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We craft ID scanning in accordance with the latest trends and most reliable solutions. Among them, the PA700, which is an all in one portable ID scanning solution. It is used acrossed a variety of industries and has capabilties such as muester reporting, high resolution image capture and space available for 20,000 records of storage. The PA700 is unprecedented.

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The PA700 validates any US or Canadian government-issued ID. If it is fake or if the person is underage, you will receive a notification.The PA700 allows you to group customers and add comments and any other relevant information.The PA700 comes with the software already downloaded on it. It is ready to start scanning as soon as you receive it!

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What Do We Mean When We Say ID Scanning?

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Fake IDs

Fake IDs are becoming more and more prevalent. Keeping Identities Safe just released an article about the increase of Chinese ID counterfeiters. It is alarming to think that TSA failed 95% of its tests with undercover agents, allowing such items as bombs and banned weapons to pass through security, in many cases using fake IDs.

In an environment where the world is rife with terrorism and threats, it is important to see how we can protect ourselves by minimizing these threats. As we all know, minors also use fake IDs to purchase alcohol. According to the CDC, each year alcohol kills over 4,300 people under the age of 21. As the quality of fake IDs improves, it is important that our means of combating them exceeds these improvements. Specialized training of law enforcement officials, in combination with ID scanning technology can save money and lives. See how we can benefit your company by going to idscan.net.

Healthcare Fraud

The medical device market is moving towards barcode scanning. According to Gayle S. Putric of Plastics News, this move is due to “demands for improved identification and tracking of surgical instruments and devices.” This transition makes sense considering that this market is a $110 billion dollar industry and is predicted to reach $133 billion by 2016. The question is with such high dollars at stake, why hasn’t this started sooner? As ID scanning technology continues to advance and increase ubiquity, more agencies and businesses are making it a requirement as part of their operational practices.

 

Different government sectors such as the Food and Drug Administration are going to start requiring barcode tracking to streamline efficiency, prevent fraud and minimize loss. The importance of scanning technology can be seen in several examples across the U.S. In one case, a person committed $500,000 worth of fraud using an invalid ID. Major costs can be saved with small steps by implementing scanning technology.

 

To see how IDScan.net can help your business prevent fraud and save money, please email info@781.fdb.myftpupload.com or visit https://idscan.net.

 

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Technology Wards off Unwanted Visitors in Schools

Sex offenders? Not, in Woburn, Massachusetts. According to Daily Times Chronicle: Woburn, The Woburn School Board is taking extra precautions in preventing unwanted visitors on the school ground of Joyce Middle School. Eventually, the board plans to expand these security measures to all elementary schools in its district. What exactly is it that the schools in MA are doing to secure their school grounds? They are using ID scanning technology that scans a person’s driver’s license or any government issued ID. Once the ID is scanned, it is run against a database that screens for sex offenders and can also tag whether someone is a known gang member, in a custody battle, etc.

 

What is it that has prompted Woburn, Massachusetts and thousands of other schools throughout the country to take such action? This is probably due to the increase in violence in schools throughout the U.S. According to the CDC, 749,200 violent victimizations occurred at school in 2012. The numbers have only increased since then. While not all of this violence was induced from outside visitors, anyone trying to protect their school environment should take heed to the necessity of increasing school safety.

 

The National Crime Prevention Council suggests having a policy of “positive identification” using items such as badges to identify a permitted visitor. The technology that scans a person’s ID may be paired with a visitor badge that can be customized to identify what sort of visitor they are and how long their visit should last. This helps in the monitoring of visitor traffic and preventing unwanted incidents.

 

Whether you want to run background checks on visitors, is up to you, but at the very least, with the increase in litigiousness in the U.S., it is important that you protect yourself and your school. The knowledge that one would have to present their ID, minimizes the likeliness of them to commit a crime on campus. Please visit  https://idscan.net/wp/solutions/tablet/wizzforms-tablet/ and see how IDScan.net’s  software, Wizz Forms, can help you control who steps foot on your campus. Don’t wait until a grave mistake ensues on your campus, act now!

9 Steps to Optimize Your Wi-Fi Connection

More and more of our customer base are making the transition to a cloud-based ID Scanning solution. With this transition from localized basic ID scanning to server-side ID verification and data capture, some customers are experiencing issues with their Wi-Fi connection causing inconsistent scan times. We recommend troubleshooting using the following steps.

1. Restart the router

The Old Faithful of personal technology issues is often your best bet.  The IP connection between your device and the router or between the router and Internet can get hung up.  A restart of the router reboots all its systems, including the network processor and wireless radios.

If your router has a reset button, hold it down for a few seconds. If not, restart it by removing the cable from the power socket, waiting half a minute and then plugging it in again.

2. Move the router

Most good routers have antennas that try to provide a symmetrical ‘donut’ of Wi-Fi coverage, so when possible, place the router in an open space centrally located in your house, equidistant from its farthest locations.

The materials surrounding the router matter as well. Metal interferes with Wi-Fi signals, while wood does not. According to HowToGeek, positioning the router’s antenna vertically rather than horizontally also increases signal strength.

3. Check to see if other family members are streaming or torrenting

Intensive activities like streaming HD video or filesharing can take its toll on Internet speed.  Routers can support hundreds of devices connecting, but it’s more about what each device is doing online.  For example, if someone is using BitTorrent or if everyone is watching Netflix at the same time, this can cause an overall lag in speed.

Distance from the router is important as well. If four people are streaming video but they’re all close to the router, you may not experience any slowdowns. So if everyone simply must watch Netflix or play Halo separately and simultaneously, try to move the devices closer to the router with as little wall or floor obstructing the path as possible.

4. Check if your ISP is having a hard time keeping up

One bottleneck is how good the service from your service provider is.  A lot of ISPs oversubscribe, so you can feel the lag in the afternoon when everyone gets home.

Test your connection by running a speed test from a site such as SpeedTest.net at different times during the day.  You don’t want it fluctuate too much over the course of a day. The speed should always be at least 80 to 90 percent of what your service provider promises.

5. Run a ping test

While a speed test gauges the speed possible based on available bandwidth from the service provider, a ping test gauges latency, which is the delay in communication between your computer and a particular website on the Internet. It can tell you how good the quality of your Internet connection is.

Head to PingTest.net, where you’ll receive a ping figure measured in milliseconds. In general, lower numbers are better, but the site also gives you a grade from A to F to show how suitable your connection is for streaming and online gaming.

6. Check to see if you’re on an overcrowded channel

Slow Wi-Fi speeds may be the result of interference from your neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks as all the devices compete to use the same channel.
All routers support the 2.4Ghz frequency, which distributes traffic among a handful of channels. Dual-band routers also support the newer 5GHz frequency, which contains even more channels. That frequency tends to be less congested and therefore usually allows faster connections.

You may be able to increase your speed by switching to a less busy channel, not matter which frequency you’re on. Download a wireless channel analyzer for Windows. Macs have the tool built in; hit Option and tap the wireless icon in your top toolbar, then click Open Network Diagnostics.  These programs show each channel on each Wi-Fi frequency and which ones nearby networks are using.

7. Switch to a different channel

If you discover you’re on an especially crowded channel, you can manually change it. Type your router’s IP address into your web browser. (The IP address is usually on the back of the router, or you can google your router’s model.) You’ll be prompted to enter your username and password, after which you can click through to Wi-Fi settings and select the channel recommended by your Wi-Fi analyzer program.

8. Check for interference from a nearby cordless device

Baby monitors, older cordless phones, microwave ovens and wireless speakers are just some of the common household gadgets that also use the 2.4Ghz frequency. These can interfere with the wireless signal from your router.

Deal with the conflict by moving the router away from these devices and ensuring that no devices that could potentially interfere lie in a straight line between your router and the gadget you’re trying to get online with.

9. Get a wireless signal extender

When you start looking at homes larger than 3,000 square feet, getting good Wi-Fi signal from one corner to another can be a challenge.  Multistory houses or large commercial buildings pose an obstacle as well, if the router isn’t plugged into the broadband line somewhere in the middle.

In these cases, you could benefit from using a wireless extender. A signal extender plugs into any mains socket to rebroadcast and boost your Wi-Fi signal to those hard-to-reach places.

By following the above steps, the WiFi signal should be stronger, your device should be receiving a faster network speed, and the network connection should be more stable and consistent. This will result in faster scan times and a more efficient and accurate scanning solution.

original source: techlicious

Liquor Liability Insurance and ID Scanning Solutions: How to Cut Cost by Managing Risk

If your business sells, serves, or allows any alcoholic beverages to be consumed at your establishment, Liquor Liability protects you should your clients or patrons sue your business for damages related to their intoxication.

Food service businesses with Liquor Liability Insurance have coverage for the costs of liquor-related injuries, assaults, or accidents that occur on and off their business premises, depending on their policy.

This insurance also typically covers expenses related to violating state laws related to alcohol retail.

Liquor Liability Insurance covers the legal fees, settlements, and medical costs your business may face, up to the limits of your policy.

To protect their liquor liabilities, many bars pay $966 to $3,360 in annual premiums.

There are two ways to hit the lower ranges of the policy premium spectrum.  The first is by reducing coverage.  While this might be attractive option, do know that the average cost to defend a liquor liability claim is approximately $150,000, and the average cost of a settlement approximately $500,000, making a reduction in coverage less than ideal.  The second, more effective method is to reduce risk by following a few best practices.

  1. Create official protocol for handling inebriated guests. That way, your employees won’t have to do any guesswork. This should include action steps, such as denying service, asking for a designated driver, or offering to call a cab.
  2. Scan every ID. Underage liquor sales are a huge threat to a bar or nightclubs profitability.  All it takes is one serious regulatory violation to warrant a liquor license suspension.
  3. Pull receipts and any additional documentation. This includes time-stamped ID scans. As soon as you catch wind that there’s been an accident, physical altercation, or other alcohol-related incident, you should pull receipts. Credit card transactions are easy to pull – the receipts are often even itemized. Also note that with most ID scanning software (including VeriScan Online) reports are generated through a one click export.  Depending on your setup, cash payments may be more difficult to track. Immediately find the person who served the person involved, and ask what was served, how many drinks were served, and whether or not the server engaged the person in conversation. Document all of this. The point here is to gather evidence while all the information is still fresh in case you do wind up in court.

Liquor Liability Insurance is almost a necessity for bars and taverns – in fact, some states require it before bar owners can get a liquor license. These requirements are part of a state’s dram shop laws, which can hold bars responsible for selling alcohol to an intoxicated patron who ends up hurting someone or damaging property.  Depending on where you live, you could be sued if a patron has too much to drink and crashes their car. Fortunately for bar owners, Liquor Liability Insurance covers these lawsuits.

To get an idea of what deductible and policy limits are available for your bar, talk to your insurance agent.

Remember: Investing in an ID scanning solution can mitigate these costs by around 5% and defend against regulatory complaints. It shows good faith and cooperation with the law, providing more transparency in court, reducing the likelihood of lawsuit settlements against your establishment.

 

Tropical Isle deploys id scanner fleet

Tropical Isle, Home of the Hand Grenade, Deploys ID Scanners

Tropical Isle ® adopted a complete ID scanning solution this past Tuesday for all five of its locations in the New Orleans metropolitan area.  The comprehensive solution is aimed to both validate customers’ IDs as they enter the clubs and then retain records of said validation to eliminate risk and liability as well as adhere to regulations set up by the Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

Tropical Isle ® is one of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting NOLA.   This meant that their solution had to be compatible with IDs from all over the country.  Because of the constant in-and-out nature of their bar, they needed a device that could also record and validate an ID extremely quickly.  The VeriScan M-310S Portable ID Scanners solved both of those problems.

The owners, Pam and Earl, are the creators of the infamous Hand Grenade, New Orleans’ Most Powerful Drink ®.  They see their fair share of rowdy nights.  Because each and every ID scan is recorded, they can track and report customers who are problem-causers, as well as mark them as banned, preventing them from entrance in the future.

At IDScan.net, we love working with customers like Tropical Isle ®.  As much as they are a fixture here in New Orleans (Tropical Isle was founded in the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition) they are not afraid to change and develop as the bar and nightclub industry brings forth new challenges.  Through responsibility and efficient use of available technology barowners can reduce cost and risk while maintaining a safe and fun environment.

Next time you’re in New Orleans stop by Tropical Isle ®.  Drink a few Hand Grenades ® (AND I MEAN ONLY A FEW).  We’ll make sure a hangover is the worst of your worries.

KOAMTAC releases KDC500 Chip and Pin Scanner

“KOAMTAC has built a complete Bluetooth barcode data companion portfolio over the last 10 years, and continues to provide the most compact, power efficient devices on the market,” stated Dr. Hanjin Lee, President and CEO of KOAMTAC. KOAMTAC’s new device, the KDC500, is the latest in the long-standing line of pocket sized bluetooth barcode scanners.

The bluetooth barcode scanner is no longer a rarity in the ever evolving POS, inventory managment, and id scanning industries.   The device’s 1D laser is compatible with most product barcodes while its 2D imager is compatible with all state and federal ID formats, including military IDs.    What separates the KDC500 is its inclusion of advanced payment processing methods as well as its size and long battery life.  “The KDC500 is 50% smaller and lighter than its competitors, but with its ultra-efficient power management technique it enables a long lasting operation; up to a few weeks on a single charge.”

The KDC500 bluetooth barcode scanner is intended to bridge the gap to the Chip and Pin market in America by providing an easy to use lightweight and ergonomic Chip and Pin scanner with a multi-case form factor that should appeal to most large-scale retailers and warehouses.

For more info and technical specifications please see the press release which can be found in its entirety here.