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OCR Canada Acquires Multisource Group Corporation

Posted May 31, 2019
OCR Canada Ltd, Canada's leader in barcode, RFID,wireless, and supply chain autionmation acquires Multisource Group.
We are proud to announce OCR Canada Ltd.’s (a Barcodes company) recent acquisition of Multisource Group Corporation. Multisource Group will be re-branded to OCR Canada. Together, they will continue to provide the best service and solutions possible to the Canadian marketplace.

PRESS RELEASE

MAY 31, 2019 OCR Canada Ltd. Announces Recent Acquisition of Multisource Group Corporation OCR Canada Ltd. and Multisource Group Corporation have approved a definitive agreement in which OCR Canada will acquire Multisource Group, effective May 17th, 2019. Under the Barcodes Group, OCR Canada has achieved strong growth, continuing to be Canada’s leading provider of supply chain automation solutions. With a strategy to serve the entire Canadian Market, executive management is confident this acquisition will enable OCR Canada to provide the best solutions and services available, nationwide. Don Hartwick, President of Multisource Group Corporation, stated “Multisource Group is very pleased to announce that we have been acquired by OCR Canada, the largest and fastest growing company in our industry. Ensuring our western customers would continue to be served by our existing Multisource team members was paramount when considering acquisition partners. We also wanted our customers to have access to broader products and professional services offerings for both inside-the-four-walls and mobile solutions needs. Fortunately, OCR Canada offers a wide product and service set including wireless networking, repair, staging and system engineering AND the existing Multisource team located in Calgary will continue to serve our local customers. I am confident OCR will provide our customers with the high-touch service they have always associated with Multisource as well as OCR’s broader product and support offerings.” Dan Nettesheim, President & CEO of Barcodes Group, the parent company of OCR Canada, added, “We’re excited to finalize the acquisition of Multisource as it solidifies OCR Canada’s presence in Western Canada. Having a facility located in Calgary, along with a great team, enables OCR to better serve both our national customers with western locations as well as continuing to service Multisource’s valued customers.” About Multisource Group Corporation: Multisource Group is a Western Canada based company providing end-to-end barcode and RFID data collection solutions. Having serviced Western Canada for over 18 years, providing automatic data collection (ADC) applications, rugged mobile handheld devices, industrial and hazardous location tablets and label printing systems. Our focus is to provide cost-effective solutions, from installation to on-going service and support. Through implementation of ADC solutions, we can significantly improve our customer’s ability to collect and provide accurate information. Within Multisource Group is the necessary knowledge and expertise to successfully implement and integrate barcode and RFID solutions within our customers’ existing supply chain systems. About OCR Canada: OCR Canada carries over 38 years of trusted industry experience, as Canada’s largest reseller, more companies turn to OCR for automated identification data capture (AIDC) solutions than to any other Canadian organization. Trusted advisors to more than 8,000 customers around the globe, OCR Canada has a proven track record of innovative achievements in the data collection industry and has received hundreds of awards; each award underscores OCR’s reputation for streamlining their customers’ processes and ensuring their competitive advantage. With each purchase or installation of barcode, RFID, and wireless infrastructure equipment, OCR Canada offers customers the highest level of services: consultation, analysis, re-engineering, and implementation. As a premier partner with the leading global manufacturers in barcoding, RFID, printing, and mobile computing, OCR Canada provides quality products and software to meet customer needs for any application, as well as offering award-winning engineering and repair services. About Barcodes Group: Barcodes group, parent company of Barcodes, Inc. and OCR Canada, Ltd., headquartered in Chicago, IL and with corporate offices across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, is a leading information technology solution provider with more than a 25-year history of providing products and services to automate businesses. The Company’s data capture products, which include barcoding, RFID, mobile, people identification, and wireless networking devices, and integration and managed services enable customers to improve productivity and profitability in their businesses. Barcodes has partnered with Odyssey Investment Partners to leverage their private equity capital and experience to drive strategic growth. For more information contact: USA: Lorna Maljia, Marketing Manager [email protected] Phone: 1-312-582-4893 OCR Canada: Toll free: 1-800-853-7226 Phone: 1-905-475-5505 Fax: 1-905-475-0566 Email: [email protected] Address: 25 Royal Crest Court, Suite 100 Markham, Ontario, L3R 9X4, Canada Check out the original Press Release here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/ocr_canada_ltd_announces_recent_acquisition_of_multisource_group_corporation/prweb16345234.htm
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Boost Productivity with Wasp Barcode Scanners

Posted May 30, 2019

Boost productivity with Wasp barcode scanners to save time and improve accuracy of data entry. The Wasp WLS9600 and WWS650 barcode scanner makes it simple to add barcode data to spreadsheets, documents, or databases. It can easily read all common barcodes, including damaged symbols or stacked RSS barcodes. Ideal for high- volume barcode scanning for applications in office, retail, healthcare, shipping and receiving, warehouse management, education, government, and more. Its durable design limits downtime that is due to breakage and aggressive reading performance with a patented “Green Spot” technology to ensure the feedback that you need for rapid scanning.

Wasp WLS9600 barcode scanner makes it simple for data entry in your operations.

WLS9600 1D Barcode Scanner

Features:

  • Supports all common 1D barcodes and stacked RSS
  • Aggressive 100 scans per second decode rate
  • Durable design withstand multiple 6′ drops to concrete
  • Green Spot Technology for Good-Read Feedback
  • Optional hands free stand

WWS650 2D Wireless Barcode Scanner

Wasp WLS9600 wireless barcode scanner boost productivity for daily scanning activities.
  • Scans popular 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Bluetooth wireless barcode scanner up to 82ft from base
  • Stores 500+ linear codes in memory
  • Durable design withstand multiple 5′ drop spec
  • IP 42 Sealing Rating
  • Green Spot Technology for Good-Read Feedback

Don’t miss out our current promotion on the WLS9600 and the WWS650 barcode scanners! You can now get an instant rebate $30.00 for the WLS9600 laser barcode scanner or $40.00 when you purchase the WWS650 wireless barcode scanner.*

Wasp WWS650 and WLS9600 barcode scanners boost productivity and efficiency with data collections.

*Disclaimer: Promotion valid until June 30th, 2019. Unlimited units per order and partner. This promotion does not apply to backorders. This promotion cannot be combined with any other promotions or price exceptions. This promotion can be combined with WaspLink partner program and GovEd discounts. We reserve the right to suspend or modify this promotion at any time, for any reason, without previous notice.

Print Labels and Tags with Brother TD-2000 Label Printer

Posted May 28, 2019
Boost operational efficiency on the sales floor, aisles, and the warehouse with the Brother TD-2000 Series label printer.

Print custom labels, tags, and wristbands wherever you need. The Brother TD-2000 Series desktop label printer provides a convenient printing solution for your retail shop.

Empower workers and boost operational efficiency on the sales floor, in the aisles, and the warehouse with easy access to printing product labels and tags, shelf labels, inventory price displays, and more. The TD-2000 Series compact desktop thermal printers can print up to 2.4″ wide media. With optional wireless and bluetooth connectivity, print from wireless-enabled PCs, tablets, and smartphones from anywhere in the store. The TD-2000 Series printers can also act as a simple standalone database by holding up to 999 lines of records for a label updating system, in the event you don’t have a large backend software infrastructure in place.

Create and print with the Thermal printer PLUS Brother label design/print software, edit text data and price on labels. Furthermore, no need to settle between desktop performance and mobility, the TD-2000 label printers can be powered by a rechargeable battery pack to print wirelessly from a cart, kiosk, or anywhere you need it to work.

Key Features:

  • Prints up to 2.4″ of high quality labels, tags, and receipts
  • Up to 6″ per second print speed
  • Spindle-less design allows more media choices
  • Basic control panel for easy operation
  • Optional touch and LCD display
  • Optional label peeler
  • USB, RS-232C Serial, and Ethernet Connectivity
  • Wireless and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Rechargeable battery pack

Contact Barcodes to learn more about how Brother’s TD-2000 series can boost your operational efficiency for your store.

Janam XG3 Improves Productivity by 20%

Posted May 22, 2019

Janam XG3 rugged mobile computer can improve visibility in your workflow.

American Nutrition Implements Barcode Scanning & Mobile Computing Solution that Markedly Increases Productivity and Efficiency

Application: Barcode Scanning & Mobile Computing Solution

Executive Summary

American Nutrition, a leading manufacturer of pet food and treats for branded companies and retailers. In search to simplify their workflow, they want to find a warehouse management solution (WMS) to track their products across their three facilities . Barcodes identified an optimal barcode scanning and mobile computing solution, the Janam XG3-ER rugged mobile computer, that provided a solution to connect their existing lot tracking, process control, and shipping software under one management platform.  By utilizing the Janam XG-ER our customers increased visibility into inventory and process control, enhanced employee productivity, and run their proprietary WMS on an Android operating system.

The Business Challenge

Warehouse employees need access to secure information right away. The current method of relying on their memory to keep track of the products’ physical location in the warehouse was not working. It was taking workers too long to access the data they needed to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. There were also issues with the human memory error that slowed down processes. To address these concerns, American Nutrition would need to invest in a barcode scanning and mobile computing solution capable of providing workers with inventory and product information in real time. They needed solution that can scan pallets stored on top level racks, accept both touch screen data and keyed data, as well as have an open operating system to future proof their business.  Investing in this solution would allow the manufacturer employees to work more efficiently and eliminate the human error associated with memorizing product and inventory information.

Solution

Barcodes recommended the Janam XG3 Rugged Mobile Computer. The Janam XG3 provides a warehouse ready rugged mobile scanner, with a scan range of 15 inches to 50 feet, touch screen and 57-key keypad for data entry. In addition, the XG3 has the ability to run their proprietary WMS on an Android operating system. This allowed American Nutrition to manage and track all items in an effective and efficient manner and add a new layer of accountability to their process.

Benefits

Barcodes deployed forty-five Janam XG3s in three US facilities in a short amount of time. American Nutrition’s business expectations continue to be met and exceeded. Not only do employees know where all their inventory is from receiving raw goods to shipping finished product, but they have seen measurable increases in productivity and efficiency. In addition, they have eliminated the human error associated with memorizing inventory information.

Contact Barcodes, if you have any questions or need a warehouse solution. We can find a solution that fits your business needs and budget.

Join Barcodes at IFT19!

Posted May 21, 2019

Join Barcodes at IFT19 in both 2841-K.Improve quality assurance and implement a food traceability solution in your business. Join Barcodes at IFT19 in booth 2841-K June 2-5.

Join us at the IFT 19 Event and Food Expo! Learn about the innovative solutions of IoT tracking and smart printing solutions. 

Please visit Barcodes at IFT19 in booth 2841-K,
June 2-5 at Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA!

Register here! Improve your food traceability solution, visit Barcodes at IFT19 at booth 2841-K.

We would like to invite you to attend the IFT19 Food Expo as our guest, free of charge. Click on the link below to register using our Exhibitor Code 2625. Select Attendee Registration & Housing and apply our code to the Exhibitor Code section at the bottom of the profile page. Passes are non-transferable and may not be used for exhibit company staff, family members or guests. IFT reserves the right to cancel registrations that are in violation of the usage policy.

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What is Blockchain Technology?

Posted May 20, 2019

Blockchain technology is a digital record-keeping mechanism that makes it easier and safer for businesses with supply chain operations to work together over a shared network. In supply chains, blockchain can document a transaction every time a product or asset changes hands. From the product being made at a manufacturing plant to being picked off the shelf in the warehouse to being delivered to a retail location to ultimately being purchased by the customer. Each chain of events can be documented for traceability, accountability, security, and documentation that leads to enhanced operational efficiencies in the work force.

Revolutionize your supply chain with block chain technology, in this blockchain technology white paper we will answer some of the common questions below.

What is blockchain technology? 

How blockchain technology work?

What are the benefits of blockchain technology in the supply chain?

What are the current challenges of blockchain technology in the supply chain? 

How can Barcodes and Zebra help you with blockchain technology in the supply chain?

Improve operational efficiencies in your supplychain with blockchain technology for increased visibility and efficiency in your workforce.

Contact Barcodes if you are seeking in ways to improve your supply chain operation. Our team has extensive experience across manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, healthcare, government industries to find the best solution that will provide the best value for you.

Reduce Operational Costs with Honeywell E-Class Mark III Label Printer

Posted May 16, 2019
Fast and accurate barcode label printing with Honeywell E-class Mark III Label Printer.
Barcodes and labels can be used to great effect throughout the distribution process. To prepare these barcode labels and the quantities needed, users have to turn to label printers. The Honeywell E-Class Mark III Desktop Label Printer is the ideal label printer for low to mid intensity thermal printing in distribution and warehouse applications. Enhance product identification accuracy, inventory/ asset management, and streamline work- in-process with fast and accurate barcode labels.
Enhance printing operations with the Honeywell E-Class label printer in your distribution facility.
The E-Class Mark III printer can reduce daily operational costs by minimizing power consumption and reducing the costs associated with printer consumables, such as labels and ribbons. Features a quick loading media and an interactive LCD screen for your basic, advanced, and professional needs. Features:
  • Direct Thermal or Thermal Transfer printing option
  • 4.4 inches Max Media Print Width
  • Fast print speed at 6 inches per second
  • Print resolution at 203, 300dpi
  • USB, Ethernet, Wireless Connectivity
  • Quick media load in
Use Honeywell’s genuine labels and tags to maximize print quality and a printer’s life expectancy. Their selection of genuine labels, tags, receipts, and ribbons supports a wide range of barcode printing applications from mild to harsh environments. With all of these consumables offered as stock options you can quickly replenish your label materials when you need it most. The Honeywell E-class Mark III is an affordable and easy to use barcode label printer; contact Barcodes if you have any questions and find out how we can increase efficiency in your operations today.

Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer

Posted May 14, 2019
When the volume of your order increase, ensure that your operation remains fast and efficient to keep up. Boost productivity and efficiency in the toughest environments of your warehouse with the Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer. Built on the modern Android platform, with access to Zebra’s Mobility DNA apps you can manage, secure, and future proof your technology. Advanced data capturing technology of 1D and 2D barcodes from your warehouse to other extreme environments like cold storage. Empower your employees with the Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer to capture your edge.
Boost productivity and efficiency in your workforce with the Zebra MC9300 Ultra Rugged Android Mobile Computer.

GO Zebra Trade- In Program

Posted May 10, 2019
Improve productivity and visibility in your operations with Zebra handheld mobile computers and tablets.

Don’t let outdated printers and mobile computers hold you back, keep your business moving forward with GO Zebra Trade-In Program.

Improve productivity and maximize visibility in your operations for less with GO Zebra! Go from lagging legacies to leading-edge solutions.

Trade in your old printers and mobile computers to save up to $650 on new Zebra devices.

Benefits:

  • Boost workers productivity
  • Improve accuracy
  • Increase visibility
  • Reduce down-time

Let Barcodes help you save by earning rebates of up to $650 on eligible barcode printers, mobile computers, and added services. We will guide you on the rebate return process. You’ll receive a special rebate every time you replace an eligible printer or mobile computer- including select competitors’ models- with a qualifying new printer or mobile device purchase from Zebra.

Printers- Rebate up to $650 including industrial label, RFID, and card printers.

Mobile Computers and Tablets- Rebate up to $300 on enterprise grade mobile handheld computers and rugged tablets.

Barcode Scanners and Chargers- Rebate up to $25 trade your outdated barcode scanners for the next generation mobile and rugged barcode scanners.

Batteries- Rebate up to $10 on new Zebra batteries to increase up time and speed up your operations.

Secure your assets and increase your rebates by $50 when you purchase Zebra OneCare service contract with an eligible printer. Call us today to start your rebate process! Click here to learn more about the qualifying products.

Follow these steps to submit a rebate: 

  1. Contact Barcodes, Premier channel partner of Zebra, to guide you on the right solutions. We will take into consideration of your applications, end users, environment, as well as your upfront and ongoing cost of ownership.
  2. Purchase a qualified product– Regardless of the qualifying product you choose. You can be sure that it’s purpose built to improve productivity, lower costs and raise customer satisfaction.
  3. Submit your reclaim form. Register your rebate by completing a trade in form within 90 days of invoice date.
  4. Trade in your legacy devices. After the claim is completed and approved, you will receive a trade in merchandise authorization (TMA).
Get rebate cash back with the GO Zebra Trade In Program.

*This offer is being made from Zebra Technologies to end users in the form of a rebate for purchases made between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. The Program applies to new purchases of qualifying devices ( the “Qualifying Products”). End users must purchase Qualifying Products from a Zebra® PartnerConnect reseller (“Reseller”). The Program website at www.zebra.com/gozebra sets forth the rebate amount associated with the purchase of each Qualifying Product. For mobile computers, any manufacturers’ brand or model of mobile handheld device with a display equal to or greater than 2” is eligible to be traded in, including Zebra, Motorola, Psion, Symbol and Telxon. For printers, any Zebra or competitive thermal barcode or card printer is eligible to be traded in, but must power up and include the printhead. For scanners, traded-in scanners must be comparable to the one being purchased. For batteries, traded-in batteries must be comparable to the one being purchased and must be a separate line item on the Reseller invoice. Trade-ins from alternate battery suppliers are also eligible for trade-in. Any end user participating in Zebra’s battery maintenance or battery refresh programs is not eligible for this Program. Only the charger listed is available for trade-in. The end user cannot combine this with any other offer, promotion or special pricing (“Special Pricing”) provided by Zebra to the Reseller as part of the same transaction. It is the responsibility of end users to verify with their Resellers that such Resellers have not purchased the Qualifying Products at Special Pricing. Rebate claims must be completed online and eligible trade-in devices must be received by Zebra no later than 90 days from the date of your Reseller’s invoice. Rebates will be issued for each traded-in product, one-for-one, based on the number of Qualifying Products purchased. The end user may choose to utilize the Program more than one time. Zebra reserves the right to change, cancel, modify or end the Program at any time with or without notice. GO Zebra is available only to Zebra end users in the continental U.S. (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and US territories) and Canada.

4 Ways that a POS Tablet Can Transform Customer Experience

Posted May 8, 2019
Touch Dynamic Quest III Rugged POS tablet can help increase customer satisfaction by speeding out the checkout lines.
Touch Dynamic Quest III Rugged POS tablet can truly enhance the customer experience by providing the convenience and engagement that your shopper is looking for.
Enhance your store front with point of sale (POS) tablets to create an appealing in-store customer experience. Introducing the Touch Dynamic Quest III Rugged POS Tablet for retail. Featuring Cherry Trail processor, EMV Level 3 certification, MSR, Bluetooth, and wireless connectivity. Here are four ways that a POS tablet can transform the customer experience. Better Equipped Associates Combine your store associates with the power of a connected tablet can greatly enhanced customer experiences. The POS tablet enables them to provide instant access to inventory, product information, and complete transaction on the spot meeting shopper’s expectations for convenience. Visual Appeal Offer a new way to visually advertise your products, interactive or instructional videos can create a fun environment that engages buyers. Encourage them to spend more time in the store and improve foot traffic. Self- Service Tablets can bring your website in- store and provide an “endless aisle” solution so that your customers can see products in variations that you might not have available on site. Cross-sell other products that your shoppers might be looking for. They can browse your entire inventory with a few taps on the touchscreen. Allow customers to manage their enrollment into loyalty programs and browse virtual catalogs that can better depict product use. Speed up the checkout lines Rather than dealing with long lines that get backed up by customers waiting to pay, speed up the lines by enabling staffs to checkout customers with a tablet. This can be super helpful during peak sales times, to keep customers happy while minimizing stress on the employees. The Touch Dynamic Quest III Rugged POS tablet is well equipped to deliver high quality performance that your store is seeking, contact Barcodes and see how we can help with the point of sale applications that you need to run your business.
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