Motion Computing recently announced that their F5te Rugged Tablet and EasyConnect UHF RFID Long-Range Reader have secured Class 1, Division 2 (CID2) certifications.
The CID2 certification allows these products to be used in new ways and environments. For example, streamlining inspection processes at oil and gas companies and improving plant safety throughout the supply chain are no match for the F5te and UHF RFID Long-Range Reader.
The Motion F5te rugged platform is ideal for mobile workers—it’s slip-free grip and molded handle, combined with its powerful Intel Core i7 vPro processor with a sealed, full-body rubberized casing, is an asset to mobile workers everywhere. Perhaps best of all, it’s IP54 rating and MIL-STD-810G drop test allows workers the freedom of not having to worry about everyday bumps and drops.
The EasyConnect RFID Long-Range Reader is designed specifically of Motion F5-series Tablets and allows the mobility and productivity of a hand-held RFID Reader with the flexibility and functionality of a PC.
“With the CID2 certification, we can bring the many benefits of our F5te tablet and RFID Reader into new environments.The basic needs of the workers in these environments are the same as our existing target verticals, so the transition is natural.We are confident these new end-users will embrace our technology and reap many productivity, safety and efficiency gains,” said Patty Tang, Manager, Product Marketing at Motion.
Learn more about the Motion CID2 certified F5te tablets and UHF Long-Range Readers.
Imagine looking in your pantry and not being able to see colors, logos or text. Most foods packaged foods are similar in shape and size, which is troublesome for the visually impaired. Luckily, there’s an app for that.
The app, Digit-Eyes, allows the visually impaired to use their iPhone, iPod or iPad to read UPC and EAN code to read product names and descriptions aloud.
In addition to food, Digit-Eyes works for clothing. A visually impaired or color blind person may not be able to easily tell if their clothes are matching, but Digit-eyes offers washable labels that scans and identifies the color of clothing.
More importantly than having a matching outfit is medicine bottles. Prescription bottles seem to all look and feel the same, but with the Digit-Eyes app, barcodes on the medications can be read aloud to reveal their contents.
Last but not least, there’s even QR code playing cards that can be used with the app… just don’t forget your headphones or Bluetooth earpiece!
The app is currently available in 10 different languages and is on sale in the app store for $9.99.
Barcoding, Inc. recently announced a reselling agreement with TomTom Telematics, a market leader in fleet management solutions.
Barcoding plans to sell, deploy and support TomTom Telematicss’ WEBFLEET® line of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions. Adding TomTom Telematics’ products to Barcoding’s offerings brings their fleet management capabilities to new heights.
“We are already helping companies save time and money, increase customer satisfaction, and promote safe driving habits. Barcoding’s customers will enjoy increased visibility into their fleet operations with WEBFLEET,” said Matt Gunzenhaeuser, sales director at U.S. TomTom Telematics.
Barcoding will offer the following TomTom solutions:
All of the above solutions are deployed through Barcoding’s GoLive Services™, ensuring system adoption, a rollout and maximum uptime.
Ken Currie, vice president of business development, Barcoding, Inc., said, “Barcoding welcomes TomTom Telematics to our industry-leading partner eco-system. Our systems integration expertise in mobility brings extra value to the end user, as we can integrate WEBFLEET into the clients’ back-end business applications making them more efficient, accurate, and connected.”
Learn more about Barcoding, Inc, and TomTom Telematics.
If your luggage has ever fallen victim to being lost at the airport, then ReboundTAG is for you.
ReboudTAG uses RFID chips to keep track of luggage and travel details, allowing them to be identified anywhere in the world. Once found, owners are notified by email or SMS.
Two different RFID tags are used in ReboundTAG. One is a digital identifier that tells the system who the bag belongs to, an the other can be reprogrammed with your travel details each time you arrive at a desk and check your bags. From there, RFID tags communicate with digital readers and scanners without requiring their own power source, so there’s no need to worry about needing to recharge.
While most major baggage handling systems already use RFID technology, ReboundTAG is also equipped with a printed barcode and number that can also be used.
Best of all, should the bag get lost, the owner of the luggage is alerted of its location in real-time via email or SMS.
Learn more about ReboundTAG.
If a homeless person asks you for change, even if you wanted to donate, you don’t always have actual cash.
At PayPal’s BattleHack, a 24 hour hack-a-thon, a team presented the idea to use QR codes and PayPal to donate to the homeless. The team placed third, ensuing that using QR codes and an app-based system, people would be able to give more money to the homeless rather than relying on their cash supply, which in many cases, is zero.
Hack-a-thons such as BattleHack are designed to encourage creativity and offer tech-based solutions to widespread problems.
However, I’m not sure how the logistics of this solution would work. Even if cards with printed QR codes assigned to a PayPal account were handed to the homeless, they would still need a way to access the money. In addition, in order to get actual cash, they would need to be able to transfer funds to a bank account.
While this solution definitely has the best in mind, I don’t think we’ll be scanning the homeless any time soon.
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