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Janam XT1 Mobile Computer Delivers Powerful Performance to the Mobile Workforce

Posted September 22, 2014

Janam XT1 Mobile ComputerJanam has announced the launch of XT1, the industry’s lightest and most powerful rugged mobile computer. With industry-leading performance and unparalleled versatility, the new rugged XT1 is Janam’s first device to support the Android operating system and is built to meet the diverse needs and demanding requirements of enterprise and government customers.

The XT1 combines best-in-class technologies with a sleek and rugged form factor, providing mobile workers with the information they need to make better informed decisions, increase customer satisfaction and improve operational efficiencies. Equipped with integrated 2D barcode scanning technology to eliminate the challenges often associated with camera scanners or bulky sled attachments, the XT1 is designed to improve worker productivity in field sales, field service, healthcare, hospitality and retail markets.

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Unitech’s New PA520 Rugged Handheld Computer

Posted September 12, 2014

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Unitech expands their mobile computer line with the new rugged PA520

The PA520 will feature the same slim, PDA look as some of its predecessors. It fits comfortably in a shirt pocket, making it easy and comfortable to carry around.  Customers looking for an affordable rugged unit running Windows 6.5 will love the PA520’s competitive price point.

With laser and 2D imager scanner options and a 3.5-inch touch display available in either VGA or QVGA resolutions, the PA520 is a great fit for applications inside the four walls such as inventory and asset tracking. Rugged and built to last, the PA520 outperforms any consumer-grade device. Durable construction makes for a lasting investment, whereas consumer-grade devices are designed to be replaced every 1-2 years.

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The New and Improved Unitech PA692 with RFID and 2D Imaging

Posted September 9, 2014

Unitech PA692 Mobile ComputerUnitech has launched several new models of the popular PA692 rugged handheld computer. With brand new configuration options available, such as HF and UHF readers, 2D imager, and your choice of QWERTY and numeric keypads, there’s sure to be a PA692 handheld computer suitable for your enterprise and application.

HF and UHF

You can now equip your PA692 handheld with an HF or UHF RFID reader. This means that our new PA692 can be used to read HF (high frequency) tags often used for building access, transportation, and electronic payment systems. As with most HF readers, the PA692 is built for contact and proximity applications. Generally speaking, mobile workers must hold the RFID tag up to the PA692’s built-in sensor.

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Datalogic’s New Falcon X3+ Mobile Computer

Posted September 2, 2014

Datalogic has announced the availability of the new Falcon X3+ mobile computer, representing the next evolution of the very successful Falcon X3 mobile computer line.

Following the form factor of its predecessor, the Falcon X3+ mobile computer introduces many new and exciting capabilities including the ability to read 2D barcodes at extreme distances with the new XLR 2D scanner, along with significantly higher wireless communications throughput with the 802.11n dual band WiFi radio.  A full VGA display, faster processor, more memory, and higher levels of ruggedization all combine to allow the Falcon X3+ to adapt to many new applications.

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CipherLab’s Amazingly Efficient 9700 Series Designed for Four-Wall Environments

Posted August 21, 2014

The CipherLab 9700 series mobile computer successfully fuses industrial ruggedness, flexible versatility and comfortable design. The 9700 series’ new features provide excellent reliability and adaptable modularity especially in harsh environments.

The 9700 series industrial mobile computer has the approval of IP65 rating to defend against water and dust. Its resistance with multiple 1.8 m drops onto concrete and 500 tumbles at 1 m ensures ultimate ruggedness. It offers 3 different keypad options for users to deploy as needed in different situations. In particular, the 53 alphanumeric key serves as an alternative for terminal emulation. Instant data transmission is made possible with both IEEE 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n with CCXv4 certified and Bluetooth Class II, V2.1 with EDR. Moreover, Push-to-Talk features voice transmission which pushes productivity even higher under WLAN support. Paired with 2 different battery options in 3600 mAh and 5400 mAh maintains the efficiency through long operation hours. Additionally, accessories like pistol grip and software support makes operation simple with 9700 series mobile computer.

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Opticon’s New H-27 Android Mobile Computer

Posted August 19, 2014

h27With the functionality of a PDA and the appearance of a smartphone, the new Opticon H-27 is particularly suitable for mobile workers who need the combination of auto-ID and business-critical information to carry out their work in a highly efficient way.

The device comes with an integrated 1D barcode reader or 2D imager and supports a variety of linear barcode symbologies, 2D and stacked codes. Due to the ergonomic design, the H-27 is slimmer and lighter than an industrial device, and also stronger and more robust than a consumer phone. Furthermore, the 1.5 meter shock drop test, the IP65 rating, the ability to operate at temperatures ranging from -10C to 50C and its 4.3” display with Gorilla glass and anti reflective coating gives this Android 4.2.2 based device the durability and ruggedness you may expect.

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Mobile Device Convergence in Healthcare

Posted August 18, 2014

2014-08-18_1020Smartphones have transformed the way healthcare providers communicate, and these mobile devices are poised to revolutionize the way hospitals deliver care in 2014 and beyond.

Texting long ago surpassed voice calls as the favored method of communication among the general population, and it is rapidly gaining favor in hospitals. Doctors and nurses already exchange patient related texts on their own personal phones at many facilities, and as more hospitals issue mobile devices to employees, the ability to communicate quickly and access and update patient data on the move has become a critical function.

Deploying mobile, flexible, and reliable IT tools to caregivers is a top priority for provider organizations that not only need to meet new regulatory and technology requirements, but want to do so efficiently. At Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California, for example, the combination of smartphones and a new software solution to help prioritize alarms resulted in faster response times for emergency conditions, and a 50 percent reduction in overhead pages. Laboratory values are received 10 minutes faster and nurses are able to spend more time at the bedsides of patients who require their attention, according to a case study published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Honeywell Introduces Android 4.2.2 to the CN51 Series

Posted August 14, 2014

Intermec CN51 Mobile ComputerAndroid 4.2.2 (“Jelly Bean”) for the Intermec by Honeywell CN51 mobile computer is now released and orderable. In addition, conversion licenses (238-000-002) to convert a CN51 from Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) 6.5 to Android 4.2.2 in the field are also now released and orderable.

The Android 4.2.2 firmware includes Google Mobile Services (GMS), and there is not an option to order these CN51 Android 4.2.2 configurations without GMS.

CN51 Android 4.1 configurations are no longer orderable and are not available for new unit shipments. Customers with CN51 Android 4.1 configurations may upgrade their units to Android 4.2.2 in the field free of charge.

For assistance finding the right Intermec mobile computer for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Datalogic’s Memor Obsolescence Notice

Posted July 30, 2014

After years of delivering successful applications to worldwide retailers, Datalogic is now announcing the obsolescence of the Memor mobile computer product line. Datalogic has recently upgraded the Memor to a much more powerful device, the Memor X3 mobile computer, which is intended to be the ideal replacement of the current device now approaching its End-of-Life.

Please note that this announcement will apply to all special versions of the Memor mobile computer as well.

Replacement Product Recommendation

The Datalogic Memor X3 mobile computer is our latest compact mobile computer that provides retailers with easy bar code reading in a pocketable and lightweight form factor, while guaranteeing high performance and durability.

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Barcode Warehouse Management Software

Posted July 28, 2014

Barcode warehouse management software is used to control the movement and storage of products or goods within a warehouse and process the associated transactions including, but not limited to, shipping, receiving, put away and picking through the use of barcode automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology.

Warehouse management systems manage the following core functions:

  • Receiving – The ability to properly handle a shipment when it arrives. This process can be individualized to each warehouse or product type. In some cases, goods are not received into a facility, but rather cross-docked, which is a logistics procedure where products from a supplier or manufacturing plant are distributed directly to a customer or retail chain with marginal to no handling or storage time.  Cross docking takes place in a distribution docking terminal; usually consisting of trucks and dock doors on two (inbound and outbound) sides with minimal storage space.  The name ‘cross docking’ explains the process of receiving products through an inbound dock and then transferring them across the dock to the outbound transportation dock.
  • Put Away – Put-away is normally thought of as the process of moving received inventory from the dock, kitting area, or production department to a storage bin. The put-away process is also used to relocate inventory within the warehouse and to replenish dedicated storage bins with inventory from a reserve storage bin. Any time inventory is being placed in a storage bin it is being put away. System directed put-away is when the WMS chooses the destination storage bin rather than the operator.
  • InventoryInventory Technology refers to the supervision of supply, storage and accessibility of items in order to ensure an adequate supply without excessive oversupply. It also helps companies keep lost sales to a minimum by having enough stock on hand to meet demand. The inventory can be real-time or in the form of a cycle count, which is an audit procedure designed to verify the inventory accuracy for a small subset of inventory in a specific location on a specific day, thus providing an ongoing measure of inventory accuracy.
  • Picking – Picking consists of taking and collecting articles in a specified quantity before shipment to satisfy a customer’s order. The following are different types of picking:
    • Piece Picking (or Pick to Part) – Order pickets move to collect the products necessary for one order.
    • Zone Picking – Each order picker is assigned to one specific zone and will only realize order picking within this zone.
    • Wave Picking – Order picker moves to collect the products necessary for several orders.
    • Sorting Systems Method – No movement of the order picker, as the products are brought to picker by an automatic system.
    • Pick to Box Method – No movement of the order picker, as the picking area is organized so that there are a number of picking stations connected by a conveyor. The order picker fills the box with the products from his station and the box moves to the other picking stations until he customer order is complete.
    • Packing – Packing occurs after the picking process and entails prepping a product or good for shipment by re-packaging, affixing with a shipping label, including an invoice and staging in preparation for shipment. Additionally, for certain goods or customers, there may be the requirement for kit building.
    • Shipping – Shipping entails the delivery of the right product or good to the right customer or location using the right method of shipment, all while minimizing the cost. If a customer is doing their own delivery, incorporating proof of delivery allows for more accurate information and quicker confirmation to the customer. Furthermore, our software has the ability to integrate shipment tracking for customers.

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