Mobility Equals Profitability in Your Warehouse

If your warehouse operation is still wired into printers, it’s time to pull the plug. Mobile printing applications deliver dramatic ROI when they replace labor-intensive systems that are riddled with inefficiencies. Printing at the point of use saves time and increases label accuracy throughout the operation. Here are just a few ways mobility offers increased productivity and accuracy:

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There’s No Reason to Dread Upgrading Your Data System and Equipment

Making the decision to upgrade your data management system isn’t always fun or easy, so we’d like to help you through the decision-making process and give you the tools to decide whether you REALLY need to upgrade or not. Repair and maintenance contracts are sometimes an affordable alternative to making that big step, but can upgrading your equipment save you money in the long run?

Click here to find out more about upgrading your data collection equipment.Think of your data collections system as a car – is it costing you more to get it repaired (and causing you inconvenience due to downtime) than it would be to just go out and get a new one? Does your wireless data collection hardware still perform its required tasks?  Before making any decisions on whether or not to upgrade your data system ask yourself these questions:

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Utilize the Equity in Your Printer Investment

Is your current printing solution only a partial solution? Has volume increased, requiring faster output? Do you need something capable of higher print quality?

Technology is steadily advancing and the latest improvements might just be the answer to better quality, less waste, more productivity, and many other benefits.

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Intermec Announces the new PC23d Desktop Printer

Intermec recently announced the release of the new PC23d 2 in. direct thermal desktop printer. The features of this new printer include:

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Motorola Unveils the DS3500-ER Series Scanners

Early February Motorola unveiled the new DS3500-ER Series of scanners, a family of barcode scanners comparable to the LS3408-ER scanners.  With both near and far scanning as well as 1D and 2D barcode reading capabilities, the DS3500-ER is an ideal data collection solution for warehousing as well as many other industries.

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Laser vs. Image Barcode Scanners

Deciding which type of barcode scanner  to select, whether a laser or digital imager, can be a difficult decision without a good understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each type.  Both laser scanning and image readers can be effective technologies for their appropriate applications and determining which scanner best meets your needs can be more easily made with a better understanding of the features of each of these types of scanners.

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The SG20 Barcode Scanner from Intermec

Intermec recently announced the release of the SG20 family of barcode scanners with highly responsive 1D and 2D scanning technologies.   Its features include 50 times greater motion tolerance than competitive scanners, either Bluetooth cordless or corded connectivity, a large multi-color LED light,  and omnidirectional scanning.

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How to Calculate ROI (Return on Investment) for RFID

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has proven its ability to increase efficiency in supply chain visibility for manufacturers and distributors in a diverse range of industries. Here are just a few ways RFID can help your business’ efficiency:

  • Tightens inventory control
  • Eliminates manual track and trace
  • Reduces warehouse theft

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Motorola’s NX 4500/6500 Integrated Services Platform

The new NX 4500/6500 integrated services platform by Motorola gives users the ability to perform a variety of functions with a single device.  Instead of needing multiple devices to manage data and mobile voice services, businesses can now perform all the same functions with this single interface.

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Things You Need to Know About Thermal Printers

If you are printing either bar code labels in your warehouse or receipt tickets at your gates for trucks coming into your yard, you are very likely using a thermal printer.

There are two types of thermal printers: thermal transfer and direct thermal. With thermal transfer, a print-head applies heat to a ribbon which transfers ink to the media. On the other hand, direct thermal printing uses heat sensitive media that blackens when passing under the print-head.

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