Using a barcode scanner with the WrestlingIQ Kiosk
The WrestlingIQ Kiosk can be used with a barcode scanner, WrestlingIQ ID cards, or USA Wrestling card barcodes.
We recommend this Inateck barcode scanner and use that scanner for all testing related to this feature, making it the most compatible scanner. It has bluetooth pairing (so you can hook it up to a tablet at the front desk) and also reads 2D barcodes (QR codes).
Most barcode scanners should work as long as they have the following features:
- Ability to set a prefix to each scanned code
- Can read 2D barcodes (QR Codes). Scanners without 2D capabilities will still scan USA Wrestling card barcodes, but will not pick up WrestlingIQ ID Cards.
- Ideally, it can read from screens so people can save the cards to their phones. Many old scanners do not read phone screens.
In order for scans to be picked up by the Kiosk, you must configure your scanner to use the ! character as a prefix.
After you have setup the prefix, ensure your scanner is paired with your device or plugged into your computer. We recommend that you put your scanner in continuous scanning mode, or if you have the Inateck scanner linked above, the 'auto-sensing' scan mode (pg 9 in the setup booklet) is probably what you want. You might also want to configure a longer power off period such as 30 minutes or never (bottom of page 9 in the Inateck booklet).
Using the scanner
Open the kiosk website and ensure no elements are in focus (meaning, the cursor should not be in the 'name' search box). Then scan either a WrestlingIQ ID card or a USAW bar code. Here's a quick video of the scanner reading both a WIQ ID and a USAW bar code and auto checking the wrestler in.