Wal-Mart / Sam’s Club RFID compliance

Wal-Mart had been trying to convert over to RFID since 2003. Originally, suppliers could not conform to the requirements and Wal-Mart remained tolerant of non-compliance. Nearly half a decade later, Wal-Mart is trying again to convert over to RFID, but this time through its Sam’s Club subsidiary.This January, Sam’s Club notified its suppliers of the new RFID requirements. By the end of 2009, all pallets and cases will be required to have RFID tags. By the end of 2010, all units will be tagged. Non-compliant suppliers will be charged by Sam’s Club $2-$3 per pallet. This shows that Sam’s Club and Wal Mart are getting serious about the RFID transition. Since Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart suppliers ship a high volume of product to them, the price per pallet for non-compliance makes RFID an obvious upgrade, which is sure to boost the RFID industry dramatically.

BaxTek Solutions was one of the first supply chain solution providers to offer an easily deployable cost effective solution to respond to RFID mandates. We can help suppliers meet any and all compliance requirements. We used Wal-Mart’s original RFID requirements and guidelines to build a customizable solution with integrated RFID capabilities into our existing Warehouse Management Sytems.

Whether you’re an existing Warehouse Management customer who wants to maximize the value internally from investments in RFID or a Sam’s Club supplier looking for a quick and reliable solution to meet Wal-Mart’s pallet, case and eventually item-level requirements, we can help.

For more information please visit: http://www.baxtek.com/software/epc/rfid.php

Contact Info

Chris Ring
BaxTek Solutions
(770)979-8696
chris@baxtek.com

Honeywell Completes Acquisition of Hand Held Products

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced it has completed the acquisition of Hand Held Products, Inc., a privately held Automatic Identification and Data Collection company, for approximately $390 million.Hand Held will become a new line of business, called Honeywell Imaging and Mobility, within Honeywell’s Security Group.

“This is a great investment for Honeywell. Hand Held significantly strengthens and broadens Honeywell’s portfolio, particularly in wireless innovation and the high-growth data collection and communication space,” said Ben Cornett, President of Honeywell Security. “Hand Held is poised for growth, with strong positions in key vertical markets that complement ACS’s existing technology and solutions.”

“Becoming part of Honeywell begins a new and exciting chapter for Hand Held,” said Kevin Jost, President, Honeywell Imaging and Mobility business. “By joining one of the world’s leading technology companies, we will be able to deliver greater value and a more comprehensive offering of world-class solutions to our customers.”
Honeywell International is a $34 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com. For information on purchasing AIDC/ WMS/ Inventory Control/ Barcode Scanners please visit us at www.baxtek.com/products/manufacturers/hhp/index.php

GT Shows chooses BaxTek Solutions and Motorola for trade show marketing

Motorola LogoGolden Triangle Shows is a business to business trade show operator that specializes in bringing together world class importers, manufacturers, & wholesalers with fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, beaded jewelry, handbags, apparel, and accessories to provide retailers with new ideas, merchandise and suppliers. GT Shows selected BaxTek Solutions to provide Motorola MC70 handhelds and custom BaxTrak software to track the attendees of their shows throughout the year at their Greensboro,
Orlando and Boston Expos. GT Shows sought a solution to enhance their marketing efforts. By using the Motorola MC70s to scan PDF417 barcodes, they are able to identify various patterns in order to maximize their targeted mail campaigns. For more information on this or other mobile solutions, contact Gary Moore at gmoore@baxtek.com or 770.979.8696 x708.

Technicolor uses RedBeam Check In/Check Out

RedBeamWhen Technicolor/Thomson sought a solution to track their Symbol MC9000 and Falcon handheld scanners, they turned to BaxTek Solutions and RedBeam software.

Technicolor needed a way to check in and check out these devices from a protected tool cage so that they could track their usage and protect their investment of over 300 hundred units.

BaxTek Project Manager Gary Moore along with Amalia Buckmire, Software Specialist and Trainer with RedBeam software traveled to
Memphis in November 2007 to begin training and installation of RedBeam’s Check In/Check Out software. After training in the morning, the BaxTek team deployed the software on to company laptops and desktops using a Citrix Server application. This allowed remote users to view activity and management to make additions, moves and changes to the system ensuring that there was accountability from user/operators as well as giving the IT department a real-time snapshot of units in need of repair or replacement.

Technicolor provides complete supply chain management services for the
Hollywood studios, software developers, games manufacturers and independent rights holders. These include mastering, DVD replication, packaging and distribution/fulfillment and DVD design services.

For more information on RedBeam Check in/Check out software, visit www.BaxTek.com

GLOBAL MOBILE MESSAGING; GOOD MOBILE INTRANET SOLUTIONS FROM BAXTEK SOLUTIONS AND MOTOROLA

Good MessagingGLOBAL MOBILE MESSAGING & GOOD MOBILE INTRANET SOLUTIONS
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Good™ Mobile Messaging and Good™ Mobile Intranet solutions extend enterprise applications – including Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, intranets and certain web-enabled applications – to mobile employees when and where they need them. Good delivers an intuitive, rich user experience and a complete set of advanced security and management capabilities, including end-to-end AES encryption, remotely controlled handheld security policies, over-the-air (OTA) handheld software deployment and upgrades, and real-time, cradle-free, two-way wireless synchronization.

In Q1 2008, these solutions will be available to BaxTek Solutions as a Motorola EMb PartnerSelect member.

Find out more about Good™ Mobile Messaging and Good™ Mobile Intranet, click here!

NEW SOLUTIONS FOR MC35 & MC70
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Good Mobile Messaging and Good Mobile Intranet solutions will be available on the MC70 and MC35 devices as well as other Motorola and non-Motorola smartphones. By utilizing these and other mobile offerings from BaxTek your company can utilize the functionality of existing dual-mode devices (MC35 & MC70) to provide more comprehensive communication to your employees to address challenges from the shop floor to the corner office.

For more information, call Gary Moore at 770.979.8696 x708 or email at gmoore@baxtek.com.

BaxTek at the 2007 Kentucky Landscaping Show

picture-or-video-012.JPGBaxTek Solutions had the pleasure of hosting a booth in Louisville, KY at the Green Industry & Equipment Expo from October 25th to the 27th. Industry giants such as Catepillar, John Deere, Kuboto, & Briggs & Stratton displayed their products also.picture-or-video-007.JPG

We at BaxTek held our own by introducing quite a few cutting-edge industry solutions. From Motorola (formerly Symbol) we presented rugged mobile barcode terminals, like the RFID-ready MC-9000G and the compact but powerful MC-70. picture-or-video-002.JPGFor attendees interested in printing, we had a full line-up of Zebra printers. In addition to hardware solutions, BaxTek also offered custom metal tags and inventory software applications to the landscaping market. Among these were packages from both Invetrak and Redbeam. The attendees were open to discussing their mobile bar code projects & inventory tracking software needs. We discussed barcode projects with companies from Orlando, FL to Oregon, and an instructive time was had by all.

Introducing Lorraine Guay our newest Sales & Systems Engineering Specialist

I would like to introduce Lorraine Guay our newest Sales & Systems Engineering Specialist.

Lorraine will be located in Southern California (Huntington Beach & Westminster Area) and working with customers on the West Coast. I am certain everyone will like Lorraine. She is a real go-getter and her “people IQ” is very high. Lorraine is a former customer and liked us so much she went to work for BaxTek.

We are looking forward to introducing her to our present customer base in the Western US. The potential in this market has everyone @ BaxTek Solutions very excited.
Lorraine brings 21 of years of IT & Logistics experience to BaxTek Solutions.

I predict customers to have a highly favorable reaction to our new representative, Lorraine & the depth of new products that we have added in 07.
Clint Lord
Sales & Systems Engineering Manager

The New INTEGRA 9505 BVS System

BaxTek Solutions & LVS Present the INTEGRA 9505 Offline Bar Code Verifier
Atlanta, Georgia
Integra 9505

BaxTek Solutions Inc. and Label Vision Systems, Inc. (LVS), announces a new line of bar code verifiers that can verify both linear (1D) and Matrix (2D) codes all on the same reading device. The read head attaches to the users own computer for a lower priced option to the well respected INTEGRA 9500 Bar Code Verification Workstation released by LVS over two years ago.

The INTEGRA 9505 Flat Bed Verifier, (FBV) can verify all commonly accepted bar and matrix codes with the same device; no changing read heads because of aperture size or symbology. The INTEGRA 9505 is an ISO compliant verifier and meets the specifications for 21 CFR Part 11 compliant ready, MIL STD 130M, and AS9132-A/ AIM DPM Cat 0 compliant. The INTEGRA 9505 is extremely operator friendly and displays the exact problem area with a code as part of the code grading analytical process and can grade several bar and matrix codes at one time. Free software upgrades extend the life of the system.