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Modernizing Parts Delivery

Challenge: Upgrade technology hardware and OS to ease the validation process. Solution: Zebra TC21 mobile computer running Android, using MCL as rapid development tool. Story: A medical device manufacturer had a numberof mobile devices running Windows CE. The supportfor Windows CE was set to expire, so the manufacturer wanted to upgrade their devices. They were […]

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Tablets on Forklifts

We saw the conflict immediately.  Zebra and Gamber Johnson team up to provide rugged forklift mounts for tablet computers.  These include the ability to charge the tablet from the forklift, plus you can easily remove the tablet from the mount and swap it to another vehicle or just use it as a handheld terminal.  We […]

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Printing from the Cloud

So, you are getting into the new age with Cloud-based software.  This software now allows you to run the application from anywhere, on any device, not just in your corporate IT infrastructure.  We all know that this has been a good thing this year with many people now having to work remotely.  But what about […]

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EMPCare and MDM

A Winning Combination The world was already going in this direction, the global pandemic just accelerated it.  The need for an MDM (Mobile Device Management) software tool to manage your mobile devices in the warehouse and on the shop floor.  It all started with the discontinuation of Windows Mobile and CE a few years back.  […]

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EMP Newsletter is 1 Year Old!

We have been sending out email blasts monthly for a long time now, but they were odds and ends, not a cohesive format that we repeat every month.  Last January, we started the new format that you see here.  We try to put a little bit of everything in here, a good solution from our […]

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Tablet Computers

It has been a while since we have featured Tablet Computers in our Newsletter.  But since this month is covering mobile computing in the field, outside of the four walls, tablets come to mind.  Quick background, rugged mobile computing is a big part of what we do.  Mobile computers with barcode scanners integrated in is […]

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Custom Programming

When your business software won’t do the job! We have a core group of programmers here at the EMP Tech Group.  Not a big group, but 3 employees working full time at nothing but programming projects.  That means we can get some good work done, but are not big enough to tackle huge projects, writing […]

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ERP, WMS, MES, We Want to Know!

We Are More than Sales, We are Subject Matter Experts The joke was a good one and I heard it about 15 years ago.  I was sitting in a presentation about MES, Manufacturing Execution Systems, software such as Wonderware and AEGIS to manage batch-based production.  The presenter noted that the most common MES in use […]

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EMPCare with OneTouch

Last year, we re-branded EMP maintenance contracts as EMPCare.  We even came up with a catchy logo for the offerings.  These services include our printer repair contracts, both onsite and depot repairs done in our building.  Also included is an increasingly popular service offering for mobile computers.  With this version of EMPCare, we take on […]

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September 2020 Newsletter

This newsletter highlights the many ways we care; from our EMPCare offerings, understanding our customer’s whole software ecosystem, helping with your printhead issues, and more!

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Auto Auction Labels

In the old days, 10 to 15 years ago, auctions just had to deal with the fact that direct thermal labels were going to darken and then fade in the summertime. If you wanted to use mobile printers, you were going to have this issue and possibly re-label vehicles as needed. There was no good […]

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Label Printing Kiosk for Shop Floor

Challenge: Design a new label printing kiosk solution for the customer’s out-of-date PC and label software. Solution: A label printing kiosk consisting of a Zebra CC6000 integrated with MCL code. Story: A customer recently approached EMP with the need to upgrade their labeling system. They had a desktop PC running a very old label software […]

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