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Motorola’s New RFD5500 UHF RFID Sled

Posted November 21, 2013

Motorola Solutions has announced the release of the new RFD5500 UHF RFID sled that can turn MC55N0, MC55A0, MC65 and MC67 mobile computers into lightweight, rugged, handheld RFID readers that deliver fast read rates and improved productivity for retail storefronts, warehouses and field applications.

The easy-grip RFD5500 sled uses Motorola’s UHF RFID technology that offers good read range and coverage area. There is no need to precisely align the reader with the tag so RFID data can be quickly and accurately captured – even on the most challenging items.

The RFD5500 offers a combination of intuitive audible and visual cues to quickly guide a worker to the precise location of any desired item. As the device moves closer to a specific item, a tone beeps louder and faster, while a sliding graphical bar increases in size enabling mobile workers to quickly locate any individual item.

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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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Trasluz Achieves Control of all Processes and Activities Through RFID Technology

Posted November 12, 2013

Trasluz Casual Wear launched its business operations in 1999 with the objective of becoming an established brand in the children’s fashion industry. Based in Burgos (Spain), the company designs and sells clothing for children aged between 2 and 16.

The company sells its products in its home country Spain as well as to Portugal, the UK, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany and the US, and is expanding its market presence using franchises, multi-brand channels and online sales.

With these ambitious expansion plans, Trasluz decided to introduce state-of-the-art technology in order to automate the maximum number of logistics and distribution processes possible, and set up an effective track-and-trace facility to trace every item of clothing ordered – from production through to delivery to the end client and all reverse logistics stages.

The chosen solution was an identification system based on passive RFID technology, which is fully integrated into the management software of the company.

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Zebra RFID Printer Infographic

Posted October 16, 2013

Gaining the all the benefits of RFID normally involves turning your standard printed label into a RFID enabled one. Most RFID labeling solutions still utilize barcodes and other printed details on the front of the label for redundancy in case a tag were to get damaged, so finding a reliable RFID printer also means choosing a good barcode printer at the same time.

With the ever expanding options for RFID printers it can be a challenge finding one that suits your application without costing a fortune. Lucky for us, one of the leading manufacturers of barcode printers, Zebra, also makes a full line of RFID printers of the same high caliber. Whether you need a high volume industrial solution, a mobile in-the-field option, or a basic low-volume economical solution, Zebra has an RFID printer to fit any need.

This infographic is a great primer into the Zebra line and you can always contact us at BarcodesInc with any questions or need for assistance in choosing the right unit for your business.

Zebra RFID Printers


Motorola RFID Antenna Infographic

Posted September 29, 2013

The world of RFID can be a mystery for many especially when finding what antenna you should use for a fixed readerMotorola is one of the leading manufacturers of fixed RFID readers and offers a range of antenna for indoor, outdoor, customer facing, and even industrial applications. This infographic is a great introduction to the Motorola line and will help narrow your choices a bit. For further assistance finding the right Motorola RFID products for your application, contact us at BarcodesInc to speak with one of our RFID specialist.

Motorola RFID Antenna

 

 


Printronix RFID Printers

Posted September 27, 2013

Printronix RFID Printers

As RFID becomes a more commonplace tool to help all types of businesses become more efficient and accurate, the available choices for RFID printers is expanding all the time. Given the costs involved you obviously want to find a printer that will meet any compliance/performance requirements you need while being a reliable  investment for the long term.

Printronix has been a leading manufacture of industrial grade label printers and continues this legacy with their current line of RFID printers. Designed for the most demanding and critical applications, the SL5000R and SL4M are the perfect solutions for any RFID printing requirement.

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Honeywell Completes Acquisition of Intermec

Posted September 17, 2013

Honeywell has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Intermec, a leading provider of mobile computing, radio frequency identification solutions (RFID), voice-enabled workflow and data-collection solutions, and printing solutions. Honeywell announced its intent to acquire Intermec in December 2012, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $600 million.

“The acquisition of Intermec will add  innovative products and solutions, as well as deep engineering expertise and a broad global sales channel that further demonstrates our commitment to provide our customers an increasing array of innovative technologies in the highly attractive AIDC industry,” said John Waldron, president of Honeywell Scanning & Mobility.

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Printronix RFID: Prevent Compliance Fines with Online Data Validation

Posted September 4, 2013

Screenshot_1Printronix has built a reputation for building top-of-the-line line matrix and thermal barcode printers and is doing the same with their superb line of RFID printers which are becoming some of the top devices in the RFID industry.

What makes the Printronix RFID printers, the SL5000r and SL4M,  unique is their ability to incorporate Online Data Validation (ODV) to their RFID printing solution. ODV technology ensures that all barcodes being printed are meeting the most stringent standards set by vendors such as Walmart and the Department of Defense. Maintaining compliance prevents hefty fines that can range up to $20 per box plus the cost to rework, pack and ship the corrected boxes. Thus, a return on investment for a Printronix RFID printer can be achieved on as a little as one poorly labeled shipment.

To learn more about the Printronix RFID printer or how ODV works, please contact one of our BarcodesInc RFID experts.


RFID Printing: Now More Reliable and Affordable

Posted August 29, 2013

2013-08-29_1021It has been over 40 years since the first RFID device was patented. In its early stages, it was seen as unreliable and far too expensive to adopt over barcode technology. However, more recently companies are starting to adopt RFID technology due to its improvements in readability and cost effectiveness. With these enhancements, companies are seeing the benefits of RFID over barcodes. For example, organizations conducting inventory counts or accounting for high value assets using barcode technology must scan each barcode individually, which requires a considerable amount of time and resources. Whereas RFID readers allow for mass data capture. Additionally, RFID provides real-time, accurate data, which offers tremendous advantages in several industries.

One facet of RFID that has helped simplify the technology and lower the costs is RFID printing. Instead of investing in more costly RFID tags that are typically overkill, companies have found that RFID labels (“Smart Labels”), which are adhesive labels embedded with RFID inlays, are suitable for their requirements. Thus, organizations have the freedom to print their own RFID labels by investing in a RFID printer and RFID label software, both of which have the ability to print barcodes too.

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Bartender RFID: The RFID Printing Software of Choice

Posted August 13, 2013

Seagull Bartender RFID RFID SoftwareSeagull Scientific’s Bartender has gained notoriety for providing the best label design software on the market. However, Bartender RFID includes the same label design features, along with encoding capabilities that offer the same ease of use. Bartender RFID Enterprise Automation and Automation’s rich feature sets include supporting most of the popular RFID printers, supporting most of the label types available (Gen2, EPC Class 1, ISO 15693, etc.) and allows data to be encoded in most of the common formats (DoD, SSCC, GIAI, etc.).

Seagull Scientific continues to lead the way in innovation when it comes to barcode and RFID printing software. Consequently, BarcodesInc recommends Bartender RFID in our RFID printing systems in order to provide a low cost, quality solution.

For more assistance finding the right RFID printing software for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


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