Wireless Carrier in Need of Some Asset Management

Posted December 15, 2011

One of the largest wireless carriers in America required a revamp of all of their cellular towers and needed to begin scanning 2D barcodes in order to track all the equipment in each tower. The company’s main concern was to be able to parse the equipments’ serial numbers, which were encoded in different barcode formats by three different manufacturers. Barcodes Inc provided them with over 400 Motorola DS3508 barcode scanners, custom configured for their application and ready to use out of the box. The company was so happy with their new solution, they have shown interest in two future orders of comparable magnitude.

Senior Sales Engineer: Alyce Miller

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Lights, Camera, Asset Tracking!

Posted December 15, 2011


Red Digital Cinema rents out film equipment and was in need of a way to track their cameras and manage the related data within an Excel spreadsheet. Data Matrix barcodes were printed on each camera, so a good 2D barcode scanner was necessary. Barcodes Inc hooked them up with Motorola DS6707 scanners which made it quick and easy to scan the information into their spreadsheet, complete with a date and time stamp of when the units were checked out and where they were going.

Sales Engineer: Gary Seiko

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ID Cards Make Dreams Come True for Children in Las Vegas

Posted December 8, 2011

Overview

Industry:
ID Card Printing

Application:
ID card software and printing to accommodate and track a growing roster of volunteers

Product Solution:
Fargo Persona C30 Card Printer, associated software and accessories

Solution Provider:
Greg Hamilton

Young people in Las Vegas were given a gift when the Dream Center began its ID card program seven months ago. They were given a sense of belonging.

The Dream Center is an outreach-driven church affiliated with the International Church of Las Vegas, dedicated to helping inner city families. “Our ministry provides hope by meeting both tangible and spiritual needs,” said David Hammonds Jr., Assistant Pastor responsible for oversight of children’s programs and outreach efforts. “We provide food, clothing, life rehabilitation, education, Biblical training and much more through our numerous ministries and outreach programs. We reach hundreds of hurting and needy children and adults across all races and cultures every week.”

In addition to regular Sunday services, the Dream Center provides multiple community programs, including a Thursday night dinner that feeds up to 300 homeless individuals. Located on the west side of the city, in an area most people choose to drive by, the Dream Center also ministers to about 300 at-risk children and teens through its Adopt-a-Block program. Children enrolled in the program receive a personal visit from a staff member at their home every week and are invited back to the Dream Center for Tuesday night programs.

“It takes a lot of work to stay connected to the kids and their families,” said Hammonds. When the Adopt-a-Block program began, there were approximately 20 participants, and administrators used a printed roster to take attendance. As new children joined the program, Dream Center administrators gathered information on the individuals. It wasn’t long before program acceptance exploded, and the number of participants went from 20 to 300, making the paper roster time-consuming and inefficient. “The issue for us was to get an accurate attendance for each service,” said Hammonds. “All of our students are bused to the building at much the same time. By the time we got to 300 kids, it was hard to keep track of everyone.”
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Wolverine Runs SAP on Pioneer POS S-Line Point of Sale Touchcomputers

Posted December 5, 2011

More often than not someone has either heard of or worn shoes or apparel made by Hush Puppies®, Patagonia®, or Wolverine®. These iconic shoe and apparel brands are just several that comprise Rockford, Michigan based Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. As Wolverine puts it, “few companies can say they have the world at their feet, both literally and figuratively. As a global marketer of branded footwear, as well as apparel and accessories, this apt saying not only speaks to our focus, but also to the bright future before us”.

Since Wolverine manufactures and sells high quality shoes and other apparel, they needed a high quality POS hardware solution for their retail stores. When they found out their current hardware solution was being discontinued, they started looking for a new solution.

Wolverine’s retail stores are used to peak performance from their previous POS hardware, and looked to continue that consistency and durability. The Pioneer POS S-Line with integrated Epson thermal printer was the perfect fit. The S-Line will run SAP Retail to handle the storefront POS, which interfaces with SAP’s own backend ERP server.

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Bluetooth Scanners Help with those Hard to Reach Items

Posted December 1, 2011

Eastman Gelatine, a division of Kodak, needed help scanning inventory on the top shelf of a new addition to their warehouse. They wanted a long range scanner that could wirelessly connect to their mobile computers, giving their workers more freedom and mobility. Barcodes Inc recommended Motorola LS3578-ER scanners with Bluetooth connectivity. Eastman Gelatine decided to go with the scanners and forklift cradle kits on a trial basis, with intent to roll it out to their entire warehouse and complete their solution.

Sales Associate: Andrew Hall

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Clothing Chain Selects Socket Barcode Scanners and Apple iPads for Retail Point of Sale

Posted November 30, 2011

Socket Mobile announced the selection of the Socket Bluetooth Cordless Hand Scanner (CHS) Series 7 by Haruyama Trading Company, a specialty clothing chain in Japan that has pioneered the use of nanotechnology in products such as waterproof business suits and H1N1 swine flu-resistant clothing.

Haruyama Trading Company represents the first volume customer for the Socket CHS that is using the barcode scanner with the Apple iPad in the retail industry.

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Supermarket Chain Feeds Sales With Star Receipt Printers

Posted November 30, 2011

Shrinking margins, growing competition, and increased consumer demand for a better in-store experience rank among the many challenges faced by retailers these days. The good news: technology—including printers from Star Micronics–can play a pivotal role in overcoming these obstacles and attaining key goals.

That’s what one independent supermarket chain based in the Northeastern U.S. discovered when it deployed 29 kiosks comprised of Star Micronics’ TSP847U thermal printers, 37-inch TekPanel kiosk heads, and Custom Laser, Inc. Powder Coated Steel Kiosk Stands in all 16 of its stores and at corporate headquarters. The kiosks run the ShoptoCook software application, which supplied and implemented the bundled solution.

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Vehicle Mounted Warehouse Management

Posted November 22, 2011


Visual Comfort
, a designer lighting manufacturer, was moving their inventory to a larger warehouse and needed a better solution for tracking their assets. Barcodes Inc combined LXE Thor vehicle mounted computers with LXE Bluetooth ring scanners for the first phase of their roll-out. They began using this combination to maintain a live inventory of lamp and lighting parts that are shipped out to assembly plants as well as consumers looking for spare parts. The wireless mobility of this new solution greatly improved the efficiency of their tracking methods as well as eliminated past manual errors.

Account Manager: Gabe Yocum

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Streamlining Field Service

Posted November 22, 2011

Southeastern Cable needed an on-premise invoicing and receipt solution for its cable installers. They were tired of the handwritten work orders and receipts they were dealing with and wanted to keep track of their jobs digitally. Barcodes Inc was chosen to create a solution to make that happen. We paired Topaz signature capture pads and software with Citizen portable printers to overhaul and streamline their system. Now, a signature is captured on-location when a job is completed and it is recorded via software. A receipt is then printed and given to the customer for their records. This solution will help Southeastern Cable accurately track work orders and keep digital records while saving time and eliminating errors from their old manual process.

Sales Engineer: Mark Schweikle

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Puma uses Datalogic Mobile’s Elf PDA to Help Run Its Warehouse

Posted November 18, 2011

PUMA is one of the world’s leading sport lifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. The Salzburg Branch of Puma in Austria handles inventory management for Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The 154 subsidiaries in these countries are connected to over 500 operators at the central office in Salzburg.

In order to meet the demands of the significant number of subsidiaries, inventory volumes are enormous at the warehouse in Salzburg. Management of all the operations needed to handle the goods, such as stock transfers, picking, goods output, inventory management and quality inspections, were becoming more and more difficult with the outdated system the company was using. Therefore, the Salzburg branch of Puma started to look for a new system that could handle large volumes quickly and efficiently.

Puma found the characteristics it was looking for in the Datalogic Elf. Certified with IP64 industrial protection class, the Elf is a very robust device, an essential feature in harsh warehouse environments. It also has extensive RAM, scans quickly with no errors and transfers collected data in real time. “Datalogic Mobile and its partner, advised us very well, offering us the Elf, which fully satisfied our requirements, all at a low cost to us!”

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