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Zebra Thermal Printer Trade up Program: Trade in any Brand Printer for Additional Discount

Zebra Printers

Zebra Thermal Printer Trade up Program: Trade in any Brand Printer for Additional Discount

January 30, 2019

We are offering a special trade in program as an official Zebra partner. The promotion is running until 31st May, 2019.

Qualifying Trade Up Printers

Thermal transfer and direct thermal printers of any brand are eligible for the Trade Up Promotion subject to each thermal printer traded in being related to the type of new Zebra thermal printer being purchased. For example, a new mobile thermal printer from Zebra must be a Trade Up from an existing thermal mobile printer.

To participate please contact a member of the Syntec team with a list of models and serial numbers you will dispose of when trading up to a new Zebra printer. We will apply for an additional discount and provide a special Trade in Quotation. You will have 30 days to trade in your old printer for new after we submit the request for additional discount. You can do this on single printers or a larger batch of old printers. Terms and conditions apply.


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Benefits of Long-Range Scanning

Benefits of Long-Range Scanning

January 23, 2019

Warehousing technology is in a period of change. Innovative new technologies have transformed warehouse procedures. It can be difficult to keep up with the pace of change, but some new innovations provide the opportunity to save time and improve the accuracy of stock-taking procedures.

One of the major issues with warehouse stock tacking is scanning items on the upper shelves. With short-range scanners, you have to get within inches of each product to scan them, wasting valuable time using lifts to get to each and every product. The solution is to implement long-range scanners into your workflow. Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits of using long-range scanners.


One key benefit of long-range scanning is time savings. Time is money in any industry. If you can save time through technology, it gives you a competitive edge. Long range scanners can scan barcodes from as far away as 70 feet. Warehouse workers can quickly and easily scan dozens of items within their range. Warehouse workers can quickly and easily scan dozens of items within their range.


With long range scanners, you can read barcodes with ease in dimly-lit situations, covered with clear-wrap or even damaged barcodes. In addition, some long-range scanners can read multiple barcodes with one trigger pull.

One powerful feature is omnidirectional scanning. The beam doesn’t need to be lined up with the barcode. Long-range scanners can read barcodes from any angle giving you even more flexibility and saving time.

Long range scanners can also function at short ranges, providing unprecedented versatility. This enables workers to perform a variety of tasks without having to switch device, meaning they can work without interruption, and the business ultimately saves money by investing in fewer pieces of kit.


Long-range scanners are built from the ground up for business. No need to worry about drops and other hazards that the warehouse environment throws at you.

A Range of Products

Two powerful options for long-range scanning are the Denso BHT-1700 and the Zebra MC3300. Both are high-quality products with a wide range of professional features.

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Speak to an Expert

We’re experts in mobile and scanning technology and we’d be happy to help you optimize your warehousing workflow. We’re vendor agnostic, so we can meet with your business and demo a range of manufacturers. Our goal is to ensure you chose the right barcode technology for your business today and for the future.


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Launching the NEW Military Grade Unitech TB85

Unitech TB85

Launching the NEW Military Grade Unitech TB85

January 12, 2019


Tough working environments demand rugged and powerful devices to meet their needs. Unitech has risen to meet those challenges with the new, military grade TB85 rugged tablet. It combines a powerful processor with versatile features, beautiful design, long battery life and extreme durability for serious working environments.



The TB85 has what it takes to handle drops, dust and water damage. With a 1.2 meter drop to marble spec, you can have peace of mind knowing it can handle drops on even hard surfaces. It is also IP67 rated, making it resistant to dust and is also capable of surviving submersion in meter-deep water for half an hour. No matter what’s thrown at it, the TB85 keeps going.



Lag and delays mean lost time and money. With a 2.2 Ghz Octa-core processor, the TB85 works quickly and effortlessly, so nothing slows down the work that needs to done.



Different working environments mean different needs. The TB85 has the versatility you need, running Android 8.0 Oreo, making it compatible with new apps. It also has an optional scanning module to provide powerful built-in scanning capability.



You need a device that can last the whole the day. With a 8200 mAh changeable Li-ION battery, the TB85 can last as long as you need. It is also unbelievably light at 650 grams, making it easier to work all day.



With these powerful features, its price is surprisingly low at £600. We also offer special reseller and partner discounts. Contact our sales representatives today for more information.



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Global Fashion Company Implement Denso RFID Solutions for their Point of Sale & Stock Control

Retail Fashion RFID

Global Fashion Company Implements Denso RFID Solutions for their Point of Sale & Stock Control

January 8, 2019

In 2018/19 Denso RFID Solutions have been implemented throughout the warehouses and stores of a multi-national fashion chain. Implementing RFID at the checkout and within the warehouse has resulted in time savings, increased sales and improved accuracy. From humble beginnings in 1984, the retailer has aspired towards excellence in quality, design and technology and is leading the way.

What RFID Product did they select for POS?

The Denso UR21 RFID Table Top Reader was selected for all stores around the World after extensive tests and trials. The Denso reader is positioned at the POS and is ultra-thin in design.

Download UR20 EPOS RFID Brochure

The UR21 RFID table scanner means there is no need to read each RF tag manually. Before using a table scanner, all items were scanned one at a time. With the UR21, all the cashier has to do is lay the products on the counter, which saves the retailer time and labour.

Over 550 Denso UR21 RFID Readers have currently been installed within the stores across the UK & Europe

Benefits of Denso UR21 Table-top RFID Reader

  • The UR21 has a thin antenna which avoids the problem of finding an installation location
  • Antibacterial case remains in a clean condition
  • The communication range can be adjusted to ensure only items on the counter are read
  • OPOS driver helps users connect the table scanner directly to a POS register

What Denso RFID Handheld Device did they select for their Stock Management?

Accuracy has been enhanced at the retail chain and working hours reduced by 90% or more with the BHT-1281QULWB-CE RFID handheld terminal.

Download Denso BHT-1200 Brochure

The Enterprise class BHT-1281 Handheld RFID mobile reader from Denso has a scanning distance of 5 metres. The key features of the reader include:

  • Pistol grip for ease of use
  • Drop tested 30 times from 1.2m to concrete
  • 5 inch large display

The exact model that was chosen was the Denso BHT-1281QULWB-CE (Part Number 104969-2290).

Over 250 Denso RFID handheld devices are now in operation at the retailer within the UK. If you’re interested in how Denso RFID technology can improve your business, contact one of our RFID specialists today.



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Prepare for the Falsified Medicines Directive

Falsified Medicines Directive

Prepare for the Falsified Medicines Directive

December 13, 2018

The EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) will come into effect in February 2019 and will impact over 400,000 pharmacies throughout Europe.

In the UK, it will impact 15,000 community pharmacies, 260 acute NHS hospitals, 190 private hospitals, 1,200 dispensing doctors, 7,500 GP practices and surgeries, 1,500 authorised wholesalers/distributors 790 market authorisation holders, and 66 million patients (Royal Pharmaceutical Society). Any company in the Pharmaceutical industry needs to be ready for the changes brought by the FMD.

The purpose of the FMD is to prevent illegal medicines from entering the supply chain, which could include medicines with the wrong ingredients or that have been tampered with.

The FMD will require that all new medicines will have to include two new safety features.

  • A Unique Identifier (UI)

The UI requires the use of a 2D barcode, which means your pharmacy may need to upgrade from 1D scanners

  • Anti-Tampering Device (ATD)

This is a sticker that ensures that the product package has not been opened before sale. The medicine cannot be sold if the ATD is broken.

The FMD will require pharmacies to authenticate products at the time of sale by visually checking the ATD and by scanning the UI for verification and decommissioning.

What does this mean for your business?

You will need to make sure that your scanning technology is up to date. Upgrading to 2D scanners will not only help with complying with the FMD but will also future proof your business as barcode technology continues to advance.

Speak to one of our barcoding specialists today


Here are our top recommendations for scanners that will comply with FMD:

Zebra DS2200 Series

A simple and affordable solution to 2D barcode scanning that comes with corded and cordless versions.

Zebra DS8100 Series

The ultimate in performance, innovation and manageability. Enquire about Zebra products.

Unitech MS352 Bluetooth 2D Kit

A very affordable and good value solution to cover all your needs. Enquire about Unitech products.

Denso AT20Q

Outstanding performance and high-speed scanning. Enquire about Denso products.

Opticon 2D L-46X

A fast hand scanner with a beautiful stand. Enquire about Opticon products.