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Code’s CR950 Versatility Built for Retail

Posted July 6, 2018

The Code CR950 is an easy to use, aggressive, and durable barcode reader that rapidly reads 1D and 2D barcodes. It’s unmatched durability makes it an investment that will last. With features such as driver license parsing and mobile screen barcode reading can speed up productivity in retail environments. Watch the video below to see it in action and see how it can increase efficiency in your environment.

  • High speed scanning, 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Manual or automatic triggering
  • LED and audible tone
  • Mobile device screen barcode reading
  • Customizable Driver License parsing
  • Efficient power consumption

Applications: Retail point-of-sale, manufacturing, work-in process, document processing

Feel free to email our dedicated account managers or give us a call at 800-351-5086 and we will be happy to help.


The New Zebra DS2200 Can Scan It All!

Posted July 5, 2018

DS2200-1Business Owners Beware! 2D barcodes have made their way to your Point of Sale system whether it is on the items or the coupons and the loyalty cards that your customer presents. Your 1D scanners can’t capture the new 2D codes but with the new Zebra DS2200 you can scan it all! The simple and affordable DS2200 scanner is an out of the box solution for your fast paced retail needs. Watch the video below to check out the features and benefits and find out why it is the scanner that your business requires!

  • Out of the box solution- easy set up
  • Fast Charging
  • Flexible- Fast switching between handheld and hands free scanning
  • Controllable from Smartphone, tablet, or PC
  • Battery designed to last

Contact us by email or call us at 877-337-6475, if you have any questions or a quote and we will be happy to help.


Revolutionize Data Capture Across Industries with the Code CR5000

Posted July 5, 2018

CR5000In a fast paced environment, you will need a reliable scanner that will keep the line moving. The Code CR5000 is designed to handle 1D, 2D, and postal codes with speed and accuracy. With rapid hands- free operation and optional trigger barcode reading, it can easily read barcodes that are small or on illuminated mobile device screens.  Click to watch the video and see how the CR5000 is the right barcode scanner for you. It is small but it can do it all! Email us or give us a call at 800-351-9962 if you have any questions or would like a quote on the CR5000.

 


Zebra Brings Next Generation Simplicity with the ZC100/ZC300/ZC350 Card Printers

Posted June 25, 2018

zc100-zc300-zc350The new card printers from Zebra Technologies are some of the most intuitive and easy-to-use card printers available today. With a new printer driver that offers a one-of-a-kind graphical user interface that brings a new level of simplicity that makes controlling the printing process a breeze. The new Zebra card printers come in three options: The ZC100, The ZC300, and The ZC350.

The ZC100 is designed to work right out of the box, no time wasted with a complicated set-up. With a printer cover lock the ZC100 prevents the theft of card stock allowing the printer to be installed in public-facing areas. This single-sided card printer has the consumer good looks required to fit in customer facing areas; ideal for Retail, Hospitality, and Identification.

The ZC300 allows users to interact with this card printer in their native tongue allowing users to easily understand what the printer needs and how to perform virtually any function. The dual-sided card printer gives users the option, with advanced features, to print dual-sided color cards with complex artwork just as easily as a basic-single sided black and white cards. Ideal for General Access Control, Education, Retail, and Hospitality.

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The ZC350 has one of the fastest print speeds in the class and with a re-designed hopper it makes loading and unloading cards easier than ever. The dual-sided card printer allows users to print what they want, when they want, from just about anywhere. With a small footprint the ZC350 is designed to fit in most places including under the counter or a shelf. Ideal for General Access Control, Education, Retail, Hospitality, and Financial Services.

ZC100/ZC300/ZC350 Benefits:

  • A redesigned look that fits in a modern space with easily removable side panels that can be customized.
  • Small footprint, a narrow profile with all the touch points facing the user in the front, allowing the printer to fit nicely into desktop applications.
  • Balanced 100-card input and output hoppers with automatic card thickness adjustment.
  • Manual card feeding slot with an LED light pipe for simplified use.
  • Card reject bin capability, available on dual-sided units.
  • Support for adhesive backed cards and cards with pre-punched holes.
  • Redesigned ribbon cartridge with a smart chip, enabling simplified ribbon loading and secure ribbon authentication.
  • New ribbons available with ZC350 to enable long lasting color cards without lamination, color shifting security effects, or metallic 3D visual effects.
  • Upgradable features including dual-sided printing, Wi-Fi, magnetic stripe encoding, and smart card encoding (as applicable to the specific printer model).
  • Full color graphical LCD, USB and Ethernet connectivity are standard on every ZC300 and ZC350.
  • HF, Contact encoder with 1 SAM slot available with ZC350 (LF/HF/Contact encoder with SAM socket available as an update kit), no smart card encoder available with ZC300.
  • Zebra Integration Pocket (ZIP) is a smart card integration kit for 3rd party contactless encoders that can be integrated with any ZC100/ZC300 Series printer.
  • Redesigned driver interface with preview capabilities for optimizing printing settings; drivers available for Windows, Linux, and Mac operating systems.

Give our dedicated account managers a call if you have any questions or would like a quote on any of products above.


Internet of Retail

Posted January 22, 2018

Follow the chain of process of how a pair of shoes enter through the internet of retail. From how a barcode label can help products go through shipping, receiving, product identification, price labeling, re-pricing, support, to loyalty, and self service check out.

It brings values to retailers and customers. For retailers, mobile technology can increase productivity and accuracy of the whole supply chain. For customers, it keeps them more engaged in the whole shopping experience and loyalty card can provide a more personalized experience.

Check out the flow chart below and feel free to contact our dedicated account managers on more info how our products can help you in the Internet of Retail era.

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QR Codes to Change the Retail Landscape

Posted January 10, 2018

qr-windowThe use of QR codes in the retail industry is expected to increase in the coming years. According to Juniper Research, QR coupons redeemed via a mobile device is expected to reach 5.3 billion by the year 2022. In comparison QR coupons used in 2017 reached about 1.3 billion. That’s an expected 81 percent increase in about 5 years. Target is already on board with QR codes recently announcing a QR code-based payment system that will allow consumers to scan offers directly to their device.

The retail industry stands to gain from the usage of QR codes and there are many ways to incorporate them in the shopping experience.

  1. QR Coupons

As discussed above QR Coupons are just the start but are still an integral part in incorporating QR codes. Consumers, as one myself, are just trying to find a deal that’ll be easy on the wallet. QR coupons are a great way for consumers to get a deal and an easy way to start for any retail business. There are many ways a business can get started with QR coupons; printing physical QR coupons is one possibility. To do so a barcode printer and barcode software would be needed in order to create and print coupons to hand out to the consumers. Another would be to create QR codes for mobile devices via an email promotion. One thing is certain, a barcode scanner capable of scanning QR codes will be needed to scan any coupons consumers bring in.

  1. Window Shopping

Using QR codes for window shopping should be taken both literally and figuratively. What I mean by that is, literally putting QR codes on window display products. This would benefit retail stores located in malls as consumers walk by they can scan a QR code associated with a product. Figuratively consumers tend to do a lot of “window shopping” in stores by just looking around. Consumers want as much information as possible about a product before purchasing. Using QR codes in the window shopping fashion could give consumers access to product information with videos and reviews.

  1. The Shopping Experience

To piggy back off the figurative “window shopping”, QR codes could revolutionize the in-store experience for the consumer. Placing QR codes on the product packaging will allow consumers to learn valuable information about the product. QR codes could contain videos explaining the product to the consumer or it could contain a link leading the consumer to customer reviews. Another possibility would be sampling certain products like music, a consumer could scan the QR code of a CD and listen to track samples. Lastly, consumers could be given the ability to purchase the product directly from the QR code and have the product shipped anywhere.

  1. Upcoming Sales and New Products

QR codes could help inform consumers of upcoming sales, promotions, or an interactive view of new products arriving to the store in the near future.

  1. Customer Information

The retail industry can use QR codes to encourage consumers to sign up for their newsletter. Perhaps a sign up feature could be included in the QR code encouraging consumers to sign up with their email address and receive special deals in the future.

Most Consumers now a days have a mobile device on their person. Retailers can use that fact to help improve the consumer experience while at the same time change the retail landscape.

For any questions or a quote on any of your QR code needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Retail Stores are Being Revolutionized with the Help of RFID

Posted January 4, 2018

8GS1-US-EPC-RFID-Chip-Hand-ImageRadio Frequency Identification (RFID) are helping retail stores across the country improving customer experience, inventory accuracy, and a way to present wider sets of products to customers who are a little more selective.

RFID Tags have the ability to hold information that identifies the products, its country of origin, materials used, production date, the handling process, and any other important information that took place in the supply chain. Some retailers are using RFID tagging to track products at all of their locations. According to a research study from the RFID Lab at Auburn University, RFID tagging can increase inventory accuracy from an average of 63 percent to greater than 95 percent. This helps enable speed and accuracy for consumers concerning fulfillment for two-day, one-day, or same day delivery. According to Kurt Salmon and the Platt Retail Institute, with RFID tagging, out of stocks can be reduced by up to 40 percent and increase profit margins by 60 percent.

According to the RFID Lab, manufacturers using RFID tagging will see an 80 percent improvement in shipping and picking accuracy, at the same time being able to increase the receiving time by 90 percent. This will allow retailers to communicate more efficiently with their manufacturers for expedited reorders, improved planning, and forecasting of products.

To read more about how RFIDs can help retail stores click here.

For any questions or a quote on any of your RFID needs contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


How the Barcode Simplified Life

Posted December 21, 2017

barcode-616035_1280In 1974 a pack of gum was purchased using the first ever barcode. Since then the use of barcodes has skyrocketed and has taken many forms of symbologies. The symbology of a barcode includes the encoding of the message in the bars and spaces, including any start and stop markers plus the size of the quiet zone (a blemish free space around the code to help readers locate it) that is required to be before and after the barcode. There are a few different types of barcode symbologies from the linear Code 128 and Code 39 to the newer 2D QR Codes, Data Matrix, and Micro PDF.

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What has the barcode done for this world? It’s made life easier. Its helped the retail industry keep check of the number of products they have in stock and a way to see what products sell at higher volumes. More importantly its helped consumers get in and out of stores quicker by dramatically improving the check out line. Imagine a world in which you would have to wait until the cashier looked up every single item you wanted to purchase? In that scenario the checkout lines would be ridiculous, luckily the barcode is here to save us from that nightmare.

Retail is just one of the many industries that barcodes has helped improve; another is the healthcare industry which has greatly benefited from the barcode. In the healthcare industry you’ll find barcodes on patient samples and the wristbands patients wear. There’s systems in place that would automatically generate a new barcode every time a patient has their blood drawn, making it so that the blood sample can be tracked from the hospital floor to the laboratory for testing. Human error of course is still possible, but with the use of barcodes those errors have been greatly minimized.

To learn more about barcodes visit our FAQ or read more about the rise and use of “The Ubiquitous Barcode

For any questions or a quote on barcode software or barcode labels please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


An Enterprise Hybrid Device, Honeywell’s ScanPal EDA50

Posted October 11, 2017

scanpalThe ScanPal EDA50 will bring an exceptional user experience that provides real-time visibility into business-critical information. Workers on the retail floor will have the ability to access, as well as capture and send crucial business information in real time.

The Honeywell mobile computer is also an effective unified communications tool for healthcare professionals. Comes with ability to support Voice over Internet Protocol phone calls over hospitals’ wireless networks allowing you to save cost on cellular contracts.

The ScanPal EDA50 has an ergonomic easy-to-use modern touchscreen design with the latest advances in modern mobile technology. This mobile computer is designed to withstand heavy use and users can count on ample battery life for a full shift through superior battery management.

Features and Benefits:

  • Powerful Platform: An Industry leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU enables fast access to business-critical applications.
  • Large Touchscreen Display: Large, 5in (12.7) Corning Gorilla capacitive touchscreen is readable both indoors and outdoors, and works when used with wet hands.
  • Lightweight, Ergonomic Design: Lightweight design offering the user the perfect combination of durability, comfort, convenience and portability. Small enough to fit conveniently into a pocket.
  • Drop Specifications: 4ft (1.2M)
  • Long Battery Life: Featuring small battery technology, the ScanPal EDA50 device can power through a full shift and beyond.
  • Multiple-Device Connectivity: ScanPal EDA50 devices can be easily connected to multiple devices, enabling support for more use cases and applications.
  • VoIP Support: The ScanPal EDA50 device supports Voice over Internet Protocol over a wireless network.
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For any questions or a quote on any of your mobile computing needs please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Battery-Free Cordless Scanning with Honeywell

Posted June 22, 2017

bfscannersWireless scanners have become commonplace in many retail environments for the convenience they provide by removing a cable from the picture. All cordless scanners have a battery in them that is often the main point of wear on the device and requires several hours to fully charge on many models.  It may seem that the battery is an unavoidable consequence of being wireless but Honeywell is leading the way towards a more environmentally friendly scanner that also requires less maintenance long term.

Shedding the traditional battery pack, Honeywell has introduced their Super-Capacitor technology on their Xenon 1902g-bf and Voyager 1202g-bf scanners. Super-Capacitors are capable of achieving a full charge in less than two minutes via the standard USB port or under 30 seconds when using a powered USB port or external wall adapter. After a quick charge the Voyager 1200g-bf can scan at least 100 codes while the Xenon 1902g-bf can read at least 450 codes.

This sort of quick and easy charging feature makes these scanners ideal for applications centered around POS, workstations and counters – for example, as the secondary scanner to a bioptic (in-counter) scanner, or in support of shipping and receiving functions at warehouses. With no battery, a common maintenance hassle is removed and the scanner is lighter and more environmentally friendly.

Both scanners are built on the proven Voyager and Xenon platform offering superior scanning performance on linear and 2D barcodes respectively. With multiple-interface options, these scanners are plug-in-player ready to start inputting scanned data into any application.

For assistance finding the right battery-free scanner for your needs, contact us at Barcodes Inc.


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