November 10, 2014

Datamax-O’Neil announces the E-Class Mark III printer series has been certified by McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation to function with Enterprise Rx. The E-Class Mark III has been added to the EnterpriseRx Supported Equipment Schedules for chain and outpatient segments.

The E-Class Mark III is a compact desktop thermal printer designed with durable construction, reliable printing and a wide variety of features. The small footprint of this printer is ideal in healthcare and pharmacy to support the small space and accurate printing requirements.

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