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  • How Barcode Tracking Simplifies Supply Chain Management

    How Barcode Tracking Simplifies Supply Chain Management

    Did you know that more than five billion barcodes are scanned every day? It’s true, according to GS1, the Brussels-based nonprofit that maintains inte...

  • Linear Barcode Symbologies

    Linear Barcode Symbologies

    Linear barcode symbologies—such as UPC, EAN, and GS1-128—are one-dimensional barcodes that contain a sequence of vertical black bars and white spaces ...

  • Best Barcode Labels for Manufacturing

    Best Barcode Labels for Manufacturing

    We are often asked, “What are the best barcode labels for my manufacturing operations?” Before our label experts recommend the right labels, we ask qu...

  • What is a Barcode?

    What is a Barcode?

    Companies new to barcoding often ask, “What is a barcode?” While people broadly use this term to describe any sort of data capture method ...

  • Barcode Scan Engines

    Barcode Scan Engines

    There are three primary barcode scan engines: laser, linear imager, and 2D area imager. Each works differently to accommodate the needs of specific en...

  • What is RFID and How Does it Work?

    What is RFID and How Does it Work?

    We’re often asked, “What is RFID and how does it work?” Simply stated, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is similar t...

The Top 7 Inventory Management Mobile Apps You Should Check Out

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  As a small business owner, you’re going to be on the move. You’re likely helping with outside sales, traveling to trade shows to network, or visiting your other locations. So how do you keep on top of what’s going on with inventory management in your warehouse? Nearly half of small businesses use slow, ineffective manual inventory tracking methods like ... Read More »

How Barcode Tracking Simplifies Supply Chain Management

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Did you know that more than five billion barcodes are scanned every day? It’s true, according to GS1, the Brussels-based nonprofit that maintains international UPC standards. With that many barcodes circling the globe, supply chain management is more important than ever. “Companies will increasingly mandate traceability from their suppliers. At each stage of the chain, a new rule will apply: ... Read More »

Barcode Printer: The Complete Printer Buying Guide (Infographic)

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With barcodes used predominantly on everything around us today, from the products in your household to the tickets to an event you may be attending this weekend, barcodes have become a part of everyday life. Before a barcode is used to track inventory across the globe, it must first be printed. It is essential for manufacturers to have the correct ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Barcode Scanners (Infographic)

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Nearly everyone everywhere has seen a barcode today. Barcode’s have revolutionized the way we package and transport merchandise. A barcode, by Investopedia.com’s definition, is a graphical representation of a product’s identifying information formed by two-dimensional pattern of black and white stripes. They are used to automate the transfer of product information from the product to an electronic system, or cash ... Read More »

5 Barcode Scanner Apps for iPhone and Android

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Barcodes are everywhere: products, loyalty cards, packaging labels, library books, you name it. With one scan of these striped bars, light energy is converted to electrical energy, which is converted to powerful data that can give you everything from inventory management to consumer awareness. Today many businesses and consumers use barcode scanning apps to access this information from their iPhones. ... Read More »

An Instant Connection: A Warehouse and 2D Barcode Scanner

An Instant Connection: A Warehouse and 2D Barcode Scanner | System ID

You know that feeling you get when there’s an instant connection between two people? Well that’s what happens when a 2D barcode scanner walks into a warehouse. Both are happy on their own, but together they accomplish great things, such as: Significantly streamline processes Comply with legislative mandates Turn sluggish sales around Make customers happy Achieve the next level of ... Read More »

CES Products Reveal Where Business Technology is Headed

CES Products Reveal Where Business Technology is Headed | System ID

If you’ve seen the news this week, chances are you ran across reports about this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It’s an annual event where technology companies parade their products in front of consumers, businesses, and technomaniacs in search of the “next big thing.” Although chances are few of these inventions will ever make it to retail shelves, CES products ... Read More »

Big Data Brings Big Changes

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This is the second of a two-part article that explains how the Internet of Things works and its impact on our personal and professional lives. Part Two demonstrates how big data will benefit manufacturing, healthcare, and retail operations. A huge volume of information that is too large to store and manage via traditional methods is known as big data. And ... Read More »

Internet of Things is Changing How We Live and Work

Internet of Things Changing How We Live and Work

This is the first of a two-part article that explains how the Internet of Things works and its impact on our personal and professional lives. Part One share experts’ predictions of this technology’s economic benefits. The drive to do things quicker, easier, and better is being fueled by trending technology, the Internet of Things (IoT). Much has been made of ... Read More »