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CipherLab 9700 Series RF Gun Scanner Is Named The Best Industrial Mobile Computer of 2014 by EMS Barcode Solutions
2014-12-31


Plano, Texas - Dec 31st 2014 -

CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, announced today that its 9700 series RF Gun Scanner has been named The Best Industrial Mobile Computer of 2014 by EMS Barcode Solutions..

"Please join CipherLab, Seagull Scientific and TSC in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. We are inviting you to join us for some beer, wine and appetizers in the San Jose area.", said Luis Wu, General Manager of CipherLab USA.

The recently launched CipherLab 9700 series RF Gun Scanner is one of the most rugged and robust industrial mobile computers on the market, being a best replacement solution of legacy RF Gun Scanners. CipherLab's 9700 RF Gun Scanner is a device with multiple tools in its scanning repertoire. The versatility includes laser, 2D imager, extended range laser and near/far 2D imager. The extended long range laser lengthens the barcode reading range to an amazing 45 ft/ 9.1 m on a 100 mil label. Additionally, the near/far scanning technology is built-in for supreme scanning versatility in reading both long and short distances. It gives flexibility to read both 1 and 2D barcodes from as close as 15 cm/6 in. on 10 mil barcodes to over a whopping 50 ft/15 m for 100 mil symbols. The 9700 series RF Gun Scanner has all the features to produce in the warehousing and manufacturing verticals. Its data reading capabilities are specially made to excel within the four-wall environments

"The 9700 industrial mobile computer series is a top choice for inventory control, data collection and scanning purposes in all warehouse, distribution center and manufacturing environments," said Eric Shutter, Business Manager of EMS Barcode Solutions. "Even with all of its features and functions, the 9700 Series is still offered as an extremely cost effective solution, coming in at 20% lower cost than most of its leading competitive models." This year's Products of The Year winners are posted online at https://www.emsbarcode.com/2014-industrial-mobile-computer/.

For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab Mobile Computers and Barcode Scanners or request for demo, please send an email to NASales(at)cipherlab(dot)com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.

About EMS Barcode Solutions EMS Barcode Solutions offers a wide range of products to fit your business needs. From hardware and media such as barcode scanners, wireless barcode scanners, barcode printers, and robust mobile computers all the way up to stand-alone or fully integrated software systems, and we don't stop there. We believe the real job for us begins after you've chosen the right solution for your business. With our dedicated team of service professionals, we work hand in hand with your company on implementation, data imports, training, configuration, and much more. Our goal is to ensure you realize ROI as quickly and efficiently as possible and have a reliable business partner for years to come.


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CipherLab Will Present New CP60 Windows Mobile Computer at A Joint Event with TSC and Seagull Scientific in San Jose, CA.
2013-03-28


Plano, Texas - March 22nd 2013 -

CipherLab USA, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems will showcase its latest line of barcode scanners and mobile computers at a joint event with TSC and Seagull Scientific at 6:00PM on March 28 2013, at ELYSIAN FIELDS, STADIUM DISTRICT BREWPUB, 542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104.

"Please join CipherLab, Seagull Scientific and TSC in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. We are inviting you to join us for some beer, wine and appetizers in the San Jose area.", said Luis Wu, General Manager of CipherLab USA.

At this event, the latest solutions will be exhibited, including CipherLab's new CP60 Windows Mobile computer and the quality lineup of barcode scanners and mobile computers, TSC's competitive Value Line models and Seagull's latest barcode printing solution.

The CP60 Windows mobile computer is packed with flexible wireless communication options in 3.8G HSPA+, 802.11 a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth® V2.1 with EDR. Its embedded GPS/AGPS allows total navigational control. Moreover, CP60 is armed with a 1GHz processor and multiple operating system options in Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5.3. It comes fully equipped with a large 4 GB flash memory and 512 MB SDRAM, which allows for extended storage of data and software. On top of all that, it provides versatile and accurate data capture with laser reader, long range laser reader, 2D imager and 5 megapixel autofocus camera. Your field agents are definitely ready to deliver a more efficient business operation.

Aside from all of its advantages, the rugged design of CP60 with IP67 is proven to withstand harsh environments. It passes 1.8m drops onto concrete and 2,000 tumbles at 1m ensuring durability. The CP60 is built with both power and toughness.

This event is open to the AIDC VARs and SIs in north California area who would like to become the partners of CipherLab, TSC or Seagull Scientific. To register for this event, please contact Edgar Lopez at 469-241-9779 or elopez@cipherlab.com. For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab CP60 Enterprise Mobile Computer or request for demo, please send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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CipherLab Presents 1600 Series New Linear Imager Scanner for Outstanding Barcode Scanning
2013-02-21


PLANO, Texas - February 21, 2013 -

CipherLab, an established innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) is thrilled to introduce the newest addition to the 1600 series - 1663 linear imager scanner. This pocket-sized scanner is equipped with IP42 rating and 1.5 m drop resistance that ensures its ruggedness and reliability. Moreover, it includes outstanding capability to read high density barcodes up to 3 mil resolution.

"We want the 1663 linear imager scanner to have advance performance to fulfill user demands and wider applications. Therefore, we developed a rugged scanner that is easily carried around with powerful barcode scanning capability," Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab stated. "We are positive that the new 1600 series linear imager scanner is one of the best solutions in the market of pocket-sized scanners."

1663 linear imager scanner includes a 20 m Bluetooth® working range which can pair with your PDAs or Smartphones and enlarge the working scope from the host. It also allows users to increase productivity by offering an ample 4 MB memory, storing up to 240,000 scans under batch mode. Users do not have to worry about working out of Bluetooth® range with its 10 KB buffer memory which stores about 600 scans. You will also enjoy Time Stamp which can accurately keep track of the exact time and date of every barcode read for better data analysis.

For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab 1663 Pocket-sized Bluetooth® barcode scanner or request for demo, please send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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CipherLab Releases the New CP60 Industrial Mobile Computer
2013-02-04


PLANO, Texas - February 4, 2013 -

CipherLab, an established leader in Automatic Identification and Data Capture, releases the CP60 industrial mobile computer today. The CP60 is packed with flexible wireless communication options in 3.8G HSPA+, 802.11 a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth® V2.1 with EDR. The CP60 goes one step further and provides 4G LTE option which allows you to transfer large amounts of data in speedier time. Its embedded GPS/AGPS allows total navigational control. Moreover, CP60 is armed with a 1GHz processor and multiple operating system options in Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5.3 and Windows® CE 6.0 R3. It comes fully equipped with a large 4 GB flash memory and 512 MB SDRAM, which allows for extended storage of data and software. On top of all that, it provides versatile and accurate data capture with laser reader, long range laser reader, 2D imager and 5 megapixel autofocus camera. Your field agents are definitely ready to deliver a more efficient business operation.

"We understand that in order to stay above the curb we must provide cutting edge specifications, so we have developed one of the top mobile computers on the market today." explained Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab. "With a powerful platform and good operating system options, we have faith that CP60 has the capability of showing better results in harsh environments."

Aside from all of its advantages, the rugged design of CP60 with IP65 is proven to withstand harsh environments. It passes 1.8m drops onto concrete and 2,000 tumbles at 1m ensuring durability. The CP60 is built with both power and toughness.

For business with transportation and warehousing applications, CP60 gives you the capability to satisfy a wide range of tasks under rough environments. The CP60 features:
● Flexible wireless options including 3.8G HSPA+, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth® V2.1 and optional 4G LTE
● 1GHz OMAP™ 3 processors DM3730
● Powerful operating systems
 √ Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5.3
 √ Windows® CE 6.0 R3
● Rugged designs with IP65, 1.8 m drops onto concrete, and 2000 tumbles at 1m
● A high capacity of 4 GB flash memory and 512 SDRAM
● Laser reader, long range laser reader, and 2D imager options
● 5 megapixel autofocus camera
● Industrial grade GPS with high accuracy
● Free software tools for fast and friendly customization

For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab CP60 Enterprise Mobile Computer or request for demo, please send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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CipherLab Will Debuts New CP60 Windows Mobile Computer at A Joint Event with TSC and Seagull Scientific in San Jose, CA.
2013-01-15


Plano, Texas - January 15th 2013 -

CipherLab USA, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems will showcase its latest line of barcode scanners and mobile computers at a joint event with TSC and Seagull Scientific at 6:00PM on January 31 2013, at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 33 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, CA 95113.

"Please join CipherLab, Seagull Scientific and TSC in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. We are inviting you to join us for some beer, wine and appetizers in the San Jose area.", said Luis Wu, General Manager of CipherLab USA.

At this event, the latest solutions will be exhibited, including CipherLab's new CP60 Windows Mobile computer and the quality lineup of barcode scanners and mobile computers, TSC's competitive Value Line models and Seagull's latest barcode printing solution.

The CP60 Windows mobile computer is packed with flexible wireless communication options in 802.11 a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth® V2.1 with EDR. Its embedded GPS/AGPS allows total navigational control. Moreover, CP60 is armed with a 1GHz processor and multiple operating system options in Windows® Embedded Handheld 6.5.3. It comes fully equipped with a large 4 GB flash memory and 512 MB SDRAM, which allows for extended storage of data and software. On top of all that, it provides versatile and accurate data capture with laser reader, long range laser reader, 2D imager and 5 megapixel autofocus camera. Your field agents are definitely ready to deliver a more efficient business operation.

This event is open to the AIDC VARs and SIs in north California area who would like to become the partners of CipherLab, TSC or Seagull Scientific. To register for this event, please contact Edgar Lopez at 469-241-9779 or elopez@cipherlab.com. For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab CP60 Enterprise Mobile Computer or request for demo, please send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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The New CipherLab 1861 Handheld RFID Reader Empowers Your Mobile Devices to Capture UHF RFID Tags
2012-09-11


PLANO, Texas - September 11, 2012 -

CipherLab, an established leader in Automatic Identification and Data Capture presented the new 1861 handheld RFID reader today. The 1861 handheld RFID reader is designed to provide flexibility in data collection considering RFID technology has become a complementary solution to barcode labeling. Unique from typical RFID readers, the CipherLab 1861 handheld RFID reader provides user extended RFID reading and writing capabilities via most Bluetooth® mobile devices. In addition, it can further integrate barcode capture and RFID data collection into one robust device by simply snapping your CipherLab 9600 series, CP50 series, or other mobile computers onto its custom mount attached to the CipherLab 1861 handheld RFID reader. In this way, users could enjoy hassle-free one-hand operation via single unit with high work efficiency. Additionally, it gives user the capability to read UHF (Ultra High Frequency) RFID tags in a distance up to 1 m (3 ft.), and write data up to 0.5 m (1.6 ft.) away - this makes it much easier while scanning tags on products as pallets are moved through a dock door or scanning cases on a high shelf in a warehouse.

"The deployment of RFID technologies has been picking up in environments such as warehouse operation, logistics, manufacturing, and retailing industries. UHF RFID systems are getting more attention due to the benefits it could generate and the improvement that has been made. We aim to fulfill as many needs and expand our products to better serve our customers." commented by Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab.

The 1861 handheld RFID reader is armed with proven durability. It is certified with IP64 rating and withstands 1,000 tumbles at 1 m (3 ft.), also sustains multiple drops on concrete from 1.5 m (5 ft.). Simultaneously, the 1861 handheld RFID reader can be easily configured through PC, Windows® mobile computers, CipherLab terminals, and a .NET SDK for user development,.

For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab 1861 Handheld UHF RFID Reader or other CipherLab products, please send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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3G Cradle Connects CipherLab 8000 Series Mobile Computer to Cellular Networks
2012-06-29


PLANO, Texas - June 29, 2012 -

CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) has delivered a new 3G cradle to the 8000 series mobile computer. Light-weighted in pocket size, the 8000 series mobile computer from CipherLab has been widely used for applications in retail, healthcare, and logistic industries. With versatile data transmission options ranging from batch, Acoustic Coupler, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi to GPRS, the 8000 series empowers users to manage their tasks more efficiently and work smarter. With the good reputation and great popularity, CipherLab now further upgrade the WWAN communication of the 8000 series mobile computer with the new 3G cradle.

The 8001 3G cradle is the required accessory to connect to current 3G Cellular Networks, providing download speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps (HSPA+) and upload speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps (HSPA+). Supporting HSPA+/UMTS 850/900/AWS/1900/2100 MHz and EGPRS 850/900/18000/1900.

Versatile 8000 series mobile computers improve business-critical operations by combining scanning and data entry in one compact lightweight handheld with a user-friendly interface and easy-to-read backlit LCD screen. Highly efficient circuit design enables up to 100 continuous hours on lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. A backup rechargeable lithium battery prevents data loss if you can't change or charge the battery immediately. With a choice of linear image or laser reader, the 8000 series meets most barcode scanning needs. The dedicated CipherLab operation system supports a wide variety of C and BASIC solutions from batch to wireless connectivity. CipherLab's Power Suite software helps you create the perfect application for your situation. FORGE Application Generator, and BLAZE C and BASIC Compilers make development easy.

For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab 8000 series mobile computer and 8001 3G cradle, send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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CipherLab announces that the latest 8700 Series Industrial Mobile Computer has been evaluated and certified for Nut Software applications
2012-06-25


PLANO, Texas - June 25, 2012 -

CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse, and distribution industries announces today that its newest rugged mobile computers, the 8700, is certified for implementation with Nut Software's suite of software applications.

Nut Software, Inc. is a leading provider of inventory tracking, barcode and data collection software designed to make asset tracking, inventory control, and processes more efficient for the tree nut industry.

Through a unique partnership with Nut Software, CipherLab's 8500 series and new 8700 series long-range rugged mobile computers, allow customers in the nut industry to seamlessly interact with Nut Software's flagship product, NutManager. NutManager automates the inventory, sales, and field management functions for many leading California nut processors, hullers and traders; allowing these companies to track products from the moment they are received to their final destination. By utilizing the 8500 and 8700 mobile computers, these companies can track important information at pivotal parts of the production process, including the packaging and shipping phases. When used with wireless networks, workers are able to capture live information and react quickly to any changes that occur. CipherLab's 8500 and 8700 series are the only mobile computers that work in conjunction with NutManager with an intuitive custom application designed with the worker in mind to easily and effectively capture all pertinent information in the warehouse and field.

CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for manufacturing, retail, transportation and logistics industries, has introduced the new 8700 series industrial mobile computers . With a tough exterior, the 8700 series is able to sustain in harsh environments yet deliver optimal performance. Its intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI) is user-friendly which makes daily operations more efficient. Equipped with a wide range of wireless connections, the 8700 series improves communications and workflow in various applications.

The 8700 series features a large touch screen with multiple data input alternatives including laser, linear imager, 2D imager, and RFID. On top of that, the long range laser option enables data collection from a distance in a warehousing or manufacturing setting. GPS is also incorporated into the device, allowing you to instantly locate and track staff for a more efficient operation. In addition to the durable design and lower power consumption, the 8700 series is equipped with software tools to help you effectively manage the process through easier customization and faster data transmission via FTP.

For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab 8700 series industrial mobile computers or other CipherLab products, please send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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CipherLab Presents a New Bluetooth 2D Barcode Scanner from the Antimicrobial Protection Series
2012-05-31


PLANO, Texas - May 31, 2012 -

CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) has released the 1664H scanner from its Antimicrobial Protection Series today. This model is designed to meet conditions in the healthcare application. It comes with unique disinfection friendly treatment which will not scrub off with alcohol cleaning, also protects the product from bacteria growth in clinical settings. Its lightweight features make it easy to carry and give users excellent mobility.

The 1664H pocket-sized scanner is designed to perfectly supplement the healthcare staffs. Alongside of the special antimicrobial technology, the 1664H is equipped with 4 MB memory for spacious data storage. In terms of scanning capabilities, the 1664H satisfies the growth of 2D barcodes deployments as well as those with 1D barcodes. It operates on a rechargeable Li-ion battery which translates to long operational time creating increased productivity. Armed with Bluetooth® technology, the scanner supports a wide working range for instant data synchronization with the back-end system.

"We understand that there is a growing trend of 2D barcodes in the pharmaceutical and healthcare applications," Sherman Chuang, president of CipherLab noted, "Our 1664H antimicrobial pocket-sized scanner has enhanced features of 2D imager that will surely help satisfy the demands and increase staff's productivity."

In order to positively supplement user needs, the 1600H series comes with handy software and accessories. CipherLab ScanMaster software gives user control with simple configurations. Additionally, CipherConnect and the 3610 Bluetooth® transponder make it quick and easy to pair with Bluetooth® devices and transfer data to smart devices.

For the demanding healthcare application needs, 1664H scanner enables you to fulfill a wide range of demands without complicated processes. The 1664H scanner features:

- 2D imager option - Antimicrobial and disinfectant friendly housing - Lightweight and pocket-sized - Bluetooth® interface for convenient data transfer - Functional software support - Long lasting lithium-ion battery - Large on-board memory for data storage

For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab 1664H or other CipherLab products, please send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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CipherLab Launches 1600 Series Laser Scanner for Dependable Reading Function
2012-05-30


PLANO, Texas - May 30, 2012 -

CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) has delivered a new scanner - 1662 laser scanner to the 1600 series of pocket-sized scanners. Easily to be carried around, this scanner is also equipped with laser reader to better assist your field staffs when capturing barcodes under the bright sunlight. Additionally, the long lasting battery life of 1662 laser scanner makes it a must-have tool for your mobile staffs.

"While being operated in outdoor environments, the scanner's performance may be affected by sunlight. We hence developed an additional reader option for field workers who have to deal with the situation every day," commented Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab. "We have confidence that the 1600 series laser scanner can not only get the jobs done but also done better."

In addition to these features, the 1662 laser scanner comes with software tools for easy configuration coupled with a large 4 MB on-board memory which provides flexibility in data storage. It is also equipped with Bluetooth® connectivity that has a 20-meter working range to allow reliable connection with Bluetooth®-enabled smart devices and instantaneous data communication.

For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab 1662 laser scanner or other CipherLab products, send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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CipherLab to Exhibit Full Line Products at C&S Wholesale Grocers West Tech Expo 2012, Booth# 1, April 18th-19th, 2012
2012-04-18


Lincoln, CA- April 18th 2012 -

CipherLab USA, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems, is pleased to announce it will showcase its latest line of barcode scanners and mobile computers at the C&S Wholesale Grocers West Tech Expo 2012 to be held in Lincoln, CA. at the Thunder Valley Resort on April 18th-19th. CipherLab will have the recently launched 1664 2D Bluetooth scanner on display as well as the all new CP30, an enterprise mobile computer (Windows Mobile 6.5), designed for the demanding retail business. Stop by our booth #1 to find out how CipherLab's new 8200 and 8400 series mobile computers can help you with an Intelligent Order Entry solution and/or a Telxon replacement solution. All of which can help your company control cost and boost productivity.

CipherLab's economical 8000, 8200 and 8400 Mobile Computer series deliver anywhere mobility in a ruggedized, ergonomic design, offering speedy barcode scanning via multiple wireless communication options. With a pocket-size form factor that exceeds industry drop standards, the CipherLab 8000, 8200, and 8400 offer up to 100 continuous hours of battery life, long range radio communication (up to 1148 feet), an easy-to-read backlit LCD screen for low light areas and the lowest possible power consumption, boosting the efficiency of workers on the go in retail and logistics settings. It's easy-to-use interface minimizes training requirements and supports a variety of software solutions including an "intelligent order entry" solution which can replace most grocery wholesalers' old Telxon, MSI and Symbol terminals. With this solution, many wholesalers can add enhancing features like 'discontinued item alerts' as well as a 'substitute item alert if available' and two way communication, which will allow a master item file to be downloaded directly to the handheld. Feel free to inquire about all and any of these products and solutions at the C&S Technology Expo 2012 in Lincoln, CA.

This is your invitation to attend this informative event that incorporates some of the most up to date software and hardware available to the Independent Grocery Retailer. This event is open to all Retailers regardless of your wholesaler affiliation.

You may inquire about any of these products and solutions at C&S Wholesale Grocers West Tech Expo 2012, visit www.cipherlab.com or direct inquiry, send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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CipherLab to Exhibit New UHF RFID Wireless Reader and 2D Barcode Scanner at RFID Journal LIVE 2012, Booth# 1417, April 3rd-5th, 2012
2012-04-03


ORLANDO, Florida - April 3 2012 -

CipherLab USA, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems, will showcase its latest line of barcode scanners and mobile computers at the RFID Journal LIVE 2012 event in Orlando Florida, April 3rd -5th booth #1417 (Disney Dolphin Conference Center). CipherLab will introduce the new model1861 Handheld Wireless RFID Reader designed to address the growing demand for UHF RFID applications in warehouse, logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail operations.

This new peripheral device can be used as a supplement to CipherLab's own 8400 or 9600 series and many other Bluetooth®-enabled mobile computers. It provides you with additional UHF RFID read/write ability as add-on functions to traditional barcode capture approaches. Connect this IP64 rated unit to many SPP or HID supported Bluetooth Windows Mobile, Android, iOS , tablet, laptop, and desktop hardware configurations for all day use and to complement many existing software applications.

CipherLab's will also have the recently launched 1664 2D Bluetooth scanner on display and 1564 2D Bluetooth scanners that meet the growing adoption of 2D barcodes in pharmaceutical, hospital and retail settings. The 1564 handheld 2D barcode scanner and 1664 2D pocket-size barcode scanner have been enhanced with many user options to complement your business efficiency & applications. With increased on-board 4MB memory the 1664 2D scanner can store over 240,000 scans and data. The easy replaceable Li-ion battery provides long working hours for all-day work and multi shift operations.

CipherLab's other industrial CP30, CP45, 8300, and 8700 with RFID options and our economical 8000, 8200 and 8400 Mobile Computer series will also be shown with great ergonomic design, speedy barcode scanning, and multiple wireless communication options. You may inquire about any of these products and solutions at the RFID Journal LIVE event, visit www.cipherlab.com or direct inquiry, send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.


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CipherLab's New Antimicrobial Protection Series 8200H Brings More Efficiency to Healthcare Providers
2012-03-26


PLANO, Texas - Mar 26, 2012 -
CipherLab, a well-known manufacturer in the field of Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC), announced today a new addition to its antimicrobial protection series - the 8200H mobile computer. It comes with a built-in antimicrobial treatment to meet the standard requirements of healthcare providers, and offers various reader options including 2D imager in response to the growing adoption of 2D barcodes on the medicine packaging and patient's wristband.

"The 8200H is the latest addition to our antimicrobial protection family," explained Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab. "It can read various symbologies and support the diverse needs in healthcare environments. The 8200H series is able to help healthcare providers increase efficiency yet deliver quality patient care."

The 8200H, just like other CipherLab's antimicrobial devices, is equipped with a built-in Microban® technology - its antimicrobial properties will not wear off over time, providing ultimate sanitary conditions . With a disinfectant-friendly housing, the 8200H is a perfect fit for healthcare settings where isopropyl alcohol is used to sterilize hard surfaces on a regular basis. Moreover, the 8200H is able to communicate with the back-end systems in real time via Bluetooth® or WLAN, allowing healthcare providers to immediately access to the most up-to-date information. It also comes with the free software "Forge Application Generator" for fast and easy customization, while "Blaze C and Basic Compilers" supports more advanced applications. Utilizing a rechargeable Li-ion battery, the 8200H operates continuously for 20 hours or above, enabling uninterrupted usage across shifts.

For more details and specifications regarding the CipherLab 8200H mobile computer or other CipherLab products, please visit www.cipherlab.com.
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CipherLab USA Announces New Portfolio of Maintenance Services for PDTs
2012-03-01


PLANO, Texas - Mar 1, 2012 -
CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse, and distribution industries announces the immediate availability of a new Portfolio of Maintenance Services for its Portable Data Collection Terminals (Proprietary and Windows Based Mobility Devices).

"We have packaged these service offerings to address our partners' need for an economical but complete and reliable continuity tool for their business operations." said Jake Shuford, VP of Sales of CipherLab USA.

The offerings include Annual, Standard Comprehensive and Premium Comprehensive Maintenance in two or three year packages. Annual Maintenance is designed to extend the factory warranty coverage while Standard Comprehensive provides coverage for all failures with the exception of crushing or emersion in water. The Premium Comprehensive adds a "hot spares" element to the selections available.

The part numbers, associated pricing and agreements have been provided to our Distribution Partner, BlueStar, and are available from your CipherLab representative upon request. For more information or direct inquiry, send an email to NASales@cipherlab.com or contact our office at 888-300-9779 by phone.

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CipherLab's Latest CP30 Windows Mobile Computer Certified by RedBeam
2012-02-23

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PLANO, Texas - Feb 23, 2012 - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse, and distribution industries announces today that it's newest Windows Mobile terminal, the CP30, is certified for implementation with the RedBeam Suite of software applications.

RedBeam, Inc. is a leading provider of barcode and data collection software designed to make fixed asset tracking, inventory control, and check in check out processes more efficient.

Hundreds of organizations in virtually every industry use RedBeam to track fixed assets, inventory, parts and supplies - anything with a barcode label. Clients in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, retail, military, government, education, and healthcare use RedBeam to reduce expenses and increase productivity. RedBeam's fixed asset tracking, check in check out, and inventory control software products are powerful and ready-to-use right out of the box.

The CP30 is a feature rich offering and is configured with 1-D laser scanning or 2-D imaging capability. The base unit includes: Windows Mobile 6.5, Bluetooth, GPS, WWAN, WLAN, Full color touch display, 3.2 Megapixel camera w/autofocus and Numeric keypad w/backlight. The CP30 is out of the box ready to run all RedBeam applications.

For more details and specifications regarding the CipherLab CP30 series enterprise mobile computer and other CipherLab products, please visit www.cipherlab.com.

About CipherLab
CipherLab is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems. The company's mobile computers and scanners are integrated into the networks of some of the world's best known logistics, retail, distribution, government installations and healthcare companies, helping them run more efficiently and effectively onsite and on the road. Operating worldwide, CipherLab is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with offices in China, Germany and the USA, and is publicly traded on the Taiwan stock exchange (Taiwan OTC: 6160).

About RedBeam
Complete and Affordable Management Solutions
RedBeam, Inc. is a leading provider of complete barcode-based software solutions with one objective - to make it as easy as possible for you to do business with RedBeam. With decades of experience in barcode technology, the designers of the RedBeam product line have a product offering that is intuitive, affordable, and complete.
• Intuitive - With our easy-to-navigate website, clear demonstrations, user-friendly software, and helpful support, RedBeam strives to exceed your expectations of what a quality product should be.
• Affordable - All of our solutions are priced to make it easy for you to justify your return on investment. We have made the decision to use RedBeam an easy one.
• Complete - Our solutions offer compatible software, scanners, and barcode labels, so you don't need to look anywhere else.
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CipherLab to Exhibit New Mobile Computer and 2D Barcode Scanner at NGA 2012, Booth# 306, February 12th -15th, 2012
2012-02-12


Las Vegas, NV - February 12, 2012- CipherLab USA, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems, will showcase its latest line of barcode scanners and mobile computers at the 2012 National Grocers Association Show in Las Vegas, February 12th -15th, 2012 booth #306. CipherLab will have the recently launched 1664 2D Bluetooth scanner on display as well as the all new CP30, an enterprise mobile computer (Windows Mobile 6.5) designed for the demanding retail business. Stop by our booth #306 to find out how CipherLab's new 8200 and 8400 series mobile computers can help you with an Intelligent Order Entry solution and/or a Telxon replacement solution. All of which can help your company control cost and boost productivity.

CipherLab's 1564 and 1664 2D Bluetooth scanners aim to meet the growing adoption of 2D barcodes in pharmaceutical, hospital and retail settings. Smaller and lighter than a mobile phone, with optional Bluetooth® connectivity, the 1564 handheld 2D barcode scanner and 1664 2D pocket-size barcode scanner has been enhanced with more features that are surely to benefit your business's efficiency. In addition to the 2D imager, the increased on-board 4MB memory of 1664 2D scanner can store over 240,000 scans and data. The rechargeable Li-ion battery provides long working hours for all-day work, improving productivity.

The CP30 and CP45 designed for the demanding retail business, packs Windows Mobile® 6.5, 3.5G WWAN, WLAN, and WPAN wireless connectivity, as well as free programmable software into one powerful unit.

CipherLab's economical 8000, 8200 and 8400 Mobile Computer series deliver anywhere mobility in a ruggedized, ergonomic design, offering speedy barcode scanning via multiple wireless communication options. With a pocket-size form factor that exceeds industry drop standards, the CipherLab 8000, 8200, and 8400 offer up to 100 continuous hours of battery life, long range radio communication (up to 1148 feet), an easy-to-read backlit LCD screen for low light areas and the lowest possible power consumption, boosting the efficiency of workers on the go in retail and logistics settings. It's easy-to-use interface minimizes training requirements and supports a variety of software solutions including an "intelligent order entry" solution which can replace most grocery wholesalers' old Telxon, MSI and Symbol terminals. With this solutions many wholesalers can add enhancing features like 'discontinued item alerts' as well as a 'substitute item alert if available' and two way communication, which will allow a master item file to be downloaded directly to the handheld. Feel free to inquire about all and any of these products and solutions at the National Grocers Association (NGA) 2012 Show in Las Vegas.

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CipherLab Launches the Rugged 8700 Series To Tackle Tough Working Conditions
2012-01-24


PLANO, Texas - Jan 24, 2012 - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for manufacturing, retail, transportation and logistics industries, today launched the new 8700 series industrial mobile computers. Come with a tough exterior, the 8700 series is able to sustain in harsh environments yet deliver optimal performance. Its intuitive Graphic User Interface (GUI) is user-friendly which makes daily operations more efficient. Equipped with a wide range of wireless connections, the 8700 series improves communications and workflow in various applications.

"The manufacturing and transportation industries are tough environments to work in. Our products help to alleviate issues by offering flexibility and efficiency to streamline the processes," stated Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab. "The 8700 series is designed to handle the complex data collection tasks in rough conditions."

The 8700 series features a large touch screen with multiple data input alternatives including laser, linear imager, 2D imager, and RFID. On top of that, the long range laser option enables data collection from a distance in a warehousing or manufacturing setting. GPS is also incorporated into the device, allowing you to instantly locate and track staffs for a more efficient operation. In addition to the durable design and lower power consumption, the 8700 series is equipped with software tools to help you effectively manage the process through easier customization and faster data transmission via FTP.

For more details and specifications regarding the CipherLab 8700 Series industrial mobile computers and other CipherLab products, please visit www.cipherlab.com.
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CipherLab Adds a Brand New 2D Scanner to the 1600 Series Family
2012-01-18


PLANO, Texas - Jan 18, 2012 - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) has announced a new addition to its data capture lineup today - the new 1600 series 2D scanner. This model aims to meet the growing adoption of 2D barcodes in pharmaceutical, hospital and retail settings. Smaller and lighter than a mobile phone, with optional Bluetooth® connectivity, the 1600 series 2D scanner is specifically designed to satisfy the needs in healthcare, field sales, and field service.

The 1600 series 2D scanner has been enhanced with more features that are surely to benefit businesses. In addition to the 2D imager, the increased on-board 4MB memory can store over 240,000 scans and data. The rechargeable Li-ion battery provides long working hours for all-day work, improving productivity. The scanner also supports a Bluetooth® working range of 20 m (66 ft.), which facilitates operations that require instant data synchronization with the back-end system.

"Since 2D barcodes are getting more and more prevalent in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, along with the fact that the mobile workforce has been growing," commented Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab, "We built upon the success of our existing 1600 series with the advanced feature of 2D barcode-capture. Furthermore, the added functionality will extend the versatility of the 1600 series to assist more enterprises with their operations."

Housed in a pocket-size form factor, the 1600 series also comes with functional utilities and accessories, enabling workers on-the-go to work efficiently and effectively. In addition to CipherLab ScanMaster software that provides easy and fast custom configuration, the 1600 series Bluetooth® scanners are supported by CipherConnect and the 3610 transponder to integrate with smart devices and simplify the pairing process.

For more details and specifications regarding CipherLab 1600 series 2D scanners or other CipherLab products, please visit www.cipherlab.com.

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New CP30 Windows Mobile Enterprise Computer Built to Boost Workflow Efficiency in the Retail and Mobile Workforce
2011-09-09

Introduction Video

Plano, TX (September 9, 2011) - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse, and distribution industries, today launched the CP30 enterprise mobile computer. Designed for the demanding retail business, the CP30 packs Windows Mobile® 6.5, 3.5G WWAN, WLAN, and WPAN wireless connectivity, as well as free programmable software into one powerful unit. This device also makes the perfect companion of mobile workers for field sales and field services.

"The retail environment is rapidly changing, and we are here to help our customers succeed in their business by putting more flexibility and capabilities in their hands." explained Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab. "We believe CP30 has everything to offer in this fast-paced environment and beyond."

Preloaded with CipherLab Smart Shell, the CP30 brings the new user experience of leveraging all the advantages of a mobile device based on user preference. The option of 2D imager answers the blooming needs in ticketing and payment slips in the retail industry. The built-in 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera enables easy capture of service items and product issue proofs into the workflow to boost productivity and eliminate potential disputes.

For retail businesses looking to maintain cost-effective workflow management and get productive, the CP30 meets a spectrum of application needs with optimal total cost of ownership (TCO), featuring:

• Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system

• Free software tools for easy and fast customization

• All-in-one wireless communication through 3.5G WWAN, WLAN and WPAN

• Support laser and 2D imager options

For more details and specifications regarding the CipherLab CP30 enterprise mobile computers and other CipherLab products, please visit www.cipherlab.com

About CipherLab

CipherLab is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems. The company's mobile computers and scanners are integrated into the networks of some of the world's best known logistics, retail, distribution, government installations, and healthcare companies, helping them run more efficiently and effectively onsite and on the road. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with offices in China, Germany, and USA with operations worldwide, CipherLab is publicly traded on the Taiwan stock exchange (Taiwan OTC: 6160).
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KALIPSO Mobile Application Generator Now Available for CipherLab Windows Mobile Computers
2011-09-02

CP30 Introduction Video

Plano, TX (September 1, 2011) - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse, and distribution industries, today announced the availability of KALIPSO Mobile Application Generator for its mobile computers supported by Windows® operating systems. This third-party application generator software provides an easy and intuitive platform for users to create and manage applications with drag and drop, either online or offline.

"Our primary focus has always been empowering our customers with enhanced functionality that fits their unique needs, whether for the hardware or software we provide", explained Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab. "With KALIPSO, we provide a one-stop service, customizing programs into our Windows® mobile computers easily. We believe this will help corporates invest their time and money with better return."

For businesses looking for solutions to power up their workflow management and cut down the efforts for device customization, KALIPSO is currently available for the newly launched CP40, CP30, and also 9300 & 9600 mobile computers. To help users get started right away, CipherLab has developed three demo programs upon the purchase of the device. Users can utilize the editable application templates to perform inventory check, order entry, and proof-of-delivery tasks.

For more details regarding KALIPSO Mobile Application Generator and other CipherLab products, please visit www.cipherlab.com

About Sysdev

Sysdev provides a rapid development platform for Windows environments, named Kalipso, with special focus on the area of operational mobility. Incorporating modules in their tools like online and offline communication, Barcode and RFID (between many other technologies), this platform allows partners to, in a quick and easy way, create applications for professional mobile environments. With Headquarters in Ílhavo, Portugal, SYSDEV is a recognized player in this domain. For more information about Sysdev, visit its website at www.sysdevsolutions.com .

About CipherLab

CipherLab is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems. The company's mobile computers and scanners are integrated into the networks of some of the world's best known logistics, retail, distribution, government installations, and healthcare companies, helping them run more efficiently and effectively onsite and on the road. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with offices in China, Germany, and USA with operations worldwide, CipherLab is publicly traded on the Taiwan stock exchange (Taiwan OTC: 6160).
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CipherLab's New 8200 Series Boosts Productivity for Retail and Healthcare
2011-07-13


PLANO, Texas - July 13, 2011 - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse, and distribution industries, announces today the launch of its 8200 series. This enterprise mobile computer optimizes retail workflow and efficiency with expandable memory capacity, long-lasting performance, and a lightweight ergonomic design. Developed with workflow management in mind, the 8200 series addresses the needs of busy retailers to ensure the right products are on the right shelves with right prices. Shift after shift, the 8200 is also ideal for healthcare applications.

"Markets are becoming increasingly competitive and our products need to stand out with a distinct advantage. Our customers are interested in a mobile computer that has long-lasting performance, and lots of room for data storage, because they could scan thousands of items at a time," explained Sherman Chuang, President of CipherLab. "The 8200 series is the latest answer to increasing your efficiency, delivering quality customer service, and creating immediate profit regardless of the business you are in."

With a variety of reader options such as linear imager, laser and 2D imager, the 8200 series fulfils the needs in different application environments. The option of 2D imager is especially designed to meet the booming 2D barcodes application needs in healthcare environments. Boosting the work comfort, the 8200 series is small and ergonomic, and it comes with an optional pistol grip - making heavy-duty data collection light task. It comes with Application Generator, and also supported with C and Basic Compiler for fast customization. Combined with quick communication to back-end servers via Wireless LAN using FTP (File Transfer Protocol), the 8200 series answers a broad spectrum of unique application needs.

The 8200 series is always ready to perform the tasks smoothly - featuring:
Long-lasting performance for continuous productivity Expandable data memory capacity through built-in Micro SDHC slot Lightweight, ergonomic form factor that easily fits in your palm and your pocket

For more details and specifications regarding the CipherLab 8200 series enterprise mobile computers and other CipherLab products, please visit www.cipherlab.comwww.cipherlab.com .
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CipherLab 1500 Series 2D Scanners offer Different Reader Solutions For Your Business
2011-05-13
CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) announces today the launch of the new 1504 and 1564 2D scanners. Based on the original snappy performance and ergonomic design of the existing 1500 series, the new 2D models aim to meet the growing needs of 2D barcode applications in pharmaceutical, hospital and retail settings. Like all the scanners in the 1500 series, these 2D handheld scanners come in corded (1504) and cordless Bluetooth (1564) models and offer powerful reliability with efficiency for a wide range of applications. Read full press release

View more details of the 1504 and 1564 2D scanners.


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CipherLab Introduces Company's First Line of Industrial Mobile Computers Running on Microsoft Windows Mobile
2011-04-06


PLANO, Texas - April 6, 2011 -CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse, and distribution industries, today announced the immediate availability of its first ever product embedded with Windows Mobile - the CipherLab CP40 Industrial Mobile Computers. With a built-in scanner, camera and phone, and Internet access, the handhelds accelerate productivity and boost efficiency wherever needed - supporting workforces at the warehouse or in the field in a rugged and sleek form factor.

The CP40 Series includes both the CP40 and CP45, and is initially available exclusively in the United States. The addition of Windows Mobile is part of a decision by the company to expand an already robust choice of operating systems on its handhelds that includes Windows CE and CipherLab's proprietary operating system.

"Offering Windows Mobile on our mobile computers is a conscious decision by CipherLab to give customers more flexibility," said CipherLab Business Development Manager Teri Ellis. "This opens up access to a wealth of pre-existing applications for industrial, distribution or field-service applications, and allows customers to also easily customize how their handheld is configured."

The CipherLab CP40 and CP45 have unique features not available in traditional rugged handhelds:

• It has a lightweight, thin and ergonomic form factor. All the units are less than an inch thick - slimmer than the industry norm.

• Everything a user needs is included in one complete kit. Each handheld comes bundled with a communication/charging cradle, spare battery, USB cable, power supply, headphones and extra stylus. There are no hidden expenses associated with purchasing the CP40 Series Mobile Computers.

The mobile computers also offer a number of industry-specific features and advantages.

Healthcare - The CP40 Series offer a healthcare version that can be wiped down to reduce the spread of dangerous germs without enclosure damage and include the 2D barcode scanning necessary in a healthcare environment.

Retail - WWAN (wireless wide area network) technology enables a user to easily transmit data on the go, or even make a phone call to other stores right from the handheld. A pistol grip option makes for faster scanning, while a touch screen enables signature capture and a receipt can easily be generated through WPAN (wireless personal area network) connection to a portable printer.

Manufacturing/Warehouse - The CP40 Series offers RFID (radio frequency identification) to provide the asset tracking critical for managing a warehouse or manufacturing process, and built-in cameras to capture quality defects or to validate builds. Where real-time data sharing is essential, WLAN (wireless local area network) can be used for wireless access to enterprise resource planning software.

Logistics (package/mail and direct store delivery) - The CP40 Series provides the GPS route navigation and WWAN data communication necessary for smooth deliveries in the field. A touch screen can be used for signature capture and WPAN for mobile printing of invoices for faster payment.

Field service - To keep a mobile workforce connected and in touch on the go, WWAN can be used to make phone calls, transmit data and access the Web. A built-in 1D or 2D scanner and RFID technology helps utilities and other field crews track assets and inventory. GPS ensures a worker never gets lost and helps mark the location of an asset.

View more details of CP40/45


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CipherLab 1660 Pocket-size Scanner honored in the 2010 Mobile Star Awards
2010-12-14

PLANO, TX - December 2010 - CipherLab is pleased to announce that its 1660 Pocket-size Scanner has been named as a winner in the ninth annual Mobile Star Awards™ program, hosted by mobile technology news portal MobileVillage.com.

CipherLab's 1660 Pocket-size Scanner won the Shining Star in the Enterprise Mobile Peripheral category.

All categories and winners are listed on MobileVillage.com at www.mobilevillage.com/awards.htm.

As in past years, the Mobile Star Awards program showcases "best of" entries in dozens of categories covering including mobile apps, wireless network solutions, enterprise mobile software, enterprise success stories, technology visionaries, and more. Winners were chosen by subscribers of MobileVillage's "Go Mobile™" - a free bi-weekly e-newsletter that delivers informative headlines and links to top mobile technology stories on popular websites including: Cnet, Engadget, Gizmodo, Mashable, Computerworld, and many others. "Go Mobile" was launched over ten years ago and is now read by thousands of readers.

"Because 'Go Mobile' readers are the industry's most savvy mobile business users, Mobile Star Awards winners can claim they are the users' choice," says Jon Covington, MobileVillage founder and president. "Winners are chosen by real users based on real results, not hype. Brand new mobile services competed on equal footing with well-established solutions. Both nominees and winners are respected in the mobile industry as the new leaders to watch."

"CipherLab is honored to have the 1660 Pocket-size cordless scanner recognized for a second year," says Teri Ellis, CipherLab Business Development Manager. "An award such as the Mobile Star helps reaffirm CipherLab's continuing commitment to innovation and business excellence."

In addition to MobileVillage, the Sponsors for the 2010 Mobile Star Awards were aisle411, CyberShift, MobileFrame, and Nadel Phelan.

For more information about the annual Mobile Star Awards, visit MobileVillage.com.



About MobileVillage / PDA Inc.

Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless technology in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through "Best of Breed" solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile™ newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. Visit MobileVillage online at www.MobileVillage.com.

About CipherLab

CipherLab is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Automatic Identification and Data Capture/Collection products and systems. The company's mobile computers and scanners are integrated into the networks of some of the world's best known logistics, retail, distribution, government installations, and healthcare companies, helping them run more efficiently and effectively onsite and on the road. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with offices in China, Germany, and USA with operations worldwide, CipherLab is publicly traded on the Taiwan stock exchange (Taiwan OTC: 6160). For more information, please visit www.cipherlab.com

MobileVillage®, the Mobile Star Awards™, and Go Mobile™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of MobileVillage / PDA Inc.


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CipherLab USA Announces QB-Bridge designed for QuickBooks
2010-11-18
PLANO, TX - November 18, 2010 - CipherLab USA (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse, distribution and healthcare markets, today announced that it has released its QB-Bridge solution designed to work with QuickBooks® Pro and QuickBooks® Premier Editions. QB-Bridge offers a convenient and portable solution to count inventory and receive purchase orders utilizing barcodes.

"QB-Bridge is a turn-key solution consisting of both hardware and software in one bundle. The pocket-size mobile computer includes an integrated barcode scanner and the applications needed to manage and receive inventory. Data collected on the mobile computer can be synchronized with the QuickBooks data using QB Import software which is included in the bundle," explains Teri Ellis, QB-Bridge product manager. "This is a simple and cost-effective solution for QuickBooks users to manage inventory."

For additional information, see the QB-Bridge product listing.
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Distributors and Customers Team Up on Inventory Management
2010-07-01
By Brian Albright, Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine

Keeping convenience stores properly stocked with grocery and snack items can be a challenge for distributors. Field sales representatives and delivery drivers often manage customer inventories, and customer orders can be riddled with errors.

Many distributors have tackled this problem by deploying mobile computing solutions. Glidewell Distributing Company, Inc. has taken this further and put mobile bar code scanning technology in the hands of its convenience store customers.

Click here to download Case Study: Distributors And Customers Team Up On Inventory Management
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CipherLab and ACS Software Streamline Agricultural Field Pick Weights and Pay with Mobile Data Solution
2010-05-25
PLANO, TX - May 25, 2010 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced that it has bundled its CipherLab 8300 and 8400 Handheld Mobile Computers with ACS Software. Together, the companies offer a solution to a pressing agricultural industry problem: how to accurately capture pick data that can then be used to calculate, report and print payroll information in the field. This combined product is now being used in numerous Oregon farming environments including Blue Heron Farm and by Jorge Vasquez Labor Contractors.

"Since field workers are generally paid by how much they pick, agricultural companies needed a way to accurately and cost-effectively weigh produce in the field and integrate that information into a pay calculating system," said Steve Watts, ACS Software founder. "By partnering with CipherLab, we've been able to deliver an affordable and easy-to-use solution. Now customers get the ruggedness, power and scalability of CipherLab's handhelds coupled with ACS's custom applications."

At Willamette Valley-based Blue Heron Farm, picked berries are weighed at a mechanical scale in the field. That data is entered via barcode scan into a CipherLab 8300 handheld integrated with ACS Scan2QuickBooks, instantly calculating worker pay based on berry weight. Supervisors then print this information from the CipherLab unit with a belt-clip printer, processing payroll immediately for the field workers.

"With CipherLab's handheld and ACS Software, we save time and money as we do not have to manually enter information to calculate pay in the field," said Amber van Heel at Blue Heron Farm. "Furthermore, by being able to keep track of how many berries workers are picking in real-time, a field supervisor can ensure each worker is being as productive as possible."

At Silverton, Oregon-based Jorge Vasquez Labor Contractors, CipherLab 8300s are again being used in coordination with mobile printers and mechanical scales to speed the berry weigh-in process and more accurately pay for fruit picked in the field. And at one of Oregon's largest producers and processors of raspberries and strawberries, the CipherLab 8400 Mobile Computers are being used to capture and instantly disseminate information from its digital scales. Data from the scale is relayed wirelessly to a nearby 8400 Mobile Computer.


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Supply & Demand Chain Executive Announces Its 2010 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100
2010-05-17
New York - May 17, 2010 - Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, this week announced its ninth-annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.

Nine years ago, Supply & Demand Chain Executive announced its first "100" list of supply chain solution providers, consultants and other organizations that were helping lead the way in transforming companies' supply and demand chains. This year the magazine focused the criteria for its "100" feature on supply chain excellence and preparing the supply chain for the post-recessionary return to growth.

"As the economy makes tentative steps toward recovery and growth, our readers are turning to Supply & Demand Chain Executive to learn about solutions and best practices for enabling business expansion through supply chain excellence," said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "With this year's Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100, we highlight a broad range of supply chain solution and service providers that are helping to position their customers for the 'New Normal' economic environment."

Supply & Demand Chain Executive has identified leading providers of supply chain services and technologies who are customers/clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for the post-recessionary return to growth. Based on submissions to the "100" from end users and solution providers, the editorial staff of the magazine has compiled a list of leading supply and demand chain innovators.

"Our goal with this year's '100,' as in the past, is to highlight a broad range of solutions and services targeted at a variety of industries, addressing the needs of companies of varying sizes, and assisting in the transformation of a diverse mix of the functions that make up the supply chain," added Reese.

After receiving nomination forms, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive editorial staff identified applicants that best fit the stated criteria for the "100." Final recipients are featured in the cover story of the May/June 2010 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as online at www.SDCExec.com/SDCE100



About Supply & Demand Chain Executive Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at www.SDCExec.com.


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Network Products Guide Selects 9600 as a winner in the mobile solutions category
2010-03-04
Plano, TX - March 4, 2010 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced that its 9600 Series Industrial Mobile Computer has won a 2010 Product Innovation Award. This annual competition by Network Products Guide, a Silicon Valley technology research and advisory guide, recognizes groundbreaking products by some of the world's largest companies that set the bar higher in all areas of information technology.

The CipherLab 9600 Series Industrial Mobile Computer was chosen as a winner in the mobile solution category because it enables retailers and field sales, service and logistics employees to go to where the work takes place. The 9600 helps employees easily and reliably scan and update inventory, take orders, capture signatures or photographs, and send replenishment data across the room or around the world. Since it comes with integrated GPS, WWAN, WPAN and WLAN access, it's usable in the field, on the retail floor or at the warehouse - keeping employees constantly connected and productive.

"Innovation is not just about new products alone, it's about companies putting greater focus on customer needs," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief at Network Products Guide. "CipherLab's 9600 improves mobile access and data entry methods, making workers more efficient so they can achieve more in less time."

"Network Products Guide's recognition of the 9600 is further evidence that it is by far the most advanced mobile computer, setting industry standards for mobile access and data entry methods, usability and ruggedness," said CipherLab's Steve Pergantis. "Product innovation is key to our continued commitment to meeting our customers' needs and providing them with better solutions." To see why CipherLab's 9600 received the Network Products Guide Product Innovation Award, go to http://www.networkproductsguide.com/innovations/2010/CipherLab-USA.html.

About Network Products Guide Awards
As industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, Network Products Guide from Silicon Valley plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com.
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Sierra Marine Switches To CipherLab Wireless Handheld Scanners
2010-02-02
PLANO, TX - February 2, 2010 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced that Sierra Marine is replacing its old scanners with CipherLab's 1166 wireless BT scanners to automate inventory management in its Chicago area warehouse. Sierra Marine is a manufacturing division of Teleflex Marine and supplies OEM engine manufacturers and boat builders with hundreds of boat parts every day. Reseller eComputer, Inc. helped integrate the scanners at Sierra Marine with CipherLab distributor BlueStar, Inc.

"After conducting extensive research for Sierra Marine, I was impressed by the CipherLab 1166's reliability, features and specs when compared to Intermec and Metrologic handhelds," said Jön P. Badie, senior sales manager at eComputer Inc. "The most notable differentiators were the scanner's ability to upload data within hundreds of feet of a wireless terminal and its large memory in batch mode - enabling work to get done more accurately and in less time."

When paired with Sierra Marine's in-house software, employees scan orders going out of the warehouse and new equipment coming in to manage inventory wirelessly instantaneously. This real-time inventory management helps minimize over or under-stocking, and manual errors while freeing employees to get other work done. The large batch mode memory of the CipherLab 1166 enables Sierra Marine employees to capture product information at the far reaches of a warehouse and upload it automatically when back in range.

The CipherLab 1166 is a BT linear imaging reader that can connect anywhere within its wireless range of up to 328 feet. It can capture up to 256 scans while out of range and automatically transmit them to a host device when back, or work in batch mode and store up to 8192 scans. More details on the CipherLab 1166 BT scanner can be found at here.

For more information, visit the VSR website.
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Food Logistics Magazine picks CipherLab handheld mobile computers, BT and tethered scanners and fixed data terminals for its top 100 list
2009-12-16
PLANO, TX - December 16, 2009 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, announced today that it was named to the sixth annual FL 100, a list of the top 100 technology and solution providers servicing grocery and foodservice distributors and manufacturers. The editors of Food Logistics, the only publication exclusively dedicated to the grocery and foodservice distribution supply chain, focused on how providers were helping customers manage change through technology in tough economic times. They selected CipherLab for the list based on its successful deployments of handheld mobile computers, BT and tethered scanners, and fixed data terminals within the industry.

CipherLab products help grocery, C-store, retail, food and logistics companies attain economical efficiencies that will save them time and money. The company's award-winning mobile computers, scanners and fixed data terminals automate inventory management processes, and eliminate the costs associated with manual data entry, stock overage and empty shelf space. CipherLab products' "anywhere mobility" gives employees the tools they need to speed transfers, pricing, ordering, returns and replenishment.

"The FL100 listing provides a guide for decision-making grocery and foodservice distribution and manufacturing executives," explained Katherine Doherty, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics magazine. "These companies rely on technology to better manage their supply chains and help weather the financial storm. The FL100 recipients have demonstrated that they can meet our readers' specific needs."



After receiving nomination forms from end users and solution providers, the editorial staff sifted through more than 140 submissions to compile this year's listing. Final recipients are featured in the November/December 2009 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.
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CipherLab 1660 Pocket-size Scanner Wins 2009 Mobile Star Award
2009-12-14
PLANO, TX - December 14, 2009 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, announced today that its 1660 Pocket-size scanner has been named a winner in the eighth annual Mobile Star Awards™ hosted by mobile technology news portal MobileVillage®. The CipherLab 1660 won the Rising Star award in the Portable Productivity Peripheral Hardware category. This is the third consecutive year that CipherLab has been named a winner in the Mobile Star Awards competition.

The recently launched CipherLab 1660 Pocket-size Scanner is one of the smallest and lightest wireless barcode readers on the market, freeing employees to be as productive regardless of location. When paired with a handheld mobile computer, smartphone or PDA, it provides remote workers with anywhere mobility and boosts the efficiency of data collection applications used in settings where logistics systems are most crucial, such as healthcare, public utilities and field service environments.

The Rising Star Award is of particular interest because it was bestowed by product users who are also subscribers to MobileVillage's "Go Mobile™" newsletter.

"The 1660 is another in a long-line of quality products from CipherLab that delivers 'anywhere mobility' to workers spanning numerous industries from retail to logistics to groceries - saving them valuable time and money," said Jon Covington, MobileVillage founder and president. "Because our readers are the industry's most savvy mobile business users, Mobile Star Award winners can claim they are the users' choice. Winners are chosen by real users based on real results, not hype." This year's Mobile Star Awards winners are posted online at http://www.mobilevillage.com/awards.htm.



About MobileVillage / PDA Inc.
Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless technology in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through "Best of Breed" solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards program. Visit MobileVillage online at www.MobileVillage.com.
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Joint Solutions to Save Retailers and Resellers Time and Money
2009-12-03
PLANO, TX - December 3, 2009 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, announced today that it will demonstrate new hardware and software solutions aimed at resolving retail challenges at the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 99th Annual Convention & Expo to be held January 10-13 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Center (booth #339).

A new bundled solution designed to make asset tracking easier and more efficient combines CipherLab's software with printers manufactured by Brother International Corporation, Zebra Technologies and O'Neil. A second solution aimed at the Point of Service (POS) market is being introduced by CipherLab distributor BlueStar and utilizes CipherLab handheld mobile computers paired with pcCashdrawer ® hardware and Intuit QuickBooks. Both of these offerings help end-users and resellers implement automated solutions in the fastest and most cost-effective way possible.

CipherLab will also demonstrate its newest handheld mobile computers, the CipherLab 9300 and 9600. These devices make it more efficient than ever to manage and track products on the go.

"Our new handheld mobile computers provide an increased level of productivity by enabling mobile retail workers to automate data collection on the smallest of labels where vast amounts of information is stored," said CipherLab vice president of technology Al Crawford. "Furthermore, these bundled solutions will give retailers and resellers powerful tools to streamline business activities while improving customer's experiences. All of these solutions are essential for retailers in this economic climate because they save companies cash while providing customers the best service possible."

These CipherLab solutions will be in general availability in Q4 2009. More information on all of these products can be obtained from CipherLab and its resellers, including distributor BlueStar.
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Schools Worldwide Adopt CipherLab Wireless Scanners with COMPanion Software
2009-10-27
PLANO, TX - October 27, 2009 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced that Salt Lake City-based COMPanion Corporation is utilizing CipherLab 1166 wireless BT scanners to automate library book inventory management in schools across the world. COMPanion's library automation and textbook management software systems, Alexandria and Textbook Tracker, have been paired with the CipherLab 1166 to manage book inventory and circulation within school libraries in the United States and other countries like Saudi Arabia, Japan, Chile and Mexico to name a few.

"Overall the 1166 has proven to be extremely durable, easy to use and flexible, resulting in increased productivity for school employees," said Randy Everill, Hardware Selection Team Manager at COMPanion. "Since the 1166 requires minimal training and is not overly complex, our customers say they can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Furthermore, its wireless range enables employees to update information in real-time from anywhere in the library; when librarians need to go to remote book storage locations, they can safely utilize the 1166's large memory mode to store information until they return within communications range."

The CipherLab 1166 is a safe, linear imaging reader that can connect anywhere within its wireless range of up to 328 feet. It can capture up to 256 scans while out of range, or work in batch mode and store up to 8195 scans. When paired with COMPanion's textbook management system, Textbook Tracker, or its automated library management system, Alexandria, the joint solution helps schools cut their textbook losses by half or more through better book management -- an important cost savings.

"Automating gives you a complete picture of the resources in your school," said Randi Hermans, Teacher Librarian in Chilliwack, British Columbia. "Not only do you know what you have in your collection, you can track items easily and inform the administration about the value of each part of the collection. I believe that all schools, regardless of size, should be automated."

"With school budgets being squeezed to the extreme, it's more important than ever to find an efficient, simple and fast way to manage library book inventory," said CipherLab's vice president of technology, Al Crawford. "By pairing the 1166 with COMPanion's innovative software, schools get a cost-effective solution that keeps libraries and their students moving forward without missing a beat."
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CipherLab boosts efficiency of California power plant through improved data capture
2009-09-08
PLANO, TX - September 9, 2009 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced the Agua Mansa Power Plant in Colton, California is using CipherLab 9400 mobile computers coupled with Instamation System's (www.instamation.com) Roundskeeper software to automate data collection of the power plant's equipment. The joint solution, bundled by global distributor BlueStar, allows workers to instantly report equipment performance and project its maintenance.

"Because we are required to regularly record many visual readings and observations of power plant equipment, finding a mobile solution to automate this process and communicate it back to our database was essential," said Mike Kolkebeck, lead service technician at Agua Mansa. "By automating data capture with BlueStar's bundled Instamation-CipherLab solution, we are able to gain enhanced insight into the performance of the power plant equipment. This saves us time and money because we are able to use all of the collected data to quickly and efficiently predict maintenance needs. Before we adopted this data collection system, we attempted to do this manually, which proved to be extremely inefficient and sometimes inaccurate."

Steve Wagner, president of Instamation Systems, commented, "We evaluated many other products and ended up deciding to pair our software with the CipherLab 9400 due to its ease of use, compactness, embedded Microsoft Windows® CE 5.0 operating system, large bright screen, good construction and low cost of ownership."

The 9400 Series supports Microsoft Windows CE 5.0, is compliant with all popular wireless communications platforms and is designed to simplify tasks with industry-leading features like multi-form data input (touch screen or keyboard) and the ability to read and write RFID tags. When bundled with Roundskeeper, a software system that automates data collection, a user can directly transmit data to a database where it can be trended, reported or archived.

The Agua Mansa Power Plant provides power to the city of Colton and also to the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) grid. The ISO grid provides power to other municipalities if called upon in an emergency situation.

"Energy is a precious commodity, especially in California where the state grid has to juggle energy for millions of people," said CipherLab's vice president of technology, Al Crawford. "By streamlining the daily maintenance of the Agua Mansa equipment, we're able to minimize the plant's downtime, thus reducing the stress on the California power grid."
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Edgar Lopez joins CipherLab's sales team to deliver more focused customer service in Latin America
2008-08-25
PLANO, TX - August 25, 2008 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, has added Edgar Lopez to its sales team as a regional manager focused on the Latin American market. Lopez will operate out of the company's Americas headquarters in Texas, but will concentrate on meeting the Latin American market's growing need for experienced manufacturers and suppliers of industrial mobile computers and logistics supplies and systems.

"CipherLab plans to leverage Edgar's considerable experience to better serve our present and future customers in Latin America," noted Robert Hossary, vice president of sales for CipherLab. "CipherLab's growing product line, with the newly introduced 9400 and 9500 industrial mobile computers and the 1500 handheld scanner, now offers global companies the most comprehensive, affordable easy-to-use data capture products available."

CipherLab has a number of existing customers in Mexico and South America, including Grupo Embotelladoras Unidas S.A. de C.V. (GEUSA), a $400M (US) manufacturer and distributor of Pepsi brand products and other bottled water and soft drinks throughout Mexico; Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telegrafos (Brazilian Post and Telegraph Corporation), operated by the Brazilian Ministry of Communications, and Nielsen Chile, an 80-year old company dedicated to helping companies with commercialized products to better understand their consumers.


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CipherLab 8000 series helps automate clothing collection and recycling in 19 states
2009-07-29
PLANO, TX - July 29, 2009 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced that international relief agency Planet Aid (www.planetaid.org) is using the CipherLab 8000 series mobile computer to streamline its clothing collection and recycling program across the United States. By incorporating the ruggedized handheld scanners into its clothing donation process, Planet Aid is able to more quickly and easily establish an efficient collection and recycling system for the items.

When a Planet Aid employee collects clothing from a drop-off spot, a barcode on the bin is scanned with the CipherLab 8000. The driver then estimates the amount of clothing in the bin and records it in the CipherLab 8000 series mobile computer. That data is uploaded to Planet Aid's main database from the CipherLab scanner where site production and performance metrics can be analyzed instantly - helping Planet Aid create more efficient collection schedules based on the amount of clothing bins receive.

"Before we adopted CipherLab's handheld scanners, it could take hours for the drivers' data to be entered and then more time to finally analyze it," said Jerry Maday, operations manager at Planet Aid headquarters. "With the CipherLab 8000 series mobile computers and our custom business applications, we are able to significantly reduce the amount of paperwork for our drivers and operations staff, dramatically streamlining our core operation at Planet Aid."

Planet Aid is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries. Items donated to Planet Aid are resold and proceeds are used to support education, community development and HIV/AIDS programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

"The deployment at Planet Aid is of special interest to CipherLab, because the money we are saving the organization is going directly to a good cause," said Al Crawford, CipherLab vice president of technology. "In this case, the 8000 series truly lives up to its goal of delivering anywhere mobility, because it is enabling the most mobile worker of all: the driver."

The CipherLab 8000 mobile computer delivers anywhere mobility in a ruggedized, ergonomic design, offering speedy barcode scanning and data entry via multiple wireless communication options. With a pocket-size form factor that exceeds industry drop standards, the CipherLab 8000 offers more than 100 continuous hours of battery life, long range radio communication of up to 1148 feet, and an easy-to-read backlit LCD screen for low light areas and the lowest possible power consumption. Its easy-to-use interface minimizes training requirements and supports a variety of software solutions. All of these industry-leading features boost the efficiency of workers on the go in retail, healthcare and logistics settings.
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CipherLab 8000 Series Mobile Computer Wins Network Products Guide 2009 Best Products and Services Award
2009-05-19
PLANO, TX - May 19, 2009 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced that Networks Products Guide, an industry leading publication in information technologies and solutions, has selected the CipherLab 8000 Series Pocket-size Mobile Computer for the 2009 Best Products and Services Award in the Mobile Solutions category. This annual award recognizes products and services that represent the rapidly changing needs and interests of the end-users of technology worldwide, and consistently honors some of the world's most successful high-tech companies.

The CipherLab 8000 Mobile Computer delivers anywhere mobility in a ruggedized, ergonomic design, offering speedy barcode scanning and data entry via multiple wireless communication options. With a pocket-size form factor that exceeds industry drop standards, the CipherLab 8000 offers 100 continuous hours of battery life, long range radio communication of up to 1148 feet, and an easy-to-read backlit LCD screen for low light areas and the lowest possible power consumption. Its easy-to-use interface minimizes training requirements and supports a variety of software solutions. All these industry-leading features boost the efficiency of workers on the go in retail, healthcare and logistics settings.

"Increased end-user awareness and ongoing advances in technology are helping shape better products and services," says Rake Narang, editor in chief, Network Products Guide. "The CipherLab 8000 Series brings impressive improvements in the mobile solutions market by unteathering workers with its long-range communications, extended battery life and durability."

"We are honored to receive this award because it recognizes the value the CipherLab 8000 Series delivers with its anywhere mobility solutions," said CipherLab vice president of technology Al Crawford. "CipherLab is committed to meeting its customers' needs by providing them with the best products and services."

About Network Products Guide Awards
Network Products Guide is a media sponsor of Interop Las Vegas and New York and Technosium Executive Forums engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As industry's leading technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com
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CipherLab Products Achieve BizTracker Certification; Bundled Point Of Sale Solutions Now Distributed by BlueStar
2009-04-07
PLANO, TX - April 7, 2009 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, has been certified as a preferred vendor by BizTracker, a point of sale software provider. The CipherLab 1266, 1500, 1660, 8001 and 9471 handheld scanners and mobile computers, preloaded with BizTracker Infinity Point of Sale software, are now available to retailers through BlueStar, a leader in solutions-based distribution for Auto ID, Point-of-Sale, Mobility and RFID products. This bundled solution eases point of sale, logistics and ordering for retailers by conducting critical operations such as scanning data, inventory cycle counts, re-ordering, receiving goods, price checking and bar code printing.

BizTracker specifically selected CipherLab as a partner because of the versatility, affordability and reliability of the CipherLab 9471 Industrial Mobile Computer.

"Our retailers stressed how important it was to make sure they didn't lose a customer due to long lines," said BizTracker president Jim Eldred. "Now, as an example, our queue-busting technology enabled by the CipherLab 9471 brings transactions to customers, enabling them to bypass a line to complete purchases. This enhances a customer's experience and hopefully ensures that the customer won't choose another retailer in the future."

Eldred cites recent research by M/A/R/C Research that found customers are not willing to wait in line longer than four minutes at most stores. Forty-three percent of shoppers indicated that long lines will affect their decision to shop at a particular store in the future, and 10 percent of shoppers would become frustrated enough to leave a check-out line if the wait time was more than four minutes.

"The partnership between CipherLab and BizTracker, coupled with the strong distribution network within the BlueStar family, exemplifies how to best develop and deliver the most creative products aimed specifically at solving difficult problems within the retail market," said CipherLab vice president of technology Al Crawford.

CipherLab products are now available through BlueStar. For more information, go to http://www.cipherlab.com/catalog.asp.
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CipherLab and NutSoftware Create Niche Inventory and Logistics Solutions
2009-02-17
PLANO, TX - February 17, 2009 - CipherLab (www.cipherlab.com), a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, has been selected by NutSoftware, a niche software development company, as its partner in the creation of an integrated data capture solution aimed at solving the unique problems of the American nut industry. Known as NutWare, the solution pairs NutSoftware's software with the CipherLab 8500 Industrial Mobile Computer, an economical, award-winning ruggedized handheld that delivers up to 160 percent more work per battery charge than similar products on the market.

The Merced, California-based NutSoftware initially designed NutWare as an inventory system that could also calculate grower payments, traditionally an operational problem within the industry. But when one of its customers wanted to add more functionality between the software and the processing plant, NutSoftware selected CipherLab as its hardware provider for hand scanner integration.

"We needed a product that was affordable and that could withstand the harsh conditions of a processing plant or warehouse," said Frank Ramos, senior developer, NutSoftware. "But most importantly, we needed a reliable solution that could keep it simple. We liked the CipherLab 8500's sturdy pistol grip and the fact that it is so user-friendly. And because it is extremely durable, there are very few maintenance problems in the field."

The NutSoftware/CipherLab product is already in use by some of the largest nut handlers in the U.S.

NutWare demonstrations can be seen at the 101st Annual Meeting and Conference of the American Council for Food Safety & Quality or the 84th Annual Meeting of the Specialty Crop Trade Council of the California Dried Fruit Export Association, events being held concurrently at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California February 24-26, 2009. Additional information on NutWare is also available at www.nutsoftware.com.
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CipherLab Helps Associated Grocers of Florida Deploy Unique Ordering Infrastructure
2008-12-15
Originally founded in 1945 by a handful of small stores, Associated Grocers of Florida (AGFLA) is a cooperative of independent retailers in the southeastern U.S. that is rapidly expanding throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. Initially organized to increase the buying power of independent retailers, AGFLA has grown impressively to become one of the largest full line suppliers in the region. AGFLA headquarters now occupy more than 800,000 square feet of office and warehouse space in Pompano Beach, Florida; in addition, AGFLA acquired a 700,000 square foot warehouse in Ocala, Florida, and recently opened the first phase of a 1.5 million square foot shipping facility in Freeport, Grand Bahamas to service its growing membership. Today, AGFLA handles over 23,000 SKUs, and services more than 350 independent grocery stores in a total of 42 countries. Read full case study
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CipherLab 9400 Industrial Mobile Computer Named Best Rugged Wireless Handheld in Mobile Star Awards
2008-11-05
PLANO, TX - November 5, 2008 - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced that the CipherLab 9400 Industrial Mobile Computer for Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0 captured a Gold Mobile Star Award™ from MobileVillage®, the 15-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology. The CipherLab 9400 won in the rugged handheld hardware category against a competitive product from Motorola.

Designed to provide "wireless anywhere" mobility through compliance with all popular wireless communications platforms (including Bluetooth®, WiFi and Quad-band EDGE RF), the CipherLab 9400 simplifies the tasks of those working in the retail, logistics, warehouse, transportation and field sales/services industries. It offers industry-leading features such as a built-in digital camera, multi-form data input (touch screen or keyboard), multi-scanning options, up to eight hours of battery life in WLAN mode and the ability to read and write RFID tags.

"Despite the economic slowdown, recent studies have predicted minimal impact on the mobile and wireless industry," said MobileVillage editor Gary Thayer. "People have fallen in love with mobile productivity and entertainment products, and there's a real desire to discover and share the latest and greatest."

The seventh annual Mobile Star Awards program honors the best companies, products, deployments and leaders in mobile and wireless technology. Winners are chosen by subscribers to Go Mobile®, MobileVillage's free email newsletter for technology executives, mobile professionals, IT managers, developers and top tech journalists.

This year's Mobile Star Awards winners are posted online at http://www.mobilevillage.com/awards.htm.

About MobileVillage®
Founded in 1993, MobileVillage is a market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless productivity in a wide range of industries. MobileVillage accomplishes this by fostering education and alliances through its Mobile "Best of Breed" solution identification, event partnerships, an online industry directory, industry job postings, daily online news, its widely respected Go Mobile® newsletter, a Mobile Mentors™ program, and popular annual Mobile Star Awards™ program. Visit MobileVillage online at www.mobilevillage.com.

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Streamline Inventory Tracking Procedures
2008-11-01
Integrated Solutions for Retailers

When done manually, keeping track of inventory can be a painstaking task. Dave Schoengart, VP of store operations at Shoe Sensation, knows this issue firsthand. Shoe Sensation is an independently owned regional shoe and apparel chain. Headquartered in Jeffersonville, IN, the retailer has 75 locations and 650 employees. In order to monitor merchandise status and pricing, store-level managers received an 8-to-12-page spreadsheet from headquarters every other week. Read full article

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CipherLab's Intelligent Order Entry Software Solves Retail and Grocery Shipping Problems
2008-10-06
PLANO, TX - October 6, 2008 - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced the availability of automatic container space calculation software for use on its industrial mobile computers. CipherLab's Intelligent Order Entry (IOE), designed specifically for use by grocery and C-stores, ensures that shipping container space is maximized to resolve packing problems and reduce overall freight costs. When used in conjunction with CipherLab's handheld scanners, Intelligent Order Entry enables users to calculate the cubic footage and weight of bulk goods, thereby reducing wasted space in shipping containers. The IOE program also alerts users to discontinued items, the availability of substitute items, converts UPC codes to warehouse codes and displays backroom inventory during the order process.

CipherLab's Intelligent Order Entry is currently being used by Associated Grocers of Florida, a cooperative of independent retailers in the southeastern U.S. that is rapidly expanding throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. AG Florida recently opened the first phase of a 1.5 million square foot shipping facility in Freeport, Grand Bahamas to service its growing membership.

"It's imperative that we have a streamlined and efficient logistics system that takes into account the unique needs of maritime transportation," noted Noel Bostick, IT operations manager, Associated Grocers of Florida. "In this business, weight is not necessarily the biggest cost factor - it's space. By working with CipherLab, AG Florida put ordering control into its customers' hands. Now, customers know exactly how much container space will be required for each order. This enables us to proactively suggest adding or removing items to properly and completely fill a container, helping our members minimize their shipping costs."

According to Al Crawford, vice president of technology at CipherLab, the new Intelligent Order Entry can also assist grocers and retailers to more efficiently deliver goods by air, sea and rail. "Although we initially developed Intelligent Order Entry for use in port facilities, the concept of 'cubing,' or automatically calculating the cubic feet of container space, is the same for other forms of transportation. The bottom line is that Intelligent Order Entry, when coupled with CipherLab handheld mobile computers, creates one of the most efficient systems of its type - and one that gives an almost immediate return on investment to our customers," he said.

Visitors to the 2008 National Association of Convenience Stores Show, being held October 4-7 at McCormick Place in Chicago, can see the full range of CipherLab products in Booth 7160.


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CipherLab's 9400 Industrial Mobile Computer Wins in the Mobile/Wireless Category
2008-05-19
PLANO, TX - May 19, 2008 - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, today announced that Silicon Valley Communications publication Network Products Guide has selected its 9400 Industrial Mobile Computer for a 2008 Product Innovation Award. This annual competition recognizes vendors with groundbreaking products that set the bar higher for others in all areas of information technology.

The CipherLab 9400 was the only hardware selected as a winner in the mobile/wireless category. Introduced in late 2007, the handheld industrial mobile computer features:
-Support for Microsoft® Windows® CE 5.0
-Compliance with all popular wireless platforms, including Bluetooth®, WiFi and Quad-band EDGE WAN
-Built-in 2 Megapixel digital camera

"The goal of any product innovation must be to effect a positive change," said Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. "The CipherLab 9400 Industrial Mobile Computer brings improvements in multi-platform connectivity, design and affordability to the retail, warehouse and distribution markets."

About Network Products Guide Awards
Network Products Guide published from Silicon Valley is a leading provider of products, technologies and vendor related research and analysis. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including product innovations, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com
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CipherLab and BlueStar Partner to Deliver New AIDC Solutions to the Canadian Marketplace
2007-08-19
Plano, TX and Montreal, Canada - August 13, 2007 - CipherLab, a leading innovator in Automated Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for the retail, warehouse and distribution markets, and BlueStar Canada, a leading innovator in solutions-based distribution for auto ID, point-of-sale, mobility and RFID products, today announced a strategic partnership for the Canadian market. Through this alliance, BlueStar Canada will expand its catalog of innovative IT solutions by offering CipherLab's popular scanners, mobile computers and portable terminals, which operate on all predominant connectivity platforms, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, RFID and acoustic. This agreement boosts CipherLab's visibility within the promising Canadian market and gives BlueStar's systems integrators a partner with global expertise in developing tailored applications and tools for data capture deployments.

"The AIDC industry is experiencing rapid growth in Canada, and we're excited to establish a partnership with CipherLab that will result in new offerings for our customers," noted Jacques Lapierre, president of BlueStar Canada. "By including CipherLab products in our catalog and offering related technical and after sales support, we continue to deliver to our resellers the best possible solutions at the best possible prices."

CipherLab was a participant in this year's BlueStar-sponsored BlueWAVE 2007, Canada's largest reseller event for POS, barcoding and mobility products.

"BlueStar's dominance in the Canadian market will help increase CipherLab's reach in North America," said Robert Hossary, vice president-Americas for CipherLab. "In turn, BlueStar Canada can now leverage our international expertise, particularly within the retail, grocery and warehouse/logistics sectors, and assist its system integrators in delivering tailored solutions to suit their customers' unique data capture needs."

About BlueStar Canada
BlueStar Canada is the leading solutions-based distributor of point-of-sale, bar coding, data collection and wireless mobility products in Canada. The company offers its VAR partners detailed information on the best selection of products in the industry, all at competitive prices. BlueStar Canada makes life easier for its VAR partners by offering local inventory and a Canadian warranty on all products distributed. In addition, BlueStar Canada has unmatched technical support and is an authorized service center for an increasing number of manufacturers.
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