The iPad, Bluetooth Barcode Scanners and RFID: How They Will Change Your Life
Earlier, we discussed barcode scanning on the iPad via the CueCat. Now, it seems as though more and more people are becoming interested in barcode scanning capabilities on the iPad and solutions are continuously being developed. One solution used the LXE 8650 Ring Scanner in combination with the List-In-Hand app , and another involves the Socket Mobile Bluetooth Cordless Scanner 7X, but almost any bluetooth barcode scanner can be used.
The iPad is a revolutionary device that consumers can easily carry around both in and outdoors, so when a bluetooth barcode scanner or RFID is added to the mix, the possibilities are endless. In fact, I came across one article that dubbs the iPad as the, “missing link between Internet-connected items in your home, for example the Internet fridge, and the Web.” The article goes on to say, “In the not too distant future, household appliances and other real-world objects such as cars will be connected to the Internet. The iPad may well become the connector to all of those things.”
I can’t agree more. Bluetooth barcode scanning, in addition to RFID, with the iPad will truly revolutionize the way we live, work and play. While there are already systems in place such as StickyBits, which allows users to barcode everyday objects and connect them to the internet, I think iPad based solutions will prevail because of their convenience.