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Code Introduces New Bluetooth Barcode Reader Product with Bluetooth Interface Adapted for Retail Markets

Posted November 20, 2013

Code CR2300 ScannerCode, an industry leader of advanced, image-based barcode readers, has recently expanded their product line with the addition of the Code Reader 2300 (CR2300).

The CR2300 is a high-performance, Bluetooth barcode reader designed for use in retail environments. The image-based device is easy to use and features a robust decoding engine that provides omnidirectional barcode reading and high-speed data output. The reliability and aggressive data collection capabilities of the CR2300 are crucial components for retailers committed to enhancing customer experiences by reducing lines and wait times at check-out counters.

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RFID Labeling for Retail

Posted November 19, 2013

Industry Need

In today’s fast paced retail environment, to remain competitive and profitable it is important that retailers and brand owners have a high level of real time visibility of inventory throughout the supply chain and including the retail shelf itself. Accurately tracking products from the manufacturer and through the DC’s in combination with a good alignment with backroom replenishment processes are critical in addressing and improving operational concerns such as inventory related costs associated with cycle stock and safety stock levels.

To be successful in managing inbound and outbound operations as well as in stock and out of stock inventory, retailers must have a way to streamline their processes that will enable them to improve operations and efficiencies on all levels with the end result of increased sales and revenue. Major retailers are looking at multiple areas in their supply chain and at store levels that the integration of RFID into these operations could provide opportunities to make significant gains in speed and accuracy as well as multi-channel inventory management.

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Datalogic Announces their New QuickScan QW2100 Linear Imager

Posted October 2, 2013

Datalogic QuickScan I Lite QW2100 ScannerDatalogic has announced the worldwide availability of the QuickScan QW2100 linear imager. Since its original limited availability release to some markets in early 2012, over several hundreds of thousands of QW2100 have been sold in less than 2 years. This product has been well received by the customers within these regions and offers a strong, mature foundation for this worldwide release.

Datalogic believes in developing products that are based on various key points such as technological advancements, market trends, customer needs and the customer return on investments (ROI) requirements. Datalogic has over 40 years of experience in developing ADC products. Building upon its position as a leading pioneer of imaging technology, Datalogic continues to be in the forefront of linear and area imaging technologies for the corresponding markets. While there are specific market needs that may dictate the use of a laser bar code scanner, linear imager technology is able to offer multiple alternative 1D scanning options such as: solid state construction, which ensures no moving parts and less percentage of mechanical failures, ability to scan codes from mobile phones and computer screens, bright and more visible scan line, and an excellent price/performance ratio in the marketplace. In recognizing the varying market and investment needs of their customers, Datalogic offers a portfolio that spans multiple ADC linear imaging solutions.

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Motorola LI2208 : The Next Generation 1D Scanner

Posted September 9, 2013

Building on the long standing popular design of the LS2208 series, the new LI2208 brings more features and greater reliability to your daily operations. With a new linear imager vs the previous laser scan engine, the LI2208 reads any 1D barcode be it on paper, a mobile phone screen, or even high density codes.

The LI2208 is a cost effective solution to increase productivity and effectiveness in any scanning application while expanding the possible implementations of barcodes in your business.


The Checkout Experience and Today’s Shopper

Posted July 23, 2013

Even though the first bar code scan in a retail store took place over 40 years ago, many people still active in the retail industry remember when bar code scanning at the checkout was a novelty; not the norm it is today.  Given the $20,000 price tag of the first grocery store checkout scanner – about $93,000 in today’s dollar – the early technology adopters were truly committed.  Although some naysayers probably thought they should have been committed.

Since then, and especially in the last few years, other technologies have been developed and adapted to improve the retail checkout.  These developments are getting more attention today because Retailers are focused on the importance of an improved in-store shopping experience for their customers.  They are working to keep the in-store experience valuable and relevant as they compete with the online alternatives consumers have at their fingertips.

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Trenor Chooses the Memor Mobile Computer for TOPSHOP and TOPMAN

Posted March 7, 2013

Datalogic Memor Mobile ComputerOverview
Trenor Group is a fashion retailer with a franchise of brand stores. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Thanks to an agreement with British fashion company Arcadia Group Ltd., a British retail giant in fashion, Trenor has a portfolio of many different brands, including the widely known TOPSHOP and TOPMAN.

The Challenge
Both the TOPSHOP and TOPMAN retail stores used a solution for store inventory management that required a lot of work and that was very time consuming. Every time an inventory procedure needed to be performed, someone from the head office would have to bring a laptop with a specific integrated application to each store, along with another terminal for wireless data transfer. These devices needed to be set up for use in the specific store, and the inventory process could finally begin.

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5 Ways To Improve Security In Your Point-of-Sale System

Posted January 2, 2013

Many business owners think that meeting the basic requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) protocols will keep their point-of-sale systems from being hacked. But here’s the truth: hacking into retailer POS systems is a recurring problem worldwide, even for retailers who meet PCI DSS standards.

In just the last couple of years, several high-profile cases have received media coverage:

  • In late 2011, a scheme was discovered that involved hackers from Romania stealing credit card data from hundreds of POS systems, including those from 150 Subway franchises. More than 146,000 cards were compromised, and losses have been estimated at up to $10 million.
  • In September 2012, hackers got into POS systems in 63 Barnes & Noble stores in nine states. The company removed POS card readers from all its stores while the incident was investigated.
  • In December 2012, an Israeli security firm found a strain of malware infecting hundreds of POS systems in 40 countries. By injecting malware into a system’s iexplore.exe file on Windows servers, the malware hijacked data that could be used for cloning credit cards.

Countless other cases of POS “hacking” come from insiders: your employees. Keeping on top of POS security is essential for every business. Here are 5 ways to improve your POS security.

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Co-Creator Of The Barcode Dies

Posted December 14, 2012

The co-inventor of one of the most indispensable technologies of the 20th century that labels every retail product, the barcode, has died. The death of Norman Joseph Woodland, who was 91, was confirmed by his daughter, Susan Woodland. She said he died on Sunday in Edgewater, New Jersey, from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and complications of advanced age.

Mr Woodland and Robert Silver were students at Philadelphia’s Drexel University when Mr Silver overheard a grocery store executive asking an administrator to support research on how product information could be captured at checkouts. The pair earned a patent in 1951 with Mr Woodland’s idea to create a shape of concentric circles. The technology did not catch on until the 1970s, when Mr Woodland’s employer IBM promoted a rectangular barcode that was adopted as the standard.

The barcode may have come from a humble beginning but has become the de facto means of tracking any kind of product or process today. Woodland’s innovation and contribution to the technology was crucial to improving businesses around the globe.


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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JD Sports Fashion Finds Their Mobile Computing Solution With The Datalogic Skorpio

Posted November 29, 2012

JD Sports Fashion is the UK’s number one specialist retailer of both branded and own-brand sports and fashion wear for the entire family. Established in 1981, JD Sports Fashion has grown rapidly to over 400 stores across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. JD’s growth since being listed on the UK Stock Market in 1996 has been meteoric, with the acquisition and consolidation of Scotts and Bank Fashion. Currently, over 1,300 Skorpio mobile computers have been installed in JD Sports Fashion stores across the UK and Ireland.

Datalogic ADC has been a long established partner of JD Sports Fashion since the introduction of over 400 rugged mobile computers for use in JD’s Distribution Centers since 2002. At that time, JD did not have any store management devices. When the decision came to look at automating store operations, JD turned to Datalogic to recommend an appropriate mobile device and solution.

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