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The Rugged Smartphone Market is Expanding into the Forefront of the Mobility

Posted September 5, 2017

In a world constantly searching for opportunities to stay mobilized, we are increasingly seeing every industry equipping their work force with rugged smartphones and scanner sleds. This gives the user the ability to scan and track on the go in addition to processing credit card payments in the field. Rugged smartphones and sleds have been emerging into the marketplace to help companies stay more productive away from the desk and also decrease high capital equipment costs. While there are many options on the market today, this sector is expected to see a 2-3% growth in the next few years with many new hardware and software products emerging.

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Key benefits of using a rugged smartphone for your business:

  • A slimmer, thinner, and lighter form factor than traditional laptops and other peripherals which can easily fit in a pocket, purse, or bag.
  • No need for an additional piece of equipment as this fits directly over your iPhone or Android
  • Rugged sleds can increase durability of your device in harsh outdoor environments and also indoor facilities prone to dust and moisture.
  • Stay connected in the field using cell service to transmit data quickly when away from the office

Call one of our representatives for mobility solutions and pricing assistance.


Infinite Peripherals New iPod Touch Compatibility

Posted August 18, 2015

Apple recently made a long time coming update to the iPod Touch on July 15th, 2015. The iPod Touch has come to be a very useful data collection tool for many businesses when used with scanner/msr sleds from Infinite Peripherals. The main concern with any new Apple product update is compatibility with 3rd party accessories and add-ons.

Conveniently  for everyone, after extensive testing Infinite Peripherals has announced that the newest iPod Touch is fully compatible with their Linea Pro 5 and Infinea X products.

Make data collection easy and in a familiar form factor with an iPod and Infinite Peripheral sled.


Barcode Scanner Cases for the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and iPad Mini

Posted May 7, 2014

With the wide acceptance of smartphones and tablets, more and more businesses are looking to leverage iPhones, iPads, and iPods for a variety of data collection and tracking needs. One of the main challenges encountered when using an iOS device is being able to scan barcodes and read the magnetic stripe on credit/debit cards. While there are scanner apps to use a camera as a barcode reader, businesses that will have a consistent scan volume or need for accuracy will find this to be slow and cumbersome. This is where a dedicated scanner sled is the perfect solution.

The range of sleds currently available can provide 1D or 2D scanning and some models add MSR and RFID reading. The chart below is a simple breakdown of the various sleds, their capabilities, and which iOS devices they are compatible with. No matter what your needs are, there is a scanner sled that can meet them.

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iPhone 5

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iPad Mini
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iPod Touch
Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL22 SeriesHoneywell Captuvo SL22
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL42Honeywell Captuvo SL42
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Honeywell Captuvo SL62Honeywell Captuvo SL62
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Socket CHS 8Socket CHS 8
1D Scanner only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 410
1D Scanner Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 415
1D Scanner and MSR
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kdcKoamTac KDC 420
2D Scanner Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 425
2D Scanner and MSR
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kdcKoamTac KDC 430
MSR Only
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kdcKoamTac KDC 450
2D Scanner and HF RFID
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Photo of Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 4Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 4
1D/2D Scanner and MSR options
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Photo of Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 5Infinite Peripherals Linea Pro 5
1D/2D Scanner and MSR options
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Infinite Peripherals Infinea Tab M
2D Scanner and MSR options
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Griffin Olli iPad Mini ScannerGriffin Olli
2D Scanner and MSR
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For additional assistance finding the right sled for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc.