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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DataGear’s in Canada

Here are a few antenna mounts we designed that were installed in Canada. These mounts are over 110 feet in the air. View the original post.

Zebra’s New ZT200 Series Printers

Zebra has recently announced the release of the new ZT200 mid-range printer series with a new print mechanism design and precision adjustment controls for long-lasting performance. Features of the new ZT200 printers include:

  • Compact footprint and streamlined design – the ZT200 printers are 25% smaller than the S4M, allowing them to more easily fit into confined areas
  • Parallel, 10/100 Ethernet, and 802.11b/g/n connectivity options
  • Icon-based status LED’s for more visible printer status
  • Side-loading design eliminates the complication of threading supplies
  • Color-coded cues for loading ribbon and printer media
  • Easy, tool-free platen and printhead removal for cleaning and replacement
  • Interchangeable connectivity options for quick changes and upgrades

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New ZoneFlex APs and Beamflex from Ruckus

Ruckus recently announced the launch of two new access points, the 7982 and the 7321. Discover the features of these new wireless APs below:

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Code d’Urgence: France Develops QR Codes that Could Save Lives

A company in Le Mans, France (in the 72nd département, Sarthe) recently developed a QR code that could save lives, the Code D’Urgence. These QR codes securely store one’s medical history and emergency contact information so that in the case of an emergency, medical professionals have instant access to the information they need.

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Toshiba’s New Scanner

At first glance, this new development in scanning technology seems to eliminate the need for barcode and RFID, but is the new Toshiba scanner really the end of barcodes?

By using food recognition technology, the new Toshiba scanners cut down time in a checkout line by eliminating manual food code entry. The scanners recognize food by pattern and color, and they are particularly useful for produce. Fruits and vegetables are not typically barcoded at the item level, and so, employees have to add the items by entering codes. If the employee does not have all the codes memorized (which can be quite the extensive list), this can be cumbersome and timely. The new Toshiba scanners were created to resolve these issues by eliminating the code entry process and cut down on delays as a result.

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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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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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Honeywell Showcases New Products at NRF

Honeywell recently introduced its new scanning and mobility products at NRF 2012: the Stratos 2700 hybrid bioptic scanner; the Optimus 5900 RFID mobile computer; and Remote MasterMind 3.0, the “first integrated mobility and scanning remote device management solution.”

The 101st National Retail Federation (NRF) Annual Expo in NYC, New York saw the release of many new products including Honeywell’s new scanner, computer and device management solution.

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