This blog post is sponsored by Datalogic.

Datalogic is a global manufacturer of mobile computers and handheld scanners that are designed to meet the needs of retailers in the data capture environment. The company’s strong partnerships, combined with a commitment to continuous innovation, improvement and high-quality products, has been the foundation for its success for more than 45 years. PDI is one of those partners. Together with PDI’s enterprise management software, Datalogic provides Falcon™X4 and Skorpio™X4 mobile computers, Gryphon™ scanners and other products to create a full solution offering.

Datalogic hardware streamlines business at the store level throughout the c-store environment. Their mobile computer solutions are used to provide time saving automation to improve efficiency and optimize inventories. Convenience retail, along with the transportation, logistics, manufacturing and healthcare industries, are the main types of businesses leveraging Datalogic solutions. For c-stores, Datalogic solutions help improve operational productivity.

As the c-store environment continues to change, offering food capabilities, along with expansions into additional areas, the technology needs change with it. Running an efficient c-store means leveraging mobile computers, scanners, PDAs, tablets and other solutions to manage day-to-day operations. 

Some c-store operators attempt to reduce costs upfront by introducing consumer-level hardware (iPads, Android tablets, etc.) into their environment. These options are typically only effective in the short-run due to the amount of use and wear-and-tear they receive within c-stores. To address these challenges, Datalogic and PDI have introduced durable, reliable technologies designed to stand up to the rigors of c-store use. The investment in these solutions increases productivity and reduces the total cost of ownership.

Datalogic’s primary goal, both with direct clients and partners, is customer satisfaction, and they attain this goal by providing top-level product quality. PDI and Datalogic work together and with customers to ensure their products are aligned and functional with each update. This partnership provides solutions with proven capabilities between the handhelds, scanners and PDI software. PDI and Datalogic created an alternative for the Windows Mobile Device center as a new enhancement to provide a long-term stable method for transferring data between the handheld and PDI software.

PDI has collaborated with Datalogic for almost two decades on hardware design to meet the unique needs of customers. Through this partnership, Datalogic has created a series of devices that protects the customer’s investment while aligning with the solutions offered by PDI.

If you’re interested in learning more about Datalogic’s solutions, make sure to stop by their booth at the PDI Partner Showcase, or by the PDI Technology Solutions booth during UC18 to see the new Falcon™X4, Skorpio™X4 and Gryphon™ scanners, along with other new mobility and scanning products.

About Datalogic
Datalogic is a global technology leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, specialized in the designing and production of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement and safety, vision and laser marking systems. For more information on Datalogic and their products, visit their website (

About PDI
PDI helps convenience store retailers, petroleum wholesale marketers and carriers worldwide thrive in a digital economy with enterprise management software. Over 1,500 customers operating more than 200,000 locations trust PDI to optimize their entire operations whether they are a single site, multi-site, dealer or a franchise operator. PDI’s enterprise software, wholesale and logistics management software solutions and retail back office systems have been designed around the evolving needs of customers for more than 35 years. We reimagine enterprise management to help our customers transform their business and deliver exceptional experiences.