This site contains a multitude of valuable information about the identification and data capture industry. Throughout the site you have access to information on all technologies covered under the umbrella of identification and data capture. These technologies include, but are not limited to: wireless mobile computing, bar code, radio frequency identification, biometrics, voice recognition, and smart cards.

Saturday, 07 February 2015 16:43

The giant wastes no time in capitalizing in enterprise solutions acquisition.

Zebra Technologies came out swinging with a new mobile POS attachment and revolutionary new voice technology, at the recent NRF show in New York City. Among other offerings, the company debuted its new PD40, an attachment for swiping credit/debit cards, and its Workforce Connect Voice technology. According to staff members who manned the Zebra booth, both offerings drew a large amount of attention.

Saturday, 07 February 2015 16:34

Leading software for laser and inkjet printers is now available on thermal counterparts.

At the recent NRF show in New York, Datamax-O'Neil (D-O) announced partnerships with two leading providers of managed print services (MPS). [See sidebar] Thomas Brahm, product manager Stationary Business Unit, said the D-O H-8308p and Performance series printers now offer the ability to take advantage of MPS software that has heretofore only been compatible with laser and inkjet printers. D-O's autoload feature is one of the technologies needed to capitalize on what MPS brings to the table.

Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:36

Its leader's story is like reading the history of AIDC.

Every once in a while, we like to spotlight a company/person that has played an integral role in AIDC's history. Mike Lowry from Lowry Solutions is an old friend of ours who certainly fits the bill. His company celebrated its 40th anniversary late last year. The following is the story of how Lowry took the reins of his father's (Richard Lowry) fledgling business and ran with it. The Lowry story parallels the growth of AIDC.

About the Editor

Mike Monocello is the editor of SCAN: The Data Capture Report and has nearly 20 years of IT experience — 10 as an integrator in Erie, PA and 10 as an editor for Business Solutions magazine. In 2006, Monocello first covered the AIDC and POS markets for Business Solutions and then moved into the role of editor in chief where he helps steer the direction of the magazine. In addition to his current roles at SCAN and Business Solutions, Monocello is founder of Monocello Media & Communications, a company dedicated to the creation of strategic content (case studies, white papers, blogs, and more) for IT companies. He hosts a bi-weekly podcast, The Trusted IT Advisor, and is a regular contributor to the RSPA (Retail Solutions Providers Association)’s various publications.


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