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A Warehouse Robotics Company Implements iPad Mini & Powerful Barcode Scanning Solution

Posted July 6, 2018

warehouse-robotsExecutive Summary
A warehouse robotics manufacturing company was in search of a user interface to complete and enhance their robots. A powerful barcode scanning solution with a strong and durable scan engine was required to improve processes. Additionally, it needed to be compatible with the iPad Mini due to their workers familiarity with the product and integration with their existing enterprise software.

Barcodes identified an optimal barcode scanning solution that not only streamlined processes but also increased the revenue stream for a robotics company’s clients.

The Business Challenge
The robots created by the robotics company are used at their customer’s facilities. A technologically advanced solution was required to allow warehouse associates the ability to interact directly with the robots for order picking, inventory control, and efficiency measures. They need a simple and lightweight solution to implement various warehouse management applications.

Solution
Barcodes recommended the Infinite Peripherals Infinea Tab™ M and case (CS-TAL) with 1D/2D barcode scanner, along with the Apple iPad Mini. This allowed mobile employees to convert the Apple iPad Mini into a powerful warehouse management and scanning solution to fulfill their operational needs. The Infinea Tab™ M has a 2D imager scan engine which reads the most widely used 1D and 2D barcodes that has made it the ideal solution for order picking and inventory control.

Benefits
Having implemented the solution, the warehouse robotics company has seen the benefits of using an iPad mini and powerful scanning solution in one. The intuitive user interface on the Infinea Tab™ M has led to increased productivity by the end users, which has allowed more orders to ship; thus, revenue to increase for their customers.

The warehouse robotics company has scaled widely once their robots were delivered and implemented at each of their customer’s site. Not only through word of mouth, but through various trade shows, the interest in the robots and the technology used within the robots has set the company on a path for tremendous growth with the help of Barcodes.


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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Tips: Pairing Your TSP650II BTi with an Apple iPad

Posted December 29, 2015

Apple MFi certified, Star’s TSP650II BTi receipt printer is the perfect solution to add receipt printing to your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad based point-of-sale system. With operating system support for iOS, Android and Windows, the TSP650II BTi features the best of both worlds by coupling the comfort of legacy products with the speed and connection options demanded today in fast-paced point of sales environments.


Setting Up Your Star WiFi Power Pack with an iPad

Posted December 14, 2015

The WiFi Power Pack is designed to make any Star LAN interface printer “wireless” in a cost effective way without a lot of messy cables. This, in turn, enables the Star printer using the WiFi Power Pack to connect with tablets, smart phones and other portable electronic wireless devices.

This video tutorial will guide you to get your Wi-Fi Power Pack and iPad communicating in a few simple steps.


White Paper : iOS Compatibility

Posted October 29, 2015

IOSWhat is it?

Not all barcode scanners or data capture devices are compatible with Apple iOS devices, and for those that are, a significant amount of testing and development are required to assure proper device operation. However, after a huge demand from small and medium-sized business owners to incorporate iPads, iPhones, and other Apple devices into their workforce management workflow, Apple invested extensive time and resources into certifying iOS devices with select data capture devices. Now, business owners have the ability to connect their Apple device to a data capture device via Bluetooth or a physical sled or cradle in order to conduct asset tracking, point of sale, inventory management, and other applications.

When is it coming?

iOS compatibility exists today. Many businesses ranging from small to enterprise-level are using iPads, iPhones and iPods to perform inventory management, asset tracking, and mobile point of sale activities. Hardware devices such as barcode scanners, label printers, receipt printers, cash drawers, and RFID readers are now equipped with software utilities that allow for connection to your preferred Apple device.

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Meet the New Face of mPOS with Star’s mPOP

Posted October 7, 2015

mpop-2Are you ready for the new face of mPOS?

While the competition keeps pace in technology, Star Micronics delivers ground breaking innovation to the POS industry. Star’s latest innovation in is specifically designed for mPOS applications.

The mPOP epitomizes the convergence of technology, integrating every aspect of a traditional POS system into one ergonomic all-inclusive peripheral. Sleek and modern, its compact design includes a printer, cash drawer, barcode scanner, and device stand. Simply add your preferred tablet or mobile device to create a full multi-functional POS system. Additionally, its flexible, device agnostic capabilities enable it to be available for all major mobile operating systems—Android, Windows, and iOS.

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Star Micronic’s SM-S230i Compact, High Speed Bluetooth Portable Printer

Posted September 3, 2015

Star SM-S230i Portable PrinterStar has announced the launch of their smallest portable printer. The SM-S230i is a compact, lightweight, high speed two inch Bluetooth and USB portable printer. The SM-S230i Bluetooth portable printer is compatible with all operating systems including Windows, Android, and iOS. With Apple MFi certification, the SM-S230i can easily connect and pair with the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

The SM-S230i is suitable for a wide range of mobile printing applications with no configuration changes required when switching between various operating systems. The clerk will be able to use the SM-S230i with an iOS, Android or Windows device with no set up required using its auto detection Bluetooth feature. This feature eliminates frustration caused from changing your settings when using devices with different operating systems. With an additional convenient connection option for USB 2.0, the SM-S230i can send fast transfer speeds of data and provide security with an easy plug-in USB cable.

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Star’s New SM-L200 Mobile Printer

Posted May 1, 2015

Star SM-L200 Portable PrinterStar has announced the new release of a new 2-inch portable printer, the SM-L200.

The SM-L200 has some industry’s first features such like Bluetooth 4.0 communication and a 5V charge. Bluetooth 4.0 is a method of communication which uses the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology and allows users to communicate with iOS devices (iPhone, iPad) without MFi certification and configure Bluetooth connection (pairing) more easily. Its convenient 5V PC or smartphone charging via a Micro USB cable, which is normally used for consumer products such like smartphones, eliminates a need of the dedicated charging adapter and allows users to charge easily via a charger for a smartphone, a USB port of PC and a portable battery for a cell phone. The SM-L200 realizes the lowest price among Star portable printers and targets customers who focus on “low cost and high functionality” more than “print speed and communication speed”.

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TSC’s Alpha-3R, Alpha-4L Mobile Printers Now MFi Certified

Posted March 4, 2015

2015-03-04_0918TSC has received Apple license approval of its Alpha-3R and Alpha-4L handheld mobile printers, certifying them as an MFi hardware accessories. The licensing enables TSC to advertise the Alpha-3R and Alpha-4L as Apple-approved MFi devices and display MFi-related logos on their product packaging.

Operating in Bluetooth mode, the Alpha-3R can print receipts, tickets, proof of delivery, invoices and other documentation direct from iPhone and iPad Apple devices.  The Alpha-4L can print direct from iPhone, iPad and iPod devices. The result: increased transaction efficiency and improved worker productivity.

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How to pair the Star TSP650II BTi receipt printer with an Apple iPad

Posted January 13, 2015

One of the most common applications for iPads beyond general consumer use has been as a POS terminal. Their low cost and the host of POS applications available for them makes the iPad a perfect solution for many small business looking for an affordable option to process transactions.

Almost every iPad based POS system requires a dedicated printer to create receipts for each transaction. . Star’s TSP650II BTi is one of the most commonly purchased for iPad systems due to their easy integration and high quality print results. See how simple it is to get up and printing receipts on your iPad in the following video.


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