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Case Study: College Retailer Says “RAH-RAH-RAH” to Sleek Custom POS Imagers

Posted April 15, 2015

Motorola DS4801-SR4U0000SGNFans of the Oregon State Beavers know that, when the score is close, a few yards on the gridiron can become very valuable real estate, indeed. But on game days, some of the most valuable retail real estate in Oregon is actually just across the street from Reser Stadium – in the OSU Beaver Store.

Beaver games can bring as many as 45,000 fans to the stadium and many of them will make their way to the Beaver Store to buy licensed gear and apparel. During the four hour game rush, the store typically processes between 3,000 – 4,000 transactions at its 22 cash registers.

“Generally, our customers are in good humor on game days, but moving efficiently is the key to keeping them that way,” says Torsten Pihl, I.S. Coordinator for the Beaver Store. “They line up out the doors, running a gauntlet of crowd control stanchions and registers. If we can save even just a few seconds on each transaction, we can maximize sales while the crowds are here, while keeping our fans and alumni happy.” So as they have many times before, the Beaver Store called on Zebra.
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Datalogic’s New Heron HD3100 Linear Imager

Posted February 12, 2015

hd3100Datalogic has announced the release of the new Heron HD3100 linear imager which will be replacing the current Heron entry-level reader while providing a totally new concept around POS checkout applications in the specialty retail market.

By inheriting the worldwide success of the Heron reader which is the all-time best selling handheld Datalogic product, the new Heron HD3100 imager goes beyond a simple scanning experience. It also introduces new and distinctive features bringing the POS checkout to a whole new level.

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Datalogic’s New Magellan 9800i LITE In-Counter Scanner

Posted February 3, 2015

9800i-liteDatalogic has announced the availability of their newest in-counter scanner solution, the Magellan 9800i LITE. Based on the Magellan 9800i scanner platform, the new 9800i LITE scanner and scanner/scale provides the essential data collection features of the standard Magellan 9800i scanner or scanner/scale but at a lower price point. Like the standard Magellan 9800i scanner, the new ‘LITE’ option will offer industry leading 1D and 2D bar code scanning performance while supporting all current EAS and Top Down Reader options. In addition, the Magellan 9800i LITE scanner and scanner/scale uses a simpler Datalogic Clear glass platter than the standard model. Continue reading »


Datalogic Introduces the Cobalto CO5300 Presentation Barcode Scanner

Posted October 15, 2014

cobaltoDatalogic is proud to announce the addition of the Cobalto CO5300 omnidirectional high performance laser scanner to their portfolio of presentation scanners.

The Cobalto scanner is enclosed in a stylish, compact and ergonomic housing. The scanner’s reading window is encircled by a striking blue ‘Ring of Light’, which turns green to visually confirm a good read. Additionally, a high quality polyphonic speaker can be configured to provide a ‘jingle’ or specific sound providing audio confirmation for a good read of a bar code.

An ergonomic top ‘SCAN’ capacitive button activates the single line which, combined with rubber side grips, and a 30° adjustable scan head, allows the scanner to be comfortably used as a handheld reader for scanning larger or bulky items.

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Unitech’s Newest 2D Scanner Additions – FC77 and FC75

Posted September 4, 2014

2014-09-04_0814Unitech is launching the FC75 and FC77, two different hands-free scanners that offer unique features to customer-facing applications. They are currently available and will be showcased at Vartech 2014 in New Orleans next month.

Both devices are able to read 1D and 2D barcodes off screens quickly and aggressively, making them great for reading coupons and capturing payment on smartphones. Their powerful scan engines make it easy to capture data from any angle, and their compact design makes them easy to place on a front counter or somewhere behind the scenes.

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Motorola’s New DS4800 Retail 2D Imager

Posted April 7, 2014

Your store represents your brand. You take pride in its design. The ambiance it creates is a big part of your customer’s experience, and you’ve worked hard to make sure they feel it the moment they walk through your doors. With the DS4800 Series, you can extend that customer experience right to your POS. This innovative bar code scanner offers style without compromise, marrying impressive design and leading-edge technologies with the enterprise reliability and functionality that you expect from Motorola Solutions.

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Motorola Solutions Wins Three 2014 iF Product Design Awards

Posted February 11, 2014

2014-02-11_1001Motorola has won three renowned iF product design awards for their newest additions to their product lines. The MC40 handheld mobile computer, MP6000 multi-plane scanner/scale and TLKR Series radios were recognized out of more than 3,245 entries submitted in this year’s competition.

For 60 years, the iF product design award has been an internationally recognized label for award-winning design and the iF brand has become a symbol for outstanding achievements in design. Motorola’s award-winning products will be on display at the iF design exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, opening March 1, 2014.

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Datalogic’s New GPS4400 On-Counter Presentation Scanner

Posted January 23, 2014

The Gryphon GPS4400 scanner is a new presentation scanner in a stylish body available in shiny white or dark grey. The GPS4400 scanner offers all the capabilities and performances of the Gryphon GD4400 handheld scanner, but in a presentation-style shape. The scanner can be used by itself or in combination with its sliding semi-circular stand. By itself, this scanner allows minimum volume occupancy and can be appropriate when reading small items or it can be positioned over a shelf or console in an elevated position.

When the scanner is placed in the stand, it is elevated in height making it easier to read larger items and allows the scanner to be oriented in a more natural position depending on the application and the needs of the user. The stand also includes 2 holes which allow the stand to be attached to a wall or bench in a vertical position by using 2 screws. The screws holes are mechanically compatible with the Magellan 1100i stand, simplifying the replacement of an existing 1100i scanner with the new Gryphon GPS4400 scanner.

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Motorola’s New LI2208 Offers Best-In-Class Performance and Value

Posted July 31, 2013

Motorola LI2208 Barcode ScannerMotorola has released their newest edition to their handheld scanner line with the LI2208 general purpose corded linear imager for capturing virtually every 1D bar code. Based on the all the key design advantages of the successful LS2208 scanner, the LI2208’s best-in-class 1D scanning performance and range will allow workers to scan faster and farther to improve productivity and reduce customer wait times.

The LI2208 was designed with productivity in mind and is the perfect crossover from traditional laser based scanners. Utilizing linear imaging technology it can capture printed 1D bar codes on a variety of label materials and electronic bar codes displayed on mobile device screens that allow retailers to easily process loyalty cards and mobile coupons. It can also capture high-density bar codes commonly used in specialty retail and electronic component manufacturing.

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Datalogic Revolutionizes POS Barcode Scanning with the Magellan 9800i

Posted June 21, 2013

Datalogic has announced their new and revolutionary Magellan 9800i retail point of sale barcode scanner. The sleek, new Magellan 9800i is the result of over 40 years of engineering innovation and sets a new standard of excellence.

Digital imaging technology quickly reads 1D and 2D bar codes while giving the Magellan 9800i a 20% increased platter area.

The optional top down reader increases the scan volume and provides a customer facing mobile device reader. Datalogic patented All-Weighs platter and ScaleSentry technology assures the accurate capture of large and bulk weighed items.

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