Barcoding Inc. Makes a Splash at Junior Olympic Sailing Festival

The Junior Olympic Sailing Festival was held in Annapolis, MD this past weekend, providing an outlet to promote the enjoyment of sailing and development of skills to young sailors and perhaps providing a pathway to the Olympics.

This year, Barcoding Inc., provided Motorola MC70 mobile scanners for festival employees and waterproof badges for each of the children, making the sailing festival safer. Employees would scan the barcodes on the children’s badges in order to properly count them before they left for the water, counting them again when they returned to ensure no one was in trouble.

Rather than keeping a written record of the children leaving and returning from sea, using a barcoding based method offers 100% accuracy. “We are ensuring that there are no manual errors that could be created by checking the wrong box, writing down the wrong name or location. If you’re barcode scanning, what you’re really doing is ensuring accuracy,” said Kyle Gold, executive account manager at Barcoding Inc.

While you may think of barcode scanners as something for retail-based businesses, Barcoding Inc.’s involvement in the festival proves that barcode technology is a larger facet of our lives that can be used to improve almost any process.

See the Baltimore Sun’s coverage of Barcoding Inc. at the Junior Olympic Sailing Festival.