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Tech Tip Tuesday: Honeywell’s Xenon 1902 Trigger Function

Posted February 6, 2018

Here at Barcodes Inc, we want to share on tips on how to configure your product. Every Tuesday we will share a tip on a product so you can have the knowledge on how to use your new scanner.

The Honeywell’s Xenon 1902 series delivers a superior barcode scanning and digital image capture. Whether you want to use it in retail or at a health care environment. There’s two ways to scan with the the barcode scanner, a normal mode (press trigger to read) or a presentation mode (the scanner is activated when it sees a barcode). The presentation mode is usually being used with the stand to hold the scanner and for products to be scanned right below it.

In order for you to switch between the two modes, here are barcodes that you can print and scan to change the setting.

 

 


Honeywell’s Voyager 1602g: The Powerful Scanning Companion

Posted January 11, 2018

voyager-1602Business is in the palm of your hands when it comes to the Honeywell’s Voyager 1602g. Affordable, yet high performing. The scanner packs high- performance area- imaging technology into small pocketable form factor- making it a powerful tablet scanning companion – based retail point of sale and field service applications.

Despite its small size, this pocket scanner holds the same high performance area- imaging engine found in our full size handheld scanners- so you can simply scan all the 1D and 2D barcodes. It quickly pairs up with your Apple iOS, Android, Windows mobile device, or a standard PC or laptop and can scan barcodes right off your customers’ mobile phone for revenue- generating mobile marketing initiatives.

The Voyager 1602g pocket scanner is great for a variety of tablet based applications:

  • Fixed point-of-sale
  • Mobile point-of-sale
  • Inventory Management
  • Backroom/Stockroom
  • In-store customer engagement
  • Non-retail scanning applications such as Salesforce automation

Features and Benefits:

  • Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Enjoy wireless freedom of movement up to 10 meters (33 feet)
  • Omnidirectional 1D and 2D barcode scanning options
  • Capable of reading barcodes off smartphones.

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanner needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Get on Track with AirTrack S1: The All Purpose Scanner

Posted December 18, 2017

s1When it comes to a simple all purpose scanner, the Airtrack S1 is the ideal imager scanner for your everyday use.

The S1 is a great scanner for retail, warehouse, logistics, healthcare, and most industry applications. It has a small, lightweight, and ergonomic design that is accommodating to high daily usage. The S1 imager offers an excellent reading performance on most 1D barcodes and features a wide scanning angle with an extended scanning line which is perfect for capturing longer and wider barcodes. It also comes with a universal stand and cable for your out of the box solution providing maximum performance in a value priced reader.

Features:

  • Wide angle scanning
  • Laser- thin extended scan line
  • Green spot technology for good read feedback
  • IP42 water and particulate sealing rating
  • Withstands repeated drops from 5 feet onto concrete surface

To protect your scanner, be sure to purchase the BCI and Airtrack service contracts which includes a comprehensive 5 year protection with 5 day exchange, Tier 1 and Tier 2 Helpdesk support, RMA Triage, and pre/post repair inspection. The service contracts protects your technology investment and lower the total cost of ownership in the long run.

Feel free to check out Airtrack’s technology portfolio of scanners, label printers, and supplies. Airtrack technology provides industry- leading capabilities at highly competitive price points and fully backed by robust warranty service.

For any questions or a quote on any scanners please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Honeywell’s Granit Series are an Industrial Grade Series of Scanners

Posted December 5, 2017

When it comes to Honeywell’s Granit Series there are no shortage of options for the worlds many needs. The industrial grade series of scanners are built to withstand the varied demands of harsh working environments. Incorporating the Granit housing that has long set the standard for scanner reliability, the Granit Series of scanners come with an IP65 rating and are built to survive 5,000 tumbles from 3.2 ft (1 m) and 50 drops to concrete from 6.5 ft (2 m).

1280iFirst up is the Granit 1280i, a wired laser scanner that can read barcodes as far as 54 ft (16.5 m) or as close as 3.5 in (8.9 cm). Designed to read virtually all linear barcodes across a wide depth of field from poor quality 7.5 mil paper coders to 100 mil retro-reflective codes and anything in between. The 1280i comes with bright LEDs, enhanced beeper volume, and a vibrating tactile response to overcome poor lighting conditions and loud machinery.

1920iNext is the Granit 1920i an area imaging scanner that captures virtually any direct park mark with ease, along with the standard 1D and 2D barcodes on printed labels. The scanner works by a highly innovative lighting system that allows the imager to optimally illuminate marks of any type and on any surface. The low angle direct lighting provides the uniform illumination required for dot peen and laser-etched marks. An integrated diffuser delivers the soft, indirect light required for marks on shiny, round, or otherwise highly reflective surfaces.

granit-1911iUp next are the Granit 1910i and the Granit 1911i a set of, wired and wireless respectively, area imaging scanners for demanding arm’s length scanning of 1D and 2D barcodes. Both come with TotalFreedom area-imaging development platform that enables the loading and linking of multiple applications to enhance image decoding, data formatting, and image processing; making the need for host system modifications obsolete. They can scan 20 mil linear codes out to 29.5 in (75 cm) without sacrificing performance on 2D codes. The 1911i has a long-lasting Lithium Ion battery that powers up to 50,000 scans per full charge.

1980i-1981iLastly are the Granit 1980i and the Granit 1981i a set of, wired and wireless respectively, area imaging scanners that are capable of reading 1D and 2D barcodes from as close as 6 in (15 cm) up to 50 ft (15 m). With an integrated laser pointer aiming system with auto-illumination, omnidirectional reading capability, and support for centering – users will be able to take the guesswork out of scanning at extended ranges. They can scan low density 100 mil codes at long range and high density 2 mil codes at close range.

For any questions or a quote on any of your Scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Infographic: Honeywell’s Battery Free Barcode Scanners

Posted October 5, 2017

Honeywell’s Voyager 1202g-bf and Xenon 1902g-bf both incorporate the latest in battery-free technology, all while offering the freedom of Bluetooth wireless technology and without the long recharge time associated with traditional batteries. Both Scanners deliver aggressive barcode scanning performance even on poor quality or damaged barcodes.

The Voyager 1202g-bf Bluetooth technology allows the user the freedom to move around up to 33 feet away from the base in the right environment. It’s an ideal scanner for applications where occasional wireless scanning is a need. Voyager is a plug-and-play scanner that features a multi-interface design with automatic interface detection.

The Xenon 1902g-bf offers fast and accurate scanning from up to 33 feet away from the base without the recharge time, expense, and environmental impact of a battery. An ideal scanner for applications centered around POS, workstations, and counters.
Honeywell - Battery free barcode scanners


Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) Mandate

Posted October 2, 2017

healthcare-2dWhat you need to know?

On November 27, 2013, Congress enacted the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), which includes the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The DSCSA outlines steps to build an electronic system to identify, track and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed in the United States. This legislation was enacted in order to transform the pharmaceutical supply chain through serialization and improve patient safety.

Manufacturers, wholesalers, re-packagers and pharmacies have been required to implement lot-level management since 2015. Starting in November 2017, phase II of the DSCSA implementation requires manufacturers and re-packagers to serialize packages of drug products using a GS1 product identifier (either GTIN or NDC), serial number, lot number and expiration date, and embed this information into a 2D Datamatrix barcode. In November 2019, wholesalers must accept only serialized products and must verify unique product identifiers. By November 2020, pharmacists must meet the same requirements. Lastly, by November 2023, all information will be required to be made available that would allow supply chain partners to trace the ownership back to the initial manufacturer or re-packager.

What does a DSCSA solution do?

Our DSCSA hardware and software solution is focused on developing a traceability solution that incorporates transaction management, repository of historical snapshots of data for retrieval, and detects exceptions and provides easy to use visibility to traceability data in a matter of seconds.

What are the benefits of DSCSA?

Besides being in compliance, patients and supply chain companies are able to take advantage of the benefits of DSCSA, such as:

  • Improved patient safety and care
  • Compliance with serialization requirements helps move the industry ahead with better traceability and accountability for the origin, chain of custody, delivery, and availability of authentic, original prescription drugs
  • Improved accessibility to patients for the drugs they need and assurance that they are exactly the drugs prescribed by their physicians
  • Reduction of counterfeit drugs by having serialized identifiers
  • Maintaining profits for the industry providers against counterfeit products
  • Enables quick and accurate recalls of drugs, if needed
  • Increased efficiency throughout the supply chain by optimizing inventory tracking through serialization

What do I need to be in compliance?

Converting manufacturing lines from lot-based to unit-based serialization represents an investment in software and hardware. Barcode scanners and barcode label printers are a necessity to print and scan a GS1 2D Datamatrix barcode label. Wireless networking is an option for manufacturers looking to future-proof their operations. While all facilities present different challenges, service providers like Barcodes, Inc. can provide a consultation to ensure all the technology is identified and implemented in accordance to compliance regulations.

While the deadline remains the same, the FDA has issued a one year reprieve, meaning that the agency will not take action against manufacturers who do not affix or imprint the product identifier to their packages until after November 26, 2018.

To learn more about the DSCSA drug tracing mandate or to get a free consultation on a drug tracing hardware and software solution, reach out to one of our Barcodes, Inc. representatives.


A Royal Point of Sale System

Posted September 27, 2017

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Challenge

Royal Caribbean International is known for driving innovation at sea and has continuously redefined cruise vacationing since its launch in 1969. Each successive class of ships is an architectural marvel and pushes the envelope of what is possible on a cruise ship. Onboard, the global cruise line has debuted countless industry “firsts” – such as rock climbing, ice skating and surfing at sea – to capture the imagination of families and adventurous vacationers alike. Throughout, guests sail on exciting itineraries to some of the world’s most popular destinations and enjoy Royal Caribbean’s friendly and engaging service.

While delivering innovative entertainment onboard their luxury cruise ships, they required their various restaurants, shops, and bars to process point of sale payments for their customers looking to indulge in food, entertainment, and shopping. They wanted to deliver a quick, seamless and positive point of sale experience for their customers.

Analysis

Royal Caribbean sought a point of sale hardware system that would meet their customer experience demands and be compatible with their point of sale software solution. They sought a bundle that included receipt printers, touchscreens, and barcode scanners for their various restaurants, shops and entertainment facilities. Additionally, they wanted a kitchen receipt printer to meet the demanding requirements of a busy restaurant without sacrificing performance.

Solution

To provide an appropriate solution, Barcodes, Inc. worked closely with Royal Caribbean to test the compatibility between the hardware and software. Barcodes selected the Epson TM-T88V, an industry-leading point of sale receipt printer that offers fast printing, best-in-class reliability, and ease-of-use features. The TM-T88V is also ENERGY STAR qualified and offers print options that reduce paper usage up to 30 percent. Combined with the ELO 1523L touchscreen monitor and Zebra DS4308 barcode scanner, it was the ideal point of sale hardware bundle that Royal Caribbean required to run their point of sale operations effectively.

For the restaurant setting, Barcodes recommended the Epson TM-U220B, a high-speed throughput kitchen receipt printer that allowed customer receipts and kitchen orders to print faster than any other device. The TM- U220B comes equipped with an auto-cutter, which slices a clean edge, leaving a small portion of the receipt uncut so that they are still barely attached – ideal for printing duplicate receipts such as credit card receipts or gift receipts. 

Results

The point of sale system that was delivered by Barcodes was easily deployed to the 40+ cruise ships and easily adopted by the employees aboard each of these ships.

Since purchasing the point of sale systems from Barcodes, Inc., Royal Caribbean has seen an uptick in productivity, quicker turnaround times on sales and kitchen orders, and a decrease in wait times for customers in line.

Royal Caribbean now has the peace of mind that every point of sale experience is first-class and can keep the line moving in order to increase revenue streams while keeping their customers happy.

For all of your point of sale needs, contact Barcodes, Inc. at 1-800-351-9962.


Introducing the RS-2006 from Opticon

Posted September 15, 2017

rs-2006The RS-2006 is one of the smallest and lightest ring scanners on the market, coming in at 1.5 ounces including the battery, holder, and strap. Due to its small and lightweight design, the RS-2006 makes for a comfortable ring scanner all the while allowing your workforce to quickly and safely scan barcodes. The RS-2006 Bluetooth Ring Scanner enables transportation, warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and retail organizations to easily and quickly integrate hands-free barcode scanning into various applications including receiving, picking, put-away, loading, sorting, replenishment, inventory management, parts tracking, and shipping.

Opticon’s new scanner is designed for the user to either be left-handed or right-handed. The RS-2006 also consists of a modified Opticon OPN-2006 Bluetooth barcode scanner integrated into an ergonomic holder that features an adjustable finger strap. The OPN-2006 can always be disconnected from the strap and be used as a stand-alone if the need arises.

The RS-2006 Features:

  • Smallest and lightest ring scanner on the market. (1.5 oz. including battery, holder and strap)
  • Price point makes real-time barcode scanning with an Android, iOS or Windows host devices affordable
  • Simple Bluetooth pairing and hands-free barcode scanning
  • Supports Bluetooth 4.0 and HID and SPP Bluetooth profiles for added flexibility
  • Ready-to-go out of the box, just pair it with your device
  • High speed 100 scans/second laser barcode scanner
  • Free SDK allows customized scanning behavior
  • Durable: IP42 rating against dust and moisture, survives multiple 5′ drops to concrete
  • USB rechargeable, high capacity Lithium-Ion battery
  • Two year warranty

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Zebra’s Companion Scanners the CS3000 Series

Posted August 11, 2017

cs3000-zebraThe CS3000 series are an affordable, small, and easy to use set of barcode scanners. These Zebra scanners have two operational modes, Batch and Real Time. The CS3000’s Batch mode allows you to scan barcodes and upload the time and date stamped data at the end of a shift to document the accurate completion of activities. The CS3070 comes with the Batch mode as well as a Real-Time mode; with this Bluetooth enabled scanner you can be paired virtually with any existing smartphone, allowing you to easily scan items for a variety of applications like deliveries or in a retail establishment.

With the integrated SE955 scan engine, the CS3000 Series scanners continues to deliver Zebra’s world-renowned scanning quality and reliability. The wide working range provides extraordinary application flexibility, allowing you to capture barcodes from near contact to as far as 45 inches (114.3 cm) away. An aggressive performance enables the capture of even damaged and poor quality barcodes. A large memory capacity allows you to capture over a million barcodes giving you ample support for even the largest batch operations.

Features:

  • Flexible mobile 1-D laser scanner: A mobile bar code scanner with two modes of operation: batch for uploading data to a host at a later time or real-time capture and transmission to a host application via a wireless Bluetooth connection to smartphones, PDAs and laptops
  • Long battery life: A 24-hour batch/12-hour Bluetooth mode battery life insures well over single shift scanning performance on a charge
  • Simple two button design: Easy to hold and use; almost no training required
  • Small and lightweight: Fits in a pocket or on a neck lanyard and weighs only 2.45 oz./70 gm
  • Easy to integrate with a host device: Batch USB connectivity or wireless Bluetooth enables compatibility with virtually any host device
  • 512 MB non-volatile memory: Provides the capacity to store over a million scans and ensures the data is retained — ideal for virtually any batch operation
  • Superior scanning performance: Easy and intuitive to use – just point, click and scan; enables easy capture of even dirty, damaged and poor quality bar codes

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Trigger Mode on Honeywell Barcode Scanners

Posted July 31, 2017

Trigger Toggle mode is a newer feature that lets you quickly hit the trigger on your Honeywell Xenon 1900/1902 two or three times to temporarily put the scanner into either imaging mode, cell phone read mode, or centering mode. Here is where you’d use this feature.

Example 1:  If your application occasionally involves scanning digital barcodes.  Cell phone read mode can slow down your scanner a little when scanning non-digital barcodes. “Click, click” and you’ve temporarily turned on cell phone read mode to quickly read that digital barcode.

Example 2:  Or maybe you love the broad view of your Honeywell Xenon, but you have one barcode that you have to scan that’s bunched together with other barcodes that you don’t want to scan.  “Click, click” (activate centering mode) and you’ve temporarily narrowed your scanner’s field of view to hit that one barcode you need in the bunch.

Here is how it works.

1. Scan the barcode of the desired toggle mode:
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2. Set the number of triggers required to activate the Trigger Toggle Mode:

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If you’d prefer, you can then set the trigger timing (how fast you need to hit the trigger) if the default of 400ms doesn’t work for you.  See User’s Guide for Trigger Timing barcode and instructions. And you can set the Trigger Toggle Timeout (time period before reverting back to regular scan mode) if the default of five seconds doesn’t work for you.  See User’s Guide for details.

For assistance with setting this up, contact your Barcodes, Inc. Account Manager or reach out to our Professional Services Team.


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