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New Barcode Workflows for Nurses

Posted February 23, 2015

2015-0210A creative group of nurses are helping Honeywell uncover better ways to use barcode printers and scanners at the bedside. In the past, it was common to see barcode scanners mounted on workstation-on-wheel (WoW) carts behind the display and out of the way. It made perfect sense at a time when reading barcodes was a new and relatively uncommon task. Today, the frequency of reading barcodes at the bedside has dramatically increased and—with Meaningful Use Stage 2—this trend will continue. Nurses using Honeywell’s Xenon cordless barcode scanner quickly discovered that mounting it in an elevated, forward-facing orientation allowed them to fully benefit from the scanner’s “presentation mode” feature. Just like the built-in scanners found at the grocery store, presentation mode scanning is faster because it eliminates the need to squeeze the trigger, and frees up the second hand for quickly handling items.

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Datalogic’s New Heron HD3100 Linear Imager

Posted February 12, 2015

hd3100Datalogic has announced the release of the new Heron HD3100 linear imager which will be replacing the current Heron entry-level reader while providing a totally new concept around POS checkout applications in the specialty retail market.

By inheriting the worldwide success of the Heron reader which is the all-time best selling handheld Datalogic product, the new Heron HD3100 imager goes beyond a simple scanning experience. It also introduces new and distinctive features bringing the POS checkout to a whole new level.

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Store Clerk Defends Himself Against Robber With Barcode Scanner

Posted February 6, 2015

FamilyMart-Convenience-storeThe uses for a barcode scanner may be quite varied but being used as a weapon to defend your business against a robber has got to be the most daring of all.

This story starts at a Family Mart convenience store in Osaka, Japan at 4am when a young male in his 20’s comes in and asks the 41-year-old clerk for a pack of cigarettes. According to the clerk’s statement, while he was behind the register scanning the barcode on the cigarette pack, the customer pulled out a knife and a bag. The customer-turn-robber threatened the clerk with the knife and demanded the money from the register be emptied into the bag.

While Japan is a very safe country with almost no gun usage, larger cities do have instances of robbery and theft most commonly with the use of a knife.

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Honeywell Announces Three New Series of Voyager Barcode Scanners

Posted January 15, 2015

New Honeywell voyager barcode scannersHoneywell has unveiled an innovative new suite of Voyager scanners, designed to empower retailers to better connect with customers and minimize checkout time, at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show opening.

Enriching the Customer Experience: Scanners Drive Efficiency at POS and Beyond
Extending Honeywell’s leadership in engineering scanning solutions for the world’s leading retailers, the four new Voyager scanners are designed with the future of retail in mind, helping to reduce checkout time, speed up loyalty program enrollment and age verification, and unlock the full potential of the customer’s mobile shopping experience. The new solutions include: Continue reading »


Code Launches New CR5000 Presentation Scanner

Posted January 14, 2015

cr5000Code has announced the launch of their new Code Reader 5000 (CR5000) at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention. This high-performance barcode reader improves retail operations by streamlining data collection with breakthrough technology.

Built for versatility, the CR5000 is a compact, durable presentation barcode reader with flexible decoding capabilities. With a wide field of view and patented dual-field optics, it quickly reads 1D, 2D and postal barcodes from a variety of surfaces, including food packages, driver licenses, and mobile phone screens. An array of communication options extends the flexibility of the CR5000 by making it easy to interface with a wide range of hosts, including mobile POS devices.

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Datalogic Teases New Product Update

Posted November 26, 2014

It isn’t clear exactly what the new product update will be from the video below but given Datalogic’s current  line of high performance barcode scanners, it’ll be something special.


Musical Barcode Tattoos

Posted October 17, 2014

We’ve seen a lot of interesting applications for barcodes but this might be one of the most interesting uses. In the video below you can see how artist Dmitry Morozov took his  8″ x 3″ barcode tattoo and turned it into music.  He modded a scanner with two black-line sensors, a stepper motor, and a Nintendo Wii remote to ‘read’ his tattoo and convert it into sound. The length of each bar dictates the duration of the sound and if he moves his arm, the Wii’s accelerometer detects the shift and distorts the tone. Definitely one of the most experimental uses of barcodes in art we’ve come across.


Finding the Right Barcode Scanner – What Makes Them Different?

Posted October 15, 2014

Photo of Motorola DS4208Selecting a barcode scanner may seem like a simple enough task at first glance but given the range of barcodes and how they are used today, it can quickly become a challenge to find the right one.  Most scanners today are more than capable of reading well printed barcodes on a typical paper label. That said, uses for barcodes have expanded well beyond basic labels and many specialized scanners are available to meet the needs of specific applications. In the following we’ll cover some key features to consider when trying to select the best fit scanner for your needs.

1D or 2D – Printed or Electronic

Probably the most crucial first step in selecting a scanner is determining what kind of barcodes you will be reading. The traditional picket fence style 1D barcodes are still the most commonly used and are often printed on a label but you will find the use of 2D matrix style codes much more common today. Likewise, you may not just be reading barcodes on a printed label as more applications are embracing scanning off of smartphone screens or from codes directly etched/molded into a product.  In the case of simple 1D barcodes on a label, your standard laser of linear imager will readily meet your needs. For 2D barcodes or applications reading from not printed surfaces, a full 2D imager will be needed to properly scan the code. 2D imagers are more costly but their main advantage is that they can essentially omnidirectionally read any barcode from almost any surface.

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Ensure Scanning Flexibility with the 2D Upgradable Honeywell Voyager 1400g

Posted September 29, 2014

Honeywell 1400g ScannerWhy should you have to choose between buying a 1D scanner today and risk replacing it with a 2D scanner in a few years, or paying more for a 2D scanner today when you may never need to read 2D? Start out with 1D performance at 1D pricing and upgrade to what you need, when you need it, for much less than purchasing a new scanner.

Built on the platform of Honeywell’s world-renowned Voyager series of hand-held linear scanners, the Voyager 1400g delivers omnidirectional reading of linear bar codes, plus the ability to affordably upgrade the device license to enable PDF and 2D bar code scanning—at the time of purchase or as scanning needs evolve. Performing at speeds that are comparable to laser-based scanners, the versatile and reliable Voyager 1400g can be customized to meet current and future scanning needs, lowering the total cost of ownership.

For assistance finding the right Honeywell scanner for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Motorola’s New Symbol DS4308 2D Imager Series

Posted September 16, 2014

ds4308Motorola’s new lightweight Symbol DS4308 2D imagers provide the ergonomics, flexibility and advanced performance necessary to comfortably scan bar codes nearer and farther than any other scanner in its class. The DS4308 leverages Motorola’s most advanced imaging engine to quickly capture virtually any bar code – whether it is a high-density bar code on merchandise, displayed on the screen of a mobile phone, or printed on paper and damaged, scratched or dirty. Green and red light indicators can also be mixed and matched with audio to provide scanning feedback in any environment whether it is a noisy manufacturing production line or a quiet hospital room.

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