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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Motorola Acquires Psion in Cash Offer

On June 15, 2012 Motorola announced that it recently acquired Psion Plc. in a cash offer which will be fully completed during the fourth quarter of 2012. Under these new terms, Psion will join the Motorola Solutions portfolio as part of their mobile computing products, services and solutions.

Until the agreement is completed, Motorola and Psion will continue to operate as two separate companies, and once Psion has fully joined Motorola, every effort to maintain its “core DNA” will be made.

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