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Top Uses of RFID in Industrial Environments

Oct 26, 2017 by Chelsea Khouri Category: RFID 0 comments

Even though RFID gets a lot of attention, many companies are unclear about the benefits they will enjoy by using RFID. Here are a few key ways to use RFID tags and scanners to improve productivity, efficiency, and accuracy in industrial environments such as warehousing, manufacturing or distribution. Check-In / Check-Out Tooling and Jigs Most […]

The Importance of Accessories for your Mobile Devices

Your mobile computers and scanners are critical to ensuring the productivity of your team, and you probably have a substantial investment in your equipment. Don’t jeopardize your success by neglecting to add the right accessories – the right accessories can protect and enhance the value of your investment. Here are the top accessories to consider, […]

Print Speed and Total Cost of Ownership

Oct 13, 2017 by Chelsea Khouri Category: Printing 0 comments

  You rely on your thermal printer to reliably produce high-quality barcode labels and tags. Are you consistently getting the results you expect? Is the print too light? You could try slowing the print speed, but then you’re compromising productivity. The real problem might be that you’re not matching the supplies to your printer. Imagine […]

How to Find the Perfect Print Resolutions for your Barcode Label Size

Oct 09, 2017 by Chelsea Khouri Category: Printing 0 comments

Your barcode labels elevate your operational efficiency. The data encoded into the little symbol can be used to expedite accurate picking and shipping, prevent product tampering and counterfeiting, tighten inventory control, minimize the impact of a product recall, streamline audits, and give you real-time visibility into your enterprise data. You get all that with one […]

6 Benefits of a Professional Labeling Solution

Sep 26, 2017 by Chelsea Khouri Category: Uncategorized 0 comments

In today’s competitive environment, a company’s success rests squarely on the effectiveness of its supply chain. An effective supply chain requires fast transactions and accurate inventory, making a complete professional-grade labeling solution a must‑have. A complete professional labeling solution means the company has hardware that suits its environment, the right type of labels it needs, […]

What to do When Your Product Reaches EOL

Sep 19, 2017 by Chelsea Khouri Category: Uncategorized 0 comments

As companies release new products or make enhancements to existing products, they often retire the old versions and the legacy product goes ‘end-of-life’ (EOL).  Just because a company releases an updated version of something you already own doesn’t mean the existing product has no utility. It does mean it’s time to start thinking about what […]

When rugged isn’t tough enough: Zebra ultra-rugged scanners

Sep 06, 2017 by Chelsea Khouri Category: Uncategorized 0 comments

Rugged devices are mission critical in a tough environment, like manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, and transportation and logistics. Between the bumps, drops, and tumbles on hard surfaces to exposure to extreme temperatures, hardware like barcode scanners needs to be tougher than the conditions where they’re used. Zebra has long been known for rugged reliability for barcode […]

Understanding the Benefits of 2D Barcodes [Part 2]

Aug 31, 2017 by Chelsea Khouri Category: Uncategorized 0 comments

The linear barcode is a great data collection tool, up to a point. When you need more than a product’s SKU, description, and price—e.g., production information, serial number, lot, batch number—you need a 2D barcode, which can contain up to 4,000 characters. A 1D barcode is limited to about 25 characters. With the need for […]

Understanding the Benefits of 2D Barcodes [Part 1]

Aug 29, 2017 by Chelsea Khouri Category: Uncategorized 1 comment

People often ask us why they should use 2D barcodes—the small, patterned squares that are showing up more frequently on products, advertisements, signs, and more. The answer to “why” is usually paired with “how.” In some applications, this technology can seem a little dated, but the truth is that 2D barcodes are now an integral […]

What you need to know about UDI Compliance

Aug 25, 2017 by Chelsea Khouri Category: Uncategorized 0 comments

What is UDI? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a system to adequately identify medical devices through distribution and use. This rule requires the label of these devices to include a unique device identifier (UDI), unless there is some sort of exception. The system basically requires that the label and packaging include a […]