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Thank you to our sponsors, partners, vendors, and our customers! We could not have made it to 35 years without you. We appreciate you joining us for our celebration.


Event Sponsors:

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Event Details


November 12, 2015

3:00PM – 7:00PM

AB&R Headquarters
3431 E Elwood Street
Phoenix, AZ 85040


AB&R’s 35th Anniversary – Read the Press Release


AB&R’S Then & Now

In celebration of AB&R’s 35 years, we look back on technology and how it has transformed our business into providing our clients with proven services and solutions.[toggle title_open=”Barcodes & RFID” title_closed=”Barcodes & RFID” hide=”no” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]From Barcodes to RFID…


The development of barcodes changed the way businesses manufacture, ship, and inventory goods. We continue to be driven by regulations and standards for improvements that offer safety to our workers and consumers. Using barcodes remains and will not be obsolete anytime soon, however, the RFID technology has began to make an impact on gaining data in real-time to allow faster and smarter decision making and an overall increase in productivity. RFID has many components that can be designed to integrate into existing systems or stand-alone. RFID can read codes, include sensors for identifying things like temperature or vibration, be used to trigger alerts or actions, and software/hardware/tags can all be configured in ways to get the information you’re business is looking for. [/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Wi-Fi” title_closed=”Wi-Fi” hide=”no” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]From the World Wide Web to Enterprise Wi-Fi…

Remember the days when Internet didn’t exist? We have come a long way in a short amount of time. From dial up modems to consistent increasing internet speeds to Wi-Fi in our home, office, and warehouse. The internet has changed how we interact on a daily basis and of course, how we conduct day to day business transactions. Now we connect our mobile devices, scanners, ERP, field and remote workers, to powerful Wi-Fi inside and outside our facilities for the highest productivity and customer satisfaction.[/toggle]
[toggle title_open=”Mobile Computers” title_closed=”Mobile Computers” hide=”no” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]From Desktop Computers to Mobile Handheld Computers…
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In today’s world, it’s typical for your business functions to include some sort of computer along the way.  Advancements in technology have allowed us to take those bulky desktop and personal computers and make them small, portable, and rugged. Mobile Handheld Computers are often simplified into just a scanning device, however, mobile computers can scan barcodes or RFID, connect to wi-fi and provide data in and out of your ERP system for data in real-time and visibility into all of your critical assets. Mobile computers are versatile and available with many different styles, configurations, and features.  Mobile computers are made to withstand harsh conditions and challenging environments, can be mounted to forklifts, in vehicles, anywhere within the warehouse, and offer the option for mobility. We have worked with all types of businesses facing a variety of challenges and have the expertise to identify specific mobile computers for our clients to fit their specific needs for a successful solution.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Cloud Storage” title_closed=”Cloud Storage” hide=”no” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]From File Cabinets to Storage in the Clouds…
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The days of file cabinets and hard copy storage are beginning to move further and further into the distance. Business organizations are taking advantage of cloud storage and hosted applications whether servers are on-site or in remote locations. With this digital shift in storage, new types of concerns begin to come forward such as space, backup, and security. These new challenges helped AB&R to formulate their own capabilities with a secure model for hosting and managing any applications offered by AB&R. The benefits of hosted and managed offerings vary from the type and size of an organization, however, when IT resources are readily unavailable to your business a hosted plan can help your organization decrease downtime and lower the costs of outside IT consultants. Assessing your current systems and resources would be a great place to start if you’re thinking that it’s time to make a change to cloud storage or even a hosted model.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Enterprise-Ready Devices” title_closed=”Enterprise-Ready Devices” hide=”no” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]From consumer-grade cell phones to enterprise-ready, rugged smartphones

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When AB&R was founded many technologies were not even in existence. There were many steps in terms of telephones that got us where we are today such as pagers, car phones, the large brick cell phones, flip phones, and more. Today’s Smartphones have influenced the way we do business with instant information and connection to the world. As the Internet of Things (IoT) – a way to connect mobile devices, to people, businesses, and collect data, devices must be enterprise-ready. We now have devices with the same look and feel as a smartphone or tablet in the field that scan, capture, print, take photos, and still withstand extreme temperatures, large drops, water submersion, and more. For many of our clients investing in enterprise-ready devices increases the mobility of the workforce leading to an increase of overall productivity.[/toggle]

[toggle title_open=”Automation” title_closed=”Automation” hide=”no” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” read_less_text=”Read Less” include_excerpt_html=”no”]From handwritten and daunting manual tasks to Automation with Barcode and RFID TechnologyHandwritten_Scanners

From shipping to receiving and asset to inventory tracking there have been major timesaving developments over the past 35 years. Prior to Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and even the computer we used a pencil and paper to take inventory, send and receive shipments and many other tasks. With technology such as barcodes, scanners, RFID, and readers we have seen improvements in productivity, reduction in the amount of time it takes to complete those tedious manual tasks and complete solutions develop. Barcode technology includes the applications that create barcodes, the barcode printers, labels, supplies, in addition to the way we collect the data from barcodes – for example a barcode scanner. Barcodes and RFID help to automate an organization, increase accuracy, and provide data capture for overall visibility into your business. If you’re still using pencil and paper, your business could be missing out on streamlining processes and increasing profits.[/toggle]


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