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Datalogic’s New PowerScan 9300 Series Rugged Scanners

Posted January 3, 2017

Datalogic has recently announced the PowerScan 9300 laser scanner series as the newest addition to the renowned PowerScan family of rugged handheld readers.

The PowerScan 9300 offers state-of-the-art laser technology for extra long-range applications.  The rugged mechanical design of the PowerScan 9300 scanners allows them to maintain outstanding reading performances and accuracy when used in the most rugged and demanding settings.  Its ergonomic enclosure is lightweight and well-balanced to ensure optimal operator comfort during scan-intensive operations.

“Datalogic’s PowerScan series is recognized as the world’s top-selling rugged bar code reader,” states Giulio Berzuini, GM Datalogic Handheld Scanners and VP of EMEA Sales.  “We feel the addition of the PowerScan 9300 laser scanners offers our customers versatility, accuracy and a strong ROI for their industrial scanning needs.”

Available models include: the PowerScan PD9300 corded scanner, the PowerScan PBT 9300 scanner with standard Bluetooth® wireless technology and the PowerScan PM9300 scanner with Datalogic’s STAR Cordless System that offers scalable communication from point-to-point applications to networked devices without interference caused by existing wireless solutions (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth).  All models have built-in, multi-interface options including RS-232, Keyboard Wedge, and USB.

Major performance features of the PowerScan 9300 series include:

  • Optics available
    • Standard Range (contact up to 1.0 m / 3.3 ft)
    • Auto Range (20 cm up to 12.5 m / 8 in up to 41.0 ft)
    • Drop resistance 2.0 m / 6.5 ft
    • Datalogic 3GL and loud beeper for good-read feedback
    • Water and Particulate Sealing Rating IP65 (IP64 with display)
    • Operates over a wide range of temperatures -20 – 50 °C / -4 – 158 °F
    • User replaceable Lithium-ion Battery in wireless versions
    • Ethernet connectivity (Standard and Industrial for wireless versions)
    • Three models
      • PowerScan PD9300 scanner – corded
      • PowerScan PBT 9300 scanner
        • Bluetooth 3.0 Class 1 compliant; supports Bluetooth wireless technology SPP and HID profiles
      • PowerScan PM9300 scanner with Datalogic Star Cordless System
        • Basic model – no display
        • With display and 3-key keypad
        • With display and full alphanumeric keypad
      • In-field replaceable window

Zebra 3600 Series Water & Dust Test

Posted October 20, 2016

Zebra’s 3600 Series features the highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications in the industry in order to deliver unstoppable performance.  The 3600 Series have a ruggedized design to handle aggressive environments from falls and rough handling to temperature extremes and contact with water. Regardless of your data capture application, the 3600 series has a model to meet your needs.



Zebra’s 3600 Ultra-Rugged Series Scanners

Posted August 8, 2016

Zebra 3600 Series Barcode ScannersThe 3600 Series offers 6 models, each with a corded and cordless version for a total of 12 scanner options. All models are purpose built from the ground up to combine ultra-rugged durability, superior scanning performance and unrivaled manageability to deliver unstoppable performance. Regardless of your scanning application, the 3600 series has a model to meet and exceed your needs:

  • LI3608-SR / LI3678-SR – Standard Range 1D Linear Imager, Reads off LCD
  • DS3608-SR / DS3678-SR – Standard Range 2D Imager, Reads off LCD, Basic Image capture, LED aimer
  • DS3608-HP / DS3678-HP – Mid Range 2D Imager, Reads off LCD, OCR, Doc Cap, Advanced Image and Signature capture
  • DS3608-HD / DS3678-HD – High Density 2D Imager, Small dense codes Reads off LCD, OCR, Basic image capture
  • DS3608-ER / DS3678-ER – Extended Range (Long Range) 2D Imager, Reads off LCD, OCR, Basic image capture
  • DS3608-DP / DS3678-DP – Custom 2D Imager, Reads HD and Direct Part Mark (DPM) codes, Basic image capture

Key Features

All models feature lightning-fast capture of bar codes printed on a label in virtually any condition, or displayed on a screen, and the ultra-rugged design is practically indestructible — ideal for punishing environments. The 3600 series also couldn’t be easier and less time-consuming to deploy and manage with the included software tools available at no extra charge.

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Zebra’s 3600 Series – Designed for Durability and Reliability

Posted June 21, 2016

When it comes to capturing bar codes in rugged environments like the warehouse or manufacturing plant floor, every second counts—speed and accuracy is directly related to workforce productivity, throughput, and the quality of products and customer service.  Zebra’s new 3600 Ultra-Rugged Scanner Series is the industry’s first ultra-rugged line of corded and cordless industrial handheld scanners that set higher benchmarks for rugged design, scanning performance and manageability.  The result is unstoppable performance, faster-and-farther-than-ever data capture, with unprecedented scanner uptime and a low total cost of ownership.


Which Mobile Operating System is Best for You?

Posted February 29, 2016

Selecting the best rugged mobile solution to support enterprise workflows and applications is anything but simple given the multitude of options available to organizations. With a myriad of choices available comes a certain degree of flexibility and opportunity to leverage corporate strengths while focusing on areas that need improvement/greater efficiency or to further differentiate. Along with the flexibility these options provide, comes the arduous task of evaluating mobility choices and properties associated with them: form factor, operating system, functionality, features, connectivity, security and a line of business (LOB) software solution to guide employees through productive execution of daily tasks.

Organizations have clear, hard requirements of enterprise LOB mobility solutions: 3-5 year product life cycle, security, reliability, support, and a full complement of accessories. All organizations are keenly aware of what downtime means in terms of productivity and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) associated with LOB solutions.

This whitepaper will explore one critical piece of the enterprise mobility selection challenge: Operating Systems with implied development options for enterprise mobility devices.

Introduction

Ruggedized mobile computers have been driving mobility in the workplace for decades. The evolution of platforms embracing new and maturing technologies are creating new markets and opportunities for enhancing user experience, creating efficiencies and improving productivity in the workplace. One of the key factors for the success of mobility in the enterprise has been Microsoft’s embedded platforms providing security, stability and reliability. This whitepaper covers current Microsoft platforms as well as the paradigm shift we are experiencing with Android’s popularity. It will also discuss Datalogic’s mission to actively invest and research the best options and platforms to enhance and guarantee enterprise customers’ mobility success and profitability.

By Microsoft definition, Windows Embedded platforms target specialized devices such as ruggedized mobile computers, ATMs, Kiosks and others. Windows Embedded CE kernel had been at the heart of Windows Embedded CE and Windows Embedded Handheld (Windows Mobile), both targeting specialized rugged handheld devices that are mission critical for line of business (LOB) applications. Windows, on the other hand, focuses on general purpose computing such as PCs, laptops and tablets and targets both enterprise and consumer environments.

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Datalogic PowerScan PM8300 Improves Tracking Processes for King Living

Posted October 27, 2015

Datalogic PowerScan PM8300 Barcode ScannersDavid and Gwen King began designing foam furniture from their home in Australia in 1977, selling the few items they created at the local Paddy’s Market.  Customers really liked the furniture, and year after year this small family business grew and expanded introducing new designs, materials and models.  Today, King Living is a major player in the Australian furniture industry with 14 showrooms and 5 depots across the country.  The company has been recognized with several awards and has been featured at famous events such as Vanity Fair’s Oscars After Party.  King Living attributes its success to the company’s commitment to uniqueness and excellence.  The company always guarantees high quality products with a touch of style.

The Challenge
In order to keep up with demand and ensure customer satisfaction, King Living must have smooth running processes in all aspects of the business, especially regarding product management and tracking.  Therefore, the company wanted to streamline the work flow and started looking for a solution that could provide real-time information on stock levels and locations throughout the warehouse.  It was also essential that the solution be implemented with the least amount of disruption to day-to-day business activities.

The Solution
Datalogic’s partner, BCDS Solutions, an industry leader and specialist in barcode and RFID solutions, suggested using the PowerScan PM8300 rugged industrial scanner from Datalogic with a materials tracking system.  The PowerScan scanner is the smallest and fastest device on the market for this type of application, offering outstanding performance and unyielding reliability.  Its narrow band radio communications with Datalogic’s STAR Cordless System provides the key to increased productivity and flexibility in the workplace.  BCDS took this optimum solution and integrated it to suit the specific needs of King Living.  The company provided a commissioning service so the scanners were ready to use out of the box, along with simplified user instructions.  Once integration was complete, the PowerScan PM8300 scanner went to work.

The PowerScan PM8300 scanners have become invaluable throughout the facility for tracking, identification, and picking purposes.  The device reads the bar code on an item and enters the information into an in-house developed program that manages and tracks it from the production line through the warehouse and on to the customer.  The system shows the last scan of the item so staff can tell customers exactly where it was located.  Using a special label specifically designed for picking, the company makes an instant count of all its items available in real time.  Stock levels, item whereabouts, accountability, product history, and KPI figures are calculated using the PowerScan PM8300 scanners.

Results
Since deploying the PowerScan PM8300 devices with the tracking system, missing items have been reduced from approximately 12 items per day to an average of 2 per day.  The resulting missing items can be attributed mostly to human error.  Picking time for delivery order runs has dropped from 3 hours per truck to 1 hour, 45 minutes.  Other advantages have also been noted with the staff experiencing less stress due to diminished missing items.  The PowerScan PM8300 industrial scanner and tracking system have won the praises of management; managers cannot imagine going back to a system without it.  The system works so well that King Living requires all its partners to use it as well.




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