Who likes lines? And this time of year, there are plenty of them. As retailers gear up for Black Friday, they know what consumers detest most—waiting in line.
Honeywell has created the right tools in order for retailers to shorten checkout time. The Honeywell Captuvo SL42 and SL22 are encasements for the Apple iPhone 5 and fifth generation iPod Touch mobile devices, respectively.
The encasements turn a standard, consumer-grade device into selling tools that enable workers to look up inventory, scan barcodes and securely process payment. No one has to wait in line when the checkout is brought to the shopper!
Both the Honeywell SL42 and SL22 feature Honeywell’s Adaptus 6.0 imaging technology, which accurately reads just about any barcode—even 1D barcodes shown on mobile devices, such as loyalty cards.
“Mobile POS enablers like our Captuvo line are quickly changing the way customers and stores do business, and you will continue to see innovation from Honeywell in this area,” said Peter Fehl, vice president of global marketing for Honeywell Scanning & Mobility.
Hopefully, retailers will take note this holiday season and give the gift of no lines!
In order for a product to be sold in stores, it needs to have a barcode. The cashier scans the barcode and then information regarding the product, most importantly, the price, shows up on the computer. This process is repeated will all of the products in a customers’ cart until the final total is reached. But, what about self-checkouts?
Increasing in popularity, self-checkouts allow consumers to be their own personal cashiers, but what if some shoppers aren’t being honest? It’s not easy to simply forgo scanning an item—the machine will realize and yell at you. But, what about the barcodes? What if the barcodes for lesser expensive items were scanned in place of the real barcodes?
That’s exactly what two Syracuse women set out to do. Bernisha Scott, 25, and Latonya Crawford, 29, paid approximately $60 for $840 worth of merchandise by swapping barcodes and using the self-checkout at a Walmart in New Hartford.
Thankfully, the women were caught and taken to Oneida County Jail. But, it makes me wonder if there are others who may have gotten away with it. It also makes me wonder when RFID for grocery stores and large retailers such as Wal-Mart will become commonplace.
Had the Walmart used an RFID system, people like Scott and Crawford wouldn’t have even been able to try to get away with it.
If you’ve ever been frustrated because your hotel key doesn’t work anymore due to demagnetization, then the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Brooklyn could be a new destination for you.
The hotel is one of Marriott’s first properties to feature contactless RFID locks. The locks were installed in all 133 of the rooms, allowing guests easy and reliable entry into their rooms.
The locking hardware needed is minimally visible on the door, with only a small signal reader, and locks provide maximum security with powerful anti-cloning technology. The RFID readers were also designed to easily adapt to use NFC technology so that guests could also use their smartphones instead.
Providing a contactless RFID solution to hotel guests will offer them the utmost in convenience, while also saving time for both guests and staff due to demagnetization issues.
This weekend, the Baltimore Ravens will be playing the Chicago Bears, but there’s a lot more at stake than the football teams’ pride.
Our headquarters, located in Baltimore, MD, will be cheering on the Ravens while our Chicago office will be rooting for the Bears.
So, here’s the deal. Should the Ravens win, Barcoding’s Chicago Office team will have to do the Ray Lewis squirrel dance (to the “Hot in Here” theme song). And if the Bears win? The Baltimore office has to reenact the super bowl shuffle.
You can vote on who you think will win the big game that sparked this inter-office rivalry, and tweet your support by using #BarcodingRavens or #BarcodingBears.
Each year, the Baltimore Sun runs a competition known as the Mobbies, where Maryland blogs and social media accounts are nominated and voted on for being the best in a certain category.
This year, the Barcoding Blog was nominated for Best Company/Organization Blog and Best Tech Blog in Maryland.
The Barcoding Blog has been going strong since 2008 and we are very thankful for our dedicated readers!
So, if you’ve enjoyed reading the Barcoding Blog these past five years, vote for us! Voting ends 11/14, so be sure to get your vote in.
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