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SS Technical Article: Standard Platen Roller vs. Linerless Platen Roller

by ScanSource Technical Services May 26, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Linerless Platen Roller Having a linerless platen roller is an option on a small number of thermal barcode printers. While the standard platen roller is designed to work with normal labels and tags, a linerless platen is used with special linerless labels. Linerless labels have no backing material so the adhesive is exposed during the […]

Can We Really Eliminate Medical Errors Through Technology?

by Nathan Lord May 25, 2011 Healthcare
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Last week my daughter was complaining of stomach pains and issues. Typically, we would load her up with the pink stuff and be on our way. But things were back and forth in how she was feeling so we felt like we better take her to get it checked out. We went to the pediatrician […]

SS Technical Article: Scanning Barcodes on LCD Screens

by ScanSource Technical Services May 12, 2011 AIDC
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One of the big questions today in scanners is can it scan a barcode on an LCD screen. The answer is some can but most cannot. First, let’s list the scanners that cannot scan a LCD screen. They are: Laser, Omni directional, and some area imagers. Lasers cannot and will never be able to scan […]

Infographic: QR Code Statistics from Mashable

by Aaron Moller March 24, 2011 AIDC

I have written about QR codes here before, and I just wanted to pass along a cool infographic I found (via Mashable) with some interesting stats on QR codes. All of the codes on the graphic can be scanned with a smartphone for more information as well.

Physicians Need Barcoding Too

by Nathan Lord February 25, 2011 Healthcare

One of our buddies around here is “Noosh”, Mark Neuenschwander of The Neuenschwander Company (say that 5 times fast). Over the last year or so we’ve been able to develop a relationship with his team through our Healthcare VAR Source program, and as a result have really stayed on top of some of his topics […]

Candy, panty hose and healthcare opportunities?

by Nathan Lord January 19, 2011 AIDC

Ah yes, I knew that title would grab your attention. So you’re sitting there wondering, “what in the world is this nut talking about?”. Well, there’s a simple answer (that I will lengthen a little so this blog looks a little more impressive). When thinking healthcare opportunities, most people think… Hospitals (patient care, asset tracking, […]

SS Technical Article: Label Printers and Labeling Software for Linux OS

by ScanSource Technical Services January 18, 2011 Barcode Printing
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ScanSource does not distribute or support any label printer or label software that is to be explicitly used with Linux. Printing from Linux is supported by most all Linux Distributions – it will be up to you to choose the linux distribution, label printer, and software package that fits your needs.   Label Printing from […]

SS Technical Article: UCC EAN-128 Barcode Structure and Application Identifiers

by ScanSource Technical Services January 18, 2011 Barcode Printing
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Introduction UCC/EAN-128 was developed to provide a worldwide standard for exchanging data between different companies. UCC/EAN-128 not only encodes the data, but also provides a method of defining the meaning of the data by defining a list of “Application Identifiers” a.k.a. AIs. UCC/EAN-128 is by itself not a symbology. It is a standard that defines […]

GS1 Certification Required For Your Bar Codes? We Can Do That!

by Nathan Lord December 11, 2010 Barcode Printing

Question for you… what’s your shoe size in the US? (mine, 9.5) How about in the UK? (mine, 8.5) And in Europe? (I have to go to a 43 because they don’t have a conversion from US9.5) Kind of a pain, right? You know what would be great… an organization that creates standards and services […]

Zebra ZPL: Error condition results when a label is printed or when the configuration changes.

by ScanSource Technical Services November 16, 2010 Barcode Printing
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Software always overrides the printer settings. A driver or label software typically has a printer configuration capability and will result in sending ZPL commands that will over-ride existing printer configurations. If the printer is working fine with initial setup and prints test labels correctly then you send a label and experience an error, misconfigured driver/software […]