The Zebra TC8000: A New Look in Rugged Mobile Computing

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I have to admit that when I first saw the TC8000, I was surprised, even skeptical. I was accustomed to mobile computers that look either like a consumer-styled smartphone or the more rugged, gun-style form factor. The Zebra TC8000 doesn’t resemble either. For one thing, it has a handle. Yes, a handle. In a day… Read More


What is innovation…really?

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Innovation is one of those words—like “quality” and “value”—that can be overused and the power of the term can become diluted. It has been used to speak to major advances like the calculator or the computer. Simply defined it is a new idea, method or product. I like to think of innovation in terms of… Read More


Police Body-Cams: Are you ready for all the data?

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A study reported in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology showed that body cameras may cut in half the use of force by police and reduce civilian complaints by 90%. Body-worn cameras are gaining in popularity for Police Officers in the approximately 18,000 agencies around the country. The U.S. Justice Department announced a plan to help… Read More

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4 Reasons Why Advantech Wireless Remote I/O is a WISE Choice

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If you’ve ever had an application that called for Wireless I/O modules, you know that historically there have been several limitations to using one. In fact, one manufacturer after another has attempted to provide a full-proof module that performed successful Analog and Digital Input/Output data collection but there always seemed to be snag with the… Read More

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Mobile Apps for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

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Long before the Olympic torch is lit at the Summer Games in Rio, fans will be taking part in the worldwide spectacle. Mobile app developers have launched programs that will do everything from letting you watch your favorite sport to helping you find a clean toilet in Rio. Here’s a list of 6 great Apps to… Read More

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6 Tips to Help You Build Processes for your Business

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“It’s just easier to do it myself.” I cringe when I hear this statement. It represents short-term thinking. In the long run, it’s never easier to do it yourself, over and over again—unless you don’t value your time. By not systematizing tasks, you doom yourself to juggling more responsibilities than you should. A process presents a… Read More

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The basics of the Internet of Things: What’s IoT and why do I need it?

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More and more, we’re hearing people talk about the Internet of Things. What are these “things” that seem to be driving a new wave in our culture? There are techie types who can explain IoT—because we need another acronym—in terms that resonate with all the clarity of that garbled voice at the drive-through. I thought… Read More


How L-Tron Began: Seeing the Future of Barcodes

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In these days of fast-paced changes, it takes a visionary leader to keep a company on track toward a bright future.  But you also have to start with a powerful vision. Starting in 1970  Back in the early 1970s, my father used to talk about barcodes. He saw them as a game-changer. I remember sitting… Read More


L-Tron receives Technology Business of the Year Award

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Since the beginning, L-Tron Corporation has centered on delivering excellence. That was 41 years ago, and our commitment to continually seek ways to improve hasn’t changed. We were honored to have our efforts recognized recently when we received the 2016 Technology Business of the Year Award, at the 12th Annual Victor Business Awards. The award is presented… Read More

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Top 10 Reasons to Move Your Enterprise to the Cloud

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There’s a great big cloud overhead. And enterprises seem to be shifting their data there. A recent Forbes article predicted that more than 60% of enterprises will move at least half of their infrastructure to the cloud by 2018. While some C-level executives are concerned about the security of putting their critical data and applications… Read More