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Infographic: Warehouse to Register with Zebra and Barcodes, Inc.

Posted August 28, 2015

No matter the retail application, Barcodes, Inc and Zebra have the cutting-edge technology and solution-based experience to empower your business from warehouse to the register.

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Infographic: Barcodes vs RFID

Posted August 14, 2015

When it comes down to choosing the right technology for tracking anything from products in a warehouse to people at an event, the 2 main options today are Barcodes or RFID. Most people are familiar with barcodes and RFID is becoming more and more common place but the differences between them may not be so clear. The first big difference you’ll find is the cost between RFID and barcodes.

This infographic is a great primer on the capabilities of each technology to help you decide if the the cost difference is worth it for your application. As always, feel free to contact one of our data collection specialists to get the perfect solution for your needs.

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FDA Food Traceability with Zebra Labels

Posted July 21, 2015

Ever since the FDA passed the Food Safety Modernization Act, anyone involved in the food supply chain has to be able to produce, at any moment, the movement of food from supplier to the final retail store.  With legislation forcing food grower, manufacturers, and distributors to track food from field to the dinner table, having capable and affordable traceability technology is essential for everyone involved.

The biggest motivation behind the legislation is to make it easier to trace and find sources of contaminated food to the correct original source. This may seem at first as a measure mainly for the end consumer but it also protect growers and manufactures in being to very precisely remove their goods from suspicion of tainting as opposed to wide spread recalls. The costs involved in a capable barcode tracking system is noticeable less than even just one recall incident.

The Food Safety Modernization Act calls for, among other things, unique identifiers such as the GS1 databar, and full electronic pedigree or origins of the produce. Barcoding technologies are an important first step in this compliance as growers begin to change and update their record keeping methods. This is where Zebra and their wide range of printers and FDA approved labels are the perfect complete solution.

With printer options for low volume small businesses, GK420 and TLP2824 Plus, to high speed/high output models, ZT400 and 110Xi4, Zebra’s long standing industry experience and expertise is designed in every printer they make. From labeling a single tomato to whole crates and packaged foods, Zebra has a traceability solution that can improve your business’s accuracy and efficiency.


Barcodes, Inc. Names David Hilbish VP of Solution Sales for the United States

Posted May 14, 2015

Barcodes, Inc.Barcodes, Inc., a recognized leader in the delivery of Enterprise Asset Intelligence, Identification, and Payment solutions in North America, announced today that David Hilbish has joined the company as Vice President of Solution Sales for the United States. He will be responsible for Barcodes, Inc.’s Solution Sales and Managed Services offering in the U.S., building a team of field solutions and technical experts to bring new levels of onsite capabilities and customer support to Barcodes, Inc.’s existing robust catalog of professional services.

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Barcodes, Inc. Announces New Professional Services in the U.S.

Posted April 29, 2015

2014-12-11_0938Barcodes, Inc., a recognized leader in the delivery of enterprise mobility, RFID, point of sale, and barcode solutions in North America, announced today that it is expanding its professional services capabilities in the United States to include Design and Field Integration services from its OCR subsidiary.

Barcodes, Inc. will now provide a robust catalog of professional services to its U.S. customers, including wireless site surveys, RFID feasibility studies, point of sale system implementations, and mobility consulting, in addition to continuing to offer device staging, management, service and repair services. Additionally, a team of certified installation technicians are available for onsite management of deployment services including network cable runs and wireless network installation, device/hardware image creation and staging, and installation of equipment such as touchscreens, vehicle mount units, and wi-fi access points.

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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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Evolution of the Barcode

Posted March 26, 2013

Even though Barcodes are in use all around us everyday, do we really know how they work or came to be developed? Since they are such a valuable and essential technology, we often don’t think about them because they work so well! Manufacturers like Intermec, provide a wide range of scanning options from the basic handheld SG10T to rugged mobile computers like  the 70 Series. With the right scanner, any application can become more efficient and accurate.

This infographic is a simple and easy guide to the basic history and evolution of the mighty barcode.


Join the M2M Revolution with the Benefits of Barcodes

Posted February 21, 2013

VDC Research, a leading Auto-ID and Barcode research firm, is hosting a webinar on February 26th on the benefits and impact of using barcodes within the ever expanding use of mobile to mobile communications. As more business move away from fixed to mobile computing solutions,  manufacturers of barcode scanning and printing solutions have the potential to be at the forefront of this ongoing M2M evolution.

The 45 minute webinar will cover:

  • The measurable benefits of incorporating barcoding into enterprise operations as companies invest in resources to build out their M2M connectivity and communications platform in support of applications throughout the extended supply chain.
  • The impact that the changing nature of barcodes is having on how enterprises connect and communicate with their customers via smart devices – both professional and consumer-grade.
  • The role that barcodes play in triggering seamless communication across channels, networks and organizational boundaries.
  • How barcoding with M2M helps companies leverage actionable business intelligence and analytics across diverse vertical markets and installation environments.
  • Why M2M and IoT (Internet of Things) should be an integral part of barcode technology vendors’ strategic and operational objectives and how they can get there before it is too late.

You can find more details and register for the Feb 26th session here.


Barcodes Installation Unveiled at the Spokane Street Viaduct

Posted November 9, 2012

Barcodes are a common part of your everyday shopping experience or maybe even on your ID card to the gym, but they also can be found in public artworks.

SODO, created by California-based Merge Conceptual Design artists’ Claudia Reisenberger and Franka Diehnelt, is a visual narrative that catalogues more than 200 years of SoDo’s history. Created in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation, the artwork consists more than 500 painted columns as part of the Spokane Street Viaduct Widening Project.

Large stenciled and barcode designs adorn the concrete columns that hold up the existing and new portions of the Spokane Street Viaduct between Sixth Avenue South and East Marginal Way South. To distinguish and identify each theme within the artwork, the artists created their own unique barcodes encrypted with the name of each field for the project.

Contact us at BarcodesInc to find all the ways you can put barcodes to use.

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Buying a Barcode Scanner : 4 Questions Before You Buy

Posted May 24, 2012

Scanners may have become easier to use than ever but choosing one from the long list of models out there is a challenge.  Luckily, you don’t need to know all the technical ins and outs of scanner technology to find a good fit for your business.  With the following 4 questions you’ll be able to narrow down your options to the right one for you.

Question #1 : What type of barcode are you reading?

This is one of the most important questions since you can end up paying too much for a scanner or get one that doesn’t work at all.  There are essentially 2 types of barcodes:

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