Barcoding Inc.

April 16th, 2014

WERC Chicago: Will You Be There?

WERC, the Warehousing Education and Research Council is holding their annual conference for logistics professionals April 27-30 at the Chicago Hyatt Regency.

Barcoding, Inc. will be attending the conference with partners Honeywell, Motorola Solutions, Zebra Technologies, Impinj, and Jamison RFID, conducting interactive demonstrations of RFID via the “Be Connected” RFID Experience. Tom O’Boyle, director of RFID, will also be presenting on passive, low-cost RFID.

The interactive demonstration will allow WERC attendees to test the functionality of a passive RFID system. Each attendee’s conference badge will be scanned and linked to a passive RFID tag, demonstrating how RFID can be used to track and identify items in a warehouse or distribution environment.

Tom O’Boyle’s presentation, “Best Practices for Using Passive, Low-Cost RFID for Improved Asset Trackig,” will take place at 12:15 p.m. on April 28 in the Supplier Presentation Theater.

In addition to the interactive live demonstration and presentation, WERC attendees can also register to join Barcoding experts at the Barcoding Technology Integration Center (TIC) in Addison, Ill., for its inaugural Open House Week, May 6-9. During the open house, attendees can speak with the Barcoding team, test technology, and learn more about passive, active, and hybrid RFID solutions.

For more information regarding the WERC sessions or Open House week, contact Jody Costa.

April 15th, 2014

QR Codes: Will New Features Help them Flourish?

Just as we began to think QR codes were dead, Scanbuy, creators of the QR code scanning platform ScanLife, may have breathed new life into them.

Scanbuy recently introduced a new platform that will allow marketers to easily create unique experiences for consumers. Factors such as operating system of the device used to scan the QR code, consumer location, time of day and the consumer’s loyalty can be factored into templates. In addition, YouTube videos, photo galleries and Google maps can be embedded.

With these new features, it’s hopeful that consumers will see more value in QR codes and start scanning them more often. For marketers, the new platform creates additional opportunities for engagement as well as campaign tracking. Marketers can now track scanning activity, campaign comparisons, demographics, location information and first-time customers.

The additional back-end data, combined with an enhanced user experience, should hopefully give QR codes the attention they deserve.

Do you think QR codes will thrive, or die out? Share your thoughts by commenting on this post, or on our Facebook or twitter pages.

April 14th, 2014

Datalogic SR23 Series

Finding the right barcode labeling solution isn’t always an easy task—there are a lot of factors and options to consider depending on your needs. But when it comes to multi-layer and booklet label detection, things can get even trickier.

Luckily, Datalogic recently released the new SR23 fork sensor series. Featuring a 50×5 mm slot, the SR23 series is ideal for thick, multi-layer and booklet label detection, specifically, for those used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

The food and pharmaceutical industries are increasingly using sophisticated labeling and packaging systems. Datalogic’s SR23 series is IP65 protected with compact metal housing. In addition, the SR23 series features:

  • Dynamic or static procedure setting options
  • Universal mounting with M5 threaded hole
  • Reinforced accuracy guaranteed by a narrow light beam and infrared LED emission with optic resolutions up to .5mm on different film label materials

The Datalogic SR23 series solves the difficult challenges that arise with automatic packaging machines and print and apply systems.

Learn more about the Datalogic SR23 series.

April 9th, 2014

Operation STAT

Barcoding, Inc. provided barcode scanners and software for a mock disaster to be held at Towson University.

Disaster can strike at any time, but if something happened in your city, would everyone be able to successfully deal with the aftermath? That’s exactly what “Operation STAT” seeks to discover.

On Friday, April 11 at the West Village Commons Ballroom, Towson University students from the College of Health Professions will gather to explore dealing with disaster.

The scenario is that a plane crashed into Unitas Stadium during a record-breaking capacity event. Thousands were injured and local hospitals are full. How will health care professionals and emergency services coordinate treatment to those in need?

“Victims” (volunteers) will check-in and receive a card indicating their hypothetical affliction, along with a barcoded wristband. The wristband will then be scanned with Motorola MC7090‘s provided by Barcoding, Inc., and scanned again throughout each stage of the exercise along with feeding time, date and individual identification information. All of the information is sent to a custom-made software application, created with Barcoding, Inc.’s CaptureSoft eXpress software. By using barcodes, the application is able to track victims throughout the treatment process, including debrief and release.

After Operation STAT is completed, Towson University supply chain management students students will be able to review the data collected and determine how efficient the disaster relief processes were—did everyone receive the correct treatment in a timely manner?

Using Barcoding, Inc.’s equipment and software will also aid in setting benchmarks for next year’s exercise and demonstrate scalability should a real disaster ever occur.

Contact Barcoding, Inc. for more information regarding our involvement with the event.

April 8th, 2014

Datalogic Skorpio X3™

Datalogic’s new Skorpio X3™ is a line of mobile computers ideal for retail and warehousing environments. Featuring the largest high-visibility color display in its class, the Skorpio X3 mobile computer provides the ultimate in ergonomics, intuitive user interface, computing and data capture technologies with best-in-class ruggedness.

The Skorpio X3 features:

  • 3.2” color display
  • Rear scan button
  • 3 keyboards
  • Micro USB
  • Convertible pistol grip
  • 1D or 2D reader with green spot technology
  • Inclined scan engine for wrist support
  • Standard high capacity batteries

Watch the video below to see the X3 in action:

Learn more about the Skorpio X3.