July 21, 2022

The Benefits of Wireless Printers

Discovering new ways of optimising the workplace is a constant goal for every business manager. Fortunately, as technology advances, more ways of achieving this become available. Mobility is vital in most workplaces, allowing people to seamlessly work effectively in various locations or across large sites. This desire to remove the need to carry clipboards and return to wired computers led to the popularity of wireless barcode scanners and printers. WIRELESS VS WIRED PRINTERS Wired printers were an essential part of the workplace for many years, but now they have been surpassed by wireless and mobile printers. The limitations of wired […]
July 20, 2022
Barcode Scanner

What is a Barcode Scanner and How Does it Work?

Everyday we interact with items that were invented with the purpose of making our lives easier. Computers, Smart Phones, and cars are some of the first that come to mind. However, there are many other inventions that we encounter that we don’t even consider how they have impacted our lives. Everywhere you purchase a product with a barcode label, a barcode reader of some type is utilized to gather the information contained on the barcode label. Have you ever taken the time to think of what a barcode scanner is? How does it work? Or why it was invented in […]
July 16, 2022
Equipment Management Software - Cheqroom

How does CHEQROOM make equipment tracking easy?

Today, more and more businesses are taking their equipment management to the cloud. You can instantly get up-to-date information about your equipment checkouts by scanning QR asset tags. This eliminates the need for paperwork and spreadsheet use and simplifies the checkout process. Keep reading to learn more about how you can make equipment tracking easy. How To Make Equipment Tracking Easy CHEQROOM is a web-based software application that helps businesses manage their equipment inventory. It allows users to keep track of what equipment they have, where it’s located, and who is responsible for it. CHEQROOM also provides detailed reports on inventory […]
May 14, 2022
Dining Automation

Restaurants and foodservice businesses during COVID-19

Although the restaurant industry has recovered slightly since the pandemic’s peak, many restaurants are still facing overwhelming challenges that keep them from running their operations smoothly.  Even as restrictions are slowly being lifted, restaurants can’t operate at 100 percent due to increasing operational costs and an unprecedented labor shortage. Restaurant owners must develop new ways to work more efficiently and attract more customers. Robot assistance is one solution to both these problems and could be the next big shift that will change the entire restaurant industry. Technology in the Restaurant Industry The food and beverage industry is no stranger to new technologies, especially […]
May 14, 2022

It’s time for inventory management automation

Accurate inventory management is crucial to running a successful business because it directly impacts a company’s bottom line and is key to maximizing profits. Having an accurate handle on inventory enables a business to become more resilient and know what they can sell and when they can sell it, helping mitigate out-of-stock scenarios.  At one point, inventory management was a meticulous, lengthy and manual process for the Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC), an independent member-owned, managed and governed cooperative of North American Subway franchisees, which is responsible for approximately 24,000 Subway restaurants. “Conducting inventory would take two to three hours per […]
May 11, 2022

Vehicle Identification Number: How to find and decode a VIN

A VIN or Vehicle Identification Number is like a social security number, serial number or UPC code for a car. It’s given to a car by its manufacturer and no two VINs are the same. The VIN is a unique string of 17 characters that identify a variety of characteristics about a car including: Where the car was builtThe manufacturerThe brand, engine size, trim and typeA Vehicle Security code (meaning the car has been verified by the manufacturer)The assembly plant where the vehicle was put togetherThe serial number of the vehicle VINs can also tell you things like what kind […]
April 29, 2022

Closing the gap between instore and online fulfilment

In the past 10 years, the gap between instore and online purchasing is beginning to close. Accelerated by the 2020 global pandemic, the rise in popularity of click and collect has enabled retailers to combine their current instore and online offerings. Providing convenience to both the customer and the retailer, click and collect has enabled businesses to turn their stores into fulfilment centre hubs – drawing inventory from shelves to fulfil online orders. These stores are also now being used as return centres which in turn centralises the control of a business’s inventory distribution. Technology within the fulfilment process has […]
April 29, 2022

BIXOLON Showcases the Latest in Logistics Printing at Intralogistica 2022

Intralogistica – (03.05-06.05.2022, Milan, Italy) BIXOLON, the global manufacturer of advanced Receipt, Label and Mobile printers will be joining Handheld Group, a global manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, tablets and PDAs at Intralogistica 2022 in Pavilion 6, stand C43-D44 to explore their leading range of mobile and labelling solutions suitable for supply chain management, intralogistics and manufacturing operations. Exhibition Product Highlights will include: Mobile Printers – Showcasing its award winning range of mobile receipt and label solutions, BIXOLON will be demonstrating the SPP-R310 plus 3-inch (80mm) and the SPP-R200III 2-inch (58mm) mobile receipt printers. Plus the premium XM7-40R 4-inch (112mm) RFID mobile label printer with encode & […]