Datalogic Memor Mobile Computer Review at RTR

Posted November 11, 2009

Datalogic MemorRetail Technology Review recently posted a review of the Datalogic Memor mobile computer.

So, if you are looking for a reliable, secure device that is feature rich and more than capable of satisfying all your core data capture and communications requirements in store and in the field, we recommend you further investigate this highly compelling new offering from Datalogic.

Mac OS X Compatible Receipt Printers

Posted October 12, 2009

StarStar Micronics America Announces Printer Compatibility with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Star Micronics America is proud to announce that its lines of single and multifunction printers are compatible with the latest Mac Operating System-Snow Leopard. Star is currently supporting customers who have upgraded their Mac operating systems.

“Star Micronics is one of the few printer companies to embrace the Mac community and has always played a pivotal role in the Mac POS market. Making sure we were ready to support customers for Snow Leopard, at its release time, is the most recent example of that role,” said David Salisbury, Product Manager of Star Micronics America. “Star Micronics is pleased to announce that the current version of the Mac CUPS drivers (3.0) are fully compatible with what will no doubt be a popular operating system.”

Star Micronics’ technical support department has already developed numerous application notes to assist users who are upgrading to Snow Leopard. The application notes discuss topics including:

  • How to install a Star USB printer on Snow Leopard
  • How to install a Star Ethernet printer on Snow Leopard
  • How to install the Star TSP100/TSP100GT printers on Snow LeopardRequests for the application notes may be sent to [email protected].

New Teklynx LABELVIEW 8.20.03 barcode software now available

Posted August 19, 2009

Teklynx LABELVIEWA new release of Teklynx LABELVIEW barcode label software is available for download. LABELVIEW 8.20.03 adds the following new features:

  • New CAB, Cognitive, Intermec, and TallyGenicom printer drivers are available with LABELVIEW 8.20.03.
  • Various reported defects are repaired with this new version.
  • Works with Windows Server 2008: LABELVIEW has received “Works with Windows Server 2008” certification for 32- and 64-bit systems

LABELVIEW 8.20.03 is compatible and fully tested to work with the following TEKLYNX software products:

New Datamax E-Class Mark II Barcode Desktop Printers: E-4205e & E-4304e

Posted August 18, 2009

Datamax E-4205e E-4304eA new generation of Datamax E-Class printers is now available. The E-Class Mark II takes this proven printer platform to a whole new level of performance, print quality, reliability, connectivity, and versatility to meet a broad range of applications. Features include:

  • Fastest label delivery in its class
  • Standard serial, parallel, & USB ports
  • Optional built-in Ethernet and wireless 802.11b/g Ethernet networking ports
  • User adjustable mechanism to handle a wide range of media
  • Available in 2 colors: warm white or cool gray
  • Compatible with a wide range of thermal printer command languages

Complete press release below:

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Unitech PA600 HF Review

Posted August 6, 2009

Unitech PA600Rugged PC Review reviews the Unitech PA600:

The Unitech PA600 HF, the latest in the PA600 family of rugged PDA‘s, is a Windows Mobile 5.0-based compact yet durable PDA using the 520MHz version of the Marvell PXA270 processor. It has an integrated 1D/2D imager for barcode scanning, USB host and client, Bluetooth Class 2, 802.11b/g WiFi as well as an integrated 13.56MHz High Frequency RFID reader that supports ISO15693, ISO14443A and ISO14443B standards in a single device. This makes the unit suitable for all sorts of real time transaction processing in a wide range of markets including transportation, field service and health care.

The PA600 measures 3.35 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches and weighs just over 11 ounces including battery, imager and RFID reader. It has a powerful full-shift battery, 128MB of RAM and 320MB of Flash ROM. Expansion is via a single SDIO slot. The backlit transflective TFT touchscreen display measures 3.5 inches diagonally and has the standard 240 x 320 resolution. Operation is via touch, stylus, a four-way navigation pad integrated into an 18-key arrangement that includes numeric, alpha and function keys for rapid data entry.

As far as scanning goes, the unit supports 1D symbologies such as UPC-A/E, EAN-8/13, Codabar, Code 39, Code 39 full ASCI, Code 93, Code 32, Interleaved & Std. 2 of 5, EAN 128, Code 11, Delta, MSI/Plessey, Code 128, and Toshiba, as well as 2D symbologies includidng Composite, Data Matrix, MaxiCode, PDF-416, Postal Code and QR Code.

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RedLaser – UPC Scanner for iPhone That Works

Posted May 15, 2009

130509095859SS1[1]One of the reasons we haven’t seen an accurate barcode scanner for the iPhone is due to its lack of a decent lens with auto focus. Some developers have tried work arounds, like ScanLife, which went out of its way to create its own proprietary simple codes the iPhone lens could actually scan, but this app doesn’t work with the standard UPC and EAN we see on almost every product in our local stores, thus pretty useless.

Occipital, a startup based out of Boulder, CO., today has released RedLaser, a new iPhone app that can scan standard UPC barcodes simply with an iPhone camera.

Here’s what it does – let’s say you find a DVD you’re interested in checking out prices of, turn it around and on the back you’ll find the UPC bar code. Yes, the one your friendly cashier usually scans. Load up your RedLaser app, carefully frame up the bar code, and scan. RedLaser then sends that information to Google product search and sends back results right to your iPhone. Simple as that. You can then click through to see Amazon results.

Jeffrey Powers, Co-Founder of Occipital explained the product works with basically any name-brand item including electronics, games, hardware and office supplies. Groceries scan well but aren’t usually in the database at this point. RedLaser will soon have support for books. I tried it on several of my DVD’s and CD’s and got 100% accuracy.

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