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What ID Card Software Works with my Printer?

Posted July 30, 2015

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What software should you use with your specific ID card printer?

Most printer manufacturers provide their own software that is guaranteed to be compatible with your printer.  For example, Datacard’s TruCredential, Zebra’s ZMotif CardStudio, and Fargo’s Asure ID have various versions and levels of sophistication to meet any need. All of them have general design capabilities, and allow for additional benefits including but not limited to centralized databases, visitor management, and network capabilities.  But are the various software choices only compatible with the same brand of printers? The answer is no.  The software mentioned above are compatible across brands. Your choice should depend on ease of use and features set.  Datacard’s new TruCredential has an extremely easy user-interface and allows you to design process flows for your typical ID needs.  The software, recently released, offers the best of multiple Datacard software (ID Works and TruPhoto).

For assistance finding the right printer and software for you needs, contact us at Barcode Discount.


Driver Update for Datamax-O’Neil by Honeywell Portable Printers

Posted July 22, 2015

Datamax-O'Neil RL4e Thermal Barcode Label PrinterDatamax-O’Neil by Honeywell has announced an update to the Microsoft Windows Drivers used when setting up printers with a PC connection. By using this most recent driver, the process of connecting a printer with your Windows-based device is more seamless and requires fewer steps–resulting in a quicker, easier process.

The use of these new windows drivers will apply to the following printer models:

What You Need to Know: Effective Date: The effective date of this change should be immediate upon the date of this release.

Availability: The Drives are available for download under each applicable model as listed above. To locate the appropriate driver for download,  select the printer model from the drop down menu here.

 

 


Scan Barcodes to Fight Monsters in the New ‘Barcode Knight’ Game

Posted July 17, 2015

Magic Cube had made a game with an interesting game play feature in Barcode Kingdom where you had an RPG-style game driven by scanning UPC barcodes off of products. Now, Magic Cube’s doing a follow-up with more barcode scanning action in Barcode Knight, released on July 14th. This time around you scan barcodes to generate monsters, and then fight them.

Expanding on the original, Magic Cube is actually promising about half a million different hero styles. There’s also 60 different monsters that can be generated from barcodes. Make sure you hold on to any retail product packaging to make sure you have enough barcodes to battle with! There’s going to be special daily dungeons without needing to scan a barcode that can provide valuable rewards too.


Honeywell’s New Enhanced Xenon 1902h Cordless Healthcare Barcode Scanner

Posted July 15, 2015

Honeywell Enhanced Xenon 1902h Barcode ScannersHoneywell’s Xenon healthcare scanner has long been the scanner of choice of health organizations looking to improve their clinical workflows. New and improved, the Enhanced Xenon 1902h healthcare area-imager wireless bar code scanner combines the performance of the Xenon family of scanners with new features that further improve clinical workflows and patient comfort.

The Enhanced Xenon 1902h combines exceptional scanning performance, durability and patient comfort features that sets the standard for excellence in healthcare bar code scanning. Like the original Xenon 1902h, it features the sixth generation Adaptus area-imaging and ColorFusion technologies for incredibly responsive reading of virtually all 1D, PDF, and 2D bar codes—even challenging high-density, low contrast, translucent, damaged and colored codes.

Bluetooth wireless technology provides freedom of movement up to 10 meters (33 feet) from base. Durable construction and disinfectant-ready housing resists the harmful effects of harsh cleaning agents commonly used in healthcare environments and minimizes the spread of infectious diseases. New patient comfort features such as Do-Not-Disturb and Scan-Lamp mode help maintain clinical productivity during night time while patients’ are resting. The Enhanced Xenon 1902h scanner is built to deliver years of uninterrupted performance in versatile and challenging healthcare environments Honeywell’s New Enhanced Xenon 1902h Cordless Healthcare Barcode Scanner


Replacing a Sato M5900RVe with the New CL4NX Series

Posted July 9, 2015

The SATO M-5900RVe was one of the most sought after industrial printers specifically for Direct Thermal printing. Its compact size and efficient design made it one of the most reliable printers on the market. With the discontinuation of the M-5900RVe many users will want to look to the CL4NX series as a suitable replacement.

In many cases the CL4NX is an appropriate replacement model, but due to the print head width differences it’s not always possible. This can be used as a guide to select the proper replacement model. Replacing the SATO M5900 series tabletop printer with the SATO CL4NX printer can be accomplished under the following conditions:

Print area is 4.1” or less and:

  • Media width is 5.04” (128mm) or less
  • CL4NX must be configured with 203dpi print head
  • CL4NX must be set to Direct Thermal Mode

Print area is 4.1” or more:

  • CL4NX can be used only if the printed portion of the label is reformatted to the 4.1” width.
  • CL608e must be used if the print width requires wider than 4.1” and the label cannot be reformatted.

The SATO CL4NX can use the existing M5900 media rolls (6”/152mm O.D.) provided it meets the criteria stated above, but it is now possible to use industry standard media roll size of 8”/203mm or even increase the roll capacity to 10”/254mm O.D., providing more labels per roll and less user intervention replenishing media supplies.

For assistance finding the right SATO printer for your needs, contact a printer specialist at Barcode Discount.


Honeywell’s New Dolphin 75e Mobile Computer

Posted July 7, 2015

Honeywell Dolphin 75e Handheld ComputersHoneywell has announced the first in a series of next-generation mobile workforce solutions, the Dolphin 75e, that gives enterprises the flexibility to choose either Windows Embedded 8.1 or Android 4.4 KitKat operating systems. The highly versatile Dolphin 75e is a multimodal mobile device that offers enterprises a low total cost of ownership and significant operational gains with minimal training time for mobile workers, to help business adapt to their current and future requirements. The Dolphin 75e addresses the needs of enterprises with a variety of workflows, including inventory and asset management, shelf stocking, customer engagement, check-in and reservations, and quality and auditing by allowing mobile workers to toggle between multiple applications from a single device.

The Dolphin 75e offers a superior user experience with a field-proven sleek, pocket-sized design and easy-to-use interface that encourages fast and easy adoption with minimal training resources. Equipped with state-of-the-art battery technology and a durable IP67-rated design, the Dolphin 75e powers through a full shift and beyond. The 75e is powered by the leading-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, a 2.26 GHz quad-core processor with 2GB RAM, 16 GB FLASH, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and capacitive touch with universal glove usage capabilities. The device offers the freedom to use a variety of input and output modes, and is perfectly suited for operations that need to deploy multiple applications with ease to increase productivity.

For more assistance finding the right Honeywell mobile device for your needs, contact us at Barcode Discount


The Most, Well-Connected Mobile Printer on the Market – Star’s SM-S230i

Posted July 2, 2015

Star SM-S230i Portable Label PrinterStar’s next generation, super compact SM-S230i mobile printer is filled with heavy weight features including auto detect pairing with either an Apple iOS or Android device, saving time and simplifying set-up. Star has continued this philosophy with Star’s Auto Connect feature for automatic Bluetooth connection with previously paired iPads or iPhones, making it perfect for every day use in busy environments from queue busting to mPOS receipting in retail & hospitality. The simple “Drop-In & Print” paper loading, whether on the counter or on your belt, along with the long lasting battery life of 13 hours and automatic sleep mode for extended battery life all helps towards seamless POS transactions.

Key Features:

  • 2″ Bluetooth Mobile Printer
  • High speed print at 80mm per second
  • Compact & durable design (1.5m drop test)
  • Long lasting battery life 13 hours at 5 minute printing intervals
  • Standard 1 & 2D barcode support
  • High reliability 37 million lines MCBF 50km head life
  • AutoConnect for Apple iOS devices

CipherLab’s Touch-Centric RS30 Smartphone

Posted June 30, 2015

CipherLab’s new RS30 series touch mobile computer is a rugged smart device of which the touch-centric user interface is just like any other smartphone. Additionally, the ruggedness of the RS30 series safely protects its powerful features from harsh environments. Moreover, the RS30 series is capable of operating over a shift without worrying about insufficient battery life. Simply put, the RS30 is a full function touch mobile computer which is designed with the enterprise’ needs in mind.


Zebra’s New OneCare Support Services

Posted June 26, 2015

Zebra ZT410 Thermal Barcode Label PrinterEvery day Zebra printers help streamline business processes to improve overall operational efficiency and accuracy, reduce cost and increase workforce productivity. Printer availability is key to the success of your business and the return on your Zebra printer investment.

With their new Zebra OneCare Support Services, you can ensure that Zebra’s mobile, tabletop, desktop, card and kiosk printers achieve maximum uptime and peak performance. You get unmatched support, right from the manufacturer—from experts that offer unparalleled product knowledge. With three service levels to choose from—Essential, Select and Premier—customers will find a Zebra OneCare offering that meets both their service requirements and budget.

Effective July 8, 2015, ZebraCare will be discontinued and replaced by Zebra OneCare Essential or Zebra OneCare Select Support Services. Zebra OneCare also delivers enhancements and additional optional features including:

  • Software updates and upgrades
  • 24×7 technical phone support (Zebra OneCare Select only)
    • Level 1 technical support (English only)
  • User assessment and learning service
    • An online assessment questionnaire that evaluates the adoption of the technology/solution across all device end users
  • Operational visibility platform

The Zebra OneCare Essential Support Service is fundamental to ensure the end user’s deployment of Zebra technology is robust for its lifetime. As our foundational service offering, it delivers the expected business benefits, providing reliable and predictable service and support.

The Zebra OneCare Select Support Service provides access to an advanced level of technical support and repair service, driven by the urgency that our end users require. Customers receive dedicated 24×7 telephone technical support as well as advance device replacement. Zebra OneCare Select customers benefit from an included set of standard periodic reports. Also, our cloud-based visibility service option, powered by our Asset Visibility Platform, helps users better manage assets and enhance productivity with the location, condition and usage patterns of the LinkOS network-enabled printers.

Zebra OneCare Premier Support Service, our highest level of service, delivers a truly differentiated service experience. Customers choose the features they need to maximize process throughput and simplify the operation. Our solution experts will customize printer settings and software, integrate third-party software and peripherals, and perform advanced diagnostics to meet business needs.


Printronix’s T8000 Next Generation of Industrial Printers

Posted June 24, 2015

Printronix T8000 Thermal Barcode Label PrinterPrintronix has announced the release of the T8000 Thermal Printer series, a new lineup of high-end thermal printers. With unmatched industrial performance, ease-of-use, and ability to print 100% scannable barcodes, the T8000 exceeds the requirements of the most demanding operations in manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and retail distribution.

“The T8000 is another major milestone in our thermal product portfolio development. Based on our innovative architecture, it demonstrates unsurpassable processing power and print speed with uncompromised quality,” said Andrew Kim, Printronix Sr. Product Manager.

T8000 Offers Industry-First Solutions for Supply Chain Environments

Building on the legacy of providing unique solutions that solve supply chain problems, Printronix designed the T8000 with several industry-first features:

  • Coolest in the Industry. Designed with fan-less ventilation and new intelligent printhead heat management, the T8000 provides reliable performance in sub-zero environments. Operating in environments as cold as -5°C for direct thermal and 5°C for thermal transfer application without a heated enclosure, provides cold supply chain customers recognizable performance and cost savings.
  • PostScript/PDF Printing. The T8000 marks history by offering seamless connectivity to ERP & WMS systems via direct printing of PostScript and PDF applications. With both 203 and 300 DPI support and 35 different fonts embedded, the T8000 integrates easily with ERP systems like SAP to print your label perfectly without any custom driver installation. “I am also particularly excited to introduce customers to the first thermal barcode printer offering easy and seamless connectivity to PostScript and PDF files, making T8000 a true plug-n-play in all ERP systems. Applications traditionally printed on laser or inkjet printers can now be done on a more reliable thermal platform,” said Kim.
  • Easy to Use. New 3.4” high-resolution color screen will display intuitive printer setup & print quality configuration wizards, coupled with QR codes to reference how-to videos and resources online to make the T8000 extremely easy to operate. The Quick Change Memory Card (QCMC) stores the unique printer configuration and network settings allowing for easier installation and configuration of new printers.
  • Enterprise Performance. Designed with a high-power ARM A9 processor, 512MB RAM and 128MB flash memory, the T8000 can print high quality large complex labels with speeds up to 14 IPS. The T8000 also is equipped with Printronix’ PrintNet Enterprise for remote management that allows users to configure and monitor printers across a global enterprise.
  • Industrial Grade. Keeping with tradition, Printronix has built the T8000 with the same rugged and reliable design that customers have come to expect over the past 40 years. In addition, Printronix is committed to protecting the environment by manufacturing the T8000 to be Energy Star compliant.

Produce High Quality 100% Scannable Barcode Every Time

Printronix offers an exclusive ability to produce 100% readable and verified barcodes by offering the T8000 with the optional Online Data Validator (ODV). By eliminating bad barcodes in your supply chain, customers can improve productivity while reducing chargeback fines.

“Having quality barcodes in your supply chain is critical to operating proficiently in a global commerce,” said Plamen Petkov, Printronix Thermal Products General Manager. “The T8000 delivers on this need by utilizing ODV to ensure every label printed is of quality, and if not, strikes the label out and automatically re-prints a new one.”


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