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What You Need in a Mobile Business

Posted January 5, 2018

Food-truckPop-up retail and mobile food trucks isn’t new. It is a secret weapon that small business owners use to get their product out into the world and into the hands of their customers. In the pop up world, business owners will find a venue like a coffee shop, store, craft fair, or farmer’s market, then set up a retail or food shop for a limited of time: anything from one day to a few weeks.

This is an opportunity for VARs to serve a growing trend, particularly because of the mobility and connectivity to customers are key for business owners running pop up shops.

What’s the point in pop-up?

Mobile locations are more flexible for entrepreneurs looking to grow a brand and gain funding without risking everything on their venture.

  • It’s authentic. Business owners are standing behind the customers, answering questions, building credibility, and connecting with the customer.
  • It’s special. The pop-up won’t be there forever, the perfect time for an impulse purchase.
  • It’s affordable. Your expenses are low, so you can just focus on the price points.
  • It’s mobile. Businesses travel to their customers, which is a great way to test the viability of a new business or a way to expand an existing business in a new location.

Solutions for a Pop- Up:

Pop-Up shops are becoming an accessible venture for many owners to expand on their current businesses without needing to fully commit to purchasing a location. Popular restaurants can simply park their food truck near a sporting event or music festival and capitalize on an event even if their actual location is far away.

Check out the solutions we have available for a pop-up. Feel free to contact one of our dedicated account managers if you have any questions to pick out the tools you will need in your mobile business.

 


PAX’s D200 is a Mobile POS for an Emerging Market

Posted October 19, 2017

d200Mobile Payment Terminals will be an emerging market in the coming years for retail stores. Consumers want to have the ability to skip the lines and get in and out of stores as quickly as possible especially during the holiday season. With the beautifully designed D200 MPOS you can streamline payments into a unique personal program and you can take all your value-added applications on the D200 to provide a high-tech and user-friendly customer interaction point.

Brought to you by PAX Technology Limited a top global payment terminal solution supplier you know you’ll be getting a quality device. The D200 comes with a 32-bit ARM 11 processor and has a memory capacity of 192MB (128MB Flash and 64MB DDR). The display comes in a size of 2.4 inches with a LCD color screen and a touch-press input along with 10 numeric keys and 5 functional keys.  The D200 can integrate with any mobile payment app running on iOS or Android. The D200 was given a special certification called MFi by Apple Inc. Apple has tested and approved the D200 to meet the highest performance standards for integration with any iPad or iPhone.

D200 Features and Benefits:

  • Contactless NFC, EMV chip, and magstripe enabled.
  • Featuring innovative touch-press key design.
  • Stylishly designed for comfort and convenience.
  • Large color screen with user friendly interface.
  • Large memory capacity.
  • Bluetooth, WiFi, GPRS, and cable connectivity.
  • USB port for high speed data transmission.
  • Versatile Operating System.
  • PCI PTS 3.x approved, SRED.
  • Secure key embedded area

For any questions or a quote on any of your MPOS needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Honeywell’s CK75: An Ultra-Rugged Mobile Computer

Posted September 25, 2017

ck75-2Honeywell’s new ultra-rugged mobile computer is built from premium, industrial materials giving it a balance of ruggedness and duty cycle. The CK75 is a perfect fit for any warehouse or distribution environment with features that focus on enabling flexibility and agility. With workload demands always shifting unexpectedly the CK75 gives workers the flexibility to quickly transition to tasks that require near or far scanning, speech, voice, and image capture; this saves valuable time from workers having to find and reorient themselves on unfamiliar devices.

CK75 Features:

  • Supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating systems for flexible application support and migration.
  • Withstands 2.4 m (8 ft) drops to concrete, 2,000 1 m (3.3 ft) tumbles and has an IP67 seal rating against water and dust.
  • Industry’s fastest and farthest imaging engine delivers superior motion tolerance and barcode read performance.
  • Optional Cold Storage version includes touch screen and scan window heaters to support use for extended periods in freezers as well as transitions into and out of freezer areas

Call one of our representatives for a quote on the CK75.


Honeywell’s Rugged Mobile Printers the RP Series

Posted September 11, 2017

rp-seriesTogether the RP2 and the RP4 create the RP Series Mobile Receipt Printers. The RP Series are a set of rugged printers from Honeywell that are built to last in harsh environments that consists of multiple drops, vibration, and exposure to dust and water. With a rechargeable battery that can be charged inside or outside the printer and is designed to last a full shift for most use cases. The battery is hot-swappable meaning the printer can run for 20-120 seconds, depending on wireless communications, without a battery and not lose connectivity or need a restart enhancing productivity throughout the work day. The printer was also designed to keep track of its health, providing analytics on the age of the battery, printhead condition, and any unusual or extreme environmental conditions.

The Ultra rugged printer has a drop rating of 6.6 feet (2m) and has an IP54 dust and moisture ingress. Prints receipts up to five inches per second. The printers can also support labels with and without a liner, and sense gaps between labels or black marks on the top or bottom of the media. The RP Series printers are compatible with all popular thermal printer languages and protocols.

For any questions or a quote on any of your printing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Seiko Instruments introduces the New MP-B20 a Two Inch Mobile Printer

Posted August 28, 2017

mp-b20The MP-B20 is a compact and lightweight two-inch mobile printer. Brought to you by Seiko Instruments, this sleek and stylish mobile printer still offers the ability to print high-resolution receipts at more than 3 inches per second. A lightweight printer that weighs less than 1 pound with the battery pack. The lightweight design does not affect its ruggedness as it can withstand drops of up to 5 feet. The ruggedness makes the MP-B20 perfect for multiple work environments from hospitality to retail to healthcare to warehousing where ruggedness plays a key role.

“As today’s consumers and end users are looking for a more digitally oriented lifestyle that fits a diverse set of needs, it was only fitting to develop an additional option as the follow-up to the MP-A40 mobile printer,” said Yoshi Murakami, General Manager, Seiko Instruments USA Thermal Printer Division. “Similar to the MP-A40, the MP-B20 was developed to capture a diverse mix of vertical markets looking to add ease of use at a more compact level, specifically in mobile-driven environments like “Pay-at-the-Table” and line-busting applications.”

For any questions or a quote on any of your printing needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Zebra’s New Ultra-Rugged 3600 Series Barcode Scanners

Posted April 14, 2016

36x8Zebra has announced the release of their new 3600 Ultra-Rugged series of scanners. They are purpose-built to exceed industry standards for durability, scan performance and manageability in demanding industrial environments such as warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing shop floors and do-it-yourself (DIY) retail stores.

1D and 2D versions of the 3600 series are available with corded and cordless options for fast, accurate performance in picking, packing, shipping, receiving, work in progress (WIP), inventory tracking, track and trace, cross docking and point of sale (POS) applications. Built to perform in extreme conditions, the ultra-rugged scanner series offers the industry’s highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications in its class and is the industry’s first IP67-rated scanner capable of enduring complete water immersion for up to 30 minutes.

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Socket Mobile Announces Barcode Scanner Compatibility with Apple iOS 7

Posted September 12, 2013

Socket Cordless Hand Scanner 7 Series ScannerSocket has announced that their Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 and Series 8 barcode scanners are both compatible with Apple iOS 7. The products’ seamless compatibility with the latest Apple devices underlies Socket’s commitment to supporting the latest smartphones and tablets used by businesses for retail point of sale, field sales and service, and other mobile applications.

As a member of the Apple Developer Program, Socket obtained a beta version of iOS 7 to successfully confirm compatibility with both the CHS barcode scanners and the SocketScan 10 Software Development Kit (SDK), which enables developers to embed support for both the CHS Series 7 and Series 8 into their applications. All current models of both the Series 7 and Series 8 are Apple MFi certified to support two-way communications with Apple iOS devices.

Applications compiled with the SocketScan 10 SDK will work with iOS 7. The SDK is available to members of the Socket Mobile Developer Program.


Go Zebra Gets Even Better with Service Agreement Bonus

Posted April 12, 2013

You already know the benefits of upgrading to Zebra’s latest technology through GO Zebra, but now the benefits are even better!

Beginning  in April, GO Zebra will include a service agreement bonus. When you add a 3-year ZebraCare service agreement to your tabletop or mobile printer purchase, you’ll receive an additional rebate—$25 for mobile printers and $50 for tabletop printers.

This service agreement bonus applies to purchases made between April 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013. Details will be available on the GO Zebra page of the Zebra Information Network (IN) beginning April 1.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at BarcodesInc.



Automating Your Field Force : Consumer vs. Rugged

Posted May 2, 2012

Consumer vs. Rugged

As you consider a mobile deployment, you might assume that consumer grade mobile devices will more than meet your needs – but regardless of where your field workers spend the majority of their time, there are several reasons to give rugged handhelds, tablets and notebooks a second look.

Rugged devices are a good fit for more than just those users who anticipate extreme weather conditions or highly physical work environments, such as an oil rig or a combat zone.

For a field worker who visits several customer sites on a typical day, tossing a tablet or laptop onto the passenger seat every time he or she gets back into the car can cause gradual wear and tear that will quickly require that device to be replaced.

That device will also face temperatures of up to 130 or 140 degrees Fahrenheit if it’s left in the car on a summer day – so the ability to survive extreme temperatures should be a key consideration as well.

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