Wikipedia defines Inertia as the resistance of any physical object to any change in its motion (including a change in direction). In other words, it is the tendency of objects to keep moving in a straight line at constant linear velocity, or to keep still. The principle of inertia is one of the fundamental principles of classical physics that are used to describe the motion of objects and how they are affected by externally applied forces.
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This same concept is very true with purchasing barcode scanners. There are so many customers who can save money left over right and hand over fist by the ceasing the use of the DS6700 series and moving to the DS4208. In the post I will give the reasons why they should and I will follow up when they should not at a later point. I love the DS4208 it is a ergonomic slender and sleek device that fits into the definition of a general purpose handheld 2d imager very well. It simply is a great addition to a countertop and works extremely well in presentation mode. The obvious fact is that it is not the only general purpose 2d scanner in Symbol/Motorola Solutions portfolio.
I am however bias I just like the feel of the device so much more but than again I wouldn’t mind going out to Mariachi Loco with the gentleman below for some food and some flor de jamaica tea or horchata. Just a side note if you are in White Plain New York the hands down best place for quality mexican food at bottom line prices is Mariachi Loco with in a good 100 mile radius. Shout to them for being a successful small business and having some really good food!
Also any opinion I have on the time table of when the DS6700 series will be end of life is pure speculation on our part so the general idea here is no one wants to nudge anyone to change.
The DS4208 works very much as the DS6707 and DS6708 in terms of it’s capabilities. Generally the performance with barcodes i have seen in typical retail the performance of the 4208 is higher and even with driver licenses i tend to say the 4208 is a better fit. These typical or conventional barcodes are the bread and butter for his device because the truth is that the MSRP is lower on the product.
So why don’t consumers switch. Well Inertia does not need to be a physical object it could simply be that IT does not want to stamp it’s approval on the product, there is no IT, the purchasing person is terrified at returning a product that does not meet it’s needs. My answer is simple TRY before YOU BUY. The general idea is that if you a constantly trying new things you will never ever be at a loss for the capabilities of something. If your vendor is not proactive about keeping your business on it’s toes than maybe that person is an invoice pusher. A person that sends you a bill for products is not a partner. At RJL Technology Integration relationship is EVERYTHING.
The other choice is simply to be this guy who stands outside of the local home depot with a sign that reads kidnapped by aliens need a taco.
He was picked up by Aliens and is now demanding you take him somewhere to get a taco. That is not exactly sound, sane or a good excuse to pick up a hitchhiker. Strangely so is the notion of not replacing general typical barcode scanning from conventional workstations, laptops, pcs and terminals with the DS4208 over the DS6707/DS6708. The worse thing is to be at odds with a customer but we find ourselves often locking horns over this topic simply because we are confronted by a companies inertia.
The moral of the story is that while most likely he was not picked up by aliens he still would like a nice taco. Who wouldn’t? As for selecting the right scanner we should treat it like tacos… Just Try it. If you don’t like it then at least now you know it does not fit.