Scoring Off the Field: RFID and Printing at Stadiums

With the World Cup underway, I have a feeling most of the world is tuned in to Brazil to experience the excitement that only comes around every 4 years. I wouldn’t normally consider myself a fan of soccer, but I found myself watching the second half of the USA vs Portugal game and getting a little…

The Visible Factory of the Future

Zebra Technologies’ recent white paper, The Factory of the Future: A Practical Guide to Harnessing New Value in Manufacturing, is, as its title suggests, a practical guide, and focuses on deploying automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) systems to eliminate waste in manufacturing supply chains.   The paper introduces its topic by citing IDC Manufacturing…

Zebra Technologies will Acquire Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise Business

It’s not every day that one of L-Tron’s technology partners is featured in the mainstream media, but Zebra Technologies’ April 2014 announcement of its proposal to acquire Motorola Solutions’ Enterprise division was big, mainstream news.   Motorola’s Enterprise business focuses on mobile computing, communications and data-capture technologies, while Zebra is best known for its barcode-printing, asset-tracking…

Mobile Printers at the Hip in Retail

It’s easy to adopt old habits and stick with them – especially when they’re a part of a grand process such as checking out customers in a retail setting. For decades, that process consisted of a standalone computer next to a printer, as customers filed through the – sometimes long – lines to checkout. But…

ItemPath: The first Cloud Application For Printing Barcode Labels And Tags

ItemPath is an innovative Cloud-based solution for managing inventory and tracking items, goods and assets. It is designed to be accessible from anywhere via a web browser running on top of any operating system in any Internet-capable device. Sounds simple, right? It is – and it is very simple to use. Unfortunately, ItemPath’s developers found that…

Zebra Technologies’ iMZ-Series BYOD-Ready Printers

Now that smartphone penetration is approaching 70% in the U.S. market, far more of us than not show up at work each day with remarkably capable computing and communication tools already in our pockets. These are also the mobile computing devices with which we are already most familiar. After all, they’re usually the only devices…

Choosing a “Smart” Device for Consumer Transactions in Five Steps

It has become increasingly popular for stores and mobile employees to now use smartphones and/or tablets as an efficient method of completing consumer transactions. This trend is of no surprise based on the estimated number of shipments for tablets and mobile phones in 2013 at just over 2 million! However, with so many smartphone and…

Zebra’s MFWPR-The Path to Peak Supply Chain Performance

International Data Corporation, a worldwide market-analysis provider, estimates current global waste in manufacturing supply chains at $900 billion. Modern supply chains literally involve countless moving targets, each of which must be hit to achieve optimum efficiency. The complexity of delivering on-time, every-time at minimum cost amid constant change can be staggering, if not seemingly impossible….

How Does Barcode Labeling Technology Help The Healthcare Industry?

A new trend in the healthcare industry is for organizations to implement a barcode labeling system to keep track of products. In such tracking applications, barcode labels and scanners go together like immunizations and disease outbreaks. You cannot have one without the other. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control found an efficient solution when it…

Providing A Safety Net For Those Of Us Who Are “Only Human”

For more than 20 years, the same doctor served as my general practitioner, and during those years the medical records he maintained on me were all on paper and grew from a few pages in a single folder to an impressively-thick stack of pages bound in that same folder. He not only knew my medical…