Featured Articles

  1. Leveraging Printer Infrastructure To Reap The Benefits Of Converging Technologies

    Technology has an inexorable momentum, but one that proceeds at a pace determined by utility. Such is the case with barcodes and radio-frequency identification (RFID).

  2. Mobility Innovations For The Next Generation Utility

    Mobility applications have evolved to the point that some utilities have been able to completely eliminate the use of paper in the field. Screens may be customized to accommodate any desired report functions from meter changes to service requests to scheduled inspections and maintenance so that all data for reporting is captured electronically in the field and redundant data entry is eliminated.

  3. Considering The Advantages Of Voice For Your Forklift Fleet?
    Voice technology and full-screen, multifunction forklift-mounted terminals that support bar code, RFID and other technologies each have their place in efficient warehouse operations. Both options have relative strengths and limitations regarding their convenience, efficiency, accuracy and the types of information they can collect, process and present to users. By Intermec
  4. Service In 2012: The Continued Search For Revenue
    For the previous 24 months, service revenue has topped the agenda of Chief Service Officers (CSOs) polled by Aberdeen. The 2010 State of Service Management research survey, and polls conducted at the 2010 CSO Summit, both found that service revenue was the top goal for CSOs to attain in 2011.
  5. Two Roads To Mobile Workforce Management: Choosing Between On-Premises And Cloud Delivery
    Companies with mobile workforces face two important technology trends. One is the use of mobile workforce management solutions that can add critical support to business strategies. The other is the growth of cloud-based solutions as an alternative to traditional on-premises deployment. Combining the two through cloud-based mobile workforce management can make sense, depending on the specific circumstances and goals of a company. By taking into account the technical market drivers and strategic considerations, a company can decide whether a cloud or traditional onpremises solution is the best fit.
  6. RFID Solutions For Healthcare: Reducing Costs And Improving Operational Efficiency
    Healthcare is a business unlike any other. First, patients are not typical consumers — they do not always decide when and where they will seek care, the type of care they will get, how much to pay for it or how urgently they need it. Yet cost of care is a serious concern to them
  7. Thermal Transfer Vs. Direct Thermal Printing: Five Key Considerations
    This easy-to-understand white paper clearly describes the differences between thermal transfer and direct thermal printing, and charts the strengths and weaknesses of both technologies. Detailed explanations reveal the key issues to consider when deciding the most suitable technology for your label printing and/or print and apply application.
  8. Laydown Yard Management
    Construction companies utilize local storage yards to store large, high-value assets for construction projects. Storage yards, often referred to as "Laydown yards" may extend for hundreds of acres in which materials are stored in close proximity to a job site.
  9. Imaging Moves Into The Mainstream

    Misperceptions about 2-D imagers are changing fast, which is why 2-D imagers are the fastest-growing category of bar code readers. Only a few years ago, 2-D imagers were (wrongly) considered a niche technology mostly used for reading 2-D bar codes. Now they are becoming the technology of choice for most bar code applications, and lasers are on the way to becoming a niche technology. By Intermec

  10. White Paper: Understanding The Characteristics Of The RFID Spectrum
    Whether you are managing inventory in a retail store or warehouse, work-in-process operations at a manufacturing plant, tracking medical equipment in a hospital or processing NFC cards for payment transactions, RFID can help you do it better, faster, and more accurately.