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Barcode Scanner VS. Barcode Imager: How do you know which one is right for you?

Choosing the right technology for your application is a critical decision, as the wrong selection can result in serious set backs both fiscally and in production.  As a manufacturer, you should assess the best technology and product to meet your specific application needs.  At a minimum, this assessment should include: cost, size, speed, barcode quality and your application industry.

 

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The Number One Reason For Pharmaceutical Recalls

Product recalls are a terrible position for any company to be in. Recalls not only affect profits, but also damage a brand’s reputation for months or years depending on the severity of the recall. A product recall in the pharmaceutical industry can be especially disastrous, particularly if the recall involves sterile products, medications, or other items that could directly harm the consumer.

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Why MicroHAWK is the Best Barcode Reader and Machine Vision Smart Camera Out There

MicroHAWK represents the next generation of industrial imaging devices – the world’s smallest and most powerful industrial smart cameras, and the only platform that can perform auto ID, machine vision, and barcode verification tasks without switching devices.

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Don't Let Good Codes Go Bad! The Importance of Verifying Barcode Quality

AutoVISION Machine Vision Verification - Data Matrix

If you're using automation technology like barcode readers in your operations, you're probably already aware of the benefits that they bring to your business. To name a few: reduced manual labor, faster processes, and reliable data tracking - all resulting in fewer errors and less money invested in corrective actions. Now think about the impact that a single barcode has on these processes. 

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Thoughts From the AACC Tradeshow Floor

This year's AACC Clinical Lab Expo in San Diego, CA featured advances in diagnostic research and technology, drawing the largest audience in the events history! While there has been an enormous amount of superior groundbreaking research going on in various fields of clinical diagnostics, the overall industry is a technology-driven business. As we walked the floors of the exhibition, the realization of the importance of automation in diagnostic and clinical studies could hardly be overestimated. In the next few years, how laboratories and diagnostic companies operate will lead the future of industry changes, and Microscan is ready to meet those changes. 

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The Basics of Machine Vision: Imagine Your New Automation Process in the Modern Age

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Machine vision is the automatic extraction of information from digital images. A typical machine vision environment would be a manufacturing production line where hundreds of products are flowing down the line in front of a smart camera. Manufacturers use machine vision systems instead of human inspectors because it’s faster, more consistent, and doesn’t get tired. The camera captures the digital image and analyzes it against a pre-defined set of criteria. If the criteria are met, the object can proceed. If not, the object will be re-routed off the production line for further inspection.

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Benefits of Sequential Data Verification

Leading the effort to make the supply chain safer and more efficient, in 2013 the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) helped secure a national framework to trace prescription medications through the enactment of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The law preempted a 50-state patchwork of pedigree requirements with one federal traceability solution for prescription medicines. Sequentially numbered barcode labels are perfect for many applications that require a unique sequential number in a barcode environment.

 

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Maximize Your Barcode, Machine Vision and Verification Investments

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On Monday, July 10, 2017, Microscan launched our new Professional Services programs, offering items such as priority support, new extended warranty programs, and engineering and training from our barcode and machine vision experts. But what does this mean? This blog post will cover all the exciting new options available, how you can take advantage of these new services and programs, and how these services help protect your investment in barcode, machine vision, and verification technologies.

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Expanding the Boundaries of Human Endurance

Extraordinary, inspiring news reached our Microscan office in Renton, WA a couple of weeks ago - Christoph Strasser, a record-winning ultracyclist, sponsored by Microscan, won the Race Across America 2017! The solo division of the RAMM 2017 race started in Oceanside, California and ended in Annapolis, Maryland (3070 miles/4941km). Racers had a maximum of 12 days to complete the race, most finishing in 11 days – Christoph Strasser finished in 8 days 9 hours 34min with a total of 8.5 hours sleep!

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Benefits of Visionscape .NET Controls for Vision Applications

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Visionscape .NET Controls are some of the most powerful tools in the Visionscape toolkit. Applications such as FrontRunner and AppRunner which may be familiar to you are built using the same controls. These tools allow developers to create custom user interfaces which interact directly with Visionscape. When FrontRunner and AppRunner are unable to help you push through the last 10% of a job, Visionscape .NET controls give solution engineers an invaluable capability to finish and complete their smart camera or GigE solution.

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7 Steps to 100% Print Quality Inspection

You know that ‘poor labels mean poor business’. But do you know the 7 easy steps to ensuring 100%  print quality inspection with Microscans LVS-7510 Thermal Printer Label Inspection System? To help visualize the actions you need to take, we’ve put together a three minute video that lists the 7 steps for implementing a print quality inspection solution at the point of label production.

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Tech Tips for MicroHAWK

Tech Tips for MicroHAWK

Tech Tips for MicroHAWK

Congratulations on becoming a proud owner and user of the world’s smallest and most versatile smart camera platform! Based on feedback from other people such as yourself that are eager to get started, we’ve created a new step by step video series guide to walk you through all the different areas and features you’ll need to know about.

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