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Barcodes Group Announces Acquisition of Emkat

Posted October 8, 2019
Emkat, a Barcodes Group Company

Emkat Acquired by Barcodes Group

Press Release

Barcodes Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of Minneapolis based company, Emkat, a hardware integration company focused on delivering innovative solutions for mobile computing and barcode devices. This is the fifth acquisition made by Barcodes Group following its partnership with Odyssey Investment Partners. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“We are excited to grow the Barcodes team with the talented individuals of Emkat,” said Barcodes Group President & CEO Dan Nettesheim. “Together, we will leverage our expanding capabilities and comprehensive solutions for an enhanced customer experience. We look forward to supporting the Emkat team’s growth with our robust infrastructure.”

Chris Kane, owner of Emkat, said, “With the growth in the healthcare vertical, aligning with Barcodes Inc will allow for increased capabilities and offerings to our diverse healthcare clients. We are proud of the reputation we have built over 20 years since inception and look forward to building upon this success with Barcode Inc.”

Brad Kieley, Emkat’s Chief Executive Officer, stated of the acquisition, “We are excited to partner with the leader in our industry. We view this as incredibly positive for our customers, staff, vendors, and strategic software partnerships. We are so thankful to all who have helped us to grow along the way and are confident this new strategy will enhance our solutions, and give our customers added resources, systems, and capabilities.”

About Barcodes Group: Barcodes Group, headquartered in Chicago, IL and with corporate over 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 Malja, Marketing Manager [email protected] Phone: 1-312-582-4893

Webinar- State of Manufacturing: The Trends & Drivers

Posted September 6, 2019
Join Barcodes and Zebra for our upcoming webinar on State of Manufacturing, the trends and the drivers to learn about proven solutions that enhance manufacturing operations.

Join Barcodes and Zebra for our upcoming webinar, “State of Manufacturing: The Trends & Drivers” to learn about
proven solutions that enhance manufacturing operations.

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Understand the OS Migration and how to reduce downtime and assure compliance with Android
  • Learn how to properly utilize RFID to effectively increase productivity and efficiency
  • Discover what others are doing in the manufacturing space to meet customer demand and stay
  • ahead of the competition

Enterprise Mobility Management with the SOTI ONE Platform

Posted August 30, 2019

In order to fulfill today’s business demands, more workers depend on mobile devices and apps to streamline their tasks. But the scale and complexity of mobility deployment is making management and security more challenging than ever. Companies need a solution that can support their mobility strategy and simplify app development and deployment during critical times.

Introducing the SOTI ONE platform, Enterprise Mobility Management, at your fingertips! The SOTI ONE Platform intuitively integrates all your mobility management applications into one accessible platform to help eliminate downtime, increase accessibility, manage, and connect all mobile and IoT device all in one place.

Comprised of six unique and revolutionary components,

SOTI MOBICONTROL– Secure and Manage all Endpoints

Manage mobile contents and apps to support you company’s unique business needs and end user requirements.

SOTI ASSIST– Eliminate Mobile Downtime

Limit downtime and loss of revenue with a diagnostic help desk solution allowing technicians to remotely resolve any issue.

SOTI SNAP– Build Apps in Minutes

Rapid app development solution that enable companies to build on the mobile apps they need easier, faster, and cheaper.

SOTI CENTRAL– Online community with SOTI product experts

Collaborate and get access to a library of products, services, and online community on the SOTI ONE platform solutions.

SOTI INSIGHT– Collect, aggregate, and analyze data

Transform data to build reports to audit, identify issues, and be able make business critical decisions in real- time.

SOTI CONNECT- Manage and secure any device

Experience the SOTI ONE Platform, contact Barcodes to simplify your business mobility and eliminate mobile downtime in your operations!

Click to enlarge the previews of the SOTI ONE platform below.

SOTI MOBICONTROL to secure and manage all your endpoints.
SOTI ASSIST allows expert technicians to remotely diagnose and troubleshoot device.
SOTI SNAP makes it easy to build out custom applications to keep cost low, save times, and reduce need for specialize resources.
SOTI CENTRAL allows you to network and collaborate with industry and product experts that’s built around the SOTI ONE platform.

3 Steps to a Better Work Experience

Posted August 12, 2019

Microsoft is ending support for Windows Embedded Handhelds 6.5 by 2020 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 by 2021. Don’t risk playing it safe. Migrate Now!

Make your transition to Android trouble-free with Zebra, with a wide range of all-touch TE Zebra Pre-Loaded Android Devices.

Step 1: Migrate

Easy Implementation

Step 2: Optimize

Automate process and work at full speed

Step 3: Modernize

Improve productivity and efficiency with user friendly apps and less risk of errors.

Check out the all touch TE Zebra preloaded Android devices below,

Contact Barcodes to find out which Zebra Android devices you need to improve your operations.

Zebra devices come ready to ease the Android transition with all touch terminal emulation to improve delivery times and a better work experience.
Migrate to Zebra Android devices to improve operation efficiency throughout your supply chain.

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).

*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.

ICYMI: The OS Migration Webinar

Posted December 13, 2018

In case you missed our webinar today, click on the video and discover how Barcodes and Zebra can help you with the new Operating System Migration to Android.

Organizations running Windows based rugged devices today will need to find an alternative OS- and upgrade to new devices- before Microsoft ends their support in 2020.

In the video you will learn:

  1. The dates associated with the expiring Windows support
  2. How to take advantage of the OS Migration to transition into the mobile enterprise technology
  3. How Barcodes and Zebra can help you move towards a successful transition path

Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or give us a call at 877-835-0709.


 

Maximize Productivity with Zebra’s New TC52 and TC57

Posted December 4, 2018

With the new powerful 2.2 GHz Snapdragon octa-core processor, Zebra’s TC52 and TC57 brings a faster and better performance compare to the original TC5 Series. All the workers will get the ultimate user experience, with the technology advancements that helps workers maximize productivity and minimize process cycle times.

The Zebra’s TC52 WLAN and TC57 WWAN goes beyond the barcode with features great for retail, warehouse management, transportation, mobility and field services. From the familiarity of Android device, employees can capture barcodes, labels, documents, signatures, and more with a single touch. This pocket size enterprise mobile computer allow workers to work on the go with enterprise apps and connectivity to increase efficiency in their daily operations.

Features:

  • Lightning fast capture of 1D and 2D barcodes
    with omni-directional scanning
  • Built to last IP 67 and IP65
  • Android for instant familiarity
  • PowerPrecision+ high capacity battery that
    delivers 14 hours of power
  • Complete cellular network flexibility with the TC57
  • Bluetooth 5.0 increase application performance with
    twice the speed and four times the range with less power
  • Easily manage access to Google Mobile Services (GMS) with
    restricted mode

You can also drive the capabilities of these mobile computers to improve operational efficiency and workforce productivity with the powerful Mobility DNA Apps in these devices.

Introducing 4 New Mobility DNA Apps

  1. Worry Free Wifi– deliver dependably superior WiFi connectivity to boost workforce productivity
  2. Power Precision Console– easily identify all your devices on one screen and remove unhealthy batteries before they reduce productivity
  3. Life Guard Analytics– to stay ahead of updates and extend the lifecycle of the device.
  4. StageNow– restricted mode which allows you to control access to Google Mobile Services

The TC52 and the TC57 are rugged and ready for the toughest business day. You will soon see the return of investment on these devices with an improved staff productivity, enhanced customer service, lower upgrade and migration costs, and maximum ROI with future proof platform. Contact us to help you streamline deployment and maximize the benefits of your Android investment.

Check out some of the accessories that you can combine with the TC52 and TC57 for your daily operations.

Join us and Zebra for the OS Migration Webinar!

Posted November 15, 2018

Do you have an outdated mobile computer that currently still runs on Windows operating system? Here’s a fact you need to know, organizations running Windows-based rugged mobile computers today will need to upgrade to new Android devices before Microsoft ends their mobile handheld support in 2020.

For any organizations that fail to act, they will simply fall behind. To simplify the process join us for this free webinar and learn how to take advantage of this new transition into the mobile enterprise technology.

The next generation of workforce mobility solutions will help your workforce increase visibility, efficiency, and productivity. Please join us for this free webinar to discuss and review the dates associated with the expiring Windows support and see how Barcodes and Zebra can help you strategize the OS Migration with ease.

The OS Migration

Thursday, December 13 from 11-11:30 AM CST

Presented by:
Kevin Lollock, Regional Product Manager, Zebra Technologies
Rob Nordby, Channel Sales, Zebra Technologies
Lorna Malja, Marketing Manager, Barcodes, Inc

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or give us a call at 877-835-0709.

P.S. If you can’t attend the live webinar, be sure to register anyways and we’ll send you the recording and slides afterward!

Greater Mobility for Greater Capabilities with Zebra TC72/TC77

Posted November 8, 2018

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Zebra new TC72 and TC77 mobile touch computers can help advanced your operations indoors and outdoors creating the ultimate user experience for your workers! The TC72 and TC77 are designed to build on staff enablement delivering everything your workers need to reach peak efficiency. Based on the highly successful TC70 series family you can accomplished more with the new gen device.

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Featuring:

  • Advanced scanning of 1D and 2D barcodes
  • Android for instant familiarity to reduce training time
  • Full shift power that you can count on
  • Complete cellular network flexibility
  • Provide users with more reliable WiFi connections
  • Built to last with IP65 and IP67

Expand the capabilities of your mobile computers to improve operational efficiency and workforce productivity with the mobility DNA Apps that Zebra provides.

Introducing 4 New Mobility DNA Apps

  1. Worry Free Wifi– deliver dependably superior WiFi connectivity to boost workforce productivity
  2. Power Precision Console– easily identify all your devices on one screen and remove unhealthy batteries before they reduce productivity
  3. Life Guard Analytics– to stay ahead of updates and extend the lifecycle of the device.
  4. StageNow– restricted mode which allows you to control access to Google Mobile Services

Place an order today and you can enjoy free 2-day shipping on all orders over $250 made online with the code THANKS!*

Contact our professional solution providers if you have any questions regarding the TC72/TC77 and see how it can help you increase efficiency and productivity at your workforce. Don’t forget to ask about our services to see how you can extend the lifecycle of your products.

 

*Enjoy free 2-day shipping on all orders over $250 made online only at Barcodesinc.com through November 9, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Offer valid on web pricing only. Offer valid in the US only. This offer is not valid on international orders. One time use only. Certain product exclusions apply on supplies (ribbons/labels) and cash drawers.

Migrate Onto Honeywell’s Mobility Edge Platform

Posted October 8, 2018

Juggling multiple devices across the enterprise can costs time and money for enterprise IT to manage and maintain. Introducing Honeywell’s Mobility Edge devices. It release the constraints around integration and inflexible technologies. Migrate to Android and get the performance and future- proofing you need.

Learn how the mobile computers that are built on the Android and Mobility Edge Platform can help you accelerate deployments, optimize performance, and extend lifecycle on supported device.

 

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