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Tech Tip Tuesday: Connectivity

Posted May 29, 2018

With all the different type of barcode scanners available, it is important to choose the right scanner with the right connection. Whether you are purchasing a new scanner or repurchasing a scanner that you have used before it is always important to check the barcode scanner cable to make sure it works with your system.

The most common connection is the USB, but if USB port is not available, that’s when you have to check what kind of connection you should use.

Below are a few of the common cables and their connection ports for scanners used with a PC.

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AirTrack S1  (1D)                                           Honeywell Granit 1980i (2D)                                        Xenon 1900 (2D) 

With all the options available for barcode scanners today, it is important to find the right device for your business needs. Knowing what type of connection you need saves you time on finding the scanner that you want. If you are having troubles or have additional questions, feel free to give our scanner experts a call. We will be happy to help!

 

Tech Tip Tuesday: Mobile Printers and Zebra ZQ300 Announcement

Posted May 22, 2018

To maximize productivity, workers need mobility to better serve your customers. Put a mobile barcode printer in your operation for greater efficiency and productivity in any application.

Mobile Barcode Printers are the perfect solution for printing on the go. It can create high quality labels or receipts in any environment, indoors and out. These printers can boost your operation’s productivity through their high quality printing, long hour battery to make it through a full shift, and many convenient charging accessories for longer printer uptime. Connect it to a mobile computer, tablet, or smartphone through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a USB connection and be able to print and scan. Avoid the downtime and cost, check out some of the popular mobile printers below.

Mobile Printer

 

Zebra QLn 220                           Intermec PB22                   Citizen CMP-30                            Printek FP530

 

zq310Additionally, replacing the iMZ Series of Zebra Mobile Printers comes the ZQ300 Series, ZQ310. It is the next generation of the mid-tier mobile printer with major enhancements including class- leading battery and power technologies, outlasting, faster wireless connections and two models to meet specific needs. Perfect for printing receipt paper or barcode labels in retail.

If you have any questions regarding mobile printers please contact our dedicated account managers and we will be happy to help.

 

Tech Tip Tuesday: Make the Move to 4G LTE

Posted May 15, 2018

As coverage is coming to an end for 2G and 3G in December of 2019, companies are shifting their focus to 4G LTE.

It is time to make the switch to save on time and enjoy the reliability of coverage and connectivity of LTE and Zebra Android technology. And as a bonus to help make the transition easier. Zebra offers you a way to maximize the use of your old devices, trade in devices with a 2″ screen or larger (including Zebra and competitively branded devices) and purchase a TC56 (up to $75) or TC75x (up to $100) and Zebra will rebate each purchased device to help with the shift to 4G LTE.

Benefits of Migrating to LTE

  • Greater coverage
  • Increased Reliability
  • 10x data speed of 3G
  • Shorter Latency Times
  • Simultaneous voice + data
  • Better voice quality on VoLTE than 3G
  • Continuation of service via a SIM card
  • Work-boosting modern devices

TC56

  • Maximum Display Size- 5 in display offers easy and flexible touch
  • Ultimate Scanning Performance- 1D and 2D capabilities
  • Rugged and Ready for business
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Snapdragon 650 64-bit hexa-core 1.8GHz ARM

TC75x

  • 4.7 inch display
  • Maximum data entry flexibility to read 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Rugged for all day use out in the field
  • Boost efficiency in asset management, parts inventory, proof of delivery, and order automation

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact us at [email protected] or call us at 866-349-5964 to see if you are eligible to make the switch. Shift into 4G LTE and see you at the finish line.

 

 

Tech Tip Tuesday: Honeywell’s Mobility Edge Platform- Ease into Android

Posted May 8, 2018

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With Windows’ end of life officially announced, it’s time to start thinking about your transition to Android. New changes are always difficult because it ultimately means you have to start looking at stages of deployment, performance, and care of the life-cycle for the new technology until everything runs smooth again.

With the mobile solutions ever changing, companies need to deploy the newest mobile technology solution to fully maximize efficiency, productivity, and workforce mobility. Luckily, the Honeywell Mobility Edge Platform can help you ease into the new system.

So what is the Honeywell Mobility Edge Platform? How can it help you?
Honeywell’s Mobility Edge Platform is a unified mobile platform that drives an integrated approach to assist you with deployment, performance, and the life cycle of your device.

Accelerate Deployment- Tools to simplify and ease the process of of taking the mobile computer from the box to the user. Validate once and deploy everywhere, instead of a burdensome task for each different device.

Optimize Performance- Softwares and services to enhance the productivity of the user and reliability of the mobile computer. (Data capture, Enterprise Browser and Terminal Emulation)

ExtendLifecycle- Features that enable the mobile computer to be used effectively over time expected by enterprises.

Built on the Mobility Edge Platform, the CT60 and the CN80 offers an intergrated, repeatable, and scalable approach based on a common hardware and software platform. Making the two ideal for warehouse, field mobility,  and other challenging enviornments. Read more about the two devices here on our previous blog to discover its full potential and how it can help your ideal operation.

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For more information, availability, or a quote, please contact our dedicated account manager.

Tech Tip Tuesday the End of Legacy OS Support: Are You Prepared?

Posted April 24, 2018

Charts_RKMMost ruggedized handheld devices are powered by legacy operating systems. The problem, the extended support for legacy OS is quickly approaching its end. For infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for mobile and endpoint strategies it’s recommended to stop buying equipment with legacy OSs and begin planning their migration strategies.

In Gartner’s report, Revisit Your Ruggedized Strategy Before You’re Hit by the End of OS Support,  industry analysts, Leif-Olof Wallin and Stephen Kleynhans go in depth on how to overcome key challenges and their recommendations for planning a strategic migration. Their research is based on a large number of inquiries with clients, as well as discussions with technology vendors.

Kleynhans’s and Wallin’s expert research:

  • Explains what to stop buying and where to focus planning.
  • Evaluates the business case for ruggedized equipment, based on actual requirements and a fully loaded total cost of ownership calculation.
  • Outlines when to standardize versus when to diversify the ruggedized device portfolio.
  • Describes how to protect current investments in software and systems with application virtualization technology.

To download and read the full Gartner report please click HERE.

Any questions concerning the end of legacy operating systems please contact our dedicated account managers.

 

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.

Go Zebra

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

*Update: There’s a new update on the program eligibility, please check in with our dedicated solution providers on eligible products.

Tech Tip Tuesday: Contract & Services

Posted April 10, 2018

When purchasing hardware, you should always consider any downtime and cost that it might cause if your hardware breaks. For example, if you have an MC9200 mobile computer on your operation line that broke down. What will you do? Mobile computer equipment replacements can be expensive and out of your budget.
A good tip is to always consider purchasing service contract. Service contracts can help with support, repair, and service management for your covered products so you can be back online in full production as soon as possible.

Replacements are expensive so why not use Barcodes’ repair services? we’ll manage your repair process so that it’s worry-free from the beginning to end with TrueSupport.

Barcodes TrueSupport is a platinum support service that provides guaranteed helpdesk access, technical support, repair, and management for covered products. TrueSupport lets you focus on your business knowing our technical experts can help on support and repair management.

Don’t forget to add TrueSupport to all your hardware purchases! If you have any questions on TrueSupport or want to know if your product is covered, please contact our dedicated account managers for a quote or a solution.

 

Tech Tip Tuesday: Choosing the Right Scanner

Posted April 3, 2018

It might be kind of hard to choose the right scanner to use. So to make things easier below is a flow chart with recommended scanners to find out what kind of scanner will work best for your application. For corded scanners, the main questions are what type of barcode do you need to scan and what kind of environment will you use the scanner? Which, will ultimately determine if you need a rugged or a non-rugged scanner. If you are still unsure about what type of scanners you need feel free to contact our dedicated account manager and we will be happy to help.

                                                                 

   Intermec SR61                               Airtrack S1                                Zebra DS3608                                      Airtrack S2

Tech Tip Tuesday: How to Pick the Right Ribbon for A Barcode Printer

Posted March 27, 2018

It is important to choose the right ribbon to print on your label. Choosing the wrong type of ribbon can result in a poorly printed barcode label, the ink can smear or fade.

There are three types of ribbons: wax, wax/resin, and resin. Please ensure you have a thermal transfer capable printer, we recommend the Airtrack DP-1. It is most reliable, compact, and affordable printer in its class.

Determine the proper ribbon size, choose a ribbon that is equal or less than your printer’s maximum print width where is it enough to cover the surface of your label.

Below is an easy chart for you to choose the right type of ribbon for your application.

Most ribbons are black, but there are color ribbons available to print your labels in color for categorization. If you are interested in a quote for ribbons or colored ribbons, please contact our dedicated account managers.

 

Tech Tip Tuesday: What Do I Need To Print Out Amazon Labels?

Posted March 20, 2018

Many merchants use Amazon as a platform to reach out to their customers. Each unit that you send to Amazon for fulfillment needs a scannable barcode to enable storage at their facility.

So what do you need to do to label your inventory for Amazon?

Amazon advised that you should,

  • Use a direct thermal printer with a print resolution of 300DPI or greater. (Each label must be readable and scannable for 24 months)
    Amazon fulfillment centers currently use the Zebra GX430t models with direct thermal setting. (More affordable and comparable option, Airtrack DP-1)

    • Labels to include
      1. Barcode
      Format: Code 128A
      Height: Greater than 0.25″ or 15% of barcode length
      Narrow Barcode element: For 300 dpi printers-3.33mils For 200 dpi printers-20mils
      Wide to Narrow Ratio: 3:1
      Quiet Zone (sides): Greater than 0.25″
      Quiet Zone (top and bottom): Greater than 0.125″
      2. FNSKU: Used by Amazon fulfillment centers to identify each unique product. To get the FNSKU, set the product as Fulfilled by Amazon, and then launch it to Amazon. Once the item is in your catalog in SellerCentral, Amazon will assign an FNSKU to the product.
      3. Title and Description
      4. Condition of the Unit
      5. Any Optional information to specify the product

Label Specifications require it to be printed on a white label and recommended to print on a dimension between 1×2″ and 2×3″ with a removable adhesive if directly on product. If you do not wish to label your own inventory, you can sign up for the FBA Label Service and have Amazon apply barcodes to your eligible items. (Per-item fee applies)

What about Shipment Labels?

Each box or pallet that you send to Amazon must be properly identified with a shipment label.

  • Labels supports the measures of 4×6″.
  • Don’t place labels on the seems of the box. (Might get cut by a box cutter which results into an unreadable barcode)
  • FBA shipment label should be placed next to the carrier label. Both needs to be uncovered for easy scanning.
  • Each box you include in the shipment must have its own label from the shipping Queue.
  • Each pallet needs four labels, one on top and the center of each visible sides.

For more in depth packaging and shipping instructions, please review this reference guide from Amazon.

Feel free to click on a few of our products that can help you create the labels you need for your business. If you have any needs or uncertainty, contact our dedicated account manager and they can help you pick the right equipment you need.

GX430t                                      DP-1                                   3×1″                                  4×6″

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