Bar coding the future

The future is here—and it’s bar coded.

A 2010 study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston found that a system that checks medications and doses using bar codes significantly cuts down on hospital drug errors. “We had the opportunity to design and implement a bar code-scanning system to ensure that every patient in the hospital gets the right medication at the right dose at the right time,” said lead researcher Dr. Eric G. Poon, the hospital’s director of clinical informatics.

“After implementing that new system, we found dramatic reductions in errors made during the process of administering medications,” he added. Using this system may prevent as many as 90,000 serious errors each year. T

At Electrone, we put safety first and foremost. That’s why Specimen Labels for healthcare facilities, with the use of Electrone’s Zebra Printers, can be printed at the exact point of collection with a bar coded label for a patient’s chart. These printers ultimately reduce the risk of entering incorrect information on patients. Additionally, by using the QL Plus series printers, pharmacy labels can be made that scan prescribed medicine and contain patient information. Avoid careless but critical mistakes by investing in hardware which can eliminate user error.

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Go for the cashless cutting edge

Cashless works best in a number of situations, including schools. Electrone has expanded its range of hardware solutions to meet the changing market demands for cashless systems. When you need an automated means to credit cash into the accounts, Electrone has created an easy and efficient solution that can fully integrate with your software application.

The authority on cashless catering, Electrone has developed 2 models of VLT to cater for the different technology being used in the market sectors being addressed. The VLT 101 is a proximity card- based model which has a small display, a card acceptor and a note and coin acceptor. The VLT 301 is a biometric-based touch-screen model with a fingerprint reader and a note and coin acceptor. Additional features, such as key pads for authentication/verification, can also be added to meet individual customer requirements.

Even though the VLT models have been built with the requirements of the school meals sector in mind, they are flexible enough that they can be integrated into other environments where user accounts need to be charged up with cash deposits. Sports clubs, social clubs, golf clubs or individual company cafeterias where employees want to add value to their meal accounts are all situations that would be perfect for Electrone’s VLT.

Six reasons to use customized keypads

Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to make a list. At Electrone, we are big fans of our keypads for countless reasons that we are inspired to try counting out.

Work with a range of softwares

The keypad’s easy adaptability and flexibility makes the Electrone 735 the perfect choice to complement a huge range of management software

Integrate with external devices

RFID readers, finger print readers, bar code readers and magnetic card readers all work well with the keypads to secure personal info.

Nothing extraneous

Electrone’s keyboards cut keystrokes and mouse movements, saving time and money.

Speaks your language

Electrone keyboards can accommodate various language layouts. For example, the Electrone 9005 mini keyboard can be programmed in foreign languages.

More ergonomically sound

Our keyboards design helps limit your hands’ movement over your desk from keyboard to mouse and mouse to keyboard, which translates to less stress on your hands, wrists, arms, elbows, and shoulders.

The keys to the kingdom

Electrone gets rid of the real estate wasted on obsolete keys. We streamline but adapt to every situation. Plus, we have more keys available than standard keyboards.

With so much going for them, customizable keyboards can have a huge impact on the quality of your work life. Check out their potential— we don’t think you’ll have reason for disappointment.

Printing makes perfect

As anyone who relies on a printer knows, having a responsive printer can make or break your workflow. Electrone has two options for printers: their Zebra line and their QL series.

The Zebra line has many applications for healthcare. Using Electrone’s Zebra Printers ultimately reduce the risk of entering incorrect information on patients. Nobody wants to prescribe the wrong medication—that’s why pharmacy labels can be made that scan prescribed medicine, as well as print bar coded labels containing patient information by using the QL Plus within the pharmacy.

The QL Plus series of printers is a great fit for price marking in retail. With the help of wireless Wan, markdowns are a cinch. Shelf labeling becomes a breeze, as the QL Plus series of printers can print one or several shelf labels at the required point of application.

A good printer can be hard to find. If you have an appropriate environment for the QL, why not explore the benefits? You can streamline your tasks and maximize your efficiency, using a printer that does exactly what you need it to—and more.

The beauty of a direct-to-consumer supply chain

Streamlining the supply chain makes a lot of sense, as a simpler supply chain means reduced costs for retailers. When you purchase equipment directly from an IT vendor, those lower costs get passed on to you, along with greater flexibility in terms of software specifications. Direct to consumer and direct feedback go hand in hand. If you have ways that you would like a product customized, being in touch with your supplier has its advantages. Electrone, for example, is very receptive to requests to alter the style and design of their products. A relationship with your supplier, versus having to go through a channel partner, can mean a world of difference in your ability to customize your order.

With Electrone, it means you can make last minute changes at the point of sale. It can let you have a lower EPoS terminal in some stores, and well-designed, stylish looking units in another. It also lets you acquire specific features in order to handle problems and separate yourself from the competition.

The clients can feel, rightly so, that his impact on the supplier is immediate and powerful. Testing out a few units at first, or getting them on short notice, is no big deal for suppliers who own their manufacturing.

Bottom line: Being close to the production line means frustrating waits are kept to a minimum. Electrone’s streamlined technology supply chain offers you better service, higher customer satisfaction, and lets you easily differentiate your brand.

The ultimate trackball

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Electrone’s military grade trackballs offer the precision that no other competitor can: guaranteed performance in the most demanding of military environments. Complete with three integrated military grade micro switches, this is the trackball of choice for high end military projects.

Why use a trackball instead of a mouse? For starters, trackballs allow for effortless, smoothly controlled handling to navigate any screen and each size can be panel mountable. Plus, trackballs provide greater shock and vibration resistance, which is of utmost importance when conditions are erratic.

Developed through close collaboration with a Military System manufacturer, Electrone’s F60 military trackball meets the specific requirements of military grade equipment. Many military clients have found the trackball an excellent fit for artillery hunting equipment and other radar modules. Versatile, compatible with most keyboards, and panel mountable, the trackballs come in three sizes, with a fourth model available for medical use. Custom connection options can also be made available by request. For precision, ease, and reliability, it’s worth exploring all that trackballs offer.

When speed is at a premium

Most call centers are quick to invest in any new technology that promises to improve agent productivity. Electrone’s 150 keyboard is a perfect fit for the relentless pace of call centers: it reduces repetitive keyboard strokes and maximizes efficiency. Designed with the needs of call centers as the uppermost priority, the 150 has numerous features that dovetail perfectly to suit daily operations.

Here are some of the stand-out capabilities of the 150 keyboard:

  •  Standard USB port with secondary keyboard port passthrough, USB
  • Up to 150 programmable keys
  • Key switches rated at 1,000,000 cycles of operation
  • Removable transparent key tops to enable labeling
  • Powder-coated metal enclosure
  • 12-month limited warranty
  • Various language layouts

Armed with these features, employees can handle the volume and pace of a typical call center with relative ease. Functionality streamlines the job, letting employees concentrate on the caller, not computer glitches.