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Zebra to Acquire Xplore Technologies – Here Are 3 Things You Need to Know

Posted July 12, 2018

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Zebra and Xplore Technologies corporation announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Xplore.

XplorenetHere are 3 things you need to know about the acquisition:

  1.  Diverse Portfolio – Xplore has established a leading position as an innovative developer of the ultra- rugged tablets, laptops and a range of performance matched accessories. They are designed to withstand the demanding conditions across diverse end markets in oil & gas, manufacturing, military/ government, healthcare, public safety, transportation & logistics, and retail verticals. This is going to give Zebra a more diverse portfolio in rugged mobility.
  2. Leader in Data Capturing – With Zebra continuing to invest in their Enterprise Tablet category, this acquisition further solidifies Zebra’s position as the world leader in Enterprise Mobility.
  3. In-Process – Business is as usual for Zebra and Xplore until the acquisition is complete in Q3 2018.

 

As Zebra continues to grow, Barcodes Inc will still be your number one source to any data capturing mobility products and resource. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our barcode experts and we will be happy to help!

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Zebra’s ET50/ET55: An Enterprise Tablet Built for Business

Posted July 5, 2018

Combine the best of consumer-styling with all the enterprise-class features needed to increase workforce productivity and you get the ET50/ET55. The rugged tablet is designed to last for years and can be used both indoors and outdoors even in rain, snow, or dusty areas. Built with exceptional battery power, users have the option to add a hot-swappable backup battery to provide additional power and charge the tablet’s main battery giving the tablet more than enough power to last an entire shift.

With first-time every time rapid data capture users will be able to scan 1D and 2D barcodes in virtually any condition and on practically any surface. Available in two display sizes 8.3 or 10.1″ giving you the option to select the right display size for any business application. The operating system is an important feature in mobile computers, and Zebra designed the ET50/ET55 to support either Windows 10 or Android 6.0 Marshmallow allowing you to select the best operating system that best fits your technology strategy.

Whether you select the ET50 or ET55 you’ll be getting a consumer styled tablet on the outside, all business on the inside. For more information on the ET50/ET55 click here.

Give our dedicated account managers a call if you have any questions or would like a quote on any of your mobile computing needs.


Tech Tip Tuesday the End of Legacy OS Support: Are You Prepared?

Posted April 24, 2018

Charts_RKMMost ruggedized handheld devices are powered by legacy operating systems. The problem, the extended support for legacy OS is quickly approaching its end. For infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for mobile and endpoint strategies it’s recommended to stop buying equipment with legacy OSs and begin planning their migration strategies.

In Gartner’s report, Revisit Your Ruggedized Strategy Before You’re Hit by the End of OS Support,  industry analysts, Leif-Olof Wallin and Stephen Kleynhans go in depth on how to overcome key challenges and their recommendations for planning a strategic migration. Their research is based on a large number of inquiries with clients, as well as discussions with technology vendors.

Kleynhans’s and Wallin’s expert research:

  • Explains what to stop buying and where to focus planning.
  • Evaluates the business case for ruggedized equipment, based on actual requirements and a fully loaded total cost of ownership calculation.
  • Outlines when to standardize versus when to diversify the ruggedized device portfolio.
  • Describes how to protect current investments in software and systems with application virtualization technology.

To download and read the full Gartner report please click HERE.

Any questions concerning the end of legacy operating systems please contact our dedicated account managers.

 


Honeywell’s Mobile Computers: Purpose Built for the Task at Hand

Posted April 18, 2018

Combine the advantages of consumer PDAs with industrial mobile computers and you get Honeywell’s set of rugged mobile computers. Honeywell’s mobile computers include the latest Android or Windows operating system technology, their SmartSystems device management software, and superior industrial design and ruggedness. Whether you have a small business or an enterprise, Honeywell’s mobile computers are easy to deploy, easy to use, and easy to support.

The Dolphin CT60 is designed for enterprises that require anywhere, anytime connectivity, and fast data capture in a highly durable, long-lasting form factor that’s built for maximum up-time and productivity. Packed with features to keep users connected and productive throughout the work day. With an advanced network connectivity that facilitates large file transfers, video streaming, and quick remote access to business applications with enough battery power to last an entire shift. Has accurate 1D and 2D scanning and data capture is possible even on the most damaged barcodes.

ct60CT60 Features and Benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform.
  • Industry-Leading Future Proof Protection.
  • Optimal Power and Connectivity.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design – Built to Last: Fits easily in to a pocket, IP67 rating against dust and water spray, withstands multiple 1.5 meter drops to concrete and 1,000 1 meter tumbles.
  • Future Proof: Support for four Android generations starting with Android 7.1.1. As well as an easy Windows to Android migration without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor.

Currently there is a transition from a keypad-centric mobile device to a full touchscreen device. The problem, keys are still essential in many logistics, warehouses, and field mobility organizations. In comes the ultra-rugged Dolphin CN80, a mobile computer that can help bridge that gap. A large 4.2 inch vivid color touchscreen and the option to choose between numeric or QWERTY keypads gives users the option to select which input method is best for their everyday environment. At the same time users will benefit from the use of the touchscreen for touch-centric applications in the future. With fast data processing, 1D/2D scanning, advanced network connectivity, and a battery life that lasts twice as long as previous generations; users will be connected and productive throughout multiple shifts.

CN80 Features and Benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform: Common hardware and software platform delivers enhanced operational efficiency and reduced TCO. Deploy the same applications on multiple products across your enterprise.
  • Forward-Compatible, Future-Proof: Support for four Androd generations – N through Q. Customers using Windows based operating systems can migrate to Android without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Best of Both Worlds With Keys and Touchscreen: If you have high transaction rates, an environment where workers wear gloves, or applications or workers accustomed to working a certain way, keys are a necessity. The Dolphin CN80 offers productivity with a real numeric or QWERTY keypad for fast and easy data entry plus a full touchscreen for new or future application migration.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance: Enhanced 1D/2D scanning/data capture with read ranges of 0.15m to 15.2m (6in to 50ft) typically required in today’s warehouses. Optional scan handle for flexibility to switch between handheld and pistol grip operations.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design: Designed to withstand the harshest environments and the toughest users, the Dolphin CN80 minimizes downtime and lost productivity with extreme longevity. Withstands 2.4m (8ft) drops and 2,000 1.0m (3.3ft) tumbles. IP65/IP67 ratings against dust/water spray. Cold storage and non-incendive options available.
  • Long Battery Life Drives Productivity: Long shifts, extended talk-times, and heavy GPS usage are no match for the Dolphin CN80. Long battery minimizes workflow interruptions and drives efficiency.

To learn more about Honeywell’s Mobile Computers, contact our dedicated account managers.


Tech Tip Tuesday: Choosing the Right Scanner

Posted April 3, 2018

It might be kind of hard to choose the right scanner to use. So to make things easier below is a flow chart with recommended scanners to find out what kind of scanner will work best for your application. For corded scanners, the main questions are what type of barcode do you need to scan and what kind of environment will you use the scanner? Which, will ultimately determine if you need a rugged or a non-rugged scanner. If you are still unsure about what type of scanners you need feel free to contact our dedicated account manager and we will be happy to help.

                                                                 

   Intermec SR61                               Airtrack S1                                Zebra DS3608                                      Airtrack S2


Janam’s 3Ps with the XT100: Power. Performance. Price Advantage.

Posted March 21, 2018

 

Janam’s new XT100 rugged touch computer, you can easily equipped your mobile worker with a line of business applications in the palm of their hand.

The XT100 will give you the maximum return on investment, it’s ease of accessibility gives your worker more efficiency and productivity. Additionally, with it’s ruggedness, it is designed to meet every industry needs. The XT100 provides the latest technological advances to organizations of any size at an extremely attractive price point.

Featuring a sleek smartphone design, it’s also:

  • Built with an Android 6.0.1 operating system
  • Well lit 4.3-inch touchscreen made with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Wide-viewing angles
  • Superior 2D barcode scanning
  • Integrated with RFID and NFC capability
  • Lightning fast voice and data
  • Certified by Google Mobile Services
  • With Removable and rechargeable battery

If you have any questions or would like a quote, please contact one of our dedicated account manager.

 


Zebra’s TC25 Rugged Smartphone: The Smart Choice For Small Business

Posted March 9, 2018

When there’s so much to do and such little time, it’s important to have the right equipment to help with daily tasks. The TC25 has all the features you need to get more done and satisfy more customers on a daily basis. With a rugged design the TC25 can survive multiple 4 ft (1.2 m) drops to tile over concrete. Durable enough to work in the cold, heat, rain, and snow. Battery life is important when needing a device to last all day, well there’s no need to worry just snap on the unique PowerPack extended battery to give you all day power guaranteed.

Zebra has outdone themselves with this mobile computer, knowing full well that smartphone cameras aren’t built for barcode scanning. The TC25 delivers the same scanning technology that drives many of the world’s field service teams. Get instant and effortless point-and-shoot capture of any electronic or printed barcodes in virtually any condition. Allowing you to get tasks done faster, more accurately, and more efficiently. What makes the TC25 such a viable option is the ease-of-use. Most of us use a smartphone day in and day out and the TC25 has the same familiar gestures that you already use on your personal smartphone. Allowing you to get comfortable with your new device quickly.

Features and Benefits:

  • Ergonomic smartphone-like form factor that is small enough to fit in your pocket, yet powerful enough to multi-task, manage inventory, price check, and preform back of store applications.
  • A top performing scan engine to meet Small Business needs with the Zebra SE4710.
  • High capacity 3000 mAh internal battery designed to support a full shift plus an optional snap on PowerPack for continuous use.
  • Pre-installed Workforce Connect Push-To-Talk express communication solution.
  • Ambidextrous scan buttons on left and right side of the device.
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) OS at launch with the ability to support OS upgrades in the future.
  • Extensive accessory eco-system, including 1-Slot cradles for charging and data communication, 5-slot cradles for large charging deployments, a field detachable trigger handle and a unique snap on PowerPack.

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


Janam’s XM70: The Task Master

Posted November 15, 2017

Designed to fit in the palm of your hands, the Janam XM70 is a real task master that can survive all- day use in challenging environments. Made to deliver maximum return on investment, it is equipped with future proof mobility that provides support for Android and Microsoft Windows Embedded 6.5 OS. Check out the video below to see how the XM70 can give you more power and flexibility in your daily operation.

Put our knowledge and experience to work for you, contact us at Barcodes Inc for any questions or quotes.


Janam’s XG3: Lightest Industrial Grade Mobile Computer

Posted November 9, 2017

Built to withstand harsh environments and everyday use in demanding work spaces, Janam’s XG3 enables workers to increase productivity and operational efficiencies. Optimized for scan-intensive and extended shifts, check out the short video below to see how the XG3 fits in your daily operation.

Put our knowledge and experience to work for you, contact us at Barcodes Inc for any questions or quotes.

 


Datalogic Introduces the Rhino II a Next Generation Vehicle Mount Computer

Posted October 27, 2017

rhino-iiThe next generation vehicle mount computer is here with the Rhino II. The Rhino II is aimed at factory and warehouse applications, in-vehicle applications requiring a rugged computer, and fixed applications on the factory floor where a rugged and sealed computer is mandatory. The Vehicle Mount Computer comes in two sizes a 10″ and 12″ display. The Rhino II is a dedicated freezer-rated model with integrated display heater allowing for the vehicle computer to be used in and out of cold storage.

Datalogic’s vehicle computer is tailored for warehouse management by increasing productivity through reduced errors during receiving, put-away, picking, and shipping activities. The Rhino II comes equipped with an internal isolated power supply and ignition sense to automatically control the power and an optional battery backup for the best protection against data loss. The Rhino II has the option of Microsoft or Android(coming soon) operating systems. Comes with an anti-glare multi-touch screen with glove support.

Rhino II Features:

  • Choice of Microsoft or Android (coming soon) Operating Systems
  • 10 inch or 12 inch high resolution color display
  • Anti-glare multi-touch screen, with gloves support
  • WLAN: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, CCX v4
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology v4.0
  • Wired Ethernet (GbE) included
  • Sealed to IP65/IP67 protection class
  • Wide operating temperature range from -20 to 55 degrees C / -4 to 131 degrees F (Freezer 10 inch model to -30 degrees C / -22 degrees F)
  • Tethered and cordless bar code scanner support
  • External ABCD, QWERTY and software keyboard options
  • Wavelink Powered with pre-installed and pre-licensed Wavelink Avalanche and Terminal Emulation (WEC7 models)
  • EASEOFCARE Service Plans offer a wide range of service options to protect your investment, ensuring maximum productivity and ROI

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