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Mobile Power Carts for the Visually Impaired

Challenge: Design a labeling process for the visually impaired centered around mobility and efficiency. Solution: Newcastle lithium-ion mobile cart, (3) Zebra ZD420 printers, custom software for integration. Story: The EMP team is always looking to serve their customers, and they love a good customer who is also a good cause. Bosma Enterprises has been one […]

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Oops, I Read the Wrong Barcode!

As always, our favorite Tech Tips are the ones that we help customers with all the time.  We find customers are too often unaware of a feature in most barcode scanners that narrows down the region where the scanner will decode a barcode.  Zebra calls it Picklist mode and Honeywell calls it Centering feature. This […]

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Robotics in the Warehouse

If you know the EMP Tech Group, you know that we are a big Zebra partner.  Zebra makes up most of the hardware products that we sell.  Lately, Zebra has pushed into some new product offerings including tablet computers, fixed scanners, machine vision, all things that EMP was already selling to our customers.  But recently […]

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July Newsletter 2021

The July newsletter is out! Bartender Updates, Filling Internal IT Capacity, Real-Time Digital Part Replenishment, and More!

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Face to Face Meetings with Great Feedback

Finally, the day is here. We can go to customer sites and work with you in person, on projects and improvements. It is so much more effective to meet face to face and see the challenges that you are working on in person. We are better able to think through the best solution for a business problem […]

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Real-Time Part Replenishment

Challenge: Leverage existing hardware assets while providing a turn-key part replenishment solution. Solution: Health check of existing sensor network hardware, solution design, update WhereCall Buttons, update and add WhereLAN sensors, install MotionWorks Enterprise Server, configure Material Flow Software, utilize existing tablets for material handlers. Story: A new high-tech automotive company purchased a decommissioned GM factory […]

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New Displays Around the Tech Group

In preparing to have visitors in the building again, we recently updated a few of the older displays that we have around our building.  We realize that we are not fooling anyone; they are just regular, flat-screen TVs.  But the content and the source of the data are always surprising to visitors. We are not a […]

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Bartender Updated

Keeping Your BarTender Updated is Important

This month’s tech tip is to check your version of BarTender and be sure you are newer than version 10.0 because it is the end of support.

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June Newsletter 2021

The June newsletter has arrived! Zebra Fixed Barcode and Machine Vision, Circuit Board Inspection, Mobile Computer Shrink Sleeves, and More…

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Circuit Board Inspection System

A circuit board manufacturer produces a number of different circuit boards for the HVAC industry. Each circuit board has a number of components that are manually placed. These components have been known to go missing somewhere in the manufacturing/shipping process.

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Zebra Fixed Industrial Scanners and Machine Vision

At the last in person Zebra Partner Meeting, early in 2020, the buzzword was Vertical Adjacency.  In other words, what product markets were close to ones that Zebra was already in but were still not being served by Zebra.  One of those markets was industrial tablets.  A few years ago, Zebra acquired Xplore to better […]

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Chip Shortages Hitting Our Industry

Chip shortages are causing a few week lead times on some of our most common items. Click on the article below to find out more!

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