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Flexibility for Forklift Operators

With the help of technology, forklift operators have gone from being thought of as material-handling personnel to captains of a mobile information machine that can move about the warehouse equipped with computing power, barcode scanning capabilities, RFID technology and more to streamline workflows and take the complexity out of every day tasks.

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Smart Printing Takes You to the Head of the Class

The race in technology is on to make its way toward understanding how to make tasks less time consuming, taxing and less complicated for the user. Of course, any manufacturer will tell you they’ve always had the user’s best interests at heart, but in the past, it seemed like it was a 50-50 deal when it came to some of the warehouse automation tools on the market. For every added feature, there was a compromise.

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Lowering Your Printing Costs with Zebra’s Free Printhead Replacement

Keeping your printers clean and using quality supplies are two of the best ways to extend the life of your hardware and reduce your long-term printing costs. But even with the best preventive maintenance and printing supplies, your printheads still have a limited lifespan, and each replacement can cost hundreds of dollars or more.

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RFID: Do or Don’t?

We often find that one of the biggest challenges our customers face in the warehouse is the tracking of inventory. For many organizations that operate using a paper-based process, it can be a nightmare. For large-scale operations that produce, distribute or handle millions of dollars of inventory, coming up short can mean hundreds of thousands of lost dollars every year. Although RFID may not be ideal for every organization, it places certain advantages on those that choose the technology wisely.

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Why Certified Label Media Offers Better Barcode Label Output

One of the most common mistakes that businesses make in buying their barcode labels and supplies is to choose the cheapest option. It’s done in the interest of maximizing cost-effectiveness, but the result is often long-term costs that come from resulting printing and scanning issues, particularly when using cheap, low-quality media.

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Advantages of Using an Industrial Touch Computer: Zebra’s TC56

Since the advent of industrial mobile computing, companies have traditionally used rugged, handheld mobile computers with built-in keypads. But the smartphone revolution has led to new industrial touch screen computers with smartphone-style form factors that enable greater mobile productivity. In this article, we take a look at one of the latest industrial touch mobile computers from Zebra Technologies, and the advantages this type of device can bring to the improvement of enterprise workflows.

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4 Tips to Prevent Cyber Attacks

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, so it’s a good time to plan and evaluate the level of protection on your network, and hardware connected to the network like smartphones and mobile computing devices, to protect your data from possible threats. The number of attacks is alarming and affecting massive numbers of consumers and businesses alike. The use of malware is growing rapidly year after year. And it seems as we work harder to detect and prevent attacks, the malware programs get more and more sophisticated.

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3 Benefits of Mobile Device Management

When dealing with a fleet of mobile devices – large or small – the IT department’s goal is to simplify as much of the management of the fleet as possible. This means finding a solution that will aid in resolving user issues quickly, track whereabouts of a remote device, and make it easy to maintain them (think software upgrades, device configuration, regular maintenance, and so on). It’s also a convenient and secure way to keep track of resources users access and locating/securing lost devices.

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Migrating from 3G to LTE with Zebra’s TC56 Touch Computer

Many businesses are still relying on 3G networks for voice and data communications on their handheld mobile computers, but soon that’s going to change. Major wireless network service providers are starting to shut down their support for 3G networks and devices, and that means companies need to have a strategy for upgrading their devices and switching to 4G LTE networks.

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What is Compliance Labeling?

Compliance labels are those with printed information, logos, and/or barcoding for a product with specific standards based on its respective industry. In some cases, these labels must meet specifications or regulations set by applicable government agencies like the USDA or universal safety organizations like OSHA. These standards have been created to ensure safety, quality and efficiency, and found to be prevalent in the food, drug and automotive industries.

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