• by ASP Microcomputers / From General / June 17, 2021 /

    What Is The Role Of Barcodes In Inventory Management?

    Role Barcodes In Inventory Management

    Inventory management is a very important aspect of running any type of business. The problem with inventory management is that it requires a lot of manual work and tracking, which can be time-consuming and prone to human error. With barcode technology, you can track your inventory efficiently by scanning the barcodes on every item in […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / May 15, 2021 /

    5 Benefits Of Barcode Scanning For The Supply Chain

    5 Benefits Barcode Scanning Supply Chain

    Warehouses deal with a lot of inventory tracking. Because of this, inventory tracking needs to be efficient when it comes to having competitive pricing, minimal errors, and timely services. Barcode scanners are a smart strategy to help make inventory tracking efficient and deliver the aforementioned aspects.  Barcode scanners are a great addition to your business […]

  • by 01admin / From General / April 16, 2021 /

    Why Use A Wireless Barcode Scanner?

    Why Use Wireless Barcode Scanner

    Have you ever walked into a grocery or retail store and noticed cashiers using a barcode scanner? The conventional barcode scanners you’ve noticed may have been the wired barcode scanner; however, did you know that nowadays there are wireless barcode scanners? If you want to learn more about wireless barcode scanners and why you should […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / March 14, 2021 /

    What Are The 5 Form Factors Of Barcode Scanners?

    5 Form Factors Barcode Scanners

    With barcode scanners, inventory management has never been easier. However, have you ever wondered what the form factors of barcode scanners are? Or, do you know what a form factor is? This article is here to answer these questions for you! Barcode scanners come in different types, but they also come in different form factors […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / February 15, 2021 /

    How To Choose The Right Barcode Scanner

    How Choose Right Barcode Scanner

    Did you know that there are different kinds of barcode scanners? When it comes to choosing the right barcode scanner, it is important to familiarise yourself not only with the types of barcodes you wish to scan but the features of each type of barcode scanner.  If you would like to learn more about what […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / January 13, 2021 /

    Are Barcode Scanners And QR Code Scanners The Same?

    Are Barcode Scanners And QR Code Scanners The Same

    Advancements in technology have allowed us to elevate the way we carry out our everyday lives. An important technological advancement is the introduction of digital systems, which allow us to quickly scan product tags and manage our inventory. In terms of inventory management, there are two common codes that are used for tracking: barcodes or […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / December 14, 2020 /

    Barcodes and Barcode Scanners: How Do They Work?

    Barcodes and Barcode Scanners How Do They Work

    Barcodes and barcode scanners are widely used by various businesses. Barcode scanners, in particular, are composed of very specific parts that are able to interpret and encode barcodes. This system is quite efficient for a variety of reasons such as efficient inventory recording and centralising of digital records. However, while we know that the purpose […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / November 20, 2020 /

    Merry Christmas from ASP

    I don’t think we need to say too much about the year that was, other than we hope you are looking after yourselves and your loved ones and that 2021 will see a change for the better, for all of us. We are continuing to work under our Covid Safe Plan as we move into […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / November 16, 2020 /

    What Is The Purpose Of A Barcode Scanner?

    What Is Purpose Barcode Scanner

    You’ve probably come across barcode scanners in places such as groceries or retail stores. However, have you ever wondered what their actual purpose is? Barcode scanners provide an important asset to many businesses. It provides advantages such as convenience, efficiency and security for business owners all over the country. If you would like to understand […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / October 23, 2020 /

    Top Benefits Of Using A Barcode Scanner

    Top Benefits Using Barcode Scanner

    The importance of barcode scanners in business is often overlooked, but they are actually more important than what they are given credit for.  There are various benefits and advantages that barcode scanners can offer for your business. They can help make processes much more efficient and easier for you. Additionally, they can even save you […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / October 12, 2020 /

    Continuity of Business Under a Covid Safe Plan

    A message from Robert. Firstly, thank you to all our wonderful clients who have supported us over many years. We trust you are all taking care of yourselves, colleagues, loved ones and our community as a whole. We are also playing our part in keeping the ASP team safe as well as the wider community, […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / September 15, 2020 /

    Why Do Barcode Scanners Use Red Light?

    Why Barcode Scanners Use Red Light

    Have you ever been in line at the supermarket and noticed that when you scan your items a red light comes out? These red lights come out of barcode scanners, and the reason why they are red is actually quite simple! If you want to learn more about what barcode scanners are and why they […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / August 19, 2020 /

    Can You Scan A Different Store’s Barcodes With Your Barcode Scanner?

    Can Scan Different Stores Barcodes Your Barcode Scanner

    Barcodes have become the universal language for sales. Items for sale are assigned a unique barcode specific to its brand, make and variety. This makes it easy for sales processing and inventory. Think of barcodes as license plates, each item is assigned a unique barcode that details all the important information pertaining to the product. […]

  • by 01admin / From General / July 16, 2020 /

    How Does Barcode Scanning Actually Work?

    How Does Barcode Scanning Actually Work

    Technology has come a long way especially when it comes to processing sales and keeping tabs on inventory. Barcode scanning was designed to make sales transactions smooth and easy for both customers and the sales associate.  It is meant to automate the whole sales process from identifying the item, item details, price, discounts, and other […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / June 16, 2020 /

    What Kind Of Rays Are Used In A Barcode Reader?

    What Kind Rays Used Barcode Reader

    Most establishments that sell products and services use barcode scanners when processing payments. Barcode scanners are one of the most common and important machines used in doing business today.  Did you know that different scanners use different types of light rays? It is important to understand the components of a barcode scanner especially the type […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / April 23, 2020 /

    How To Integrate QR Code Scanning To My Mobile Application?

    Integrating QR Code Scanners To Mobile App

    The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the business world overnight. It has elevated the importance of e-commerce to a very significant level. With travel and lockdown restrictions, people are relying more and more on online shopping. E-commerce gains are starting to go through the roof. This goes to show how resilient and creative people are. And […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / March 24, 2020 /

    Can A Barcode Scanner Read A Barcode Off An LCD Screen?

    Barcode Scanner Read Off LCD Screen

    There are many different types of barcode scanners out there today. Each model and make of scanner has its own unique capabilities and limitations. This simply means that some scanners can scan certain types of barcodes while others cannot. While laser barcodes scanners have gained a lot of popularity over the years due to their […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / March 10, 2020 /

    What Are The Main Interfaces Of Barcode Scanners?

    Interfaces Of Barcode Scanners

    Do you need to connect a barcode scanner to your computer? Barcode scanners use different types of interfaces or connectors to connect to a computer. You should choose the right connection or interface depending on the POS system or software requirements. USB is the most popular and modern method of connecting a hand-held barcode scanner […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / February 24, 2020 /

    Can A Standard Bar Code Scanner Read QR Codes?

    Can Standard Bar Code Scanner Read QR Codes

    Are you wondering whether a standard barcode scanner could read QR codes? Barcode scanners play an integral part in our daily lives and are quite popular in high-performing businesses. These devices play a key role across a myriad of industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, retail, travel, manufacturing, grocery, and government institutions. They help improve the […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / February 10, 2020 /

    How To Use Barcode Systems To Track Your Inventory Automatically

    How Barcode Systems Track inventory Automatically

    It’s no secret that technology has changed the way people do business. One area where technology has had a huge impact is inventory tracking and management. Millions of small and medium business enterprises from across the world currently use some form of a digital tracking system to monitor their incoming and outgoing stock. And it’s […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / January 22, 2020 /

    Six Stocktaking Methods That You Can Use

    Six Stocktaking Methods

    Do you operate a retail or wholesale business that requires regular stocktaking? Are you wondering which stocktaking method is ideal for your business? If so, you have come to the right place. The primary benefit of stocktaking is to reduce wastage and improve the efficiency of a business. It will allow your business to improve […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / January 10, 2020 /

    What To Look For When Buying Inventory Management Software

    Inventory Management Software

    Having a successful business involves much more than sitting behind a desk and telling people what to do; efficiency is key. That is why taking control of your inventory is vitally important in order to maintain efficiency. Would you like some assistance keeping track of your inventory and avoiding things like depreciation, overstock and shipping […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / December 27, 2019 /

    What Is The Importance Of Stock Inventory Management?

    Importance Of Stock Inventory Management

    Stock inventory management is one of the more frustrating areas when it comes to running a business. And if a big range of items or products is being sold, the stock becomes increasingly more difficult to manage. However, it has to be done. Stock management has to be a priority if the business has any […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / November 21, 2019 /

    Tips, Tools And Techniques For Better Stocktaking Results

    Stocktaking Tips Tools Techniques

    Are you getting the best results possible when you conduct your stocktakes? If not, let’s take a look at some simple tips, tools and techniques to get better results. Stocktaking helps your business grow if it is done correctly. If you want the information from a cycle count to be useful, it needs to be […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / November 7, 2019 /

    What Are the Best Practices for Warehouse Stock Counts?

    Best Practices Warehouse Stock Counts

    Do you constantly suffer from inaccuracies when conducting warehouse counts? Are you using the best practices when it comes to stocktaking? Please read below to learn more. Warehouse stock counting is an important process for monitoring inventory to help ward off theft and to also ensure that you are not wasting space, or money, on […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / October 22, 2019 /

    What Are The Basic Functions Of Inventory Management Software?

    Inventory Management Software

    Are you wondering what are the basic functions of inventory management software? If so, please read on below as we delve deeper into this important subject. Getting your inventory management right is important to keep the costs under control and manage the supply chain seamlessly. Inventory management software is a computer-based system that can help […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / October 8, 2019 /

    How To Perform A Perfect Stocktake In 7 Easy Steps

    Are your stock takes accurate? Stocktaking can be time-consuming and very frustrating so we have put together a quick guide to assist you. Please read below for more details. Accurate monitoring of inventory plays a big part in running a successful business. And stocktaking is a practice that provides significant insight, while it helps you […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / August 26, 2019 /

    The 3 Most Important Benefits Of Stocktaking For Your Business

    regular stocktaking

    How exactly does stocktaking help your business? How often does your business conduct stocktaking and is it done often enough? Let’s take a look at the benefits of stocktaking below. Regular stocktaking may just be the answer to your business’s trials and tribulations. Managing your stock effectively is key to your business’s growth and success.  You […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / August 12, 2019 /

    What to Check for When Performing an Audit of Inventory

    What to Check for When Performing an Audit of Inventory

    The main reason businesses and companies perform audits is to ensure that the inventory shown on their balance sheets matches the physical inventory in storage.  Inventory includes everything from goods stored in the business/company premises, goods stored off-premises, goods on consignment with other businesses, goods on transit, supplies, and raw materials.  The process of making […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / April 24, 2019 /

    How to keep track of inventory?

    At the heart of a successful retail business is an inventory system that is managed with precision. It can take some time and years of experience to perfect this important aspect of business management, but the rewards are well worth it. In the following article, we will be taking a look at some methods of […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / February 1, 2019 /

    All About Stocktake Procedures For Warehouses

    stocktaking procedures for warehouses

    An accurate stocktake will let you manage the warehouse inventory more effectively and make informed business decisions over time. That is why it is important that you follow the right stocktaking procedures for warehouses at all times. There are many important factors to consider when stocktaking in your warehouse. Accurate stocktaking will help your accountant […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / February 1, 2019 /

    Notable Differences Between Stocktaking and Stock Checking

    difference between stocktaking and stock checking

    The inventory of a company is often one of its most important assets. They are available in a variety of forms such as finished and unfinished goods, work in progress, and raw materials. No matter what the actual inventory is, maintaining an accurate record is essential because it helps to calculate the holding cost of […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / February 1, 2019 /

    Physical Stocktaking Eliminates Discrepancies and Helps Reduce Wastage and Theft

    physical stocktaking

    Inventory makes up a substantial part of the capital locked up in a business. Keeping control of inventory is helped by physical stocktaking which is done by counting, weighing or by other means to check all items in stock. Stocktaking allows a business to check the accuracy of all stock records maintained in warehouses, goods […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / February 1, 2019 /

    All About Stocktaking Methods

    stocktaking methods

    If you own or operate a retail shop, you may already know the importance of stocktaking. In fact, stocktaking has numerous benefits for any type of business – whether a small, medium or large-scale establishment. The process may be carried out once a month, every year, or twice a year depending on the volume of […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / February 1, 2019 /

    The Importance of Stocktaking

    importance of stocktaking

    In case you are wondering why you should stocktake, you have come to the right place. Whether you operate a small, medium, or large-scale business, regular stocktaking comes with many benefits. In fact, regular stocktaking will help you find new ways to improve your business and increase profits in the long run. You will discover […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / February 1, 2019 /

    All About Stocktake Preparation

    stocktake preparation

    Being prepared for the process is crucial to the success of your stocktake. In fact, it will significantly smooth out the auditing and improve the accuracy of the stocktaking process.   Most Important Steps to Prepare For Your Next Stocktake There are many steps that you need to take before preparing for a stocktake in […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / January 31, 2019 /

    How To Conduct A Stocktake?

    how to stocktake

    An accurate stocktake is crucial in effectively managing the inventory of your business. It helps the business owner to make informed decisions when managing his/her business. A successful stocktaking process will help your accounts staff to reconcile physical stock to the inventory records, and highlight the variances and identify any issues with the stock management […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / January 31, 2019 /

    What is Stocktake in Retail?

    benefits of stocktaking

    Whether you operate a small, medium, or large-scale business, performing a complete stocktake at least twice a year is crucial for healthy inventory levels and minimising unwanted losses over time. However, stocktaking in a retail business can become quite frustrating, energy-draining, and time-consuming at times. On the other hand, the risk of serious human errors […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Stocktaking / January 31, 2019 /

    The Benefits Of Stocktaking

    benefits of stocktaking

    Stocktaking is the process of physically counting the items in your storage or warehouse facility and checking the number against the numbers you have on your records. The process can be performed every month, twice a year, or once a year depending on the volume of stock in your warehouse. Even though stocktaking may cause […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / October 30, 2018 /

    Melbourne Cup Long Weekend

    Our offices will be closed on Monday November 5th and Tuesday November 6th for the Melbourne Cup long weekend. You can still send an email to us during this time, or leave us a telephone message and we will get back to you when we return on Wednesday November 7th.

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / December 21, 2017 /

    6 Tips on How Barcode Scanners Can Improve Efficiency

    barcode scanner

    Barcode scanners are one of the most fundamental tools when it comes to streamlining your business processes. As barcode scanners are able to automate and simplify what are typically time-intensive procedures, they have been able to help companies significantly save valuable time and money. We would like to share our top 6 tips on how […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Technical Notes / August 29, 2017 /

    Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC) problems on Windows 10

    We have discovered that Windows Mobile Device Center does not work correctly on some Windows 10 installations, and in some cases, a working installation can stop working after Windows Updates.  This is apparently due to internal changes to some Windows 10 services by Microsoft. We have found that this issue can often be resolved by […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / August 4, 2017 /

    Asset Management is Critical for Public Institutions

    asset management systems

    While asset management is important for any type of institution it is particularly important for schools and other public institutions. Money is tight and you are responsible to the community for how you handle the resources you have. Unless you know where your assets are and who is using them then you are not doing […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / August 4, 2017 /

    An Up To Date Time and Attendance System Can Save You Considerable Money

    Time and Attendance System

    If you have hourly employees then you need a mechanism for tracking time and attendance. If that system is manual and time is recorded on  honor, then it is just a matter of time before you have a conflict between your payroll department and your employees. Even when you have a small staff, things can […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / August 4, 2017 /

    PDAs Provide Mobility Solutions to Business

    Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) or palm held computers have been widely marketed as mobile personal organisers for individuals but it is the business PDAs such BlackBerry that have delivered mobility solutions to corporate Australia. PDAs were initially used by individuals to simply keep notes, contacts and easily connect to the internet. Today many newer PDAs […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / August 4, 2017 /

    Buying Asset Management Software Can Save You Thousands of Dollars

    asset management software

    As a business owner what do you think you would find if you calculated the value of all your hard assets? That includes all the computer equipment, machinery and any other durable goods that you use to run your business. Would it be thousands of dollars, millions of dollars? There is no question it would […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / August 4, 2017 /

    SMART Technology Will Drive Supply Chain Management in the Future

    supply chain management

    There are a lot of really smart people out there thinking about what the supply chain of the future will look like and how information technology will help to shape that future. IBM, Oracle Software, Purdue University, the list goes on and on. That’s not really surprising since supply chain management (SCM) is such a […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / July 11, 2017 /

    Custom solutions by ASP Microcomputers

    Off-the-shelf systems don’t always meet everyone’s needs. Every business is unique, and sometimes you really need a system designed around your own requirements and working patterns. Established in 1977, ASP Microcomputers has a long history of developing functional, robust, and easy to use solutions which are designed to be reliable and intuitive. We can work […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / June 16, 2017 /

    Antimicrobial scanners for hygiene-sensitive and sterile environments

    High Performance Scanners for Sterile and Hygiene-Sensitive Applications Society is more germ-conscious than ever. It’s a trend to use devices incorporating anti-microbial materials for some specific environments to minimize the risk of spreading infectious micro-organisms and other bacteria. These scanners are loaded with the features required to perform outstanding reading performance and mobility in hygiene-sensitive […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / March 16, 2017 /

    ASP celebrates 40 years in 2017!

    Way back in 1977, when ASP Microcomputers started, we definitely weren’t thinking about our 40th birthday. From those humble beginnings, we’ve grown into a successful Data Technology company. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of our fantastic staff, the co-operation of suppliers, and the support of our many happy clients, here we are… 40 years on. […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / February 24, 2017 /

    What is RFolution!?

    Whether you’re a hardware vendor, a software developer or an end user, RFolution! solves the problems of wireless RF data collection systems for those using PC networks. Here’s how: What is RFolution!? RFolution! is a Windows PC program that allows you to: Create and test programs to operate RF Portable Barcode Readers (even without RF […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General / November 30, 2016 /

    Our history

    ASP Microcomputers is the trading name of Grayline Holdings Pty. Ltd., a privately held Company based in the Melbourne suburb of Notting Hill. ASP was established in 1977, initially as an importer of computer equipment, but we were soon designing products to sell under our own name, and undertaking design work for others. ASP’s first […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,Time and Attendance / November 2, 2016 /

    Facial Recognition

    ASP is currently evaluating a new time and attendance terminal that uses facial recognition. Stay tuned for more information. This new terminal is a breakthrough in innovation. The core algorithm and powerful hardware platform ensures that facial recognition occurs in less than a second. The advanced infrared light source enables the terminal to operate even […]

  • by ASP Microcomputers / From General,ASPluris / September 14, 2016 /

    ASPluris™ – Supply Chain Mobility in the Palm of Your Hand™

    barcode scanner

    Business initiatives are becoming more customer orientated, so it’s essential they add value to your customers while building you a successful and profitable business. The need for a robust Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Warehouse Management System (WMS) with Mobility has become paramount in realising productivity and efficiency gains in today’s competitive business environment. To […]