Retail NOW 2018 Point of Sale Technology Industry

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The time has come for you to join RSPA, the only association dedicated to connecting the players in the Point of Sale technology industry, in Nashville for RetailNOW 2018! Get ready to embrace new opportunities that will impact your business AND our community of leading professionals.

Plan for 4 days of:

  • 50 Plus Hours of High Impact Education Tracks
  • 160 Plus Exhibitor Stops in the Expo Hall
  • Unlimited Face-to-Face Networking Opportunities
What Is RetailNOW?

This annual event brings leaders, innovators, and channel players together to develop relationships necessary for any successful business within the general retail technology industry. The diversity of attendees and exhibitors allows for the very best in education, thought leadership, and product availability paramount to the strength and growth of the industry. It is where the industry meets.

Each year technology professionals traverse across countries to become educated on new business trends, emerging technologies and best business practices, to grow their channel business in North America and also to explore a diverse expo hall with over 160 exhibitors featuring the latest solutions in the industry.

Who Attends RetailNow?

Agents, Dealers, Resellers & Value Added Resellers, Managed Service Providers of technology solutions selling into the SMB space or any retail environments within North America attend RetailNOW. When we say “Retail,” we mean any place where commerce happens. The most common verticals represented include: Hospitality, Restaurant, Retail, Grocery, C-Store, SMB, Financial Services and more. This is not an end user show, so there are no merchants, retailers or restaurateurs that attend. Questions to ask yourself if you’re considering attendance:

  • Are my merchants looking for solutions that I don’t currently provide?
  • Am I missing out on revenue by not providing additional solutions like security, networking, digital signage, back office, accounting tools, etc?
  • Would my team benefit from engaging with other technology providers who have overcome the exact same challenges that I am facing today?
  • Do I have a solution now that I am selling direct and I am looking to launch a Reseller channel in the future?
  • Could I benefit from education that will help strengthen my business and expand my offerings?
  • What don’t I know about the industry I serve?

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Who Exhibits At RetailNOW?

Technology providers that utilize a form of a Reseller channel to get their solutions into the SMB market or companies that offer support solutions to help the Reseller’s business. Hardware Manufacturers, Software developers, Payments companies, Distribution partners, Managed Service Providers. If you are wondering if your company should have a presence on the show floor you may be asking yourself:

  • Am I looking to meet with or grow my channel partners to expand my reach?
  • Does my company have solutions that can help VARs transition to MSPs?
  • Could my business benefit from connecting with other people who have successfully grown and sustained their own channel?

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Found out more by visiting the Official Website on the RetailNOW Point-of-Sale Technology event held in Nashville, TN

cab mach series desktop printers

Reliable Low-Cost Desktop Printers

Cab offers a lower price 4-inch reliable desktop printer

With the MACH1/MACH2 cab completes its printer range in the lower price segment:

  • Ideal for small to medium-volume printing
  • For thermal transfer and direct thermal printing
  • MACH1 with control buttons and LED display, MACH2 with colored LCD display and navigator pad
  • Printable resolutions 200 dpi or 300 dpi for both printer types
  • Processing of label widths up to 118 mm
  • The solid double-walled construction allows printing in all areas.

Ease of operation

The MACH1/2 can be opened up widely to insert the ribbon and the label roll. (1)Adjustment of different materials via a calibration button without loss of time.
The multi-language color display (2) and the cab navigator pad (3) of MACH2 are logically structured and intuitively operable for the user. A total of four interfaces (including Ethernet) (4) offer flexibility and fast device connection.

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Drivers from cab – 32/64 Bit (Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 and more!) here

Available Software from cab:

  • cablabel S3 Demo (Free) – here
  • cablabel S3 Lite (Free) – here

Click here to see available software from cab. You can find all the available label printers from cab at the


5-Stage Process to make a custom barcode label

Creating a custom barcode label is cheaper than you think! There are online services available from reputable companies such as barcodefactory which has been in the business of creating custom labels for business’s locally and across the country. They boast a wide selection of choices available for creating a custom made label to suit your business needs and application. Custom labels can be identified in a 5-step process as listed below to give you a better idea on how easy it is to setup a specific size, shape and type of label even using your own company logo.

Let’s identify each of the steps in creating a custom label below.

custom made barcode labels in 5 steps1. Select your label width and length to get started.

  • Any shape, Any Size can be used for making a custom barcode label
  • There are literally thousands of custom dies on hand.

2. Choosing a colored label or blank white stock for your label

  • Floodcoat the entire label of portions using any solid or screened colors.
  • Fluorescent colors also available. Up to 6 PMS colors or four-color process for any image.

3. Choose between paper or a synthetic material types. 

  • Multiple substrates: Paper, Paper Tags, Synthetic, Synthetic Tags,
  • V-Max Polyolefin, Kimdura Polypropylene, Reflective, Polyester,
  • Polypropylene, or Vinyl in various thicknesses.

4. Select your label adhesive type whether it’s permanent or removable.

  • A wide range of adhesives from ultra permanent to removable.
  • Low or high temperature adhesives.

5. What type of Liner or Backing Material?  (Roll or Fan-Fold)

  • Standard silicone coated paper in various thicknesses.
  • Clear Polyester offers less mass, weight and is recyclable.
  • Slits or printing on liner back.


At the Barcodefactory you can find blank or pre-printed retro-reflective labels and signs in both stock and custom sizes. We have rack mounted labels, or labels mounted to plastic signs. We also pre-print variable data barcode as an option, so you can receive your labels ready to deploy. Our variably printed retro-reflective labels are tested for 100% readability.


They offer the absolute lowest prices on all custom label products.

Save an average of 10-20% on barcode labels, pressure sensitive labels, thermal labels and more, plus long-term fixed pricing.


Custom label quotes are FREE

Unstoppable performance, unleash superior performance, the Zebra 3600 Series Scanners

When the going gets tough, the tough get a Zebra 3600 series scanner. Every day, workers in your warehouse and on the manufacturing plant floor scan thousands of bar codes to ensure product quality and on-time order delivery. Their productivity depends on the quality of the scanner you put into their hands. When it comes to capturing bar codes in the warehouse and on the manufacturing production line, every second counts speed and accuracy are directly related to workforce productivity, your throughput and the quality of your products and customer service.


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LI3608, LI3678 1D Laser Scanner

As a member of the Zebra 3600 Ultra-Rugged Series of scanners, the practically indestructible 1D LI3608 corded and LI3678 cordless scanners are ready for the world’s toughest environments — the warehouse and manufacturing floor. Loaded with features that deliver truly unstoppable performance, the LI3608 and LI3678 redefine scanner reliability and management simplicity.

You get the ultimate in 1D scanning performance; period. Your workers can scan bar codes as fast as they can pull the trigger. With 30 percent more working range, it’s easy to capture bar codes that are farther away. Are bar codes under shrink-wrap? Damaged? Dirty? Poorly printed? No problem, this intelligent scanner can handle it all. You can find all available scanners models for the 3600 series of Ultra Rugged scanners here.


MANUFACTURER: Zebra 3600 Series
PLACES-TO-BUY: Barcodefactory Zebra Scanners


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Barcodes and barcode labels come in all shapes and sizes. In a recent evaluation of all major barcode brands, Seagull Scientific Bartender was rated the top labeling software. These software programs produce linear and 2D barcodes, as well as GS1, DataBars and QR Codes.

A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) label or tag is not the same as a barcode, but like a barcode, it tracks and relays data. Seagull can also encode RFID data on a label or tag using a thermal printer like Zebra, Datamax, or Sato.

BarcodeFactory provides Seagull Bartender Software and technical support. We use Seagull in our business operation daily and can answer any technical questions regarding its program setup and features.

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BARTENDER BASIC – The most frequently used label design features. Includes all text, graphics, barcode, and most serializing capabilities. Useful for keyboard and scanner-supplied label data only

BARTENDER PROFESSIONAL – Includes – All of BarTender’s most powerful label design features. Data access for network databases (using OLE DB and ODBC), as well as spreadsheets and text files. Supports RFID tags and labels. All card printing functions but only encodes magnetic stripes. Includes two of the Companion Applications: Batch Maker and Print Station.

ENTERPRISE AUTOMATION – Our most powerful edition. Includes all of the design, printing, software integration, and data sourcing features of the Automation edition, plus advanced server functions for centralized printing, security and administration. Supports RFID and all card printing and smart card encoding functions. Includes BarTender Web Print Server to print labels from any browser. Contains our most advanced integration features, including TCP/IP triggers, SAP AII, Oracle XML, XML transforms, and XML scripting. Includes full functionality for all of the Companion Applications, including Librarian and logging to centralized databases. Tracks printer parts inventory and in-printer media usage.

BARTENDER AUTOMATION – Includes – All of BarTender’s most powerful design features. Numerous software integration tools, such as ActiveX Automation, enterprise messaging and Seagull’s Commander utility for cross-platform integration. All the data sourcing of Professional, plus support for SAP IDocs. Supports RFID tags and labels. All card printing functions but only encodes magnetic stripes. Includes all of the Companion Applications except for Librarian, but not all of the features. Logging to local databases only.
To view all Seagull Bartender Software

Next Generation Capability, Easy Touch for Android

zebra mc3300 android

The Zebra MC3300 makes it easy to migrate to the next generation in mobility business platforms using Android. The same operating system that took the consumer world by storm is now fortified for business, providing a proven mobility platform and guaranteed security support for a total of 10 years with Zebra’s LifeGuard™ for Android. This next generation of the highly successful MC3000 series offers everything customers need to run their current terminal emulation (TE) applications right out of the box—or reformat to create intuitive screens that utilize touch to simplify the user experience. Get next generation productivity gains with the next generation platform for shipping & receiving and warehouse mobility with the MC3300 from Zebra.

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The most widely purchased barcode scanners on the market

multiple barcode scanner types

Barcode scanners come in a wide variety of types for scanning bar codes in retail, warehousing, shipping & receiving and in environments like doctor’s office and hospitals. Scanners come in many formats like handheld, handsfree and presentation applications like you find in most popular retail stores today.

ls2208 barcode scanner with standSome scanners like the popular Zebra LS2208 for it’s pricing and simplicity can be purchased here. This scanner is capable of scanning a label 25 inches away and supports scanning high density bar codes on small retail items. It’s also available with or without a stand to hold the scanner in-place leaving your workers handsfree to do other tasks. The next generation in 1D scanning, the LS2208 gives you the same reliability and ergonomics of the other most popular scanners on the market to date with enhanced features that you scan more types of bar codes at further distances.

Accessories expand your scanning needs

From power supplies, battery packs, USB adapters, holsters, mounts to fit every just about every barcode scanning need. Not only do accessories allow your workforce to be more productive but, compliment and enhance your scanner operations in any environment.


Looking for a scanner suitable to fit your business needs as well as budget? Visit or use their free online chat to speak with one of their certified sales & support team.

Wearable Computer Devices

Honeywell offers ring scanners and wrist mounted mobile computers such as the 8670 bluetooth ring scanner, 8680i mini mobile computer as well as the wearable D70e and D75e mobile computers.

honeywell 8670 ring scannerThe 8670 ring scanner is a great choice if you’re looking to give your employees full mobility in any environment suitable for such a device. If you’re looking to grow your revenue by taking advantage of new technology solutions, please let us guide you through the details of two of our newly launched scanner products: 8670 Wireless Ring Scanner and Vuquest 3320g hands-free scanner- during an insightful on-demand webinar event. Our experts will share their knowledge, experience and best practices to help you improve and maximize the benefits of our expanded solutions portfolio. The 8670 wireless ring scanner with bluetooth technology brings exceptional 1d and 2d scan performances of other handheld devices in a small form factor. Not only is this device small and compact but, with it’s rugged design optimized for harsh usage and environments. It’s two-piece design includes a small, lightweight scaner that mounts on the finger and a Bluetooth module worn comfortably on the wrist.


honeywell 8680i wearable mini mobile computerThe 8680i wearable mini mobile computer device is Honeywell’s most advanced compact, ergonomic, high-performance Bluetooth wearable scanning solution for helping businesses streamline high-volume workflows such as picking, packing and sorting for increased speed and efficiency with every transaction. This device is available in a Standard model for simple Bluetooth-paired data collection or an Advanced model for standalone operation in directed workflows, the 8680i wearable mini mobile can add efficiency and effectiveness to the most common tasks. It’s flexible configuration options can be tailored to the work environment with a choice of a two-finger ring or a glove option (coming soon).

Some of the other devices available from Honeywell include the SRX-SL (headset) and the wristmount for the D70e and D75e mobile computers. Like the standard range laser ring scanner for the D70e and the High-Performance 2d imager ring scanner.



Find out how you can purchase more mobile computer devices from other Manufacturers from the largest online barcode and labeling resource at the

Honeywell Mobility Edge

A unified & dynamic platform design to reduce complexity to build, deploy, manage and extend the life cycle of mobile solutions across customers’ enterprises better, faster, with less risk, & less cost. Some customer benefits are flexibility and reduced costs to deploy additional device form factors and classes due to no added dev or cert costs given common module/sw image. Many companies are feeling constrained by a complex system of devices, apps, and infrastructure. You can watch the video to learn more about Honeywell’s Mobility Edge.


honeywell mobility edge solutions

Honeywell has spoken with hundreds of companies about the challenges of deploying and managing mobile devices across their enterprises – and their voices are clear. Many companies are feeling constrained by a complex system of devices, apps, and infrastructure. Here are the most common challenges they cited.


Found out how Honeywell Products can work better for you and your business’ mobile applications reducing complexity and extending the lifecyle of your mobile deployments. Get started with Mobility Edge and arrange for a no-cost session with the Barcodefactory team.

Ease into Android with the Honeywell CN80

dolphin cn80 mobile computerNow that Windows end-of-life was officially announced, it’s time to start thinking about your transition to Android. Many businesses are adopting a staggered approach and staying with mobile solutions that support keypad-dependent apps.

The Honeywell Dolphin CN80, built on the Mobility Edge platform, features touchscreen and keys, giving you additional time to write new apps and interfaces before making the full transition. It also facilitates the move to full touchscreen, as workers will be familiar with the hardware.

Built on the Honeywell Mobility Edge™ platform, the Dolphin CN80 device offers an integrated, repeatable, and scalable approach based on a common hardware and software platform – unleashing customers from constraints faced today around integration and inflexible technologies without sacrificing enterprise security, reliability, performance, or management features. Juggling multiple devices across the enterprise introduces time- and cost-intensive complexities for Enterprise IT to manage and maintain. The Mobility Edge platform enables customers to accelerate provisioning, certification, and deployment across the enterprise. The Dolphin CN80 device offers an extended product life-cycle across four generations of Android, from Android Nougat to Android Q, to maximize return on customer investment and provide a lower overall TCO. The device’s advanced enterprise life-cycle tools also simplify frequently repeated tasks such as software updates, training new employees, and managing spare pools.

The ultra-rugged Dolphin CN80 mobile computer features a fast processor, advanced network connectivity, and enhanced 1D/2D scanning plus extended battery life lasting twice as long as previous generations to keep workers connected and productive throughout multiple shifts. The large, vivid, 106.7 mm (4.2 in) touchscreen display can be read easily indoors and out and used with finger, glove, or stylus – making it ideal for warehouse, cold storage, field mobility, and other challenging environments.


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