Barcoding Inc.

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.

April 3rd, 2014

Fastest QR Code Scanner Around!

Our friends at the barcode news recently had a “QR Code Shootout,” which involved testing QR code scanning apps to see which was the fastest.

The six QR code reader apps chosen to compete were:

  • Red Laser
  • QR Code Reader (
  • ScanLife
  • ShopSavvy
  • QuickMark
  • Barcode Scanner (Zxing)

The mobile device used was the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android phone running on Sprint’s 3G network. For testing purposes, one standard QR code and one UPC code were used to measure performance of each app.

The test began with opening the app, then pressing the scan button and waiting for the scan to complete, typically signaled by a “beep.” From there, the QR codes’ URL would appear. Each app was tested 15-20 times and a stopwatch was used to keep track of time.

One of the key factors in influencing the speed of the QR code scanning with all the apps was how quickly the phone was able to get the QR code in focus.

The winner for the fastest scan time was Barcode Scanner by Zxing, coming in at 2.8 seconds and beating the slowest app, ShopSavvy, by a whopping 2.7 seconds!

What’s your favorite barcode scanning app and why? Share your thoughts by commenting below, or on our Facebook or twitter pages.

April 1st, 2014

RFID Used for Marijuana Tracking in Uruguay

In December 2014, Uruguay became the first country to legalize the consumption, cultivation and distribution of marijuana—anyone over the age of 18 who is registered in the countrywide database is able to purchase it over the counter.

The government intends to track every legal marijuana plant in the country using RFID tags. All government-grown plants will also be cloned with genetic markers in order to further identify if a plant was grown legally. The genetic markers and RFID tags are intended to reduce illegal trafficking of the drug.

By using RFID technology, officials can quickly scan a plant with an RFID reader and receive the plant’s complete history from “seed-to-sale.”

Learn more about how RFID is being used for marijuana tracking in Uruguay.