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QR Code Turntable

Posted November 8, 2013

The many uses of QR Codes never ceases to amaze and you’d never think it could be used to act like turntable!

Record label Kontor was aiming to promote one of their artists and wanted to avoid the usual CD/USB drive/MP3 route as these promos usually end up in he trash bin and never get listened to. Luckily, they turned to OgilvyAction who came up with the incredible idea of sending out vinyl discs with a QR Code so it could be played on a ‘turntable’ made from the envelope it came in. It is actually a pretty amazing idea as you can see from the video below.

The campaign was a success with 71% of the 900 turntable QR Codes activated and 42% following the link to the Kontor online store. OgilvyAction say this was 64% more than the average response and with the bonus that they received great feedback from some of the industry’s most influential people.


Star Micronics Introduces WebPRNT

Posted November 7, 2013

Keeping up with the emergence of the omnichannel business model and growing customer demand for mobility, businesses are turning to web-based applications as a cost effective way to stay agile. Web-based services are being more commonplace in point of sale as businesses streamline their operations and create mobile friendly environments for their customers.

To support customers using web-based point of sale applications, Star Micronics delivers WebPRNT, an innovative technology enabling device-agnostic receipt printing technology that supports HTTP requests used in web-based applications.

WebPRNT is currently available with Star’s TSP650II thermal receipt printer which is equipped with Ethernet connectivity. Easy to read, maintain and modify for developers; simply use the appropriate XML tags or integrate Star’s WebPRNT Javascript library into your web-based application to begin printing from your application to Star’s TSP650II WebPRNT thermal receipt printer.

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The New Datalogic PowerScan PBT9500

Posted November 6, 2013

Datalogic PowerScan PBT9500 ScannerThe PowerScan 9500 family of imagers represents the new 2D handheld area imagers with rugged mechanics for industrial applications. Recently launched, the corded PowerScan PD9500 models  have already demonstrated their value in the field. With this introduction of the cordless Bluetooth wireless technology radio model, PBT9500, the 9500 family will be enriched greatly and will allow users to have the freedom of mobility.

An intuitive and effortless scanning experience is the target of the PowerScan 9500 family: it is a blend of the Datalogic experience with optical systems, hardware architecture, decoding software and cordless technologies. The result is an area imager with outstanding performance in terms of snappiness and depth-of-field.

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Introducing the New CipherLab 9200 Industrial Mobile Computer

Posted November 5, 2013

CipherLab 9200 Mobile ComputerCipherLab has announced their new 9200 series industrial mobile computer. The 9200 series mobile computer has a certified IP rating of 65 and 1.5 m drop resistance ensuring its ruggedness. Moreover, its lightweight design provides a comfortable one-hand operation for its users.

9200 series mobile computer includes 3.5G HSDPA with GPS/AGPS options which provides quality data transfer and location information. Its Cisco CCX v4 certified IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n technology and Bluetooth communication 2.1 with EDR also delivers critical information in real time and keeps backend systems updated. Additionally, users can operate through their shifts worry-free with long-lasting 3300 mAh batteries at work. Top it off with versatile data capturing abilities including linear imager, laser, 2D imager and RFID, 9200 series is a sure bet to a more profitable business.

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Datamax-O’Neil Printers Now Supported By Loftware’s Family Drivers

Posted November 1, 2013

2013-11-01_1059Loftware has announced the release of Loftware Print Server (LPS) version 10.1 SP1 and Loftware Label Manager (LLM) version 10.1 SP1. Continuing to deliver on Loftware’s commitment to innovate, this release extends the power of the solution’s ground breaking Family Drivers to include support for Datamax-O’Neil’s DPL printing language.

This release builds on the LPS 10.1 and LLM 10.1 new features that afford customers a new level of control and traceability of label changes, include the ability to embed images in label templates, expanded SMTP, and ease-of-use enhancements.

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Posted October 31, 2013

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WebPRNT Now Available for the Star TSP650ii

Posted October 30, 2013

Star TSP650ii PrinterKeeping up with the emergence of the omnichannel business model and growing customer demand for mobility, businesses are turning to web-based applications as a cost effective way to stay agile. Web-based services are being more commonplace in point of sale as businesses streamline their operations and create mobile friendly environments for their customers.

To support customers using web-based point of sale applications, Star Micronics delivers WebPRNT, an innovative technology enabling device-agnostic receipt printing technology that supports HTTP requests used in web-based applications.

WebPRNT is currently available with Star’s TSP650II thermal receipt printer which is equipped with Ethernet connectivity. Easy to read, maintain and modify for developers; simply use the appropriate XML tags or integrate Star’s WebPRNT Javascript library into your web-based application to begin printing from your application to Star’s TSP650II WebPRNT thermal receipt printer.

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Standardized Media on the Intermec PM23c

Posted October 29, 2013

Printer media can often be an overlooked part of any printing application which can lead to some inefficiencies and added costs. Many businesses use both desktop and industrial printers or end up migrating from one to the other as their printing needs increase. Both types of printers use different label rolls which normally are not cross compatible. This is where the media flexibility of the Intermec PM23c can make ordering media and migrating to a higher duty cycle printer easier. With the ability to accept multiple roll core sizes and types, it’s one printer that you can grow with and ensure any label roll you use will work.


Zebra CardStudio Release 1.2 Now Available

Posted October 28, 2013

Zebra CardStudio 1.2 is an easy-to-use card design and card issuance software suite that empowers customers to create simple or complex designs. Release 1.2 now has new multi-user network license key editions available! These new software key-based network licensing editions allow for 5, 10 and 20 concurrent network users at an affordable price. Current CardStudio customers can download and update their installation with Release 1.2 at no additional cost.

For assistance designing the perfect card for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


AML LDX10 is Now RedBeam Certified

Posted October 25, 2013

2013-10-25_1001AML and RedBeam continue their standing partnership with the certification of the popular LDX10  for RedBeam’s Asset Tracking, Inventory Tracking, and Check-In/Check-Out software.

A match made for efficiency, the LDX10 is an ultra-low-cost handheld computer, with integrated barcode scanner, designed for light to medium duty barcode data collection and the RedBeam software are a comprehensive yet easy to use solution for inventory tracking, asset management, or check-in/check-out applications. Data collection and tracking has never been so simple and effective!

Businesses in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, retail, military, government, education or healthcare can combine the LDX10 with RedBeam to reduce expenses and increase productivity.

For more assistance pairing the LDX10 with RedBeam for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


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