Bar Codes Aren’t Old Fashioned

You might think that with all the buzz about social media, web 2.0 and mobility, bar code scanning is a thing of the past. For some industries, especially retailers and those dealing with various jobs and work orders that need to be tracked in real time, bard code scanning is a must and one of the key technologies and foundations of their business.
Wasp Bar Code Technologies continues to innovate their product line to make bar code scanners lighter, with enhanced connectivity at an affordable price.

The latest addition to their scanning line is the WWS500, which according to their press release, uses the latest Bluetooth technology to communicate with a PC or Bluetooth-capable mobile device. Users simply attach the Bluetooth adaptor to a PC’s USB port, or use the built-in HID Bluetooth of a mobile device. Scans then can be performed up to 160 feet away from the PC or device.
The WWS500 scanner quickly and accurately captures data from a variety of items. Its aggressive CCD scanning engine can scan up to 10 inches away and reads all popular linear (1D) barcodes. The rechargeable Lithium-ion battery is integrated into the scanner’s handle and features an extremely long battery life that will last for more than 25,000 continuous scans. The scanner can withstand drops to concrete of up to 5 feet and sports a durable ABS plastic housing.

I often write about how technology is the means by which small businesses can beat their competition, save time, save money, be more productive and overall grow their business. Bar Code scanning can surely be included in this technology.
A few weeks ago I was at a Puerto Rico Venture Summit where the theme was David vs Goliath. This is one of the points I hammered – that technology is a must for those smaller businesses who are battling Goliaths and want to grow their business.
Keep in mind that the technology that’s important to you and a key part of your business, might not be the same for another business.