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Direct Thermal Printing Costs Less, Best for Short-Term Use

Zebra RW420PS Mobile Printer

Direct thermal printing is broadly used by a number of industries to create barcode labels for multiple applications. Like thermal transfer printing, it uses heat generated from a print head to create an image. However, direct thermal printing differs from thermal transfer in that it doesn’t use ribbons, ink, or toner to print images on labels. How does direct thermal ... Read More »

Motorola Symbol LS2208 Laser Barcode Scanner Creates Gold Standard

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With more than 5 million units sold, the Motorola Symbol LS2208 laser barcode scanner created the industry standard for design, reliability, and comfort. Affordable and compact, the Motorola Symbol LS2208 laser barcode scanner provides fast, reliable scanning in an ergonomic, light-weight form ideal for industries including: Retail Healthcare Education Government In fact, any environment that relies upon fast, reliable scanning ... Read More »

Intermec PM4i Stand Alone Label Printer a Smart Choice

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The programmable Intermec PM4i stand alone label printer accomplishes a feat few others in its class can match. It doesn’t need a PC to operate, making the wireless mid-range printer a smart choice for many organizations. The Intermec PM4i mid-range label printer can operate as a direct thermal and thermal transfer label, ticket, and tag printer. It can be optionally ... Read More »

What is RFID and How Does it Work?

RFID Warehouse

We’re often asked, “What is RFID and how does it work?” Simply stated, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology is similar to barcodes in that it is an automatic identification system used to track and capture information about products, assets, and inventory. But instead of using barcodes, it embeds tiny microchips and antennas in RFID tags, which contain rich data about items. Passive ... Read More »

Xenon Color Area-Imaging Scanners Read Challenging Barcodes, Snap Photos

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Xenon color area-imaging scanners solve a serious challenge for companies that face difficulty capturing certain barcodes and images. Xenon color area-imaging scanners can read color images and scan high-contrast color barcodes that previously were impossible to read, while still scanning typical black-and-white barcodes as well. For example, the scanners can read red barcodes on a white background – a feat ... Read More »

Easter Bunny Signals Spring’s Arrival at System ID

Product Manager Jesus Sanchez takes a break to meet System ID's Easter bunny, Ginger.

Each year, Spring’s arrival is announced in several ways. Fragrant blooms of happy colors peak out of the sleepy ground. Innocent babies join the ranks of animal and human families. And thunderstorms roar in with nourishing rains (and sometimes damaging winds). At System ID, Spring marks its arrival in another way: A visit by the Easter bunny. A traditional treat, ... Read More »

RFID Retail Inventory Management Increases Omnichannel Sales at Macy’s

RFID Retail Inventory Management

RFID has long been touted as the answer to super-efficient supply chains. But RFID retail inventory management is seeing renewed growth. According to a report by Mary Catherine O’Connor with CNN Money, RFID solutions just might be the savior for Walmart, Macy’s, and other brick-and-mortar retailers looking to expand omnichannel sales. Supply chains didn’t deliver results to Walmart You may ... Read More »

System ID Demonstrates Latest Barcode Systems at Texas Pack 2014

Want to see what’s new in barcode systems, including barcode design and printing software, barcode labels, and asset tracking applications? Visit us in Booth 1541. Join System ID at Texas Pack 2014 on May 7 and 8 in Fort Worth, Texas. Our experts will be demonstrating new barcode technologies and answering your questions at Booth 1541 in the Fort Worth ... Read More »

Thermal Transfer Printing Produces High-Quality Barcode Labels That Last

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Thermal transfer printing is one of the most widely used print technologies for dedicated barcode systems. Ideal for a variety of applications, thermal transfer printers use a heated print head and a thin ribbon to create high-quality, long-lasting barcode labels. How does thermal transfer printing work? Barcode ribbons have a wax, resin, or a wax/resin coating on one side. When ... Read More »

Zebra Buying Motorola Solutions Tracking Technology for $3.45 Billion

Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies just announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Motorola Solution’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion. How will Zebra buying Motorola Solutions tracking technology impact you? While the answer to that question remains to be seen, System ID Vice President of Marketing Grant Wickes believes the acquisition will be positive in the long run, although the ... Read More »