Feature Articles

  1. The Bar Code Turns 40

    When first introduced four decades ago, bar codes helped warehouses, retail shops, and grocery stores to scan their products quicker and keep better track of inventory. A look at the bar code as it observes its 40th anniversary this week — June 26, 2014 — reveals new innovations that VARs can leverage to provide business solutions for customers.

  2. SATO CL4NX Series: Rugged Thermal Printer

    Label printers should be easy to deploy, operate, and maintain. If a printer jams frequently, produces poor quality labels, or if it is difficult for operators to quickly change out labels, ribbons, print heads or platen rollers, the resultant downtime can be costly in terms of both productivity and real dollars.

  3. Driving To Faster, Dependable Delivery At Bon Appetit Bakery

    Bon Appetit® Bakery is a California-based wholesale bakery manufacturing facility, specializing in gourmet baking and distribution of top quality Danish, cakes, muffins and a vast assortment of other fine gourmet products to the retail and convenience store industry throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

  4. Five Reasons Why RFID Is Ready For Prime Time

    It’s been more than 10 years since the term “RFID” burst into the public lexicon, and in those early days, the word “hype” was truly an understatement. Every technology company or services provider suddenly realized they were an RFID company, providing an integral piece of the RFID value proposition. “RFID experts” crawled out of the woodwork — presenting at every conference on how RFID would change the world.

  5. Rugged Tablets For Enterprise: A Realistic Overview

    “The Year of the Tablet” was officially launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in January 2011, when Toshiba, Samsung, HP, Motorola, Dell, Panasonic and many other companies unveiled products they hoped would unseat the Apple iPad as the tablet category leader.

  6. Using Mobile Tablets To Solve The Top Five Challenges In Field Service

    Having operations that extend beyond the four walls makes the organization vulnerable to inefficiencies in communications, data collection, and time management. and since many of these tasks are customer-facing and tied directly to profitability, solving these challenges is a priority.

  7. Best Practices In RFID Tag Quality Assurance And Testing

    Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is playing an increasingly important role in a number of business-critical applications—everything from supply chain management and asset management to fleet tracking, work-in-process monitoring, and access control.

  8. United States Marine Corps Improves Inventory Accuracy And Accountability With RFID Solution

    Driven by the USMC mission, the primary goal of the RFID project is to gain improvement in the velocity and accuracy of processing equipment (receipt, inventory, issue) and materials for wholesale storage, in addition to improving overall equipment visibility and reporting of equipment status for the USMC LOGCOM facilities in Albany, GA and Barstow, CA. .

  9. Automate File And Folder, Record And Evidence Tracking

    Learn how RFID is being used to track file and physical records, providing fast inventory, real-time file location, rules-based access control and full compliance reporting. With RFID, you can virtually eliminate lost files, audit and fully document access and chain of custody, and improve the productivity of every member of your staff who handles critical files.

  10. Real-Time Inventory Visibility Is In Fashion

    In a market where inventory management is critical to efficient business operation, real-time inventory visibility can create real business advantage to apparel and footwear retailers. This retail fashion market industry brief outlines the adoption of RFID for inventory visibility and other compelling retail apparel applications and the business benefits associated with each.