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1/10/2018
On occasion, I enjoy riding my bicycle. It's very soothing to see the scenery, take in nature, maybe even start some small talk with a neighbor. I think I ride my bike at a pretty fast pace, but if I was in a Formula 1 race, I'm pretty sure I would need something with more power. Sometimes, that's exactly what we need in the workplace as well. More POWER. When working with built-in phone NFC Readers, it can sometimes feel like you are riding a bike in a Formula 1 race. There's a faster solution. Serialio provides a special NFC Reader called the idChamp® NF2.   What are the…
1/2/2018
Every morning, I start my day off with a cup of coffee. However, I don't have much time before I need to be out the door. Luckily for me, I can program my coffee maker to start making coffee at a certain time. This is just one example of how automation and technology make our lives easier and more productive. If not for automation, our lives would be filled with simple repetitive tasks. So why is our work life filled with those simple repetitive tasks? We are simply working harder and not smarter. This is where WebForm Rules come in to save the day. iScanBrowser with WebForm Rules…
12/26/2017
Hello.  안녕하세요.  Bonjour.  こんにちは. If you could read those 4 languages, you would be part of the 3% of people who can speak 4 languages fluently. Well, the Radio-frequency Identification (RFID)/ Near-field Communication (NFC) world is very similar to the one we live in today. There are thousands of tags that speak different languages and integrating all of them into one system can be a hard task to conquer. But with love technology, it's simple and quick. Reading RFID/NFC Tags To many businesses, RFID/NFC tags play an integral role in everyday tasks. Driving on toll roads,…
12/19/2017
I work with technology and data on a daily basis. They seem to be friendly. However, making them talk to each other is a whole different picture. The struggle is real. However, there are some ways to get RFID/NFC data straight into your mobile device. RFID & NFC Scans to iOS & Android RFID & NFC scans are sent in packets, like vehicles driving on a road. RFID & NFC scans are commonly used by applications in ASCII, DECimal and HEXidecimal formats. These data packets are sent one by one, similar to vehicles driving on a one lane road. This is all good, but what if I want…
10/25/2017
Decoding the Different Types of RFID There are many different ISO standards, protocols, and physical differences between various RFID tag types.  Choosing compatible readers and tags can be tricky, especially for an RFID novice. For the purposes of this explanation, we’ll only focus on passive RFID, specifically, Low-Frequency (LF), High-Frequency (HF), Near Field Communication (NFC), and NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF). For a little bit of background, here are some examples of how each type of RFID tag is used. Passive RFID examples: ♦  Employee and / or Student Access control…
1/25/2017
How RFID is helping law enforcement agencies work safer and smarter. How RFID Is Helping Law Enforcement Agencies To Work Safer and Smarter Law Enforcement plays a critical role in our society to ensure the safety and security initiatives of a community.  RFID technology now provides police departments, forensic labs, and even correctional institutions the ability to streamline their operations while efficiently utilizing assets, a platform for managing evidence, and a solution for restricting and monitoring access points.   Here we discuss how 3 law enforcement…
6/15/2016
So you've decided to enter the business of Amazon reselling. Or perhaps you are looking to improve your established retail arbitrage business. Whichever stage you're in, we have put together five tips to help you save time and improve your return on investment.     So you have decided to enter the business of Amazon reselling. Alternatively, perhaps you are looking to improve your established retail arbitrage business. Whichever stage you are in, we have put together five tips to help you save time and improve your return on investment.     1. Consider investing in…
6/9/2016
Even with the new iOS version in the works, most insiders are speculating that Apple will continue to limit their use of NFC technology to Apple Pay.    Since July of 2012, some Android smartphone and tablet manufacturers have provided consumers the use of their built-in NFC reader for multiple applications.  The same not cannot be said concerning Apple’s iOS mobile devices.  iOS devices contain the same NFC technology that Android has, however, Apple has not opened up the technology to third party developers whatsoever.  Now in 2016, Apple is preparing the…
9/22/2015
The top five reasons your business will benefit from using Bluetooth Technology   1. It's Wireless No cables needed! Using bluetooth technology allows for items that would usually need to be hard wired or cabled to become wireless. This in turn means portability! Barcode scanners, printers, computers, mobile devices, RFID readers, calipers, scales and more no longer require a cabled mess in order to be actively used.     2. It's Inexpensive Because bluetooth is relatively inexpensive when compared…
6/9/2015
A succinct explanation of Near Field Communications (NFC) and NFC tag uses. NFC (Near Field Communication) tags, also known as smart tags, are a type of RFID tag designed for short distance reading. NFC tags have a semiconductor chip with an attached antenna. The antenna is used to excite the chip when the reader is nearby and to communicate with the reader. The chip contains a unique ID commonly called the Unit ID (UID) or Chip Serial Number (CSN). Most chips also contain memory storage that can be used to store and recall data for user applications, commonly called UserData (UD).  …