TracerPlus just might be your Mobile Data Solution

If you were to call us here at L-Tron and have a need for a solution ranging from Asset Tracking to Field Service, there is a good chance that we might point you to TracerPlus as the answer to your needs. TracerPlus is a software solution that allows for the easy creation, modification, and deployment…

5 Reasons Why a Package Tracking Solution Might Be Right For You

Whether you’re tracking packages for your campus or delivering dry cleaning clothes for customers, the challenges faced can be quite similar. In these types of settings, not being able to tell customers where items are – or flat out losing them – can be detrimental to your success. Here are five reasons why a Package…

Advantech and HDD 411: The Five Main Categories

I have a growing stash of reference materials that I keep at hand, and I find use for at least one item in this collection every workday. Most are in PDF format, and, to make sure that they are indeed “at hand,” I keep them in cloud-based storage that syncs automatically to the drives on…

Mini-ITX Boards for video gaming? Yeah, that’s cool.

My friend the chemistry teacher texted me the other day to share what he considered groundbreaking news: A leading producer of consumer-grade computer components had just introduced a Mini-ITX motherboard specifically designed to meet his grandest video-gamer ambitions. That was indeed big news for the video-gamer community and, while I was genuinely pleased that this…

Of Smartphones and Gaming Enterprises

I spent way too much of last weekend cleaning unmentionable crud out of my Smartphone. No, I didn’t drop it in the toilet. In that case, I’d know whom to blame – me – and the lesson would have been clear: Don’t take your Smartphone into the bathroom! Instead, hidden away in its internal storage,…

RFID and RTLS, What is the Difference?

RFID? RTLS? Are they the same thing? Sure, each acronym has a distinct root meaning, but I still hear and read RFID and RTLS used interchangeably. So, which should we use when? Fortunately, Zebra Technologies has published a white paper, RTLS 101: What It Is and Why You Need It, that distinguishes RTLS from RFID…

End-To-End, Item-level RFID Tracking?

When you’re the largest retailer on the planet, you have the power to direct positive change that benefits entire industries. Such was the case in 2003 when Wal-Mart announced what would eventually become known simply as “the mandate,” a requirement that, by 2006, its major suppliers equip all cases or pallets of products with smart…

IT Takes the Wheel with Remote Device Management

When managing your fleet of scanning devices becomes overwhelming, it’s time to consider remote device management (RDM). For IT administrators, the ability to manage all bar code scanning devices from a single, remote location can be a life saver. For your business, it’s a productivity and profitability enhancer. Let’s face it; scanner management can be…

Zebra Announces Systems Builder

For most of us who’ve been involved in this industry for any length of time, it’s easy to think of Zebra Technologies first as a source for barcode printers. Indeed, the company’s presence in that important industry category is so huge that its wide experience with location solutions is sometimes overshadowed. But, I was reminded…

A Video Introduction to Honeywell’s New Remote MasterMind 3.0

As mobile computing becomes more present in our personal lives and thanks to the increasing proliferation of smartphones and tablets, the integration of these devices into our work environments becomes more and more desirable. That is why I was excited by the announcement in early 2012 of Honeywell’s Remote MasterMind 3.0 (ReM 3.0), which version…