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Barcode Scanner Cases for the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and iPad Mini

Posted May 7, 2014

With the wide acceptance of smartphones and tablets, more and more businesses are looking to leverage iPhones, iPads, and iPods for a variety of data collection and tracking needs. One of the main challenges encountered when using an iOS device is being able to scan barcodes and read the magnetic stripe on credit/debit cards. While there are scanner apps to use a camera as a barcode reader, businesses that will have a consistent scan volume or need for accuracy will find this to be slow and cumbersome. This is where a dedicated scanner sled is the perfect solution.

The range of sleds currently available can provide 1D or 2D scanning and some models add MSR and RFID reading. The chart below is a simple breakdown of the various sleds, their capabilities, and which iOS devices they are compatible with. No matter what your needs are, there is a scanner sled that can meet them.

phone4

iPhone 4/4s

phone5

iPhone 5

ipad

iPad

mini
iPad Mini
pod
iPod Touch
Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL22 SeriesHoneywell Captuvo SL22
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL42Honeywell Captuvo SL42
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL62Honeywell Captuvo SL62
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Socket CHS 8Socket CHS 8
1D Scanner only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 410
1D Scanner Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 415
1D Scanner and MSR
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kdcKoamTac KDC 420
2D Scanner Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 425
2D Scanner and MSR
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kdcKoamTac KDC 430
MSR Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 450
2D Scanner and HF RFID
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Photo of Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 4Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 4
1D/2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 5Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 5
1D/2D Scanner and MSR options
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Infinite Peripherals Infinea Tab M
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Griffin Olli iPad Mini ScannerGriffin Olli
2D Scanner and MSR
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Star Receipt Printers an Great Match for LOCFOOD Point of Sale Software

Posted May 6, 2014

LOCFOOD is a modern point of sale (POS) software designed to connect consumers and merchants. Combining the functionality of POS and online ordering, the sleek, multi-purpose solution allows establishments in the hospitality industry to improve order accuracy, increase order turnover and streamline food preparation.

Using LOCFOOD’s solution – which has been developed for web, iOS and Android – customers can browse menus and restaurant information, place their order electronically and be notified when it is ready for pick-up.

The problem

When LOCFOOD began working with restaurant owners, they explained that because their tabled-based POS solution lacked a printer, it would be greener, eliminate paper waste and reduce printing costs. However, merchants explained that it is actually more practical for them to use a POS printer. They expressed their need to print order tickets to the kitchen and receipts to present to the customer. Restaurant owners explained that the kitchen area is too harsh an environment for tablets, as the device can easily come into contact with water, food and high temperatures.

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Primera Now Including BarTender Software with Label Printers

Posted May 5, 2014

2014-05-05_1025Primera has announced it is now providing Seagull Scientific’s award-winning BarTender software for label design and printing with many of its color label printers.

BarTender is the world’s most trusted software for designing and printing labels, barcodes and more. Its four editions address a wide range of printing and marking solutions, from small, stand-alone printing environments at SMBs to large, automated printing infrastructures at large enterprises.

The Primera LX400, LX900, and RX900  Color Label Printers include the BarTender UltraLite Edition, which offers the most frequently used label design features, including most text, graphics, barcode and serializing capabilities.

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The New, Easy to Use Sato CL4NX Series

Posted May 1, 2014

The newest addition to the Sato line of label printers, the CL4NX, is also one of the easiest to use. Designed to be the most advanced while very user friendly printer on the market today, the CL4NX provides superior performance to first time as well as seasoned users.

This series of videos quickly illustrates the basic maintenance functions of the CL4NX and how easy it really is.

Changing the label roll

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Finding the Right Zebra ID Card Printer

Posted April 30, 2014

As the leading ID Card Printer manufacturer, Zebra provides a wide selection of printers to choose from to meet the needs of any application.

The ZXP series of printers come in options for the most basic static card printing to high-volume secure government issuance. Knowing exactly which printer is the best fit for your needs can be a challenge when just looking at specs and brochures. To make the process easier we have this simple chart to help narrow down what model printer has the key features your specific application with require.


ZXP Series 8

ZXP Series 7

ZXP Series 3

ZXP Series 1
Card Volume
Low-Volume X X
Mid-Volume X X X
High-Volume X X
Identification
Membership X X X
Photo ID X X X
Employee Badge X X X X
Corporate ID X X X
National ID X X
Drivers License X
Card Types
Non-Technology Card X X X X
Technology Card X X X
Issuance Type
Secure Issuance X X
Batch Issuance X X X
Instant Issuance X X

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TEKLYNX Now Supports New Food Manufacturing Label Requirements

Posted April 29, 2014

Teklynx LABELMATRIXTEKLYNX continues to support manufacturers as they address industry and regulatory changes. Making headlines recently are three food manufacturing initiatives that will affect the way suppliers create labels: the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), the Food Information for Consumers regulation (FIC) and proposed FDA changes to Nutrition Facts labels. TEKLYNX barcode labeling software supports the creation of label designs for all three initiatives.

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Datalogic’s Newest Addition to the PowerScan Line – PM9500 2D Imager

Posted April 28, 2014

Datalogic PM9500 ScannerDatalogic has announced the addition of the PowerScan PM9500 2D imager to the PowerScan family.  Like every product in the PowerScan line, the new PM9500 imager is versatile, easy to use, and is designed for industrial applications.

The PM9500 includes the latest generation of the Datalogic STAR2.0 Cordless System for narrow band radio communications, offering a longer range and more robust alternative to Bluetooth wireless technology.  The Datalogic STAR2.0 Cordless System technology provides high speed wireless mobility with 433MHz and 910 MHz radio communications.  It offers scalable solutions from simple point-to-point applications, to networking capabilities combined with seamless roaming two way communication in complex installations.

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Speed up Your Printer with Updated Seagull Scientific Barcode Label Printer Drivers

Posted April 24, 2014

2014-04-24_0957Getting the best performance out of your label printer can often come down to having the right printer driver installed on your PC.

Every barcode printer manufacturer provides a driver to use with their products but, sometimes they are not the most robust. Users may find that when printing labels with the default manufacturer drivers with variable and unique information per label, their printer will pause for a moment between each label. Other times, there may be issues with label formatting or communications to the printer.

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TSL’s 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID and Serialio Software Work Together to Boost Productivity

Posted April 23, 2014

TSL has announced that popular mobile software from Serialio has been optimized to support their high-performance 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader. Working together, these powerful hardware and software solutions keep the mobile workforce operating at peak productivity.

Serialio apps for iOS and Android operating systems that are compatible with TSL’s 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader include the Mobile Grid Solution Framework, iScanBrowser, and SerialMagic Gears Android. Support for SerialMagic Professional Windows is expected in the near future.

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Making a Splash with Automated Labeling

Posted April 22, 2014

2014-04-22_0917AstralPool is a leading international brand in the swimming pool and spa industry, manufacturing and supplying a complete range of equipment extending from pool pumps, pool cleaners, pool filters to pool heating. Their products are distributed in over 170 countries and available at more than 100 sales offices and branches located across 30 countries.

At AstralPool’s Noble Park manufacturing location in Melbourne, Victoria, 3,500 line items and a total of around 2.6 million finished goods and components are shipped out to approximately 4,000 customers nationally and internationally.

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