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.

RFID Rollout Roadmap

by Mark Morgan September 5, 2011 Business

There is good news on the horizon for VARs! Industry experts now believe the channel is a driving force in RFID. In his RFID Market Development update, Chris Rezendes explains the current market trends and what resellers can do to win new business in RFID.  He also outlines the RFID Rollout Roadmap, created by ScanSource […]

Managed Service & Support – Getting it Right and Why it’s So Hard

by Kevin Price August 23, 2011 AIDC

The managed service movement has been changing the way information technology is acquired, consumed, and managed for some time. However, so far it has had little impact on enterprise mobile computing, AIDC, or POS technology sectors. Today it is most commonly applied to servers, desktops, storage, and networking. The customers that have embraced it are […]

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 […]