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Honeywell’s Captuvo Enterprise Sleds for Apple Devices

Posted June 28, 2016

captuvoEmpowering your mobile workforce has become a primary concern for almost every business today. From the warehouse and delivery destinations to the retail sales floor and patient bedside, having access to critical information on a mobile device that is easy to use and can handle the rigors of daily use is key to a capable, efficient workforce.

Many businesses are looking to the familiar Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod) as viable solutions due to their familiar interface that their employees are often already familiar with. Utilizing these devices mean less time training and easier integration into the company’s workflow. The biggest hurdle with the Apple products in enterprise applications is the lack of durability and capable barcode scanner or magnetic stripe reader. This is where Honeywell’s Captuvo line can take your Apple device from a standard consumer device to an enterprise-grade mobile computer.

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Direct Part Marking (DPM) Explained

Posted April 4, 2016

DPM-Example-2While most barcodes you come across are printed on a label or paper-packaging of a product, in the manufacturing world and work-in-process applications many parts or components need to be marked with a barcode directly. Direct Part Marking is a process that  allows  users to mark a barcode directly on an item instead of printing the barcode on a label.

There are 3 main technologies available for DPM:  laser or chemical etching, dot peening  and ink jet printing. Each of these has specific  advantages  and disadvantages  in terms  of durability, cost and ease of reading.   The main advantages  of codes with  DPM technology are that  the code is permanently marked  on a surface and will  survive  for a long  time  (ideally  forever), regardless  of the  stress the part is passing  through during its’ life cycle. The main  reasons to choose codes with  DPM technology are:

  • Items that need to pass through harsh testing processes  (chemicals  agents, thermal cycles, oil, moisture, etc.)
  • Items that need to  be tracked  during  their  entire life cycle
  • Very small items (difficult to label)

DPM technology was first  adopted  mainly  by the automotive and general mechanical industries. Currently, the popularity of codes using  DPM technology has spread into  different sectors  including electronics, chemicals  and healthcare  industries.

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Honeywell’s Dolphin CT50h Keep Clinicians Connected

Posted March 21, 2016

With the ever changing needs and demands of healthcare providers, clinicians need a device that provides seamless mobile access to clinical systems, vital patient data and connectivity to care teams. Honeywell’s CT50h has been designed to support the most advanced connected mobile user experiences, the latest mobile EMR and nursing applications, and secure care team communication, so workers can more effectively manage a wide variety of tasks throughout their many workflows. Allowing clinicians to be connected while mobile improves the clinical workflow and allows real-time management of alarms or access to patient vitals from anywhere in the hospital.


Honeywell Enhances Hospital Productivity with New Dolphin CT50h

Posted March 7, 2016

Honeywell has launched a new clinical mobile device that connects hospital staff to the digital resources they need to provide a safer and more satisfying patient experience.

The new Dolphin CT50h mobile computer incorporates a barcode reader as well as the functionality and user experience of a smartphone to help hospital staff communicate, expedite admissions, simplify specimen collection and provide accurate medication administration.

By automating workflows and communications, Honeywell helps hospital staff become “connected clinicians” – significantly increasing productivity, responsiveness and safety to achieve greater patient satisfaction and enhancing hospital operations.

The Honeywell solution is based on the Dolphin CT50h mobile computer, a powerful AndroidTM device that features best-in-class imaging hardware and decoding software for fast and accurate barcode reading. With a touch-screen interface, the ergonomic handheld computer provides hospital staff with full access to patient data, medical device status, clinical alarm events and secure communications with the care team from anywhere in the hospital.

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Zebra’s New ZD410 Ultra Compact Label Printer

Posted January 29, 2016

If you need fast, dependable printing in the most space constrained areas, you need the ZD410. This ultra-compact “fits anywhere” printer is designed for the smallest of work spaces. When it comes to flexibility, the ZD410 shines — this printer creates high-quality labels, receipts, tags and wristbands. This super-fast printer keeps your workers productive. Deployment is a breeze with a wide range of modern connectivity options. The ZD410 is easy to use, operate and troubleshoot, ensuring your printer is always up and running. And Zebra OneCare service maximizes the availability and productivity of your ZD410 printers with unmatched from-the-manufacturer support that covers everything, from worn out printheads to normal wear and tear. The ZD410 is the little printer designed with big business functionality.

Key features

  • A more space-saving design to fit in the tightest of spaces.
  • Best-in-class print quality with a 300 dpi option for small labels, specimen containers and more.
  • Disinfectant-ready plastic model is ideal for clinics, labs, pharmacies and nurse stations.
  • More media flexibility with standard movable media sensor accommodates off-centre black marks, die-cut notches and more.
  • Updated user interface makes it easier to use and troubleshoot.
  • More connectivity options including 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.
  • All with plug-and-play replacement of aging Zebra LP2824 Plus and competitive printers.
  • Integrate, manage and maintain your printers from any location with Link-OS, only from Zebra

Night Time Modes: Ensuring Patient Comfort with the Honeywell Xenon 1902h

Posted January 26, 2016

Adaptability is a necessity in healthcare. Every clinician has a wide variety of daily tasks and responsibilities to ensure quality patient care. As such, data collection tools need to be just as adaptable as their users. With the Xenon 1902h, such adaptability is not only possible, it is also easy to implement and change to support varied clinician workflows.

A typical standard scanner provides a loud, audible “beep” to indicate a “good read.” While this kind of operator feedback is widely understood, it can be highly disruptive in certain environments; say, during night time operations in an inpatient recovery ward. In these environments, maintaining patient comfort while keeping clinicians productive can be a challenge. That is why our Enhanced Xenon 1902h includes a quick-toggle mode we call Patient Do-Not-Disturb. In this mode, audible feedback is disabled and replaced by additional visual display options that provide positive status indication to the clinician—without disturbing resting patients. Select from multiple silent status indication options, including pulsing of the scanning aimer/imager and/or activation of the back-mounted status LEDs.

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The Advantages of Migrating to Cordless Scanners for Healthcare Applications

Posted November 9, 2015

2015-11-09_1043Best-in-class healthcare organizations are looking to cordless scanners for their next deployment, but not just for the obvious reasons. The latest generation of cordless healthcare scanners bring with them unique technologies that can truly transform common clinician workflows, making nurse’s more productive and focused, while enabling a higher degree of patient safety.

Advantage 1 (The Obvious One): Freedom of movement— nurses need to go to the barcode
Freedom of movement around patients, family members, and expensive equipment—particularly in congested patient wards or ICUs—is a continued challenge for today’s clinician. As more and more technology is packed into the modern-day patient room, free space comes at a premium. Tethering a scanner to a wall-mounted computer or to a workstation-on-wheels (WoW) cart just does not meet the needs of today’ on-the-move nurse. Not every monitor, IV bag, infusion pump, or oxygen line with a barcode is going to be located next to the workstation, so taking the scanner to the barcode is a necessity.

Advantage 2: Free up the nurse’s hands with presentation scanning
A capability currently found only in the cordless Xenon healthcare scanners, presentation mode scanning is dramatically faster than point-and shoot scanning. Eliminating the need to aim and pull the trigger on each scan, presentation mode scanning instead allows the clinician to “present” the items to the scanner. Xenon’s high performance sensors automatically detect objects in its field of view and rapidly scans regardless of angle, orientation, symbology or background material.

Advantage 3: Easier to clean
Cables and cords found in hospital rooms—especially those that come in contact with the floor, hands, bedding, or the patient—carry the most potential for germs. Not only is the cable subject to exposure to bacteria and viruses, it can also be the most difficult component to clean. According to the CDC, one in 25 hospital patients will be infected with a healthcare-associated infection during their hospital stay.1 Going cordless not only saves time on common tasks, but should also reduce the possibility of these infections occurring. Continue reading »


White Paper: The Internet of Things

Posted August 31, 2015

zebrbcilogoWhat is it?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the coming connectivity of everything you own, everything you see. No longer will access to the internet be limited to single point interfaces like your phone or computer, or single-point data sources like web pages or servers. Nor will it be limited to you! Everything you see can, and someday will, be interconnected and sharing data: your tv, your refrigerator, your home, your car, the roads you drive on, the building you work in, the package you’re delivering…everything.

So far, the Internet of Things has been most closely associated with machine-to-machine (M2M) communication in manufacturing and power, oil and gas utilities. Products built with M2M communication capabilities are often referred to as being smart.

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Improve Patient Care and Nurse Efficiency with the Zebra MC40-HC

Posted August 17, 2015

In hospitals and clinics, mobile computers help nurses and lab technicians improve the quality of patient care and save lives by providing instant access to a wealth of business-critical information: real-time lab results, a change in a patient’s condition, or verification of the ‘5 rights’ of medication administration at a patient’s bedside.

Zebra’s MC40-HC is the perfect blend of enterprise functionality in a familiar smartphone form factor that can empower your healthcare staff to improve their daily operations providing more time for patient care.


Zebra’s Healthcare Solutions

Posted July 27, 2015

hcHospitals have a myriad of very important moving pieces to keep track of on a daily basis. Keeping an accurate count of medicine, patients, files, lab equipment and specimens, to name a few, can be a daunting task for any medical facility. The good news is, Zebra provides many healthcare solutions to help simplify the tracking of critical hospital inventories. Below you will find solutions to the most common issues healthcare institutions face:

Admission: Hospital admissions staff welcome patients and gather important patient medical information. Recent advances in wristband printing allows for a patient to wear a wristband with a barcode. Simply scan the wristband with a healthcare scanner or mobile computer to obtain a patients records, in real time.

Patient Care: Real time updates of a patient’s medical records can dramatically increase services and care provided by a healthcare facility. Using healthcare scanning and mobile computing devices can help significantly cut down on errors.  Scheduling appointments, sending prescriptions and reviewing patient history, are only a few of the solutions available when using Zebra healthcare products.

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