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ID TECH and Worldnet Achieve EMV Certification Through First Data

Posted March 15, 2017

ID TECH and Worldnet combine to provide EMV chip-card acceptance to cloud-based merchants, unattended kiosk manufacturers, retailers, and mobile merchants have received EMV certification through First Data. The certification using the GoChip EMV SDK encompasses all the ID TECH’s products that incorporate the ID TECH Common Kernel.

GoChip supports traditional POS as well as iOS and Android operating systems for mobile and tablet POS merchants and is available for Windows Desktop, Apple OS, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile 8.1 and Java.

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Zebra’s New DS8100 and DS2200 2D Imagers Designed for Retail

Posted January 18, 2017

Zebra has just announced the release of the DS8100 and DS2200 series handheld 2D scanners at NRF 2017 while showcasing additional solutions that help retailers improve productivity and enhance the customer experience. These new 2D scanners enable retailers to quickly and easily scan virtually any barcode on merchandise, coupons and loyalty cards to provide a faster, more personalized checkout experience.

The high-performance DS8100 instantly captures the most problematic barcodes including dense, poorly printed, dirty or damaged, as well as electronic barcodes on dimly lit displays. The DS8100’s superior scanning range enables cashiers to easily scan items in customers’ shopping carts without leaving the register. Detailed DS8100 scanning performance and battery health metrics simplify spotting and correcting issues before they impact employee productivity and customer service.

The cost-effective DS2200 series enables small- and medium-sized businesses to upgrade to the latest 2D technology at a price comparable to 1D scanners. Ready to use out of the box, the DS2200 series is easy to deploy, use and manage.

“In retail, the physical and digital worlds are colliding. To be truly omnichannel, retailers require actionable data at their fingertips. Today’s retail customers expect the same level of detail on products when shopping in-store or online. Zebra’s products and solutions provide retailers new levels of visibility and functionality to provide exceptional customer experiences.” – Pat Glennon, Vice President, North America Retail and Hospitality, Zebra


Zebra’s New TC51/TC56 Sleek, Smart Mobile Computers with Enterprise Durability

Posted January 14, 2017

Zebra TC56 Mobile ComputerZebra’s newest evolution in enterprise mobile computing: the TC51 and TC56 touch mobile computers. Developed for retail and field mobility applications, the TC51 and TC56 have been designed to satisfy the durability, power and security needs of business users while offering an intuitive consumer design to meet the expectations of end users.

The TC5 Series is as modern and easy to use as consumer smartphones so there is no need to compromise device design for enterprise functionality. Built to last for years and designed to withstand accidental drops into water or onto concrete and used in dusty areas, the provide true enterprise-class durability.

The TC5 series also provides the operational ease of support for a better total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as the fastest, most dependable wireless connections inside and outside with 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/d/h/i/r Wi-Fi connectivity for superior roaming capability, and 4G LTE WWAN. The TC51 and TC56 feature innovative productivity design features to help improve user satisfaction including an easily removable and replaceable battery pack, a large 5-inch display and customizable Active Edge Touch Zones for one-touch access to the most frequently used device features and apps.

Key features

  • The fastest, most dependable wireless connections inside and outside the four walls
  • Unmatched processing power to do it all with power efficiencies
  • Maximum display size with advanced technology for graphics-intensive intuitive applications
  • Ultimate scanning performance of 1D / 2D barcodes – even if they are damaged, dirty and poorly printed
  • 13MP camera for ultra-high resolution photos
  • Unsurpassed security with Zebra’s Mobility Extensions (Mx)
  • Mobility DNA, a suite of mobility enabling applications, development tools and utilities

Digimarc: The Future of Retail Barcoding

Posted January 13, 2017

what-you-see-vs-scannerThere’s a lot of buzz going around about the new Digimarc barcode that will change retail barcoding as we know it. So what exactly is so different about the Digimarc code?

The Digimarc code is based on imperceptible patterns that can be applied to marketing materials, including packaging, displays, ads in magazines, circulars, radio and television. This essentially makes the code invisible to everyone except digimarc enabled scanners and mobile devices. The code still contains the same type of data like a traditional UPC/EAN barcode but since it is imperceptibly repeated multiple times over an entire product package it’s faster, more reliable, more versatile, and more secure than traditional UPC/EAN symbols and occupies zero space on the package.

With the Digimarc barcode, checkout clerks, as well as shoppers using self-checkout, can easily and quickly scan items without having to hunt for the barcode. Plus, packaging carrying Digimarc Barcodes can connect mobile-enabled shoppers with additional product information, special offers, recommendations, reviews, social networks, and more with a simple scan. The benefits also extend to shoppers using self-checkout, providing a faster, more enjoyable, and efficient experience.

The face of barcoding is constantly evolving and Barcodes Inc will always be your reliable partner. For more information about Digimarc codes and how to implement them in your business, contact one of Auto-ID specialists.

 


Cell Touch Uses AirTrack S1 for Retail Point of Sale

Posted December 14, 2016

Cell Touch is an authorized dealer for MetroPCS across Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. They reached out to Barcodes, Inc. because they were having complications with their existing barcode scanners, which had sub-par scanning performance and consistently broke on-site. Cell Touch wanted a barcode scanner that wouldn’t require the clerks at their retail locations to scan multiple times to get a good read and something that was capable of providing good-read feedback. Additionally, they wanted a hands-free solution that allowed their clerks to simply wave the barcode across the line of sight instead of having to manually pick up the barcode scanner to scan.

Barcodes, Inc. recommended the AirTrack S1 for Cell Touch’s retail point of sale locations. The S1 is a small, lightweight, and ergonomic barcode scanner that comes equipped with Green Spot technology for good-read feedback. The AirTrack barcode scanner is also available with a gooseneck stand that offers a flexible and hands-free scanning solution at the point of sale. Barcodes worked with Cell Touch to test out the S1 at 15 of their retail locations. Upon receiving positive feedback from the individual stores’ employees they moved forward with launching AirTrack as their scanning brand of choice. Cell Touch is expanding into new locations and Barcodes, Inc. will continue to be their trusted data capture advisor.

For more information on the AirTrack line or to learn more about our point of sale solutions, please contact one of our representatives.


AirTrack’s S1 and S2: High Performance, Affordable Barcode Scanning

Posted August 26, 2016

AirTrack has entered the barcode scanner market with the S1 1D linear scanner and a full 2D area imager with the S2. Designed with a focus on high performance at an affordable cost, the S1 and S2 are the perfect solutions for retail, manufacturing, and logistic applications. Both scanners are corded models and are available as complete USB kits with stand and cable.

AirTrack S1
Multi-Purpose 1D Linear imager

  • Reads linear or most 1D barcodes
  • Wide angle scanning
  • Laser-like thin, extended scan line
  • Green Spot technology for good-read feedback
  • Reduced operator stress with LED-based aiming system
  • IP42 water and particulate sealing rating
  • Withstands repeated drops from 5 feet onto a concrete surface

AirTrack S2
High Performance 2D Are Imager

  • Reads linear or 2D barcodes off of smartphones and loyalty cards
  • Omnidirectional reading
  • Green Spot technology for good-read feedback
  • Reduced operator stress with LED-based aiming system
  • IP42 water and particulate sealing rating
  • Withstands repeated drops from 5 feet onto a concrete surface
  • Advanced motion tolerance optics

Datalogic’s New Joya Touch Multi-Purpose Device for Retail

Posted August 3, 2016

Joya Touch is a multi-purpose retail mobile device that is ideal for various applications such as Self-Shopping, Price Checking, Markdowns, Shelf Replenishment, Inventory, Access Control and more.

The Joya Touch device comes in two form factors: a handheld version resembling a smartphone and a pistol-grip version with a comfortable trigger. Retailers can change from one form to the other with ease, adapting to applications and user preferences. Joya Touch is charged using the industry’s first wireless charging technology (Qi compliant) that eliminates the need for maintenance and cleaning of contacts on the device and cradles. This radically reduces support costs and increases the devices’ life span.

The Joya Touch device requires only 2.5 hours to fully recharge the battery and the ‘Boost Recharge’ feature ensures the battery is charged for 80 minutes of use after only 15 minutes of charging!

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Deliver an Exciting, New Customer Experience with Datalogic’s Joya X1

Posted July 22, 2016

Datalogic’s Joya X1 self-shopping solution is now available to US customers. Joya is a purpose-built device for shoppers that is tailored to provide the best self-shopping experience.  It offers cutting-edge technology and advanced performance in an ergonomic form factor that is easy to use. Using Joya instead of a smartphone allows shoppers to:

  • Scan coupon barcodes on their smartphone screen
  • Shop faster using optimized barcode technology instead of the smartphone camera
  • Send and receive calls and texts while shopping
  • Conserve phone battery power
  • Prevent phone damage from accidental drops while shopping

For retailers, Joya is a multi-purpose tool that can be used to enhance the shopping experience and increase operational efficiency. Retailers can use Joya to:

  • Implement fast and efficient Queue-busting during peak times
  • Execute retail inventory functions such as:
    • Price checks
    • Stock checks
    • Restocking
    • Markdowns

Star’s New TSP100III, the Faster, Better, and Easier POS Receipt Printer

Posted July 15, 2016

Continuing its philosophy of ‘Always Leading – Always Innovating,’ Star has improved on the TSP 100 Series with the TSP100III, the faster, better, and easier POS printing solution. Already a leading player in the mPOS market, the TSP100III is now offered with WLAN connectivity, supporting 802.11b/g/n with 2.4GHz, for an easy-to-use and ready-to-go installation. The “Push ‘n’ Connect” WPS easy connection makes the wireless set-up the simplest in the industry.

With included internal power supply, power cables, complete mounting kits, and paper roll, the TSP100III is the perfect printer for any mPOS bundle. Star has also added an additional USB type A connector to power your tablet or mobile device. The TSP100III offers a small form factor for any sized counter-space and prints up to twice the speed of its previous model at 43 receipts per minute. The high-speed, thermal printer also includes a guillotine auto-cutter and “drop-in & print” paper loading for even the busiest of retail and restaurant environments.

Combined with its powerful futurePRNT Windows software, users can enhance their printer receipts to add graphics (logos and coupons), multiple copies, or use the text processing function to replace printed information or trigger a coupon, and much, much more. The TSP100III can also be seamlessly integrated with Star Micronics AllReceipts digital receipt application, allowing customers to manage their receipts digitally, and retailers to receive instant feedback on customer satisfaction.


Datalogic’s New DL-Axist Android-based Mobile Computer

Posted June 9, 2016

Datalogic’s newest addition to their mobile computing line is the DL-Axist PDA is a rugged PDA with Android and a brilliant full touch 5 inch screen.  With industrial robustness, this PDA survives most any indoor or outdoor environment. This PDA has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 touchscreen and scan window; the optional protective rubber boot delivers additional protection.

The DL-Axist PDA is equipped with a multi-purpose 2D imager providing quick and easy data capture from high density codes at standard distances, and includes Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ technology for good-read feedback. An autofocus camera with a built-in LED flash is standard providing easy photo capture for applications requiring image documentation.

FEATURES

  • 5 inch HD multi-touch screen with Gorilla Glass 3
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n with MIMO technology and Cisco CCX v4 certified
  • 3G/4G cellular for voice and data communication
  • Bluetooth wireless technology v4.0 with BLE for beacons
  • NFC for configuration and pairing
  • Enterprise Class Assisted GPS for location-based applications
  • IP67 rating and 1.8 m / 6.0 drop resistance

APPLICATIONS

  • Retail: Assisted Sales, Mobile POS, Stock Management
  • T&L: Route Accounting, Direct Store Delivery, Field Sales and Service
  • Hospitality/Entertainment: Ticket Verification, Table Waiting

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