L-Tron's Technology News Your Can Use

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  • Interactive Partner Resources
  • Technology Trends

  • Happy B-Day, Barcode
  • Creative Digital Signage
  • Barcode Tattoos
  • Featured Solutions

  • SCADA for Manufacturing
  • College Package Tracking
  • Helpful Hints

  • Linear or 2D Barcode Scanner?
  • Blog Buzz

  • L-Tron’s 200th Blog
  • Just for Fun

  • Jokes for Engineers


    Happy 40th, Barcode!

    Barcode Birthday

    June 26, 1974 marks the first sales transaction using a barcode scanner and UPC. Barcode technology has evolved a lot since then, but one thing is for sure. The barcode may be 40 years old, but it’s not showing any sign of slowing down! Learn more.

    Thinking Outside the Box: Digital Signage

    Modern Digital Signage

    While digital signage isn’t exactly “new,” exciting new functions are popping up in all sorts of industries. Take le groupe ASF, for example, a company that utilizes interactive touch screens to expedite toll roads for 6,000+ vehicles per day. Learn More.

    A Barcode Tattoo For You?

    Signature Capture Pad

    Barcode art is everywhere: galleries, home design, clothing, and even tattoos. But in order for a barcode tattoo to be readable by a scanner, there are several important guidelines that a tattoo artist should adhere to. Learn More.


    Interactive Partner Resources

    Honeywell Scanning & Mobility
    Honeywell Scanning & Mobility is known as an industry leader in laser- and image-based data collection, including mobile computing and barcode scanning. The L-Tron/Honeywell partnership spans nearly 30 years and is still going strong. HSM City is an exciting interactive resource for customers to explore various industries and find out more information about the data collection solutions that we offer.

    Honeywell Interactive City

    Zebra Technologies
    We have partnered with Zebra Technologies, a global leader in barcode and RFID technology, for over 12 years. We currently offer Zebra’s full portfolio of barcode, receipt, kiosk and RFID printers, as well as supplies and accessories for a wide-range of industries. What exactly do Zebra and L-Tron solutions entail – and for which industries? Learn more and explore the endless possibilities as displayed interactively in our new ebook.

    Zebra Interactive eBook


    SCADA Solutions

    Customized SCADA Systems for Manufacturing Enterprises
    L-Tron has been busy developing and implementing custom-configured SCADA solutions for major healthcare manufacturers, packaging companies, and other enterprises across the nation. These fully-integrated customized solutions incorporate Advantech touch panel computers, Advantech Ethernet switches, and Honeywell barcode scanners. The benefits? Each manufacturing facility is able to monitor usage, throughput, output and productivity, as well as diagnose machine status and potential problem areas. Learn More.

    Package Tracking

    College Campus Package Tracking Solutions
    College campuses often struggle with package traceability and delivery confirmation – until now. L-Tron’s package tracking solutions enable campus mail service personnel to track and trace packages immediately upon arrival to campus in a searchable and comprehensive system. Using handheld computers and signature capture technology, manual processes and errors are eliminated and proof-of-delivery is realized, with the same efficiency and accuracy as major packaging courier companies! Learn More.


    200th Blog Post Spotlight: L-Tron Operations Team
    By Jason Shanley

    200th Blog Post - Operations Team SpotlightI 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, and more, we’d like to dedicate this 200th blog milestone to our very talented and much appreciated Operations Team.

    A quality team delivers quality service.

    Sure, we can say we have exceptional quality, but here are the stats to prove it. So what does our Operations Team have to say about the service they provide? Let’s take a look: Continue reading.


    '' Hi Cathy,

    Thank you for your fast response. I like your approach to your customers.

    With Regards,
    -FRANK ''


    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 COO – gayle.derose@L-Tron.com.

    Our customers are our #1 priority. As always, please email Gayle or call (800) 830-9523 x118 with any other general inquiries or feedback you might have!


    New Webstore

    Get Ready…Our Brand New Webstore is Coming Soon!

    You’re going to love our new and totally improved e-store, launching later this summer. Check back soon!

    L-Tron Infographics

    Proud to Present: L-Tron Infographics

    We’ve been hard at work developing resources for you that are easy on the eyes. From barcodes and RFID to industrial computing, our resource center contains our latest infographics – and more are being added regularly.

    Public Safety Exhibition

    Public Safety Exhibition

    We just got back from exhibiting our Law Enforcement portfolio at Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Centennial Celebration. Check out our live tweet feed for more information.

    Click here for more news and events.


    Linear or 2D Barcode Scanner

    Do I Need a Linear or 2D Barcode Scanner?

    1. Determine which type of barcode symbologies you need to scan.
      • Common linear codes: UPC, Code 128, Code 39
      • Common 2D codes: QR Code, Data Matrix, Aztec, MaxiCode
    2. If you need to scan only linear codes, a linear/1D or laser scanner will work. If you need to scan 2D codes or a combination of both 1D and 2D barcodes, a 2D scanner will suit your needs.
    3. Don’t forget other barcode scanner considerations: General purpose or industrial? Handheld or presentation-style?

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


    Engineer Jokes 10 Jokes Only Engineers Will Understand

    We are surrounded by engineers at L-Tron, so we got a kick out of these jokes. Are you an engineer? Know an engineer? Enjoy – Here’s the link:

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    L-Tron’s Technology News You Can Use • Volume 6 • Summer 2014
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