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Datamax-O’Neil Printers Now Supported By Loftware’s Family Drivers

Posted November 1, 2013

2013-11-01_1059Loftware has announced the release of Loftware Print Server (LPS) version 10.1 SP1 and Loftware Label Manager (LLM) version 10.1 SP1. Continuing to deliver on Loftware’s commitment to innovate, this release extends the power of the solution’s ground breaking Family Drivers to include support for Datamax-O’Neil’s DPL printing language.

This release builds on the LPS 10.1 and LLM 10.1 new features that afford customers a new level of control and traceability of label changes, include the ability to embed images in label templates, expanded SMTP, and ease-of-use enhancements.

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Wasp Introduces 3 New Printers With the WPL612, WPL406, and WPL304

Posted August 16, 2013

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Wasp has announced the launch its new line of label printers with 3 new models. The WPL406 and WPL612 are designed for industrial barcode printing requirements, while the WPL304 is perfect for low-volume desktop
printing.

The barcode printers feature standard Ethernet connectivity, providing SMBs with high-quality label printing at advanced speeds. Competitively priced, Wasp hopes to deliver its customers the most efficient, cost-effective printers on the market.

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Datamax-O’Neil Introduces the NETira Software Suite of Printer Tools

Posted October 5, 2012

Unlock the power of your printers with the NETira suite of software tools designed to expand and enhance the performance of your Datamax-O’Neil printers. NETira offers users the ability to set-up your printer, design custom labels or manage an entire network of printers with the touch of a few buttons. NETira reduces setup time and provides the tools to effectively utilize all of your printer’s capabilities.

Thoroughly tested and certified by Datamax-O’Neil technicians, NETira provides users with easy-to-use software that presents a consistent look and feel for navigation. Whether it’s a single printer or part of a networked environment, NETira applications reduce setup time and provide users with the tools to effectively utilize all of their printers’ capabilities. The NETira suite includes:

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Zebra’s New Mid-Range Printer – the ZT200

Posted May 30, 2012

The new ZT200 series printers are the culmination of Zebra industry expertise, voice of customer feedback and innovative engineering. Incorporating Zebra’s new global design gives the ZT200 a sleek, contemporary look, improved user interface and a space-saving design. What’s under the hood is equally exciting since the series is engineered for effortless setup, intuitive user operation, and ease of service and maintenance for long-lasting performance. Superior print quality is achieved via the new print mechanism design and precision adjustment controls that accommodate a variety of media.

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Wireless Printing Delivers Efficiency and Cost Savings in Retail

Posted March 20, 2012

Wireless bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) label printing is widely recognized by major retailers globally as an essential technology for enhancing store operations. The ability to print real-time information in the aisle, on demand, saves time, effort, and money—creating competitive advantages.

Once a retailer deploys a wireless network, the benefits of in-store wireless printing become self-evident. Employees can generate tagging labels, coupons, receipts, or tickets on demand at the point of need, and place products on promotion at a moment’s notice. Store associates can complete shelf price audits and re-labeling tasks within a short time period. Store managers can be more confident of shelf price integrity, resulting in fewer price checks at the register. Checkout clerks can print receipts as part of a mobile point-of-sale or customer line-busting solution. In addition, item-level RFID tagging enables precise inventory management and improves store efficiency.

Wireless printers, especially handheld mobile printers, can help lower total in-store printing expenses, reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), improve labor productivity, boost return on investment (ROI), and increase customer satisfaction. The pages that follow detail the far-ranging benefits of wireless bar code and RFID printing, and present innovative wireless printing solutions from Zebra.

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Epson Color Label Printers and BarcodesInc Help Improve Efficiency at Upco Inc

Posted October 3, 2011

Epson TM-C3400 SecurColorUpco Inc., located in Claremore, Oklahoma, has the second largest factory in the world for the production of sucker rods. Sucker rods join together the surface and downhole components of a reciprocating piston pump installed in an oil well. With a total capacity to produce over thirty million feet of sucker rods per year, Upco is the only domestic supplier of sucker rods owned by employees.

To improve the efficiency of the plant, Upco required a system to identify quickly and easily the grade the quality of scrap in their plant. Having 7 or more different grades, employees were required to read black only labels which could create confusion and potential errors.

To reduce the potent for errors, BarcodesInc of Chicago, IL recommended Upco purchase an Epson TM-C3400 SecurColor on-demand color label printer as well as recommended media for their application. To complete the solution, the Information Technology group in Upco wrote an application in Visual Basic to automatically select the correct color based on the grade of scrap and to print the label on the TM-C3400.

By adding a band of color, employees can easily identify the quality of the scrap, saving time, reducing errors and saving money.

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Primera RX900 Color RFID Label Printer

Posted September 14, 2010

Primera RX900The world’s first on-demand color label printer with RFID.

Utilizing the latest in high-resolution color inkjet technology, the RX900 prints labels and tags at speeds of up to 4.5″ (114mm) per second.

The Primera RX900 is a true “on-demand” printer, which means that it prints, encodes, verifies and dispenses labels one at a time. You can make exactly the number of full-color labels you need when and where you need them.

The built-in UHF reader/encoder module, supplied by RFID industry leader Intermec®, supports ISO 18000-6B, ISO 18000-6C and EPC Global Class 1 Gen 2. The printer is thus ideal for producing full-color, RFID-enabled labels and tags for file folders, asset tracking, garment tags, shipping labels and much more.

Labels from 1″ (25.4mm) wide up to 8.5″ (216mm) wide can be produced. An adjustable antenna position and variable gain settings allow you to precisely aim the RFID signal, ensuring that only one label at a time is written.

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Achieving PCI DSS v1.2 Compliance on Wireless Printers

Posted May 11, 2010

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The challenges of meeting Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards and the horror stories of failing to comply continue to grow. Security breaches at several major retailers have resulted in estimated costs of as high as $1 billion per retailer. The U.S. Identity Theft Protection Act has established fines of up to $11,000 per customer record for databases breaches. In fact, 14 percent of retailers have suffered a breach and only 28 percent of retailers are fully compliant with PCI requirements, according to the Retail Systems Alert Group 2006-2007 Retail Data Security study. Since that study, retailers are taking notice, and compliance rates are steadily increasing.

Merchants who do not comply are at risk for fines, higher processing fees and even the loss of card-processing privileges. PCI implementation costs are a major concern for many businesses, even if the cost of noncompliance is potentially so much higher. Consider that the cost of new preventative measures only averages 4 percent of the total breach cost, or $180,000.1

Amid these concerns, it is easy for retailers to lose sight of both the big picture and important details. PCI compliance is a major milestone, but it is only a means to an end of having secure processes, networks, data, devices, and peripherals. If a single networked device is non-compliant, the entire network and the retail information systems behind it are all non-compliant. This is why protecting peripherals is an essential, if somewhat overlooked, component of PCI compliance.

This white paper explains how PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) version 1.2 applies to wireless peripherals and presents options for including secure wireless printers in PCI-compliant wireless networks.

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