QR Code based payments coming to Hong Kong’s rail network

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MTR plans to implement a payment system that uses quick response codes. In an official statement released by MTR Corporation, Hong Kong’s rail operator, the company announced that it intends to implement QR code based payments on existing AFC (Automatic Fare Collection) gates. Passengers will be required to pre-generate a QR based transit code. The new QR Code based payments system will be built on a travel first and pay after payments model. Under this new system, passengers will need to pre-generate a quick response based transit code to enter…

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EMVCo publishes new QR code standard for mobile payments

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The payment standards body released a new publication to provide technical specs for the use of quick response codes. EMVCo recently published the “EMVCo QR Code Specification for Payment Systems: Consumer-Presented Mode” as a QR code standard ahead of moving toward their use. The publication provides a definition of the way quick response codes function as a single-direction communication between a mobile app and the point of interaction. This represents the first official step forward for EMVCo when it comes to QR codes. EMVCo is a payments standards body. It…

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QR code lawsuit aimed at Bath & Body Works for patent infringement

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A Texas company alleges that the retailer is guilty of unauthorized use of patented technology. Texas company, Symbology Innovations LLC, has filed a QR code lawsuit against Bath & Body Works, alleging that its patent has been infringed upon. The complaint, is U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 6:16-cv-02197. Symbology Innovations alleges that a recent unauthorized QR code ad by Bath & Body Works infringed on patents. The QR code lawsuit point out that Symbology was issued the ownership of patents ‘752, ‘773, ‘369 and…

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QR codes help Texas town improve restaurant transparency

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Little Elm is using quick response codes to improve the efficiency of its health services department. In Texas, the town of Little Elm has decided to add QR codes to the technology that is being utilized by its health services department, in order to help to improve efficiency when it comes to the effort to maintain transparency with restaurant inspection results. Several officials have pointed out that the new software system has already been installed and is now being used. Through the use of this new system, it is possible…

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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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New tech based on QR codes motivates investors

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A tweaking of quick response codes let consumers authenticate products with a smartphone scan. A company called Expander has just managed to develop a technology based on QR codes in order to mark various products with unique fingerprint-like barcodes that will give consumers the ability to verify their authenticity in a way that would be nearly impossible for scammers to be able to replicate. This led to a pitch by Ollie Langridge that was exceptionally impressive to investors who were keen to take part. The idea is to provide barcodes…

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QR codes provide Epson projector connectivity

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This new business device has been designed to make it easier to share content with other smart devices. Epson has now announced the launch of a new portable business projector device that has been designed with connectivity through QR codes that will enhance the ability to provide an experience that crosses over to many different devices. The quick response codes make it possible to share content and collaborate nearly instantaneously. With these QR codes as a part of the Epson portable projector, collaboration and sharing is simplified regardless of where…

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QR codes and barcodes celebrate technology anniversary

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Forty years ago, last week, the first UPC code was scanned on a package of Wrigley gum. The barcode, which is now standard on product packages, first had its start forty years ago, and the first one to be scanned was in Ohio at the Troy supermarket, on a Wrigley gum pack, long before the idea of QR codes and other scannables that can be used with today’s smartphones. Despite the fact that those traditional barcodes have been around for so long, they’re still going strong. Scanning the 10-pack of…

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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 codes in Boone County, Kentucky, win library award

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History associate, Kaitlin Barber has been awarded with the top prize for her barcode project. Kaitlin Barber, a history associate for the Boone County Public Library has now received an award from the Kentucky Historical Society for her project using QR codes in order to enhance the ability of locals and guests to the area to be able to learn about the county’s history. The project used barcodes to be able to link physical locations throughout the country to digital information. The use of the QR codes added a high…

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Next generation of QR codes may be coming

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Visually appealing QR codes may be on their way A new generation of QR codes may be dawning thanks to researchers from the United Kingdom’s University of Nottingham. The researchers have developed what they call “Aestheticodes,” which are QR codes that are designed to be more visually appealing. QR codes have become a staple of marketing and many companies use the codes to interact with mobile consumers. The black and white blocky patterns of the codes have been criticized by consumers in the past, however, with many people claiming that…

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