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Zebra’s TC8000 Improves Excel Logistics Operations

Posted February 1, 2016

The new Zebra TC8000 continues to impress users across all types of warehouse applications. See how Exel Logistics, a division of DHL, have come to improve daily operations with the TC8000 especially with new employees due to the TC8000’s intuitive and familiar design.


Honeywell Forms Global Strategic Alliance With NCR Corporation

Posted January 20, 2016

Honeywell has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with NCR Corporation to form a global strategic alliance to develop new service solutions combining the core competencies of both firms in support of the retail, supply chain and government sectors.

Customers will benefit from future hardware and software solutions resulting from the collaboration of the two firm’s capabilities, intellectual property and resources.

The alliance will focus on delivering technology solutions to customers in key sectors, including: retail point-of-sale, supply chain distribution, public sector and federal government information services. With this partnership, Honeywell and NCR will collaborate in markets in North America and Europe and will also evaluate opportunities in high growth regions such as India.
“This alliance brings together two global firms with complementary service offerings in the retail market,” said John Waldron, president, Honeywell Sensing and Productivity Solutions. “Our customers need new technology solutions to become more efficient and deliver a better in-store shopping experience to boost profitability. Honeywell has a long history of working with NCR, and I am pleased to strengthen our strategic relationship globally.”

“We are looking forward to working with Honeywell as we continue to help retailers navigate from omni-channel to omni-commerce and prepare for the Internet of Things,” said Michael Bayer, president, Retail Solutions, NCR. “We will continue to drive a frictionless customer experience across all consumer touchpoints and the retail supply chain.”

Honeywell brings to the alliance its core competencies in data capture technologies, distributed smart printing solutions, and wireless mobility computing platforms, while NCR leverages its software and hardware expertise in consumer transaction technologies. NCR’s solutions enable more than 550 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology and small business.


Zebra Mobile Computers Improve Repair an Maintenance Quality at Severastal’s Steel Mills

Posted January 15, 2016

Severstal, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated mining and steel companies, has implemented a comprehensive solution to improve its quality assurance in repair and maintenance of plant assets with the help of Zebra’s MC75 and TC70 mobile computers. As of today, the project spans across Severstal’s facilities in Cherepovets, St. Petersburg and Balakovo, with 3,000 users.

Severstal needed to reduce the work time of technical experts in its factories, while simultaneously increasing the effectiveness of fault monitoring and swift issue response.  Zebra’s enterprise-class mobile computers, which are designed to operate in industrial facilities, meet the level of performance and reliability required by Severstal. After the successful completion of the pilot phase using 50 MC75 HF mobile computers, the amount of equipment downtime caused by poor maintenance was reduced in many cases by several times. As a result, the project was scaled up, and over 1000 TC70 units were implemented.

Furthermore, mobile device deployment has reduced the amount of time spent working on auxiliary IT systems: workflows are optimized, performance discipline heightened and the quality of data needed to analyze the efficiency of maintenance and repairs has improved, even as the volume increases.


Dolphin CT50: Real-Time Connectivity and Industry-Leading Data Capture

Posted November 9, 2015

Honeywell’s mobile workforce designed Dolphin CT50 mobile computer is a sleek, intuitive, reliable and easy-to-use hand-held device that gives enterprises the reliability of anywhere, anytime real-time connectivity to business-critical applications and data capture capabilities to maximize efficiency.

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.


Honeywell’s Captuvo SL42 for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Posted October 9, 2015

For enterprises looking to extend the capabilities of Apple’s latest consumer-preferred devices, Honeywell has released the new Captuvo SL42 for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  Designed to transform the popular smartphone into an enterprise-ready solution, the Captuvo SL42 for Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus targets mobile frontline workers who require real-time connectivity to business-critical applications and superior barcode scanning performance to improve productivity and better serve customers whether in the office, on the road, or in the field.

The Captuvo SL42 for Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus quickly and accurately focuses, illuminates, and reads hundreds of barcodes per shift, even when they are damaged, poorly printed, or on a mobile screen. The Captuvo SL42 for Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus was built to withstand the demands of work in the field with rugged specifications that extend the lifecycle of the smartphone and eliminate the more frequent replacements required for consumer devices alone.

Ket Features

  • Second-to-None Scanning: Increases productivity and throughput with an integrated and easy-to-use imager that provides aggressive scanning of linear and 2D bar codes.
  • Protective Housing: Provides added durability to the iPhone, resulting in a solution that is expected to lower the failure rate of customers using competitors’ sleds by as much as 80%.
  • Optional Security Mechanism: Secures the Apple iPhone in the sled via unique screws, improving overall durability while reducing the likelihood of theft of the iPhone.
  • EasyDL: Reduces transaction time by 95% by automatically parsing bar code data found on government issued identification cards for age verification of automatic electronic form population for loyalty, membership or credit applications.
  • Powers iPhone: Provides additional power to the iPhone ensuring maximum uptime.

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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Honeywell Captuvo SL42 for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Posted August 14, 2015

For enterprises looking to extend the capabilities of Apple’s latest consumer-preferred devices, Honeywell has announced the availability of the Captuvo SL42 for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Designed to transform the popular smartphone into an enterprise-ready solution, the Captuvo SL42 targets mobile frontline workers who require real-time connectivity to business-critical applications and superior barcode scanning performance to improve productivity and better serve customers whether in the office, on the road, or in the field.

The Captuvo SL42 was built to withstand the demands of work in the field with rugged specifications that extend the lifecycle of the smartphone and eliminate the more frequent replacements required for consumer devices alone. Plus, Captuvo SL42 extends the battery life of the smartphone with the capacity to last a full shift and beyond. The ability to quickly replace the battery ensures mobile users do not lose valuable time servicing customers when a device is out of service for charging.

Honeywell’s Captuvo SL42 series is the right solution to help enterprises reduce device acquisition costs, empower employees, increase productivity, reduce downtime and improve the customer experience.


Zebra’s MC40-HC Now Available with Android KitKat 4.4.2

Posted August 6, 2015

Motorola MC40-HC Handheld ComputersZebra’s popular healthcare-ready MC40-HC mobile computer will soon be available with the robust Android KitKat 4.4.2 operating system. Get a true enterprise mobile experience on a rugged, user-friendly device with the updated MC40-HC.

In hospitals and clinics, mobile computers help nurses and lab technicians improve the quality of patient care and save lives by providing instant access to a wealth of business-critical information: real-time lab results, a change in a patient’s condition, or verification of the ‘5 rights’ of medication administration at a patient’s bedside. Mobility also helps healthcare organizations comply with government and health industry regulations, such as Stage 2 Meaningful Use and JCAHO, without tasking an already overburdened nursing staff and creating additional paperwork that would further reduce time spent caring for patients.

Healthcare staff members get the most benefit when they have the latest in mobile technology. A device that is as fun and easy to use as their own smartphone ensures regular use and integration into the existing working environment. An enterprise-class feature set, from data capture and security to manageability and dependably robust wireless connections, makes the MC40-HC an indispensable tool: Android, the most popular mobile operating system in the world; world-class enterprise data capture capabilities; and Extensions (Mx) from Zebra, which adds enterprise-required features that are missing from standard Android.

For more information or to pre-order the new MC40-HC, contact one of our mobility experts at Barcode Discount.


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 Software Update for the MC67 Android

Posted April 8, 2015

Motorola MC67 Handheld ComputersZebra introduced the MC67NA Android version in February 2014 that brought to market a premium 4G/HSPA rugged EDA in a field proven form factor that is easy to use and easy to carry for converged voice and data applications inside and outside the enterprise.

As outlined in previously releases, the MC67NA Android configurations utilize a 3.5” VGA color display which is facing an end-of-life situation. To ensure a robust supply chain, the MC67 Android configurations are transitioning to a new 3.5” VGA color display. Users will experience no change in quality with the new display being brighter (900 NITs maximum).

In addition to the new display, a new Operating System will be released which supports the new display as well as fixes and enhancements including but not limited to:

  • Additional accessory support (TRG5500, RS507, CRD5501-1000XR)
  • Localized keypad support
  • Internal memory partition
  • ETSI compliance version of WLAN software

Zebra highly recommends that customers use Build Number 01-4AJ11-J-2100-0001-00-M1-030515 as their baseline OS going forward. The new Build Number will also become the baseline OS used by service for devices going through the repair process.

For assistance identifying and updating your MC67, contact us at Barcode Discount.

 


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