How is ePedigree like PTI?

With the ever present threat of counterfeit prescription drugs intermingling with legitimate drug supplies in the US, California has implemented the ePedigree Law to fight the 34 million counterfeit medicines being used to fill prescriptions (estimate from 2006). The ePedigree Law is not unlike the Produce Traceability Initiative and it shows that maintaining electronic records of a product’s lineage can effectively be maintained using barcode technology. [ . . . ]

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Honeywell Showcases New Products at NRF

Honeywell recently introduced its new scanning and mobility products at NRF 2012: the Stratos 2700 hybrid bioptic scanner; the Optimus 5900 RFID mobile computer; and Remote MasterMind 3.0, the “first integrated mobility and scanning remote device management solution.” [ . . . ]

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Cisco 3600 Series Access Points

Cisco announces the 3600 series apCisco recently launched the new 3600 Series Access Points to improve wireless performance and connectivity with a variety of new features and options. The 3600 AP units have been shipping since November 2011, and have become the company’s “flagship” indoor AP. [ . . . ]

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The Basics of Barcoding

The basics of barcodingThere are two main symbologies for barcoding, 1D and 2D barcodes. A 1D barcode encodes only a few dozen characters that correspond with a reference number in a company’s database, and is often limited in its usefulness. A 2D barcode, on the other hand, encodes significantly more so that the information can be stored within the barcode rather than within a database. These 2D barcodes can store up to 4000 alphanumeric characters such as an item’s serial number, lot information and time stamp. [ . . . ]

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Barcode Scanner Meet Forklift

A barcode scanner after being run over by FokliftBarcode Scanner Meet Forklift. Forklift meet… nevermind!

If you are printing either bar code labels in your warehouse or receipt tickets at your gates for trucks coming into your yard, you are very likely using a thermal printer [ . . . ]

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Preventing “Memory Effect” in your Batteries

How to increase battery life – although this article is written for radio and mobile terminal users, the information in this article may be useful for anyone who utilizes technology with rechargeable batteries. [ . . . ]

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Zebra Announces the New QLn220 Mobile Printer

The Zebra Qln220 label and receipt printerZebra has expanded its QLn mobile printer series to include the new QLn220 two-inch direct thermal mobile printer as part of the third generation of the line. The series will also see the introduction of a four-inch mobile label printer within the next year to meet the application needs of warehouse and T&L markets. [ . . . ]

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Motorola MC2100: An Affordable and Smaller Alternative to the MC9000 Series

Motorola MC2100 mobile barcode scannerMotorola’s Q1-2012 will see the launch of a new rugged entry-class mobile computer – the MC2100 Series – designed for receiving, replenishment, picking, price management, inventory and asset tracking, work-in-progress tracking, returns processing, and parcel/package delivery tracking (Batch mode operation) [ . . . ]

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Motorola’s AP7161 Outdoor 802.11n Mesh Access Point

Motorola's outdoor ap, the APThe launch of Motorola’s Wing 5 has coincided with the release of several new hardware options to support this new wireless solution, one of which, is the AP7161 outdoor 802.11n mesh access point. [ . . . ]

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The Produce Traceability Initiative

Produce TraceabilityPTI requirements and solutions are becoming frequent topics of conversation in the produce industry, but this initiative has yet to be fully adopted due to hesitation regarding cost and the potential complexity attached to meeting the PTI requirements. In this article, I summarize what the Produce Traceability Initiative is, how it is implemented and the benefits of converting to this system of inventory management. [ . . . ]

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The Marketing Advantages of QR Codes

QR codesQR codes are everywhere, and we mean everywhere (they are even on ketchup bottle labels when you go out to a restaurant and they are featured in artwork displayed in galleries). Their presence is undeniable, but the real question is whether or not they are being put to good use. [ . . . ]

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Sato Acquires Argox

Argox was recently acquired by SATO, a barcode printer and labeling/EPC/ RFID products manufacturer. Argox Information Co. Ltd., now a member of SATO Holdings Corporation, will continue to operate as an independent entity, supplying barcode printers, barcode scanners and portable terminals. [ . . . ]

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Datamax-O’Neil Launches the New PrintPAD 99EX

The Datamax O'Neil 99ex printpadWe had the opportunity to test out the new PrintPAD 99EX from Datamax-O’Neil. In this article, I discuss the features of this new mobile printer and the PrintPAD line and my experience testing the unit. If you have questions, please leave them in the comments and I will be happy to answer them! [ . . . ]

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