Wearables are not new. Google Glass has been used in plant asset maintenance for a couple of years now. Tools like Innovega or MicroOptical have also been used by early adopters to display service instructions and illustrated parts breakdowns (IPBs) to service technicians for more than a decade. These heads-up display technologies (HUDs) allow technicians to readily access repair information in the field while servicing equipment, shortening downtime, and increasing the effectiveness of repair activities.
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Expanding Printer Revenue In Manufacturing
The manufacturing sector is growing, but VARs will need a keen understanding of their clients’ business and a focus on solutions.
You Probably Aren’t As Unique As You Think
What makes you and your company different? Is it your people? Is it how much you care about your customers? Is it all the training you have and industry certifications? Is it the solutions you offer?
Android Vs. Windows: Which Is Better For Data Capture?
VARs and software developers have operating system choices, but which is best?
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Systems Integrator Designs User-Friendly Smart Printing Solution
Barcoding, Inc.’s client, a supply chain and logistics solutions provider, had to implement a bar code scanning system for a customer operating a return center. This customer wanted a system that would allow the user to scan the part number and serial number of received items, and then generate a new bar code label based on the scanned information. The user would then attach the bar code label to the box that contained the returned items. The client wanted two options — box label or case label.
The Top 5 Uses For Digital Signage In Manufacturing
Manufacturing employees often work long hours, on their feet, doing the same tasks hundreds of times over. Their accomplishments are number based, which is often a far cry for the amount of effort put into a given day.
What To Look For When Selecting A Bar Code Printer
It is commonly known that bar code printers with extensive features and functionalities are available now. However, if you haven’t been in the market for a while, you may be surprised at the extent of recent enhancements and how reasonably priced these models are. A myriad of elements, designed to improve the operator experience, simplifying the use of the printer, and making maintenance relatively easy, are now standard.
6 Factors To Consider Before Refreshing A Direct Store Delivery Deployment
Technology advancements for the Direct Store Delivery (DSD) environment have outpaced both the industry’s need for those advancements and its ability to quickly adopt these new technologies. Today’s DSD environment is well past its fourth generation of technology, and the original return on investment (ROI) for automation occurred in the 1970s. While times have changed, the DSD use case still requires the customer be served in the same manner they were more than 40 years ago — consequently, the ROI for new technology investments may not be obvious.
3 Ways To Explain Asset Tracking Solutions ROI
Tracking assets is one process that — if done effectively — can help your small business clients reduce costs and improve quality. Below are three ways your customers you can convince there is ROI from taking control of their assets.
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Datalogic Announces The Availability Of The Falcon X3+ Mobile Computer
Datalogic S.p.A., a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets, recently announced the availability of the Falcon X3+ mobile computer, representing the next evolution of the very successful Falcon X3 mobile computer.
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8000 Series Mobile Computers
Hardworking 8000 series mobile computers provide the power of modern data management – easy scanning, accurate data capture and entry – in one efficient, cost-effective solution.
Dolphin 7800 Mobile Computer
For demanding mobile workforce applications that require multiple tasks be completed in a limited amount of time, Honeywell’s Dolphin® 7800 rugged enterprise digital assistant (EDA) delivers multi-purpose computing, communication, and data collection at desktop-like speed, empowering workers to get the job done, regardless of location.
STp.1125: Intelligent Thermal Printer
With autoloading capabilities, a user-friendly touchscreen, and industry standard PCL printer language, the STp.1125 is a perfect fit for shipping, receiving logistics, warehousing, transportation, pharmacy, healthcare and retail applications.
I-Class Industrial Printers The foundation of this printer family is constructed upon a precision crafted die-cast aluminum frame affording a durable yet lightweight modular design that increases the printer’s reliability as well as its longevity.
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Panther Industries Demonstrates SATO 8408 Print Engine
During Pack Expo, Panther Industries demonstrated their new 1000 Series print/apply solution featuring SATO's S8408 Print Engine. A robust, low-cost solution designed for 24x7 operation.
Zebra QLn Mobile Printer – VARTECH Product Demo
This video from VARTECH 2012 features Zebra’s QLn line of mobile printers. They are designed to print bar code labels, receipts, and tickets among other applications. The primary verticals for the QLn are warehousing and retail.
RFID For Book Publishing: Track, Authenticate & SAVE
SATO offers book publishers and other hard/soft cover product manufacturers an efficient and accurate RFID smart tag supply chain solution for accurate tracking the life span of products, from the publisher’s warehouse to the bookstore, substantially reducing theft and fraud while improving and streamlining logistics and credit reconciliation processes.