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Your 10 Considerations for The Right Mobile Device!

Posted July 25, 2018

With so many mobile devices choices out there for business users. How do you know which one
will meet your needs and your users?

Read the infographic below and see what’s the best way to choose the one you need in your
workforce and how Barcodes, Inc. and Zebra can help you find the solution that works best with your
company.

Mobile Computing 101

 


Impinj’s Luggage Tracking Solution with Monza Tag Chips

Posted July 19, 2018

With major airlines using Impinj Monza tag chips to help track luggage, it’s exciting to see this technology grow. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) voted to approve a mandate requiring member airlines to implement RFID baggage tracking. The implementation is set with the goal of rolling out the technology globally by 2020. According to IATA, member airlines represent 83% of the global air traffic, with the tracking solution in place consumers can track the movement of their luggage from their phone.

Airlines and airports are no stranger to RAIN RFID, London Heathrow and Las Vegas’s McCarran Airport already use the tracking solution from finding a trolley to sorting and tracking luggage. These types of baggage tracking solutions, among others, have helped the industry drop their lost luggage rate by 70% over the last decade.

Monza tag chips features:

  • High performance to achieve excellent read and write sensitivity
  • Interference Rejection to yield outstanding reads
  • Omnidirectional Performance in every direction

 

This is great example of how technology impacts our everyday lives, whether its down on the ground or 40,000 feet above!

Talk to our dedicated account managers to see how we can help you with tracking solutions in your business today!


Infographic: Shining Light on Barcoding

Posted October 28, 2016

Whether we notice it or not, barcodes are being used all around us in more applications than ever today. From tracking products throughout their life cycle to advertising and even video games, there is a wide range of barcodes fit for any way you can think of using them.

This handy infographic shines some light on the 2 main categories of barcodes, 1D vs. 2D codes, and what their benefits and uses are. It’s a great primer to see how you can use barcodes in ways outside of the retail check-out lane.

You’ll find that no matter what data you are trying to track or encode, Barcodes, Inc. can help you find the right printer, labels, scanners, and mobile devices to get the most out of any barcode.


Asset vs Inventory Tracking Explained

Posted June 22, 2015

When explaining data tracking, the first question our customers ask is “Aren’t asset tracking and inventory tracking the same thing?” The short answer is no.

Assets are permanent objects that belong to a company. They are items a business uses internally, such as computers, tools or educational material. An asset is always tracked as a unique item. For example, even though you may give 10 of the exact same PC, you are managing each PC as an individual item with its own unique barcode label. You want to ensure that you have accurate information on each specific asset’s location, condition, purchase date, value, custodian and most recent maintenance.

Inventory tracking refers to objects that are sold, distributed or otherwise consumed by a company. These “temporary” objects include retail items and office supplies. For example, you may have 100 boxes of staples in inventory and when you use one box the tracked quantity decreases by one. You are not concerned with what specific box was used, but rather that 1 of 100 was removed. Ultimately, you want to know how many you have in stock and when to order more.

To begin, compare your objects with the chart below to determine if you need inventory or asset tracking:

Description Asset Inventory
Objects used internally, such as computers, tools, and educational materials
Track depreciation of company property
Track maintenance on company equipment
Objects are for sale or resale
Ability to track/monitor reorder levels
Objects are “temporary” and/or often replace, such a paper, pens and other consumables
Employees may check objects in and out

For more assistance finding the right data collection solution for your needs, contact us at Barcodes, Inc.


Datalogic’s Memor Mobile Computer Saves Egil Rasmussen Time and Money

Posted October 9, 2013

Datalogic Memor Mobile Computer

Overview
Egil Rasmussen is one of the largest carpentry and fine woodwork companies in its industry, with an annual turnover of approximately 25 million euros. The company is headquartered in Taulov, near Fredericia, Denmark, with a large department in Århus.

One of Egil Rasmussen’s main activities is helping rental companies and insurance companies with repairs. Examples include new apartment doors needed after a break in, or a new floors needed due to water damage.

The Challenge
Each year, Egil Rasmussen receives hundreds of jobs from rental companies and thousands from the insurance companies. The jobs usually require three craftsmen, who report the number of working hours, the materials used and transportation costs for each task performed.

This procedure used to be done the traditional way. The craftsmen would fill out a form with all information and pass it onto the accounting department, which would check the information and enter it into the financial software system called Artesa.

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Horticultural Tracking

Posted March 27, 2012

Application Description

Horticultural tracking requirements place special demands on labels and tags. Long days in the hot sun, sudden downpours, wild temperature changes, and soil and fertilizer exposure can quickly compost typical label and tag products. However, the efficiency gained by accurately tracking plants through growth, care, and distribution does not have to degrade with the changing seasons. Intermec has the products and experience to enable reliable identification of these items from initial growth through final purchase.

Intermec Solution

For trees, shrubs, and vines, Intermec offers nursery tags in a variety of sizes, colors, and configurations. These self-locking tags shrug off outdoor conditions, allowing identification of these growing items from initial growth to final retail.

For pots, stakes, planters and other outdoor items, Intermec offers outdoor-durable labels and ribbons. Adhesives and label stocks that endure outdoor exposure for a year or more survive for the entire growing season; highly aggressive adhesives offer strong bonds on difficult-to-label items or tamper-evidence for retail labeling.

With Intermec thermal printers, these durable labels and tags can be custom-imaged onsite to meet immediate needs in the quantities required, eliminating long lead times and costly obsolescence. Colorful pre-printing can add logos, full-tint color, or provide simple solutions for large production quantities that do not need variable print.

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New RFID Tracks, Monitors Nuclear Materials

Posted April 3, 2009

Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices have widely been used for tracking for years; recently, scientists from U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a unique tracking technology that monitors the environmental and physical conditions of containers of nuclear materials in storage and transportation.

“RFID technology is ideally suited for management of nuclear materials during both storage and transportation,” said Yung Liu, Ph.D., Argonne senior nuclear engineer and RFID project manager. “Key information about the nuclear materials is acquired in real-time,” he explained in a March 24 press release.

Data on the status and history of each individual container are available with a click of the mouse and can be used to augment and modernize DOE’s existing management systems for nuclear materials.

“The Argonne system can simultaneously monitor thousands of drums 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Any abnormal situation, such a loss of seal, a sudden shock, a rise in temperature or humidity, can trigger an alarm for immediate action,” Liu explained.

The monitoring of tens of thousands of radioactive and fissile material packages has been a challenge for DOE to ensure accountability, safety, security, and worker and public health.

The system is comprised of active transponders, or tags with long-life batteries ( greater than 10 years), on each package, readers that collect information from the tags, control computer, and application software. The information is constantly updated and communicated via a secured network, thus decreasing the need for manned surveillance.

This RFID technology also has applications outside the nuclear field and may be used for other hazardous materials or any valued material, according to Liu.

“This new Argonne RFID technology, expected to be patented, has applications in many industries, and as the technology is further developed, its usefulness is bound to grow,” Liu said.

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