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Avoid Printing Disruptions with Zebra Supplies

Posted May 10, 2018

It is important to choose the right printing supplies to prevent any operational hang ups. It is just as costly to operate with the wrong supplies as to operating without them. When labels fall off, gets hard to scan, cripples the printheads, or jams the printer causes unnecessary bottlenecks, often times means downtime in your operation.

Learn about how Zebra supplies can help you avoid all that. If you want to learn more, feel free to contact our dedicated account manager for a free assessment on the type of printing supplies you should use.


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Quality Matters: Zebra Puts Wristband Durability to the Test

Posted May 2, 2018

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Automated patient identification is essential to protecting the well-being of patients and the integrity of the healthcare system. Wristbands plays a big part of this process. The wristbands must be durable enough to withstand the rigors of the busy hospital environment and exposure to daily usage of hand sanitizers.

When it comes to quality, Zebra put their wristbands to the test. The wristbands went under a severe stress testing to a wide range of exposures such as isopropyl, rubbing alcohol, water, and hand sanitizers.  It is tested that Zebra’s Z-band direct and the Z-Band UltraSoft wristbands are more durable against Purell Waterless Hand Sanitizer than the leading competitor.

Z-Band Direct Wristbands are latex-free and MR-safe. These direct thermal polypropylene wristbands are scannable up to 14 days even with the hospital’s busy environment and constant use of hand sanitizers.

Z-Band UltraSoft Wristbands are thermal synthetic bands that are MR-safe and latex-free.

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ARDL conclusively found that both Z-Band Direct and UltraSoft were more durable than the leading competitors bands. The scanners were able to read the wristbands for a longer period of time before it becomes unscannable.

Quality Matters especially in the fast-pace environment, like the hospital. Zebra is committed to providing quality wristbands that meet the high standards for image durability, sustainability, and comfort. The Z-Bands are available in adult, pediatric, and infant sizes.

If you are interested in learning more about the wristbands or a compatible printer, feel free to contact one of our dedicated account managers for a quote or more info.


ELD Enforcement is Here

Posted April 30, 2018

The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate took effect on December 18, 2017. Since then drivers were given some leeway. If they were caught without the proper ELD equipment, documents, or training they were written up, but neither they nor the companies they drive for were penalized for it. That leeway officially ended on April 1st.

Under the Compliance, Safety, and Accountability program (CSA) any driver now caught without the proper ELD equipment will have CSA points levied against them and their companies. Furthermore, according to Kerri Wirachowsky, Director of the roadside inspection program at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, trucks will be put into the penalty box, in most cases for up to 10 hours.

With the ELD Mandate drivers must have and be able to do the following.

  1. Tell enforcement that there is an electronic user manual with instructions for using the device, on the device, in the form of help screens.
  2. Be able to produce recent data and transfer it to an inspector electronically.
  3. Instructions for reporting malfunctions and record-keeping procedures during malfunctions.
  4. Have at least an eight day supply of blank forms for recording a driver’s hours of service in the event the mobile device fails.

April 1st has come and gone, hence if drivers are not ELD compliant by now its important to do so. Mainly because just having an ELD does not mean the driver is in compliance. The driver must also be able to operate the ELD. Not being able to do so will be treated as if the driver didn’t have the proper equipment on board.

To comply with the ELD Mandate you’ll need a device, below are some of the newest mobile device options for ELD:

To learn more about the ELD Mandate or to get a free consultation on an ELD hardware and software solution, reach out to one of our Barcodes, Inc. representatives.


Workforce Mobility Revolution: Transform Your Organization

Posted April 26, 2018

Klaus Schwab founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum once said, “In the new world, it is not the big fish which eats the small fish, it’s the fast fish which eats the slow fish.” His words ring true, especially in today’s technology dependent world. Either move forward or get left behind.

Zebra Technologies does a great job explaining this revolution with, Transform Your Organization By Harnessing the Workforce Mobility Revolution. You’ll learn what this revolution looks like and the benefits it can provide to your organization. To fully realize the potential of workforce mobility your organization will need advanced mobile operating systems, mobile devices, and software solutions. Redefine how your organization gets things done by implementing faster and smarter processes that help propel your organization forward.

Gains to Expect:

  • Productivity: From the use of advanced operating systems, devices and purpose-built software applications that speed up workflows.
  • Efficiency: Via processes that eliminate waste or complexity.
  • Accuracy: With advanced data collection capabilities that reduce the soft and hard costs associated with errors.

To read the full white paper by Zebra Technologies, download your copy HERE!

To help improve your organizations Workforce Mobility please contact our dedicated account managers for mobile solutions!


Tech Tip Tuesday: Money Back, Money Back! Go Zebra Trade In Program

Posted April 17, 2018

Screenshot_2Did you know that Zebra have a program that can help you save up to $550 per printer when you trade up to the latest Zebra printer to keep your operation running smoothly and efficiently? Outdated printer hold back operations and cost you time and money, so when it’s time for an upgrade Zebra makes it easy.

Upgrade and Save in 4 easy Steps with Barcodes Inc Puzzle BiFold DRAFT (NEW):

1. Contact our Dedicated solution providers at Barcodes Inc

2. Purchase a Qualified Product

3.  Submit your Reclaim Form

4. Trade in Your Legacy Devices

After submitting the claim you can log on to Go Zebra to check on your claim status to when you will receive your rebate. It’s that simple! Any questions feel free to reach out to our dedicated solution providers at Barcodes Inc.

The table below shows examples of how much you can save with the Go Zebra Trade- in Program when you purchase a new Zebra printer.

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To learn more about our Zebra printers, visit us at: https://www.barcodesinc.com/zebra/zebra-barcode-printers.htm


Zebra’s New FX9600 Fixed RFID Reader

Posted April 9, 2018

Following the FX 9500, Zebra Technologies has announced the New FX9600 Fixed RFID Reader. The new FX9600 has a rugged design for any industrial space. High read performance easily tracks the highest volume of densely tagged case, pallets, and items that goes in and out of your warehouse and docks daily.

What makes FX9600 the Best Fixed Reader?

Top of the Line Performance
High RF sensitivity for faster pick, pack, and ship. The more efficient the more profitable your operation can be.

Deployment Simplicity
FX9600 can parse data directly on the reader, so less data transmitted to backend servers, increasing bandwidth, and improving network performance.

Connect to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices
Can support Bluetooth dongle, so no need for excessive hard-wired connections to the access point.

More Read Points Per Reader
Four- port and Eight Port Model, enabling you to cover more dock doors and portals with fewer readers- lowering your initial investment, as well as deployment time and costs.

Rugged Design for Tough Environments
IP53 rating to ensure uptime even in damp, dusty work areas, extreme heat or subzero temperatures.

Get the most out of your investment, contact our dedicated account managers for more information.

 


The Guide to Succeeding with UDI Compliance

Posted April 5, 2018

To go along with yesterday’s blog about Unique Device Identification Compliance some may be wondering what is required to be fully compliant with the FDA. With another UDI deadline approaching it’s important to know the steps that will help you get in compliance. With the help of Zebra Technologies, they wrote a small walk through to help you through each step.

Read the walk through below to clear up any confusion. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated account managers.


Unique Device Identification Compliance

Posted April 4, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established and continues to implement a unique device identification system to properly identify medical devices through their distribution and use. Once fully implemented, the label of most devices will include a unique device identifier (UDI) in human and machine-readable form.

The unique device identification system will be phased in over the next couple of years and offers several benefits. Implementing UDI will improve patient safety, modernize device post-market surveillance, and facilitate medical device innovation. To learn more about UDI read the infographic below!

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If you want to learn more, feel free to contact our dedicated account manager.


Top 5 Benefits of Zebra’s ZD420

Posted March 19, 2018

Why Should You Buy The ZD420 Series?

  1. Simple
    Installation, setup, and management is easy as 1,2,3.
    Drop the ribbon in place, plug it in, customize your printer configuration, and remote access to all the settings on the printers with Zebra’s printer profile manager.
  2. Same Format
    Whether you are upgrading to Zebra or a different printer, the ZD420 can use the exact label formats you use to print with no modifications needed.
  3. Efficiency
    The design of the printer is so simple anyone can use it. No need to spend time for training during work time, color coding and instruction labels makes ribbon changes fool proof. The result is less downtime, less technical support, and increased worker productivity.
  4. Saves Money
    With the new 300m ribbon for the ZD420 means four times fewer ribbon changes. This high capacity ribbon means you will be paying less per inch, reducing the cost of your supplies and cost for ribbon changing downtime.
  5. Built for Your Preference 
    Buy the ZD420 printer with the features you need today, and just like legos, you can add features on site anytime to meet changing needs. Whether you need a cutter, peeler, movable media sensor to Ethernet Connectivity, there’s an accessory for you.

Applications:
Retail- Prices markdowns, shelf, asset, and return labels
Healthcare– Prescriptions, lab labels, patient ID wristbands
Manufacturing- Shipping, receiving, asset, inventory labels, and packing slips

 


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.


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