Friday, February 17, 2012

OrbeSoft 6.3.2

OrbeSoft Inc. has released the latest version of its OrbeSoft® Barcode Data Collection Suite. 
With this release OrbeSoft adds support for Microsoft Excel Spread Sheets.
• Read
• Write
• Format
• Print
• Generate PDF Documents

This new feature allows the software user to read, write, format, print and export Excel Spreadsheets. This feature has been used to automate PDF generation of invoices, shipping documents and notifications, in addition to editable workbook reports.

All new Windows CE/Mobile Client
• Full Screen Lock Down Capability
• Expanded client configuration including remote management and auto update capabilities
• Enhanced Remote Terminal Control, view and control remote terminal session include any host emulation session and real time log generation.

New System integration capabilities
• VT/420/220 
• Console

OrbeSoft bring all its host emulation power to both system running VT/420 like QAD’s MFG Pro and system with console interface like SAP’s SAP Console. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Scan a barcode

Scanning a barcode and reading a barcode are synonymous. You will need some hardware to accomplish this task. If you are experimenting or just need to scan a few barcodes to see what is inside then you may be able to leverage your phone. Otherwise you need to consider the destination you want to deliver the scanned data. This may dictate using a mobile computer with a built in scanner or something as simple as a wired or Bluetooth scanner hooked to a pc.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What is in a Bar code?

What is in a bar code?
What is hiding in those thick and thin bars can seem a mystery. Often there is more than just your data such as a part number or serial number. Let’s look at the most typical and useful addition to the data in your bar code.

Data Identifiers
I have heard several integrators claim that data identifiers are no longer needed and they will argue that point simply because they are validating a field’s data against a database.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hello World - Time to Kick It!

I can't help but to start my first blog post off with a picture of my son taking a ride in a Lamborghini being driven by a good friend of mine. The theme is to hit the ground running at high speed while maintaining control.

In so many ways that is what Data Collection Software does for companies. The high speed days of pulling inventory and shipping to customers while the workforce is taxed and could really use another worker. How does a warehouse manager cope with this and the paperwork that goes along side it?

Data Collection is the Lamborghini of speed for this situation.  This blog is dedicated to writing little truths and techniques I have come across in my 30+ years of experience.  I hope you find something that is of use that helps you in your day to day activities.  Hello World, I am blogging :)

All in a statement I heard from Bob Parsons and hold close to my heart:

We are not here for a long time, We are here for a good time!

Happy Scanning