6 Ways to Use Barcodes in Hospitals

One of the biggest changes seen in the healthcare field is the introduction of barcodes in almost every application. Typically seen on a patient’s wristband, hospitals now have barcodes on almost everything, some of which you may have never heard of. Here are 6 Ways to Use Barcodes in a Hospital:  Patient Wristbands o Upon…

I Never Thought I’d Want to Create My Own Barcodes

We all see barcodes on a daily basis. Products in our homes have barcodes on their labels. The clothes we buy have barcoded price tags. Items that arrive on our doorsteps have barcoded shipping labels. The list goes on and on. Yet, no matter how many barcodes we see, most people would never need to…

Decoding Those Business and Data Collection Acronyms

This week, as I was setting up swimming lessons with my son’s coach via email, I typed “ttys” and hit “send.” A few hours later, I received a reply with details of when and where the lessons would take place, followed by a question: “What does ttys mean?” I was temporarily stunned that someone could…

4 Things You Need to Know About Barcode Scanners

1. One Dimensional vs. Two Dimensional Barcode Scanners There are two main categories of barcode scanners, 1D and 2D. One dimensional barcode scanners, or linear barcode scanners, can only scan one dimensional barcodes, including: UPC Code ISBN Code 128 All barcodes consisting of only lines and spaces Barcode scanners that read two dimensional barcodes are…

Keeping your Business Ahead with a 2D Imager

Is customer satisfaction important to you? “Of course,” you say. If you are a member of the retail or hospitality sectors, it is likely that you’ve seen tremendous change over the past decade – both in the way companies are doing business and in the behaviors and expectations of the customer. For instance, a decade…

Skiing with RFID

Getting Rid of the Traditional Ski Lift Ticket It’s cold outside, snowing like crazy, and here you are, at the base of a 13,000 foot mountain ready to be carried to the top by a little chair attached to a cable. The only thing standing in your way is a small piece of paper with a…

4 Barcode Apps that Will Scan that Weight Away

Raise your hand if you’re on some sort of diet or healthy eating regimen now that the holidays are over, like I am. It seems like everyone I know is trying to shed the extra bloat from too many cookies and egg nog. While types of diet vary, one thing remains constant: barcodes can help!…

How to Create a Barcode with Our Barcode Generator

Our Barcode Generator is a wonderful tool that is designed to help you in visualizing your custom barcode solution. Let’s take a closer look at its parts and see how you can use it to generate barcodes in seconds. Watch a [Video]: 1. Barcode Type Our free Barcode Generator allows you to pick from over…

4 Things You Need to Know About Label Printers

I recently published a blog detailing how to select the right barcode label for your application, which you can read here. In this blog, I would like to help guide you in selecting the right Label Printer. I hope this will clear away some of the confusion regarding their features, usability, and durability. Features Direct Thermal vs. Thermal Transfer…