Tracking My Home-Brewed Beer Supply Using Barcodes

Like many guys in their late twenties, I have been taken by the craze of home brewing. It’s a very fun activity, and after a few years of fine tuning my process I started inviting friends over to partake in the rewards of my craft. My friends, the freeloaders that they are, readily partook and …

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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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SMX East: Utilizing Personalized Bar Codes on Name Tags

I went to the Search Marketing Expo (SMX East) in New York City a couple of weeks ago and had a lot of fun! It was a three-day conference with over 50 sessions of SEO, SEM and social media marketing tactics to attract and delight visitors and leads. Over the course of the conference, I learned …

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Motorola LI2208 — Value Driven Scanning

Motorola’s latest offering in linear imaging scanning is really impressive.  Linear imaging scanning has been around for a while, but the LI2208 moves things to the next level of speed, performance, and decoding. One of the advantages of imaging scanning—2D or linear—is that you can scan on almost surface or through several substrates, such as …

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Honeywell’s Remote MasterMind: Simply Your Life

It’s Ten o’clock.  Do you know where your devices are?  Remote MasterMind Device Management Software does! Whether it is ten in the morning or ten at night, those calls come in.  Someone is in a panic, and you have to fix it.  Here’s the conversation: “My device is not working.” “Is it totally dead?” “No.” …

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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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Signature Capture for e-Citations

By now, if you are a law enforcement officer, you have probably heard the term “e-Citation” and may have even had the opportunity to use an e-Citation solution on the job.  What you may not know, however, is that there are some great options for signature capture available to you.  During my business interactions with …

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Electronic Medical Records vs. Electronic Health Records

Most healthcare providers have heard about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  An important component of the ARRA comes from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.  This component of HITECH provides incentives to encourage information technology across the healthcare industry.  Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems and Electronic Health Records …

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Improving Handheld Computer Battery Life

It can be so frustrating when you are in the middle of an important project and your handheld computer battery dies.  Below, I have jotted down some tips that I have found useful for extending the life of my rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries.  These batteries are often used in both handheld computers and scanners, among other devices. Lithium Battery Storage: Lithium Ion battery packs …

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