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ID Security for K-12 Schools

Posted April 9, 2015

Zebra ZXP Series 1 ID Card Printer System ID Card Printer SystemWhat was once only contemplated for colleges and universities, badging identification for students has now become more commonplace in this country’s elementary, middle, and high schools. While some solutions within the lower schools may not be as technologically advanced as universities where an entire debit/credit system attaches to the ID, the practice still has some very useful applications.

Safety

The tragic incidents at schools like Sandy Hook elementary School and Columbine High School remind us of how important securing our schools can be. Identification of students allows for easier and quicker accounting of the whereabouts of our precious children. K-12 schools have been using a combination of id card badge and printing and a tracking software to track where children are and set up mustering points for evacuation. Zebra ZXP Series 3 printers provide multiple options for printing and encoding and work nicely for many schools with a hundreds of students. Scan Station by Jolly technologies allows for checking in and out at various stations to continually track where students are.  While you can never predict when tragedy will occur, having the right process in place can help eliminate the uncertainties.

Efficiency

ID cards can also improve efficiencies within the schools. Knowing traffic flows and usage at specific points around the campus can help schools understand where resources or infrastructure need to be added. Zebra ID Cards can simply be swiped or scanned at various locations to understand activity levels at each locations. In a more complicated environment, the Zebra ZXP Series 7 offers RFID printing capabilities to track students in real time. Quick action can be taken when activity exceeds capacity in a given area, and it allows administrators to jump in before any issues arise.

ID badging of students can safe time, energy and in some cases lives. Zebra and BarcodesInc have the right ID card solution for any size school or campus. Give us a call to discuss what options are right for you.


Zebra ID Card Printer Selection Made Easy

Posted April 5, 2015

Zebra is one of the leading manufacturers of ID card printing solutions that can meet the needs of any environment from low volume, print only to high security, high volume applications. Their printers offer options for color or monochromatic, single or dual-sided printing, and even lamination options for the highest quality cards possible. Zebra’s printers also offer a full range of encoding features for magnetic stripe, smartcard, MIFARE, and RFID to ensure your cards are secure and reliable to meet the most demanding access control and government requirements.

With so many capabilities and options available, it can be a challenge to find which Zebra ID card printer is the best fit for your specific needs. The feature chart below quickly and easily breaks down each of the four main models currently available from Zebra by their key attributes. For further assistance selecting the right ID card printer, contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

 

Model ZXP Series 8 ZXP Series 7 ZXP Series 3 ZXP Series 1
Print Method Retransfer card printer Direct-to-card printer Direct-to-card printer Direct-to-card printer
Print Sides Single or dual-sided color and mono-to-retransfer film Single or dual-sided color and monochrome Single or dual-sided color and monochrome Single or dual-sided color and monochrome
Print Speed Single-sided:
Color: 190 CPHDouble-sided:
Color: 180 CPH
Single-sided:
Color: 300 CPH
Mono: 1,375 CPHDouble-sided:
Color: 225 CPH
Single-sided:
Color: 195 CPH
Mono: 700 CPHDouble-sided:
Color: 140 CPH
Single-sided:
Color: 130 CPH
Mono: 545 CPH
Images per Ribbon Color (YMCKO): 625
Mono (Black): 2,500
Color (YMCKO): 750
Mono (Black): 5,000
Color (YMCKO): 280
Mono (Black): 2,000
Color (YMCKO): 100
Mono (Black): 1,000
Security High security High security Locking features None
Interfaces Standard: USB, Ethernet
Optional: Wi-Fi (802.11)
Standard: USB, Ethernet
Optional: W-Fi (802.11)
Standard: USB
Optional: Ethernet
Standard: USB
Optional: Ethernet
Edge-to-Edge Printing Over-the-edge Yes Yes Yes
UHF Gen 2 RFID N/A Yes N/A N/A
Magnetic Stripe Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart-card Contact Yes Yes Yes N/A
MIFARE Contactless Yes Yes Yes N/A
Smart-card Contact Station Yes Yes Yes N/A
Card Thicknesses 30-40 mil, 30 mil laminated 10-50 mil, 30 mil laminated 10-40 mil 10-40 mil
Input Feeder Capacity 150 cards 200 cards 100 cards 100 cards
Output Hopper Capacity 100 cards 100 cards Integrated Hopper: 45 Cards External Hopper: 50 cards Integrated Hopper: 45 Cards
Laminator Yes Yes N/A N/A

Zebra’s New ZQ500 Series Rugged Mobile Printers for Field-Based Applications

Posted April 2, 2015

2015-04-02_0913Zebra has announced the launch of their new ZQ500 mobile printer series designed for rugged field-based applications.

The 3-inch ZQ510 and 4-inch ZQ520 printers are portable, print-on-demand devices that combine a military-grade design with simple functionality for printing solutions that require a robust device capable of going into any outdoor or indoor environment. The new ZQ500 series is also the perfect replacement for the previous RW Series and is targeted for transportation & logistics, distribution, field service, and government applications.

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Interactive Kiosk Solutions with Zebra’s CC5000

Posted March 24, 2015

From the self-checkout lane at the grocery store to being able to order anything from the convenience of your smartphone, more and more customers embrace and even expect kiosk-based self-service options in retail environments. The added speed and convenience kiosks provide is beneficial to customers and businesses alike while strengthening customer relationships and improving customer satisfaction.

While the grocery store self-checkout is the most visible kiosk solution today, kiosks are just as beneficial to other retail applications such as couponing, gift registry, and product/stock inquires. Beyond retail, kiosks have become commonplace in hospitality spheres for self-serve concierges, hotel check-in/check-out, loyalty programs, and event management/scheduling. Regardless of the environment, kiosk solutions are an efficient means to improve the customer experience while reducing the cost of operations.

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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.


How Mobility and Connectivity Bring Value to Financial Services

Posted March 20, 2015

pr_1157When it comes to maintaining secure financial operations and providing top-notch customer service, success hinges on an organization’s ability to transform information into insight. Additionally, with fraud and theft on the rise, it’s critical that financial institutions constantly improve protection plans. And since no two financial organizations are alike, a variety of multi-level security options is needed. From print-on-demand (POD) technologies that enable “intelligent” access cards and radio frequency identification (RFID) to desktop printers and document and record tracking applications, organizations are capable of securing people, products and property across their operations—while maintaining a high level of customer service.

Financial information, assets and communications are mission critical. It’s vital that solutions and devices enable officials to locate, track and manage personnel, confidential materials and high-value assets in real time—after all, the best security is proactive, not reactive. Furthermore, it’s crucial that only authorized individuals have access to secure locations. In addition to leveraging the value of mobile devices and printers, organizations can take advantage of opportunities afforded by the Internet of Things (IoT) by utilizing a set of enabling technologies to connect, capture and then analyze the data to make more informed decisions. Connecting devices to one cloud platform will enable them to gain actionable insight into their operations and processes—providing the asset intelligence they need to stay competitive.
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The New Symbol DS7708 2D Vertical Slot Scanner

Posted March 11, 2015

Motorola Symbol DS7708 ScannerEasy to deploy high-performance on-counter scanning

When it comes to presentation scanning, the DS7708 offers a set of features the put it in a class of its one for performance, ease of deployment, and total cost of ownership. regardless of the barcodes your encounter at your point-of-sale, the DS7708’s area imager can read them all as fast as you can present them. Either printed or on a mobile device screen, the DS7708 can capture any 1D, 2D, or stacked barcode.

With its compact design, the DS7708 is ready to be installed in the most space constrained checkout lanes with ease. Its impressive durability minimizes costs and protects uptime, maximizing the overall device lifecycle and your return on investment.
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5 Ways the Internet of Things Adds Value to Manufacturing and Field Mobility

Posted March 3, 2015

Field-Service_Industry_Home_01Manufacturers and mobile workers are the unsung heroes of invention and innovation. Their creativity builds stronger economies in their organizations, communities and around the world, and their services keep everything moving forward. But the landscape is intricate, and it’s a constant battle to maintain profit margins, revenues and quality of service. With the vast opportunities for waste throughout global manufacturing supply chains, it’s not surprising that enterprises are focusing on cost reduction and ways to improve efficiency and accuracy across their organizations.

With the increase of devices linked to manufacturing and mobility processes comes the increase in data available. However, much of this information is disjointed across the enterprise, making it difficult to obtain a realtime view of assets, people and transactions. When this decentralized scenario is replicated across the enterprise, with countless devices running disparately, inefficiencies continue to mount. This leaves enterprise workers incapable of harnessing value from their data.

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Zebra Printer Selection Made Easy

Posted February 24, 2015

As the leading manufacturer of industrial label printers, Zebra has a wide range of printers to meet the needs of any environment. From a small warehouse to a high volume distribution/logistics center, there’s a Zebra printer that will handle the speed and print quality requirements of the application.

Choosing the right printer for the job can be challenging when several models and a range of options are available for each. This handy comparison chart is a great starting point to narrow down your selection. As always, feel free to contact one of our printer specialist to find the best fit Zebra printer for your needs.

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The Hidden Costs of Using Consumer Grade Mobile Devices for Data Collection

Posted February 16, 2015

With the widespread use of consumer grade smartphones and tablets, many business have been looking to these types of devices for a variety of applications. While consumer grade devices may be viable solutions in limited environments like Point of Sale, most enterprise applications will find that for the same costs a dedicated ruggedized mobile device will greatly reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and improve your ROI.

For more in depth comparison of consumer based devices vs dedicated mobile devices see this previous post as well – How Durable Handheld Computers are Better Suited to the Mobile Workplace than Consumer-grade Smartphones


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