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 scrambled to figure out how they are going to expand their production capacity without all the usual IT infrastructure in place.
Stand-alone scan and print meets this need in many of these applications. The ability to produce labels either with mobile devices or small stationary hardware without a PC or network connection is suddenly a great option for these customers trying to ramp up production very quickly.
A couple of scenarios emerged from the customer needs. One was to use the printers to print product labels containing part number and serial number information. The other one was to use the printing solution to print bar code labels that would be adhered to production paperwork that would be scanned in later at a location where access to the host data base was available. The barcodes on the paperwork would contain data that would normally just be captured and put into the data base real time in a normal production environment. Another option was to use the scan and print hardware to document product inspections.
The great thing about this application is that it uses off the shelf hardware that is readily available. The core of the application has been done before by our tech services group, so modifying the code to meet a customer’s specific needs is usually fast and cost effective.
As always, we at the EMP Tech Group are here to serve our customers and put together solutions that help solve challenging business problems. Reach out to us today, we can help!