Honeywell Xenon 1900G

10 Ways to use 2D Barcode Scanning in Manufacturing, Part 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of my series, we discussed 6 ways that the manufacturing industry can use – and has been using – 2D barcode scanning technology to improve traceability: Print Circuit Board Component Reels, Print Circuit Boards & PCB Arrays, Board Sub-Assemblies, Final Board Assemblies, Finished Product, and  Finished Product Boxing. You can read …

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How to Handle PCB Component Reel Scanning & Employee Accountability

I have spent over 12 years in Industrial Automation & Data Acquisition and have worked with many customers in the Print Circuit Board (PCB) Industry. During this time, I have seen increased requirements for lot traceability by end users due to quality concerns.  With strict traceability reporting requirements and the potential for lot rejection, PCB …

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Video Game Hides Barcode Treasure with QR Codes

Google has been known to hide some Easter eggs in their applications and websites from time to time (like their Google Images Atari Breakout). But they’re not alone – programmers and web developers love to hide special features in their code. The same holds true for video game developers. I recently decided to blow the …

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Choosing a Barcode Scanner, Part 2 (Handheld Scanning Considerations)

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed linear barcode scanners versus 2D barcode scanners, as well as general purpose versus industrial scanners. Now that we’ve narrowed down your choice to linear or 2D and general purpose or industrial scanners, let’s get into the next broad category division of barcode scanners; handheld versus presentation scanning. …

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Honeywell’s Voyager 1400g: The Features You Want, When You Want Them

Honeywell Scanning & Mobility has a new area-imaging barcode scanner, the Voyager 1400g.  It’s a 2D area-imager, available as a budget-conscious alternative to the 1900g, with a slightly abbreviated feature set.  For example, it won’t allow you to capture and process images.  While the symbology support is not quite as extensive as the 1900g, it …

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Using Bar Codes To Save Lives!

So, if you have followed any of my previous blogs, you will see I have written about how some of my recent medical issues relate to using bar codes.  Medical errors are widely acknowledged as a major threat to patient safety.  Having been privy to the interworkings of how my local hospital kept track of patient meds, tests …

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Emergency Supplies Management Is Critical To Public Safety

The more I speak with healthcare professionals in both the public and private sectors, the more I understand how mandates and productivity improvements play a big role in the adoption of new technology solutions.  Emergency Supplies Management is an area where technology solutions can be the difference between life or death. In the aftermath of several …

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Dimensional Barcodes

One of the topics that I find myself explaining to customers from time to time is what a dimensional barcode means, usually in reference to 1D vs. 2D barcodes.  One dimensional, two dimensional, even three dimensional barcodes exist and hopefully this post will give you a clear idea of the differences between them. 1D barcodes are …

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