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A Barcode for your headstone?

October 2, 2012
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A Barcode for your headstone?

In these modern times high technology is getting into every area of our lives. The computer, the mobile phone and even the trusty barcode label have become not only essential to our business and commercial lives but also to our personal lives. Well, its now gone  a stage further. The Daily Mail reported this...

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Using Barcode labels effectively in health-care

August 28, 2012
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Using Barcode labels effectively in health-care

The power of barcode label technology continues to become more and more an everyday tool used in almost all parts of our community life. Barcode labels systems continue to thrive because of their accuracy, ease of use,  timely feedback and ultimately they  lead to increased productivity in whichever sector you may be working in....

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Barcodes behind rise in GS1 membership

July 16, 2012
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Barcodes behind rise in GS1 membership

GS1,  this week reported that  an expanding internet economy has boosted the membership of their supply chain standards and solutions organisation in the UK to over 25,000. Studies show that this sudden growth tends to mirror recent technological innovation in barcodes on the retail market. The use of GS1 barcodes to  identify products being sold...

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Behind all great barcodes…

June 17, 2012
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They do say that behind every great man there is a great woman. My wife tends to use this nifty phrase whenever I proudly show off my latest DIY effort – I think she thinks it brings me sharply back to earth.  But she’s probably right. Most effective systems can be tracked back to...

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New Barcode dynamic helps reduce theft and loss

May 27, 2012
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New Barcode dynamic helps reduce theft and loss

The whole point of barcodes is to be a nifty almost invisible little device that enables company’s, retailers and manufacturers to keep a track of stock, individual products bought and so a business can easily calculate sales processes, when to replenish resources and predict for the future which products or services are more likely...

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National lottery now using Barcodes

May 10, 2012
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Barcodes in some ways remind me of cats eyes. No, not your kitty’s pretty little peepers – the lights that shine in the night down the middle of the road that prevent us having road accidents. We hardly notice them but without them our roads would be in chaos and far more dangerous. Barcodes...

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Raflatac’s New Label Slitting and Distribution Operation

April 21, 2012
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Raflatac’s New Label Slitting and Distribution Operation

Giant Label stock  manufacturer  UPM Raflatac is to open a new self-adhesive slitting and distribution operation in Mexico city to service Mexican and Central American markets.  The move will help improve lead-times to self-adhesive label manufacturers, which is viewed as being a strategically important region to the UPM subsidiary.  Raflatac are a major supplier...

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POS and Barcode Printer Manufacturer Buys IBM POS Business

April 18, 2012
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POS and Barcode Printer Manufacturer Buys IBM POS Business

  Point of Sale and Barcode Printer Manufacturer Toshiba TEC has acquired IBMs Point of Sale business in a deal worth £534m (US$850m).  The deal strengthens Toshiba TEC presence in Europe and North America and makes it the world largest retail point of sale manufacturer with approximately one quarter of the global market. Major...

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Toshiba Extends Life of B-SX4 barcode label printer

April 2, 2012
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Toshiba Extends Life of B-SX4 barcode label printer

Today Toshiba TEC announced it has extended the production life of the ever-popular B-SX4 Barcode Label Printer.  Production was originally planned to cease in March 2012, which is now extended to March 2013. The B-SX4 printer has been a hugely successful industrial label printer, as was its predecessor the B-472 barcode label printer. So there is a considerable...

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