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A Zebra Printer for the Right Job

Posted November 21, 2017

At Barcodes, Inc our extensive Zebra portfolio boasts industry-leading printer products. With Zebra’s Barcode and RFID printer solutions you’ll have a printer capable of smarter ways to track labels and manage assets with the ability to produce labels, receipts, documents, or cards on-demand. Are you optimizing your printer’s efficiency? Are you using the right Zebra Printer for the right job?

zxp-9-2The ZXP Series 9 card printer has selectable print modes that’ll allow users to easily optimize for print quality or print speed. The new fine print mode slows the printing process down slightly in order to deliver photo-like image quality. Reduce printer downtime with Near Field Communication technology and QR Codes that give you instant access to printer information and support. With the ZXP Series 9 card printer the user will have the ability to view printer settings, status, and manage a large number of networked remote printers from anywhere in the world using Zebra’s optional PrintMonitor. The ZXP 9 is ideal for government, retail, hospitality, education, and service bureaus.

 

hc100The HC100 Wristband Printer makes it easy to print individual wristbands on demand. All users have to do is drop in the wristband cartridge and start printing high-quality wristbands. With an easy-to-load feature, minimal action is required from the user. The printer detects the wristband type and size and will automatically calibrate the settings for optimal print quality and reduce waste. With faster print speeds, wait lines at the point of entrance are reduced, improving the customer experience and staff productivity. The HC100 is ideal for hospital patient identification as well as guest identification at hospitality venues, amusement parks, sporting events, zoos, etc.

 

zq500The ZQ500 Series are a set of rugged mobile printers. With the ability to withstand repeated drops to concrete from up to 6.6 feet (2 m). The mobile printers come with large buttons and a user-friendly interface making it easy to operate. The ZQ500 series comes in two options the ZQ510 3 inch (72 mm) and the ZQ520 4 inch (104 mm). The set of mobile printers meet IP54 rating for resistance to dust and liquids that are common in mobile environments. The ZQ500 series is ideal for transportation, retail, and manufacturing.


TSC Adds New TDP-324W Wristband and TDP-324 Label Desktop Printers

Posted June 6, 2014

2014-06-06_0917TSC has added two new high-resolution printers, the TDP-324W wristband printer and the TDP-324 desktop printer, to its growing line of direct-thermal desktop products.

TDP-324W Wristband Printer

The two-inch-format TDP-324W is engineered to print high-definition wristbands used for patient identification, entertainment ticketing and various government applications, including restricted-area access and visitor identification.

Standard features include a 300-dpi printhead, a large 6.5-inch-diameter media cabinet, and an easy-to-read LCD that displays printer status. The TDP-324W can be operated either as a standalone desktop or wall-mounted printer and supports USB 2.0 and Ethernet communications. It also features a USB-host port for connecting keyboards or scanners.

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Brother and PDC Healthcare to Launch New TD-2130NHC Patient ID Printing Solution

Posted February 25, 2014

Brother TD-2130N Complete powered network desktop thermal printerBrother, in partnership with PDC Healthcare, will be showcasing its new TrustSense Patient ID Printing Solution at the HIMSS 2014 Intelligent Hospital Pavilion from Feb. 24 to 27 in Orlando, FL. The TrustSense healthcare thermal printer TD-2130NHC provides on-demand wristband and label printing in virtually any area of the hospital.

The HIMSS Intelligent Hospital Pavilion is an educational simulated hospital that demonstrates advanced and integrated solutions in the patient care environment. The technologies displayed address many of the issues that can potentially impact patient care and safety.

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The New Zebra Z-Band Ultrasoft Wristbands

Posted October 29, 2012

With Zebra’s new patent-pending Z-Band UltraSoft direct thermal adhesive wristband, healthcare providers can take a softer approach to patient identification.

Featuring a soft, flexible polypropylene and vinyl material, Z-Band UltraSoft is the softest direct thermal wristband in the market. Z-Band UltraSoft also offers excellent resistance to most hand sanitizers, supporting patient safety by insuring readable text and scannable barcodes for up to 14 days. Z-Band UltraSoft is being positioned as Zebra’s premium adhesive-closure wristband.

Z-Band UltraSoft is available in a cartridge for the HC100 printer in several size. For more details on the new Z-Band UltraSoft, contact us at BarcodesInc.


New Thermal Printers From Wasp – WPL25 and WHC25

Posted June 27, 2012

WPL25 Desktop Barcode Printer and the WHC25 Desktop Wristband Printer Provide the Latest in Quick and Durable Labeling

Wasp Barcode Technologies has announced the launch of the WPL25 Desktop Barcode Printer and the WHC25 Desktop Wristband Printer. Designed specifically for speed and durability, both products use direct thermal technology to provide accurate images and barcodes of the highest quality. The thermal printing technology used in both printers uses heat as opposed to ink, making the printed label or wristband smudge proof and durable.

Wasp’s WPL25 Desktop Barcode Printer features a high-quality clamshell design thatmakes the WPL25 ideal for printing high performance labels for healthcare, retail, shipping, and office environments. The WPL25 barcode printer uses a 200 MHz processor that prints labels at speeds up to 5 inches per second at 203 dpi print resolution. For easy integration into various business environments, the Wasp WPL25 comes standard with USB and serial interfaces. The WPL25 also comes with optional peeler, cutter, and stand-alone keyboard making it easy to create an all-in-one barcoding and scanning solution.

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Medical Wristbands

Posted March 27, 2012

Industry Need

Effective patient care is predicated on accuracy, but human error is exceptionally difficult to eliminate in the inherently high-touch medical environment. To address this, barcodes and automatic ID technologies are being used increasingly across a wide range of medical practices. Patient wristbands are one common application area. Intermec patient wristbands ensure positive identification for integration with verification systems for medication, samples, and surgical procedures.

The five rights of medication safety (right patient, right drug, right time, right dose, right route) provide an important framework for verification of pharmaceutical administration, but commonly rely on manual human checks. Integration of positive patient ID with barcode wristbands provides a highly reliable adjunct to eliminate human error. With increasing implementation of patient electronic medical record (EMR), scanning the wristband can trigger caregiver notification of allergies or other special requirements.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) has made improving the accuracy of patient identification a high priority, and it remains the number one goal in the pre-release version of the 2010 National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) for hospitals. Recognizing the accuracy enhancements of auto ID technologies, bar code verification is specifically cited as an acceptable alternative to resourceintensive two-person verification required for administration of blood products.

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Maximizing the Image Life of Direct Thermal Receipts and Wristbands

Posted March 22, 2012

Direct thermal printing dates back to the 1960s and was originally designed for copiers and fax machines that utilize chemically coated paper. It has since been transformed into a highly successful print technology for bar coding.

Direct thermal media is essentially a self-contained printing system. It is manufactured by applying surface coatings to the media with a chemical formula that includes colorless dyes and developers. When the media goes through a thermal printer, heat (thermal energy) from the thermal printhead causes the dye and developer to activate and form a high-definition image. The thermal printhead consists of many heating elements distributed along its printing width. Each element is electronically controlled to deliver the correct amount of energy to an exact location for an exact amount of time. Those individual elements are strobed by the printer to form the final image—text, graphics, and bar codes. Fully saturating or imaging direct thermal chemistry is key to obtaining the most durable direct thermal image. Producing a less than fully saturated image will reduce the image life when exposed to various contaminants or environmental conditions.

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Thibodaux Regional Medical Center Enforces Bedside Medication Verification with Wristband Solution

Posted March 21, 2012

Durable, Flexible Bands Prevent Workarounds and Contribute to High Scan Rates

About Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

In Thibodaux, La., Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, a 185-bed acute care facility, provides inpatient and outpatient care for the people of Lafourche and seven surrounding parishes. For the third consecutive year, J.D. Power and Associates recognized the center for service excellence under the Distinguished Hospital Program, acknowledging Thibodaux Regional’s strong commitment to provide “An Outstanding Patient Experience” for inpatient and outpatient services.

Challenge

To achieve and maintain its award-winning reputation, Thibodaux has progressed on several key initiatives in recent years. The medical center has increasingly moved toward a more paperless environment and brought in bedside medication verification (BMV).

With those strides, the hospital knew it needed to upgrade its approach to patient wristbands as well. Paper labels created paper waste, and didn’t hold up well in the hospital environment.

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Adopting Bar Code Labeling in Hospital Pharmacies

Posted March 20, 2012

One of the most proven and effective methods to prevent medical errors is to use bar coding to identify medications at the unit-dose level for dispensing and administration. By taking action to ensure all medications used in the hospital include a bar code, pharmacists can set a strong foundation for patient safety initiatives and align their organization with patient safety goals established by The Joint Commission and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

This white paper will illustrate how bar code systems improve patient safety; summarize the ASHP, The Joint Commission, and FDA policies and recommendations that are driving the current surge in bar code-based patient safety programs; present bar code marking options for pharmacists; and provide guidance for developing a practical strategy for bar code-based patient safety programs.

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Wristband Formatting Best Practices

Posted March 19, 2012

Key Considerations for Improving Patient Care

Bar coded patient wristbands are an excellent way for medical centers to improve the safety and quality of care while meeting industry mandates. To gain the most benefit, the information provided on the wristband must afford easy readability, and deliver the right information in the right way. Healthcare personnel who are starting to look at a patient ID solution need to know the key considerations of patient wristbands from a formatting perspective. This is especially crucial during the first 30 days of looking at a patient ID solution.

Like any technology or process, following proven best practices helps ensure a smooth transition to deployment and beyond. The purpose of this white paper is to help healthcare IT staff launch the right wristband system with the right format. Proper wristband formatting makes it easier for nurses and clinicians to perform patient care tasks so that there is no need for workarounds. The result is improved efficiency and quality of care—medical staff is more productive, there are fewer chances for errors, and nurses can provide more focused attention to their patients.
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