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Citizen CMP20II and CMP30II Mobile Printer

Posted April 10, 2019

Maximize mobile POS with Citizen printers, the Citizen CMP-20II and CMP-30II mobile printers from Barcodes put barcode label and receipt printing in the palm of your hand. It allows you to print on the go, giving you freedom to do more tasks, more affordably, in more places.

Don’t waste time to go back and forth to print receipts and labels. Watch the video below and see how Citizen’s CMP-20II and CMP-30II mobile computers can increase efficiency and productivity in your operations.

Join Barcodes at Promat, Booth# N6756!

Posted April 8, 2019

We are at Promat! Meet us at our booth# N6756!

Barcodes is North America’s leading provider of barcode, mobile computing, point-of-sale and RFID products and solutions. With more than 70 product categories for asset management and inventory tracking, we help customers increase efficiency and reduce costs through implementing fast, accurate electronic information flow solutions, customized for any budget or business size.

We are showcasing our latest distribution and supply chain equipment and solutions at ProMat! Find your WOW, discover the latest solution to move your business forward. Join us from April 8-11th at Chicago’s McCormick Place to learn all the latest ideas and solutions to drive efficiency and productivity in your workforce. Learn how we can help design, deploy and support your automated supply chain.  Visit us at Booth #N6756 and book a meeting and we’ll reserve a giveaway just for you! (while supplies last). Book a meeting with us here.

Check out Barcodes at booth# N6756!

Our Barcodes team at ProMat ready to take on your questions on how to move your business forward. Learn how we can help design, deploy, and support your automated supply chain.

Barcodes solution providers are showcasing their latest distribution and supply chain solutions

 

 

How To Track Returnable Assets to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency?

Posted April 4, 2019

Join Barcodes and TrackX for our upcoming webinar on tracking returnable assets to drive supply chain efficiency.

Join Barcodes and TrackX for our upcoming webinar, “Tracking Returnable Assets to Drive Supply Chain Efficiency”
where we will discuss how RFID tags and sensor data can drive business intelligence and improve inventory visibility.

                         Join TrackX and Barcodes for a FREE webinar on April 25th to learn how RFID can help increase workflow, inventory visibility and provide real-time data. Register here.

Key Takeaways include:

  1. Improved asset utilization
  2. Reduction in shrink, loss and theft
  3. Brand protection and loyalty (increased customer service)
  4. Increased supply chain velocity
  5. Increased life of asset

If you have any questions, please contact us here.

We hope to see you there!

P.s. If you can’t make the live webinar, be sure to register anyways and we’ll send you the recording and slides afterwards!

How to Spot a Knockoff Rugged Tablet?

Posted April 4, 2019
5 ways to tell if your tablet mobile device is a knock off

Like anything else you buy, if the price seems too good to be true, there’s an excellent chance that your instinct is right. You always get what you pay for.

True rugged computers are engineered for quality and performance first. Not only do they meet the industry benchmarks, they are the ones setting new standards. That is why you can trust these fast, powerful, and high- quality devices to do what you need them to do. (Examples: work with your software, connect in remote areas, IoT, sensors, etc)

So how to spot a knock off device?

1 )How many rugged specs are disclosed?

IP rating may provide information against dust and ware but dust and water are not the only hazards threatening the tablet’s reliability, data security, or even worker safety. A truly rugged device will be MIL-STD-810G tested for drops, vibration, shock, extreme temperature tolerance at a minimum. The best rugged manufacturers will test device behavior when exposed to high humidity levels, salt fog, fluid containment, and frequent altitude variations.

2) How specific does the manufacturer set their specific specs, and how are these capabilities certified?

It’s not enough to say that a tablet can handle extreme temperatures or it’s safe to use in Hazardous locations. Are there any certifications to certify HazLoc safety with a third-party and detail the exact operating range for every other rugged spec that applies to their device’s claimed rating?

3) What level of engineering has gone into achieving a rugged rating?

How are these devices tested? As a consumer, you may want to understand the exact technology used to make them these way. True rugged device manufacturers, supply you the information so you know how rugged your mobile device actually is. Other relating engineering questions to ask are, is the tablet still waterproof when the I/O ports are open? How are internal antennas designed, will the tablet stay connected in dodgy reception areas? At what temperature can the processor withstand to protect it before it gets too hot?

4) How long is the device expected to last?

This isn’t about the length of the warranty of the device but about the time that you can use your entire installed mobility solution and workflow. Your rugged computer should last a minimum of 3-5 years on average.

5) What is the sticker price and total cost of ownership?

True rugged tablets are designed to survive and thrive for many years. It requires lots of engineering, materials, and manufacturing process. As a result, some of the costs are front loaded. A well-made rugged tablet will dependably do the job you need it to do. The return would be it will reduce and oftentimes prevent organizational costs incurred by other less expensive device options.

As industry experts, we believe that it is hard to make a fair assumption about the device actual value based on the upfront cost. A rugged device superiority over another can only be determined once you understand the ancillary costs that will be required to implement the right workflow software for the device, deploy comparability accessories, and ultimately secure and maintain the entire mobility IT solution for the future. Check out our selection of rugged tablets and rugged laptops selection that have passed all the tests. Feel free to contact Barcodes if you have any questions, don’t sacrifice performance to save money that will help you secure approval on your next project.

From the Windows Embedded Operating Systems to the Mobility Edge

Posted March 29, 2019

Honeywell CN80 mobile computer can protect you data and keep your data secure when working inside your network

Whether you are working in retail, logistics, or in a warehouse, if you have a Windows operating device chances are you are looking into an upgrade. Beginning 2018 through 2020, Microsoft is phasing out support for their Windows Embedded Operating System that you find on many Windows-based devices. Check out the exact timeline here. Any business that is currently using devices with Windows CE or Windows Embedded Handheld should start looking into an alternate operating system to future proof your investment.

Top enterprises have already been adopting Android operating system in their devices from handhelds to rugged devices for the warehouse. Some of the popular and in use devices today are running Android operating system already. Check out the Honeywell mobile computers below and see how it can accelerate your workflow to increase efficiency and productivity. These devices are all unified by the Mobility Edge Platform which can accelerate deployments, optimize business performance, extend lifecycle, and strengthen security to deliver better mobile solutions across your business.

Empower Store Associates with the Honeywell Dolphin CT40 Mobile Computer

Designed for retail store associates and high mobile workers to improve productivity and deliver a seamless customer experience throughout the day.

Honeywell CT40 Honeywell Android mobile computer

Features:

  • Enhanced data capturing for both 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system
  • Fast Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Bright 5-inch  Gorilla Glass touchscreen
  • Rugged, IP64 rating

Great Performance and Future Proofing with the Honeywell Dolphin CT60 Mobile Computer

Rugged, built to deploy easily in the field for logistic and delivery tasks to stay up to date over a long- life span.

Honeywell CT60 Android Mobile Computer

Features:

  • Cutting edge 1D and 2D barcode scanning capabilities
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system
  • Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4.7-inch Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen
  • Rugged designed with IP65 & IP67 rating
  • Small, portable, and lightweight design easy to carry
  • Withstands 5 foot drop to concrete

Accelerate and Achieve High Performance with the Honeywell Dolphin CN80 Mobile Computer

Improve speed and accuracy of operations in your warehouse while future proofing for the future.

Honeywell CN80 Android mobile computer

Features:

  • Enhanced 1D and 2D barcode data capture
  • Android 7.1 Nougat operating system
  • Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Read range from 6 inches to 50 feet (required in today’s warehouses)
  • Ultra rugged construction at IP 65/ IP67 rating
  • With cold storage and non- incendive options
  • 4.2 inch touch display and keypad

With Microsoft phasing out support for its mobile operating systems and the sunset of 3G networks in effect, there has never been a better time to migrate onto the Mobility Edge Platform. Boost your Mobility Revenue now with Honeywell.  Contact Barcodes now to learn how the Dolphin CT40, CT60, and CN80 can help improve your operations. For a limited time, you can earn an instant rebate when you upgrade to a Honeywell’s Android- Powered mobile devices. Call or email us and find out how!

Join Barcodes at ProMat 2019! Booth #N6756

Posted March 29, 2019

Promat 2019 Join Barcodes at Booth N6756 and learn more about how to automate your warehouse supply chain..

We are showcasing our latest distribution and supply chain equipment and solutions at ProMat! Find your WOW, discover the latest solution to move your business forward. Join us from April 8-11th at Chicago’s McCormick Place to learn all the latest ideas and solutions to drive efficiency and productivity in your workforce. Learn how we can help design, deploy and support your automated supply chain.  Visit us at Booth #N6756 and book a meeting and we’ll reserve a giveaway just for you! (while supplies last). Book a meeting with us here.

Join Barcodes at ProMat tradeshow on April 8-11th and get a chance to win a YETI cup!

Advantages of RFID for Retail

Posted March 27, 2019
The Alien ALR-S350 RFID handheld scanner is portable and can be used in retail stores for inventory counts and checking stock levels.
Apply the power of RFID (Radio frequency identification) in your retail environment! RFID technology goes beyond barcode scanning. It automates data collection without the risk of human error. With an RFID handheld scanner, you can read tags simultaneously and without direct line of sight increasing efficiency and productivity in a store.
Alien RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Sled Handheld Reader with smart mobile device attached.
All RFID tags within range can be tracked and located immediately to ensure the correct location from supply chain to on the floor. Retailers can have access to product information, item location, availability, item level tracking, stock maintenance to ensure greater efficiency and sufficient supply level to meet consumer demand. Introducing the Alien ALR-S350 Sled RFID handheld reader, it is an robust, simple, cost effective RFID reader that is designed for all day use. Supports Apple iOS or Google Android via smart device you will be able to gain the flexibility and accuracy you need on the retail floor. Unlike competitive sled units, the Alien ALR-S350 RFID reader comes with everything required to begin to use, the kit comes with charging kit, cradle dock, and micro USB cable. All the user need is the smart phone or tablet device to bring visible information on the go.
Alien ALR-S350 Sled RFID (Radio Frequency Idetification) Scanner.
Features:
  • Capable of scanning 1D and 2D barcodes (QR codes)
  • Reads up to 200 tags per second
  • 3 LEDs and buzzer for user feedback
  • Supports Apple iOS and Google Android Devices
  • Robust Design IP54 feat Quadlock for phone mounting
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for simple smart device pairing
  • Up to 24 hours of intensive use- long battery life
Manually scanning barcodes or counting products is time extensive, employees must move aisle to aisle, locating items individually. With RFID scanners, workers can read tags as far as 20 feet away and at hundreds of tags per second. Contact Barcodes to learn more about how the Alien ALR-S350 Sled RFID reader can help you to increase accuracy and gain more visibility in your data collection.

ICYMI: How to Manage your Tools with Barcodes and RFID with Gigatrak

Posted March 26, 2019

In case you miss our webinar today, click on the video and discover how Barcodes and Gigatrak’s Tool Tracking System can help you manage your assets, or tools through our self hosted or cloud solution.

In this webinar, you will learn about the benefits of Barcodes vs RFID tracking solutions, how it can help you maximize control and return of investments in your facility.

Key Components:

  1. Managing your tool and inventory can help you reduce operating costs and protect your investments.
  2. The benefits of using a tool tracking management system.
  3. How to choose which tag works best for your operations? Barcodes, RFID, or Both?

If you have any questions, please contact our marketing manager, Lorna Malja, at [email protected] or at 855-253-5508.

 

Citizen’s CL-S700 Industrial Barcode Label Printer

Posted March 25, 2019

Warehouse and Distribution centers are no place for an inkjet printer. At such a busy and harsh environment, you need an Industrial Barcode Label Printer that can give you the efficiency you need and built with the durability that can last. The Citizen’s CL-S700 Industrial Barcode Label Printer is engineered to generate labels at the quality and speed you need. Featuring an Active Ribbon Control and Positioning System (ARCP) to eliminate ribbon wrinkle and media slippage, a rugged heavy duty steel cabinet for extra durability, standard USB, serial, and parallel interface, and easy media and ribbon loading with Hi-Lift metal mechanism that opens to a full 90 degrees for easy ribbon and label replacement. Watch the video below to learn more about the Citizen CL-S700 industrial barcode label printer and see how it can give you the efficiency you need in your operations.

Maintain Your Printer with Zebra’s Wide Variety of Labels and Ribbons

Posted March 22, 2019

When it comes to labels and ribbons there are no shortage of options, but each and everyone has their benefits when it comes to maintaining your printer. Printing supplies can impact everything from the printhead lifespan to the printer’s operational efficiency. When it comes to selecting labels, ribbons, or wristbands it’s an important decision. Zebra Technologies can help, being one of the largest thermal label converters in North America, with the expertise in converting thermal media. With four U.S. converting locations Zebra offers manufacturing redundancies resulting in quick delivery and minimal interruptions. Zebra will only use inks, varnishes, tools and equipment that meet the requirements of thermal materials.

The Z-Perform Series are standard, bright white smooth paper facestock specially coated to provide the optimal balance between performance and price. Available in thermal transfer and direct thermal.

The Z-Select series are premium, bright white, ultra smooth paper facestock specially coated to provide optimal performance. Available in direct thermal and thermal transfer. Offering includes standard, all-temp and removable adhesives.

The Z-Ultimate series are gloss polyester facestock that provides unparalleled smear and scratch resistance, resistance to moderate chemicals and up to 3 years outdoors. Available in thermal transfer in white, silver and clear. Offering includes standard, high-tack and removable adhesives.

The Z-Band Wristbands Series cover the gamut of styles and types to fit any application need. From durable long-life wristbands to low cost disposable options, the Z-Band series provides high quality results to meet any requirement.

The Zebra line of ribbons has set the industry standard of ribbon performance. These ribbons have been used in the development of all Zebra printers. From the printhead burn tables to the spindle tension settings these ribbons have set the standards of Zebra printer development. When you chose Zebra ribbons you can be confident that you are choosing ribbons that are demanded by many companies around the world.

For any questions or a quote on any of your printing needs please contact us at Barcodes, Inc.

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