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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

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Converged Devices: Honeywell Captuvo SL22h & SL42h

Posted April 11, 2017

For healthcare professionals, streamlining data collection and communications among staff and patients is one key to patient care. That’s why adding a Captuvo SL22h or Captuvo SL42h enterprise sleds to Apple iPod or iPhone devices makes sense. Your clinicians will gain a more robust productivity tool that’s protected by a disinfectant-ready housing.

Healthcare professionals will readily appreciate how this easy-to-use solution helps you streamline data collection and communications among staff and patients. Plus, the sleds are moisture sealed with disinfectant-ready plastic and a sealed screen protector, so it’s ready to withstand sanitizers and disinfectants.


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.


Zebra’s New RFD8500 RFID Sled for the TC55, MC40, and TC70

Posted November 4, 2015

ZebraZebra RFD8500 RFID Reader has announced the launch and availability of the RFD8500 – a high performance multi-operating system Bluetooth RFID reader sled. With the RFD8500, you can easily enable compatible Zebra and third-party mobile devices, tablets and smartphones with enterprise-class UHF RFID and 1D/2D bar code scanning capabilities. Zebra’s first multi-operating system RFID sled is designed to instantly transform Zebra mobile devices – such as the TC55, MC40 and TC75 – as well as select Android and iOS devices (iPod, iPhone) into handheld RFID readers, providing peace of mind that the investment you make today will serve your business needs tomorrow.

Zebra’s new RFD8500 sled can be used as an independent batch data collection device or the user-friendly Bluetooth sled can be paired with a compatible mobile device to extend the capabilities of existing handheld terminals. Simply snap the mobile device into the corresponding RFD8500 adapter mount for an all-in-one RFID reader solution that allows ergonomic, single-handed operation, or place the mobile device in a pocket or holster and use the light weight RFD8500 as a two piece RFID solution.

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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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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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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.


Honeywell Announces the Captuvo SL42 for Apple iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus

Posted August 11, 2015

captuvosl42iphone6and6plus_03_largeAccording to a report recently published by Good Technology, iOS activations accounted for 73% of global device activations in Q4 2014. The introduction of the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been pivotal in driving the market share upswing for iOS, as enterprises take advantage of leveraging the hallmark user interface and broad availability of enterprise-class apps to deliver engaging and unique customer experiences.

For enterprises looking to extend the capabilities of Apple’s latest consumer-preferred devices, Honeywell is pleased to announce availability of the Captuvo SL42 for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Designed to transform the popular smartphone into an enterprise-ready solution, the Captuvo SL42 for Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus targets mobile frontline workers who require real-time connectivity to business-critical applications and superior barcode scanning performance to improve productivity and better serve customers whether in the office, on the road, or in the field.

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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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