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Barcode Scanning Goes Green

July 2017

Barcode Dynamics is proud to announce that it’s taking orders for the new Honeywell Xenon 1902g-bf (battery-free) handheld barcode scanner. The Honeywell Xenon 1902g-bf is an eco-friendly, wireless scanner powered by super-capacitors - rather than lithium-ion batteries. The environmental implications of this innovative technology are enormous, as lithium-ion batteries are difficult to recycle.

The Honeywell Xenon 1902g-bf “is capable of scanning over 450 barcodes on a single charge, and can be recharged in less than 60 seconds via a powered USB port.” It also features low-energy Bluetooth technology with a general range of 10 metres, and a data rate of 130 Kbps. An added advantage of the Xenon 1902g-bf is that it’s lighter than many traditional handheld scanners – leading to greater user comfort and increased productivity. Like other Xenon handheld scanners, the Xenon 1902g scans both 1D (UPC / EAN) and 2D barcodes.

The Xenon 1902g-bf barcode scanner will prove popular with environmentally-conscious businesses and organisations, along with retail operations requiring a fast-charging Point-of-Sale (POS) barcode scanner. The Xenon 1902g-bf confirms Honeywell’s ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability, and builds on the success of the Voyager 1202g-bf (battery-free) model released in 2015.

For further information and pricing on the eco-friendly Honeywell Xenon 1902g-bf (battery-free) handheld barcode scanner, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07 3399 6510.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

June 2017

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are two of the hottest concepts in the world of technology at the moment. Both concepts have captured the popular imagination - promising a world of robots, self-driving cars and thinking computers. So what are AI and machine learning?

AI is a broad term applied to machines or computers which demonstrate cognitive intelligence; in other words, the ability to perceive their environment and make autonomous decisions. A good example of AI is Google’s self-driving car project called Waymo. The Waymo prototype vehicles are fitted with a computer system which collects, analyses and acts upon information obtained from sensors and cameras. The vehicles are programmed to behave in an intelligent, yet relatively predictable manner.

Machine learning, which is a field of AI, sets out to create computer systems which can learn, improve and make decisions on their own. The computer algorithms used in machine learning are designed to analyse data (both current and historical), model the results, and then predict a likely outcome. What differentiates machine learning from more predictable forms of AI is that the outcome is not predetermined by human programming. Machine learning is ideal for analysing vast, complex datasets – like those found in medical research and genome sequencing.

Barcode Dynamics partners with many vendors making headway in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Honeywell is one such vendor, having acquired Intelligrated and created Honeywell Ventures recently. For further information on AI and Honeywell’s cutting-edge solutions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07 3399 6510.

Going 3D - The Future of Barcodes

May 2017

State-of-the-art 3D barcodes are set to revolutionise the pharmaceutical industry and play an important role in the fight against counterfeit goods. British company Sofmat – in collaboration with the University of Bradford – has created a 3D barcode prototype which it hopes to commercialise in the foreseeable future. Sofmat’s 3D barcode technology is designed to protect and authenticate valuable, mass-produced products such as pharmaceuticals, mobile phones, sunglasses and watches. Manufacturers are excited by the technology, as it’s extremely difficult to create or copy a 3D barcode.

Unlike 1D and 2D barcodes, which are printed on adhesive labels, 3D barcodes are physically engraved or etched onto the products during the manufacturing process. 3D barcodes are comprised of miniature (nanosized) grooves or lines, which are positioned in a sliding formation pattern. They can be applied to a diverse range of materials, including metal, plastic and pharmaceutical tablets. An advanced Direct Part Marking (DPM) scanner is required to read a 3D barcode, which is barely visible to the naked eye. Sofmat’s 3D barcode technology, which is currently in final testing, promises to provide manufacturers and consumers alike with added peace-of-mind.

For further information on the latest scanning technologies, including the latest dual (1D/2D) scanners from Zebra and Datalogic, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07 3399 6510.

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