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L-Tron’s New Blog Enables Clients to Stay Abreast of Emerging Technology Trends

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Victor, New York – L-Tron Corporation announces the recent launch of a new weblog on its corporate website, with the main goal of sharing the company’s collective expertise and extensive knowledge with both clients and potential clients. The blog, which is updated several times a week, helps readers understand the direction of technology in the marketplace and how to use that technology to increase their profitability.

L-Tron President, RAD DeRose, initiated a company blog based the company’s commitment to its customers. DeRose clarifies, “Establishing the company blog is an extension of our “customer first” culture. I want to provide an opportunity where, as a company, we can interact with our clients in an open forum. This allows us to connect to our customers directly by providing tips and insights, answering questions, and also by receiving feedback.”

This “customer first” culture that DeRose mentions is not a novel concept for L-Tron. Starting with the company’s creation over 35 years ago, L-Tron (http://www.l-tron.com) began delivering the service and support its customers needed to be successful. The company continues to regularly receive excellent customer feedback to this day, always striving to exceed customer expectations.

DeRose further explains, “By putting our clients first, we ensure that the customer experience with L-Tron is a positive one. Of course, there are times when, despite our best efforts, there are problems. We view these problems as opportunities to demonstrate our outstanding technical and customer service capabilities. If there is a problem, we resolve it in a manner that truly outshines our competitors.”

L-Tron’s blog posts commenced on June 19, 2011 and continue to grow in popularity with readers. Written by industry experts within L-Tron Corporation, articles thus far have focused on educating readers about efficient workflow processes, effective data collection procedures, trends across a variety of top industries, helpful hints when shopping for new technology, and more. Widely-read posts over the past weeks have included: “Capturing Electronic Signatures,” “Workforce Trends in Field Mobility Solutions,” and “Assess True Labor Costs with Tracking Solutions.”

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Jul 26, 2011

Asset Management Made Easy with Barcode Technology

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Asset management systems are used to track individual physical items. Barcode technology used for asset management is very helpful for various organizations. Barcode readers are integrated with handheld computers and are used for performing audits or tracking the movement of items.

Barcode asset management systems can track a wide range of items which are physical and having value, operational importance, and security implications. Critical equipment in manufacturing industries, secure documents, safety equipment like fire extinguishers, and vehicles are some of the examples of items which can be traced by barcode asset management systems. For example, asset management integrating barcodes can track assets like books and computers in an educational institutions. Many educational institutions are found to use Symbol scanners as a part of asset management system.

Asset management systems use specific software which helps in allowing to track the assets. Each asset of an organization is given a specific barcode number. The barcodes are printed on labels by barcode printers. When an asset is released to use, then the barcode label is attached on it. A barcode scanner mostly portable barcode scanner is attached to the asset management system. The scanner reads data on the barcodes of assets which gives the data of the asset immediately. In this way accurate auditing can be made easy by application of barcode technology. Symbol barcode scanner and others are designed in portable models for use in asset management.

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Feb 17, 2011

Know the Use of CCD Technology in Barcode Scanners

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Barcodes are referred as optical machine-readable representation of data which are showed on certain products. Barcode scanner is a device which reads barcodes by various technologies. CCD scanners, laser scanners, image scanners are various types of barcode readers that use different technologies. Symbol scanners, HP scanners, and others include scanners utilizing these technologies. Let us now know about the application of CCD technology in scanners.

CCD in CCD scanners stands for Charge Coupled Device. The technology found in video cameras is used by these scanners. The reflections are scanned as single and complete image by them. An array of small light sensors are present in CCD scanners. They are pointed at the barcode of the product. A sort of grid of tiny laser like lights is formed on the surface of the barcode part of the product. Barcodes are generally printed on a white background. So the light which is emitted from the scanner gets reflected to the receiver of scanner. Translation of light into voltage is done by a photovoltaic cell. This corresponds to the single type of product. The information from the scanner is sent to a computer where information is stored in a database.

CCD scanners are cost-effective and can be used for ideal light barcode scanning applications. These scanners rarely have moving parts and hence are more reliable for use. They are also less prone to failure. Symbol barcode scanner, WASP barcode scanner and others which use CCD technology are more expensive than laser scanners. Modes of connectivity of these scanners include cordless, fixed-position, and tethered.

CCD scanners can read barcodes kept up to a distance of 30cm. They can be used at various industries which include heavy-duty usage. CCD scanners have high accuracy. Data from the barcodes which are slightly damaged or wrinkled can also be read by them.

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Jan 28, 2011

Know About Barcode Scanners‘ Varieties

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Today, barcode technology is used in every industry, every organization, irrespective of its size. Barcode appears like a picture or image, having a combination of lines and spaces. But, for decoding barcode data we need a barcode scanner.

Barcode scanners are photosensors that read the barcodes and convert them into readable text for reader flexibility. This process appears to be more complex, but barcode scanners can complete it in few seconds time.

Different varieties of barcode scanners
Today, barcode scanners are available in different varieties based on their form and their scanning technologies, many brands are released in to the market like symbol scanners in forms of handheld, mobile, wearable shapes with cordless or wireless technologies.

Wand Barcode Scanners
Wand barcode readers must be swiped over the toal barcode, at a fixed speed and at specific angle. These type of models are especially used in ATMs, to know the product information.

Fixed-Mount Barcode Scanners
Fixed-mount barcode scanners read barcodes, when they are passed through the front screen of the scanner. These types are largely used in work-in-progress applications like transportation, manufacturing industries. Also these type of scanners are used in laboratory, security identification and kiosk applications, which provide services to various customers.

Linear Imager Barcode Scanners
Linear imager barcode scanners are also known as CCD scanners or CCD LR (long range) scanners or full array imagers. This type of barcode scanners are applicable for distance based works, whose workplace is faraway from the scanner.

Laser Barcode Scanners
Laser scanners use a laser beam as the light source and typically employ either a reciprocating mirror or a rotating prism to scan the laser beam back and forth, across the barcode. These barcode scanners are used in various industries for special purposes.

Omnidirectional Barcode Scanners
Omnidirectional barcode scanners can read a barcode from any direction, unlike handheld barcode scnners, which are to be held only in perpendicular direction to the label. Because of this feature, they make the scanning process faster. These are very appropriate to be used in retail outlets, where the sales take place in bulk and also very fast.

2D Barcode Scanners
2D barcode scanners use a combination of technology of digital camera and software for decoding barcode label data. These scanners can read both 1d and 2d barcode labels. Hence, due to this type of technology, versatility and accuracy of these scanners, they are gaining high popularity.

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Jan 11, 2011

Know About Different Kinds of Barcode Labels

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Barcodes have the ability of retaining information on a simple label, that is why barcodes are used for many different purposes and in many different situations. Barcode labels are printed by the barcode printers. They are tags, which help both machines and humans to identify any given object or item.

These barcode labels are differentiated by the type of base material, on which barcodes are imprinted. Barcode labels can be customized in different sizes and shapes. There are many types of the barcode labels, such as:

Linear barcode label: These barcode symbologies are most familiar and widely used format of the barcode. This type of barcode labels contain the series of the parallel lines and spaces with varying width among such lines. This particular class of barcodes, are about 100 types, nearly 20 are accepted among them. They are Codabar, Code 39, Code 128, EAN, Telepen and etc.

Stacked and Matrix symbologies: Stacked and the matrix barcode symbologies are designed to encode much more information in much smaller spaces. They are Aztec Code, code 16 K, code 49, Maxi Code, Supercode, and USS Code One and etc.

Composite Symbologies: These barcode symbologies are specific combinations of one dimensional and two dimensional symbologies, that include Composite Code C, GSI, and MicroPDF417, and etc.

Automated data collection is the main reason to use the barcodes. The type and amount of information which is needed to encode data and type of device used to read the barcode define each of the barcodes that are available.

These are the different types of barcode labels, which are used in business according to the different products.

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Jan 7, 2011

Get an Incredible Efficiency of Your Business by Using Barcode Scanner Software

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If you run a small business, which is developing, then you may get trouble or may feel difficulty to keep track of the stock and sometimes it may be difficult to complete the orders. So in this case, you can use the barcode scanner, which can help you in inventory management.

Generally the more business grows, the more inventory you have to manage, so day by day it will become difficult to manage the inventory like products and materials and maintain the records in growing business. It may take a longer time to track the information and inventory. So barcode scanners can help the business owner in such cases.

You may aware of the barcodes, which store the information in such a way, that it can be read by the computers. It is difficult to humans to understand such data, which is presented in the barcodes. Barcode scanner scans and decodes the data and sends it to the computer.

In order to use the barcode technology, barocde scanner alone is not enough, you also need a computer device to maintain the data and you need to install the barcode software on that computer to interpret the data which is provided by the barocde scanner. So barcode software is essential thing to use the barcodes technology. If you want to install the stock control software, there are different levels of capabilities in stock control software, so choose the best one which is best fit for your business. It is applicable to scanner as well. You need to choose the right scanner like Symbol scanners, which are suitable for almost all businesses.

So in this way you can get incredible business efficiency by using barcode scanners and barcode scanner software.

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Dec 30, 2010

All You Need to Know while Purchasing Barcode Ribbons

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If you want to set up barcode system then you need to purchase the database server on which you are now hosting the assets database, barcode printer, barcode scanners. Barcode ribbons are used in barcode printers, which are very important to print barcodes.

If you purchase standard printers like Zebra printers, a set of ribbons will be given to you by vendor. If it is first time that you are purchasing the ribbons then you need to consider few things. Such as:

The thing you really need to know is the type of barcode printer, in which you are going to use such ribbons, when shopping for ribbons. You need to be aware of the specific model number along with make of a printer you have. It is because ribbons cannot be shared by two different models of the same barcode printer. For this you need to be aware of model number of the printer.

Later you need to consider whether barcode ribbons are made up of resin or not, when you purchase the ribbons for printer. Also consider that whether such ribbons are made from wax, or those made from both resin and wax..

If you can not find out the model of your barcode printer then, consider to trace the part number of your printer barcode ribbons.

It is important to purchase the right ribbon for you printer. One of the best printers is Zebra printer.

These are things you need to consider when you are going to purchase the ribbons for your barcode printers.

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Dec 10, 2010

Introduction to Barcode Technology

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There are continuous developments in manufacturing, distribution, communications, transportation, healthcare and other sectors along with computer technology. These continuous developments continue to play a large part in great change.

It is important for collecting and processing information on timely basis for any business in this fast changing world. It is necessary that managers should act quickly to take effective and necessary changes in manufacturing or distribution. Otherwise, they must respond quickly to new customer needs or requirements.

Automation of the data collection function helps to speedup the data collection. It is more faster than manual methods. Manual method is costly and it is slow and there are chances of human errors, so that is why automated data collection process expanded widely all over the world. There are three phases in automated data collection process.

Print: First step is automatic identification and it is essential. It is accomplished by attaching a barcode to a part, document, package, personal identification badge or some other product. They can be tracked by using barcode.

Capture: When a part moves in or out of inventory, a work piece comes in or out of a given stage in the manufacturing process. In this case, the data collection phase can occur. Scanning barcode labels can capture these actions accurately. Information can be read by Barcode scanners more faster and accurately than humans can do. The automated error rate is one per 3 million characters.

Connect: when scanned data is gathered at a central point and changed into a appropriate form into data stream of a computer then computer system input occurs. The consequence is accurate data automatically which is captured as each event occurs. In this way it permits the management to take appropriate decisions based on solid and current information.

Automated data collection is essential to improve control and for providing more accurate and valuable information timely in management then it result in increased productivity and reduced cost.

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Filed under Business
Sep 25, 2010