Challenges To Expect When Upgrading to Android 11 or 13

Have You Hit a Wall When Deploying New Mobile Devices With Android 11 or 13?

Now that new mobile devices ship with Android 11 or Android 13 installed, we regularly hear from companies which haven’t recently deployed new devices…

  • Help!
  • My installation barcodes don’t work!
  • My MDM deployment package doesn’t work!
  • My software doesn’t work!
  • I upgraded my old handhelds, and now my data is gone!

Android is continually evolving, and there are changes, including tighter security, in 11 & 13 which can cause major issues if you are unaware of best practices for upgrading. We are writing this piece to make you aware of these issues and help you prepare.

Android 11 and Android 13 upgrade challenges from Android 10.

Why Upgrade to Android 11 or 13?

First: why upgrade at all?

Android moves on a faster and more frequent upgrade schedule than you may have been accustomed to with Windows Mobile or CE. There is an annual major update (new version number) as well as frequent smaller updates and patches throughout the year. Generally, we recommend that you seek to upgrade at least annually and stay close to the current version.

  • Security & features: New versions of Android offer continually improving device security, and patch bugs which may otherwise be exploited. New features and capabilities are added regularly.
  • Application and device support: At a certain point, devices and applications will cease to support older versions of Android, meaning that you will eventually be forced to upgrade when you purchase new devices which can’t be downgraded far enough.
  • More future upgrade pain the longer you wait: The further you fall behind, the more upgrade hops you will have to make to get current. If you are currently using Android 10, there are already at least 3 hops required to get to Android 13.

Scoped Storage: Mandatory in Android 11 / Android 13

As of Android 11, scoped storage is mandatory

In recent Android versions, a new security measure has been implemented called ‘scoped storage‘. This was recommended in Android 10 but is now mandatory in 11 and beyond. Scoped storage secures device and user data by restricting an application’s ability to store and access files on the device.

This can be a significant problem for older applications written prior to this requirement, as these applications will break when unable to access necessary data.

If you haven’t updated your software recently, or are running software you developed in-house, you need to check compatibility before adopting Android 11 and higher.

CSSI can help you work through scoped storage issues, as we have developed workarounds for several customers, and can also help with software customization.

New StageNow Configuration Barcodes Required for both Android 11 and 13

New configuration barcodes are needed for Android 11 and 13

Often, the first signs of a problem occur when attempting to configure a new Zebra device with StageNow barcodes created for Android 10, which will not work for 11 or 13. You will need to create new deployment barcodes. CSSI can assist with this task and can save you time figuring out the necessary changes.

Note that there are also changes in file formats:

  • Android 10: XML
  • Android 11: XML or JSON
  • Android 13: JSON format only

Thus, you will need to save your data in a JSON format for Zebra StageNow barcodes used for Android 13 onwards.

Challenges Specific to Android 13

Android 13 warning: data wiped on upgrade and large firmware download size.

We’d like to advise you to prepare for data loss in the Android 13 firmware upgrade. Those who are unaware may be unpleasantly surprised to find that device data was wiped during the upgrade. As a result, it is important to back up your device data to an external source prior to upgrading!

We have also found that firmware download sizes for Android 13 are massive (we’ve seen >2 GB). If you are upgrading multiple devices, you can choke your network for hours. CSSI can help with workarounds to avoid this situation.

What If You Just Stay On Android 10?

So why not avoid the trouble and just stay on Android 10? In the near term, this may be an option for you (after taking into consideration the security risks addressed above), but please be aware, eventually, you will be forced to upgrade by hardware and software requirements, and in the meantime:

There is downgrade pain for both new and repaired mobile devices

If you are either a) purchasing new additional devices, or b) sending devices for repair which will be returned from the manufacturer’s repair depot, these devices will arrive with the manufacturer’s latest OS standard. This will mean that newly purchased devices will arrive with 11 or 13, and devices that you send for repair will be returned to you with 11 or 13, even if you sent them for repair with 10 installed!

This means that you will then have to repeatedly downgrade these devices in order to deploy with your current barcodes and software. Downgrading may require multiple hops, just as upgrading may require multiple hops, depending on how far you are from the current standard. This will get increasingly time-consuming for your IT team. CSSI can help you with this process as a short-term fix, particularly if you are waiting on software updates which prevent 11/13 adoption, but it may be a better use of your time and resources to instead upgrade your OS for all of your devices.

CSSI Can Help With Your Android Upgrades

CSSI’s mobile computer experts are experienced in the deployment of Android devices. We can help with OS upgrades, device configurations, MDM support, and trouble-shooting/workarounds for your device challenges. To get technical support for your mobile devices, please contact CSSI.

What to do if your Wi Fi network is not meeting the business challenge

In today’s fast-paced warehousing and manufacturing environments, connectivity is critical. A modern warehouse WiFi network is crucial for maintaining efficiency and productivity, and operations may not even be possible without it. Poor Wi-Fi coverage can be a persistent issue that hampers operations and leads to frustration among employees. Our team at CSSI regularly deals with Wi-Fi challenges, so we wanted to address at a high level some of the symptoms, adverse effects, common causes, and solutions for poor Wi-Fi coverage in warehouse and production facilities.

Symptoms of Poor Warehouse Network Coverage

How do you know if you have a warehouse WiFi network problem? Here are some of the symptoms which you may be experiencing:

  • Slow Connection Speeds: If your Wi Fi network speeds are consistently slow, it could be a sign of poor coverage. Your mobile applications may run slowly or transactions may time out.
  • Intermittent Connectivity: Do you frequently experience wireless device problems due to dropped connections? This can indicate coverage issues. Dropped mobile device connections may even cause application crashes and the loss of data.
  • Dead Zones: Are there certain areas of your facility where Wi-Fi signals are known to be weak or even non-existent?
  • High Latency: Does your team regularly experience delayed responses when accessing network resources or using applications? High latency is frustrating and a productivity-killer.
  • Low Wireless Signal Strength: Devices showing low signal strength indicators or fluctuating signal levels.

Adverse Effects of Poor Wireless Coverage

Poor Wi-Fi coverage can have significant adverse effects on warehouse, distribution center, and manufacturing facilities. Sometimes the team develops ‘creative’ workarounds out of necessity, but rest assured, the impact to the organization is still there. The costs of poor Wi-Fi can include:

  • Decreased Productivity: Employees spend valuable time troubleshooting connectivity issues rather than focusing on their tasks.
  • Inefficient Operations: Delayed access to inventory management systems, order processing software, and other essential tools will disrupt workflows.
  • Increased Downtime: Equipment reliant on Wi-Fi connectivity, such as barcode scanners and mobile computers, may experience downtime, leading to delays in operations. Devices may even crash, requiring reboots which cost productivity.
  • Security Risks: Weak Wi-Fi coverage can make the network more vulnerable to cyber threats and unauthorized access.
  • Customer Dissatisfaction: Delays in order processing and fulfillment due to connectivity issues can lead to dissatisfaction among customers. A slower operation is a less efficient operation, and the customer ultimately feels the effect.

Common Causes of Warehouse Wi-Fi Problems

In our experience at CSSI, there are certain common warehouse Wi Fi problems which we encounter. These include:

1. Too Few Access Points:Insufficient coverage due to a low number of access points results in gaps in network coverage.
2. Too Many Access Points:Conversely, there can be too much of a good thing — overlapping coverage areas can lead to RF interference and degraded performance.
3. Incorrect Placement of Access Points:Access points placed in areas with obstructions or interference sources, such as heavy machinery or metal structures, will impact the performance of those AP’s.
4. Incorrect Access Point Channel Assignments:Adjacent access points operating on the same channel causing interference. Orchestrating channel assignments should be thoughtful, and can be overlooked.
5. Power Levels of Access Points:Inadequate power levels leads to weak signal strength, or excessive power causes interference.
6. Outdated Access Point Hardware or Firmware:How old is your network? Aging hardware or outdated firmware can lack essential updates and features needed for optimal performance.

How to Solve Your Wi Fi Network Problems

1. Conduct a Wireless Site Survey

Perform a comprehensive site survey to identify coverage gaps, interference sources, and optimal access point placement. Site surveys are best performed by experienced Wi-Fi pros. CSSI can provide you with this service and get your site analyzed correctly.

2. Optimize Access Point Placement

Place access points strategically to ensure even WiFi coverage throughout the facility or warehouse environment, considering factors like building layout and equipment interference. A professional site survey will make recommendations for AP placement.

3. Adjust Channel Assignments

Configure wireless access points to operate on non-overlapping channels to minimize interference. Your CSSI Wi-Fi consultant can guide you on optimal channel assignments.

4. Manage Power Levels

Adjust the power levels of access points to optimize coverage without causing RF interference. This fine-tuning of your system can be guided by your Wi-Fi consultant.

5. Upgrade Hardware and Firmware

Invest in modern wireless access point hardware with advanced features and ensure firmware is up to date to benefit from improvements and security patches. CSSI can make personalized recommendations for the optimal hardware for your operation.

6. Consider Professional Assistance

Consult with CSSI’s WiFi solution experts for specialized guidance and support in troubleshooting and optimizing your wireless network.

In some cases, Wi-Fi may not even be the optimal technology for your environment. Particularly in large coverage areas and outdoor environments, it may be the case that CBRS / Private LTE is a better wireless network choice.

How To Get Help for Your Wi Fi Network Problems

Poor Wi-Fi coverage can have detrimental effects on the warehouse operation, supply chain management, and overall productivity. By understanding the symptoms, causes, and solutions outlined above, businesses can take proactive steps to address Wi Fi connection problems and ensure reliable connectivity to support their operational needs. Please contact CSSI to discuss your unique Wi-Fi challenges. We will explore the benefits of a Wi-Fi site survey or network consulting with you.

Meet the Latest Handheld PC from Datalogic: The Memor 30-35

Datalogic has launched the newest upgrade to its popular Memor line of rugged handheld computers. The Memor 30 / Memor 35 is a significant upgrade to its predecessory, the Memor 11. The new Memor 30-35 Family boasts improved processing and data capture ability, a large and bright 6″ display, and longer battery life. All of this at an attractive price point. CSSI is an authorized Datalogic dealer and ready to help you with pricing and support.

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Datalogic Memor 30/35 Key Features

The Memor30 and Memor35 are packed with leading-edge features. See the datasheet at bottom for a more complete list, but here are highlights:

  • Excellent data capture – read barcodes up to 32 feet with Datalogic’s unique Green Spot aimer
  • Wi-Fi 6/6E, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2
  • 6-inch capacitive multi-tough display
  • Long lasting and swappable battery
  • IP65/68 sealing, and 6 foot drop spec with rubber boot
  • Android 13, upgradeable through Android 18

Great Applications for the Datalogic Memor 30-35

Datalogic Memor 30-35 Handheld Computer for warehouse operations Warehouse Operations

Use the Memor 30 for picking, receiving, shipping, and putaway tasks. An optional scan gun handle eases high-frequency scanning operations.
Datalogic Memor 30-35 Handheld Computer for inventory management Inventory Management

The Memor 30 is an easy-to-use worktool for stock counting and cycle counting operations.
Datalogic Memor 30-35 Handheld Computer for field service operations Field Service

Put communications and computing power in the hands of your field workers with one device, the Datalogic Memor 35. Collect data with digital forms, or provide field access to critical apps.
Datalogic Memor 30-35 Handheld Computer for worker field mobility Field Mobility

The Datalogic Memor 35 keeps your remote personnel connected and informed. Prevent manual data entry and make sure your processes are properly followed.
Datalogic Memor 30-35 Handheld Computer for proof of delivery applications Proof of Delivery

Improve customer satisfaction by using the Datalogic Memor 35 to document item delivery. Add the ability to document damage with the on-device camera. Reduce loss due to unfounded damage claims.
Datalogic Memor 30-35 Handheld Computer for retail store operations Retail Store Operations

The Datalogic Memor 30/35 is an ideal tool for your store workers, accommodating inventory lookups, stock counts, remote checkouts, price checks, and more.

Why Choose CSSI for Datalogic Support?

As an authorized Datalogic reseller, CSSI is trained on deployment and product line support. We offer pre-sales consulting and guidance, configuration and deployment support, and a range of mobile device technical support services. We can help you arrange evaluation units to test live in your usage environment.

Check Pricing and Schedule Your Memor 30-35 Demo

Ready to explore the Memor 30 or 35 for your next project? Please contact CSSI to discuss the Datalogic Memor 30/35. We can schedule a hands-on demo of this powerful and feature-packed handheld computer.

Workers are our most valuable asset, so finding ways to improve employee retention and overall productivity is critical for businesses today. Telnet modernization is one way to achieve both goals simultaneously, by improving the graphic interface of the mobile devices used by your warehouse or production team.

How Terminal Emulation Works

Terminal emulation uses a protocol, typically telnet, to allow a given computer to appear to be networked to a server or mainframe. Terminal emulation translates the input or output data between the host computer and the mobile device so that the data can be displayed on the mobile computer screen. Terminal emulation is typically used when connecting with backend systems running on servers such as the IBM AS400.

How Telnet Modernization Creates a Better Interface

Standard terminal emulation produces a very basic, text-only screen. This is commonly referred to as a ‘green screen’. As an older interface, default terminal emulation does not support graphics or touch interface. All interaction is through keys. This creates user interactions which are quite linear in nature, and a GUI which is extremely basic.

Which device would you rather interact with all week long in the warehouse?:

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Telnet modernization software such as Ivanti Velocity can quickly create a color and graphic interface which modern workers find much more familiar. Also, by enabling the touchscreen capability of the mobile device, TE modernization can allow workers to boost productivity.

Some of the many benefits of telnet modernization include:

  • User-friendly color and graphical interface
  • Touchscreen compatible reduces key taps (and possibly eliminates the need for a keyboard)
  • Enables the coding of shortcuts to save steps in the workflow, boosting productivity
  • Faster training and fewer errors due to a clearer interface

Mobile Devices Commonly Using Telnet

As telnet is often used in the warehouse and production environment, we often have cause to use it on mobile devices used in those workflows.

Contact CSSI for Help with Telnet Modernization

Are you seeking to improve team productivity by improving device graphic interfaces? CSSI is experienced with the design and implementation of telnet screen modernization projects. Often, significant impacts can be quickly attained. To discuss your telnet usage and its potential improvement, please contact CSSI.

Common Tech Support Issues for Rugged Mobile Computers

Every company is unique, but we encounter certain common themes when helping customers work through technical issues with their mobile devices. CSSI provides mobile device technical support for the top rugged mobile computer and tablet brands, including Zebra technical support , Honeywell technical support , and Datalogic technical support , among others. Here are several of the frequent challenges our help desk encounters:

1. Selecting the right mobile device configuration and accessories

The challenge: It’s important to select the right device upfront, or all of your work down the road will be harder. There are so many devices from so many manufacturers (and multiple configurations of each mobile device) that it is extremely difficult to make the right choices if you lack experience in the mobile device space.

How CSSI helps: Our customer service team spends all of its time working with rugged mobile computers, and is very knowledgeable about the brands we support such as Zebra, Honeywell, and Datalogic (among others). Our approach to recommending the right device starts with an assessment of your needs, often beginning with a site visit for discovery. We will place demo equipment in your facility so that your team can test proposed devices to ensure the ‘right fit’ for your need.

See also: Why partner with CSSI?

2. Preparing new devices for deployment

The challenge: Have you ever had boxes of new devices stacked in your office while you struggled to find the time to set them up and put into production? It can be daunting to take on the deployment job, particularly if you are dealing with a large quantity of equipment.

How CSSI helps as a mobile computer support partner: We use our pre-sale engagement with you to start developing your mobile device configuration profile. Our proof-of-concept testing will enable CSSI to fine-tune your setup. It is our preference to have your configuration locked down prior to your receipt of new devices. This will enable you to push incoming equipment into the live environment much more quickly.

See also: Mobile device management services.

3. Android Device OS Upgrade Challenges

The challenge: It’s time to update from windows devices to new Android devices, or to upgrade to a new version of Android, and the internal team is unsure how to proceed, or finds that existing applications are broken after the OS update.

How CSSI helps: We are extremely experienced with all manner of operating system updates and upgrades. Customers who are moving on from older devices running Windows Mobile or Windows CE can be rapidly migrated to Android using our mobile device support tools. Also, customers who are struggling with the new security demands of Android 11 or 13 will benefit from CSSI’s experience and troubleshooting in these situations.

See also: Our writeup on Android 11 / scoped storage device challenges.

4. Management of deployed devices

The challenge: It’s hard to support and manage large quantities of mobile devices without remote access, especially when they are located at multiple locations. The company risks device downtime, user frustration, and security issues.

How CSSI helps: We recommend the use of mobile device management software. MDM allows us to offer remote support to manage devices regardless of where they are. Setting configuration standards, adding new software, updating mobile app permissions, changing security settings, updating the OS… all of these can be accomplished without being in physical possession of the mobile device. CSSI even offers a service program called Device Lifecycle Management in which we take over the management of your mobile device fleet.

See also: Our Device Lifecycle Management service problem.

5. Device wireless connectivity problems

The challenge: “Devices losing connection” is a frequent source of pain. It can be hard to pin down… is the issue with devices, or the network, or software?

How CSSI helps: We start with attempting to drill down to the underlying cause. If the issue is indeed with your Wi-Fi network, we offer Wi-Fi consulting services such as site surveys and recommended equipment and configurations.

See also: Our content on ‘6 most common warehouse Wi-Fi Problems‘.

How Can CSSI Help? What’s Your Mobile Device Support Challenge?

If you are encountering a technical issue with your mobile devices, please contact CSSI for technical support . We can use our tablet and mobile device expertise to help you identify and fix your issues.

Providing Sales and Support for Datalogic Hardware

CSSI Technologies is pleased to announce that it is an authorized reseller of Datalogic mobile computing and data capture / barcode scanning hardware. Datalogic is a premier brand within the enterprise mobility and AIDC/data capture industry, offering a strong product line and supporting software.

The Datalogic AIDC product line includes rugged entries in key categories such as:

Datalogic Handheld Computers

The rugged Datalogic Skorpio X5 mobile computer is a great choice for the warehouse, with options such as ergonomic pistol grip and a variety of scan engines.

Datalogic Barcode Scanners

Datalogic Powerscan barcode scanner

Datalogic’s Powerscan handheld industrial barcode scanners are ready for tough, demanding environments. There are a variety of scan ranges and features.

Datalogic Wearable Computers

Datalogic CODiScan wearable computer

The Datalogic CODiScan wearable scanner is a game-changer in the hand-worn scanner market. Check out our write-up, and contact CSSI for an in-person demo.

Contact CSSI for Datalogic Sales and Support

Need help with your next mobile computing or data capture project? Please contact CSSI for help with Datalogic equipment sales and technical support. Our team of experienced consultants and mobility engineers are available to help.

What is the Optimal Vehicle Computer for Your Operation?

Seeking to equip your forklifts or jockey trucks with computers? You’ll likely find yourself evaluating traditional fixed vehicle-mounted computers vs tablets. How to decide?

As discussed in the article “ Should I Be Replacing My Fixed Vehicle Computers with Grab-and-Go Rugged Tablets” , fixed-mount vehicle computers have been a supply chain and warehouse industry standard for many years, and have proven reliable and effective. However, ongoing improvements in tablet PCs justify their consideration as an alternative in some, but not all, situations.

We have taken a look at some of the primary differences and relative benefits between the 2 options for forklift applications.

Top Advantages of Vehicle Mounted Computers

The most significant advantage of the vehicle-mounted computer is that it was purposefully designed to excel at the task of computing on a forklift or jockey truck. This means that it can tolerate vibrations and bumps, which may over time render less-rugged computers inoperable. A vehicle mount computer is powered directly from the vehicle battery, meaning the computer will be available for 24/7 use.

Honeywell Thor VM1A Vehicle Mounted Computer

Also, a vehicle mount terminal can handle unique requirements, such as use within a freezer warehouse or refrigerated warehouse… special screens and screen defrosters will keep your forklift operator team on task. Also, special screens are available for use when users have gloved hands.

Long-term heavy usage tends to wear out commonly used components, such as keys and buttons. VMUs such as the Honeywell VM1A feature field-replaceable bezels, which enable you to swap out damaged keyboards without removing the computer from the forklift!

The purpose built computers are available with both Windows and Android operating systems.

Top Advantages of Rugged Tablet PCs

Portability is the most significant advantage of the rugged tablet PC when compared against a fixed-mount computer. Vehicle mount tablets can be docked on the forklift for typical mobile workflows, but can also be undocked and used independent of the vehicle. This can help the company reduce the number of devices required, as the tablet can replace the need for a separate handheld device.

Zebra ET60 Tablet and Vehicle Mount Computer

While traditionally tablets were not rated for forklift use, there are today tablets available which are certified for this purpose. For example, Zebra’s ET60 rugged tablet PC, which features a specially designed mount which absorbs vibration and protects connectors.

There are rugged tablet options available with both Windows and Android operating systems, and a ruggedized tablet can be configured with a keyboard when necessary.

Factors Which Tend to Advantage a Vehicle Mounted Computer

Tablets may be the best choice in light-duty warehouses, when LTE connectivity is needed, and especially when workflows will benefit from a device which can be removed from its mount and used independent of the forklift. However, there remain a number of factors which, if present, tend to favor vehicle mounted computers as the better choice:

  • Vehicles are always used within a wifi environment, and cellular access is not required
  • A keyboard interface is needed
  • The vehicle will operate in a freezer environment
  • The vehicle will experience extreme shock and vibration
  • The cost of switching out mounts and power harnesses would be extreme
  • Vehicles must be washed down with the mount system

CSSI Can Help You Choose Between Tablets and Vehicle Mounted Computers

The team at CSSI is very experienced with both vehicle mounted computers and rugged tablet PCs . We would be happy to have a conversation with you about your specific workflows and usage environment. Our team can help you select the ideal rugged devices, and schedule an on-site demo and trial period as well. Please contact CSSI to start a discussion of vehicle-mounted computers.

Load Windows 10 / Windows 11 on a Handheld Computer? Yes It’s Possible!

It’s well-known that the Android OS has become the default standard for mobile computers. Ongoing improvements in Android and Microsoft’s elimination of the Windows Mobile and Windows CE operating systems have resulted in market consolidation around excellent rugged devices built to run Android.

But what if your mobile application requires the Windows Operating System?

Until now, if you had a critical mobile app built to run on Windows, your best options were to either a) rewrite the application to run on Android, or b) rewrite it as a web application which can run in the browser on the handheld device. These are common approaches, and CSSI can help with these rewrites through our custom programming services. However, what if a software rewrite is not feasible?

Mobile Device Options Running Microsoft Windows (full-version or IOT)

We are happy to let you know that we now have options for a rugged handheld which can run either full-blown Microsoft Windows operating system, or Windows IOT Enterprise. CSSI’s partner DT Research offers models which are tough, enterprise-grade, and ready to handle your Windows applications.

DT Research DT362GL Windows Handheld Computer

This rugged yet slim handheld PC boasts a 6″ capacitive touch screen, and high-performing Pentium processor. Select from a range of accessories such as a back camera, barcode scanner, or RFID reader. It is IP65 rated, so ready for harsh use environments.

DT Research Model DT362GL handheld computer with Microsoft Windows OS

Mobile Device Features include:

  • 6″ touch screen
  • Intel Pentium
  • IP65
  • Optional camera, RFID reader, and barcode scanner!

DT Research DT362DN Windows Handheld Computer

The DT362DN boasts an Intel Core processor, with a touchscreen capable of digital pen support. A hot-swappable battery pack makes it a great choice for always-on environments. Choose your accessories – back camera, barcode scanner (close or long range), and a GPS module.

DT Research Model DT362DN handheld computer with Windows OS

Handheld Device Features:

  • 6″ touch screen
  • Intel Core
  • IP65
  • Hot-swappable battery
  • Optional camera, RFID reader, and mid- or long-range barcode scanner!

DT Research 362MD Windows Medical Computer

This handheld PC is certified and ready for medical applications. Critical ES60601-1 certification is in place, and the antimicrobial enclosure assist in keeping the device sanitary. A bright capacitive touch screen makes this a tool which healthcare professionals will love for monitoring and recording patient information in a Windows application or environment.

DT Research Model 362MD handheld medical computer with Windows OS

Mobile Device Features include:

  • ES60601-1 healthcare use certified!
  • Antimicrobial enclosure
  • 6″ touch screen
  • Intel Pentium
  • IP65
  • Optional: RFID reader, barcode scanner!

Contact CSSI for Handheld Devices Running Microsoft Windows OS

The CSSI team are experts in rugged mobile computers. Does your application or workflow require a handheld computer running Microsoft Windows? Contact CSSI to speak with one of our consultants about your project. We can arrange a demo of handheld computers or tablets running either Windows or Android. We’ll help you determine the best fit for your business. Please contact CSSI to discuss Windows rugged handhelds.

Trade-In Old Mobile Devices and Earn Zebra Rebate

Zebra has announced a trade-in program for 2024. The Go Zebra program allows customers to earn rebate cash when trading in used mobile devices, scanners, and label printers for new Zebra equipment purchases. Rebates vary by product, but can significantly defray your cost when upgrading to new devices.

Some examples of rebates which can be earned, when trading in:

  • Trade in MC9300 mobile computer, earn $150
  • Trade in MC3300x mobile computer, earn $200
  • Trade in L10/ET60/ET65/ET80/ET85 tablet pc, earn $100
  • Trade in TC52 handheld computer, earn $75
  • Trade in ZT620 printer, earn as much as $550

Contact CSSI for help with your Zebra Trade-Ins and Upgrades

CSSI can assist you in completing the necessary rebate paperwork to ensure you receive your cash back from Zebra. Please contact us to discuss your Zebra device upgrades.

Rebates are available for a broad range of products (and are available for competitive products as well). The full list of rebates is available here:

Hands-Free Barcode Scanning with the CODiScan Bluetooth Wearable

Wearable scanning devices are a proven way to boost employee productivity in high speed warehouse environments. Datalogic has now introduced the CODiScan bluetooth wearable scanner, which is a light yet powerful hands-free barcode scanner for your warehouse team. The CODiScan can pair with any mobile computer via Bluetooth. Worn on the back of the hand, or as a pendant, this Datalogic device allows the user to retain use of his or her hands while quickly triggering scans with an ergonomic thumb trigger.

Datalogic CODIScan Wearable Scanner

Datalogic CODiScan Wearable Scanner Features

  • Light-weight (just 44 grams) and comfortable for full-shift use
  • 1D/2D barcode scanning capabilities with Datalogic’s intelligent aiming technology
  • Easy to use and manage, pairs with mobile computer via Bluetooth
Datalogic CODIScan Wearable Scanner hands free

Applications for the Datalogic CODiScan

A wearable scanner like the CODiScan is able to boost productivity in any high-speed picking environment. Seconds saved in each scan (versus repeatedly picking up and putting down a handheld scanner) add up to massive worker output gains over the course of a day. Common applications are in warehouse management (picking, packing, shipping, receiving), retail (order fulfillment, receiving), and manufacturing (inventory management, verification of finished goods).

Datalogic CODIScan Wearable Scanner solo view

Demo the Datalogic CODiScan Wearable Scanner

Let’s discuss your application for the CODiScan wearable barcode scanner. Datalogic scanners are well-known for their durability and quality. CSSI’s barcode solutions team can arrange a hands-on demo for you to try this powerful barcode scanner within your operation. Please contact us to get a good look at the CODIscan.