Mobile Barcode Printing
When mobile printing was first introduced, the focus was either receipt printing (like you now see in the car rental agencies) and low duty-cycle label printing (such as printing replacement labels in a retail store). Today, the label printers are more durable than ever. There are linerless label printers, which eliminate the mess of the label backing streaming out of the printer.
Now we see mobile printers in a wide variety of applications. Here are two non-traditional ways we use mobile barcode printers:
Printing Tags for Tuna on the Dock: In Hawaii, tuna is caught by commercial fishermen and delivered to a common dock where there is an auction house. Tuna processors send their agents to the auction to purchase the tuna, which they process for restaurants, grocery stores and for shipment to the mainland. Mobile barcode printers are being used with Dynamic Systems’ SIMBA software to print a tag that is skewered to the tuna once it is purchased. This tag is used as an identifier, initiating the traceability of the tuna from the fisherman, auction house and/or dock.
Asset Label Printing: Asset labeling is a simple task when new assets are purchased. They are received at a central location and labeled prior to being deployed. But what if your company just purchased a new asset management system such as DSI’s CheckMate? There are assets spread out – sometimes in multiple buildings or even in multiple cities or states. It would be impossible to bring them in to central areas for labeling. That is where mobile label printing can help – produce the asset label at the point of transaction. Print, adhere, scan to input into the software.
Look at your labeling requirements and think about what could be simplified if you could print a label at the point of transaction and read a White Paper on mobile printing in the warehouse to get more ideas.
Print Employee & Contractor Badges from CheckMate
Security is becoming increasingly important. Construction and Restoration companies report a high incidence of theft by unauthorized individuals that enter a job site. One of the features of CheckMate is the ability to track equipment, jobs, locations, etc. to “Badges”, which typically means “Employees or Contractors”. The visual identification of an employee or contractor using a barcoded badge that includes a photo adds an increased level of security to job sites or company buildings.
The newest feature of CheckMate is the ability to take a photo with a webcam, upload that photo to the Badge database and then print an ID card with that photo and other identifying information, including the barcode used for the Checkin/Checkout process.
The system is designed to use a Zebra Card Printer, which can be single or dual-sided and black and white or full color.
To learn more, please contact the Dynamic Systems sales department: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tech Note: Remote Management of Mobile Devices
The proliferation of mobile phones, mobile barcode readers, mobile printers, etc. has taxed the bandwidth of IT departments and company asset managers. Identifying the location of the devices, broadcasting software updates or fixes, troubleshooting device issues remotely – these are all functions that are time consuming and difficult to manage without remote management software.
MobiControl Software from SOTI is a great solution to these issues. With this mobile device management software it is easy to broadcast software updates across an enterprise from one main location. Stolen or lost devices can be locked remotely. A mobile device that is in a warehouse a continent away can be reconfigured. Turn features on/off (such as an internet browsers or Bluetooth interface) from a main console.
The software is inexpensive and easy to install. Contact Dynamic Systems Inc. if you would like to set up a demonstration to see how MobiControl can help your company. Email email@example.com.