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U.S. Pet Food Manufacturer Implements Barcode Scanning & Mobile Computing Solution that Increases Productivity & Efficiency by 25%

Posted July 5, 2018

dog-waiting-eatExecutive Summary
A large pet food manufacturer was in search for a warehouse management solution (WMS) to keep track of their product across their three US facilities and increase visibility into their inventory and process control. They were looking for a solution that could connect their existing lot tracking, process control, and shipping software together under one warehouse management umbrella. Barcodes identified an optimal barcode scanning and mobile computing solution that provided increased visibility into their inventory and process control, enhanced employee productivity and had the aptitude to run their proprietary WMS on an Android operating system. This allowed the pet food manufacturer to streamline their processes and add a layer of accountability to their methods.

The Business Challenge
Warehouse employees need access to secure information right away. The current method of relying on their memory to keep track of the products’ physical location in the warehouse was not working. It was taking workers too long to access the data they needed to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. There were also issues with the human memory error that slowed down processes. To address these concerns, the pet food manufacturer would need to invest in a barcode scanning and mobile computing solution capable of providing workers with inventory and product information in real time. They needed a solution that can scan pallets stored on top level racks, accept both touchscreen data and keyed data, as well as have an open operating system to future proof their business. Investing in this solution would allow the manufacturer employees to work more efficiently and eliminate the human error associated with memorizing product and inventory information.

Solution
Barcodes recommended the Janam XG3 Rugged Mobile Computer. The Janam XG3 provides a warehouse ready rugged mobile scanner, with a scan range of 15 inches to 50 feet, touchscreen and 57-key keypad for data entry. In addition, the XG3 has the ability to run their proprietary WMS on an Android operating system. This allowed the pet food manufacturer to manage and track all items in an effective and efficient manner and add a new layer of accountability to their process.

Benefits
Barcodes deployed forty-five Janam XG3s in three US facilities in a short amount of time. The pet food manufacturer’s business expectations continue to be met and exceeded. Not only do employees know where all their inventory is, from receiving raw goods to shipping finished product, but they have seen an increase in productivity and efficiency by 25%. In addition, they have eliminated the human error associated with memorizing inventory information.

Zebra’s TC25 The Rugged Smartphone that Keeps Your Business On Top

Posted July 5, 2018

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The Zebra’s TC25 ergonomic design is perfect for workers in field service and delivery operations. Mobile workers spend the day making deliveries, and providing services, they need a rugged device that can withstand the heavy duty lifting and with enough power to last a whole shift.

Explore why the TC25 is best for your business!

  1. Built in barcode scanner for fast and accurate scanning.
  2. Easy snap on external battery pack for extended use.
  3. IP65 seal, up to 1.2m drop for protection on the go.
  4. Push to talk for easy communication.
  5. Android operating system to keep your device updated and secure.
  6. Diverse range of accessories to enhance your device.

Click on the video below to see the TC25 in action and see how you can save time and money, increase sales and boost efficiency in your work force!

Contact our dedicated account managers to see how the TC25 is right for you, send us an email or call us at 888-381-5813. Make sure you ask about Zebra OneCare service option to see how you can protect your device in years to come.

Zebra’s New MC3300 Mobile Computer

Posted July 5, 2018

The MC3300 is the 4th generation in Zebra‘s highly successful MC3000 Series, it gives you more of the features that you want to meet your business needs. With the new model there are more scanning options, more time saving features, more rugged design, and instant support for your TE apps, right out of the box. Click to watch the video below to learn more!

Why Should You Buy The MC3300? More Efficient, More Productive, and More Profitable

  • Perfect Form.
  • Keyboard and touchscreen support for your TE apps.
  • More ways to capture data with ultimate simplicity and speed.
  • Reduce costs- compatible wiht the MC3200 accessories you have today.
  • Mobility DNA for an unmatched feature set- and value.

For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile computing needs email us at Barcodes, Inc or call us at 855-561-1795.

Panasonic FZ-T1: The Toughest Hand Held Around

Posted June 27, 2018

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Panasonic has announced its latest rugged hand held, the FZ-T1. The 5- inch Android device is designed for the mobile work force in industries, including retail, hospitality, manufacturing, transportation, and logistics. The FZ-T1 will come in two options: with WiFi or WiFi and 4G/LTE functionalities. Designed to operate a full shift, it comes with a battery that can operate for 12 hours suited for operators scanning regularly.

This slim and lightweight hand held will be available for purchase in August 2018. Keep checking our blog for more updates!

Key Specs

  • Display: 5.00 inches
  • Processor: 1.1GHz quad-core
  • Resolution: 720 x1280 pixels
  • RAM: 2GB
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Rear Camera: 8-megapixel
  • Battery Capacity: 3200 mAh

Contact us if you are interested in more information for the handheld or similar devices in your work force.

Dolphin 75e Wearable: Honeywell’s Hands-Free Solution

Posted June 27, 2018

75e-wearableHoneywell survey stated that on average companies lose over $400,000 every year in picking errors. In order to combat these errors and help improve accuracy and efficiency companies are looking more towards wearable technology.

Select warehouses and distribution centers are the perfect example to look at as they are seeing wearable mobile computers revolutionize the industry. Providing increased flexibility, operational improvement, improved productivity, and significant cost savings. With wearable computers users will be free from the constraints of using one hand to carry a scanner or mobile computer; instead users will have the flexibility to work hands-free while still accessing the data they need to complete the tasks at hand. A hands-free user will be able to accelerate picking, packing, and shipping operations.

Honeywell’s rugged Dolphin 75e Wearable has a large display with flexible touchscreen keypads. The accessories provide increased comfort and improved hygiene over conventional wearables. Combine it with the 8620 Ring scanner to get a truly hands-free experience that is guaranteed to help improve productivity in the workplace. With these lightweight and compact computers, users will have a wide range of motion. This allows users to complete tasks in less time without losing the valuable accuracy that is needed.

Dolphin 75e Wearable Features:

  • Multi OS: Flexible support and migration of Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld or Android 4.4 KitKat, seamlessly upgrade later as business needs grow to Windows 10 or Android 5.0L
  • 4.3 in large clear display with capacitive touchscreen provides outstanding readability and plenty of space for data and keypads.
  • Increase productivity and throughput with an ergonomic ring scanner based on an industry-grade imager that provides high-performance scanning of linear and 2D barcodes.
  • The watchband style armband improves comfort and eliminates hygiene concerns.
  • The rubber watchband straps are comfortable, reduce sliding or rotating on the arm and don’t absorb perspiration.

Feel free to contact our dedicated account managers for any questions or a quote on your mobile computing needs.

Finding the Right Devices

Posted June 15, 2018

What will you do when Microsoft ends all support for Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and 7-8 to follow soon after? It is important to take the time and think about what you need to do. The new migration to a new OS it is not just a necessity but companies are also gaining additional benefits of improvements in productivity, efficiency, and business performance.

Contact our dedicated account managers and find the right device for you and your team. Make the right choice for your business!

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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!

Tech Tip Tuesday the End of Legacy OS Support: Are You Prepared?

Posted April 24, 2018

Charts_RKMMost ruggedized handheld devices are powered by legacy operating systems. The problem, the extended support for legacy OS is quickly approaching its end. For infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for mobile and endpoint strategies it’s recommended to stop buying equipment with legacy OSs and begin planning their migration strategies.

In Gartner’s report, Revisit Your Ruggedized Strategy Before You’re Hit by the End of OS Support,  industry analysts, Leif-Olof Wallin and Stephen Kleynhans go in depth on how to overcome key challenges and their recommendations for planning a strategic migration. Their research is based on a large number of inquiries with clients, as well as discussions with technology vendors.

Kleynhans’s and Wallin’s expert research:

  • Explains what to stop buying and where to focus planning.
  • Evaluates the business case for ruggedized equipment, based on actual requirements and a fully loaded total cost of ownership calculation.
  • Outlines when to standardize versus when to diversify the ruggedized device portfolio.
  • Describes how to protect current investments in software and systems with application virtualization technology.

To download and read the full Gartner report please click HERE.

Any questions concerning the end of legacy operating systems please contact our dedicated account managers.

 

Honeywell’s Mobile Computers: Purpose Built for the Task at Hand

Posted April 18, 2018

Combine the advantages of consumer PDAs with industrial mobile computers and you get Honeywell’s set of rugged mobile computers. Honeywell’s mobile computers include the latest Android or Windows operating system technology, their SmartSystems device management software, and superior industrial design and ruggedness. Whether you have a small business or an enterprise, Honeywell’s mobile computers are easy to deploy, easy to use, and easy to support.

The Dolphin CT60 is designed for enterprises that require anywhere, anytime connectivity, and fast data capture in a highly durable, long-lasting form factor that’s built for maximum up-time and productivity. Packed with features to keep users connected and productive throughout the work day. With an advanced network connectivity that facilitates large file transfers, video streaming, and quick remote access to business applications with enough battery power to last an entire shift. Has accurate 1D and 2D scanning and data capture is possible even on the most damaged barcodes.

ct60CT60 Features and Benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform.
  • Industry-Leading Future Proof Protection.
  • Optimal Power and Connectivity.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design – Built to Last: Fits easily in to a pocket, IP67 rating against dust and water spray, withstands multiple 1.5 meter drops to concrete and 1,000 1 meter tumbles.
  • Future Proof: Support for four Android generations starting with Android 7.1.1. As well as an easy Windows to Android migration without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor.

Currently there is a transition from a keypad-centric mobile device to a full touchscreen device. The problem, keys are still essential in many logistics, warehouses, and field mobility organizations. In comes the ultra-rugged Dolphin CN80, a mobile computer that can help bridge that gap. A large 4.2 inch vivid color touchscreen and the option to choose between numeric or QWERTY keypads gives users the option to select which input method is best for their everyday environment. At the same time users will benefit from the use of the touchscreen for touch-centric applications in the future. With fast data processing, 1D/2D scanning, advanced network connectivity, and a battery life that lasts twice as long as previous generations; users will be connected and productive throughout multiple shifts.

CN80 Features and Benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform: Common hardware and software platform delivers enhanced operational efficiency and reduced TCO. Deploy the same applications on multiple products across your enterprise.
  • Forward-Compatible, Future-Proof: Support for four Androd generations – N through Q. Customers using Windows based operating systems can migrate to Android without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Best of Both Worlds With Keys and Touchscreen: If you have high transaction rates, an environment where workers wear gloves, or applications or workers accustomed to working a certain way, keys are a necessity. The Dolphin CN80 offers productivity with a real numeric or QWERTY keypad for fast and easy data entry plus a full touchscreen for new or future application migration.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance: Enhanced 1D/2D scanning/data capture with read ranges of 0.15m to 15.2m (6in to 50ft) typically required in today’s warehouses. Optional scan handle for flexibility to switch between handheld and pistol grip operations.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design: Designed to withstand the harshest environments and the toughest users, the Dolphin CN80 minimizes downtime and lost productivity with extreme longevity. Withstands 2.4m (8ft) drops and 2,000 1.0m (3.3ft) tumbles. IP65/IP67 ratings against dust/water spray. Cold storage and non-incendive options available.
  • Long Battery Life Drives Productivity: Long shifts, extended talk-times, and heavy GPS usage are no match for the Dolphin CN80. Long battery minimizes workflow interruptions and drives efficiency.

To learn more about Honeywell’s Mobile Computers, contact our dedicated account managers.

Janam’s 3Ps with the XT100: Power. Performance. Price Advantage.

Posted March 21, 2018

 

Janam’s new XT100 rugged touch computer, you can easily equipped your mobile worker with a line of business applications in the palm of their hand.

The XT100 will give you the maximum return on investment, it’s ease of accessibility gives your worker more efficiency and productivity. Additionally, with it’s ruggedness, it is designed to meet every industry needs. The XT100 provides the latest technological advances to organizations of any size at an extremely attractive price point.

Featuring a sleek smartphone design, it’s also:

  • Built with an Android 6.0.1 operating system
  • Well lit 4.3-inch touchscreen made with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Wide-viewing angles
  • Superior 2D barcode scanning
  • Integrated with RFID and NFC capability
  • Lightning fast voice and data
  • Certified by Google Mobile Services
  • With Removable and rechargeable battery

If you have any questions or would like a quote, please contact one of our dedicated account manager.

 

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