Tablet Computing and Enterprise Mobility – 3 Tips in 2012


Enterprises and SMBs alike are becoming more mobile and their users becoming more demanding. Businesses are turning to new solutions and adopting technology such as tablets with the same intensity and appetite of consumers. Since Apple’s iPad debuted in January 2010, the integration of tablet devices in the workplace has progressed rapidly. We want to highlight 3 [...]

4 Ways Barcode Solutions Benefits Profitability


1. Improved Data Accuracy Data hygiene is the single most common reason companies list for implementing a barcode system. This is because quality, coherent data is most often the backbone of operations and sales. Data entry enables a company to produce accurate reports and forecasts based on informed analysis and actionable conclusions. Considering the critical [...]

Rugged Mobile Devices v. Consumer Electronics


Recently, PC world released an article describing an in house iPad stress test they conducted. This inspired me to write this post on the importance of researching IP Ratings and Drop Tests in relation to enterprise mobility solutions such as tablet computing. For the majority of our customers in the manufacturing, fabrication, construction, field service and logistics [...]

Steps to Selecting an ID Card Printer


There is increased interest in ID systems that automate security access, labor reporting, and government facility access as well as customer loyalty cards and memberships.   It’s important to regard this as an “ID System”, rather than just another printer.  For example, Who will operate the card printing system? Which department will “own” the deployment of [...]

Smart Printing: Print Barcode Labels and Receipts without a Computer


Typically when a company implements a barcode printing solution, it consists of a computer (either stand-alone or on a network), software, and the printer itself (table-top or mobile).  Smart printers, however, take advantage of the memory and processing power of the printer to run independent print operations without the need for a computer.  Reduce IT [...]

Increase Productivity with Hand-free Barcode Scanner


The Challange Pick up the scanner, scan label, put down scanner, stack or pack.  The additional motions take time and slow down productivity in warehouse, manufacturing and retail environments. The Solution One way to combat this time drain is to implement the use of “wearable” scanners. The 8650 Ring Scanner from LXE/Honeywell is a battery-powered Bluetooth [...]

Label Stuck in Your Barcode Printer? What Not To Do!


One of the most common and frustrating problems that occurs when you are printing bar code labels is when the label peels off the backing and sticks to the printer – usually either the platen or the printhead. I know your first inclination is to scrape it off and keep printing. Don’t do that!  2 thing you should [...]

Getting a Capital Purchase Approved for a Cost Center


The most important thing to remember when submitting a proposal for new equipment or software is to present your Business Case.  In other words, how is this investment going to help your company’s bottom line?  Will it save money by reducing costs or by increasing revenue – or, ideally, both! Profit Centers vs.Cost Centers A [...]

I Need to Order a New Barcode Printer. What Questions Do I Ask?


This happens to us all the time – we get a call from a company who needs a new barcode printer.  It may be a replacement of an existing printer or a brand new printer for a new application.  In either case there are some fundamental questions that we ask. Do you need Direct Thermal [...]

Which Barcode Printer Should I Buy?


You’ve been told to (or decided to) purchase a barcode printer.  What no one told you is how many choices there are these days.  So how do you know which one will work the best for your application as well as give you the best value?  It comes down to two parameters:  Features and Duty-cycle. [...]