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Buckeye Mountain Selects Janam XM2-RFID for its RFID Tag Reading Solution

Posted May 24, 2016

Janam and Buckeye Mountain, a company that develops, deploys and manages mobile technology for the railroad industry, announced today that Janam’s XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer is a recommended mobile computing hardware for Buckeye Mountain’s Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) Quick Read application.

Buckeye Mountain has been designing, installing and supporting innovative solutions for the railroad industry for more than 15 years. With its focus on providing a customized approach to address customer needs, Buckeye Mountain works closely with Class I railroads to ensure they have a rugged and reliable solution to perform detailed railcar inspection and maintenance functions, as well as asset tracking. Buckeye Mountain selected Janam’s XM2-RFID for Rail mobile computer because its size, battery life, tag reading performance and computing power provide enormous improvements over what’s available in the market.

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Zebra’s TC8000 Provides Revolutionary Warehouse Productivity Gains

Posted March 29, 2016

The standard for mobile computers has followed the same general form factor since their inception. Essentially following the original PDT format, mobile computers may have added things like pistol grips but the scanner axis has been perpendicular to the display. With every scan you are always in a sequence of tilt-to-read the screen and tilt-to-scan motion. Though it may not seem significant, every tilt takes time and fatigues a user’s wrist.

Zebra is the only manufacturer to properly address the issue of wasted motion and needless fatigue while researching the mechanics of warehouse workflow. The TC8000’s  unique design is the fruit of this detailed investigation into improving the worker experience and their efficiency.

The TC8000 minimizes motion with an innovative scan angle that eliminates the thousands of times your workers need to tilt their device to see the screen. With the TC8000 you can always scan and view the screen at the same time. It’s also an amazing 33 percent lighter than the traditional device to help minimize fatigue.

With a large touchscreen, the user experience is similar to a smartphone that everyone is familiar with which makes the TC8000 very easy to integrate into any environment.

You may ask how much difference these differences actually make? On average, the TC8000 improves productivity by 14% per worker versus the traditional form factors. And it’s the only device on the market that simplifies it all, how your workers physically use the device and interact with your warehouse application.

Key Features

  • Superior ergonomics for superior productivity and worker comfort
  • Rugged and ready for your warehouse
  • Enterprise-class android kitkat
  • Triple-shift battery power and unsurpassed battery management
  • Capture multiple barcodes and entire forms with a single scan with SimulScan
  • Advanced touchscreen technology for flexible data input

 


House of Fraser Takes Control of Price Management with Datalogic’s Skorpio X3

Posted March 28, 2016

Datalogic Skorpio X3 Mobile ComputerDatalogic has announced that premium United Kingdom department store, House of Fraser, is using Skorpio X3 mobile computers to improve the price management processes.

House of Fraser, owned by Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co. Ltd., a leading chain of Chinese department stores, purchased 290 Skorpio X3 devices following an extensive pilot program run in its Glasgow and Bristol stores with Datalogic business partner Capgemini.

The primary function for the mobile computers is to aid and improve price management processes. Paired with a mobile label printer via the integrated Bluetooth communications on the Skorpio device, employees can price check items and then print accurate clearance labels on the shop floor, affixing them to items within seconds. “The ability to price check and print on the spot enables us to more accurately and efficiently prepare for sale periods and provides our customers with a clear and professional presentation of the item price that minimizes queries and reduces checkout times,” – Fred Jefferiss, Commercial Finance Controller at the House of Fraser.

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Honeywell’s Dolphin CT50h Keep Clinicians Connected

Posted March 21, 2016

With the ever changing needs and demands of healthcare providers, clinicians need a device that provides seamless mobile access to clinical systems, vital patient data and connectivity to care teams. Honeywell’s CT50h has been designed to support the most advanced connected mobile user experiences, the latest mobile EMR and nursing applications, and secure care team communication, so workers can more effectively manage a wide variety of tasks throughout their many workflows. Allowing clinicians to be connected while mobile improves the clinical workflow and allows real-time management of alarms or access to patient vitals from anywhere in the hospital.


Honeywell Enhances Hospital Productivity with New Dolphin CT50h

Posted March 7, 2016

Honeywell has launched a new clinical mobile device that connects hospital staff to the digital resources they need to provide a safer and more satisfying patient experience.

The new Dolphin CT50h mobile computer incorporates a barcode reader as well as the functionality and user experience of a smartphone to help hospital staff communicate, expedite admissions, simplify specimen collection and provide accurate medication administration.

By automating workflows and communications, Honeywell helps hospital staff become “connected clinicians” – significantly increasing productivity, responsiveness and safety to achieve greater patient satisfaction and enhancing hospital operations.

The Honeywell solution is based on the Dolphin CT50h mobile computer, a powerful AndroidTM device that features best-in-class imaging hardware and decoding software for fast and accurate barcode reading. With a touch-screen interface, the ergonomic handheld computer provides hospital staff with full access to patient data, medical device status, clinical alarm events and secure communications with the care team from anywhere in the hospital.

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Zebra’s MC40 Improves Food Safety with Disney CHEFS

Posted March 2, 2016

iCertainty and Zebra have announced a new mobile food safety  solution that can be licensed by hospitality establishments worldwide. Leveraging Walt Disney Parks and Resorts’ safety technology and best practices, the innovative Disney CHEFS, powered by iCertainty, food safety solution is ideal for large worldwide restaurant chains seeking to improve food safety, deliver a better customer experience and eliminate paper-based processes.

By using wireless temperature probes and Zebra’s MC40 mobile computers, the automated Disney CHEFS, powered by iCertainty software system, can provide real-time information on food safety performance – eliminating manual, time-intensive paper records for food safety audits and regulatory compliance. The vision behind creating Disney CHEFS was to build in the cultural competencies necessary to help deliver on guest service through standardized repeatable processes.

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4 Signs Your Warehouse Needs a Barcoding System

Posted February 29, 2016

warehouse-lean-manufacturing-principles2Picture this…Employees are wandering the aisles of your warehouse, trying to find an inventory item to complete a shipment that must go out today. Unfortunately, the item appears to be either out of stock or has been placed in the wrong section of your facility. The problem is your manual records are incorrect so you have no way of knowing.

The bottom line…Quickly locating and picking inventory is a challenge. And your current equipment and processes are not helping matters.

If this sounds all too familiar, you are not alone. In fact, a recent research study has shown that inefficient workflows cost companies nearly 3,000 productive hours and $390,000 in mispicks every year. That’s a lot of time and money down the proverbial drain.

In addition, improper warehouse management means you could be missing valuable business insights, which could help you make more informed decisions to improve the overall health of your company and avoid the above scenario.

That’s where a barcoding system comes in; it empowers you to put away the pencil and paper and forget about spreadsheets. A barcoding system is a powerful tool that reduces the piles of paperwork, decreases user error and provides critical information in real time. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a small single-store business with a warehouse in the back or a large manufacturer with several distribution centers barcoding fills in accuracy gaps that can significantly improve inventory control.

Not convinced? Your operations might be experiencing the following challenges that a barcoding system can solve:
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Case Study: Noble Expands on Growth Curve with Honeywell Solutions

Posted February 25, 2016

Since Noble Plumbing Supply and Trade Plumbing Supply merged to form Noble in 1997, the wholesale supplier of plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, industrial, building maintenance and fire protection products, has grown to more than 50 branches and counting, becoming the largest wholesaler in the greater Toronto area and one of the largest in all of Ontario. With recent expansion into both Quebec and British Columbia, Noble now has more than 200 delivery trucks and 24-hour service.

With growth came the need for a better proof of delivery (POD) system. The company also looked to automate its shipping and receiving process to streamline overall operations. They engaged Intermec by Honeywell and Nuway Software, a custom software solutions provider, to implement a new technology solution for improved signature capture and better shipping, receiving and scanning capabilities.

The solution? A custom software solution from Nuway Software coupled with the Intermec by Honeywell CN50 handheld mobile computer.

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Datalogic’s Skorpio X3 Streamlines Processes and Improves Efficiency at SuperGroup

Posted February 15, 2016

Datalogic Skorpio X3 Mobile ComputerOverview
UK Fashion Retailer SuperGroup Plc offers quality clothing and accessories through e-commerce, a multi-channel network of stores and wholesale operations. In 2003, the company owner joined forces with a UK designer to develop and create a new in-house brand known as Superdry. This brand offers a wide range of clothing, bags and accessories. It has a wide appeal, capturing elements of “urban” and “street wear” designs with subtle combinations of vintage Americana, Japanese imagery and British tailoring, all with strong attention to detail. 135 UK and European stores, as well as celebrity publicity from David Beckham and Zac Efron, has driven Superdry to become an internationally acclaimed fashion brand sold in over 100 countries.

The Challenge
The popularity of Superdry grew the number of stores at a rapid rate, straining operations. This began to impact sales, as accurate and up-to-date information on inventory was not available. Keeping this in consideration, Superdry decided to upgrade their systems for POS and inventory management. The new automation system would include: hardware for shelf replenishment, inventory management and fast service at the point of sale. All these applications would be performed precisely and quickly on a handheld device to boost efficiency and enhance the shopping experience for customers. Continue reading »


Plant Access Grows Its Competitive Edge with Honeywell RFID Solutions

Posted February 12, 2016

Plant Access is a specialised logistics services provider, catering for the green life industry. Plant Access provides a highly efficient service utilising a unique, innovative steel stillage design used to pick, crossdock and deliver nursery plants to Bunnings Warehouse locations across Victoria and South Australia.

Weeding out manual processes

Plant Access manages the orders and provides the steel stillages that are used to transport plant products from over 67 nursery supplier sites to Bunnings stores across Victoria and South Australia. Shipments from different suppliers are consolidated at the Plant Access cross dock facility before orders are transported to Bunnings locations and plants are sold to consumers direct out of the steel stillages.

At any one time, Plant Access has thousands of re-usable steel stillages spread across hundreds of sites throughout the supply chain. Knowing the location of all these stillages and the status of an order was a serious challenge for Plant Access under a legacy paper-based manual ordering system.

A new automated tracking system was necessary to capture real-time data from nursery supplier sites, the Plant Access cross dock logistics facility and the Bunnings stores, in order for Plant Access to have an accurate and instant visibility of their stillage assets and the products they were transporting.

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