Barcode Labels Archive

Oxfordshire University Hospitals win award for barcode tracking system

A barcode tracking system which is being used at hospitals in Oxfordshire has won a top safety award.

The barcode scanning system which is being used at Oxforshire’s University Hospitals (OUHs) was introduced around six months ago and after some early teething trouble is now proving its worth. The system can request appropriate tests from a patient’s bedside and has been claimed to remove the need for paper records completely.

Increasing data capture time using barcode technology

If you want to make a success of your business you don’t just have to make sure the systems you have in place work, you also need to make sure that they are robust enough to stand the test of time. Many businesses in the UK are failing because they failed to put systems in place that would see them through the hard times as well as the good times. And one of the best ways that any business can take stock of what it has for future use is to use asset labels.

Hospital barcode scanning system wins award

It has been revealed that the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) has been handed an award in patient safety for its innovative electronic barcode scanner which is able to identify patients and request tests to be carried out.

The handheld system, which utilises the Positive Patient Identification (PPID) and the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) technologies, has been given the National Patient Safety award.

The importance of barcode labels on the factory floor

With many different types of barcode label now available it’s easy to become slightly confused regarding how important they are in certain environments. Take the factory floor for example, in years gone by a complicated system of number of tracking would have to be implemented to keep track of the movement of stock – thanks to the humble barcode label this has now been eliminated.

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Android users finally get first rate barcode scanning app

Until recently, Apple iPhone users had more reason to shout about their gadget than those using a device utilising the Android platform. This was because leading online retailer Amazon had reserved their highly acclaimed Flow barcode scanning application for the iOS only.

It has now been revealed that Android operating system users can now get this handy app from the Google Play App Store and download it onto their handsets.

New iPod Touch device enables barcode scanning

Honeywell has just released a new device which encases an iPod Touch and makes it a barcode scanning device.

The new Honeywell Captuvo SL22 encapsulates the iPod Touch and uses their Adapted Imaging technology so that it can read barcodes and also the magnetic strips on bank cards.

The device is aimed at the retail market and enables shop assistants to take payments from a range of different payment cards using the software on their iPod Touch to update stock levels.

Barcodes used in Llandudno to highlight history of town

Conwy County Council and Llandudno Town Council have launched a new incentive in Llandudno to boost tourism. Working together the companies have fitted barcode labels on plaques and signs around the town which can be read by a tourist’s smartphone.

The project is a way for the councils to promote the history of the town and is the brainchild of two Conway Camera Club members. One of them, Rhodri Clarke, said:

Barcodes made part of the ‘smart ticketing’ initiative

Using mobile phones to pay for bus and train tickets countrywide has got one step closer after plans were drawn up by ministers last week.

Transport operators have been called to a transport summit this month to discuss the ‘smart ticketing’ initiative which will revolutionise how people pay for the way they travel.

Marketing barcode labels being used by US Postal Service

We’ve known for a long time that barcodes can be used to great effect by parcel and packaging companies to aid delivery. In many cases when a barcode is attached to a mail item the item rarely gets lost and can be ‘checked-in’ and ‘checked-out’ of a mailing centre quickly and easily, aiding parcel tracking in the process.

The use of barcodes in stores across the UK

Stores across the UK have now adopted barcodes as the way they identify stock and update inventory status at a point of sale. Without barcodes every item would have to be individually priced and detailed stock takes would have to be completed regularly.

Occasionally items don’t come with barcodes as standard or shops want to apply their own barcodes to fulfil their commercial objectives – this is when barcode labels are the perfect solution.

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