Small tea growers receive QR code identification card to verify identity


The first wave of cards have been issued to Assam members of the Tea Board of India. The Tea Board of India has started issuing new QR code identification cards to its Assam small tea growers. The first group of growers now have their cards in the Bongaigaon District in an event held by the board’s executive director. Members of the small tea growers tea association in that region received the first batch of I.D. cards. Identification systems among the small tea growers in the Assam state of India has…

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Patents for keyless QR codes locking systems being sold

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ICAP Patent Brokerage is selling the patents that use quick response codes and smartphones for locks. In a recent press release, ICAP Patent Brokerage had revealed that it would be selling a number of patents that disclose a type of system and a method for controlling locks (such as in the case of business, home, and hotel doors) that use QR codes and smartphones. This technology would eliminate the requirement for traditional metal keys or plastic programmable cards. The patents that use these QR codes as a part of the…

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QR codes at Verizon may replace login names and passwords

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A new authentication option could come in the form of quick response codes that can be scanned. Verizon Enterprise has announced the launch of QR codes as one of two components in a new authentication option within its universal identity mobile security service. What must now be seen is how many companies will actually find quick response codes useful in this form. Among the goals of these QR codes is to help to phase out the use of traditional login names and passwords, which are becoming rapidly and increasingly problematic.…

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QR codes help students learn to garden

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Fifth graders from Sangster Elementary are teaching kindergarteners about growing plants. Sangster Elementary has created a unique digital program that allows fifth graders to use digital presentations to be accessed by way of QR codes, to be able to show kindergarteners some of the basics that they need to know about gardening. The children then learned what would be required to plant flowers and vegetables in a real garden. The various specific plants were selected so that the kindergarteners would be able to scan the QR codes and learn how…

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QR codes provide a new kind of work for stonemasons

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As quick response codes become more common on gravestones, stonework is becoming more sophisticated. The use of QR codes on gravestones in order to make it possible for mourners and gravesite visitors to be able to scan in order to learn more is a growing trend, and the feature is being offered by cemeteries in locations across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, and other countries around the world. The barcodes are added to gravestones to provide more “room” to add information about the deceased. Space on a…

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QR codes to be used for medical history tracking for marathons

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The Cellcom Green Bay full and half marathons will use quick response codes for emergency data. With only just over a month to go before the Cellcom Green Bay full and half marathons are set to begin, participants for this year’s event are now receiving emails that request information about their medical history, and this will be incorporated into QR codes to make them readily accessible when the day does arrive. This use of quick response codes is meant to make it easier for emergency responders to access medical information.…

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QR code mobile payments system patent received by

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This has now become the only American patented product with quick response code based transaction checkouts. A mobile payments startup from Santa Ana, California, called, has just announced that it has received US patent 8,677,116 for their secure transaction that uses a QR code in combination with sound and radio waves and push messages, as well as for secure logins. The company’s mobile payments system uses the barcodes for the checkout and transaction process. It is a system for one click mobile web payments that is designed specifically for…

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QR codes help to tell the history of the historical buildings of Dalian

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Quick response codes help to provide smartphone users with more information on the region. Dalian, a port city located in the northeastern part of China, has a long and complex history with influences from other cultures and countries that have contributed to much of the events and architecture of the region, and now these stories are available through QR codes. These quick response codes are available on a number of the historical buildings in the city. Now, many of the historical buildings in Dalian feature boards with QR codes that…

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QR Codes And Gamification

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QR Codes And Gamification There was a time in the past when games were synonymous with kid stuff, an immature pursuit, something not indulged in by grown-ups. “Do you think I’m playing games here?” was a rhetorical question thrown at someone who was apparently not taking something as seriously as they should. Games and QR codes are a sound marketing strategy when merged together But that was then, this is now. Games are a big part of today’s culture as the Age of the Geek continues its mighty rule. Consequently,…

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QR codes likely to be found on UK energy bills very soon

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Ed Davey is placing the pressure on suppliers to add these quick response codes to invoices. The U.K. secretary of energy, Ed Davey, has been placing pressure on energy companies to add QR codes to the bills that they send out to their customers, to provide them with quick and easy access to their usage information as well as other helpful data. A simple quick response code scan could show a customer how much gas and electricity they have used. Scanning the QR codes can also help consumers to be…

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QR codes bring consumers directly to your business

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Quick response codes are expected to take off this year as they never have before. QR codes and other forms of two dimensional barcodes that are compatible with mobile devices (such as smartphone and tablets, among others) are expected to achieve broad scale use among consumers, this year, after having been consistently popular among brands and marketers for some time now. These quick response codes provide consumers with rapid and direct access to information, deals, and more. Consumers are looking for a better and faster way to gain access to…

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