Due to mobile innovation, the discussion around payments has exploded from traditionally an industry conversation to mainstream news. Whether it’s speculation around availability of new payment types like near-field communication (NFC), EMV, and QR codes to conversation about which of the mobile wallet providers, Google, ISIS, Sprint, v.Me, and others, will gain mass consumer adoption, there is no denying that the payments ecosystem is undergoing a major paradigm shift. And, to add even more confusion for VARs and other industry professionals, integrated solutions that offer gift, loyalty, reward, and even advertising, are extending the value proposition far beyond payments.
When Kevin Ashton first used the term Internet of Things (IoT), he truly believed that if computers knew everything there was to know about things, without human interaction, it would change the world. This idea that we could gather information, in real time, to help us make better business decisions is proving to be more than just a concept, and is quickly becoming the future of business operations.
Mobile printers have proven that they can increase productivity, reduce operating costs, improve cash flow and revenues, and enhance customer retention in a competitive market.
This MSP Guide from Continuum takes a look at the effects of data loss and downtime on small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and how SMBs need to meet this challenge by relying on IT service providers that can minimize their exposure to such events.
This white paper from Honeywell takes a look at the widespread popularity of Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Android-operated cellphones and tablets and their growing acceptance as a practical and relevant technology for use in the workplace.
Mike Monocello, chief editor for Business Solutions magazine, speaks with Marty Johnson, the product-marketing manager for Zebra, about the trends of mobile printing in the retail space.
This white paper from Source Technologies discusses barcode technology in the distribution and transportation industry and the advantages of using thermal barcode printers that utilize Printer Control Language (PCL) – the industry standard.
This case study from MOBOTIX takes a look at Graybar Canada, an employee-owned wholesale distributor of electrical equipment, communications, lighting, automation, utilities, and security in the Canadian marketplace. Graybar was facing a variety of challenges, having their Halifax headquarters victimized by graffiti and their warehouse in Markham experiencing loss prevention issues and illegal dumping on their property.
Unlike most technology solutions, thermal printers have not used an open standard programming language for communication and print control. Printer manufacturers developed their own proprietary language because it was easy to develop, required a minimal investment to enter the market and there were no incentives to standardize a printer language in the thermal printing industry.
From passenger services to commodities transport, transportation and logistics organizations require devices that confront all-weather conditions, perform in airspace or on back roads, provide GPS location and sustain long-term battery power.