Honeywell has announced the introduction of the Voyager 1400g, a hand-held barcode scanner with the ability to read virtually any barcode for enhanced employee productivity.
Retail Data Capture Technology News
Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) refers to the process of automatically identifying and collecting data about objects/goods, then logging this information in a computer. The term AIDC refers to a range of different types of data capture devices. These include barcodes, biometrics, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), magnetic stripes, smart cards, OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and voice recognition. AIDC devices are deployed in a wide range of environments, including: retail, warehousing, distribution & logistics and field service.
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Datalogic ADC, the Automatic Data Capture solutions provider, harnesses all the power of the Gryphon imager in its new Gryphon GFS4400 scan module.
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Android smartphone users can now make and accept card payments with mPowa on the go, anywhere. Customers with mPowa's reader may simply go to the Android Google 'Play Store' and download the mPowa mobile payment app to their phones.
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Honeywell has announced the first in a new line of consumer digital device accessories to help retail associates help their in-store customers.
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Following PayPal's launch onto the British high street on 31 May, the company has revealed the technology partners behind its inStore app - Eagle Eye Solutions and BT Expedite - and how they are helping Aurora Fashions bring together the online and bricks and mortar retail experience for customers using mobile.
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Waitrose, UK supermarket chain, has selected VoiteQ, the UK supplier of Voice-directed warehouse solutions, to implement a Vocollect Voice offering to directly interface with the roll-out of its new warehouse management system (WMS).
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YESpay's Emboss managed EMV chip & PIN payment service has launched Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC) as a standard part of its EasyV-Retail payment client software that is said to be able to integrate into any PC-based Point-Of-Sale (POS) retail system.
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WorldPay has launched Optimising your Alternative Payments, a global whitepaper and interactive heatmap of the alternative payments landscape, and the varying cultural preferences of payment types by geography.
Consumer survey highlights importance of multi-channel and data management strategies for retailers to deliver on m-commerce
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Stibo Systems, the Strategic Information Management Company, has announced the findings of its 2012 UK consumer retail survey, highlighting a rising increase in consumer expectations towards m-commerce.
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It's impossible to deny the surge of interest in m-commerce, which is set to intensify over the coming months.
Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) refers to the methods of automatically identifying objects, collecting data about them, and entering that data directly into computer systems (i.e. without human involvement). Technologies typically considered as part of AIDC include bar codes, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), biometrics, magnetic stripes, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), smart cards, and voice recognition. AIDC is also commonly referred to as “Automatic Identification,” “Auto-ID,” and "Automatic Data Capture."
Barcoding has become established in several industries as an inexpensive and reliable automatic identification technology that can overcome human error in capturing and validating information. AIDC is the process or means of obtaining external data, particularly through analysis of images, sounds or videos. To capture data, a transducer is employed which converts the actual image or a sound into a digital file which can be later analysed. Radio frequency identification (RFID) is relatively a new AIDC technology which was first developed in 1980’s. The technology acts as a base in automated data collection, identification and analysis systems worldwide
In the decades since its creation, barcoding has become highly standardised, resulting in lower costs and greater accessibility. Indeed, word processors now can produce barcodes, and many inexpensive printers print barcodes on labels. Most current barcode scanners can read between 12 and 15 symbols and all their variants without requiring configuration or programming. For specific scans the readers can be pre-programmed easily from the user manual.
Despite these significant developments, the adoption of barcoding has been slower in the healthcare sector than the retail and manufacturing sectors. Barcoding can capture and prevent errors during medication administration and is now finding its way from the bedside into support operations within the hospital.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless non-contact use of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data. Unlike a bar code, the tag does not necessarily need to be within line of sight of the reader, and may be embedded in the tracked object. It can also be read only or read-write enabling information to be either permanently stored in the tag or it can be read-write where information can be continually updated and over-written on the tag.
RFID has found its importance in a wide range of markets including livestock identification and Automated Vehicle Identification (AVI) systems and are now commonly used in tracking consumer products worldwide. Many manufacturers use the tags to track the location of each product they make from the time it's made until it's pulled off the shelf and tossed in a shopping cart.
These automated wireless AIDC systems are effective in manufacturing environments where barcode labels could not survive. They can be used in pharmaceutical to track consignments, they can also be used in cold chain distribution to monitor temperature fluctuations. This is particularly useful to ensure frozen and chilled foods have not deviated from the required temperature parameters during transit.
Cost used to be a prohibitive factor in the widespread use of RFID tags however the unit costs have reduced considerably to make this a viable technology to improve track and trace throughout the supply chain. Many leading supermarket chains employ RFID insisting that their suppliers incorporate this technology into the packaging of the products in order to improve supply chain efficiency and traceability.