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TSC MX240 Series: New High-Performance Industrial Label Printer

Posted February 27, 2014

TSC has introduced its new MX240 Series, a high-performance industrial label printer designed to handle tough mission-critical applications around the clock. The MX240 Series features a die-cast aluminum print mechanism housed in a durable, yet lightweight, chassis that is built to handle heavy-duty demand cycles typically seen in manufacturing, logistics/shipping, and product-identification applications. MX240 Series will be available worldwide starting in the middle of March, 2014.

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APG Releases BluePRO Bluetooth Interface for Cash Drawers

Posted February 26, 2014

APG BluePRO Cash DrawerAPG has officially announced the release of their new BluePRO Bluetooth interface for cash drawers. Now available for purchase, the BluePRO Bluetooth interface will enable cash drawer control via Bluetooth communication and allows retailers to wirelessly synchronize and create a one to one relationship between the cash drawer and tablet.

The BluePRO interface plugs into most printer-driven cash drawers so it can pair with a tablet via Bluetooth connection. The range of this communication is purposely limited by the BluPRO device so that retailers can be assured of having only attended cash transactions. Operating System and device agnostic, the Bluetooth interface allows retailers flexibility with devices. APG will provide the necessary software development kit for integration on the Android and iOS platforms, with a Windows solution coming soon.

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Brother and PDC Healthcare to Launch New TD-2130NHC Patient ID Printing Solution

Posted February 25, 2014

Brother TD-2130N Complete powered network desktop thermal printerBrother, in partnership with PDC Healthcare, will be showcasing its new TrustSense Patient ID Printing Solution at the HIMSS 2014 Intelligent Hospital Pavilion from Feb. 24 to 27 in Orlando, FL. The TrustSense healthcare thermal printer TD-2130NHC provides on-demand wristband and label printing in virtually any area of the hospital.

The HIMSS Intelligent Hospital Pavilion is an educational simulated hospital that demonstrates advanced and integrated solutions in the patient care environment. The technologies displayed address many of the issues that can potentially impact patient care and safety.

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SATO Awarded for 7th Consecutive Year at World Label Contest

Posted February 24, 2014

SATO GL408e PrinterSato has been awarded two first prize awards in addition to the jury’s special award across three separate categories at the 25th World Label Contest. This is the seventh consecutive year Sato Printing has received awards.

In September 2013, the entries, organized by printing method into a total of 22 categories, were evaluated in the areas of design and printing capability by the contest organizing committee. Sato Printing won two awards in the letterpress category, where it received particular praise for its technical capabilities, and one award in the “Coupons/Others – All Printing Methods” category. In addition, the prize-winning label entered in this category is the first label the company has exhibited that was produced using digital printing. Sato received the award in this category partly due to the creativity it showed in using the features of digital printing, such as printing to the back adhesive side of the label, and including one design per layer in the two layers of the front side of the label.

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Thermal Printing Cuts Cost and Adds Value for DSD

Posted February 21, 2014

An important part of the value of automating direct store delivery (DSD) operations comes from having the ability to give customers delivery receipts, order forms and invoices on the spot. Printing documentation at the time of the visit helps ensure accuracy, reduces paperwork and clerical labor in the back office, and accelerates the cash cycle. In some countries, it is a legal requirement that DSD companies to provide and maintain a printed record of each transaction. The actual value companies can attain by mobile printing depends on the printer itself. For example, the media used in thermal printers typically costs 45 to 50 percent less than multi-part forms used in dot matrix printers, and the total cost of ownership (TCO) for ruggedized mobile printers is 58 percent lower than for non-ruggedized models.

Media cost, reliability, ease of use and compatibility with mobile computers and DSD applications give businesses a lot to think about when selecting a printer to support their operations. The decision is also made challenging because there are more technology and product options than ever. For companies that already use mobile printing in their DSD operations, product choices may have changed considerably since the last replacement cycle. Many first generation DSD automations included a vehicle-mounted dot matrix printer. Today DSD printers can be worn, carried or remain mounted in the vehicle, and thermal print technology is selected for the majority of new and replacement rollouts.

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Comparing Barcodes Made Easy With the Unitech SRD650

Posted February 20, 2014

For any business that has a variety of products to process or manage, ensuring everything is labeled with the correct barcode is crucial to correct inventory levels and tracking. While it could be possible to visually collect the the numbers of each item and compare to similar products, putting a mobile computer to use exponentially improves your accuracy and speed.

This is where a device like the Unitech SRD650 is the perfect solution for comparing/validating item barcodes as well as general inventory and asset management. With a variety of pre-built applications installed already, including a barcode compare option, the SRD650 is ready to get to work out of the box to help you ensure all your items are properly labeled.


Planar’s Simplicity Series Digital Signage Displays

Posted February 19, 2014

Planar, a global provider of display and digital signage technology, announced it has added two new sizes to its Planar Simplicity Series line of edge-lit LED displays, offering customers a broad range of choices for deploying simple, sleek and affordable digital signage displays.

With the addition of the SL4650 46″ and SL5550 55″ models, customers now have four sizes from which to choose, making the Planar Simplicity Series a versatile solution for a wide variety of commercial applications including retail stores, restaurants, corporate meeting rooms, fitness centers and museums. The Planar Simplicity Series now features four sizes, 32″ and 42″, introduced in the Fall of 2013, and 46″ and 55″ recently announced.

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Motorola and Voalte Offer Android-Based Mobile Communication to Hospital Caregivers

Posted February 18, 2014

Voalte, the leader in healthcare communication technology, today announced a strategic relationship with Motorola to support the Android version of Voalte One, the company’s mobile communication platform for hospital caregivers.

Voalte will offer customers the Motorola MC40-HC, the first multi-purpose mobile computer for healthcare. The device improves care coordination while incorporating inventory management capabilities in a touch-based, consumer-like device running on the Android operating system. Voalte chose Motorola’s MC40-HC healthcare-grade mobile computer for its stability, enterprise durability and built-in barcode scanner. The device provides a sustainable platform for the healthcare environment, including robust Wi-Fi connections that keep staff connected, security features that help meet patient privacy requirements, and remote management of devices and applications. The MC40-HC will support the Voalte One application, which combines voice calls, alarm and alert integration, and secure text messaging.

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Trimble’s Juno T41 Now Supports UHF RFID

Posted February 17, 2014

Trimble has introduced the Juno T41 rugged handheld computer with integrated Ultra-High Frequency RFID capabilities. In addition to high-speed 1D/2D barcode imaging technology, smartphone capability and enhanced, real-time 1-2 meter GPS accuracy, the Juno T41 series now offers new models that provide more functionality and configuration choices for data collection and mobile workforce management, Trimble said.

The RFID capability can be combined with Enhanced GPS and/or smartphone connectivity so customers can choose a specific handheld model that meets their needs.

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Cognex DataMan 8050 Provides High Performance Scanning at an Affordable Cost

Posted February 13, 2014

New DataMan 8050 Handheld Barcode Readers Expand the Applications for DataMan

Cognex, the world’s leader in machine vision, has announced the release of its fastest and most economical industrial handheld readers yet, the DataMan 8050 Series. Designed with a ruggedized housing to handle harsh factory floor conditions and equipped with Cognex’s world-class barcode reading algorithms, the DataMan 8050 Series can read even challenging barcodes quickly and easily.

High-speed performance, even with the most challenging barcodes 

The patent-pending DataMan 8050 and 8050X are ideal for applications in many manufacturing environments, such as automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and packaging. The DataMan 8050 and 8050X utilize Cognex’s patented 1DMax+ with Hotbars algorithms to provide high-speed reading performance even with damaged, low contrast or direct inkjet barcodes. Our industry-leading 2-D algorithms allow the 8050 to rapidly decode a variety of 2-D symbologies, including DataMatrix, QR, PDF417 and Aztec codes.

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