Barcoding Inc.

September 11th, 2014

Motorola DS4308 Series Most Impressive Yet!

Motorola recently introduced their next-generation 2D imager—the Symbol DS4308. The DS4308 series of imagers is easy to use and offers an extensive read range, allowing users to scan barcodes from closer or farther away than any others in its class.

The DS4308 is available in four models:

Ideal for scanning barcodes on mobile phones, drivers’ licenses and UPC codes from up to 28 inches away.

Features a 16.5 inch read range, ideal for general POS scanning. In addition, is well suited for scanning small barcodes on electronics, jewelry, etc.

This imager is made for barcode scanning at the patient bedside. It features haptic feedback to ensure patients are not disturbed, and of course has an IP43 sealing and disinfectant-ready plastic housing perfect for any hospital environment.

This presentation scanner with a built-in adjustable stand enables workers to instantly switch between handheld and hands-free mode.

The DS4308 series is Motorola’s most advanced imaging engine and offers PRZM intelligent imaging, so high-density barcodes, barcodes on mobile screens, and even damaged barcodes can be scanned.

“The new Symbol DS4308 series of imagers provides the advanced performance, ergonomics and versatility that organizations rely on to meet their business needs whether it is in a retail store, hospital or manufacturing plant. With the brightest LED aiming dot and omnidirectional scanning – the sweet spot for can’t miss point-and-shoot scanning, we made the DS4308 our most intuitive and easy-to-use scanner so more items get scanned and less time is spent prepping for a scan,” said Bob Sanders, senior vice president of Data Capture Solutions, Motorola Solutions.

Learn more about the Motorola DS4308 series.

September 10th, 2014

Frank Ryan Announced as EF4 Keynote

Barcoding, Inc. recently announced their Executive Forum keynote speaker as Frank Ryan. Ryan is a Marine Reserve Retired Colonel, CPA, author, commentator and expert in corporate restructuring and management and will share insights gained from his recent 2,806-mile walk across the United States on being efficient, accurate and connected.

In case you haven’t already registered, Barcoding’s 2014 Executive Forum will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

Ryan completed his walk across the United States in August 2014 to raise awareness for the needs of children with emotional and behavioral issues and developmental disabilities. His keynote speech at the Executive Forum will highlight lessons learned along his journey, applying them to Barcoding’s theme of efficiency, accuracy and connectivity in the enterprise.

“During my walk, I saw the impact of innovation on our nation,” said Col. Frank Ryan, USMCR (Ret). “In order to progress, we should always question the way we are doing things and ask if there is a better way—can we be more efficient, more accurate, more connected? Only then can we thrive, whether as a country, individuals or a business.”

In addition to Ryan, Barcoding’s Executive Forum 4 will feature a speaker lineup of supply chain experts, including:

Shane Snyder, president, Barcoding, Inc.
Tom O’Boyle, director of RFID, Barcoding, Inc.
Martin Jack, chief technology officer, Barcoding, Inc.
• Joe White, VP, Motorola Solutions
• David Clement, president and CEO, Health Qlix Incorporated
• McLeod Williamson, RFID business development manager, Zebra Technologies
• Grant Miller, business development director (new growth), Zebra Technologies
• Don Grust, CEO, Apacheta
• Joel Leetzow, vice president, business development, Descartes
• Padraig Regan, VP of solutions engineering, B2M Solutions

Shane Snyder, president, Barcoding, Inc., said, “With an exciting speaker lineup and the much-anticipated keynote from Frank Ryan, Executive Forum 4’s attendees will surely gain valuable, real-world knowledge that they can apply to make their enterprises more efficient, accurate and connected.”

Register for Barcoding’s Executive Forum 4, or learn more about keynote speaker Frank Ryan.

September 5th, 2014

Adidas: All Day I Dream About… RFID?

Adidas recently decided to sew RFID tags into national football team’s jerseys, but some human rights organizations are fighting back, claiming that the clothes could turn into tracking devices.

While Adidas insists that they do not intend to track football fans using RFID tags and customers can easily remove the tag, digital privacy experts argue that RFID tags in clothing have powerful potential for surveillance.

Although customers can simply cut and dispose of the RFID tags, Adidas isn’t exactly making consumer aware of the tags. “Consumers do not only have an interest, but a right – not in a legal sense, but in a moral sense and from a consumer protection perspective,” said Thilo Weichert, data protection commissioner in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. “They obviously should be informed when their clothes are being tagged and the problem with these RFID tags is that they are very easy to tag.”

Weichert went on to explain that when a customer purchases one of the shirts using a personal credit card, the RFID tag’s number could be automatically coupled with information about the customer, opening new doors to creating personal profiles.

The rapid expansion of RFID has led to a decrease in the cost of tags, making them readily available to track just about everything, including living things. First, we started with pets, then students, and then military personnel. Are customers next?

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September 2nd, 2014

IoT & RFID Videocast – Register Now!

Barcoding, Inc. will be holding a videocast on IoT on Sept. 23, 2014 at 11:30 am EDT.

While we’re not nearly at the point where every object is connected to the internet, the Internet of Things (IoT) is real and is changing the way we live, work and play.

That’s why Barcoding, Inc. has teamed up with Zebra Technologies, Motorola Solutions and SupplyChainDigest to bring you a Big Ideas Videocast entitled, The Internet of Things, Where it’s Headed, and Practical Strategies for Leveraging RFID Right Now.

IoT is leading a new era of “turbo visibility,” which provides limitless possibilities of new data sources. RFID technology is a key player in the IoT revolution and has already changed how supply chains thrive.

The videocast will discuss where IoT is headed and provide insights into how companies are using RFID across their supply chain and yielding a high ROI. Discover what IoT means for your company and how RFID technology can be leveraged to increase efficiency and examine several case studies featuring companies who have already achieved such success.

The videocast will feature Tom O’Boyle, Director of RFID, Barcoding, Inc., McLeod Williamson of Zebra Technologies, and SCDigest editor Dan Gilmore and takes place on Tuesday, Sept, 23, 2014 at 11:30am EDT.

Register for the The Internet of Things, Where it’s Headed, and Practical Strategies for Leveraging RFID Right Now videocast.

August 28th, 2014

Rugged Tablets Help Police

The City of Brenham, TX, Police Department needed a reliable and fast way for employees to communicate in real-time, regardless of location. Their existing solution involved using mobile data terminals and laptops, which were cumbersome and reduced officer’s vision when driving.

After searching for a solution to their problem, they discovered Motion Computing, who was able to offer a tablet-based solution. While consumer tablets were not rugged or secure enough, Motion was able to create a secure environment for the department’s existing Microsoft platform with their tablets, which are rugged enough to withstand even the hottest of Texas summers.

By using Motion Computing’s mobile technology and rugged tablet PCs, The City of Brenham Police Department was able to achieve significant cost savings and increased productivity levels among first responders.

Watch the video case study below to see the Motion Computing solution in action: