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Intermec Scanner Type Reference Guide

Posted June 4, 2013

Intermec Scan Engine GuideWith all the advances in scanner technology, there are more options than ever for the type of scan engines  you can get in a handheld scanner and mobile computer. Application needs are always key when deciding on the right one but when you have multiple laser and imager options it can be a challenge to know which one really is best.

Being a leading manufacturer of scanners and mobile computers, Intermec offers 8 different type of scan engines in their products.  The included chart to the right is a quick and easy to use guide to the different scan engines they have. A range of specifications are provided as well as a the types of codes each engine can read, their unique strengths, and what products they are available in.

For more assistance finding the right Intermec product for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Top Motorola Scanners – Infographic

Posted May 6, 2013

Motorola is a leading manufacturer of scanners, mobile computers, RFID readers, and wireless infrastructure in the Auto-ID industry. It would be hard to imagine what the world of barcoding would be like without the range of products and development Motorola has provided.

With a wide selection of products it can be a challenge to sort out the differences between them all. This infographic is a great overview of the Motorola handheld scanner line and covers general use, healthcare, and industrial application models. For additional assistance finding the right Motorola scanner for your application, contact us at BarcodesInc,

Top Motorola Scanners


Square Register Now Supports Bluetooth Barcode Scanners

Posted April 30, 2013

Square has become a leading provider in mobile payment from the convenience of your iPhone or iPad. What started as a simple payment processing app is now a full functioning mobile POS software with Square Register.

The recent update to version 3.0 opens up a range a new features including support for barcode scanners that communicate via Bluetooth. With the right scanner paired to your iOS device, you can quickly and accurately scan product codes into Square for an even better customer experience.

Currently, the supported bluetooth scanner that works with Square is from the Socket CHS series:

For assistance finding the right scanner for your mobile application, contact us at BarcodesInc.


New Spring Colors for the Socket 7Ci Apple Certified Barcode Scanner

Posted April 29, 2013

2013-04-29_0933Socket Mobile has announced the upcoming availability of a spring color collection of the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) 7Ci, a small and sleek wireless barcode scanner for the Apple iPad , iPad mini, iPhone and iPod touch. The vibrant  new barcode scanners — available in red, yellow and blue — enable businesses to enhance corporate branding in retail point-of-sale (POS), field sales and service, and other customer facing applications.

Chosen by global POS leaders and independent developers alike for their mobile POS solutions, the Socket CHS 7Ci is Socket Mobile’s most popular and lowest-cost barcode scanner. Besides enhancing retail branding, the new colors make the scanners easy to find in store aisles or other busy work environments, enable developers to bundle a cohesive hardware and software solution, and allow personalization of devices among users. The scanners also support Android, BlackBerry and Windows devices.

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Barcode Hair?

Posted April 26, 2013

While barcodes are a crucial tool for trade and commerce, they have also sneaked their way into cultural norms as well. From being used as props in sci-fi films to barcode tattoos, the humble barcode has become such a commonplace item that it is only natural it has become an object of popular culture.

Probably one of the funniest uses of the term barcode comes from Japan. “Barcode hair” is a commonly used term to describe a balding gentleman that comes over his hair. As you  can see in the image, barcode is the first thing to come to mind. Not the most endearing term but definitely descriptive.

I wonder if a 2D imager could read this?


Top Intermec Barcode Scanners

Posted April 16, 2013

Intermec has been a leader in data capture technology for over 40 years now and provides scanning solutions for every business size and type. From batch collectors to 2D Imagers, they have a scanner to fit any application requirement. With a focus on reliability and high performance, you can always count on Intermec scanners.

This infographic is a great overview of the current line of Intermec scanners and will help clarify the functionality and best use cases for each.


Sinai Hospital Implements Datalogic Gryphon Scanners at the Point-of-Care

Posted April 10, 2013

Finding the right scanner for such demanding environments like hospitals can be a real challenge.  Healthcare applications require a durable device that can handle daily cleaning with bleach and other disinfectants while improving the quality of patient care with accurate/reliable scanning.

This video highlights how the Datalogic Gryphon-HC scanner was the perfect fit for Sinai Hospital with it’s disinfectant-ready housing  treated with antimicrobial additives. Along with it’s aggressive 2D scanning capabilities, the Gryphon-HC easily fulfilled all the hospital’s requirements at the point-of-care.


The Datalogic Gryphon: The Ideal Scanner for Healthcare

Posted March 28, 2013

Datalogic Gryphon I GD4100-HC Barcode ScannerDatalogic’s Gryphon Healthcare (HC) product series is specifically developed for healthcare applications with Disinfectant-Ready enclosures treated with Anti-Microbial additives which are designed to withstand daily cleaning with harsh disinfectant solutions.  The new BPOC (Bedside Point-of-Care) models are specifically configured plug-and-play kits designed to interface with Cerner, Meditech, Epic, and McKesson applications. The Gryphon is the perfect solution for any Healthcare environment.

The Gryphon comes in 3 versions to fit any application need: corded(USB and Serial), Bluetooth, or Star Radio(910 Mhz) models.

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Code Announces Fully Integrated Wi-Fi Imaged-Based Bar Code Reader

Posted March 25, 2013

Code announced plans to launch its newest offering; a fully integrated Wi-Fi image based bar code reader this spring. The technology will be added to the existing Code Reader 2600 (CR2600), which raised the industry bar for image based decoding and omnidirectional reading of both 1D and 2D bar codes when it launched in the fall of 2012. Garrett Russell, vice-president of marketing at Code stressed the clear benefits to users: “With the introduction of Code Wi-Fi readers, companies now have a long range option for added mobility, increased security and greater profitability”.

The Code Reader 2600 available in Bluetooth and now Wi-Fi versions give users the flexibility to select a mobile bar code reading solution that best fits their present and future needs. The Code Reader 2600 Wi-Fi version will allow businesses to increase coverage range that were once restricted to Bluetooth, enabling real-time communication over existing Wi-Fi networks.

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Barcode and POS News Resources

Posted March 21, 2013

The worlds of Barcoding and Point of Sale are constantly evolving and changing to the needs of many types of businesses. Advances in technology and the need for mobility, constantly drive changes and advancements.

Keeping up with all the product updates, new solutions, and current innovations is no easy task. Luckily, there are a host of online resources from industry leaders and independent users we can put to use. In addition to this  site, these other resources are ideal for finding out about new scanners, mobile computers, and POS systems as well as different ways to implement them in your business.

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