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Honeywell Simplifies Healthcare Scanning with the New Enhanced Xenon 1902h

Posted April 14, 2015

Honeywell Enhanced Xenon 1902h ScannerWhen Every Minute Counts, Easy-To-Use Mobile Technology Allows Nurses To Streamline Bedside Care

As mobile devices continue to make their way into the hands of nurses across hospitals and doctor’s offices, Honeywell’s full healthcare solutions suite designed with nurses and medical professionals in mind will be on display at HIMSS, April 12−16, in booth #3017 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Designed specifically to aid nurses and medical professionals in improving their workflows, Honeywell’s new Enhanced Xenon 1902h Wireless Area-Imaging Scanner, which builds upon its sixth-generation Adaptus area-imaging technology, is the company’s newest solution to drive improved operations in patient care.
Unrivaled Scanning Performance and New Nighttime Features

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Rugged Tablet Selection Made Easy

Posted March 16, 2015

Finding a rugged tablet that best fits your application and environmental needs is key to ensuring you get the best performance and long term value from your investment.  Given the wide range of features and options available for each model, getting a clear overview of what each tablet can do is challenging when looking at individual specification sheets.

This convenient chart breaks down the main features of some of the most common rugged tablets. No matter the environment or harsh conditions you need to handle, there’s a tablet to meet whatever your requirements are. For additional assistance finding the right tablet, contact one of our mobility specialists at BarcodesInc.

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Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting for Private Fleets: Pitfalls and Opportunities

Posted March 2, 2015

2015-02-27_1645As time marches on, many of the influences on our businesses change as well. This change alone is a great reason to frequently review your operations and make sure you are employing the very best practices in every facet of your business operations. In a recent research study conducted by Vanson Bourne trucking professionals reported that only 61% of their companies had conducted any type of process re-engineering effort in the previous 12 months. That leaves 39% of transportation operations as a whole (33% of private fleets and 53% of for-hire operations) that have not made a focused effort to innovate and improve their operational processes.

When you contrast that static approach to business against constantly evolving regulatory requirements, you have an obvious disconnect. For example, let’s take a topic like commercial vehicle inspections. All commercial fleets perform them since they are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative1 . Yet, how many companies execute these inspections and reports in a manner that not only improves the fleet’s Vehicle Maintenance BASIC score, but also improves the efficiency of the operation, positively impacting everything from driver performance to customer satisfaction?

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New Barcode Workflows for Nurses

Posted February 23, 2015

2015-0210A creative group of nurses are helping Honeywell uncover better ways to use barcode printers and scanners at the bedside. In the past, it was common to see barcode scanners mounted on workstation-on-wheel (WoW) carts behind the display and out of the way. It made perfect sense at a time when reading barcodes was a new and relatively uncommon task. Today, the frequency of reading barcodes at the bedside has dramatically increased and—with Meaningful Use Stage 2—this trend will continue. Nurses using Honeywell’s Xenon cordless barcode scanner quickly discovered that mounting it in an elevated, forward-facing orientation allowed them to fully benefit from the scanner’s “presentation mode” feature. Just like the built-in scanners found at the grocery store, presentation mode scanning is faster because it eliminates the need to squeeze the trigger, and frees up the second hand for quickly handling items.

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Top Ten Reasons Retailers Upgrade to Area-Imagers

Posted February 11, 2015

2015-02-11_1005Traditional laser scanners read linear bar codes at the point-of-sale—a technology that greatly simplified checkout. But today’s highly developed area-imaging scanners enable greater capability and flexibility, putting far more productivity into the hands of retail employees and allowing for revenue-generating mobile marketing initiatives.

With these advantages, it’s no wonder VDC’s 2013 Report forecasts area-imaging scanners sales to grow at a rate of 13.4% for the next three years, compared to the expected 7.3% decline for laser-based scanners over the time period. Imaging technology is firmly established as a cost-effective, durable, technologically capable alternative to laser-based systems. Plus, imagers are capable of supporting retailer’s mobile marketing programs, capturing mobile coupons right off customers’ smartphone screens or automatically collecting their information from ID cards for loyalty program auto-enrollment. Continue reading »


Intermec Expands their Printer Line with New Light Industrial PD43 and PD43c

Posted February 2, 2015

Intermec PD43 PrinterAs IT and operations leaders strive to improve their bottom line in 2015 and beyond, Intermec by Honeywell has announced two barcode label printers, offering an entry-level solution for reliable industrial printing at a competitive price.

Combining the reliability of an industrial-class product with the simplicity of a desktop printer, the PD43 and the compact PD43c printers are designed for use in the distribution center, transportation (including airline passenger service), retail and healthcare industries. These new printers allow workers around the world to conduct business-critical tasks such as airline ticketing, baggage tag printing, shelf label printing and pharmaceutical label printing.

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Honeywell Announces Three New Series of Voyager Barcode Scanners

Posted January 15, 2015

New Honeywell voyager barcode scannersHoneywell has unveiled an innovative new suite of Voyager scanners, designed to empower retailers to better connect with customers and minimize checkout time, at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show opening.

Enriching the Customer Experience: Scanners Drive Efficiency at POS and Beyond
Extending Honeywell’s leadership in engineering scanning solutions for the world’s leading retailers, the four new Voyager scanners are designed with the future of retail in mind, helping to reduce checkout time, speed up loyalty program enrollment and age verification, and unlock the full potential of the customer’s mobile shopping experience. The new solutions include: Continue reading »


Honeywell’s New Version of HTML5 Browser

Posted December 29, 2014

VoicesFromTheHTML5TrenchesHoneywell has updated several of their mobile computers with the new version of HTML5 Browser which can be downloaded for existing units and will currently be provided on new devices.

HTML5 Browser allows cross-platform applications that have been developed using HTML5 technology to run on a wide range of Honeywell mobile computers. This capability provides two major advantages to Honeywell and to our software development
partners:

  • The HTML5 capability allows Honeywell mobile computers to be sold into applications where they have not previously been able to operate. This includes applications that are written primarily to run on consumer-grade smartphones, but where those smartphones are proving to be too fragile
  • The HTML5 capability provides software developers a path forward in this time of operating system road map uncertainty. As vendors of rugged mobile devices evaluate alternate operating systems, software vendors are left to wonder how to develop for the next generation of hardware. HTML5 offers one path forward that insulates them from these uncertainties.

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Honeywell Expands Scanning And Mobility Portfolio With Acquisition Of Datamax-O’Neil

Posted December 23, 2014

2014-12-23_1015Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Datamax-O’Neil, a global manufacturer of fixed and mobile printers used in a variety of retail, warehouse and distribution, and health care applications, for $185 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015 subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review.

The acquisition builds on Honeywell’s existing scanning and rugged mobile thermal printing products, and will extend that to include RFID, receipt, label and other specialty printing applications. This deal follows Honeywell’s 2013 acquisition of Intermec, which essentially doubled the company’s revenue in the highly attractive scanning and mobility segment.

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Made for Healthcare – Infographic

Posted December 18, 2014

Healthcare applications carry a unique set of requirements for patient data collection hardware especially when it comes to durability and reliability. To ensure patient safety, all equipment must be cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis which can be a challenge for many products. Honeywell has developed a range of scanners and mobile devices that are designed with an antimicrobial disinfectant-ready housing. These devices can easily handle regular cleaning with aggressive solvents commonly used in healthcare environments.

This infographic introduces Honeywell’s healthcare specific products that can meet any data collection need from basic scanning to mobile data collection on an iPhone or dedicated devices.

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