Zebra has introduced two new desktop printers that connect via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to help employees update product pricing, shelf labels, and coupons in alignment with the store’s merchandising and pricing strategies.
The Business Solutions ASCII Group Special Edition, Keys To MSP Success From The ASCII Group, made possible through the partnership of Business Solutions and The ASCII Group, includes articles from ASCII members on topics such as transitioning to the managed services business model, entering new vertical markets, and expanding your business to offer new solutions.
Just prior to 2016 I spoke with a bunch of experts in the field of data collection and learned that many felt the Internet of Things (IoT) was the most over-hyped trend of last year. Understand, this is coming mostly from vendors who always have high hopes that a trend is going to take off and become a boon for business.
Instead of becoming a me-too AIDC (automatic identification and data collection) reseller, this startup homed in on four areas where it could differentiate itself and achieve fast growth.
2015 will go down as a breakthrough year for drones in both consumer and commercial applications with the first FAA regulations announced, vast growth in the consumer market, and serious commercial enterprises exploding onto the scene.
Safe city initiatives help cities achieve true situational awareness — both in routine times and during emergency situations — by aggregating a large amount of data and turning it into actionable intelligence.
The home has many large industries serving individual aspects of the entire journey, thus there are many opportunities for ISVs and VARs to engage on either the business or consumers side of the rapidly evolving connected home in the years to come.
New data capture capabilities can create a complete view of the health and activity status of a field worker and, when coupled with a dispatch function, a chance to improve that field worker’s condition or a situation as a whole and to provide the foundation of a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.
One of the ways utilities are increasing their own competitiveness is by enhancing their service offerings (such as recommending smart meters), provide better customer service, become more responsive and, of course, optimize their operations to become more productive. Helping some of these business objectives become a reality are mobile and cloud strategies.
Purpose-built scanners and mobile computers with integrated imagers deliver fast, accurate scanning.
Zebra Technologies is introducing the industry’s first complete, ruggedized enterprise-grade hardware and software Direct Data Exchange (DEX) solution that connects Direct Store Delivery (DSD) drivers to stores without a rugged DEX cable. With the introduction of Zebra’s new DX30 DEX Bluetooth-enabled wireless key fob – no bigger than a typical automobile key – Zebra has removed physical cables and eliminated common failure points at the wall jack or device.
Barilla Group, the makers of Barilla brand pastas and sauces, wanted to provide consumers with the ability to trace the chain of production — from where food for ingredients is grown to the product on the store shelf.
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.
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.
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.
The Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence — IoT, Cloud, & Mobility Convergence, powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions, was filled with advice for integrators and solutions providers on how to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to their clients.
Business Solutions president Jim Roddy interviewed Health IT Outcomes chief editor Ken Congdon at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit on Aug. 11, 2015, at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel.
AML demonstrated its new Monarch Enterprise-Ready Kiosk at Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015, Aug. 2 through 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
At RetailNOW 2015, Epson America announced three new products: the TM-m10 and TM-m30 mobile-friendly point of sale (POS) printers and the Mobilink P80 Plus mobile printer.