Datamax no longer provides BarTender

For as long as I can remember, Datamax has included a copy of BarTender label software on the CD that comes with their new printers. Starting this month that will change. Instead of the BarTender install, Datamax provides a list of label software companies that are compatible with the printer. This isn’t really a big deal […]

Update on UDI Implementation

The FDA sought detailed feedback from medical device manufactures and hospitals on a unique device identification database (UDID) prototype recently. A pilot study, conducted in August of 2009, was done to determine the feasibility of collecting and storing UDI data from the supplier to the product’s point of use at five hospitals. The study included data on 621 […]

Happy Holidays from Winco ID

There is a chill in the air that reminds us of the approaching winter season in New England. The holidays bring warmth and good cheer as we think of all the reasons to be grateful. We are most grateful for our customers, friends we’ve met along the way, our partners and those who continue to […]

Count Down to Live in Lowell!

You can help spread some holiday cheer by joining us at Live in Lowell! on Thursday, December 10th. It’s an evening of music, networking and fun in support of MA Coalition for the Homeless. There will be live music all night with some of the coolest local musicians as well as raffles and auctions. It […]

Smart Printing – Video

Did you know that many of today’s label printers come with a lot of built-in intelligence? It is possible to run applications on these printers that don’t need to use a computer or network connectivity to accomplish tasks. Here is a recent example:

RFID Basics: Active vs. Passive

Active RFID and Passive RFID are two different technologies that you can use to manage your supply chain.

Update on COOL Mandate

The WTO has agreed to investigate allegations of international trade agreement violations. Canada and Mexico claim that the US COOL mandate is depressing exports of meat and some produce products.

A New Look For Bar Codes

Microsoft Tags create a new look for 2D bar codes.

DoD Labeling Standards Webinar

Winco ID’s seminar series on DoD Labeling Standards offer many contractors who work with the Department of Defense enormous help in figuring out how to comply with military labeling standards. But what if you are unable to attend the live seminar because of time, travel, or work constraints? Our webinar is a convenient way for […]

UID and RFID Labeling Simplified

Do you sell to the government? Will your products end up in the DoD supply chain? If so, you will need to comply with MIL-STD-130 including UID labeling, or MIL-STD-129 including RFID labeling or maybe both. This requires a complete understanding of the work flow from getting the labels right to managing the data via […]