Ken Campbell

Ken Campbell has worn several different hats since he started with ScanSource Tech Services in July 2000. Currently his primary responsibility is creating educational materials and providing training for ScanSource resellers.

Need to create GHS labels? ScanSource can help.

by Ken Campbell March 20, 2014 AIDC
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GHS (Globally Harmonized System), created by the United Nations, is designed to standardize the classification and labeling of chemicals worldwide.  While most countries have a regulatory system in place for the handling and transportation of chemicals, historically there has been a lack of consistency on how these regulations were implemented.  GHS is designed to bring […]

Walmart Mandates PTI Compliance

by Ken Campbell January 1, 2014 AIDC

Produce Tractability Initiative (PTI) came about as a response to the 2006 spinach crisis, an event that sickened hundreds, lead to the death of four people, and resulted in a complete recall of spinach products across the nation – a huge toll from both a human and economic standpoint.  Another scare in 2008 with tainted jalapenos just […]

Reducing healthcare costs with supply chain best practices.

by Ken Campbell May 16, 2013 Healthcare
Motorola

Rising health care costs are an issue that affects us all.  While much of the attention has been paid to cutting costs associated with clinical operations, inefficiencies in the healthcare supply chain often remain overlooked, in spite of the fact that one area consumes nearly one third of all hospital operational budgets.

Selecting the right barcode scanner for mission critical healthcare applications.

by Ken Campbell May 16, 2013 Healthcare
Motorola

Healthcare providers have increasingly turned to barcode scanning to ensure the 5 rights of medication administration.   However, with the myriad of scanner choices how do you choose the perfect one for your healthcare customers?  Motorola has provided some best practices on selecting barcode scanners for use in health care.

Mobility in Nursing

by Ken Campbell May 16, 2013 Healthcare
Motorola

Facing challenges is just part of the job when you’re a nurse.  They are, after all, on the front lines of patient care.  Unfortunately, many of these challenges don’t involve actual patients but inefficient and error-prone processes.  Add to this an overall shortage of nurses and an increase in government and industry regulations and it […]

What’s New with the Zebra QLn Mobile Label Printer

by Ken Campbell March 26, 2013 ScanSource POS & Barcode
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It’s a mobile world we live in, with developments taking place almost daily.  This is not only true with mobile computers but also the peripherals that accompany them as well.  This video details advancements in Zebra’s new generation flagship mobile label printer, the QLn.  It’s lighter, with an advanced smart battery, and remote management capabilities.  […]

Need a Mobile Thermal Transfer Label Printer? Look No Further…

by Ken Campbell March 26, 2013 Barcode Printing
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Need durable labels that can withstand extreme temperatures and harsh environments?  Need to print those labels in the actual conditions where they’ll need to live?  Then the Zebra P4T and RP4T Thermal Transfer Mobile printer is for you.  It brings all the advantages of Thermal Transfer label printing and makes it mobile.

Torture Testing the Motorola LS3578 / DS3578

by Ken Campbell March 22, 2013 AIDC
Motorola

Have you ever wanted to just see how much damage a rugged barcode scanner can take?  Of course you have, and so have we.   So we grabbed a Motorola LS3578 and put it through its paces, while having a bit of fun in the process.   While a pretty good time was had making the video, […]

Increase Efficiency with Mobile Computers at the Right Price

by Ken Campbell September 18, 2012 Mobility

Nielson estimated early in 2012 that 50.4% of mobile phone users have smart phones of one kind or another. In this day and age where every end user carries a powerful mobile computer with them at all times, it can lead customers, especially new customers who are just now moving from pen and paper to […]

Consumerization of Rugged IT

by Ken Campbell March 19, 2012 AIDC

Updated 2/01/2013: I wrote this article nearly a year ago, and if anything it is even more relevant in 2013 than 2012. Resellers are even more empowered now to provide solutions that complement or compete with consumer devices in the enterprise.  Top selling vendors, such as Honeywell, Epson, Motorola and Zebra, and many others, are […]