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Windows CE and Windows Embedded Handheld End of Life Cycle

Posted February 7, 2017

There is no need to panic just yet but any business that is currently using devices with Windows CE or Windows Embedded Handheld should start to plan for the future. Starting in 2018 through 2020, Microsoft is phasing out support of their Windows Embedded Operating Systems you find on many mobile devices. Windows-based OS are very common especially in the case of more rugged handheld devices, so as you replace these devices you will want to consider changing to some of the alternate OS to future-proof your investment.

  • June 10, 2018 – Windows Embedded CE 6.0 will be End of Life
  • June 9, 2019 –  Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld will be End of Life
  • January 14, 2020 – Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 will be End of Life

3 years till 2020 isn’t really that far away. Preparing your upgrade strategy now will prevent a lot of headaches later and won’t slow down your business.

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Android Lollipop for the Zebra TC70/TC75

Posted September 5, 2016

Ever since the initial release, the Zebra TC75/TC70 Series has become one of the most popular mobile computers due to its convenient form factor and robust feature set. With over 200,000 unit deployed the TC75/TC70 are helping businesses of all types improve daily efficiencies and empower their workforce.

In order to better serve their customers Zebra has announced that Android v5.1 Lollipop will soon be available for the TC7x Series. The upgraded Android OS is expected to be available for download on Zebra’s Support site on approximately August 22, 2016 for TC70 and August 30, 2016 for TC75.

All future devices will have the newest Android OS installed but for customers preferring the older OS versions a simple ‘back-rev’ to their OS version will be available.

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Future-Proof Scanning with Honeywell’s Voyager 1450g

Posted December 1, 2015

With the ever growing use of 2D barcodes in couponing and mobile advertising, more and more retailers are finding a need to embrace 2D Imagers in their checkout process. Being able to easily read barcodes from a smartphone screen or capture customer data from a driver’s license can greatly improve the customer experience and help generate repeat business.

Beyond retail applications, many government regulations and supplier mandates are requiring the use of 2D barcodes due to their ability to store more data. Enterprises are also looking to leverage emerging trends that require area-imaging technology, today or in the near future, without the need to purchase additional scanning hardware, or settle for reduced scanning performance.

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Upgrade Your Printer and Save with GO Zebra Trade-in Rebate Program

Posted March 24, 2015

gozebra-logo-printersNow is the perfect time to put your aging printer to even better use by trading it in for up to a $500 rebate on a new Zebra printer.

It’s a common misunderstanding that holding on to equipment for as long as possible is the best means to a positive return on investment. While this has some truth to it in many cases, aging equipment can often become a hindrance with hidden costs and time spent on the equipment. With a well timed hardware refresh you gain the advantages of new features and added efficiency. Especially in the case of thermal barcode printer technology, current models are engineered to:

  • Gain visibility across the enterprise
  • Expand business intelligence
  • Increase staff productivity
  • Reduce downtime
  • Lower maintenance costs

The GO Zebra Trade-In rebate will be available for all eligible printer purchases until the end of this year. For more details on the rebate feel free to contact one of our printer specialists at BarcodesInc or the GO Zebra page.


Sato’s Label Gallery to NiceLabel Transition

Posted March 13, 2015

SATO Label Gallery Barcode SoftwareThe availability of Label Gallery software has been discontinued through SATO. As a benefit to their customers SATO will offer special upgrade options for those who purchased Label Gallery through SATO America or any of its reseller partner community.

Special Upgrade Offer for Existing Label Gallery Customers

All users who bought a Label Gallery license through SATO America or a SATO America Reseller Partner after July 1, 2014 and before February 2, 2015 are entitled to free NiceLabel upgrade that’s equivalent of the SATO Label Gallery edition. This offer is valid until September 1, 2015.

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Ensure Scanning Flexibility with the 2D Upgradable Honeywell Voyager 1400g

Posted September 29, 2014

Honeywell 1400g ScannerWhy should you have to choose between buying a 1D scanner today and risk replacing it with a 2D scanner in a few years, or paying more for a 2D scanner today when you may never need to read 2D? Start out with 1D performance at 1D pricing and upgrade to what you need, when you need it, for much less than purchasing a new scanner.

Built on the platform of Honeywell’s world-renowned Voyager series of hand-held linear scanners, the Voyager 1400g delivers omnidirectional reading of linear bar codes, plus the ability to affordably upgrade the device license to enable PDF and 2D bar code scanning—at the time of purchase or as scanning needs evolve. Performing at speeds that are comparable to laser-based scanners, the versatile and reliable Voyager 1400g can be customized to meet current and future scanning needs, lowering the total cost of ownership.

For assistance finding the right Honeywell scanner for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Seagull Scientific’s BarTender 9.2 End of Support

Posted September 3, 2014

In the process of making their BarTender software one of the leading label applications, Seagull Scientific is continually updating and improving  features in BarTender. As new versions are released previous ones eventually cannot continue to be supported. 

As of September 1st, 2014 version 9.2 of BarTender will no loner be supported. It is possible to upgrade to the current 10.1 version of the software with a simple update.

For assistance finding the right update path for your instance of BarTender, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Honeywell Introduces Android 4.2.2 to the CN51 Series

Posted August 14, 2014

Intermec CN51 Mobile ComputerAndroid 4.2.2 (“Jelly Bean”) for the Intermec by Honeywell CN51 mobile computer is now released and orderable. In addition, conversion licenses (238-000-002) to convert a CN51 from Windows Embedded Handheld (WEH) 6.5 to Android 4.2.2 in the field are also now released and orderable.

The Android 4.2.2 firmware includes Google Mobile Services (GMS), and there is not an option to order these CN51 Android 4.2.2 configurations without GMS.

CN51 Android 4.1 configurations are no longer orderable and are not available for new unit shipments. Customers with CN51 Android 4.1 configurations may upgrade their units to Android 4.2.2 in the field free of charge.

For assistance finding the right Intermec mobile computer for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


10 Industry-leading Enhancements and Upgrades for the Zebra ZXP Series 7 Card Printer

Posted March 24, 2014

Zebra ZXP Series 7 Card PrinterZebra’s fast and reliable ZXP Series 7 card printer now offers 10 industry-leading enhancements and upgrades to provide customers with even more options to meet their card printing needs.  Known for its photo-quality card printing in medium- to high-volume applications, the ZXP Series 7 card printer provides maximum performance at an exceptional value.

Customers can easily and conveniently upgrade their existing ZXP Series 7 printers to benefit from new options designed to enhance print quality and card protection, provide additional security, reduce waste and minimize downtime.

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