Some IDs, badges, labels, vouchers, and asset tags don’t have barcodes printed on them. Instead, they may simply have human-readable (HR) characters or other machine-readable (MR) technologies, such as RFID and NFC.
For HR characters, codeREADr app users can use the app’s Manual Entry option. Alternatively, users can use the app’s Lookup option with database.
- NFC-enabled Android devices can read NFC tags with the built-in reader. The reading speed varies from device-to-device, with the later models generally the best.
- Famoco’s lineup of NFC readers includes the FX100, FX200 or FC300. They read NFC tags quickly. Therefore, many people use NFC readers for access control at events.
- The pcPROX from RFIDeas is an accessory that quickly reads a very wide range of RFID/NFC tags. Importantly, to connect an accessory to an Android smartphone or tablet, you need a USB-to-microUSB adapter. Ideally, the adapter should simultaneously power the accessory and the Android device. The LAVA SimulCharge product lineup is one option to test.