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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.


 

From Windows to Android: Time for a New Game Plan

Posted July 31, 2018

The well-traveled path is coming to an end and how is your business preparing for it?

Since 2010, enterprises have bought more than 15 million mobile units and 99 percent is with a Windows-Embedded OS. Microsoft has announced the dissolution of Windows Mobile OS Development and support will be coming to an end. Check out the table below for the Microsoft end of support timeline.

Enterprise customers are taking this opportunity to re-architect and modernize their mobile applications and solutions. Now is the time to take action! Overall, migrating from Windows to Android can improve user experience, applications, management, security, cross-platforms, and the incorporation of business analytics.

If you have any of the current devices below, follow the recommended transition to the new Android Platform and see how your modernized workforce provides better efficiency, productivity, and security.

TC56 is the next evolution in enterprise touch computing with the ultimate scanning performance has:

  • Maximum 5 in. display size
  • Ultimate scanning performance 1D & 2D codes
  • Automatically capture and process documents
  • Rugged and ready for business
  • Power Precision+ Battery for power and manageability

 

 

 

 

TC75x Maximum data entry with a more robust enterprise OS which also includes:

  • SimulScan Document Capture allowing easy capture for barcodes, images, and signatures
  • Superior audio quality and functionality
  • Robust and rugged for all day use
  • Lightning fast capture of 1D & 2D barcodes
  • Best in field service

 

Zebra’s ET50/ET55: An Enterprise Tablet Built for Business

Posted July 5, 2018

Combine the best of consumer-styling with all the enterprise-class features needed to increase workforce productivity and you get the ET50/ET55. The rugged tablet is designed to last for years and can be used both indoors and outdoors even in rain, snow, or dusty areas. Built with exceptional battery power, users have the option to add a hot-swappable backup battery to provide additional power and charge the tablet’s main battery giving the tablet more than enough power to last an entire shift.

With first-time every time rapid data capture users will be able to scan 1D and 2D barcodes in virtually any condition and on practically any surface. Available in two display sizes 8.3 or 10.1″ giving you the option to select the right display size for any business application. The operating system is an important feature in mobile computers, and Zebra designed the ET50/ET55 to support either Windows 10 or Android 6.0 Marshmallow allowing you to select the best operating system that best fits your technology strategy.

Whether you select the ET50 or ET55 you’ll be getting a consumer styled tablet on the outside, all business on the inside. For more information on the ET50/ET55 click here.

Give our dedicated account managers a call if you have any questions or would like a quote on any of your mobile computing needs.

Honeywell’s Mobile Computers: Purpose Built for the Task at Hand

Posted April 18, 2018

Combine the advantages of consumer PDAs with industrial mobile computers and you get Honeywell’s set of rugged mobile computers. Honeywell’s mobile computers include the latest Android or Windows operating system technology, their SmartSystems device management software, and superior industrial design and ruggedness. Whether you have a small business or an enterprise, Honeywell’s mobile computers are easy to deploy, easy to use, and easy to support.

The Dolphin CT60 is designed for enterprises that require anywhere, anytime connectivity, and fast data capture in a highly durable, long-lasting form factor that’s built for maximum up-time and productivity. Packed with features to keep users connected and productive throughout the work day. With an advanced network connectivity that facilitates large file transfers, video streaming, and quick remote access to business applications with enough battery power to last an entire shift. Has accurate 1D and 2D scanning and data capture is possible even on the most damaged barcodes.

ct60CT60 Features and Benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform.
  • Industry-Leading Future Proof Protection.
  • Optimal Power and Connectivity.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design – Built to Last: Fits easily in to a pocket, IP67 rating against dust and water spray, withstands multiple 1.5 meter drops to concrete and 1,000 1 meter tumbles.
  • Future Proof: Support for four Android generations starting with Android 7.1.1. As well as an easy Windows to Android migration without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor.

Currently there is a transition from a keypad-centric mobile device to a full touchscreen device. The problem, keys are still essential in many logistics, warehouses, and field mobility organizations. In comes the ultra-rugged Dolphin CN80, a mobile computer that can help bridge that gap. A large 4.2 inch vivid color touchscreen and the option to choose between numeric or QWERTY keypads gives users the option to select which input method is best for their everyday environment. At the same time users will benefit from the use of the touchscreen for touch-centric applications in the future. With fast data processing, 1D/2D scanning, advanced network connectivity, and a battery life that lasts twice as long as previous generations; users will be connected and productive throughout multiple shifts.

CN80 Features and Benefits:

  • Mobility Edge Hardware and Software Platform: Common hardware and software platform delivers enhanced operational efficiency and reduced TCO. Deploy the same applications on multiple products across your enterprise.
  • Forward-Compatible, Future-Proof: Support for four Androd generations – N through Q. Customers using Windows based operating systems can migrate to Android without sacrificing reliability, performance, or management features.
  • Best of Both Worlds With Keys and Touchscreen: If you have high transaction rates, an environment where workers wear gloves, or applications or workers accustomed to working a certain way, keys are a necessity. The Dolphin CN80 offers productivity with a real numeric or QWERTY keypad for fast and easy data entry plus a full touchscreen for new or future application migration.
  • Unparalleled Scanning Performance: Enhanced 1D/2D scanning/data capture with read ranges of 0.15m to 15.2m (6in to 50ft) typically required in today’s warehouses. Optional scan handle for flexibility to switch between handheld and pistol grip operations.
  • Rugged, Ergonomic Design: Designed to withstand the harshest environments and the toughest users, the Dolphin CN80 minimizes downtime and lost productivity with extreme longevity. Withstands 2.4m (8ft) drops and 2,000 1.0m (3.3ft) tumbles. IP65/IP67 ratings against dust/water spray. Cold storage and non-incendive options available.
  • Long Battery Life Drives Productivity: Long shifts, extended talk-times, and heavy GPS usage are no match for the Dolphin CN80. Long battery minimizes workflow interruptions and drives efficiency.

To learn more about Honeywell’s Mobile Computers, contact our dedicated account managers.

Janam: Android vs Windows

Posted October 23, 2017

Comparison of Mobile OS

Speed up Your Printer with Updated Seagull Scientific Barcode Label Printer Drivers

Posted April 24, 2014

2014-04-24_0957Getting the best performance out of your label printer can often come down to having the right printer driver installed on your PC.

Every barcode printer manufacturer provides a driver to use with their products but, sometimes they are not the most robust. Users may find that when printing labels with the default manufacturer drivers with variable and unique information per label, their printer will pause for a moment between each label. Other times, there may be issues with label formatting or communications to the printer.

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