Carlton Technologies Blog

How to Clean Barcode Scanners, Printers, and Devices (Full Guide)

May 11, 2020

For hospitals, distributors, and grocery stores, knowing how to clean barcode scanners, printers, and kiosks is crucial. This deep dive is based on CDC and manufacturer recommendations. As we learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic, updates to this...

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Carlton Remains Operational During COVID-19

Mar 23, 2020

A Note from Ryan Bracken, CEO of Carlton Technologies, Inc. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a state-wide "stay home, stay safe" executive order, effective at 12:01am on March 24, 2020. Our Holland, Michigan office and technical center is...

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Repair or Refresh: A Guide to Extending Device Uptime

Jan 29, 2020

Consumers expect businesses to deliver goods and services faster and more efficiently, all at a lower price point. This puts a real strain on the technology we rely on to meet those demands. Device uptime is priority #1. So how do you know when to...

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Time's Up: Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 End of Life

Jan 13, 2020

January 14, 2020 is the official end of life date for Windows Embedded 6.5 operating systems. Here are next steps for organizations running Windows mobile.  

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How Better Retail Scanners Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Nov 12, 2019

Every year around the holidays, there are countless debates regarding who needs to be hired to meet increasing consumer demand. Here's why you should place more emphasis on how to improve the customer shopping experience instead.

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Data Deep Dive: The Mobile Device Decision Making Process

Sep 18, 2019

  We surveyed our customers in the retail, manufacturing, distribution, and transportation industries in the hopes we’d learn where we could improve. What we discovered was truly interesting. We learned customers certainly want to continue to receive...

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Logistics Technology Repair: Is It Time for a New Approach?

Aug 30, 2019

Logistics technology is built to last. But even the most rugged hardware and software requires regular maintenance in today's trucking, shipping, and aerospace industries. Logistics technology repair and the best way to manage the process remains a...

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Two Ways to Keep Your Manufacturing Technology Healthy

Aug 28, 2019

  Manufacturing technology is tough. But even the most rugged devices need regular maintenance in today's demanding landscapes. After 20 years of AIDC device repair for thousands of customers, uptime is our chief concern. Here are two ways to...

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It's Time to Reevaluate Warehouse Scanner Repair (Two Approaches with Real Results)

Aug 27, 2019

Distribution and fulfillment centers are only as strong as their warehouse scanner technology. Regular maintenance keeps even the most rugged devices viable in today's demanding landscape. The following two approaches to warehouse scanner repair...

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Smart, Convenient Retail Device Repair: Myth or Reality?

Aug 26, 2019

A common perception is that online giants are forcing many traditional brick and mortar retailers to close their doors. In reality, 92% of consumer dollars are still spent in-store vs. online. Retail leaders are less concerned about where consumers...

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