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Datalogic’s Memor Mobile Computer Saves Egil Rasmussen Time and Money

Posted October 9, 2013

Datalogic Memor Mobile Computer

Overview
Egil Rasmussen is one of the largest carpentry and fine woodwork companies in its industry, with an annual turnover of approximately 25 million euros. The company is headquartered in Taulov, near Fredericia, Denmark, with a large department in Århus.

One of Egil Rasmussen’s main activities is helping rental companies and insurance companies with repairs. Examples include new apartment doors needed after a break in, or a new floors needed due to water damage.

The Challenge
Each year, Egil Rasmussen receives hundreds of jobs from rental companies and thousands from the insurance companies. The jobs usually require three craftsmen, who report the number of working hours, the materials used and transportation costs for each task performed.

This procedure used to be done the traditional way. The craftsmen would fill out a form with all information and pass it onto the accounting department, which would check the information and enter it into the financial software system called Artesa.

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Intermec Introduces the New CN51 Mobile Computer

Posted October 3, 2013

Intermec, now part of Honeywell, announced the CN51 rugged mobile computer – the company’s latest offers unparalleled versatility allowing the choice of Windows or Android operating systems on a single device coupled with a power-packed 1.5GHz dual core, multi-engine processor design with 1GB RAM, and 16GB Flash for the highest degree of future-proofing capability. Perfect for an array of applications:  direct store delivery, transportation and logistics and field service operations.

The CN51’s large, multi-touch, outdoor-readable screen provides ample room for application viewing with less scrolling for greater productivity, as well as more space for capturing signatures. It’s also equipped with state-of-the-art smart battery technology, delivering industry-leading battery life that lasts through a full 12-hour shift and beyond without interruption to replace or recharge. The CN51 is also the perfect migration option from the current CN50, offering improved processor and area imager performance, while still maintaining accessory compatibility with existing CN50 installations.

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Battling Pests with the Datalogic ELF PDA

Posted August 22, 2013

2013-08-22_1001The pest control industry has changed dramatically, evolving from the antiquated perception of a technician armed with chemicals ready to do battle against bugs and rodents. Today’s pest control technician is armed with technology like mobile computers and scanners that keep him efficient and effective while optimizing customer service.

In the Ohio Valley, Okolona Pest Control is the perfect example of a modern pest control operation. Okolona Pest Control is a multifaceted service company that offers pest control and pest damage repair. The company has roots reaching back to 1972 when it was founded. This third generation, family run operation has grown to over 84 employees that provides services to residential and commercial clients from Southern Indiana to Northern Kentucky. Okolona also services AIB inspected food processing facilities. AIB has strict standards for documentation and inspection to assure safe production of food products.

The Challenge

When the company started, each technician carried a clip board with the necessary account paperwork and daily route. Notes and services performed were hand written and invoicing was manual. All the paper was brought back to the office for data entry. Changes in regulations increased the documentation requirements and, as the company grew, the amount of paper created and stored also increased.

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Motorola Announces The New MC45 Mobile Computer

Posted February 4, 2013

Motorola has  announced the new MC45 mobile computer – its first WAN-based solution in a new category of mobile computers that address the needs of field-based mobile workers in cost-sensitive enterprises. The cost- and size-optimized MC45 is targeted at applications such as customer relationship management (CRM), sales order entry, inventory management, proof of delivery, direct store delivery (DSD) and route accounting, while expanding the range of solutions available for small- and medium-sized businesses and fast-growing emerging markets.

Designed to help value-conscious enterprises affordably automate business processes in field mobility applications, the MC45 is ideal for field service/sales opportunities as well as the transportation and logistics industry. The rugged and ergonomic MC45 offers wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g) and WAN (3.5G HSDPA voice/data) connectivity along with a large outdoor viewable 3.2″ display, numeric keypad and a full-shift battery with power management capabilities.

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The Honeywell Marathon: Made For The Field

Posted December 5, 2012

Putting powerful computing tools into the hands of your field workers is one the most effective tools to empower greater efficiency in their daily tasks. While smartphones and tablets may be common place in the consumer and retail realm, these devices were never made to handle the rigors of daily field use.  This is where rugged mobile devices, like Honeywell’s Marathon Field Computer, are designed with outdoor AIDC applications in mind.

In this video, Honeywell Product Manager Keith Bernhardt explains how customers can take the Marathon Field Computer — with its rugged design, ergonomic tablet form factor, and full keyboard — “up-the-pole, down-the-hole” into the most demanding outdoor data capture environments

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Gammatech T7Q Tablet – Designed for the Most Demanding Applications

Posted November 16, 2012

As tablets become one of the most common computing devices today along with smartphones, many businesses are finding that the consumer grade products are not capable of handling the rigors of real life applications.

While you iPad works well at home and the office, it was never made to handle the rough use outdoors or on the production floor. This is where the new Gammatech T7Q comes to rescue.

A small and lightweight rugged Tablet PC designed to meet the demands of fleet industry professionals. The T7Q has a 7” TFT LCD display with resistive touch screen panel and LED backlighting, an m-SATA SSD  drive and Intel Atom Processor, as well as numerous I/O port options including USB, RS-232, and RJ-45 ports and an integrated 5.0 Megapixel camera at the back of the unit. It is a convenient ultra-portable Tablet PC for use on the move or in an office, and the best choice for special applications such as the fleet management market.

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The New Trimble Yuma 2 Rugged Tablet Computer

Posted November 1, 2012

Trimble introduced the Yuma 2 rugged tablet computer-a powerful mobile computing solution that provides full office capabilities in the field for construction, transportation, public safety, field service, forestry, utilities, mapping, insurance and any other outdoor or service-related industry.

The Yuma 2 offers a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen in an easy-to-hold form factor that measures 6.3 inches x 9.6 inches, and weighs less than three pounds. Featuring new display technology for even clearer readability in direct sunlight, the Yuma 2 can be used by mobile workers in the brightest outdoor conditions. The 3.75G dual-mode cellular data capability enables connectivity anywhere GSM or CDMA cellular networks are available.

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Honeywell’s Dolphin 70e Black New Rugged Enterprise Hybrid Device

Posted October 26, 2012

Honeywell’s New Rugged Enterprise Hybrid Device Brings Smart Phone Looks, Ease of Use to Field Professionals, Logistics, Health Care and Retail Workers

  • Pocket-Sized Device Scans, Accesses the Internet, Captures Data, and Can Withstand Drops, Dust and Submersion in Water
  • Features Include Ruggedized Design,  up to 12-Hours Battery Life, Enterprise-Grade Area-Imager for Scanning Barcodes

Consumer smart phones don’t last long in many field-based work environments – not because service contracts are too short, but because the phones aren’t tough enough to withstand drops on concrete, lack adequate battery life or don’t have enterprise scanning capabilities. Today’s mobile workers have a new option: Honeywell’s first-ever rugged Enterprise Hybrid Device , the Dolphin 70e Black.

The rugged smart device was created for traditional auto-identification and data capture customers who want something sleeker and lighter than a typical AIDC industrial device, but need something tougher than a consumer-grade phone. The Dolphin 70e Black is targeted to meet the needs of the growing mobile workforce, which is projected to reach 1.3 billion by 2015.

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Datamax Apex 3 Now Available with USB

Posted October 23, 2012

The Apex 3 line of printers is one of the most popular mobile printers on the market today due to its fast, reliable printing at a great price. Designed specifically for your mobile workforce, it  can meet your mobile printing  needs without sacrificing on quality and performance. The Apex 3 is an affordable way to meet the constantly changing requirements connected to field service, transportation, retail and law enforcement applications.

Historically this printer has been only available with an RS232 connection, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth.  With the added USB support to the line you can be sure that this printer will be a great fit for any application.

For more details and pricing on the new USB models, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Enphase Energy Uses the Socket 7Xi Scanner with Apple iPhone for Solar Panel Installation and Tracking Solution

Posted September 13, 2012

Socket announced that Enphase Energy — a manufacturer of microinverter technology for the solar industry with more than 44,000 installations around the world — has incorporated the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner 7Xi barcode scanner into its ArrayGun mobile solution for solar panel installation. Enphase is demonstrating the solution this week at Solar Power International 2012 in Orlando, FL.

Enphase microinverters are semiconductor-based solar panel components that provide remote monitoring of energy harvesting performance through the Enlighten web-based platform. In order for technicians to view performance, diagnose issues or pinpoint maintenance needs on a module-by-module basis, the serial number and location of each microinverter must be recorded during solar panel installation. The new ArrayGun installer toolkit solution enables installers to quickly and accurately scan and connect large numbers of microinverters using the CHS 7Xi and an iPhone or iPod touch running the Enphase Installer Toolkit app.

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