On the Road with the Zebra RW 420 Mobile Thermal Printer

I sell a lot of mobile printers that are destined to spend their lives mounted in a vehicle. The majority of them are 8.5″ wide thermal printers that are used to generate citations and reports for patrol officers from continuous roll thermal paper. I recently had a fairly large project for the same application that …

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The Vehicle Mobile Workforce

There are more than a few ways to be a member of the mobile workforce. Some roles require a handheld computer and a wearable mobile printer. Others require a laptop, a briefcase and a frequent flyer card. The following is about the vehicle mobile workforce. These are the workers who go to the same office …

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Electronic Citation in the Golden State

Gayle DeRose and I recently traveled to Ontario, California as exhibitors at the COPSWEST 2013 Leadership Summit & Expo. We had several products to demonstrate, the key product being our 4910LR, an L-Tron exclusive 2D barcode imager designed to read barcodes and capture images in a patrol vehicle environment. It was a great event, with …

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Intermec and Honeywell: A Marriage Made in AIDC Heaven

As an outsider looking in, I am excited to see that Honeywell completed the acquisition of Intermec. As a former “seasoned” Intermec veteran, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for all of the very fine people I have had the pleasure of working for and with over the years. The immense …

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iKey Medical Keyboards: User Feedback Matters!

Earlier this year, I received a request for quote for a large quantity of sealed, back-lit keyboards.  There was a list of requirements and an invitation to bid.  The request came from an unknown party, with no description of use or intent.  Based on the facts at hand, I decided this was a quest seeking …

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What if…? The Dolphin 70e Black for Law Enforcement

What if… a Traffic Officer could have access to all of the accident reports, or what time most speeding tickets were issued on a stretch of highway in an assigned patrol area? What if… a Patrol Officer knew what open arrest warrants or high risk sex offenders were living nearby at any given time? What …

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The History of the 4810 Barcode Scanner

This past spring, L-Tron introduced its 4910LR Area Imaging Scanner.  Prior to the 4910LR, L-Tron’s 4810 Barcode Scanner was a top-seller.  Here is a bit of interesting history about the 4810 model. The L-Tron 4810 Barcode Scanner spans over five years from its introduction in November 2007 to its retirement with the introduction of the …

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4910LR Patrol Vehicle Driver’s License Reader – Q&A Part 2

A little while back, I wrote a blog based on questions that I’ve received about L-Tron’s new 4910LR driver’s license barcode reader.  In case you missed that blog, you can read it here.  Here is “Part 2” of that blog, which answers the question of 4910LR software compatibility.  Feel free to comment below or contact me …

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I like Law Enforcement Conferences Part II

Well, last week marked the end of the spring rush of Law Enforcement conference trade show sponsorships and exhibits for L-Tron. And yes, I still like working trade shows! April took us to our own backyard in downtown Rochester, NY for the Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety conference (ESLETS). This conference is invitation only …

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Barcode Technology to Honor Fallen Servicemen?

      This Memorial Day weekend, I was reading an article that included staggering statistics about Memorial Day.  Did you know that 1,196,793 Americans have died in active military service?  It is wonderful that we have an annual holiday to commemorate the sacrifices made by our military, but I wish there was a way …

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