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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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How to Pair the Unitech MS830 with your iPhone

Posted March 20, 2013

While your iPhone can use it’s internal camera as a barcode scanner, these apps can have issues working with other applications and the camera is not the fastest or most aggressive reader. For businesses that require regular scanning throughout the day and want to use iPhones, a dedicated scanner like the Unitech MS830 is the perfect solution! Scan faster and more easily into any application.

The MS830 is very easy to pair with your iPhone and any app by following these simple steps.


Datalogic’s New Powerscan PD9500 Area Imager Family

Posted March 13, 2013

The PowerScan 9500 family of imagers represent the new 2D handheld area imagers with rugged mechanics for industrial applications. This new PowerScan imager is a blend of the Datalogic experience with optical systems, hardware architecture, mechanical design and decoding software. An intuitive and effortless scanning experience is the target of the 9500 family. It combines omnidirectional reading capabilities, which is typical in all area imaging scanners, with outstanding optical characteristics.

In addition, the PowerScan PD9500 area imager includes Datalogic’s latest decoding software that guarantees snappy reading in any condition and environment. The result is a scanner with exceptional performances in terms of snappiness and depth-of-field on any kind of bar code, regardless of the orientation, from contact to over 1.0 m / 3.3 ft, depending on the bar code resolution.

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CipherLab’s Newest Linear Imager Scanner

Posted February 25, 2013

CipherLab has announced the introduction of the newest addition to the 1600 series – 1663 linear imager scanner. This pocket-sized scanner is equipped with IP42 rating and 1.5 m drop resistance that ensures its ruggedness and reliability. Moreover, it includes outstanding capability to read high density barcodes up to 3 mil resolution.

1663 linear imager scanner includes a 20 m Bluetooth working range which can pair with your PDAs or Smartphones and enlarge the working scope from the host. It also allows users to increase productivity by offering an ample 4 MB memory, storing up to 240,000 scans under batch mode. Users do not have to worry about working out of Bluetooth range with its 10 KB buffer memory which stores about 600 scans. You will also enjoy Time Stamp which can accurately keep track of the exact time and date of every barcode read for better data analysis.

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