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Code’s CR900FD, CR1000, and CR1400 Plug&Play Functionality

Posted September 22, 2015

Code’s CR series (CR900FD, CR1000, CR1400) are some of industry’s easiest scanners to use right out of the box.  For accurate and reliable 2D scanning that is a breeze to use, you can’t go wrong with Code Scanners.


Zebra’s Newest Wireless Controller the NX-5500

Posted September 17, 2015

Zebra NX-5500e Wireless ControllersZebra has announced the launch of NX-5500 Services Platform. The NX-5500 brings next generation in WLAN speed, security, reliability and flexibility to the midsize enterprise, providing comprehensive management and control of up to 512 Access Points and network devices through a single pane of glass. With the NX-5500, all network infrastructure is empowered with the intelligence to make the best routing decisions, you get maximum speed and throughput — the congestion and latency associated with routing traffic through a centralized controller is eliminated.

A highly cost-effective platform for
 optimized WLAN performance


The NX-5500 multi-core networking platform supports up to 512 access points, well suited for small to mid-sized deployments. Its rich set of integrated services
 — including router, firewall, VPN, AAA/Radius server and DHCP/DNS server — eliminates the need for any additional hardware without compromising system performance. The integrated application visibility engine (AVC) provides the necessary intelligence to identify, categorize and filter/block/control network bandwidth usage based on your business needs.

Centralized Management and control from
 the NOC through NX / VX


The network of distributed, multi-network NX 5500 deployments can be controlled and managed at the NOC through your NX9XXX/NX75XX/VX9000 — giving you a single-pane-of management for easy provisioning and day-to-day monitoring and troubleshooting of your entire WLAN infrastructure. The NX-5500 will be launched with the WING 5.8 release.


Honeywell’s New Dolphin CT50 Enterprise Mobile Device

Posted September 15, 2015

Honeywell Dolphin CT50 Handheld ComputersFor enterprises that require anywhere, anytime real-time connectivity to business-critical applications and data capture capabilities to maximize efficiency and serve customers more effectively, the Dolphin CT50 is Honeywell’s most advanced enterprise-ready 4G/LTE mobile computer. With support for either Windows or Android operating systems, the CT50 targets highly mobile frontline employees in scan-intensive workflows such as on-demand delivery, field service, and customer engagement who require a truly mobile office with the modern conveniences of an all-touch smartphone and the highest degree of future-proofing to speed business agility and lower total cost of ownership.

With the CT50, network connectivity is no longer a barrier to the benefits of high performance mobile applications. The CT50 is designed to support the most advanced connected mobile user experiences, facilitating large file transfers, video streaming, and remote access to business applications quickly, so workers can more effectively manage a wide variety of tasks throughout the sales cycle. Plus, the CT50 offers enough battery life to last a full shift and beyond, keeping mobile workers always connected to crucial information to place orders, check stock, look up order status, or scan items as they are removed for delivery. Optimized for use in field operations, the CT50 offers a vivid 4.7 in. sunlight-readable display with multiple input modes, including speech, stylus, gloved-finger touch, and keypad gestures to save valuable time and minimize data-entry errors.

Frontline employees who need to portray a cutting-edge image to customers can capitalize on the modern all-touch interface offered by the CT50. Featuring a sleek, pocketable design and tested to withstand the rigors of field operations, the CT50 offers a low total cost of ownership and the highest degree of future-proofing. Including a next-generation 2D imager, the CT50 delivers unparalleled data capture performance on linear and 2D barcodes.


Data Breaches: Is your Business at Risk? – Infographic

Posted September 10, 2015

With the upcoming October EMV Compliance deadline more attention is being brought to Point of Sale security for every retail application today. This infographic cover the key concerns and steps you can take to keep safe from the new threats to customer and business data.

 


Case Study: Use Authentic Parts to Safeguard Customers

Posted September 8, 2015

CipherLab 9700 Series Handheld ComputersAre you aware that some aftermarket parts are installed at service centers? These inferior parts may put customers at risk and also jeopardize corporate reputation.

One of the most prestigious automotive companies for heavy-duty vehicles in China runs more than 900 service centers all over the nation. A large variety of replacing parts are required. The service centers fix customers’ vehicles at the front line, while the company manages the parts providers for these service centers. All contract suppliers have been proven that their components comply with standards and regulations to ensure customers’ safety. However, 90 % of service centers are franchised and the operators rely on paper-based process to collect data. It is very difficult for the company to have a snapshot on the inventory levels in a timely manner.

Without automated data management, identifying and collecting a large number of specific parts are very time consuming and ineffective. To begin with, the central office receives all kinds of material requests from respective service centers. When the package arrives at the receiving dock, an operator identifies the package and transfers it to the storage location. A warehouse operator takes delivery and confirms the right parts and quantities before they reach the storage shelves. It takes a long time to do and inevitable labor cost is increased. In addition, the retrieved parts cannot be traced and cross checked before the service is accomplished. During the process, missing data is likely to occur. At the end, discrepancy among receiving, sales and inventory is often seen. What is worse, the lag of data consolidation gives unethical franchised service centers some chances to take aftermarket parts for their own interest.

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The Order and Chaos of Mobile POS – Infographic

Posted September 4, 2015

Finding the right point of sale system is never an easy task. With so many viable options today to use an iPad or other tablet as the central hub of your POS, knowing the advantages and pitfalls of both traditional and mobile systems is key to choosing the right one for your business.

 


Star’s SM-L200 Bluetooth Low Energy Mobile Printer

Posted September 3, 2015

Star SM-L200 Portable Label PrinterStar has announced its new SM-L200 two-inch Bluetooth low energy (BLE 4.0) portable printer, which is the first portable printer currently on the market offering the ability to connect any Apple, iOS BLE compatible device without having to pair to it. With no limitation on the number of devices connected, BLE is the perfect solution for BYOD (bring your own device) environments that does not require any certification or prior authorization from your iOS operating system. In addition to the BLE feature for iOS, the SM-L200 is Bluetooth (3.0/ 4.0) compatible with all operating systems (Windows, Android, and iOS).

Compact and lightweight designed, this two-inch portable printer is perfect for a wide range of applications from queue busting in retail and hospitality to home delivery 58mm wide invoicing.

Key features:

  • 2 Inch Portable Printer
  • Compact and Cost Effective Design
  • Bluetooth low energy and Bluetooth 3.0
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Convenient USB Port for Charging, Set Up, and Firmware Updates
  • Optional 3-Track Magnetic Stripe Reader (ISO 7810/7811/7812 [ISO 1&2&3 and JIS_II])

CipherLabs’s 1862 Bluetooth UHF RFID Handheld Reader

Posted September 1, 2015

CipherLab 1860 series can be adopted as an independent UHF RFID reader or a companion to extend capabilities of existing handheld terminals to UHF RFID reading and writing. The 1860 series is equipped with Bluetooth V4.0 dual mode to pair with handheld terminals, so that users can read UHF RFID tags and 1D/2D barcodes with one hand by simply snapping terminals on its 1860 custom mounts. To fulfill the demands of Retail, Warehousing and Asset Management, the 1860 series can read multiple tags of EPC global UHF Gen 2 and ISO 18000-6C simultaneously from maximum 5 m away, which extremely improve users’ working efficiency. Moreover, the 1860 series is protected by IP64 and 1.5 m drop resistance.


Infographic: Barcode versus RFID Comparison

Posted August 27, 2015

Sure to become one of the age-old battles, choosing between Barcodes or RFID for your tracking needs is no easy task. Both technologies can be used to track almost anything from inventory in a warehouse and company assets to hospital patients but depending on the specifics of your application one may be more effective than the other. Likewise, there is a noticeable cost difference between the two but given the time and labor the technology can save you the return on your investment may be well worth it.

This handy infographic is a great starting point to learn the key differences between Barcodes and RFID to get you closer to a decision. We understand this isn’t always a cut and dry choice so feel free to contact one of our Data Capture specialists for assistance.


How to: Loading Ribbon and Media in the Datamax-O’Neil E-Class

Posted August 18, 2015

The E-Class Mark III is a family of compact desktop thermal printers that are designed for a wide variety of industries and applications that require a reliable and cost effective barcode printer. Datamax-O’Neil applied its industrial printer expertise to provide customers with an entry level printer that has the features and reliability normally found in more expensive printers. The E-Class Mark III is affordable to own, easy to use and economical to operate.


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