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Barcodes Celebrates International Women’s Day

Posted March 8, 2019
Friday March 8th is International Women’s Day. The campaign theme for this year is #BalanceForBetter. Barcodes HQ is showing support by wearing purple today. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women- while also making a call to action for accelerating gender balance. So Barcodes is striking a pose to motivate others and amplifying via social media to support this positive influence for women everywhere! The future is exciting, let’s build a gender- balanced world!
Barcodes dress up in purple to celebrate International Women's Day

OCR Canada Ltd. Acquires QSG

Posted March 5, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

March 5, 2019

OCR Canada Ltd. and QSG Inc.  have approved a definitive agreement in which OCR Canada will acquire QSG effective March 5th, 2019.

Under the Barcodes Group, OCR Canada has seen incredible growth, continuing to be Canada’s leading value-added reseller.  Executive management is confident that this acquisition will allow OCR Canada to best serve the Canadian Market in its entirety, providing the best solutions and service available.

Dan Nettesheim, President & CEO of Barcodes Group, the parent company of OCR Canada, stated, “We are excited to add the talented individuals of QSG to the OCR Canada team. Together, we will serve the customers of QSG and bring forward the resources of a global company to meet their needs. This merger makes OCR Canada the leading solution provider of data capture and wireless technologies and services in Canada.”

Gilles Guadreault, CEO and Owner of QSG Canada, added, “We felt our customers would be best cared for by Barcodes Group’s OCR Canada team going forward. OCR Canada has an excellent reputation for putting the customer first, shipping on time, having deep technical resources and providing superb value-added services. I trust in Dan’s leadership to take the QSG business forward to reach its full potential.”

QSG:  
QSG is a Canadian specialty systems integrator focused on field and supply chain mobility.  A reseller of thermal printers and recognized as a Tier 1 provider in enterprise mobility solutions, specializing in complex projects and companies with a wide network of manufacturing plants and distribution centers. They were founded in 1995 under the name, Viascan and over the years we have merged with several companies including Étiquettes Uno, Lazertherm, Qdata and QSG. In 2016, by repurchasing their Canadian assets they became QSG Inc.

Barcodes Group:
Barcodes group, parent company of Barcodes, Inc. and OCR Canada, Ltd., headquartered in Chicago, IL and with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 25-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. The Company’s data capture products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile, people identification, and wireless networking devices, and integration and managed services enable customers to improve productivity and profitability in their businesses. Barcodes has partnered with Odyssey Investment Partners to leverage their private equity capital and experience to drive strategic growth.

For more information contact:

USA:

Lorna Maljia, Marketing Manager
lmalja@barcodesinc.com
Phone: 1-312-582-4893

OCR Canada:

Toll free: 1-800-853-7226 Phone: 1-905-475-5505
Fax: 1-905-475-0566 Email: info@ocr.ca
Address: 25 Royal Crest Court, Suite 100 Markham, Ontario, L3R 9X4, Canada
Eastern CanadaToll free: 1-877-853-7226 Hull, Québec, Canada; Montréal, Québec, Canada; Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Western CanadaToll free: 1-888-853-7226 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Barcodes Acquires the Ultimate ID Card Business in the UK

Posted February 19, 2019
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We are proud to announce the acquisition of Digital ID. Headquartered in Stockport, England, Digital ID is the largest ID card business in the UK. The global expansion opens the door for us to serve our global customer base across the UK and Europe. The recent acquisition combines AlphaCard Systems, a Portland based Barcodes Group company, and Digital ID, creating the world’s largest ID card company. We will leverage Digital ID’s strong access control, photo identification, and smart card technology capabilities to expand its breadth in their already robust ID business. We’ll help you learn everything you need to know about ID card systems, from how the printers work to the important advice when setting it up. You’ll be able to shop complete ID card systems designed for special industries including employee badge systems, school ID cards, for students and staff, retail membership cards, and more. The recent acquistion aligns with our strategic initiative to be a best-in-class platform and continue to grow into the largest global solution provider in barcode, mobile computing, RFID, and ID solutions. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and we will be happy to help.
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RACO is now Barcodes! See Customer Benefits Below.

Posted January 25, 2019

Customer Benefits

Barcodes is proud to announce RACO is now Barcodes! Please read our customer benefits below for more info! Feel free to also contact us if you have any questions!

Business as Usual
RACO’s rebrand to Barcodes simply means you have more resources and support at your disposal. You’ll continue to receive your industry leading sales and support staff. Aside from a new email address for your dedicated Account Manager, it is business as usual.

Customer Service
We are, first and foremost, customer-focused and measure our success by how well we deliver quality solutions that meet each customer’s unique needs. We dedicate an Account Executive or Account Manager to every managed account. Complete customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Integration Services
We have the largest professional services team in the industry. Our deployment and installation services manage device roll outs from cradle to grave. With a Midwest configuration office outside Minneapolis, MN and services offices across North America, we enable you to realize the full value of your technology through dedicated, efficient deployment management, full service onsite installation and training, and lifecycle support so that your teams have immediate and full use of their mission critical devices.

TrueSupport
This platinum support service provides you with guaranteed help desk access, technical support, and repair management. Our experienced TrueSupport teams maintain many industry certifications to help you triage device issues and manage the repair process for you.

Supplier Relationships
Barcodes holds premier partner relationships with all the top brands and has close working relationships with many of the OEM engineering teams. These relationships enable us to deliver inventory ahead of competitors, offer the best technologies available in the industry, provide quick fixes to device issues even if it requires engineering support, and offer competitive pricing for small to large projects while maintaining industry-leading service and support.

Digital Platform
Our customers have access to the most robust digital platform in the industry. Our online platform consists of our website for secure ordering, authorized team logins and special pricing, an online portal for returning and tracking devices in services, and asset management software to track assets.

Technical Knowledge
We have deep technical knowledge and industry certifications to help you design, deploy and support your barcoding, RFID and printing solutions.

Experience & Financial Stability
We started in 1994 as a barcode integrator and have grown every year since our founding. We have tens of thousands of active customers, from SMB’s to Fortune 100 clients. Our largest customer accounts for only a few percent of our revenues. We are one of the top 5 partners for all the key brands in barcoding and RFID and we are backed by a top-tier private equity fund with capital for investment.

RACO is now Barcodes- FAQs

Posted January 25, 2019

Customer FAQs

Barcodes is proud to announce RACO is now Barcodes! Please read our FAQs below for more info! Feel free to also contact us if you have any questions!

Q: Will the RACO contact information that I have continue to work?
A: The phone information will remain the same as you have now. The email addresses that you have will change to the @barcodesinc.com domain. It is okay if you don’t update to the new email address immediately. The old email address will forward to the new email address for long after this branding change. Emails received from Barcodes will be from the @barcodesinc.com email domain.

Q: Will we need a new W-9 from you?
A: No. The current W-9 is not affected by this branding change.

Q: Will payables made out to RACO Industries still work?
A: Yes. Payable information is not affected by this branding change.

Q: Are we required to have an updated Tax Exemption certificate as a result of this change?
A: No. The current Tax Exemption certificate is not affected by this branding change.

Q: If we need to update our supplier records, who should we contact?
A: The best contact for this information is your Barcodes account executive.

How to Reduce Downtime With Honeywell Consumables

Posted December 27, 2018

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Busy Season? Trying to improve operational efficiency? Increase productivity?

Think ahead! You don’t have time to wait on a label and with Honeywell printers and labels, you won’t have to. Honeywell’s consumables are designed with reliability on quality and print speed in their selection of printers.

Their selection of genuine labels, tags, receipts, and ribbons supports a wide range of barcode printing applications from mild to harsh environments. With all these consumables offered as stock options you can quickly replenish your label material during time in need.

You can also:

  1. Join our Sign Up & Save Program– If you know the amount of labels and ribbons you need every month, find out how you can save money on purchasing consumables from us in a weekly, monthly, or quarterly cycle.
  2. Use the right labels with the printer – avoid printer jams and won’t need to mess up new labels
  3. Stock up during busy season– purchase labels in bulk to avoid downtime when you’re in need.

Contact us and find out how you can save on your consumables, we can help you find the consumables you need and get you the efficiency you are looking for!

Tis’ the Season of Giving: Barcodes Donates to Chicago HOPES for Kids.

Posted December 21, 2018

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Barcodes would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! 

This year we have a lot to be grateful for so we are giving back to the community to spread some holiday cheers! 

We held a bake sale competition where all our teams are raising money for a specific charity and the team who sells the most baked goods wins! All the money raised will be donated to the winning team’s charity of choice. All baked goods were a dollar. All the teams have put in their best effort and got super competitive in raising money for their cause. Some teams even got creative and started promoting their baked goods with other incentives!

          

Our Central and Northeast team won! Their excitement and efforts have raised $129 as a team, the bake sale fund raised $583 and Barcodes will match this amount for a total of $1,166 that will be donated to the Chicago HOPES for Kids!!

Chicago HOPES for Kids is an organization that provides educational support for children living in Chicago’s homeless shelters. This donations will allow them to build a brand new library at a shelter for the kids. The library will also be named after Barcodes! 

We are so happy to be able to give back to our community, and we wish everyone have a Happy and Safe Holiday and a Happy New Year! 

From,
The Barcodes Team

P.S. Check out some of our pictures below ;)!

 

How to Reduce Downtime With Honeywell Consumables?

Posted December 11, 2018

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Busy Season? Trying to improve operational efficiency? Increase productivity?

Think ahead! You don’t have time to wait on a label and with Honeywell printers and labels, you won’t have to. Honeywell’s consumables are designed with reliability on quality and print speed in their selection of printers.

Their selection of genuine labels, tags, receipts, and ribbons supports a wide range of barcode printing applications from mild to harsh environments. With all these consumables offered as stock options you can quickly replenish your label material during time in need.

You can also:

  1. Join our Sign Up & Save Program– If you know the amount of labels and ribbons you need every month, find out how you can save money on purchasing consumables from us in a weekly, monthly, or quarterly cycle.
  2. Use the right labels with the printer – avoid printer jams and won’t need to mess up new labels
  3. Stock up during busy season– purchase labels in bulk to avoid downtime when you’re in need.

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Right now with the winter promo, you can enjoy 15% off your purchase on any online order and free 2-day shipping* with code SAVEON made at Barcodesinc.com through December 11,2018! Don’t wait around because this offer will not last.

Contact us and find out how you can save on your consumables, we can help you find the consumables you need and get you the efficiency you are looking for!

 

Exclusions apply: * Enjoy 15% OFF and free 2-day shipping on online orders made at Barcodesinc.com through December 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer valid on web pricing only. This offer does not apply to existing quotes. Offer valid in the US only. This offer is not valid on international orders. Certain product exclusions apply on supplies (ribbons/labels) and cash drawers. Online use only.

Maximize Productivity with Zebra’s New TC52 and TC57

Posted December 4, 2018

With the new powerful 2.2 GHz Snapdragon octa-core processor, Zebra’s TC52 and TC57 brings a faster and better performance compare to the original TC5 Series. All the workers will get the ultimate user experience, with the technology advancements that helps workers maximize productivity and minimize process cycle times.

The Zebra’s TC52 WLAN and TC57 WWAN goes beyond the barcode with features great for retail, warehouse management, transportation, mobility and field services. From the familiarity of Android device, employees can capture barcodes, labels, documents, signatures, and more with a single touch. This pocket size enterprise mobile computer allow workers to work on the go with enterprise apps and connectivity to increase efficiency in their daily operations.

Features:

  • Lightning fast capture of 1D and 2D barcodes
    with omni-directional scanning
  • Built to last IP 67 and IP65
  • Android for instant familiarity
  • PowerPrecision+ high capacity battery that
    delivers 14 hours of power
  • Complete cellular network flexibility with the TC57
  • Bluetooth 5.0 increase application performance with
    twice the speed and four times the range with less power
  • Easily manage access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) with
    restricted mode

You can also drive the capabilities of these mobile computers to improve operational efficiency and workforce productivity with the powerful Mobility DNA Apps in these devices.

Introducing 4 New Mobility DNA Apps

  1. Worry Free Wifi– deliver dependably superior WiFi connectivity to boost workforce productivity
  2. Power Precision Console– easily identify all your devices on one screen and remove unhealthy batteries before they reduce productivity
  3. Life Guard Analytics– to stay ahead of updates and extend the lifecycle of the device.
  4. StageNow– restricted mode which allows you to control access to Google Mobile Services

The TC52 and the TC57 are rugged and ready for the toughest business day. You will soon see the return of investment on these devices with an improved staff productivity, enhanced customer service, lower upgrade and migration costs, and maximum ROI with future proof platform. Contact us to help you streamline deployment and maximize the benefits of your Android investment.

Check out some of the accessories that you can combine with the TC52 and TC57 for your daily operations.

What Kind of Barcode Scanner can Scan Driver License?

Posted November 29, 2018

Arguably the most common of form of ID, driver’s licenses are used any time we need to confirm who we are and more often than not, how old we are. If you take a look at the backside of your ID you’ll find a rectangular black and white pattern know as a PDF417 barcode. It may not look like your standard barcode but that PDF417 code contains all the information on the front of your ID in a single code.

PDF417 is a type of 2D barcode that is capable of storing much more information than the standard 1D code you find on products at the grocery store. You may be familiar with QR Codes that you’ve scanned with your phone. Both are types of 2D codes that can be read with a 2D Imager barcode scanner.

Many businesses are using the barcode on your ID and a 2D Imager like the AirTrack S2 to quickly verify your age or capture your basic info to make signing up for a service quicker. The only real snag with the barcode on your license is that every state doesn’t organize the information in the code the same way. The advantage here is that you cannot change the information in the barcode and to create a fake one requires knowing exactly how each state encodes the data.
If the barcode isn’t created properly, it won’t read properly.

With the AirTrack S2 scanner you can scan the code on the back of a driver’s licenses from any state to verify someone’s age quickly and accurately due to the scanner’s ability to parse all the data correctly for you. Since each state organizes the data differently the parsing software on the scanner outputs the data you need, in the order you need it, regardless of what state you are dealing with. It’s actually faster than looking at the ID.

Given how simple it is to get up and running, not using a scanner for age verification/customer info just doesn’t add up anymore. With a simple scan you can completely avoid fraudulent ID usage and save your business from legal issues, errors, and lost revenue.

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