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Code Brings You the CR4900: A Premium Mobile Device

Posted January 12, 2018

cr4900The CR4900 comes in a sleek, mini tablet form factor with the flexibility of the Android operating system. With a size small enough to fit in one’s hand it still features a large, multi-touch screen for users to easily interface with mobile applications.

Code has out done themselves with a premium mobile device that comes with fast-switching Wi-Fi that provides uninterrupted voice communication. Comes with built-in Bluetooth 4.0, Near Field Communication, and High Frequency RFID to ensure that the CR4900 easily interfaces with a multitude of devices and platforms to enable any workflow. Designed to minimize downtime and maximize productivity thanks to the hot-swappable battery and wrapped in an IP54 disinfectant ready case. The CR4900 is perfect for the needs of healthcare, retail, hospitality, field service, and a variety of other applications.

CR4900 Features and Benefits:

  • Superior decoding of all 1D, 2D, and Postal barcodes.
  • Android 5.1 operating system.
  • Hot-Swappable Battery maintains active applications during battery change.
  • Fast-switching Wi-Fi ensures uninterrupted communication.
  • Bright, 5.0″ multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen.
  • Dual user programmable alert LEDs.
  • Small, lightweight form factor.
  • Disinfectant-ready CodeShield plastics.
  • Software development kit (SDK) assists in creating custom barcode reading applications.
  • Single-bay and quad-bay charging stations available.

For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile computing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Infographic: Honeywell’s Battery Free Barcode Scanners

Posted October 5, 2017

Honeywell’s Voyager 1202g-bf and Xenon 1902g-bf both incorporate the latest in battery-free technology, all while offering the freedom of Bluetooth wireless technology and without the long recharge time associated with traditional batteries. Both Scanners deliver aggressive barcode scanning performance even on poor quality or damaged barcodes.

The Voyager 1202g-bf Bluetooth technology allows the user the freedom to move around up to 33 feet away from the base in the right environment. It’s an ideal scanner for applications where occasional wireless scanning is a need. Voyager is a plug-and-play scanner that features a multi-interface design with automatic interface detection.

The Xenon 1902g-bf offers fast and accurate scanning from up to 33 feet away from the base without the recharge time, expense, and environmental impact of a battery. An ideal scanner for applications centered around POS, workstations, and counters.
Honeywell - Battery free barcode scanners


Introducing the RS-2006 from Opticon

Posted September 15, 2017

rs-2006The RS-2006 is one of the smallest and lightest ring scanners on the market, coming in at 1.5 ounces including the battery, holder, and strap. Due to its small and lightweight design, the RS-2006 makes for a comfortable ring scanner all the while allowing your workforce to quickly and safely scan barcodes. The RS-2006 Bluetooth Ring Scanner enables transportation, warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and retail organizations to easily and quickly integrate hands-free barcode scanning into various applications including receiving, picking, put-away, loading, sorting, replenishment, inventory management, parts tracking, and shipping.

Opticon’s new scanner is designed for the user to either be left-handed or right-handed. The RS-2006 also consists of a modified Opticon OPN-2006 Bluetooth barcode scanner integrated into an ergonomic holder that features an adjustable finger strap. The OPN-2006 can always be disconnected from the strap and be used as a stand-alone if the need arises.

The RS-2006 Features:

  • Smallest and lightest ring scanner on the market. (1.5 oz. including battery, holder and strap)
  • Price point makes real-time barcode scanning with an Android, iOS or Windows host devices affordable
  • Simple Bluetooth pairing and hands-free barcode scanning
  • Supports Bluetooth 4.0 and HID and SPP Bluetooth profiles for added flexibility
  • Ready-to-go out of the box, just pair it with your device
  • High speed 100 scans/second laser barcode scanner
  • Free SDK allows customized scanning behavior
  • Durable: IP42 rating against dust and moisture, survives multiple 5′ drops to concrete
  • USB rechargeable, high capacity Lithium-Ion battery
  • Two year warranty

For any questions or a quote on any of your scanning needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


AirTrack’s S2-W – Cordless Scanning for Multiple Industries

Posted May 24, 2017

AirTrack S2-W ScannerThe applications using 2D barcodes continues to expand from couponing and loyalty cards to shipping and product labels.  Now, with more affordable pricing and virtually no drawbacks with area imaging technology, 2D barcode scanners are in high demand as businesses begin to futureproof their scanning technology and optimize their marketing capabilities with QR and other 2D barcodes.

AirTrack’s new S2-W brings all the benefits of a 2D imager and cordless scanner in an affordable package for retail, hospitality, logistics/warehouse, and manufacturing environments. Easily scan any barcode type and transmit the data with the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity. Improve the effectiveness of any application with the unmatched performance of the S2-W.

  • Long distance, stable Bluetooth connection
  • Easy to connect to your phone or computer
  • Rich decoding types and long battery life
  • Keyboard that supports more than 20 languages
  • Fast and accurate scanning
  • Ergonomic design to prevent strain from extended operation
  • Durable anti-shock design

Bixolon’s SLP-TX220 Compact Desktop Label Printers

Posted March 29, 2017

Bixolon’s latest label printer addition, the SLP-TX220 2″ thermal transfer desktop printer with optional Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, is perfect for a range of applications from wrist banding, order labelling to barcode printing.

The SLP-TX220 is the world’s first 2″ thermal transfer desktop printer with built-in Bluetooth with MFi iAP2 certification. Teamed with a smart Bluetooth Auto Switch allowing easy switching from iOS settings to standard Bluetooth mode.

Printing at speeds up to 6ips and high resolution 203 dpi print quality. The SLP-TX220 provides fast data processing speeds for various types of labels. Designed with Autocutter and Peeler options, the SLP-TX220 features a space saving 74mm ribbon and easy paper loading, alongside an adjustable paper guide.

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How to Confirm and Update the Firmware of your Honeywell Scanner

Posted December 5, 2016

To get the most out of your scanner, having the latest firmware is key.   Here is a quick and easy way to see what version of firmware you have on your Honeywell scanner and/or your scanner’s CCB (charge and communications base).

Open Word (so you can see what you scan) and scan this barcode:

Your scanner’s firmware number shows up as “Software Part Number”.   See below results from a scan from a Granit 1911i.  There is separate firmware for the scanner and its base.

  • Product Name: Industrial Charge & Communication Base
  • Boot Revision: : 2734
  • Software Part Number: BK000121AAA
  • Software Revision: $ProjectRevision: 3952
  • Serial Number: 13126B1ABD
  • Supported IF: Standard
  • PCB Assembly ID: 000000
  • Product Name: 1911i Industrial Wireless Area-Imaging Scanner
  • Boot Revision: : 2734
  • Software Part Number: BJ000144AAA
  • Software Revision: $ProjectRevision: 4467
  • Serial Number: 13128B031F
  • Supported IF: Bluetooth
  • PCB Assembly ID: 000000
  • Engine Firmware Type: N/A   Revision: N/A   Serial Number: N/A   Checksum: N/A

Latest firmware versions can be found on our external website on each scanner’s web page.  You’ll have to drill down a bit, but it’s there.

To load the latest firmware you’ll need EZConfig – our free scanner configuration tool.  See below for instructions on loading new firmware onto a Honeywell Xenon 1902g

How to load new firmware onto a Xenon 1902g.

  1. You will need to update firmware for both the scanner and the charge/communication base.
  2. Save .MOC firmware files for both the charge/communication base and the scanner (two .MOC files) to your hard drive. You can get them from the scanner’s webpage – http://aidc.honeywell.com/en-US/Pages/Product.aspx?category=wireless-barcode-scanner&cat=HSM&pid=1902 – under the “Firmware” section.
  3. Download EZConfig (our free scanner configuration tool) or log into the web version. Both can be found here: http://country.honeywellaidc.com/en-AP/Pages/Product.aspx?category=device-management-software&cat=HSM&pid=ezconfig
  4. Connect your charge/communication base (with scanner inserted) to your computer via USB.
  5. Open EZConfig.
  6. Click “Connected Device”. See below.
  7. Select “Update Firmware”. See below.

Note:  If you use the version of EZConfig that sits on your PC, it may tell you that your scanner has the latest version of firmware when you actually don’t.  Always check the scanner’s external webpage for the latest.

Another Note:  For Bluetooth Scanners – except for the Honeywell 8670 back-of-the-hand Bluetooth Scanner – you’ll need to update both the base (CCB) and the scanner’s firmware.  lt’s always best to load the firmware on the scanner first then the CCB.


Bixolon’s SPP-R310 Compact and Ergonomic 3″ Mobile Printer

Posted August 1, 2016

Bixolon has recently launched their new SPP-R310 super compact, ergonomic three-inch receipt, ticket and label printer with Bluetooth, WiFi, USB and Serial connectivity options.

Supporting Easy Bluetooth Pairing via embedded NFC tag enabling auto pairing with Android, iOS & Windows devices, alongside additional Apple MFi iAP2 certification. Featuring an Auto-Switch function which provides simple automatic switching between iOS mode and standard Bluetooth modes.

Ideal for all retailers from micro merchants to global brands, field service, logistics and more, the SPP-R310 is designed for multi-purpose 80mm receipt, ticket, label and linerless label printing. Producing 203dpi high resolution fonts, graphics, and logos on a 72mm wide media at speeds up to 100mm/sec receipting (80mm/sec linerless).

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Biometric Associates’ 3000MP Reader Approved by DoD for Android

Posted June 14, 2016
Biometric Associates baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card ReaderBiometric Associates, LP has announced that the baiMobile 3000MP Bluetooth Smart Card Reader has been approved for use with Android smartphones and tablets by the US Department of Defense. The baiMobile 3000MP is the first and only Bluetooth CAC/PIV reader to pass all NSA and DISA required Bluetooth security tests for Android devices.  DISA approval of the reader is documented in the DISA Mobility Security Technical Implementation Guide recently published.

In addition to the 3000MP Reader, the baiMobile solution also includes 1) middleware libraries, device drivers and APIs that are provided to developers enabling them to build smart card-enabled applications and 2) security files installed on the Android device to enforce Bluetooth security policies.

The baiMobile solution permits network or client applications residing on the Android device to access the credentials stored on the smart card to perform functions such as digitally signing and decrypting emails, and authenticating to secure web sites and network servers.

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Improve Performance with Honeywell’s Flexible Scanner Power Management

Posted May 2, 2016

If your business is experiencing network performance issues and you suspect that the Bluetooth scanner is interfering with other devices, you can turn down the power output of the Bluetooth scanner by simply scanning a barcode.  There are four barcodes you can scan in the Xenon/Granit/Voyager 1452/1602g User’s Guides:

  • Low Power (1%)
  • Medium Low Power (5%)
  • Medium Power (35%)
  • Full Power (100%).

A by-product when you turn down the power output is reduced range between the scanner and its base/access point/host.  I get asked a lot about the Bluetooth ranges at those power levels – scanner to base station.  So I tested several scanners (because I am a scan-nerd), and here is what I found.  Measurements are approximation – RF isn’t exact.  Also – I stopped at 100 feet because that’s how big my yard is…and because I’ve never seen an application that requires the Xenon to scan that far from the base station.

Xenon 1902G Granit 1981i Voyager 1452g
Low Power (1%)

  • Line of sight between scanner and base
  • With my body between scanner and base
  • 35-40 Feet
  • 10 Feet
  • 35-40 Feet
  • 10 Feet
  • 20 Feet
  • 5 Feet
Medium Low Power (5%)

  • Line of sight between scanner and base
  • With my body between scanner and base
  • >100 Feet
  • 30 Feet
  • >100 Feet
  • 30 Feet
  • 40 Feet
  • 28 Feet
Medium Power (35%)

  • Line of sight between scanner and base
  • With my body between scanner and base
  • >100 Feet
  • >100 Feet
  • >100 Feet
  • >100 Feet
  • 75 Feet
  • 50 Feet
Full Power (100%)

  • Line of sight between scanner and base
  • With my body between scanner and base
  • >100 Feet
  • >100 Feet
  • >100 Feet
  • >100 Feet
  • >100 Feet
  • >100 Feet

Bottom line is that if you are really concerned about RF interference, don’t be afraid to turn down the power on the Xenon & Granit.  They’ll still have plenty of range. That being said, in the vast majority of cases, the interference has nothing to do with the Bluetooth scanner.


White Paper: Bluetooth Barcode Scanners

Posted March 15, 2016

What are they?

Barcode scanners come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and connection types. In the past, most businesses would utilize a corded barcode scanner that would connect to a PC computer via a USB, Serial, or PS/2 Keyboard Wedge interface. Now, with the world migrating towards a mobile, or cordless, platform, Bluetooth is becoming more prevalent in the data capture industry. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communication standard that interconnects electronic devices. Similarly, Bluetooth Barcode Scanners are offered in a handheld cordless form factor, and communicate to their respective base/cradle or directly to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, via Bluetooth. After a huge demand from small and medium-sized business owners to incorporate iPads, iPhones, Galaxy Tabs, and other smartphone or tablet devices into their workforce management workflow, Honeywell invested extensive time and resources into building barcode scanners that are equipped with Bluetooth technology in order to pair them with consumer mobile devices. Now, business owners have the ability to manage inventory or track assets at the tip of their hands by pairing a Bluetooth barcode scanner with their smartphone or tablet.

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