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Mobile Device Charging Dock Options

When it comes to deploying scanners across a single warehouse or even across multiple sites, giving your team the power to capture transactions relies on making sure the scanners have the power they need. Bad puns aside, there are a variety of options for charging your devices in the warehouse when not in use. Another post will review options for use on forklifts that require powered cradles; today we will…

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Video Introduction to PanatrackerGP for Inventory Management in Dynamics GP

We still haven't been reviewed on Rotten Tomatoes, but we think critics and audiences will both appreciate the latest iteration of this, our new solution introduction video of the PanatrackerGP solution for inventory management in Microsoft Dynamics GP. See how the PanatrackerGP solution extends the functionality already in Dynamics GP to create a powerful warehouse management system (WMS). Modules include Core Inventory Management, Order Fulfillment, Manufacturing & more. See why PanatrackerGP…

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Indistry Standard UDI Label

GS1 and UDI Barcodes; Requirements meet Reality

As Inventory Experts serving the diverse community that is Dynamics GP users, Panatrack provides an inventory control solution that must meet many needs. Nearing the top of the Frequently Asked Questions list is “Do you support GS1 Barcodes?” Followed by “Can I print and scan UDI Barcodes or UDI Labels?”.  While it may seem silly to ask this of a company that specializes in barcoding, these users know their requirements.…

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GP Inventory Quantities Question

Dynamics GP Inventory Quantities; Available vs On Hand

Long term GP users still do not always understand the differences in GP inventory quantities. It is very easy for a user to look at the Quantity on Hand that shows thousands of items in stock while the Quantity Available is showing less than a quarter of that. Many people are trained to think of their warehouse inventory as a single number of widgets available. This can quickly lead to…

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Zebra Thermal Label Printer

Which Thermal Printer is Right For You?

Thermal Transfer vs. Direct Thermal A barcode printer is a valuable investment for any business that relies on data collection. For consistent quality and performance, choose a thermal barcode label printer, because it’s purpose-built—unlike ink jet or laser printers that simply can’t deliver the quality and durability. Thermal printers use one of two types of printing technology: direct thermal or thermal transfer.These thermal printer options are the first step in…

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Panatrack User Scanning Lables

Leveraging Alternate Item Numbers in Dynamics GP

GP users preparing to select PanatrackerGP as their warehouse management system always have a similar question. “How can I use the barcodes already on my products?” A little-known feature called ‘Alternate Manufacturer Item Number’ within Dynamics GP unlocks these capabilities and streamlines the inventory management process. This feature is an excellent tool for distributors, contractors, or manufactures who receive inventory with a UPC or another supplier applied label. Distributors will…

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Thermal Printer Supplies 101 – What Do I Need?

What you need to know before you buy Thermal printers are the best choice for printing barcode labels and tags. If you’ve invested in a direct thermal or thermal transfer printer to handle your barcode printing, then you should also invest the time in learning how to properly “feed” these machines. Selecting the correct printer supplies can be confusing, the Panatrack team is always here to assist. The right supplies…

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Open Label Printer In Warehouse

How To Choose The Right Label Printer

Your warehouse uses label printers at many touch points—receiving and putaway, picking & shipping, inventory control, and regulatory compliance. We recommend you choose the printer to fit the task at hand; a common mistake is to make the device perform tasks it might not be designed to handle. The label printer used at the receiving dock may not be the same model used in the warehouse aisle. Shipping labels may…

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Worker In Red Standing In Warehouse

Do You Need a Long-Range Barcode Scanner?

Barcode scanners are critical tools in data collection. These handheld devices capture and transmit data with near-flawless accuracy, providing real-time visibility and efficiency that many businesses depend on. If you’re looking to add or upgrade your barcode scanners, you have choices in the scanning distance—standard range and long or extended range. The question we often hear at Panatrack is, “Do I need the long-range scanning or will standard suffice?” Barcode Scanners…

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Broken Smartphone

Purpose-built Warehouse Devices, Rugged and Built to Last

Get rugged on purpose: Mobile computing in the warehouse When you need specialized medical help, you go to a specialist, someone who is highly trained to understand the complexities of your condition. You wouldn’t count on a general practitioner to treat a heart condition. Using consumer-grade mobile devices in the warehouse is the same thing. You work in a tough environment. Lightweight smartphones will not last. In fact, they have…

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