The Ultimate Combo for Rugged Environments Pt 1 – TC8000

The new Zebra TC8000 Mobile Computer Series will revolutionize your manufacturing and warehouse floor productivity. How will this mobile computer increase your workforce performance?    Reduce Wrist Motion by 55% Eliminate the need for workers to tilt repeatedly      Up to 15% muscle exertion reduction      Increase keyboarding speed by 40% With the intuitive…

Technology at the Grocery Store

Before I started this job, waiting in line at the grocery store was a boring task, to say the least. I never had the slightest idea about the different kinds of technology that were required to make the mundane task of scanning groceries work efficiently. Now, every time I go through the line, I can’t…

What does Presentation Mode Mean on a Barcode Scanner?

No, this has nothing to do with the mental state you go into before stepping in front of a group of your peers to give a lecture. The presentation mode I will be covering is one of the most helpful features found on some handheld scanners. So what is presentation mode?  Presentation mode allows you…

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…