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I was asked to look for a way to manage all of our computers, printers, workstations here at our office and I was asked if it was possible that we could use barcodes and barcode labels. Most of the stuff I find is geared towards warehouses that do shipping/receiving type of thing... we aren't looking for anything like that... The idea they have here is that we can put little barcode stickers on all of our printers, scanners...etc so we can keep track of everything. Has anyone heard of a possible solution to this? I will raise points if someone finds a really exceptional solution.

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by:tmj883
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http://www.waspbarcode.com/default2.asp
They have various software for limited database management...look under DEMOS to see if anything is appropriate for you(inventory software, up to 15 fields per item). Some are exportable...we use this system to maintain an information database of capital equipment with all relevent infomation including things like date of purchase, initial cost, current value, etc. It is a big help in asset control with all information tied to a control number(barcode) that is affixed to the equipment. Don't know if this helps as most people I know use export functions to a common(customized) database. Sorry, I don't know of any proprietary software that is specifically written for your purpose.
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I worked for a small County government…400 nodes, and we had pre-printed stickers that we had with the County name, barcode and the number equivalent. We then had a talented dev who wrote a system for us, that we could access from our Pocket PC’s.

It was a very manual process, but we inventoried all of the equipment and keyed it into the database. I found a small, and inexpensive audit tool called EZ audit that captured all of the PC hardware / software and most config data. We took that data and merged it with the asset tag #. The EZ audit software would then auto update the inventory database with the specifics of the PC at every log in with workstation specific changes.

We could then access our inventory system by walking up to it, scanning it with barcode readers for the Pocket PC and access our inventory data in real time. We then developed a call tracking system in house, of course liked to the hardware asset database.
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