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Quiet Logistics Improves Data Collection with BarcodesInc and Honeywell’s SL22 iPod Scanner Case

Posted August 4, 2014

Quiet Logistics, an eCommerce fulfillment provider of choice for leading brands and e-tailers, was looking for a solution to improve the efficiency of data collection in their warehouse by utilizing a cost effective mobile device like the Apple iPod. One of the main obstacles they faced was finding a way to add accurate barcode scanning to the iPods while also protecting them from everyday handling and use.

BarcodesInc provided a solution utilizing the Honeywell Captuvo SL22 ipod barcode scanner case to help Quiet Logistics attain the same level of performance and reliability they provide their own customers without the costs involved with dedicated rugged mobile computers.

For assistance finding the right data collection solution for your business, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Honeywell’s Captuvo SL62 Rugged Scanner Enclosure for iPad Mini Now Available

Posted July 22, 2014

After the initial announcement in January of this year, the Honewyell Captuvo SL62 is currently available for purchase and delivery.

The Captuvo SL62 enterprise sled encases the popular Apple iPad mini, transforming it into an enterprise-ready device for businesses that prefer the simplicity and familiarity of iOS, but need additional functionality built-in for instant access to inventory, scanning and secure payment processing. The Captuvo SL62 is fully compatible with all Apple iPad mini models.

The Captuvo SL62 is available in 3 core configurations:

For assistance choosing the right version for your business needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Socket’s QX Stand Enhances Hands-Free Coupon Processing for Mobile POS and Hospitality Solutions

Posted July 15, 2014

qxstandSocket has announced a hands‐free barcode scanning solution for processing mobile coupons. The Socket Mobile QX Stand will enable customers to securely scan electronic coupons by passing them under a Socket Mobile barcode scanner in auto detection mode without relinquishing control of their electronic devices.

Socket Mobile maintains a leadership position in the Cordless Hand Scanning market by listening to our customer’s needs. Driven by the significant increase in the number of mobile coupon users, our mPOS (mobile point of sale) customers requested a hands‐free scanning mode for an otherwise mobile requirement.

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What is Apple MFi Certification and Why is it Important?

Posted July 7, 2014

2014-07-07_0930Apple’s MFi Program (“Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad”) is a licensing program for developers of hardware and software peripherals that work with Apple’s iPod, iPad, iPad mini and iPhone, the so-called iDevices. The name is a shortened version of the original long-form Made For iPod. Companies joining the MFi program are required to pass certain requirements and certification tests. Once approved by Apple, they are able to display certain MFi-related logos on their product packaging.

Using a MFi certified receipt printer ensures full compatibility with Apple devices and an easier set-up with more features in any mobile application.

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New Pop-Up iOS Keyboard using Socket Mobile Bluetooth Barcode Scanners

Posted July 1, 2014

Many Bluetooth barcode scanners have a serious drawback when used with an iOS device due to the fact that Apple products recognize the scanner as a wireless keyboard and disable the  the built-in virtual keyboard. This essentially means that anytime you want to manually type any information you have to uncouple the Bluetooth scanner to gain access to the on-screen keyboard again.

Obviously, this is a major problem for most users and counter acts any benefits gained with the scanner.

Luckily there are some manufacturers, like Socket, that have scanners capable of acting as a HID Bluetooth device which retains the virtual keyboard functionality by double tapping the power button to allow simultaneous scanning and keystrokes.

Check out this short video for a simple demonstration of this unique feature with Socket’s Apple certified CHS Series scanners


Apple iOS 8 keyboard update allows for system-wide barcode scanning

Posted June 5, 2014

Apple unveiled dozens of new features in its upcoming iOS 8 operating system for iPhone, iPods and iPads at their World Wide Developer Conference on Monday.

Of particular interest to those who use iOS devices for light inventory management or asset tracking is the support for custom 3rd party keyboards.

Android has supported 3rd party keyboards for years, but the feature is new to iOS. Third party keyboards are commonly used to offer different ways of entering text, by swiping, for example.

Custom keyboards can be used for more than just typing. They can also be developed with a new “scan” button that, when tapped, uses the camera to scan a barcode and enter the text or numbers from that barcode anywhere you can type: web pages, email, other apps, etc.

Custom 3rd Party iOS 8 keyboard


Wasp Launches MobileAsset v7, MobileAsset.EDU with iPhone, iPad, Android Connectivity

Posted June 4, 2014

2014-06-04_0758Wasp has announced the release of their MobileAsset v7 and MobileAsset.EDU. Wasp’s fixed asset tracking solutions include all the features a business or educational institution needs to account for its valuable assets.

Wasp’s MobileAsset v7, designed for IT departments, and MobileAsset.EDU, dedicated for K-12 and higher education institutions, are the most convenient and competitive tracking solutions available. The MobileAsset.EDU edition is the first of its kind, with two available options, Professional and Enterprise; while the MobileAsset v7 is available in three editions: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise.

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KoamTac’s New KDC20 Miniature Bluetooth Laser Barcode Scanner

Posted May 21, 2014

KDC20KoamTac has announced the release of its new KDC20 miniature laser barcode scanner at CONNECT 2014, KoamTac’s annual partner conference. The KDC20 is the companys most cost-efficient, stand-alone Bluetooth scanner. Equipped with a convenient swing-out USB connector, the scanner conserves consumer resources by eliminating cables and enabling the use of off-the-shelf multi-USB charging solutions.

Highly configurable, the new device includes four buttons: scan, up and down (for controlling Bluetooth connections and remotely activating soft keyboards), and a delete key. Customizable features available include, a vibrating option and an optional backup battery for the real time clock. The scanner is certified by Apple for use with iOS devices, as well as, compatible with Android, Blackberry, Mac, and Windows devices

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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.

phone4

iPhone 4/4s

phone5

iPhone 5

ipad

iPad

mini
iPad Mini
pod
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
· ·
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.


TSL’s 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID and Serialio Software Work Together to Boost Productivity

Posted April 23, 2014

TSL has announced that popular mobile software from Serialio has been optimized to support their high-performance 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader. Working together, these powerful hardware and software solutions keep the mobile workforce operating at peak productivity.

Serialio apps for iOS and Android operating systems that are compatible with TSL’s 1128 Bluetooth UHF RFID Reader include the Mobile Grid Solution Framework, iScanBrowser, and SerialMagic Gears Android. Support for SerialMagic Professional Windows is expected in the near future.

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