L-Tron's Technology News Your Can Use

IN THIS ISSUE…
In The Spotlight

  • Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
  • A Note From the CEO
  • Technology Trends

  • Predictive Policing
  • Digital Signage
  • Barcodes Compliance
  • Featured Products

  • Zebra RW 420
  • Advantech UNO-2173A/AF
  • Helpful Hints

  • Barcode Scanner Interfaces
  • Blog Buzz

  • The Spartan Race and RFID
  • Promotions

  • L-Tron’s Nexus 7 Giveaway

  • TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

    Predictive Policing: Improving Safety, Saving Lives

    Visualize Crime Data

    Law Enforcement Officers can use Google Maps technology to access and view RMS data using new “Predictive Policing” software. With this intuitive software, Officers are able to display outstanding warrants, domestic violence, gun charges, stolen vehicles, high-risk sex offenders, arrests, and more at any given address in a graphic, easy-to-interpret display. This technology provides Officers with immediate “behind the scenes” information prior to arriving at a potentially dangerous situation. Learn more.

    Digital Signage is Here, There…and Everywhere

    Digial Signage

    These days, digital signage is commonly used in restaurants for reservations and order taking and in retail outlets at mini information kiosks. But what you may not know is that digital signage makes sense for manufacturers, distributers and wholesalers. Distribution facilities can display which trucks are checked-in, waiting in the yard, at the dock, and which door/bay is free. Manufacturers can display products or assembly build as it progresses through the manufacturing process. Learn More.

    Barcodes: Comply or Pay Up!

    Barcode Verifier

    Barcodes are everywhere, but are yours readable? If a barcode isn’t readable, isn’t the right symbology or is placed incorrectly on a carton, distribution centers may face fines. To avoid fines, be sure to determine exactly what your customer needs and resist purchasing low cost label materials. For additional tips, click here.

    PARTNER SPOTLIGHT:

    HONEYWELL SCANNING & MOBILITY

    Honeywell and IntermecLongtime L-Tron Corporation partner, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility has completed its acquisition of Intermec, a leading provider of mobile computing, radio frequency identification solutions (RFID), Vocollect voice-enabled workflow and data-collection solutions, and barcode label and receipt printers for use in warehousing, supply chain, field service and manufacturing environments. The approximately $600 million deal was announced in December 2012.


    L-TRON’S FISCAL YEAR ENDS: A NOTE FROM THE CEO

    L-Tron CorporationFirst and foremost I want to thank you for your business and the trust you have placed in us to deliver the solutions you need! We have accomplished our goals this past fiscal year by setting high standards, documenting our processes, listening to our clients and delivering repeatable results. That being said, whenever L-Tron’s fiscal year comes to an end, I like to take time for reflection. Did we meet our core values and successfully execute and deliver value to our clients?

    These are the values that we as a Company “own”:

    • Delivering the correct results for our clients the first time.
    • Listening to you, our valued client, to collaborate, define and deliver the solution that best suits your requirements.
    • Approaching problem solving collaboratively, thinking big picture and the long term results you require for success.
    • Engaging with the best of breed manufacturers while maintaining the focus on delivering quality, service and the support needed to earn your business.
    • Viewing problems and issues that arise as opportunities for us to shine!
    • Striving to exceed your expectations at every opportunity!
    • Measuring our success by your level of satisfaction.

    The L-Tron team has modeled our corporate values to deliver the results you need, expect and deserve. Your success is truly our passion.

    RAD DeRoseI am proud of what we have accomplished this past fiscal year and hope to continue earning your business in the years to come. I understand that L-Tron wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you.

    Sincerely,

    RAD DeRose
    President & CEO
    L-Tron Corporation

    How do you think we did? How can we improve your experience? What did we do right? Email me at rad.derose@L-Tron.com. Your voice matters!


    FEATURED PRODUCTS

    Zebra RW 420

    Zebra RW 420 Mobile Receipt Printer
    If you need a mobile receipt printer that is easy to use and tough to beat, look no further. The RW 420 withstands harsh wind, rain, and temperatures for on-the-go printing applications associated with route accounting and field service. Ideal for Law Enforcement e-citations, the printer is compatible with L-Tron’s 4910LR and fits easily into the patrol car. With a fast processor and large memory for high-quality printing, the RW 420 offers convenient vehicle mounting and charging options, as well as intuitive interfaces and an easily viewed display. Learn More.

    Advantech UNO Computer

    Advantech UNO-2173A/AF
    Need to manufacture executing systems? Do you have facility automation, in-vehicle, or industrial thin client applications to address? UNO-2173A/AF Embedded Automation Computers are equipped with Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz CPUs, Gigabit Ethernet ports, I/O, and 1 x Mini PCIe socket. They feature WLAN, 3G expansion and compatibility with Windows 7. Both computers have Energy Star certification, IP40 anti-dust protection and wide operating temperatures, providing high performance and versatility with low power consumption. Learn More.

    Honeywell Thor

    Honeywell Thor™ VM2 Meeting the unique demands of supply chain operations has never been easier. This Vehicle-Mount Computer capitalizes on the legacy of the best-in-class Thor VM1, as it responds to issues as they occur in real-time. Thor VM2 provides high levels of consistency and functionality with speedy mounting and removal times, plus industrial-grade sealing and ruggedness. Learn More.

    iKey StreetCase

    iKey® StreetCase™ The ruggedized iPad holder with integrated keyboard is designed to transform an iPad 2, 3, or 4 into a rugged laptop by simply clicking it into the portable StreetCase. The unit is drop-proof, water resistant, and shields from extreme temperatures, while the keyboard’s three levels of red LED backlight make it suitable for various lighting conditions. Learn More.

    BLOG BUZZ

    Spartan Race

    Spartan Race Automates Athlete Action Shots with RFID
    By Tony Mai

    Hi, my name is Tony Mai and I am the Internet Marketing Manager here at L-Tron Corporation. I’ve been constantly asking my team to write more blogs, so it’s only fair that I write one, too.

    I recently signed up for the Spartan Race. For those of you that are not familiar with the Spartan Race, it is a series of extreme obstacle foot-races with varying distance. I signed up for the Spartan Beast, the toughest of the series, which is over 13 miles in distance along with over 25 obstacles, ranging from carrying sandbags uphill to barbed wire crawls (probably not the best idea for my first Spartan Race). In summary, this obstacle race is a test of mental willpower and physical strength. I will be training hard for this race for the next two months. Wish me luck!

    As I was browsing their website on past races, the amount of data on their website amazed me. For each race, they listed out every participant along with their race statistics (pace, rank, time, etc.) and photos and videos, all available free of charge! The website said that there are nearly 100,000 photos and 200 hours of HD videos taken at each Spartan Race.

    Being a digital marketer in the data collection and automation industry, I started doing some research on how Spartan Race accomplishes this feat. Each participant is given an RFID-based timing chip at the start of the race and each obstacle area is mounted with motion-sensor cameras. Continue reading.

    YOUR VOICE MATTERS

    We'll love to hear from youCustomer satisfaction is our #1 priority, so we’d love to hear from you! Let us know what you want to read or learn more about in the next issue of L-Tron’s Technology News You Can Use. E-mail the C.O.O. at gayle.derose@L-Tron.com.

    Our customers are our #1 priority. As always, please email Gayle or call (800) 830-9523 with any other general inquiries or feedback you might have!

    BREAKING NEWS

    Officer.com

    Another L-Tron Solution in National Spotlight!

    L-Tron’s latest Law Enforcement Solution is currently featured on Officer.com! The solution combines an innovative ruggedized mobile device with proactive policing software to empower officers, improve public safety and save lives.
    Check out the article here!

    APS Certified

    L-Tron’s 4910LR Receives APS Certification

    Our 4910LR Area Imaging Scanner is now APS Certified to work with APS software. APS (Advanced Public Safety) is a Trimble Company – and an innovative technology solutions leader in the Law Enforcement community. Learn More.

    The BarCode News

    L-Tron’s “Shout Out” on The Bar Code News Site

    We’ve been featured on The Bar Code News website, an informative and useful website pertaining to the bar code and auto-id industry. Read it here!

    L-Tron

    L-Tron New Hires

    Robin Annlot has joined our Operations team, Rachel Alexander has joined our Digital Marketing Team, and Steve Ewin has joined our Sales team. All three are strong additions to our team, as we continue to deliver 100% quality to L-Tron’s clients. Welcome!

    Click here for more news and events.

    HELPFUL HINTS

    Serial Interface

    Connecting a Barcode Scanner to Your Computer Using a Serial Cable

    Questions to Consider:

    1. Does your scanner support the type of serial port you want to use? (DB9, Modular, Industrial)
    2. How will your scanner get power?
    3. Have you configured your scanner to use a serial connection?
    4. Does your application support a serial interface?
    5. Would a keyboard wedge or USB connection better suit your needs?

    USB Interface

    Learn More About Scanner Interfaces

    We are here for you! Contact L-Tron if you need assistance.

    PROMOTIONS

    Nexus 7 TabletCongratulations to our Scavenger Hunt Google Nexus 7 Tablet Giveaway Recipient!

    We had a great response to our scavenger hunt promotion, and the lucky Google Nexus 7 tablet recipient was Marc from the Midwest!

    ConfettiStay tuned on our promo page for our new upcoming giveaway, which will be announced shortly!


    ''I just want to say that you guys are far and above just good service. When my programmer ordered the scanner, instead of just collecting our money and mailing the product, you called and double checked that we were getting the right product for our needs. As it turned out, we hadn’t made a proper identification of what we need and you helped us find the right product.''

    -Skip, Business Manager, Hart Fitness Center


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    L-Tron’s Technology News You Can Use • Volume 3 • Fall 2013