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CipherLab’s New 8600 Mobile Computer

Posted March 10, 2014

Designed with Dedicated Operating System to reduce redundancy and raise productivity.

The 8600 series mobile computer is a pioneer handheld terminal of new generation designed for various verticals including warehousing, distribution center, and manufacturing. Running on CipherLab operating system, the 8600 series focuses on typical AIDC applications that are specific to the company’s needs. Its flexible designs include swappable keypads and modular charging system. Equipped with a color display, proven WLAN 802.11 b /g / n, the latest Bluetooth 4.0 and versatile reader options, 8600 series is an ideal companion for your work force and will undoubtedly simplify their tasks and increase their overall productivity.


Cognex Software Update Expands Options for DataMan Readers

Posted March 6, 2014

Cognex DataMan 300 ScannerCognex announced its DataMan 5.2 software release with expanded tuning and scripting capability as well as a new test mode for its popular DataMan 300 and 503 series of barcode readers. The new software significantly increases read rates by decoding lower resolution 1-D codes and extending intelligent tuning capabilities to all symbologies, including Aztec, MaxiCode and PDF417. The software release includes the high-performance Hotbars algorithm, which handles both 1-D and PDF417 barcodes.

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The Benefits and Advantages of Security Labeling

Posted March 5, 2014

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Brand owners face many challenges in developing and maintaining a positive impression with their customer base. Strategies for product performance, reliability, and value must be carefully developed and flawlessly executed to remain effective. However, counterfeit goods can tarnish positive perception in the marketplace, while gray market redistribution can undermine pricing and profitability. Intermec’s suite of security media products can strengthen defenses against these threats.

Security can have one or several layered attributes to validate chain of custody from a brand owner to the consumer. Serialization from variable information printing, the core of bar code and RFID applications, verifies code synchronization with trading partners. Overt designs convey consumer confidence, while covert features such as small hidden characters or UV fluorescing inks are known only to the brand owner.

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Honeywell Introduces New SL2h and SL42h Healthcare Mobile Devices at HIMSS14

Posted March 4, 2014

Honeywell announced the expansion of its successful Captuvo line of encasements for Apple devices at the HIMSS14 Annual Conference & Exposition in Orlando. The Captuvo SL22h and SL42h, designed for healthcare environments, equip iPod touch (5TH generation) and iPhone (5, 5c and 5s) devices with the power of barcode data collection to increase productivity and support healthcare “Converged Device” strategies.

The SL22h and SL42h sleds are lightweight and have a compact design that reduces user fatigue by offering single-handed functionality for clinical staff performing a variety of tasks, including medication administration, specimen collection and remote patient monitoring. Its purpose-built protective housing is designed to withstand multiple 4-foot drops, offers critical screen protection and provides a reliable solution for data collection in rigorous healthcare settings. And a disinfectant-ready housing allows healthcare professionals to regularly clean the device minimizing the risk of spreading infectious diseases.

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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.


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