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REWE Chooses Datalogic’s Elf PDA for Their Mobile Data Collection Needs

Posted December 20, 2012

Datalogic Elf Mobile ComputerWhen REWE identified the need to improve their mobile data communications throughout their various locations; they turned to the Datalogic Elf PDA.  The Elf PDA transmits information on items, prices, shelf replenishment and inventory automatically and in real-time with the REWE systems.

The REWE Group looks towards maximizing speed and optimizing the store management in its branches by the end of the year through the implementation of the 8500 Elf PDA units, worth several million Euro.  The initial installation of these units is transmitting various amounts of data between the branches and the central information center of REWE via radio communications.  By choosing the Datalogic Elf PDA, REWE has invested in a technological, ergonomic and sustainable solution.

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Introducing The New Datalogic Lynx PDA

Posted December 4, 2012

Datalogic Lynx PDA Mobile ComputerDatalogic has announced their new pocketable Lynx PDA. The Lynx PDA is part of a family of full-featured, ruggedized PDA’s. This new product combines the knowledge and experience gained from all its predecessors with a very compact size and superior ergonomics.

Today’s store managers need to always be connected to their network and able to access any kind of information related to goods needed by customers. They must always be available through a voice connection. Managers are looking for a single product, which is robust and reliable, to provide all these features in a small and pocketable PDA form factor. This describes the Lynx PDA, offering a secure connection through an 802.11 b/g/n radio that is Cisco CCX v4 certified, perfect for all the latest Wi-Fi infrastructures. The Lynx PDA has a vibrant display which is the ideal size for displaying all the information needed, leaving the product size as small as possible. Powered with a new technology that improves outdoor readability, the Lynx PDA is perfect in any environment, including interior or exterior usage.

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Just the Ticket – Sand Springs Police Department Increases Productivity and Safety with the Intermec CN50

Posted October 10, 2012

Intermec CN50 Mobile ComputerTo serve and protect is just one of the many things the Sand Springs Police Department (SSPD) is tasked with on a daily basis. As the department’s officers report to work each day, citations are just one of the many ways they keep their population of 19,000 safe. But beyond safety, citations are also a way the city generates revenue.

Previously relying on an outdated manual process, officers would complete a hand-written five-carbon copy citation. The violator would get one copy, and the rest would be distributed to various police, court and city personnel for repeated entry into multiple other computer systems. This process caused a lot of redundancy, administrative time and wasted effort, as citations were often lost in the shuffle or dismissed due to illegibility – causing citation revenue to go uncollected.

In short, SSPD looked for a technology solution that would offer increased officer productivity and an improvement in officer safety by getting them off the roadside faster.

The answer? An eCitation solution coupled with the Intermec CN50 rugged handheld mobile computers.

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Intermec Offers Industry’s Most Flexible HTML5 Capable Browser for Select Intermec Rugged Mobile Computers

Posted September 26, 2012

Intermec announced a new HTML5-capable browser, allowing for the development of OS agnostic web applications that can run on iOS, Android and select Intermec rugged mobile computers, enhancing workflow efficiency and offering increased flexibility to mobile workforces.

Unique to the industry, Intermec’s HTML5 offering includes a true web browser application, based on WebKit, for multiple models of Intermec’s handheld computers for Windows Mobile and Windows Embedded operating systems. Additionally, Intermec’s HTML5-capable browser supports applications designed to run either on-line (connected to a web server), off-line (no connection to a web server) or a combination of the two.

Intermec’s HTML5 browser for Windows Embedded Handheld is not only built on the state-of-the-art Webkit engine, like iOS and Android, but it is offered conveniently preloaded and free of licensing fees or license activation requirements on Intermec CN50CS40CN70CN70e and CK70, and is available for free download for the CK3CK71 and CV41. HTML5 applications that run on consumer-grade smartphones and tablets can now also be run on these select Intermec rugged mobile computers without changes or rewrites.

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Unitech’s TB100 Tablet Is Now Redbeam Certified

Posted September 10, 2012

Unitech’s 7″ tablet, the TB100, has completed certification for the newly released Redbeam Asset Tracking software for Android OS.

The combination of the TB100 along with the robust asset tracking software from Redbeam can help any business maintain any type of asset collection. With the TB100 in you palm you’ll have the mobility to go where ever your assets are located. This rugged, reliable, and mobile tracking solution can enhance your business by empowering your workforce and making more efficient use of your assets.

Need to track your assets?  Contact us at Barcodes Inc to find the right solution.


Top 5 Tips for Choosing Mobile Printers

Posted August 22, 2012

Mobile printers are deployed primarily to improve productivity. By giving users a tool to produce labels and receipts exactly when and where they’re needed, enterprises save the steps required to travel to a stationary or vehicle-mounted printer, pick up the print output, and bring it back to where it is needed. These steps build unnecessary labor cost into printing operations. Therefore, the value a mobile printer provides depends directly on how it supports productivity.

“Productivity enhancement” isn’t a line item on mobile printer spec sheets that organizations can use to easily compare different models. Instead, spec sheets list printer sizes and weights, print widths, media compatibility, wireless connectivity support, I/Os, power sources and other configuration options that add up to thousands of potential choices. Understanding how these features and options relate to mobile printer productivity and reliability is essential for choosing the best printer for your operations.

There are five fundamental tips for finding the mobile printer that provides the best fit:

  1. Respect the work environment.
  2. Understand user needs.
  3. Don’t deviate from enterprise security and integration standards.
  4. Match the mobile printer to its computer.
  5. Consider operating cost as part of total cost.

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Honeywell’s Dolphin 7800 Available With Android OS

Posted July 17, 2012

Google’s Android operating system (OS) has become increasingly popular in the consumer mobility market, but not all enterprise IT departments have been ready to adopt the new devices for business. Now, with the launch of the Dolphin 7800 Android which leverages the popular Android OS packed with Honeywell extras, enterprises can have the advantages and familiarity of a consumer operating system without compromising the needs of their business.

For demanding mobile workforce applications that have a need to complete multiple tasks in a limited amount of time, the Dolphin 7800 Android enables multi-purpose computing, communication, and data collection at desktop-like speed. When the benefits derived from consumer operating systems are desired in a lightweight yet reliable mobile computing solution, the Dolphin 7800 Android rugged mobile computer has the functionality required to fulfill the needs of  your enterprise, while maximizing the productivity of your workforce.

For more details and availability of the Honeywell Dolphin 7800 Android contact Barcodes Inc


Choosing the Right Connectivity

Posted June 7, 2012

”Always connected” was a phrase without meaning 20 years ago; today, being always connected is a necessity. Enterprises of every type know they need employees with more mobility – and more connectedness – than ever to grow their businesses and remain competitive. But which type of wireless technology to use is difficult to determine. This paper examines the wireless options for mobile computer connectivity and takes a close look at some nontraditional choices that can save you money while still delivering improved productivity.

Communicating within four walls usually relies on 802.11a/b/g/n (also called Wi-Fi or WLAN for wireless local-area networks). Going outside the four walls requires other technology, typically wireless widearea networks (WWAN) or satellite. Each has strengths and weaknesses.

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How to Use Mobile Payment Collection Technology to Boost Profitability

Posted May 31, 2012

Enterprise investments in mobile automation are enabling field sales and service professionals to complete their tasks faster than ever before. But are their organizations getting paid any faster? If not, they are missing out on some of the lowest-hanging fruit on the mobile automation benefits tree.

By equipping mobile workers to collect payment in the field, businesses can significantly and permanently improve their cash cycle time, reduce uncollectable invoices and even increase revenues by upselling and cross selling service plans, spare parts, accessories and additional products. These benefits are available to many types of businesses, including sales, service and delivery organizations.

Mobile payment collection represents low-hanging fruit because it often only requires a modest incremental investment in complementary components. If field sales and service staff already have mobile computers and wireless connectivity, the incremental investment needed to enable mobile payment collection can be recovered very quickly, often in months, and will provide a sustainable cash flow benefit. If mobile computers are not currently used, a payment collection application will shorten the time to return-on-investment (ROI) for a mobile automation initiative.

This white paper provides an introduction to how mobile payment collection systems work, explains what components are needed to enable mobile workers to process card and check payments in the field, and highlights the cash flow and other benefits that businesses of different sizes and in different industries can expect from enabling their mobile workers to collect payment at the time of service.

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