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Quiet Logistics Improves Data Collection with BarcodesInc and Honeywell’s SL22 iPod Scanner Case

Posted August 4, 2014

Quiet Logistics, an eCommerce fulfillment provider of choice for leading brands and e-tailers, was looking for a solution to improve the efficiency of data collection in their warehouse by utilizing a cost effective mobile device like the Apple iPod. One of the main obstacles they faced was finding a way to add accurate barcode scanning to the iPods while also protecting them from everyday handling and use.

BarcodesInc provided a solution utilizing the Honeywell Captuvo SL22 ipod barcode scanner case to help Quiet Logistics attain the same level of performance and reliability they provide their own customers without the costs involved with dedicated rugged mobile computers.

For assistance finding the right data collection solution for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Zebra Expands Healthcare Solutions with New GK420 Desktop Printer

Posted August 1, 2014

Zebra GK420 PrinterEnsuring patient safety is one of the primary issues facing the healthcare industry:

  • Healthcare workers must keep all tools that come into contact with patients clean of any potential germs, blood or other infectious liquids to ensure patient safety.
  • Additionally, power supply units for medical electrical equipment used throughout healthcare facilities must be certified to meet IEC 60601-1 specifications. Complying with these standards can be complex and costly.

As part of an ongoing commitment to support the healthcare industry, Zebra is announcing the availability of the new GK420 Series Healthcare printer. Engineered for years of performance in demanding healthcare environments, the GK420 Healthcare product is an extension of Zebra’s popular GK420 printer, with new features exclusively designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals: Continue reading »


Auto-Star Partners With Motion Computing To Offer Mobile POS Solution

Posted July 31, 2014

In today’s competitive retail market, keeping up with industry trends is imperative and retailers who adopt early are able to meet their customer’s growing expectations. Auto-Star Compusystems Inc., an innovative developer of point of sale software, and Motion Computing, a leading global provider of mobile technology, are pleased to announce the certification of the Star-Plus POS and the Motion CL910 and F5te Tablet PC. Together, the solution offers retailers the latest in mobile point of sale technology.

Durable and lightweight, the CL 910 and F5te tablets can be equipped with a barcode scanner and magnetic stripe reader, allowing retailers to easily scan products, check inventory and update pricing information on the go. In addition, retailers are able to process transactions and capture customer data from anywhere on the selling floor, providing them with a dynamic line busting tool. This significantly decreases wait times for customers, enhancing their buying experience, while also reducing the stresses placed on traditional cash lines.

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Datalogic’s Memor Obsolescence Notice

Posted July 30, 2014

After years of delivering successful applications to worldwide retailers, Datalogic is now announcing the obsolescence of the Memor mobile computer product line. Datalogic has recently upgraded the Memor to a much more powerful device, the Memor X3 mobile computer, which is intended to be the ideal replacement of the current device now approaching its End-of-Life.

Please note that this announcement will apply to all special versions of the Memor mobile computer as well.

Replacement Product Recommendation

The Datalogic Memor X3 mobile computer is our latest compact mobile computer that provides retailers with easy bar code reading in a pocketable and lightweight form factor, while guaranteeing high performance and durability.

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Motorola’s New CS4070-HC Pocket-Sized Barcode Scanner for Healthcare

Posted July 29, 2014

cs4070-hcPocket-sized barcode scanner designed for healthcare helps improve patient safety and the patient experience.

Motorola’s new disinfectant-ready Symbol CS4070-HC wireless handheld Bluetooth scanner provides nurses and lab technicians with the ability to scan both 1D and 2D barcodes at the patient bedside to help prevent errors in medication administration and specimen collection. Healthcare workers can improve the patient experience by easily adjusting the pocket-sized scanner to “night” mode to avoid disturbing resting patients.


Barcode Warehouse Management Software

Posted July 28, 2014

Barcode warehouse management software is used to control the movement and storage of products or goods within a warehouse and process the associated transactions including, but not limited to, shipping, receiving, put away and picking through the use of barcode automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology.

Warehouse management systems manage the following core functions:

  • Receiving – The ability to properly handle a shipment when it arrives. This process can be individualized to each warehouse or product type. In some cases, goods are not received into a facility, but rather cross-docked, which is a logistics procedure where products from a supplier or manufacturing plant are distributed directly to a customer or retail chain with marginal to no handling or storage time.  Cross docking takes place in a distribution docking terminal; usually consisting of trucks and dock doors on two (inbound and outbound) sides with minimal storage space.  The name ‘cross docking’ explains the process of receiving products through an inbound dock and then transferring them across the dock to the outbound transportation dock.
  • Put Away – Put-away is normally thought of as the process of moving received inventory from the dock, kitting area, or production department to a storage bin. The put-away process is also used to relocate inventory within the warehouse and to replenish dedicated storage bins with inventory from a reserve storage bin. Any time inventory is being placed in a storage bin it is being put away. System directed put-away is when the WMS chooses the destination storage bin rather than the operator.
  • InventoryInventory Technology refers to the supervision of supply, storage and accessibility of items in order to ensure an adequate supply without excessive oversupply. It also helps companies keep lost sales to a minimum by having enough stock on hand to meet demand. The inventory can be real-time or in the form of a cycle count, which is an audit procedure designed to verify the inventory accuracy for a small subset of inventory in a specific location on a specific day, thus providing an ongoing measure of inventory accuracy.
  • Picking – Picking consists of taking and collecting articles in a specified quantity before shipment to satisfy a customer’s order. The following are different types of picking:
    • Piece Picking (or Pick to Part) – Order pickets move to collect the products necessary for one order.
    • Zone Picking – Each order picker is assigned to one specific zone and will only realize order picking within this zone.
    • Wave Picking – Order picker moves to collect the products necessary for several orders.
    • Sorting Systems Method – No movement of the order picker, as the products are brought to picker by an automatic system.
    • Pick to Box Method – No movement of the order picker, as the picking area is organized so that there are a number of picking stations connected by a conveyor. The order picker fills the box with the products from his station and the box moves to the other picking stations until he customer order is complete.
    • Packing – Packing occurs after the picking process and entails prepping a product or good for shipment by re-packaging, affixing with a shipping label, including an invoice and staging in preparation for shipment. Additionally, for certain goods or customers, there may be the requirement for kit building.
    • Shipping – Shipping entails the delivery of the right product or good to the right customer or location using the right method of shipment, all while minimizing the cost. If a customer is doing their own delivery, incorporating proof of delivery allows for more accurate information and quicker confirmation to the customer. Furthermore, our software has the ability to integrate shipment tracking for customers.

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End of Life for the Datalogic QuickScan Mobile Scanners

Posted July 28, 2014

Datalogic QuickScan I: QM2100 ScannerDatalogic has announced that their popular QuickScan Mobile line of cordless scanners will be coming to end as component availability has allowed  a very limited production rum of these units. Current QuickScan  Mobile customers are invited to place their last purchase orders as soon as possible. Availability of the last run of devices will vary on overall purchase volume.

Unfortunately, Datalogic regrets to announce that all key components needed to produce QuickScan Mobile products have been exhausted before the expected ‘last purchase’ date. As a consequence of this situation, Datalogic will not be able to produce anymore QuickScan Mobile units; therefore, orders can no longer be accepted for the QuickScan Mobile readers.

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New Zebra Drivers for TEKLYNX Software

Posted July 25, 2014

TEKLYNX continues their extensive support for all Zebra printers with the release of drivers for the new ZT400 series.

TEKLYNX label printer drivers provide the best overall quality for your barcode labeling needs as their development teams across the globe work closely with printer manufacturers to develop high quality drivers that optimize printer performance. Save your company reprints, errors, and loss of production with the most current and efficient drivers available.

TEKLYNX drivers can be download here.

For assistance finding the right TEKLYNX product for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


How 2D Barcode Scanning Can Benefit your Business

Posted July 24, 2014

DS6878SR_PhoneCoupon_002Scanning Basics: From Laser to Imager

Whether you’re aware of it or not, barcodes are one of the most influential technologies of the 20th century. The simple black and white bars you find on every product have helped usher in a level of efficiency that has allowed for large scale tracking around the globe. Many businesses would not be possible to run without the humble barcode. Keeping track of anything accurately is almost unimaginable without barcodes.

Historically, laser-based scanners were used to read barcodes. These laser scanners are still found in many applications today. While there have been advances in the speed and accuracy of laser scanners, the technology is still essentially the same it was when it was first developed in the ‘70s.

Today however, there are two technologies used in readers for barcode scanning: lasers and imagers. Imagers offer several improvements over the traditional laser while also providing important new capabilities, such as being able to read 2D barcodes. Imagers may have been used only in special cases in the past, but today, the advantages they provide over lasers can help improve almost any scanning application.

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Barcode Inventory Management Software

Posted July 23, 2014

Barcode inventory management software is used to supervise the supply, storage and accessibility of items in order to ensure an adequate supply without excessive oversupply through the use of barcode automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology.

Inventory systems consist of the following core components:

  • Inventory Software – Software is the backbone of any system and will determine what features and options are available. When choosing inventory software you want to consider reporting detail and whether or not the software supports batch or real-time updates, as well as whether it needs to be integrated with an ERP system. Lastly, you want to determine whether a premise or cloud-based software is more ideal for your business.
  • Mobile Computer – Inventory goods are located in different “bins” throughout a business. A mobile device allows you to have all the information you need to make decisions on when, where and how much to re-order.
  • Barcode Printer – Inventory come in all shapes, sizes and quantities. Barcode printers are designed to print labels to meet every business size and print volume.
  • Consumables – All inventory goods need a unique identifier on them to be properly tracked. Barcodes are the easiest and most cost effective option, while being capable of meeting environmental and regulatory requirements.

When evaluating barcode inventory management software, it is best to consider a cloud-based inventory management solution. Some of the benefits of cloud-based software include reduced capital expenditures, painless and cost-free software updates, lowered IT costs (i.e. no need to house multiple servers) and improved accessibility to the data through the Internet.

If you’re looking for a cloud-based barcode inventory management software that can fulfill all of your inventory requirements, look no further than BarcodesInc’s topShelf. TopShelf is an inventory, warehouse management, route accounting, asset tracking and online ordering application that caters to small up to enterprise-sized businesses. Our barcode inventory management software has the ability to integrate with ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, etc.), Accounting systems (Sage, Quickbooks, etc.), CRM systems (Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics, etc.) and eCommerce Systems (Channel Advisor, Shopify, Amazon).

To request a demo of topShelf or request more information on our barcode inventory management software, contact us at BarcodesInc.


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