RFID

RFID systems are everywhere – food, clothing tags, shampoo bottles, missiles… even your pet’s tags! Short for radio frequency identification, RFID tags can carry simple or complex information and can be used in a wide variety of verticals and applications. This section of blogs provides the very latest information on RFID technology.

Making college campuses safer one RFID system at a time.

by Tinsley Maness May 13, 2011 RFID

If you watch the news, then you have most certainly heard of the security issues facing today’s college campuses.  In the wake of the shootings at the Virginia Tech campus, the leaders at Bob Jones University decided to implement an Intermec RFID system to make their campus more secure. As an added benefit to the security […]

More Information About the Healthcare Stimulus

by Nathan Lord December 14, 2010 AIDC

Healthcare is a hot topic right now – it has its own Vertical Market and even ties in the government with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA or Stimulus). There are incentives available through this bill for physicians and healthcare organizations to improve their IT solutions, which has resulted in IT momentum in the […]

SS Technical Article: What is an IP Rating?

by ScanSource Technical Services November 16, 2010 AIDC
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IP rating? Class? Division? N.I.? I-Safe? These are all terms bandied about when talking about mobile devices, but what do they really mean? Let’s take a look at what each means and how they relate to the environment the mobile device needs to operate in. IP(Ingress Protection) Ratings IP Ratings are a measure of how […]

Printronix SL4M: How To Do A Printhead Alignment

by ScanSource Technical Services October 12, 2010 Barcode Printing
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Printhead Alignment SL4M Align the printhead under the following conditions: to improve the print quality when running difficult media with major differences in thickness, when adjusting for media thickness (with the printhead pressure switch) did not yield adequate print quality, or when you replace the printhead. The printhead must be parallel with the platen for […]

Video: Opportunities in RFID with Chris Rezendes

by Mark Morgan September 17, 2010 Business

Chris Rezendes, Executive Vice President of VDC Research Group visited ScanSource a few weeks ago and we discussed the future of RFID. He has a great perspective on the technology and the areas in our industry that provide the most opportunity for VARs. We asked Chris to share his views with us on camera so […]

Thermal Barcode Printers: An Introduction to Interfaces

by ScanSource Technical Services September 16, 2010 Barcode Printing

The interface is how the host that is generating the print job communicates with the printer. No one printer is going to support all of these possible interfaces so it can be important to know ahead of time how your customer intends to connect to the host so you can make sure the printer is […]

Thermal Barcode Printers: An Introduction to Options

by ScanSource Technical Services September 16, 2010 Barcode Printing

Now that we have a pretty good understanding of how Thermal Barcode Printers work in general, let’s take a look at some common options. Peel and Present: Dispense Mode Self Strip Present Sensor Most label stock comes on a substrate (backing material). In many applications you don’t want the worker to have to spend the […]

Thermal Barcode Printers: Explaining Media and Ribbons

by ScanSource Technical Services September 16, 2010 Barcode Printing

Labels What’s important to keep in mind is there is a media for every application, be that a simple shipping label that only needs to last 3 days, or a warning label that needs to last 10 years on the side of a fishing boat in the North Atlantic. Both are labels, and both can […]

Thermal Barcode Printers: Explaining Top of Form

by ScanSource Technical Services September 16, 2010 Barcode Printing

Every printer needs a way of locating the Top of Form (top of the label.) Thermal Barcode Printers have two ways of doing this. Which one you use depends on the type of label you are using. How the printer locates the Top of Form Gap/Notch Media Black Line Media (Black Bar, Mark) Continuous Media […]

Thermal Barcode Printers: A look at Printhead and DPI Requirements

by ScanSource Technical Services September 15, 2010 Barcode Printing

In real simple terms a Thermal Printhead is made up of a series of perfectly square heating elements over a ceramic substrate. These heating elements are usually referred to as dots. The number of these dots per inch (dpi) indicate the resolution of the printhead. The standard DPIs are 203, 305, 406, 609. The higher […]