Archive for the ‘Field Mobility’ Category
There are many reasons why you might feel like you’re outgrowing your bar code scanning device, and have just as many reasons why you can squeeze a little more life out of what you have. We’ve all been there. The first step is admitting you have a problem; or two … or three.
Here are some telltale signs that it may be time for a change:
Difficulty maintaining quality standards
Difficulty maintaining customer service standards
Lines of business have been added
Increasing amount of remote locations
New facility or workflow process
Existing devices are 5+ years old
Looking for ways to reduce costs and increase worker productivity
There are a lot of choices out there, so it’s important
Sadly, this will be the last episode of my printer series. The Laser Printer will not Strike Back. There will be no Return of the Inkjet. It would be a tidy wrap up, but I don’t know much about laser or inkjet printers, so my saga ends here. I’ll leave those chapters for another guy. J.J. Abrams, maybe.
Anyway, on to mobile printers. As always, a lot to cover. I’ll try to be brief, but all I can do is try. What do you need to consider when planning a mobile printer project?
Interface. Yes, again with the interface. In the case of mobile printing, wireless becomes the
In today’s economy, maximizing the value of your data collection equipment is more important than ever. With technology moving at the speed of light, and flexibility and operating efficiencies of primary importance, making room for technology refresh is not only important, but essential to succeeding in today’s competitive marketplace.
With IT budgets getting smaller, legacy equipment is remaining out in the field longer. Although refreshing your technology may seem like a daunting task, consider the negative impact of keeping this equipment in the field and you’ll realize you can’t afford NOT to refresh.
Although refreshing your technology may seem like a daunting task, consider the negative
When managing your fleet of scanning devices becomes overwhelming, it’s time to consider remote device management (RDM). For IT administrators, the ability to manage all bar code scanning devices from a single, remote location can be a life saver. For your business, it’s a productivity and profitability enhancer.
Let’s face it; scanner management can be a costly and time-consuming process. How many times are you contacted by remote users who are traveling or are located at remote facilities to troubleshoot issues for their handheld or truck-mounted device? How about the handling of software updates or keeping track of the devices in each location?
Studies show that more than 40% of
Some final thoughts on the Peerless Research Group survey that underlies Honeywell’s white paper, Are Smartphones and Tablets Suitable for Use in Warehouse and Distribution Center Operations?:
While the survey reports that current usage in the industrial arena heavily favors iPhones over Android-based smartphones by 56% to 29% and iPads over Android-based tablets by 43% to 4% (wow!), it also reveals that this trend is likely to reverse. With respect to managers inclined to standardize their enterprise systems to a single mobile-OS platform, 56% reported to Peerless Research that they were considering Android, while fewer (51%) were now considering iOS. I suspect this is an example of industrial applications belatedly mirroring
In an earlier note on Honeywell Scanning & Mobility’s white paper, Are Smartphones and Tablets Suitable for Use in Warehouse and Distribution Center Operations?, I admitted my surprise at a survey conclusion that “user acceptance” (83%) was exceeded only by ruggedness/durability (90%) and uptime/minimal downtime (89%) in rank of concerns about deployment of consumer smartphones and tablets in warehouse and logistics environments.
Another surprise was that “price of equipment” was, at just 46%, well down the list at sixth behind “easy to use” (70%), “would improve productivity” (56%), “would better optimize labor resources” (56%), “customer service would improve” (53%) and “scanning capabilities” (49%) on that survey’s list of “Benefits in
I posted a comment recently on a new white paper from Honeywell Scanning & Mobility entitled Are Smartphones and Tablets Suitable for Use in Warehouse and Distribution Center Operations? and encourage you to read the paper in full for yourself. The survey it discusses provides interesting insight into current thinking on the subject of industrial application of consumer mobile devices. There’s a lot of data in it free for the mining!
The survey was conducted for Honeywell by the Peerless Research Group working in conjunction with Logistics Management magazine and reveals that, although fully 85 percent of warehouse and DC managers are already either using or planning to use
It’s that time of year again here in the northeast United States. The leaves are changing colors, the trees will soon be bare, and there is an unmistakable chill in the air, especially at night. Everything and everyone is starting to slow down as winter approaches. Some people hate this time of year, when sun-filled summer days are about to be replaced by dreary, cold snow storms. I actually enjoy when the seasons change. I feel like it gives me the chance to slow down a little bit – spend more time at home, relax by the fireplace, and take up one of the indoor hobbies I have neglected all
L-Tron Corporation is pleased to announce an upcoming field mobility webinar, intended to provide valuable information for companies and contractors within the plumbing, heating and cooling industries on the benefits of utilizing field mobility solutions to increase customer satisfaction, return-on-investment (ROI) and field worker productivity. The webinar will be hosted by Lynn Johnson of L-Tron, a specialist in plumbing and HVAC field mobility solutions. Industry expert Kevin Lair from Honeywell International will also speak about current trends in field mobility within the HVAC market. Lair, with over 20 years of experience, has been instrumental in helping countless companies to streamline their LTL pick-up and delivery operations, as well as
L-Tron Corporation announces the availability of an indoor/outdoor mobile data collection and communication device that utilizes advanced wireless technology and enables maximum productivity for mobile workers. The durable, ergonomic Dolphin 99EX, by Honeywell International, is IP67- rated and has numerous features to improve work force productivity and reduce operating costs. Ideal for front-line operations ranging from loading docks to residential doorsteps, the 99EX offers extended battery life up to 16 hours and ensures uninterrupted usage despite drops and spills.
This unique data capture device is equipped with high-speed wireless technology for immediate voice and data communication, as well as a software-definable radio for switching between cellular carriers to receive the best possible