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Scanning One Barcode Within a Bunch

Posted April 3, 2017

To make sure you scan the intended barcode when a bunch of barcodes are bunched together – you have Aimer Delay (coupled with Centering) and you have CodeGate (coupled with Centering) – which we have discussed.  There is another scanner feature that addresses this problem – “Laser Aimer – Scanning Duration”.  It’s a feature in the Honeywell Granit 1280i User Guide, but it also works with other Honeywell area imagers – the Xenon and the other Granit Series.

Here is how this feature works once the feature is turned on:

  • Pull the trigger 1x.  The aimer turns on for X number of seconds which you preprogrammed when turning on the feature
  • It will also scan if you have it aimed at a barcode.
  • If it’s not aimed at a barcode it will give you X seconds to aim the scanner & pull the trigger before the aimer turns off.

Here is a one minute video that demonstrates what I tried to explain:   https://vimeo.com/209922345

You really need to test this!  It’s awesome.  Here are the directions for testing it.

  1. Scan the below barcode

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  1. Then go to the back of the Honeywell Xenon/Granit User Guide – page 264 (Programming Chart) – and scan 5000 (5 seconds).
  2. Then on page 265 scan “Save”.

Xplore’s New Camera Software for Bobcat and XC6 Rugged Tablets

Posted January 27, 2015

Xplore Technologies has announced their new Xplore xCapture Pro camera software for their Bobcat and XC6 Windows-based tablets. The new camera software provides end users with photo editing, geo tagging and enhanced barcode scanning functionality. The addition of xCapture Pro as an integrated tool for the Bobcat and XC6 reduces the need for additional devices in the field and offers functionality to enhance the productivity of mobile workforces.

Xplore xCapture Pro is an ideal enterprise solution for field service, asset management, inventory management or occasional scanning of barcodes. The software is also beneficial for users who may need to know the time and location for when and where a photo was taken, such as a field service technician or insurance adjustor who wants to document an event or condition. They can also use the software to simply edit a photo or make notes on the image.

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Quiet Logistics Improves Data Collection with BarcodesInc and Honeywell’s SL22 iPod Scanner Case

Posted August 4, 2014

Quiet Logistics, an eCommerce fulfillment provider of choice for leading brands and e-tailers, was looking for a solution to improve the efficiency of data collection in their warehouse by utilizing a cost effective mobile device like the Apple iPod. One of the main obstacles they faced was finding a way to add accurate barcode scanning to the iPods while also protecting them from everyday handling and use.

BarcodesInc provided a solution utilizing the Honeywell Captuvo SL22 ipod barcode scanner case to help Quiet Logistics attain the same level of performance and reliability they provide their own customers without the costs involved with dedicated rugged mobile computers.

For assistance finding the right data collection solution for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Disney Makes a Game out of Working in a Grocery Store: Barcode Scanning for Fun

Posted July 18, 2014

159f0d5c-5396-468f-80c4-4da6869b66c5Ever worked as a check-out clerk in a grocery store?

Disney’s Checkout Challenge for Windows mobile devices captures the experience in a very convincing way. In this fast paced game you collect groceries and scan them in as quickly and accurately as possible for the highest score. Start training to improve your barcode scanning skills to become Checkout Chairman!

The app is currently available through the Windows Phone Store.


Apple iOS 8 keyboard update allows for system-wide barcode scanning

Posted June 5, 2014

Apple unveiled dozens of new features in its upcoming iOS 8 operating system for iPhone, iPods and iPads at their World Wide Developer Conference on Monday.

Of particular interest to those who use iOS devices for light inventory management or asset tracking is the support for custom 3rd party keyboards.

Android has supported 3rd party keyboards for years, but the feature is new to iOS. Third party keyboards are commonly used to offer different ways of entering text, by swiping, for example.

Custom keyboards can be used for more than just typing. They can also be developed with a new “scan” button that, when tapped, uses the camera to scan a barcode and enter the text or numbers from that barcode anywhere you can type: web pages, email, other apps, etc.

Custom 3rd Party iOS 8 keyboard


Cognex Software Update Expands Options for DataMan Readers

Posted March 6, 2014

Cognex DataMan 300 ScannerCognex announced its DataMan 5.2 software release with expanded tuning and scripting capability as well as a new test mode for its popular DataMan 300 and 503 series of barcode readers. The new software significantly increases read rates by decoding lower resolution 1-D codes and extending intelligent tuning capabilities to all symbologies, including Aztec, MaxiCode and PDF417. The software release includes the high-performance Hotbars algorithm, which handles both 1-D and PDF417 barcodes.

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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.


Mercedes-Benz Adds Quick Response QR Codes to Help Save Car Crash Victims

Posted May 31, 2013

When every second counts: with a small yet effective innovation, Mercedes-Benz wants to make the rescue of accident victims safer and swifter. Using a QR code, which can be read by smartphones and tablets, placed on Mercedes-Benz cars, will provide a rescue map for every vehicle type, which can be shown on the device’s display. This chart contains all the information necessary to rescue any injured occupants quickly.

This Mercedes-Benz innovation makes use of the rescue sheets developed by the ADAC, the German Automobile Association, and which are already provided by all automakers for every one of their vehicle models. The sheets show firefighters, police and paramedics the design details they need to know in order to use the rescue shears effectively, for example. The rescue sheet, specific for each vehicle type, also informs about the location of the airbags, the battery, the tanks, electric cables, high-pressure cylinders and other components – in the case of hybrid models the location of the additional batteries and high-voltage cables, too. This information can save lives, because in an emergency every action counts and every second is precious.

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The Quickscan I Scanner Streamlines the Blood Donation Process in Russia

Posted April 25, 2013

Datalogic QuickScan I QD2100 Barcode ScannerThe National Blood Service in Russia assures the supply of high quality blood to medical institutions. This public entity coordinates blood centers all over Russia, making sure the blood donation process, including transportation and storage, is performed correctly. In addition, it assures the proper use of blood components and preparations.

The Challenge
One important part of the blood donation process is collecting data about the donor. The medical assistant must enter pertinent information about the donor and the quantity and quality of the blood collected in an electronic database. In the past, each region of Russia handled its territory’s database separately from the others. However, to assure quality control throughout the country, the National Blood Service determined that these records should be available to all regions. An automated system needed to be created in order to allow the entire work cycle to be kept under control.

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The UPC Barcode – The Most Scanned Barcode in the World

Posted April 24, 2013

In has been 40 years now since a group of grocery store executives collectively decided to help unify product identification with the use of a barcode. No one would have know at that time that a simple set of black and white lines would become one of the most important technologies for trade in the 20th century.

The Universal Product Code (UPC) was the first movement to a standardized tool that every manufacturer and retailer could use to easily track products, maintain inventory better, and help speed up check-out lanes at the point of sale. The humble UPC hasn’t changed much since its creation in April 1973 but continues to provide an easy and efficient means to manage any product throughout its life cycle.

To better illustrate the UPC bar code’s extensive use and importance, Brussels-based nonprofit GS1, which maintains international UPC standards, has posted an online ticker to count the number of bar codes scanned around the world each day. According to GS1, the average number of daily scans clocks in at more than 5 billion! To think all this started with the first scan of a 10-pack of Juicy Fruit gum at a Marsh Supermarket in Troy, OH in 1974.

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