Tom O’Boyle, director of RFID here at Barcoding, Inc. was recently named a 2014 “Provider Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. This award recognizes supply chain executives who are leading initiatives to help prepare their clients’ supply chains in today’s challenging world of business.
O’Boyle possesses over 20 years of industry experience, coming to Barcoding in May 2013 as a result of the Miles Technologies, Inc. acquisition. He is currently leading the design, integration and deployment of RFID solutions that allow clients to make their supply chains more efficient, accurate and connected. If RFID isn’t a viable solution for the client, O’Boyle and his team will still recommend an alternative solution that will bring maximum results.
“It is an honor to be selected to the prestigious Pros to Know awards list,” said Tom O’Boyle, director of RFID, Barcoding, Inc. “Today, many business are finding it more difficult to expedite product movement and meet growing demands all while operating a leaner, more efficient supply chain. With automation technology, such as RFID, these organizations can obtain complete supply chain visibility to improve inventory accuracy, increase speed to market, and enhance customer satisfaction – all leading to significant ROI.”
There were over 300 entries for the 2014 Pros to Know Award, so it’s an honor to actually know this pro! See the full list of 2014 winners, or read the release on O’Boyle’s victory.
Want to get to know the pro? You can follow Tom O’Boyle on twitter @TomOBoyleRFID
Ubleam creates bleams using augmented reality to connect people to content.
Just when you thought QR codes were going out of style, or there couldn’t possibly be another type of QR code, along came UBleam with their bleam.
A bleam is essentially a smart logo that does the job of a traditional QR code (technically it’s augmented reality), but better. Ubleam boasts that their code customization does not affect scanning performance. In addition, a bleam, or code, can be read from 4 times further than a tranditional QR code.
UBleam offers customers an online bleam manager and design studio for easy-to-manage campaigns. However, it does require that users have a special bleam reader in order to read the codes.
Do you think it’s too late for another company to come along and create a proprietary code such as a bleam? After all, look at what happened to Microsoft Tag. Or do you think bleams will replace and overtake QR codes in usage?
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While barcode art, barcode tattoos and barcode music may be a thing, you may not be aware of the latest barcode trend—barcode DJs.
Inspired by the sound of scanning groceries at the store, Slovakian musician Jakub Pišek has been performing at grocery stores as the Barcode DJ. By scanning items in the aisles and using the grocery cart to carry his speakers, Pišek and team make music.
Pišek got his start as the Barcode DJ in 2010 at an event called Nuit Blanche in Košice, Slovakia. While you may not think the sound of scanning a barcode is pleasant, Pišek described them as, “…monotone, but rich in rhythm, changing all the time, and there are a lot of them, so it is truly a multi-channel sound piece.”
While some of the Barcode DJ’s performances are scheduled, others are simply surprise visits, cart and speakers in tow—he’s even been asked to leave a store! Essentially, Pišek is “sound bombing” the grocery store!
Best of all, the Barcode DJ isn’t just about making catchy tunes, he collects data, resulting in a list of all the codes scanned.
Watch the Barcode DJ performing both a scheduled and unscheduled performance, below:
Motorola Solutions’ MC40, MP6000 and TLKR Series were recognized for their excellence in design.
Motorola Solutions recently received three iF product design awards for 2014. The MC40, MP6000 and TLKR Series radios were chosen out of over 3,000 entries.
Over the past 60 years, the iF brand has become an icon of outstanding achievements in design. Motorola’s winning products will be displayed at the iF design exhibition in Hamburg, Germany.
Let’s take a look at the award-winning products:
The Motorola MC40 handheld mobile computer is ideal for retail applications, runs on Android OS and doubles as a communication and productivity tool.
The MP6000 is best-suited for fast-paced retail environments and uses ultra fast 2D imaging technology, scanning both paper barcodes and those on the screen, with the highest level of performance.
TLKR Series Radios
These consumer two-way radios offer powerful connections, ideal of outdoor activities where reliable communication is needed.
“At Motorola Solutions, we work with our customers to design business-essential and mission-critical solutions to meet their unique enterprise or government needs. We’re privileged to have been recognized with three iF product design awards this year. These awards honor well-designed products that offer economic benefits to their users,” said Curt Croley, managing director of Innovation & Design, Motorola Solutions.
Learn more about Motorola Solutions’ iF award.
Fleet management during times of severe weather is made easier with the right routing software.
Barcoding, Inc. headquarters got hit with some snow last night. While most of us were still able to get some work done, it made me wonder how severe weather impacts the transportation and logistics industry, especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.
Severe weather not only impacts fleet management operations, but according to a new study from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the increasing prevalence of severe weather will have negative effects on infrastructure, agriculture and the overall well-being of humans.
Fleet managers can do their best by investing in the right logistics software to safeguard against storms that affect ground transportation.
Extreme amounts of snow lead to dangerous road conditions. But with the right routing software, fleet managers can get the help they need to identify the fastest and safest alternate routes.
Motorola Solutions offers a variety of different fleet management solutions. Find the best routing software solution for you.