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RFID Badge & Smartphone Credential Attendance Management Kiosk

stratus-io Time and Attendance by Cloud-In-Hand Solutions Framework with the idChamp® NF4 RFID-NFC reader provides unmatched flexibility and convenience to read every type of RFID employee ID badge credential in common use (and many not so common) for attendance, training, meetings, and emergency evacuations. The Lillitab desktop kiosk shown in this video provides a convenient secure kiosk form factor (locked with a physical key) for unattended operations. Floor stand and wall-mount options are also available. Kiosks can support many Android and iOS devices. Cloud-In-Hand Solutions Framework can also provide soft

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Forklift Driving Enabled with Employee Badge – Track Vehicle Usage – Confirm Safety

A manufacturing company was having trouble accurately understanding who was operating forklifts on-site. Forklift operators had Bluetooth Beacons that were detected and authenticated by their on-board Android application to register usage and task completion.  Operators would leave the beacon on the forklift and enable anyone to drive without proper approval and management. For example they had one report indicating an operator drove for 56 hours straight. This made it impossible for the company to understand which employee was responsible for the forklift and how effective they were at completing tasks.

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What’s the difference between active and passive RFID tags?

RFID tags are composed of several components—a micro-chip, a substrate (e.g., Mylar or plastic coating), and an antenna, which is attached to the micro-chip. The primary difference between active and passive RFID tags is that active tags incorporate a built-in power supply, while passive tags use the power from the electromagnetic wave from the RFID reader to send its data to the reader. Apart from this primary distinction, you’ll find more in-depth differences in the table below.   Active Tags Passive Tags Power Powered by internal source (e.g., battery or solar

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What are anti-metal RFID tags?

Anti-metal tags are specialized RFID tags that can be read from conductive surfaces, such as metal (something that regular tags can’t do). Learn more about anti-metal (aka on-metal) tags,  and contact serialio to speak with an RFID specialist.

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What is NFC?

NFC is an acronym for Near Field Communication. NFC is a fairly recent ‘labeling’ for a subset of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) for short-range, wireless protocols. It’s most commonly used for close-range applications (hence the “near field”). NFC has some features that distinguish it from other forms of RFID, such as the capacity for bidirectional peer-to-peer communication.  To learn more about NFC, click here.

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What is RFID?

RFID (Radio-frequency identification) is a term used to refer to technology that uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify people, livestock, assets, and more. To learn more about RFID, see our article on the topic here.

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Which scanners support which Bluetooth modes?

The chart below shows which scanners support which Bluetooth modes. An “x” indicates that the scanner has support for that mode.   BLEⓘ SPPⓘ HIDⓘ MFiⓘ Scanfob 2006ⓘ x x x   Scanfob 4000iⓘ   x x x Scanfob 4000nⓘ   x x   Scanfob 3002iⓘ   x x x KDC20ⓘ   x x   KDC20iⓘ   x x x KDC100ⓘ   x x x KDC200ⓘ   x x x KDC300ⓘ   x x x Scanfob qIDⓘ   x x   Scanfob qID (iAP model)ⓘ   x x x Scanfob

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How do I pair with my scanner?

BLE mode app connects directly to Bluetooth device the only OS that needs to PAIR the BLE device before app connects is Windows (depending on what app is used) SPP & HID mode pairing is done in the OS Bluetooth settings app MFi mode pairing is done in iOS Bluetooth settings app Android iOS Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Bluetooth SPP Bluetooth MFi Bluetooth HID (“keyboard mode”) Bluetooth HID (“keyboard mode”)

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