What’s New from Zebra Technologies in 2019?

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Feb 7, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Coming out of Zebra’s annual kick-off meetings with Resellers, we wanted to share highlights of new products and product refreshes for 2019 spanning multiple verticals. As a Zebra reseller, we have insight into some of the year’s most anticipated applications in grocery, quick service restaurant, healthcare, warehousing, and manufacturing verticals.

Like most use case applications, there is an intention that aims to increase efficiency, reduce errors, and improve communications with an ever-evolving suite of products to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. This year’s new handheld devices, printers, and other new technologies are components of increasingly innovative solutions.

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Topics: RFID, Zebra, News




Labels on Mars!

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Jan 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Just as the holiday season got underway just over a month ago, NASA’s InSight Mars Lander became the latest successful attempt by we earthlings to explore our universe a bit more. The scenes of the landing and the operation of the Lander itself were inspiring. And the mission – dedicated to investigating the deep interior of Mars – is ambitious, even though just getting there may have seemed ambitious enough. But have you ever thought about one of the unsung hero details of this operation? There are actual LABELS on Mars now!

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Topics: RFID, Zebra, Technology Trends




Retail RFID is Now Mainstream, But Not How You Expected It To Be

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Dec 11, 2018 7:00:00 AM

While it is easy for those of us in the industry to convey the impression that RFID has already taken over the world when it was (and of course, still IS) fighting its way into the mainstream of management visibility, it’s nice to see the evolution of the last decade finally get the attention of the boardroom with headlines like this:

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Topics: RFID, Retail




Zebra's 2019 Price Increase Announcement

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Nov 26, 2018 10:57:18 PM

We want to share this in case you are in the midst of a potential purchase or upgrade of Zebra equipment. In line with other manufacturers, there will be significant price increases for some products from January 7th, 2019, due in part to the onset of tariffs imposed by the United States on some Chinese manufactured products. 

IMPORTANT DEADLINE:

If you are planning to acquire more equipment including any of the items impacted below, please contact us today. Orders for 2019 generally need to placed no later than Monday, December 3rd, 2018.

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Topics: Insider, RFID, Wireless, Zebra, News




Workarounds for RFID Readability Issues

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Aug 30, 2018 7:06:00 AM

Even the best reader technology and tags won’t always let you see what’s going on in your facility. While “readability issues” was once a reason not to deploy RFID, there are not many areas left where this is still an issue that hasn’t been solved. Here are a few of the innovations that have changed the degree in which readability still factors as an issue.

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Topics: RFID




RFID Solutions for the Healthcare Industry

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Aug 23, 2018 7:30:00 AM

A 2012 Report by the Institute of Medicine estimated that the US Healthcare system wastes approximately $750 BILLION per year. While the biggest part of that is “Unnecessary services,” other factors such as “Fraud,” “Inefficient Care Delivery” and “Excess Administrative Costs” are all equally alarming regarding the potential harm they could do to both individual patients and trust in the systems we rely on as well.

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Topics: RFID, Zebra, Healthcare




RFID as a Management System for Tools and Parts

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Aug 7, 2018 8:30:00 AM

RFID has found its way into nearly every industry and every part of the supply chain. But common misperceptions about its extensibility continue to persist, as imaginations for its use have not kept pace with some of the capabilities and it's steadily decreasing the cost to implement. But as the cost and variety of tags get more diverse every day, so do the potential applications.

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Topics: RFID, Inventory Managment, Supply Chain




Modernization for Your Outdoor Storage Visibility and Tracking

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Jul 26, 2018 8:30:00 AM

While techniques to maintain and track inventory under a roof are well-established and somewhat ubiquitous, outdoor storage still lags in performance as many businesses ignore some of the basic rules that they followed when setting up their warehouse. While the warehouse space might be packed with advanced scanning and conveyor equipment, high bay racks served by aisle pickers and perhaps even robots, outdoor areas tend to suffer from lack of attention to the same level of precision and order that is valued in the warehouse.

In this article, we will discuss outdoor storage by differentiating between simple bulk storage facilities and yard management facilities, which are used to store containers, trailers, and trucks.

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Topics: RFID, Inventory Managment, WMS




Revisiting the RFID vs. Barcode Debate

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Apr 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

While initially underwhelming the logistics world in the 90’s, RFID has been growing exponentially in the last five to seven years. With good reason, it has led to many businesses taking a second look at the technology and wondering if it has indeed, reached a point where it should be replacing barcodes.

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Topics: RFID, Inventory Managment, Technology Trends




The Fishy Side of RFID Technology

Posted by Advanced Mobile Group on Apr 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Go Fish? Not so fast!

In 2003, investigators in Australia solved an illegal poaching operation using RFID chips. The fish (which were already caught and on shore) had RFID chips inserted into them, and when the unsuspecting fish-burglars took the bait and made off with the “catch,” they soon found themselves up to their gills in legal trouble.

While this early innovation was a creative way to use RFID on a fish, since that time others have been looking at more positive ways that have a more productive objective, though with the fish remaining as in demand as ever.

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Topics: RFID, Case Study, Technology Trends

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