Barcodes are automatically read when a USB barcode reader is connected (keyboard emulation). If an event is configured with a matching barcode trigger, the action will be performed.
Scanning NFC tags
NFC tags are automatically read when placed near the device. If an event is configured with a matching NFC trigger, the action will be performed.
- Display an image, video, or sequence when a specific barcode or NFC tag is scanned.
- Display a web page from by a 3rd party service related to the scanned barcode or NFC tag.
- Automatically add data to the screen to control volume, standby, brightness or advanced stack item conditions with custom barcodes and NFC tags.
To display a dynamic web page for many barcodes, add
~barcode in the address for the web page action. This will be replaced with the barcode. For example
http://www.example.com/shopping.php?barcode=~barcode would display the web page
http://www.example.com/shopping.php?barcode=123456789 if the barcode
123456789 was scanned. Use
~nfcTagText for NFC tags.
Send phone to a custom web address
A phone or tablet with NFC support can also be placed near a digital signage player to open a web browser and load a web page. To configure the destination web page address, set
nfcUrl to the address of a web page. The nfcUrl setting can be added as data to the screen, sequence or item.
To complete the NFC transfer, the digital signage screen must be touched.
||Send a phone or tablet near to the screen to a web address.|
Note: NFC does not function when the digital signage player runs above the Android screen lock.