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The CipherLab CP60 Is Now Certified by RedBeam

Posted September 23, 2013

2013-09-23_1011CipherLab has announced that its newest Windows Mobile terminal, the CP60, is certified for implementation with the RedBeam Suite of software applications.

RedBeam is a leading provider of barcode and data collection software designed to make fixed asset tracking, inventory management, and check in check out processes more efficient.

Hundreds of organizations in virtually every industry use RedBeam to track fixed assets, inventory, parts and supplies anything with a barcode label. Clients in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, retail, military, government, education, and healthcare use RedBeam to reduce expenses and increase productivity. RedBeam’s fixed asset tracking, check in check out, and inventory control software products are powerful and ready-to-use right out of the box.

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NiceLabel Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12

Posted September 20, 2013

Niceware Pocket NiceLabel Barcode SoftwareNiceware, a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), has announced it has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of NiceLabel Automation Enterprise with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.

NiceLabel Automation Enterprise allows Oracle E-Business Suite customers access to enterprise-class bar code label printing.  NiceLabel Automation Enterprise provides for extremely efficient label printing and return print status messages directly to Oracle applications. This tightly coupled integration with Oracle Warehouse Management and Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications eliminates the need for customization and programming changes to the customer’s existing Oracle business systems enabling more affordable and efficient label printing.

The NiceLabel label lifecycle management workflow of Design, Control and Automate is a solution for helping Oracle customers gain visibility and control of their global labeling operations.  NiceLabel Automation Enterprise introduces a server licensing model for Oracle customers, versus printer based licensing, making it more affordable to connect and automate printing across the Enterprise.

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Honeywell Completes Acquisition of Intermec

Posted September 17, 2013

Honeywell has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Intermec, a leading provider of mobile computing, radio frequency identification solutions (RFID), voice-enabled workflow and data-collection solutions, and printing solutions. Honeywell announced its intent to acquire Intermec in December 2012, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $600 million.

“The acquisition of Intermec will add  innovative products and solutions, as well as deep engineering expertise and a broad global sales channel that further demonstrates our commitment to provide our customers an increasing array of innovative technologies in the highly attractive AIDC industry,” said John Waldron, president of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility.

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Ingenico and FreedomPay Power the Most Secure Transactions With EMV & NFC Capabilities

Posted September 16, 2013

Ingenico iPP350 Payment TerminalIngenico and FreedomPay have announced their partnership and the certification of the innovative Telium2 series point-of-sale (POS) payment devices. The integration extends to Ingenico’s retail base application (RBA) and its innovative hardware, including iSC250 Signature Capture terminal and iPP350 PIN Pad devices. The newly supported Ingenico RBA software-powered devices will accept magnetic stripe and EMV chip-card payments, as well as NFC-based transactions, enabling tap-and-go mobile payments. Ingenico devices will be integrated and connect to the FreedomPay Commerce Platform, a cloud-based smart technology gateway, that supports true point-to-point encryption (P2PE), instantly reducing merchants’ scope for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance and giving merchants a path to future payment system expansion.

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Smart Market Optimizes Warehouse Operations with Datalogic’s Skorpio Mobile Computer

Posted September 13, 2013

Datalogic Skorpio X3 Mobile ComputerOverview
The Smart Market business group, headquartered in Spain, manufactures markets and distributes a wide range of household products. The Smart Market SLU division handles Icelands, Leopard, and Alligator brands, while Appletree SLU manages Avocado and Butaka. The group’s philosophy is to always meet the needs of its customers with quality products and services in order to create and maintain long-term relationships.

The Challenge
Keeping in line with its philosophy, Smart Market was looking for a way to optimize its logistics processes, which were currently handled by various warehouses spread across the country. To ensure faster and better service, the company decided to move all its stock to a single 18,000 sq meter warehouse. But before making this major change, Smart Market wanted to make sure it could get the most reliable automated solution available to manage this enormous warehouse.

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Socket Mobile Announces Barcode Scanner Compatibility with Apple iOS 7

Posted September 12, 2013

Socket Cordless Hand Scanner 7 Series ScannerSocket has announced that their Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 and Series 8 barcode scanners are both compatible with Apple iOS 7. The products’ seamless compatibility with the latest Apple devices underlies Socket’s commitment to supporting the latest smartphones and tablets used by businesses for retail point of sale, field sales and service, and other mobile applications.

As a member of the Apple Developer Program, Socket obtained a beta version of iOS 7 to successfully confirm compatibility with both the CHS barcode scanners and the SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit (SDK), which enables developers to embed support for both the CHS Series 7 and Series 8 into their applications. All current models of both the Series 7 and Series 8 are Apple MFi certified to support two-way communications with Apple iOS devices.

Applications compiled with the SocketScan 10 SDK will work with iOS 7. The SDK is available to members of the Socket Mobile Developer Program.


Datalogic’s Memor Enhances Productivity at Stadt-Parfümerie Pieper

Posted September 11, 2013

Datalogic Memor Mobile ComputerOverview
One is met with attractive scents upon entering the shop. The colorful shelves full of bright and beautiful packages invite the customer to take a look around. The wonderful fragrances, creams and cosmetics found throughout the shop add that extra touch to make any occasion special. Stadt-Parfümerie Pieper (Pieper Perfume Shops) emanates everything that exemplifies beauty and well-being. It is the largest family-owned retail perfume and cosmetics company in Germany with one hundred and twenty shops spread out across the country. It offers all the top international brands of cosmetics, fragrances, skin care and make-up products.

The Challenge
The extensive range of products pleases the customer’s eye, but when it’s time for inventory, the many small packages found in the perfume shops can pose a daunting challenge. Stadt-Parfümerie Pieper wanted to automate its time-consuming and error-prone manual inventory procedure to assure accuracy. A variety of factors were taken into consideration: which hardware is right for us? To what point can the software be personalized? What kind of solution do we need regarding existing workflows?

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Understanding Epson Endorsement, Slip, and Validation Printing

Posted September 10, 2013

2013-09-10_1033As a long standing POS printer manufacturer, Epson has provided some of the most capable and flexible printers in the market. The most common need at the POS for printing is usually a basic customer receipt, but handling things like checks, deposit slips, prescriptions, and returns will require a multi-functional printer like the TM-H600iv. These types of printers have multiple means to print on externally feed documents making them the perfect all-in-one solution for financial institutions, pharmacies, and general retail applications.

Understanding the differences between the 3 types of printing (Endorsement, Slip, and Validation) can be confusing at first but we’ve broken it down in these simple definitions and included diagram.

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Motorola LI2208 : The Next Generation 1D Scanner

Posted September 9, 2013

Building on the long standing popular design of the LS2208 series, the new LI2208 brings more features and greater reliability to your daily operations. With a new linear imager vs the previous laser scan engine, the LI2208 reads any 1D barcode be it on paper, a mobile phone screen, or even high density codes.

The LI2208 is a cost effective solution to increase productivity and effectiveness in any scanning application while expanding the possible implementations of barcodes in your business.


Intermec Introduces Their New 2″ Industrial Printer – PM23c

Posted September 6, 2013

Intermec PM23c Barcode PrinterIntermec  has announced the PM23c, a new 2″ mid-range industrial printing solution and an extension of Intermec’s PM43 and PM43c printer platform. The PM23c is an all-metal barcode label printer primed for mission critical markets and applications such as airline passenger services, manufacturing, and retail, including product labeling and food traceability, where maximizing productivity drives results.

The PM23c offers all of the same advanced capability of the PM43 and PM43c, and is one of the industry’s best communicating printers with a full color touch-screen featuring 10 languages or an easy-to-use universal icon User Interface. This family of printers also offers a multi-lingual intuitive web-based device management interface, and WiFi- and CCX-Certifications. Also, with optional Bluetooth connectivity, the printer offers a leading range of industry standard and supported wireless connectivity choices.

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