Blogs - Socket Mobile

The Evolution of the Durable Barcode Scanner

Posted by Amelia on Jul 8, 2019 1:32:46 PM

In production, manufacturers create products with a reason. When customers have a need, it is Socket Mobile's job to meet it. Barcode scanners were originally developed with the purpose of data capture, to improve stocking, help ring up items and keep track of what’s been sold and what is still available on the shelves. With the expansion of barcode usage, the workforce began using their scanners in more diverse settings, which included harsher workplaces. Thus, opening the need for more scanners that were more durable.

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Topics: Socket Mobile, barcode scanner, barcodes, SocketTalk Home, durable, IP rating

Wearable Technology

Posted by Amelia on Jul 1, 2019 6:27:49 PM

Wearable – that is the term used for technological advances that are converted into clothing or accessories that can be worn. From purses that prevent overspending to manicures used as subway cards, there are seemingly no limits to the possibilities of “wearable” tech.

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Topics: Socket Mobile, barcode scanner, attachable, mPOS, barcodes, wireless, Bluetooth wireless technology, RFID, SocketTalk Home, Home, POS Systems

NFC and Barcode Tracking - How to Keep Your Children Safe

Posted by Amelia on May 10, 2019 4:02:56 PM

There are many fears running through the minds of parents, but the biggest fear of any is whether or not their child is safe. With security cameras and home security systems, we put a lot of effort to ensure safe surroundings for our little ones. When our miniature selves begin roaming on their own two legs, the fear of them becoming lost is a never-ending battle. We can’t always keep our eyes on our children, but recent developments with barcodes and RFID tagging have derived some very realistic ways of keeping track of our most valuable possessions even when they’re out of sight.

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Topics: 2D, smart phone, barcodes, barcode app, scanning app, safety, RFID, SocketTalk Home

The Benefits of a Success Story

Posted by Amelia on Apr 30, 2019 6:38:57 PM

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Hello, happy customers! As a fellow business entity, we understand the importance of getting your company name out there and gaining visibility. If you know what SEO means (Search Engine Optimization) then you know that the more your business’ name is published online, the easier customers can find your company through an online search.

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Topics: mPOS, barcodes, Bluetooth wireless technology, success story, SocketTalk Home

Reasons to Choose a Wireless Bluetooth Barcode Scanner

Posted by Amelia on Apr 26, 2019 5:41:00 PM
  Business is booming and your small-time shop is in desperate need of expansion. With a larger store, you’ll need a larger stock of inventory. How are you going to manage piles and rows of merchandise in a stock room with only a barcode scanner that’s wired to a specific station?

 

A larger shop with more inventory also requires more staff to manage your new warehouse. Multiple users stocking and scanning barcodes require multiple scanners to manage inventory.
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Topics: barcode scanner, barcodes, wireless, Bluetooth wireless technology, bluetooth, SocketTalk Home

How Barcode Scanners Compare to Scanning Apps

Posted by Amelia on Apr 26, 2019 2:27:47 PM

A host devices’ camera is designed to take pictures, not to decode barcodes. Scanning barcodes requires a careful two-step process; focusing the device’s camera on a barcode to be clear on the screen, then scanning. The user then must toggle out of that device’s screen to view anything other than the scanned barcode. This affects the speed of the workflow. Every barcode must go through the same process – refocusing, then scanning.

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Topics: barcode scanner, 2D, smart phone, barcodes, App, barcode app, scanning app, SocketTalk Home

Why Barcodes are Used

Posted by Amelia on Apr 26, 2019 2:15:48 PM

Using barcodes strictly for scanning barcodes while shopping or for inventory management are a thing of the past. A simple code that has gone from 1D to 2D, scanned on paper and then scanned on screens, has become a pervasive necessity for every single item that we purchase or use. Who knew that from a mere grocery store, our everyday barcodes would evolve so much in the way they’re used and the industries that they are used in.

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Topics: Socket Mobile, barcode scanner, 2D, barcodes, SocketTalk Home