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  • Stand Apart With Custom Software
    Stand Apart With Custom Software

    This integrator developed a simple software app that speeds up data entry, leading to opportunities in law enforcement, healthcare, education, fitness clubs, and more.

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EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • How DRaaS Helps VARs And MSPs Grow Their Business
    How DRaaS Helps VARs And MSPs Grow Their Business

    The scare of Hurricane Matthew further proves a scalable and flexible disaster recovery plan should be in place before a natural disaster, hardware failure, or human error puts a company’s viability in jeopardy. To minimize loss and reputation damage, businesses must have systems that protect data and applications so employees can resume normal operations as soon as possible.

  • How Barcodes Are Becoming Increasingly Important In Today’s e-Commerce Driven World
    How Barcodes Are Becoming Increasingly Important In Today’s e-Commerce Driven World

    In an industry that demands efficiency and streamlined costs, the barcode is truly the king of all labelling systems. By John Tierney, Marketing Director, Linx Global

  • Robots Aren’t Stealing Our Jobs — They’re Helping Us Do Them
    Robots Aren’t Stealing Our Jobs — They’re Helping Us Do Them

    Forbes magazine recently interviewed the futurist Gerd Leonhard about his new book, Technology vs Humanity. It’s an eye-catching title complemented by an equally attention-grabbing sub-heading, The coming clash between man and machine, but its oppositional tone encapsulates a fairly limited view of what augmented and artificial intelligence means for humanity. By Mark Robinson, co-founder, Kimble Applications

  • The Myths Of Enterprise Mobile Development
    The Myths Of Enterprise Mobile Development

    Enterprise mobility first-timers encounter various barriers at different stages of the process. Some easy to overcome if you plan well and keep in mind the most common obstacles. Following are some misconceptions we’ve seen IT managers come across when running enterprise mobility projects. By Nic Grange, CTO, Retriever Communications

  • ISV IQ Live! Takeaways
    ISV IQ Live! Takeaways

    Last week, I attended ISV IQ Live! hosted by Business Solutions Magazine. It was truly a fantastic event. Even though I attended as a guest speaker on a panel at the conference, I arrived in Philadelphia eager to gain constructive insight on the various business topics shared by industry veterans that I could exercise as CEO of a software development firm.

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WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • How Your Small To Midsize Business Can Embrace Mobility Now
    How Your Small To Midsize Business Can Embrace Mobility Now

    Mobile devices have brought advancements to virtually all aspects of modern life and have had transformative effects on businesses spanning all industries. However, the positive business effects that can be brought about by mobility and "going digital" are not enjoyed as frequently within small and midsize businesses (SMBs) as they are within larger organizations.

  • Enhancing Supply Chain Efficiency And Resource Management

    As the channel continues to evolve and grow, it’s more important than ever resellers position themselves as trusted partners to their end-user customers so they can further build successful relationships. By Paul Constantine, President, ScanSource POS and Barcode

  • How Technology Can Improve Operations And Bring Your Business Closer To Your Customer

    OPERATING A BUSINESS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY has become increasingly difficult over the last few years. With companies operating globally on at least some level, the impact of these challenges is being felt across all industries and involves entities of all sizes. New compliance and regulations, changing consumer demands, rising transportation costs, and the need for good technology and communication can all affect the way goods move around the globe. These impacts can be felt both in mature and developing markets—but the challenges specific to each can vary greatly.

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DATA COLLECTION INDUSTRY EVENTS

SYNNEX Spring VARNEX
April 10-15
Dallas
   
     
     
 

ABOUT DATA COLLECTION & MOBILITY

Data collection & mobility covers barcoding, barcode scanners, RFID tags and scanners, mobile printers and printing, mobile computing, automatic identification and data capture (AIDC), and field service technology.

Barcodes are machine-readable representations of data about the object they are applied to. There are two types of barcodes, 1D and 2D. 1D barcodes represent data with parallel lines of varying widths and spacing and are also known as linear barcodes. 2D barcodes use rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns in two dimensions. Barcodes are traditionally read with optical scanners called barcode readers, but now desktop printers, mobile computers, and smartphones can also act as scanners.

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a wireless non-contact method of transferring data for automatic identification and object tracking. RFID tags contain stored electronic information. RFID tags can be powered or passive as required by varying operations. RFID tags differ from barcodes in that they do not require direct line of sight to the reader, allowing them to be inserted in objects.

Mobile printers offer portable printing options and are designed to boost employee productivity and accuracy. Mobile printers can be wired or wireless and are battery powered. They are designed to print barcodes, labels, receipts, and tickets and are often ruggedized in order to operate in harsh and demanding environments.

Mobile computing covers the broad range of business and consumer devices that are designed to be transported during normal usage. Mobile computing encompasses mobile communications, mobile hardware, and mobile software. Mobile computing devices include personal digital assistants (PDAs), smartphones, tablet computers, ultra-mobile CPs, in-vehicle computers, and wearable computers. Enterprise-class devices are often ruggedized to prevent damage from constant use and accidental drops and water contact. Devices operate on a range of operating systems including Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, and more.

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  • CMI Genus II Terminal
    CMI Genus II Terminal CMI's Genus II terminal provides medium to large enterprises with a comprehensive set of features & functionality to meet all of their workforce management and data collection needs.
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    MB400/410i Portable Printer SATO’s new mobile MBi Series Portable Printers are the ideal solution for portable print applications. Their compact size, rugged design and lightweight make them ideal for mobile, on-demand printing needs.
  • CP60 Series Industrial Mobile Computer
    CP60 Series Industrial Mobile Computer

    The rugged CipherLab CP60 series is an industrial mobile computer designed to fully assist your staff in the field with the most cutting edge specifications. Crafted for the harsh environments of transportation & logistics, warehousing, manufacturing and field service, this tough mobile computer will allow your workers to maximize productivity with the most up-to-date technologies.

  • Dymo CardScan Image Capture
    Dymo CardScan Image Capture

    CardScan Image Capture (IC) accurately captures driver’s licenses, insurance cards and other patient information. Used on its own or interfaced with electronic health records and other practice software systems, CardScan IC delivers true, complete color images to help reduce errors, streamline admissions and speed reimbursement.

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