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Which Toughbook Should I Buy? The Buyer’s Guide

Posted September 26, 2018

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A few tips on choosing a toughbook that’s right for the job, 

  1. Determine where the toughbook is going to be used
  2. Seek the durability and size that you need
  3. Understand what operating system you need to work with (most software requires Windows)
  4. Any custom configuration (memory, mobile broadband, gps, barcode readers, webcam, fingerprint authentication)

Here is why we recommend the Panasonic Toughbook 33, because no matter what your need might be this 2-in-1 Toughbook is can outperform your task on the field. With a detachable screen and hot-swappable battery, you can take this anywhere. Hello Maximum Mobility! Give the workers what they need to complete their task with ease to increase productivity and efficiency for your daily operation.

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  • 2-in-1 laptop or tablet mode, foldable and detachable
  • Windows 10 Pro or Windows 7 Pro downgrade
  • Ultimate Endurance with 12″ display designed for dust and dirt resistance
  • Optional Mobile Broadband Carrier with Satellite GPS, Insertable and Contactless Smartcard readers
  • IP65 certified with rain/glove mode to be used in weather demanding conditions and with gloves
  • 4-foot drop rating
  • 10-point multi touch screen
  • Hot-swappable battery that lasts for up to 10(standard)-20(long life) battery
  • A large line of accessories that keeps the Toughbook charged and strapped

The best part of it all is that each Toughbook is customizable, whether a feature is needed or not you can choose one that’s right for you and your price point. The value of a Toughbook is a function of the price, these rugged and durable computers are made to last for years. The Toughbook 33 provides reliability, longevity, and value to your daily tasks. It is engineered to equip the extraordinary.

Contact us if you like to learn about the configurable part that you need or check out other Panasonic Toughbooks for your daily operations. We can help you find the solution, stage what you need, and even provide services to keep your equipment up and working for long periods to come.

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Zebra’s Mobility DNA – Increase Productivity and Greater Flexibility

Posted August 7, 2018

Zebra’s mobile computers provide ways to improve workforce communications, better workflow efficiencies, more accuracy and less downtime.

Contact our dedicated account managers to see how Zebra’s products can help you maximize productivity and regain control over your workflow.


Zebra to Acquire Xplore Technologies – Here Are 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted July 12, 2018

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Zebra and Xplore Technologies corporation announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Xplore.

XplorenetHere are 3 things you need to know about the acquisition:

  1.  Diverse Portfolio – Xplore has established a leading position as an innovative developer of the ultra- rugged tablets, laptops and a range of performance matched accessories. They are designed to withstand the demanding conditions across diverse end markets in oil & gas, manufacturing, military/ government, healthcare, public safety, transportation & logistics, and retail verticals. This is going to give Zebra a more diverse portfolio in rugged mobility.
  2. Leader in Data Capturing – With Zebra continuing to invest in their Enterprise Tablet category, this acquisition further solidifies Zebra’s position as the world leader in Enterprise Mobility.
  3. In-Process – Business is as usual for Zebra and Xplore until the acquisition is complete in Q3 2018.

 

As Zebra continues to grow, Barcodes Inc will still be your number one source to any data capturing mobility products and resource. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our barcode experts and we will be happy to help!

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Make the Move to 4G LTE

Posted May 15, 2018

As coverage is coming to an end for 2G and 3G in December of 2019, companies are shifting their focus to 4G LTE.

It is time to make the switch to save on time and enjoy the reliability of coverage and connectivity of LTE and Zebra Android technology. And as a bonus to help make the transition easier. Zebra offers you a way to maximize the use of your old devices, trade in devices with a 2″ screen or larger (including Zebra and competitively branded devices) and purchase a TC56 (up to $75) or TC75x (up to $100) and Zebra will rebate each purchased device to help with the shift to 4G LTE.

Benefits of Migrating to LTE

  • Greater coverage
  • Increased Reliability
  • 10x data speed of 3G
  • Shorter Latency Times
  • Simultaneous voice + data
  • Better voice quality on VoLTE than 3G
  • Continuation of service via a SIM card
  • Work-boosting modern devices

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  • Maximum Display Size- 5 in display offers easy and flexible touch
  • Ultimate Scanning Performance- 1D and 2D capabilities
  • Rugged and Ready for business
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Snapdragon 650 64-bit hexa-core 1.8GHz ARM

TC75x

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Maximum data entry flexibility to read 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Rugged for all day use out in the field
  • Boost efficiency in asset management, parts inventory, proof of delivery, and order automation

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact us at ltemigration@barcodesinc.com or call us at 866-349-5964 to see if you are eligible to make the switch. Shift into 4G LTE and see you at the finish line.

 

 


Join the Zebra Workforce Mobility Revolution

Posted May 14, 2018

Zebra invites you to join their mobility workforce to revolutionize your business to improve efficiency, enhanced productivity, and with hardware that sends greater accuracy on the floor. Read all the great reasons to join Zebra below. If you have any questions or want to find out how the process works, contact our dedicated account managers to assist you.




 

 


Workforce Mobility Revolution: Transform Your Organization

Posted April 26, 2018

Klaus Schwab founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum once said, “In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it’s the fast fish which eats the slow fish.” His words ring true, especially in today’s technology dependent world. Either move forward or get left behind.

Zebra Technologies does a great job explaining this revolution with, Transform Your Organization By Harnessing the Workforce Mobility Revolution. You’ll learn what this revolution looks like and the benefits it can provide to your organization. To fully realize the potential of workforce mobility your organization will need advanced mobile operating systems, mobile devices, and software solutions. Redefine how your organization gets things done by implementing faster and smarter processes that help propel your organization forward.

Gains to Expect:

  • Productivity: From the use of advanced operating systems, devices and purpose-built software applications that speed up workflows.
  • Efficiency: Via processes that eliminate waste or complexity.
  • Accuracy: With advanced data collection capabilities that reduce the soft and hard costs associated with errors.

To read the full white paper by Zebra Technologies, download your copy HERE!

To help improve your organizations Workforce Mobility please contact our dedicated account managers for mobile solutions!


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.


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