Bar Codes – Not Just For Groceries Anymore

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Guess what happened on June 26, 1974? The first product with a bar code was scanned at a check-out counter, it was a 10-pack of Wrigley's Juicy Fruit chewing gum. Patented in 1952, the barcode took about 50 years to become commercially viable, including advances in standardized formats and scanner systems, and boy has barcode scanning sped up getting our groceries, library books and clothes home, safe and sound.

With all of your daily duties, why not use barcode scanners to eliminate the burden of manually entering in attendance data? Over the years, COMET has tested and implemented multiple barcode scanners that are both compatible with the COMET system and reliable. From Bluetooth to USB-powered, we’ve got you covered.

One of the biggest barriers that prevented our users from utilizing Unsupervised Scanning or Front Desk Recording in COMET was the fact that the hardware can be downright expensive. As a solution to that, we’ve recently tested an affordable alternative to some of the predecessors that we can recommend. From first-hand experience, we’ll argue that it works just as well at a fraction of the cost compared to scanners used with COMET in the past.

If you’ve been thinking about using scanners for attendance in COMET, click the link below to check out the latest and greatest piece of supported technology. If you need any assistance with the setup or just want to bounce a few questions off of us, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Taotronics USB Wired Handheld With Auto Sensing from Amazon
 

p.s. If you remain intrigued, click here for more fun facts in Barcode History!

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