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Agriculture Core Sampling

Challenge: Identify the geographical origins of soil samples taken by a robot. Solution: A Cognex Dataman 262 mounted directly to the robot. Story: An agricultural startup company reached out to the engineers at EMP for help with a bar code scanning application on a robotically controlled vehicle. The company manufactures systems that travel out into […]

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EMP’S PPE Procedures

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Color Label Printing

It has been a dream shared by EMP and our customers for years. Printing your labels real time, at time of need, color and all. There are two types of labels in our industry. Data labels which are typically black and white, containing fixed and variable data.

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Android Migration

The newer hardware that runs Android is lighter, smarter, has better battery life and screen clarity than the older hardware. Also, the tools that Zebra has developed for Android have made it the superior operating system.

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Wireless Networking and EMP

One of the EMP Tech Group’s core competencies is wireless networking.  It is a product line that we have invested heavily in, both with equipment and training.  Despite that investment however, we never seem to fully exercise our capabilities with that product line. Some history here, Symbol Technologies was one of the first companies to […]

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Stand Alone Scan & Print

Stand-alone Scan and Print is a Hit

The old saying is that one door closes and another one opens.  Many of our customers have been hit hard by the global pandemic, but many are busier than ever.  We were pleasantly surprised to see that a solution that we had put together in the past for customers was suddenly very relevant as companies […]

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Alternative Technology for the Amish

Challenge: Calculate a specific four-digit voice-pick code to print onto a label with limited technology. Solution: A “black box” containing an Arduino board and Zebra Keyboard Display Unit. Story: A produce distributor works with the local Amish population to sell their produce. The distributor recently approached the team at EMP Technical Group with a unique […]

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Downloading Firmware to Zebra Printers

Method 1: Through the ZDesigner Driver Procedure Access the driver using Devices and Printers (or Printers and Faxes for older operating systems).Right-click the ZDesigner printer driver installed for your printer and select Printing Preferences. 3. Now select the Tools tab 4. Under the Command type:  make sure Action is selected and the Send file option […]

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Keeping our Culture and our Team Intact

A recent article about the pandemic noted that companies will be judged in the future by the way they treated their employees during this crisis.  Another noted that keeping the culture you have been working so hard on intact while most of your people work from home is going to be a challenge. At EMP […]

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Project Management from EMP

Completing over 300 projects per year can get a bit overwhelming at times.  We pride ourselves on our 1 to 1 ratio of sales to technical services personnel.  It truly does speak to our commitment as a company to help our customers with whatever it takes to get the hardware that we sell, to work […]

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Your Zebra Label Printer has an OS too!

Printers have come a long way in the past few years. No longer are they the scarecrow of the industry, wishing they had a brain like so many other devices.

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How to Properly Clean Your Mobile Computer

The Dirt on Dirt: Best Practices for Cleaning Mobile Computers Mobile computers are designed and built to withstand harsh environmental conditions, making them the right tools for jobs in less forgiving physical environments. Unfortunately, due to these rugged environments, the risk of damage due to environmental contamination may also be increased. One may think of […]

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