Lower TCO for Your Thermal Printers

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Keurig Coffee Makers Use RFID to Brew the Perfect Cup

The new Keurig Office coffee maker, the Vue 1200, has a built in RFID reader to determine the type of coffee being brewed and adjusts the settings to match the “built-in” recipe by using the best temperature, airflow and timing for each cup.

Keurig’s latest single cup brewer keeps office workers in mind, providing them with a coffee brewer that that recognizes single beverage packets and brews accordingly. Using RFID technology, the Vue 1200 recognizes the type of packet being put into it (coffee, tea or cocoa) and adjusts its brew settings to match the beverage being served.

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Contest to Create a More Colorful Barcode Scanner

Barcode.com, publisher of The Bar Code News has introduced a contest to inspire innovation in the data capture industry. In attempt to introduce a more colorful alternative to barcode scanners available in endless shades of grey, Barcode.com has opened up a competition to design a more functional and aesthetically pleasing scanner.

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How a Service Contract Can Save You Money

Even with the typical, daily wear and tear on your mobile computing devices, maintenance can be costly, especially with legacy equipment. With an extended warranty or maintenance contract, you can not only help extend the life of your equipment, but save on ongoing maintenance costs and repair. There are a number of reasons to consider a repair plan as opposed to “paying as you go.” Some of these benefits can include:

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DAP Explains IP Ratings Against Water

Last week we posted a video put together by DAP technologies on how IP ratings work in regards to dust. This week, we have video on how IP ratings work against water, one of the most dangerous elements for electronic devices. In the following video, DAP discusses IP ratings and why it is important to use industrial grade devices in rugged environments to ensure greater ROI from your computers.

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DAP Explains IP Ratings Against Dust

Here is a great video that DAP Technologies put together explaining how IP ratings work and why protection against dust is important.

For more information on DAP devices and products, visit our web site.

 

Innovative RFID Applications

In an earlier post, we mentioned the use of RFID wristbands in hospitals and for children in amusement parks, but this latest addition shows the use of RFID wristbands in the entertainment industry and many other potential applications.

Using RFID gives you and your company immediate visibility to information that can help your business flourish. By setting up RFID portals and equipping workers with RFID readers, you can keep track of inventory as it moves around, into and out of your facility, keep immediate track of sales, improved and automated data collection, immediate breakdown of each point’s efficiency and more.

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Considerations When Going Wireless in Your Warehouse

Going wireless in your warehouse, according to NOP World Technology, can increase company productivity by up to 27%. In a survey by Intel, they noted that it only takes 11 minutes of increased productivity per employee per week to pay for the average cost of deploying a wireless system. That’s only about two minutes per day. With quick ROI and improved productivity, it’s no wonder companies are increasingly turning to WLAN as the solution for their warehouses.

If you are thinking about taking your warehouse wireless, the investment can sometimes seem intimidating. So before you take the leap, take a look at this list of the pros and cons of going wireless in your warehouse.

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What Equipment is Needed For A Video Surveillance System

Surveillance systems are no longer created just to “survey,” they are now an important element of any data and asset tracking system. There are several different elements required for the successful implementation of an IP surveillance system beyond the cameras and video management software. Here is a list of the equipment and considerations when designing a camera system.

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Things to Consider When Choosing a Vehicle Mount for Your Mobile Devices

In order to properly determine what equipment you will need to  mount your mobile device, there are several factors that should be considered. These include:

  • The make/model/year of the vehicle in which the device will be mounted
  • The type of seats in the vehicle
  • Is the shifter on the floor or in the steering column?
  • What type/model of equipment is being mounted?
  • Is drilling desired or allowed in the vehicle?

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