A Little Bit Closer to Star Trek: Why Evolving Matters

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When I was a child I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and was entertained every week by what I thought was a galaxy and the possibility that I would never see it in my lifetime. Really, warp drives? Traveling to new worlds and civilizations? Computers that can generate food? Surely something like… Read More

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Competing Standards and the Internet of Things (IoT)

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“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.” -Andrew S. Tanenbaum (Computer Networks: 2nd Edition ©1988)   As a connoisseur of fine sarcastic wit, this specimen has long been a favorite of mine and it’s every bit as true today (probably more so) as it was over… Read More

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Widescreen Industrial HMI is More Than a New Fad

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New technology sure knows how to get people’s attention. Think of those long lines of shoppers camping out the night before the release of a new product and I think you’ll agree. Or the buzz all over social media during the weeks before a highly-anticipated new device is unveiled. Or the countless number of people… Read More

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On top of a mountain with a signature capture pad

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Back in the summer of 2005, a colleague of mine enlisted into the United States Army. When he enlisted, he had to sign 30+ different pages of his contract in pen. When he reenlisted in 2007, I joked with him about all of the signatures that he would have to hand-sign and how many sheets… Read More


Barcode Tattoos: Any Other Barcode Geeks Out There?

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Barcodes interest me, and not just because it is my business. As crazy as it sounds, I can add barcodes to my list of passions. My introduction to barcodes at age 8 was creative in its own way. My father used a pencil to draw a bunch of straight lines of various widths on a… Read More

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LEIM 2014: Law Enforcement Meets Technology

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This year I was fortunate enough to attend the 38th annual Law Enforcement Information Management (LEIM) Conference in Atlanta, GA, which was put on by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Being that this was the first trade show I’ve ever been a vendor at, I certainly learned a lot! For instance, I… Read More

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What can an Industrial PC do for you?

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So…you have a shiny, brand-new PC for you industrial application. It sure feels nice to finally replace your old PC, doesn’t it? But a few months, or even weeks, down the road you may start to notice that your brand-new PC is not actually “all that.” The thing is, not all PCs are the best… Read More

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200th Blog Post Spotlight: L-Tron Operations Team

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I am excited to say that this blog marks our 200th post! Thank you to all of those who have taken the time to read our blogs. We hope that you have found them informative and useful. Although most of our blogs are aimed at educating our readers on top industry news, practical technology applications,… Read More

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Choosing a Barcode Scanner, Part 3 (Presentation Scanning Considerations)

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If you’ve been following my latest blog series, you’ll know that Part 1 covered linear barcode scanners vs 2D barcode scanners, while Part 2 introduced handheld scanning vs presentation-style scanning, with a focus on handheld scanning considerations. In today’s blog, I will continue the topic of handheld scanning vs presentation scanning, with a focus on… Read More

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Digital Signage: Step into the Modern Age

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Are you one of those people who are distracted very easily by bright, shiny things? If I am walking around outside and see something that seems to be shouting, “HEY! YOU! LOOK AT ME!” chances are I’m going to stop and stare for at least ten seconds…and it is because of people like you and… Read More