The RESCO Electronics Blog

Charles Fisher

Charles Fisher is Director of Sales of RESCO Electronics, a manufacturer of electronic assemblies and a value added reseller of auto ID equipment . Charles is a seasoned International Sales and Sales management professional with over 20 years in the electronics industry with extensive experience with Auto ID and data collection solutions, wire harness and electro-mechanical manufacturing, and supply chain solutions. During his career Charles has held positions with Milgray Electronics, Bell Industries, All American Semiconductor and Reptron Electronics. Charles is a graduate of the William Penn Charter School and Saint Joseph’s University with a degree in International Relations. He currently resides in Maryland with his wife and 2 daughters.

Recent Posts

Finding a Manufacturing Partner that is the Right Fit

Posted by Charles Fisher on Jul 12, 2017 9:35:00 AM

Most of you reading this will have purchased a home at some point in your life. In many respects picking a contract manufacturer for your company to partner with is a similar experience. You are making a major decision that can have a major effect for years to come and you have multiple stakeholders who all have different ideas about what is the best fit.  At the end of the day, you need to differentiate your “must haves” from your “would likes”.  And just as importantly, project what your must haves are going to be in the coming years.

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Topics: Supplier Selection, Supply Chain and Procurement Strategies

A Primer on Barcode Symbologies

Posted by Charles Fisher on Feb 9, 2017 9:15:27 AM

When you are beginning the process of engineering a data collection platform, one of the most important steps is to utilize the barcode symbologies that best fit your requirements.  Here are some items for your team to consider when determining which symbologies to use:

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Topics: Auto ID Design, 1D Barcode Technology, 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, Auto ID Product Design

Unlocking the Promise of Embedded Barcode Readers and Other Data Collection Tools: Part 2

Posted by Charles Fisher on Apr 13, 2016 11:30:00 AM

In part 1 of this blog posted last month we discussed what an embedded barcode reader does
 and how the type of data desired to collect will determine the type of scanner needed and what aspects of engineering must work harmoniously for successful implementation.  Now we will focus on the latest trends with embedded scanners and the consequences of a bad reader choice.

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, 1D Barcode Technology, Auto ID Product Design, Auto ID Design

Unlocking the Promise of Embedded Barcode Readers and Other Data Collection Tools: Part 1

Posted by Charles Fisher on Mar 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

In this two part blog series we will discuss the promise of embedded barcode reader options,
considerations for successful implementation, and the latest trends with embedded scanners.  We will start off by talking about what an embedded barcode reader does and how the type of data needed to collect will determine the type of scanner needed and what aspects of engineering must work harmoniously for successful implementation. 

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, 1D Barcode Technology, Auto ID Design

Net Big Savings by Outsourcing Higher Level Assemblies

Posted by Charles Fisher on Jan 13, 2016 9:02:00 AM

In today’s competitive market, every company is looking for a cost advantage.  Sometimes that edge comes from working with your contract manufacturing partners to develop a lower cost design, other times it comes from finding off shore sources for sub-assemblies, or perhaps it comes from implementing cost saving inventory replenishment programs.   But what happens when these strategies are exhausted or just don’t generate the savings you need?  One often overlooked option is to work with contract manufacturing partners that can build higher level assemblies.  A few contract manufacturers like RESCO Electronics can take advantage of their lower cost structures, lower cost manufacturing facilities, and electro-mechanical expertise to lower your total costs by doing just that.

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Topics: Supply Chain and Procurement Strategies, Supplier Selection

When Your Design Should Use a Scan Engine vs. A Fixed Position Reader

Posted by Charles Fisher on Sep 23, 2015 7:36:00 AM

In June of 2015 the race horse American Pharaoh accomplished what no thoroughbreds horse had accomplished since 1978 by winning the Triple Crown. Engineers today are striving to hit a different triple crown with every design….Smaller Footprint, more capabilities and lower overall system cost. When designing an embedded barcode solution, one option that may allow your engineering team to meet these challenges is to utilize an embedded scan engine. We will look at some of the additional value a scan engine can bring to your design over a fixed position reader.

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology, Supplier Selection, Auto ID Product Design

The Evolving Functionality of 2D Barcode Readers

Posted by Charles Fisher on Mar 11, 2015 6:53:00 PM

On June 26th 1974, the era of barcoding began when the UPC code was read on a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit gum at a grocery store in Ohio. During the next 40 years, the use of barcodes has grown to where we see it in every facet of our daily lives including UPC codes on a gallon of milk, QR codes in magazine advertisements, and 2D codes on hospital patient’s wristbands that provides the caregiver with patient data. Over this time, the technology around the barcodes themselves, as well as the hardware, has evolved and continues to evolve today.

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Topics: 2D Barcode and Vision System Technology