Featured Manufacturing & Warehousing Articles

  1. 2-Inch Mobile Receipt Printers Product Review | Comparison Chart
    7/22/2013

    A VAR evaluates four 2-inch mobile receipt printers and shares the pros and cons of each. This chart explains the differences.

  2. Rugged 4-Inch Mobile Label Printers Product Reviews – Testing Methodology
    4/25/2013

    For our review of rugged 4-inch mobile label printers, we partnered with VAR Paragon Print Systems to leverage the company’s years of bar-coding expertise and facilities. To determine which printers to test, we relied on the results from January’s Best Channel Vendor survey. Using that survey data, which came from thousands of VARs and ISVs, we were able to narrow the field down to those manufacturers readers told us had the most reliable, feature-rich printers. Using that data, we had a field of 11 potential manufacturers.

  3. Datamax-O’Neil RL4: Rugged 4-Inch Mobile Label Printer Product Review
    4/24/2013

    A common printer in field service applications, the rugged 4-inch mobile label printer was a class of printers we were eager to test for VAR and ISV (independent software vendors) readers. For this review, we partnered with VAR Paragon Print Systems to leverage the company’s years of bar-coding expertise and facilities. To determine which printers to test, we relied on the results from January’s Best Channel Vendor survey. Using that survey data, which came from thousands of VARs and ISVs, we were able to narrow the field down to those printer manufacturers readers told us had the most reliable, feature-rich products.

  4. Toshiba TEC EP4DL: Rugged 4-Inch Mobile Label Printer Product Review
    4/24/2013

    A common printer in field service applications, the rugged 4-inch mobile label printer was a class of printers we were eager to test for VAR and ISV (independent software vendors) readers. For this review, we partnered with VAR Paragon Print Systems to leverage the company’s years of bar-coding expertise and facilities. To determine which printers to test, we relied on the results from January’s Best Channel Vendor survey. Using that survey data, which came from thousands of VARs and ISVs, we were able to narrow the field down to those printer manufacturers readers told us had the most reliable, feature-rich products.

  5. Zebra QLn420: Rugged 4-Inch Mobile Label Printer Product Review
    4/24/2013

    A common printer in field service applications, the rugged 4-inch mobile label printer was a class of printers we were eager to test for VAR and ISV (independent software vendors) readers. For this review, we partnered with VAR Paragon Print Systems to leverage the company’s years of bar-coding expertise and facilities. To determine which printers to test, we relied on the results from January’s Best Channel Vendor survey. Using that survey data, which came from thousands of VARs and ISVs, we were able to narrow the field down to those printer manufacturers readers told us had the most reliable, feature-rich products.

  6. Why Every VAR, MSP Should Sell Mobile Device Management
    4/1/2013

    The other day I was reading a white paper we produced for an RMM (remote monitoring and management) provider on the topic of Mobile Device Management (MDM), and it struck me that this is a service you could be offering your customers. As a solutions provider, you should always be looking to increase your value-add. Indeed, in some cases, your value-add is all you have to stand apart from your competition. Whether you or your customers realize it, MDM is something that will only increase in importance.

  7. Does Your Mobile Printer Manufacturer Believe In Its Own Products?
    3/27/2013

    I’m frustrated and confused today. And, feeling sorry for many VARs in the mobile printing game. As part of our planning for an upcoming 4-inch rugged mobile label printers product review, I had calls with 11 companies that manufacturer such printers. What I found was that the majority of manufacturers think that their latest printers aren’t the greatest in the field.

  8. Aures Technologies W-Touch, Ultra-Slim ePOS: All-In-One POS Terminal Product Review
    1/25/2013

    As far as the Aures W-Touch Ultra-Slim ePOS was concerned, the unit came in as the second fastest among those tested. This is due primarily to the Intel D525 1.8 Ghz Dual Core processor with 2GB of memory. CPU utilization only reached 25% during the test.

  9. Bematech SB9015D: All-In-One POS Terminal Product Review
    1/25/2013

    As your needs differ from those of other VARs, it’s not really possible to declare a winner here. However, Nelson felt strongly enough about Bematech’s overall design to remark that they were one of three manufacturers that should “take a bow” for making the lives of VARs easier when it comes to onsite repairs.

  10. HP RP7 7800: All-In-One POS Terminal Product Review
    1/25/2013

    Apart from touch tests, there were some additional screen-related notes to share. For instance, Nelson absolutely gushed over the screen quality of the HP unit.