The New Zebra ZT200 Series

June 26, 2012

It is always nice to see a new model printer from our friends at Zebra.

The Zebra Zt200 SeriesThe new Zebra ZT200 Series Printer

The new ZT200 series looks as though it is intended to be a replacement for the S4M, which has been around for a few years.

As is often the case, Zebra has taken the evolution, rather than revolution approach, which means the new model should easily fit into environments with an existing population of current model printers.

The ZT200 does include some improvements (as we’d expect) including the better operator interface (similar to the Xi4), a bi-fold door to reduce the amount of space needed for the install and faster printhead swapping. Loading the media should be simpler as well – this will be much appreciated as the older Zebras could be a bit tricky.

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Are you using barcode technology now but considering using RFID in the future?

November 29, 2011

Are you using barcode technology now but considering using RFID in the future? The 110Xi4 was built on the legacy of the Xi series of products and was developed to improve overall operational productivity and efficiency in a variety of environments. It is built RFID Ready and allows you to upgrade to RFID technology in the future, providing solid investment protection.

Zebra made the 110Xi4 printer ideal for a variety of applications, including top-side and bottom-side circuit board labeling, product identification labels, serial plate labels, product labels, surgical tools and equipment, diagnostic kits, vials and slides, and others. If your company is looking for a printer to withstand harsh environments and handle a variety of applications, Zebra’s 110Xi4 printer will fit in perfectly.

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Did you know that Miles Technologies offers the full line of barcode, mobile and RFID printers from Zebra Technologies?

November 21, 2011

Did you know that Miles Technologies offers the full line of barcode, mobile and RFID printers from Zebra Technologies? This includes the best in class, ZM400. The ZM400 printer includes additional productivity-enhancing features and modern, flexible network connectivity for easy system integration in most manufacturing, warehousing and business applications. The ZM400 also offers a multitude of options including 600-dpi (24 dots/mm) resolution and design enhancements, making this new-generation Z Series printer even easier to operate, load, and maintain.

On top of the hard-working durability and easy use of the die-cast metal frame, the ZM400 is designed to enhance productivity in tough environments and demanding applications. This best-selling printer is better connected to your network – through USB 2.0, 802.11 b/g secure wireless, or the new ZebraNet 10/100 Printer Server that allows simultaneous parallel and Ethernet connectivity.

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Can Technology Save the Economy?

April 29, 2009

If you are still using manual systems for asset tracking, inventory control, or picking, mistakes are piling up and profits are disappearing.

Attend our FREE Seminar to learn how to reduce errors, wasted man hours, and lost inventory.

This seminar will show how RFID, Voice, and Barcode technologies:

  • Save 25-40% in wasted labor costs.
  • Increase accuracy to 99.9%.
  • Reduce returns from errors by 50%.
  • Decrease mispicks by 25% or more.
  • Boost productivity by 15% or more

Seminar highlights include:

  • TECH UPDATE: Learn about the advancements, differences, and benefits of these technologies
  • ACCESS TO LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS: Tom O’Boyle, a leading expert with over 23 years of experience in technology deployment and speaker at national conferences like WERC and APICS, will discuss RFID in work in process.
  • CASE STUDIES: How a Truck Manufacturing Facility lowered their lead times by 14%, increased their inventory velocity by 19%, and reduced their labor reporting errors by 23%!

Date: Wednesday, June 10th

Time: 10 am to Noon

Location: Miles Technology Integration Center
1425 Jeffrey Drive
Addison, IL 60101

Contact: 1-800-783-2132

Interested in attending this FREE Seminar?

Call us or reserve your space online.

Register for the event

Is RFID right for you?

March 12, 2009

By now, you know what radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is and some of the ways that it can be used in warehouses and distribution centers. But before investing in RFID, you should be sure that the technology will meet your warehouse/DC’s unique needs. You might consider asking yourself the following questions, as suggested in a white paper published in 2003 by LXE Inc.:

  • Is processing speed essential for our warehouse/DC, or could processing speed provide a competitive advantage?
  • Do we deal in high-value assets that need to be protected?
  • Can bar codes physically survive our processes?
  • Do certain areas of our facilities need to be protected from unauthorized access?
  • Do we need more unique information on each item than a bar code can contain?
  • Are we highly automated and needing to minimize human intervention?
  • Could we could benefit by knowing where products are at all times in the supply chain, in real time?

Did you answer yes to any of these questions? If so, RFID may be able to increase your warehouse/DC’s efficiencies in myriad ways-especially if your partners or customers are already RFID compliant. However, if you own or run a smaller warehouse/DC with simpler operations and limited plans for expansion, perhaps you would be better served with bar codes. Whether RFID is the right fit or barcoding and voice picking is the right choice, automated asset management is definitely the smart investment for accuracy, productivity, and profitability.

Solving the mystery of the shrinking profits

March 3, 2009

In this economy, businesses are working harder than ever to grab revenue. Gone are the days when you could rely upon re-orders and loyal customers. With budget cuts that reduce expenditures, increased competition from the globalized economy, and buyers demanding more services and value-adds (at no extra cost to them), you need to be vigilant about managing productivity in every sector of your operation. So, let me ask you this, when is the last time you took a close look at your warehouse? How is your staff spending their days? Are they manually picking orders? How much time do they spend trying to locate inventory? And what about tracking down lost shipments? How would you rate your operation on an efficiency scale?

If you’re shaking your head, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Gaping holes in inventory tracking, managing, and monitoring chips away at the bottom line of many businesses that have not automated their asset management systems. But just because you’re in good company doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make a change, right now, to plug the hole that is draining profits from your operation.

Barcoding systems have proven to deliver a 100% ROI in less than a year! So, if you institute this simple advance right away, you’ll be well on your way to putting your business in a better financial situation soon. Here’s your choice: Invest in greater productivity by implementing automated systems or “save” the money on the solution and continue to “spend” it on the problem.