Tis the Season: My Top 10 Barcode Gift Ideas

On Veteran’s Day, I decided to take advantage of some of the great online sales and get some of my Christmas shopping done early.  My mom requested gloves and earmuffs. Simple enough…or so I thought! When I searched for gloves and earmuffs, I found results such as: “Fingerless Texting Gloves with Mitten Cover,” “Touchscreen Gloves” …

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Standard Changes for Barcodes in the Food Industry

Do you check to ensure the product you are purchasing does not have an expired “best by” or “use by” date before you purchase it?  You may assume that the products you purchase are fresh, and leave the responsibility to the grocer.  However, wouldn’t it be nice to have an alert before you paid for …

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Barcodes Preserving Fishing for Future Generations

I have heard stories from fellow fishermen about the number of fish they used to catch in one day and how it was the best fishing they’d ever experienced. Double-digit days were the norm and record-sized fish were hitting the scales. I wish this was still true today, but unfortunately, most fishermen these days can’t …

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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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Using QuickView to Troubleshoot the 4810 Barcode Scanner

The default configuration of a 4810 Barcode Scanner has it connect to your computer using USB COM port emulation.  If you have already followed these troubleshooting steps but you still cannot get data into your application, you can use other applications to test the connection further. Download QuickView from the L-Tron web site and install …

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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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How To Select A Warehouse Handheld Computer

Trying to determine the right handheld computer for your warehouse workers?  Here are some questions you may want to ask. How rugged does the handheld computer need to be? Warehouses have dust, dirt, water, and concrete floors.  For this reason, devices are given an IP rating, or International Protection Rating.  IP ratings classify the degree of …

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Emergency Supplies Tracking: Up, Close and Personal

I must say that as I write this article on emergency supplies tracking, I do so with a different perspective than I would have just a couple of weeks ago, since I recently had the misfortune of heading to my local emergency room for a 5-night stay at the hospital. Ironically, the hospital was deploying a new electronic health record …

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