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    RFID Labelling for Libraries

    August 24, 2021

    Used in libraries for decades, electromagnetic (EM) technology and radio frequency (RF) have provided libraries theft detection. As the library industry evolves to meet user trends and a post pandemic world, radio frequency identification (RFID) technology provides libraries with an innovative solution for improving traditional library practices and processes. Why use RFID labels in libraries? RFID solutions can prevent human error and increase efficiency. RFID labels are applied to library materials and programmed with identification and security information. Compared to a barcode, the labels can be read remotely (such as a circulation desk or staff station) to identify items or to detect the status on materials. With the use of RFID readers, library staff can read multiple items at the same time, whether it’s through a cover or at staff stations speeding up the amount of time to find, process, and inventory items throughout the library. Ultimately increasing the productivity of staff, RFID labels improve several of the day-to-day functions in libraries including: · Identification Identification of book details; stack number, accession number, book number, author information, etc. · Check-in Desk Management of borrowing and returning · Check-in Kiosk Fast scanning the books information · Book Drop Station Return books any time 24 x 7 · Shelf Management Stock Verification: Easy and quick verify the more the 100,000 books per day Searching a book: Location of books to facilitate the search and placement · Security Gate Prevention and detection for the unauthorized removal of library assets BIXOLON’s RFID Printers BIXOLON's RFID printers provide fast and reliable performance when ​printing and ​encoding RFID labels. Ideal for environments such as libraries, BIXOLON’s XT5-40NR and XD5-40tR support UHF RFID printing and encoding capabilities. The built-in LCD with user-friendly functions enhances visibility and tracking performance. By closely spacing RFID inlay (minimum pitch of 0.6 inches / 16mm) it reduces media waste and decreases the media replacement cycle. XT5-40NR · 4-inch Industrial Label printer · 203, 300, 600 dpi resolution options · 4.3-inch full-color touch LCD · Printing speed up to 14 ips (356mm/sec) · Multiple interface (Bluetooth, WLAN, Parallel, USB, Ethernet (industry’s fater 1Gbit/sec supports) · Auto-cutter, peeler, rewinder, rewinder + peeler XD5-40tR · 4-inch Desktop Label printer · Bult-in LCD · Printing speed up to 6 ips (152mm/sec) · Various interface (USB, USB Host, Serial, Ethernet, Bluetooth, WLAN) · Auto-cutter, peeler BIXOLON’s comprehensive RFID label printers address the needs of libraries as well as the challenges faced by library staff. Contact the BIXOLON team for more information or to discuss your printing requirements.

    August 24, 2021

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    Correct Labelling – the Backbone to Effeciency Within the Global Postal Industry

    March 9, 2021

    The value of the global post industry topped an estimated $409.8BN in 2018*. With global parcel volumes reaching 87 billion that same year, the increase in demand is on track to reach an estimated 200 billion parcels sent globally a year by 2025**. As the backbone of the world’s ecomony, the postal industry delivers vital packages from food and water to medical supplies and personal goods. With the Covid global pandemic, the postal industry has been leaned on further due to the shift in consumer trends towards home delivery. Technology has ensured the safe and fast parcel delivery, but packages require shipping information support for their successful delivery.But what is the key factor that ensures the efficient shipment of a product or asset? Documenting key information on labelling a parcel or pallet when shipping is crucial for its successful delivery. Typically labels contains the name and address of both the sender and the recipient, the type of shipping service chosen, the content description, a tracking number and barcode/QR code that ensures the correct handling of the shipment by the logistics company. The barcode/QR code on the label is scanned at various hub points throughout its to track the parcel’s progress. High quality, consistent printing of labels is essential for the smooth running of this process, so scanners can read the barcode/QR codes and delivery details can be easily identified. With many high quality label printing solutions on the market today consideration needs to be taken into the application for which the printer will be used and the label media required. Traditionally label media comes as fixed label lengths which limits the amount of content which can be added per label often resulting in multiple labels to display information. It is also limited by the number of labels per roll due to the silicon backing paper. However, in recent years there has been a surge in popularity for linerless label printing. A cost effective, flexible labelling solution available offers a range of adhesive strengths depending on the required application. They provide up to 40% more labels per roll at variable lengths than traditional media by removing the requirement of silicon backing paper. BIXOLON offers a range of specialised traditional label and linerless printers to suit many requirements and budgets. Key postal options include: BIXOLON’s Key Product HighlightsDesktop Label PrintersXD5-40 Series - Mid-level Direct Thermal Desktop Barcode and Label PrinterProviding robust, reliable performance with Direct Thermal(XD5-40d) and Thermal Transfer(XD5-40t) label printingProducing impressive print speeds and resolution for multiple media handling for labels of variable widthsField installable features including peeler, auto cutter and external paper supply allow easy upgrades to improve efficiency SLP-DL410 Series – Ultra-compact, economic 4-inch fan-fold desktop label solution Designed for a wide range of media types such as external fan-fold or large labelling with a compact external holder designExternal media holder, peeler and auto cutter optionsThe World’s first – desktop label printer with built-in Bluetooth and MFi iAP2 certification XL5-40 – The world’s first exclusive permenent adhesive linerless label solutionLinerless labels provide up to 40% more label length on a roll compared to traditional liner mediaEnables high volume, fast labelling at variable lengths with less roll changes Taken Sensor™ a peel off sensor which allows a queuing system for labels so the next label will only be printed once the current label has been removed reducing labelling mistakes XQ-840 – Android Tablet based 4-inch desktop printing solutionEmbedded printer with a 8-inch tablet with Built-in 5 mega pixel camera to quickly scan QR and barcodesStand alone solution to directly customise labelsFast direct thermal label printer with multiple media handling for labels of variable widths Mobile Printers XM7-40 – Premium, ergonomic 4-inch mobile label solutionLabel printing on a range of linered and linerless and receipt mediasSmart battery providing visibility over status and life cyclePowerful printing performance of speeds up to 5ips at 203dpi print resolution SuppliesB-linerless™ – Linerless label media from BIXOLONB-linerless™ Permanent – featuring a permanent adhesive across the whole media which is similar to traditional liner labelsB-linerless™ Re-stick – supporting removable and repositionable adhesive across the media while eliminating any adhesive residue left when removed B-Post Label™ – 3-inch wide label media featuring an adhesive-free black mark on its reverseIdeal for printing postal labels of various lengthsReduces the amount of printing hardware required to print various labels on different types of mediaMaintains the high performance of the printer by cutting on a non-glued position of a label for continuous length For more information on BIXOLON’s postal labelling solutions, visit www.BIXOLON.com or contact the team. *cited in the Global Post Report 2019 by the International Post Corporation** cited in the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index

    March 9, 2021

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    The Challenge: Reliable and Transparent e-Voting Solutions

    November 6, 2020

    A growing number of organizations in some democratic countries have introduced electronic voting systems with the aim of improving various aspects of the conventional voting process. E-Voting ensures faster vote count and tabulation alongside extremely accurate results, while reducing the chance for human error. Furthermore, it requires only the amount of ballot paper to be consumed for those who actually attend voting so the costs could be saved. On the other hand, security issues have always been conjunct with the e-Voting due to the lurking threats of fraud. The concerns over paperless elections have particularly intensified since it was revealed that the US voter registration database and public election sites had been targeted by hackers. Experts have laid great emphasis on a traceable e-Voting system combined with physically printed vote records that enables stringent audits. In which case, the voting machine prints a paper trail with protected voter’s identity after a voter selects a candidate by digital means. The collected paper trails remain as physical evidence to prove that electronic vote is correctly counted without manipulation. BIXOLON’s SRP-Q300 Series, 3-inch cube type receipt printers are suitable to be integrated into this type of voting machine due to its compact size and simple design. Fast printing speed up to 220 mm/sec shortens the voters’ queuing time and the high print resolution ensures the accuracy of the ballot count. The reliable Thermal Print Head makes for the perfect solution to handle large volumes of ballot printing all day long, and the Auto Cutter reduces chance to reprint crumpled ballots causing delays. The SRP-Q300 Series delivers Direct Thermal printing operation without the need to replace toner or ink cartridges to print ballots and, they can be easily connected to the host system through a variety of interfaces including USB, Serial, Dual-band WLAN (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and Bluetooth 5.0 (MFi certified). In some places where power supply is not stable, smaller stand-alone voting machines are used for e-Voting. The SRP-Q300B with a built-in battery ensures longer than 18 hours of standalone operations which is ideal for integration in this application. Paired with mobile devices, BIXOLON’s printing solutions could also offer support to the electronic pollbook to streamline the voter check-in process. The SRP-Q300B and SPP-R200ll (2-inch), SPP-R310 (3-inch) mobile receipt printers have widely been deployed for this use in North America. The e-pollbook is a portable all-in-one connected case combining a laptop or tablet, printer, and normal data capture devices such as a card reader or signature pad. It simplifies the voter check-in experience, as well as supports *Same Day Registration by offering a fast and smooth process for elections with a high turnout eliminating the need to scroll through hundreds of names in the traditional paper pollbook to mark voters’ signature near their name. The name is simply searched and eligibility is verified through the e-pollbook system, a ballot with appropriate style is automatically matched and printed from the printer on demand. This solution speeds up the whole process and saves voters’ waiting time while eliminating risks of marking a signature on the wrong line of name. BIXOLON provides an impressive line-up of Receipt, Mobile and Label printers with a wealth of customer support, which could improve security, reliability and efficiency of e-Voting. To learn more about the solutions, please visit www.BIXOLON.com or speak to your local representative. *Same Day Registration (SDR) have been enacted in a total of 21 states plus the District of Columbia in U.S. as of 2020 to allow any qualified resident of the state to register to vote and cast a ballot all in that day. Cited from: https://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/same-day-registration.aspx

    November 6, 2020

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    The Era of the Always-On Business: BIXOLON’s Postal Sector Solutions

    October 1, 2019

    As the provision of post and parcel services to homes and businesses grows, so too is the investment in technology along the whole mail and parcel process of collection through to delivery. Traditional postal applications have been evolving for some time, but advancements are on-going as our “always-on” need has to be fulfilled in respect of collection and delivery requirements. Counter services are being augmented with self-service kiosks and the ability to purchase and print stamps plus associated address labels is moving beyond our high street post offices to local conveniences stores or even at the point of collection from our own doorstep. The postal sector is not alone witnessing the growing use of mobility. These devices can be used for extended period of time, so need to be ergonomic and lightweight with the ability to connect and be managed wired or wirelessly, locally or remotely across operating environments that are within a building or outside depending on the printing need. The postal sector can see a diverse workforce with differing experience levels bolstered by a seasonal roles throughput the year. Therefore, any printers need to be straightforward to setup and use, plus the print quality needs to be consistent with each and every label across a range of operating environments. Point-of-sale printers issuing transactional receipts, kiosk devices producing stamps, fixed printers that output sortation tags or mobile printers producing delivery notifications – BIXOLON has a print solution that is right for you. Postal organisations are looking to be "greener". As the circular economy grows, so does the need to provide more sustainable printing solutions. Changing laws and business practises are seeing more environmentally conscious improvements and postal operations are at the forefront of trialling and implementing many of these. BIXOLON has experience in sustainable labelling solutions and has worked with several customers to help them realise their environmental mandates. Energy saving and smart battery printers offer the option of a more environmentally-friendly linerless labelling solution that can improve your postal printing needs and save you money. Receiving / Shipping • Printing labels for goods at the point of receipt• Reducing walk times and errors by labelling at the point of dispatch• Easy control and management of printers and label designs from wireless handheld and tablet devices• Print labels whenever and wherever on demand to streamline ship to order operations Applicable Products • XT5-40, XD3-40d, SLP-DX420, SPP-L3000, SPP-L410 Proof of Delivery • Generate up to 40% more labels per roll and significantly reduce waste with linerless printing solutions• Notification of next delivery schedule when consignee's absence by B-linerless™• Create immediate and accurate delivery notes or invoices anywhere on the road• Easily provide new documents for unforeseen changes of delivery information• Minimize downtime and delays for frequent repair services caused by accidental drops• Streamline the order-to-cash process to increase profitability Applicable Products • SPP-L3000, SPP-R200III, SPP-R310, SPP-R410 Point of Sales • Highly reliable printers and accessories• Printable discount coupons with the receipt• Compatibility with all major operating systems• Expand the sales with cloud printing support• Compatibility with payment solutions Applicable Products • SPP-R200III, SRP-350III, SRP-Q300B, BCD-3000 BIXOLON successes in the postal industry has extended from its own domestic market to international wins with several of these being global installations, so our Sales Representatives can answer your questions about implementing new print solutions or developing existing ones. To find out more about BIXOLON’s range of printing solutions, visit www.bixolon.com or speak to your local BIXOLON Sales Representative.​

    October 1, 2019

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