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NFC and Barcode Tracking - How to Keep Your Children Safe

Posted by Amelia on May 10, 2019 4:02:56 PM

There are many fears running through the minds of parents, but the biggest fear of any is whether or not their child is safe. With security cameras and home security systems, we put a lot of effort to ensure safe surroundings for our little ones. When our miniature selves begin roaming on their own two legs, the fear of them becoming lost is a never-ending battle. We can’t always keep our eyes on our children, but recent developments with barcodes and RFID tagging have derived some very realistic ways of keeping track of our most valuable possessions even when they’re out of sight.

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Topics: 2D, smart phone, barcodes, barcode app, scanning app, safety, RFID, SocketTalk Home

How Barcode Scanners Compare to Scanning Apps

Posted by Amelia on Apr 26, 2019 2:27:47 PM

A host devices’ camera is designed to take pictures, not to decode barcodes. Scanning barcodes requires a careful two-step process; focusing the device’s camera on a barcode to be clear on the screen, then scanning. The user then must toggle out of that device’s screen to view anything other than the scanned barcode. This affects the speed of the workflow. Every barcode must go through the same process – refocusing, then scanning.

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Topics: barcode scanner, 2D, smart phone, barcodes, App, barcode app, scanning app, SocketTalk Home

Why Barcodes are Used

Posted by Amelia on Apr 26, 2019 2:15:48 PM

Using barcodes strictly for scanning barcodes while shopping or for inventory management are a thing of the past. A simple code that has gone from 1D to 2D, scanned on paper and then scanned on screens, has become a pervasive necessity for every single item that we purchase or use. Who knew that from a mere grocery store, our everyday barcodes would evolve so much in the way they’re used and the industries that they are used in.

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Topics: Socket Mobile, barcode scanner, 2D, barcodes, SocketTalk Home

Reasons to Choose 2 Dimensional Barcode Scanners

Posted by Amelia on Apr 25, 2019 5:59:03 PM

Imagine scanning tickets for a special event. Hundreds of people flood in line, requiring multiple ticket-masters to check in patrons. Tickets were bought online, so some people printed their tickets while others saved the tickets on their smart phones. Some guests even have online coupons for their tickets, requiring a 2D imager to scan printed or on-screen tickets, as well as printed or digital coupon codes.

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Topics: barcode scanner, 2D, SocketTalk Home