Hardware Tip: Preparing for Operating Systems’ End of Life

July 2, 2020 by Marcia Evans in Hardware
Windows Handheld Scanner End of Life
In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft's end of life for Windows CE and Windows Embedded Handheld (Windows Mobile) 6.5 ended in December 2019. The process for Microsoft phasing out their support of various Windows Embedded Operating Systems began in June 2018 and finished in January 2020, and has now ... Continue Reading

Barcode Parsing Makes Scanning Quicker and Easier

April 24, 2020 by Jo Burnett in Hardware
Warehouse Management Barcode Scanning and Parsing
Used extensively in manufacturing, retail and distribution environments, barcode scanning has become synonymous with convenience, increased accuracy and operational gains. But like most things, you can often take something good and make it even better. With barcode scanning, it's called parsing. ... Continue Reading

Choosing a Mobile Device Management System

December 20, 2019 by Jodi Nuszkowski in Hardware
RF-SMART Hardware Choosing Mobile WMS
A Mobile Device Management System (MDM) allows companies to manage their devices remotely with a click of a button. With an MDM, you are able to customize device controls, update OS and firmware, and segment mobile deployments by work group or job function to all your devices from your computer. ... Continue Reading

Choosing a Service Plan for your RF Scanner

November 27, 2019 by Chuck Iten in Hardware
Barcode Service Plan RF-SMART
It’s not uncommon for our hardware team to hear the question: Does a service contract like Zebra OneCare or Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions make sense to purchase along with mobile devices? The price of a Service Plan might not seem worth it initially, but even the most rugged scanning ... Continue Reading

Mobile Scanners: Should I Move to a Touchscreen Device?

September 20, 2019 by Chuck Iten in Hardware
Hardware Mobile Scanner Touchscreen
With the impending Windows End of Life coming up (December 2019), many customers are exploring new handhelds. When working with customers on upgrading their legacy mobile scanners, the question often comes up: should they be using a mobile scanner with or without a keyboard? There are pros and cons ... Continue Reading

What You Don't Know About Warehouse Wireless Coverage

August 27, 2019 by Dan Taylor in Hardware
Wireless Coverage Warehouse Hardware
Your new WiFi router arrives in the mail, and after spending an hour on the phone with your service provider, you realize that the signal doesn’t reach the other end of your house. Maybe your connection starts to lag when your kids are streaming on their tablets at the same time you’re trying to ... Continue Reading

Device Certification: We Do it Because We Care

July 29, 2019 by Marcia Evans in Hardware
RF-SMART Hardware Device Certification
At RF-SMART, we know the hardware you choose for your warehouse is important to you. After all, you are using these devices every day to manage your inventory. This is why we have a dedicated Hardware team that can assist you in choosing, managing, and troubleshooting your devices. It's also why we ... Continue Reading