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  • Traditional laser scanners have fallen somewhat out of favor in certain applications now that imaging-based scanners have grown in popularity due to their ability to read 2D codes and direct part marks. But don’t write off the venerable, laser-based linear barcode scanner yet – there are still plenty of use cases in the supply chain […] The post 7 Reasons Not to Rule Out Laser Scanners appeared fi...

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  • Tablet computers created a splash in the consumer technology market, displacing laptops  for many users. Tablet growth slowed to a crawl a few years ago, but while consumer tablets are losing ground, rugged tablets have continued to expand their market share. In fact, according to VDC, the rugged tablet market is expected to expand from […] The post 5 Considerations When Selecting a Rugged Tablet ...

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  • Label printers are now available from a wide variety of manufacturers, which may seem like a benefit by expanding the field of options, but it has actually made it more challenging to find the right printer for a given application. For organizations that need a desktop industrial printer for generating durable, high-quality labels, many of […] The post 5 Features Your Desktop Industrial Printer Mu...

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  • Mobile technology changes and advances rapidly. Consumer mobile devices are often updated and replaced on an annual basis. In the warehouse, however, where rugged mobile devices are more expensive and designed for use over several years, that type of refresh cycle is impossible. As a result, new software application capabilities and other advancements can leave […] The post How to Select Future-Pr...

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  • As more warehouses transition from traditional Windows-based mobile platforms to the Android operating systems, the use of touchscreens in the warehouse has also increased. However, many legacy applications are not yet updated to support a touchscreen interface. In those applications, a keypad is still a necessity. To overcome the challenges created by a mixed environment […] The post A Product Ov...

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  • Mobile computers, barcode scanners, and label printers are a critical information link in the warehouse and across the supply chain. Without these mobile tools, it would be impossible to provide accurate, timely information about inventory locations and shipment status, both internally and with customers and suppliers. When mobile devices fail, the consequences can be severe. […] The post 7 Device...

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  • Warehouses with automation systems do a very good job of tracking the inventory that they receive from suppliers and that they ship out to customers. Using a mix of barcode labels, warehouse management software, RFID tags, and other technologies, they can generate real-time location information that will ensure stock can be shipped on time. When […] The post Why Asset Tracking is Critical to Your ...

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  • The power of the internet and mobile computing has enabled businesses to find efficiencies in ways that were previously never possible. This has created high demand for ever-faster mobile internet speeds, pushing wireless carriers to make plans for an even faster 5G network. With this faster service available, will it mean a 3G network shutdown? […] The post Are You Ready to Navigate the Verizon 3...

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  • Major enterprises are facing a new critical decision: how to prepare their handheld devices for a major operating system (OS) transition. Microsoft has been gradually ending support for Windows CE and Windows Embedded Handheld. What does Windows end of life mean exactly? Well, it means that devices running these operating systems will no longer receive […] The post How to Prepare for Windows CE an...

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  • If you are a warehouse operator looking for a new mobile computing solution, the breadth of the mobile device market can be daunting. What used to be a fairly limited selection of brick-like rugged handheld computers has exploded into a multitude of rugged and semi-rugged tablets, handhelds, and smartphones with a seemingly infinite array of […] The post The Warehouse Operator’s Ultimate Guide for...

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  • New inkjet color label printers are an affordable and flexible solution that can help companies bring their color label operations in house, saving money and reducing downtime. Product labeling demands more flexibility than ever before. New products are introduced with a much higher frequency, and changing regulatory requirements for goods like food, beverages, or medical […] The post 9 Benefits o...

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  • As good as warehouse employees are at their jobs, wouldn’t any manager want to help them be even better? A vehicle mounted computer can enable your forklift and equipment operators to reduce errors, locate and move products faster, and increase their productivity, all without having to move from the driver’s seat. Here are three ways […] The post 3 Ways Vehicle Mounted Computers Boost Worker Produ...

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  • Your business is built on your ability to provide on-time delivery, excellent customer service and a stellar safety record. Real-time route optimization solutions give you the tools you need to automate many management, record-keeping, and regulatory compliance tasks so you can achieve those goals more easily and efficiently. By combining RFID, GPS, real time location […] The post How Real-Time Ro...

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  • If your business currently uses consumer-based mobile computer devices such as tablets, PCs or smartphones for shipping and inventory control, you may find that productivity and efficiency in your operations are less than stellar. Barcode label reading errors and shipment delays caused by using technology that isn’t designed for your environment can hurt your bottom […] The post 3 Benefits of Indu...

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  • Inefficient productivity and supply chain waste leads to lost profits for warehouse owners and operators. The problem is compounded when you use technology not capable of doing the job. Improve your production process and return to a more profitable business trend with these three must-have solutions. Ultra-Rugged Mobile Computer Storage and shipping facilities can be […] The post 3 Must-Have Solu...

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  • Production disruptions hurt your bottom line. Shipping and inventory control for your warehouse or distribution center hinges on having the best processes and tools in place that keep your operation running smoothly — without disruption or downtime. Equipping your warehouse with vehicle mounted computers, like Honeywell’s Thor VM3, can help keep your processes moving efficiently. […] The post 5 Ti...

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  • Understanding the differences between the two general classes of barcode scanning technology — 1D and 2D — will go a long way in helping you to evaluate the benefits that each offers your business. Here are some frequently asked questions about barcode scanning technology options and the answers you need. Q: What is a 1D […] The post FAQs About 1D vs. 2D Barcode Scanning Technology appeared first ...

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  • The fast, accurate data collection that 2D imagers can provide can be critical for successful distribution center operations. Accurate, real-time inventory counts make it possible to fulfill orders quickly and improve customer satisfaction. For distribution centers that supply retail, grocery, restaurant, or other consumer-facing businesses, seasons with high demand — like the busy holiday shoppin...

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  • Since the 1980s, Windows OS has been the unmatched leader in commercial business and industrial sectors around the world. As we approach the third decade of the 21st century, this is no longer the case for Microsoft’s Windows operating system. The Android OS has recently claimed the title of most popular mobile OS across the […] The post How to Choose the Best Operating System for Your Mobile Comp...

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  • It’s a fact. Your business simply cannot afford any downtime when a printer issue or failure presents itself. When you are unable to print barcode labels or tags, the impact on productivity creates a domino effect that disrupts your entire supply chain. All at once, your product packaging is delayed and there is nothing that […] The post 5 Reasons to Choose a Partner Well-Versed in Zebra Printer R...

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  • Without doubt, your barcode printer operation is vital to your business. Not only does the printer need to work flawlessly during daily operations, the labels and print media you use must also be of the best quality. Often times, you may consider purchasing cheaper printer supplies to lower costs, but you run the risk of […] The post How the Right Printer Supplies will Increase the Life of Your Pr...

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  • Efficient production processes across the board are the key to making a profit.  So you expect — and need — your barcode printers to run smoothly and efficiently without question. However, nothing can ruin your day more than a printhead failure. Suddenly your process grinds to a halt. As a business owner or manager, it […] The post 4 Ways Proper Printer Maintenance Decreases Downtime appeared firs...

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  • How much more could your business accomplish if you could gain an extra hour of productivity per worker, per day? The key to achieving that goal is as simple as choosing the right mobile computer for your applications. The latest generation of mobile computers, such as the Zebra TC8000, can decrease downtime and warehouse waste […] The post How the Right Mobile Computer Boosts Staff Efficiency and...

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  • Advances in technology can make the decision to upgrade your mobile computers an easy one. But when you decide your business can benefit from new features and functions, how do you then select the best model from all available choices? To find the right mobile computer that will boost productivity and efficiency, minimize downtime and […] The post 5 Points for Choosing the Best Mobile Computer for...

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  • In 2017, competition in the supply chain will require companies to ship faster, more accurately, and at a lower cost. If you want your supply chain operation to be successful, pay attention to these three critical warehousing trends for the remainder of the year: Inventory Reduction To stay competitive, companies must be able to to […] The post The Top 3 Supply Chain and Warehousing Trends of 2017...

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  • As companies continuously push to improve the efficiency of their warehouse operations, warehouse safety has also increased in importance. Warehouses want to find ways to do more (and do it better) with less manual effort. However, increasing the velocity of the warehouse shouldn’t increase risk. Below are three ways to improve warehouse safety for workers […] The post 3 Ways to Improve Warehouse ...

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  • Not all barcode scanners are alike. Choosing a barcode scanner for an enterprise application requires examining not only the technology used in the scanner, but also how that technology will serve your application. Below we’ve outlined four key decision areas for choosing a barcode scanner. While every application is different, these are some of the […] The post 4 Tips for Choosing a Barcode Scann...

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  • In Part One of our discussion on how to eliminate unreadable barcode issues, we discussed some common causes of poor readability — including low contrast, quite zone violations, and damaged/distorted codes — as well as a number of solutions. As noted, it’s important to ensure your printers are well maintained and that you are using […] The post How to Eliminate Unreadable Barcode Issues (Part 2) a...