February 2016

CipherLab USA announces partnership with Petrosoft
CipherLab USA, an AIDC technology company, announced a strategic partnership with Petrosoft, an end-to-end retail automation company. This partnership expands CipherLab’s distribution channel and market presence by leveraging Petrosoft’s end-to-end retail solutions as well as its sales, support, training and marketing expertise. Sergey Gorlov, President and CEO of Petrosoft. “The CipherLab 9700 is the only inventory scanner included in Petrosoft’s product catalog. Our decision to add CipherLab to the company’s POS, made-to-order, back-office and fuel management technology is based on the company’s product reputation, value and ease of integration with C-Store Office, Petrosoft’s back-office solution." -- Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by chb

Added: Bluebird BM180
With the BM180 enterprise handheld, Bluebird provides an industrial-grade version of a contemporary smartphone, one with significant extra functionality (like an integrated barcode and MSR readers). The BM180 has a 5-inch 1280 x 720 capacitive multi-touch display, runs either Windows Embedded Handheld or Android, can handle 4-foot drops, is IP67-sealed, and starts at roughly US$1,75. [See description, analysis and specs of the Bluebird BM180] -- Posted Friday, February 12, 2016 by chb

Added: Bluebird EF500
Korean rugged handheld manufacturer Bluebird announced the Bluebird EF500 for those who want a modern smartphone-style handheld, but one that's a lot tougher and has industrial-grade scanning capability. The 5-inch EF500 is available in a standard and a rugged version, both IP67-sealed, but the EF500R able to withstand 8-foot drops. The platform comes with either Windows Embedded Handheld 8.1 or Android 5.1 Lollipop. [See description, analysis and specs of the Bluebird EF500] -- Posted Thursday, February 11, 2016 by chb